Reflections

Patriots of the World

http://www.utahpeoplespost.com/2014/05/american-kids-safe-on-their-soil-says-study/I may have mentioned before that I worked retail in a certain popular old country store/restaurant.  Every Spring, the store sets up a large display of fantastically patriotic red, white, and blue items in preparation for the 4th of July.  There are several variations of American flags on shirts, scarves, mugs, earrings, necklaces, toys, etc.… Continue reading Patriots of the World

Featured TCKs

Featured TCK: Evan

Welcome back readers! I've got another Third Culture Kid for you all to hear from.  Remember Paul from last week?  Well, Evan is Paul's big brother.  As I mentioned in my last post, Paul and his brother Evan were in the same dorm as my sister Melody and me.  I've included a picture of all the… Continue reading Featured TCK: Evan

Featured TCKs

Featured TCK: my sister Melody

So my last post told you a bit about how my oldest brother Nate felt about being a missionary kid growing up between multiple countries.  You can see my post entitled Featured TCK: my brother Nate. I asked my sister Melody to answer the same questions about her experience, and I was very excited to see how her… Continue reading Featured TCK: my sister Melody

Featured TCKs

Featured TCK: my brother Nate

As a matter of interest, I decided to send out some questions to my siblings about their experience as a missionary kid.  Today, I will present the answers given to me by my oldest brother, Nate.  Next time, I will post the answers given by my Sister Melody.  You will notice that both siblings have… Continue reading Featured TCK: my brother Nate

Reflections

Grown-Ups

When I was in Thailand, it was normal for us to have as many as 20 guests over for lunch every day.  It was part of my parents’ job description to welcome incoming missionaries and help them settle into Thailand.  My parents were more than happy to have guests over for meals, and so it… Continue reading Grown-Ups

Reflections

Don’t Take My Word For It

Welcome back readers! I was reviewing my blog stats today, and I'm excited to report that this blog has been viewed in 16 countries! That includes Pakistan, Albania, Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, and Greece, among many others.  On that note, I'd like to say that I would love to hear from you, wherever you are!  What's… Continue reading Don’t Take My Word For It

Reflections

Life above dreams

Can you name the speaker?  Albus Percivel Wolfric Brian Dumbledore.  Otherwise known as... that old guy from Harry Potter.  One more thing you'll learn about me is that I LOVE Harry Potter.  I know there are ethical issues with it among the Christian world, but to me, it's a great story with some powerful lessons… Continue reading Life above dreams

Reflections

The Accidental Chameleon

I think people easily forget that when TCKs return to their “Home Culture” (or their passport culture), they often experience culture shock.  I think I mentioned before that I was 8 when we returned to the US, but I had never lived in the US for more than a month (that I remember). When a… Continue reading The Accidental Chameleon