The Culture Shock Diaries #003

Today's edition is short. Listening to the Black Berea podcast today reminded me of how many dreams regret robs us of, and how intoxicating nostalgia can be. Regret romanticises the real grit and ugliness of success. Meanwhile, nostalgia hides us from the true need for constant progression. While away from home it is easy to [...]

The Culture Shock Diaries #001

千里之行,始於足下 - A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I have been in China for nearly 8 months. I am currently going through what many expats call 'culture shock' or a crisis of feeling stressed and upset about being in the Middle Kingdom and away from home. For me, this seems [...]

How married can you be?

  He met her when he was 16. After first glance, he knew she was the one for him. She had bright eyes, she had smooth skin, she was soft spoken. He liked the way she treasured God above all else. She experienced similar feelings. He had a chiselled jaw, he was funny, and he [...]