Progress

“We all want progress.  But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be.  And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.  If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and…

Life Lately + Photos

Other than English lessons, I haven’t had to work this week because my boss is on night duty. That means I’ve done a lot of walking around, catching up on sleep, reading, and watching some of my favorite t.v. shows online. Today has been absolutely beautiful, so earlier I walked to Grafton Street, watched street…

The Northern Ireland Coastline

Last weekend, my friend Julianne was visiting and we took a day trip to the North, where we saw the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the Giant’s Causeway coastline. I was expecting both places to be beautiful, but not as utterly, breathtakingly beautiful as they were. God also blessed us with the most beautiful, sunny day….

Fullness

Life has been really full lately. Normally I might use the word busy, but to me busy implies you have too many things going on that you’re not fully engaging in any of them. So I use the word full, because in the midst of working, taking trips around Ireland with visitors, spending time with…

Hannah’s visit in Photos

I have fun with my sister anywhere, but it was especially fun being with her in Ireland. She is the most easy-going person I know, and was content with doing the simple things that make up my life here. When I didn’t have to work, we explored Dublin, took the train to the seaside town…

I don’t want my life…

…to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. I want people to look at my life and know that I couldn’t be doing this by my own power. I want to live in such a way that I am desperate for him to come through. That if he doesn’t come through, I am screwed.” -Francis Chan

Hope

1These are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders of the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon 10’For thus says the Lord; When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will…

Oslo, Norway, Day 3

Day 3 started by taking a short boat ride to the Bygdøy Peninsula. We actually thought it was an island until I just looked it up. Whoops! We walked around and were soon hungry, so we stopped for waffles and coffee, and apple cake and coffee; the paparazzi followed us again, and these silly birds…

Oslo, Norway, Day 2

We slept in till 9 on day 2 and ate a breakfast of peanut butter sandwiches and fruit at our hostel. Then we set out. We passed this semi-sketchy flea market under a bridge, walked past the National Theatre, across this bridge, and saw lots of these license plates. In the afternoon we walked to…

Oslo, Norway, Day 1

Hannah, Carlos and I took an early-morning flight on Friday and arrived in Oslo mid-morning. The airport RyanAir uses is about an hour outside of the city, so we took a bus to Oslo’s central “bussterminalen.” The scenery along the ride was beautiful though, so I didn’t mind. When we got off the bus, the…