Tag Archives: Ways of life

Sorry! Coughing leads to translating confusions

When I was just getting to know my future husband, something he did always puzzled me. Occasionally I’d have a cold or a tickle in my throat and cough, and he would always say, “Sorry.” When this first happened, I … Continue reading

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Matthew 18:15-17 model of marriage resolutions?

An interesting Huffington Post article about New Year’s resolutions¬†got me thinking. I rarely make New Year’s resolutions because, like so many others, I find that resolutions made on any day of the year without serious follow-up are doomed to fail. … Continue reading

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What if you have more than 1 ‘Home for the Holidays’?

A recent radio promotion encouraged listeners to submit reasons why they should be sent on an all-expenses-paid trip “home for the holidays,” and the radio station would then select people based, presumably, on how well they asked. For instance, one … Continue reading

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The art of self-entertainment (and are we losing it?)

Give a man to fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Give my husband a soccer ball, and he becomes a little kid again. (Hehe…) Some of … Continue reading

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My tribute to ‘Weird habits developed after living abroad’

Half-burned matches lying on kitchen counters! You have to read this article: Weird habits developed after living abroad | Matador Network in its entirety, but this was one of the most hilarious images to me. I’ve seen the same thing, … Continue reading

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Cultural differences in celebrating birthdays

So many times, you never realize how different you are from other people until the difference smacks you in the face. Or in this case, smacks you on your phone bill. My childhood family always celebrates birthdays with Hallmark or … Continue reading

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Is social media sharing compatible with the Christian walk?

Don’t get me wrong; I’m comfortable using social media. I’m active on Facebook, Twitter and beginning to be on Pinterest as several of my friends are raving about it. But the more I hear about and share through social media, … Continue reading

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Buying a house during a housing slump

Not sure how or why this happens, but my husband and I seem to be bucking trends lately. At a time when the housing market sinks to new lows (this MSN article cheerily concludes the slump is far worse than … Continue reading

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The beauty of international travel

I’m preparing to travel to Chile soon, so please forgive me if I neglect this blog in the next few weeks. When I return, though, I hope I’ll have lots of stories to tell! It’s my first trip to South … Continue reading

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How to deal with pop culture … across cultures

Often my husband surprises me with just how much he knows about U.S. pop culture. He said he watched a lot of U.S. movies before he came here and used them as “study aids” to learn more about the culture. … Continue reading

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