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I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.

-Anne Frank

13 Reminders for the TCK’s “Trip Home”

I’m flying to the USA soon. By the time this gets published, I’ll probably be there already. We’re going back to visit friends and family, and I’m tremendously excited.

But to be frank, going back to my passport country is nerve-wracking. Every single time. 

Rest Triumphantly

No one would blame me if I crawled into my bed and slept for days or binged TV or spent hours doing nothing. After all, as every single person in this world is saying, it’s been a year.

But we aren’t called to to that.

As children of God, we are called to triumphant rest. 

Leave Your Side of the Diamond

The delicious pasta with melting cheese and bolognese sauce. The vanilla bean gelato with balsamic vinegar*. The cobblestone streets and squares. The weathered stone walls and arched windows, and low spires. Bologna, Italy. Something is wondrous about travel. It reminds you of all the possibilities, all the diversity, all the beauty in this world. The… Continue reading Leave Your Side of the Diamond

Every Story is Part of His Plan: Interview with Adult TCK Liz Lovelace (part 4)

That helped me accept that God had this plan for me to grow up this way. Accepting that it was good for me. God’s plan for other people was to go to college with people who were born in Wisconsin, grew up in Wisconsin, and never left Wisconsin. I think understanding that God has a plan for all of us and our formative years, whatever that may be, they shape you as a person, and that’s all part of God’s plan too.

Global Nomad, Think You Are Accepting? Think Again.

I’ve heard it said that Third Culture Kids are some of the most accepting people in the world.
With all the exposure we’ve had to different cultures, ways of thinking, and kinds of suffering, you’d think that’d be true.
But are we, really?

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