Tag Archives: God

Arabic Lesson with a Friend

Through the alley, up the stairs, I ring the door bell It sounds like a song bird. “Marhaba Habibti!” We kiss, one, two, three, sneak in four times because I really love her. She brings tea. She brings the fan. … Continue reading

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Month in Jordan Update

What has been on my mind? We’ve been in Jordan just over a month now. God, what is my prayer? I am afraid of missing out… I’m here for a short time… I want to meet people, practice Arabic, serve, … Continue reading

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Traveling to France and Jordan

We left for a mini-vacation/layover in France on August 1 then left for Jordan on August 7. First we arrived in Thibvillers, France and stayed in the cutest little old barn converted into a cottage. Some friends were kind enough … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre

  I just finished reading Jane Eyre and wanted to record my impressions and thoughts about it. When I began, I thought I was going to hate the book because I had seen trailers for the movie (I had never … Continue reading

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Hijab

When I lived in Jordan in 2015, I remember meeting an American, Christian girl who chose to wear the hijab in Jordan. Just in case you are not aware, Jordan is not a country that forces women to wear hijab … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts Before Moving to Jordan

A few random thoughts as we prepare to move to Jordan… Our flight there is August 1st and our return flight is for January 31st. Spices— call me a weirdo, but I’ve really been obsessing over what to do with … Continue reading

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Why Does Beauty Hurt?

Why does beauty hurt? Tell me, am I the only one? The thought hit me as I sat alone on a hilltop over a lake. The emotions were hard to put into words. The beauty and peace surrounding me gave … Continue reading

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Why do I have hope?

A few years ago, during college when I was still living at the Duffy house with roommates, I wrote out, “Why do I have hope?” on a chalkboard in my room. Over the years I have been writing out answers … Continue reading

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Trying to Sleep

Written in March, 2017 — again while job searching. Lying in bed, crying because I am anxious. Crying because I’ve been lying here for hours and I can’t close my eyes because my thoughts are too loud. I have a … Continue reading

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Church Anxiety

So, I’ve been anxious at church for several months now… after the mingling ends and people get settled in their seats to listen to the sermon, I feel my heart rate rising and I glance around to see how accessible … Continue reading

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