From December, 2018

Diakonos

By George I think I’ve found it! I think I found the church that I’m meant to be a part of while I’m here in Dublin, and I feel so good and so relieved and so happy, I feel like I’m flying on the wings of Jesus. There are old people, young people, contemporary music, great sermons, are incredibly friendly and welcoming, and have a ton of different languages and nationalities present. It’s not too big, not too small, and seems to be growing rapidly while keeping it’s feet firmly planted in what matters most about teaching the Word of…

Dublin Writer’s Museum

“I think being a woman is a bit like being Irish. Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second best all the time”–Iris Murdoch Lately I’ve been trying to get a job working at a museum. I don’t think it’s going to work, but nevertheless I’m trying. The museum that I had my eye on, other than my favorite Leprechaun Museum (see Ireland spring break post in March 2016), is the Dublin Writer’s Museum. So today being another day off for me, meant that I went on a little field trip with a side solicitation. And then my…

Not a Work of Art

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end”–Alex quoting John Lennon Happy December! Last time I wrote, I wasn’t in a good place. My control issues were controlling me, and nothing was going my way. All I wanted to do was throw in the towel, kiss Ireland goodbye, and go back to established relationships and familiar places. I had hoped that my trip home for Thanksgiving and my sister’s birthday would help reset me, and give me enough motivation to keep going. Like usual, I was right. I had one of my best…