5 Reasons NOT to Travel

Not many blogs today are going to discourage any readers from traveling, but, though I believe in the power and importance of cross-cultural experiences and travel, sometimes we need to check our motives. This post is a follow-up to my last, "5 Reasons to Travel" (sorry I didn't post this a week later like I originally said...first... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye (and Understanding Home)

Home is one of the most powerful motifs I've ever found in literature or theology.  In my senior's English Literature class we're reading Robinson Crusoe (I needed something in our textbook that would hold their attention amidst senioritis better than old poetry they couldn't understand--remember, English isn't their first language). At the beginning of the story... Continue Reading →

Adventure: Reflection and Looking Ahead

  Seven years ago today I embarked on an incredibly transformative life-adventure: backpacking through Europe by myself for 3.5 months as a freshly graduated 22 year old. I spent time journaling and reflecting this morning. Here's today's entry: January 14 [2017]: On this day seven years ago I flew from St. Louis to Dublin. That... Continue Reading →

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