Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Okay. So last blog, I discussed an opportunity. I've had the chance to talk with some of you about it, but here it is: I am in the process of applying for a teaching position in South Korea! I don't know 100% that this is the direction I'm supposed to go in, but I figured-- I'll apply, and if it's not God's will, He'll shut the right doors for me. But basically, I'm waiting on some reference letters and then it'll all get sent in.

What I know about the program:
- It's headed up by Korea's department of education
- I would be teaching English (obviously)
- I would be in a public school
- I would be the only foreign teacher in said school
- I would be there for a year
- I'd have my own apartment, etc.

What I don't know:
- Where I'll be placed (assuming it all goes through and I decide to go)
- How to speak Korean.
- What age group I'll be teaching (I requested middle/high but it's first-come-first-serve as far as the applications and preferences go)

My parents and friends are all being super supportive, which I'm soooo grateful for. I need all the prayer I can get... But this could very well be what I'm doing until August 2012 (ignoring the fact, of course, that the world is ending sometime around then).

Thanks for all your prayers and such!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I have come upon... an opportunity. It would involve the next year of my life and some major life changes. I just wanted to ask for prayer for guidance in this decision, because it appears that doors are opening, but I just want to be sure.

Thanks for praying. More later-- if I decide yes. :)

Monday, March 7, 2011


God is really talking to me about surrender and what it means- I keep running into it all over the place. And I think it will be my focus for Lent. And i'm excited. And scared. Because surrender has never been my strong point...
I've always thought of Lent as a time to "give things up." This year, I have been struck with the idea that it is also a time to focus on something-- And since God seems keen on this "Surrender" idea, I suppose I should hop in and buckle up.
This might be a particularly difficult idea, because I'm also struck with the understanding that I tend to "surrender" things in order to get my way. You know-- if I let God have this, he'll see how good I'm being, and will give me something I want. Well, today He and I discussed how this ulterior-motive thing is just not going to work out. Yes, he wants to do good things in my life, but no, it won't be as a reward for "being good," and no, he's not withholding those things because I'm "not good enough yet."
It should be an interesting forty days, but I am looking forward to picking God's brain on the subject, on the implications it will have on my life, and well, what's going to come from it!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Well, I didn't get a "yes." But I got a "no."
I've been thinking a lot about where to live after college, where to work, what the heck to do with my life... you know, normal post-grad stuff.
I had been throwing around the idea of Miami for a while. Random,I know, but the idea was there. Well, as of this morning, it's not. I felt a total and definite "no" about that direction.
So apparently, we're working in reverse, here. You would think it would be easier, more logical, and more efficient to go the other way, but hey- this is God's game, not mine. And I guess he wants to work backwards.
I wonder when the "yes" is coming...