Monthly archives: March, 2013

Beautiful pain!

How can something that results in so much pain be so beautiful? This was the question that went through my head as I stared at the plant in the window. It had such beautifully colored flowers on it but behind those flowers was a long stem of huge thorns! It reminded me of when we…


Give me a break!!!

I don’t know about you but every time I hear this phrase I can’t help but think of the song from the Kit Kat candy bar commercials “give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.”  Well if it wasn’t in your head before it is…


You Can’t Always Get What You Want But…..Sometimes You Get What You Neeeeeed!!

I love how God gives us exactly WHAT we need, WHEN we need it, even if WE don’t KNOW what we need!  That’s exactly what happened to me this past weekend.  As you know from my last post I’ve been struggling recently with the effects of Culture Shock.  Thankfully, by the end of last week…


I’m Shocked!!!

This past week I went through my first bout of Culture Shock.  I knew it would happen sooner or later but in all honesty I expected it to be later. Culture Shock is the feeling of disorientation, sadness, or annoyance when living in or visiting another country.  It can be caused by language differences, change…


Week Six

Some of you already know, but this was Week 6.  It is an important week in language learning and cultural adaptation.  It is about this time that things get difficult, learning slows, and the mind begins to reject your new surroundings.  It is also known as “hell week” if you are going through Navy SEALs…