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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…

Red Car Conversations & Cafe Photoshoots

Yesterday was incredible. Sometimes, just sometimes, I love people. I had been badgering the son of the woman who hosted us in Dublin, a deputy editor for a travel magazine, and after about a month of interrogation, I finally had the chance to sit down with him and interview him for The Podcast. Today, he flies to LA for two days for a photo shoot. And since he works for an airline company, I imagine him hamming it up with champagne and some classy dinnerware. Say hi to my parents for me? I met him on the west side of…

Beginnings and Ends

Sublimation: a phase transition from a solid to a gas, without passing through an intermediate liquid state of being It’s been nearly a month since we left the torrent of Middelburg and began the adventure of Dublin. But where does this adventure actually begin? I can’t draw clear lines between one experience and the next, as they seamlessly flow together. I think. Did my adventure of Dublin begin with the moving process away from Middelburg? Did it begin with the formal conclusion of my time in university? How am I supposed to measure my personal growth, or organize life-changing experiences…

How was your spring break?

Lille, France With our heads held high and voices as nasal as possible, we marched to France. It was our first time traveling together. Tía Maguiña is a stylish woman, mixing Spanish emotion with French elegance. Her food is amazing, and her house is charming and light. Thai on a Tuesday night, fairy lights twinkle…

Defining My New Year

You know she played the fiddle in an Irish band/But she fell in love with an English man What a busy holiday season! A brief update: I finished my 5th semester of school and only have one more left, flew home for 12 days to enjoy Christmas with my family and friends in the States, and then flew back through Brussels to spend New Year’s with my housemates. Since last time I’ve written, I was let go/quit/contract expired from my hotel job, and now have a new hotel that I’ll be trying out these next few weeks, as well as…