unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […] Read More

how to survive as an indecisive decision-maker

Find the word “indecisive” in the dictionary, and my name’s likely there. I am quite an indecisive person in a world requiring constant decisions. As […] Read More

how to wisely volunteer abroad

A white, privileged young person decides to take their privileged position and transplant it into a developing community. Maybe a far-fetched notion, but it’s becoming […] Read More

Christianity is dead.

What a great question, one that, for some, might be coming out of the blue. Is Christianity dead? How could you even think that? Let […] Read More

prayer anxiety is real.

Every month, I like to establish a new habit or two for myself. It’s an opportunity for incorporating new ways to refresh my spirit. Mix […] Read More

REAL tips for a mentally ill teacher

Health education has greatly improved since my time in school. Rather than just focusing on the human anatomy and nutrition, we’re beginning to expose students […] Read More

a mid-service recap: WorldTeach American Samoa

While I cannot begin to encompass my service into a neat package, I want to share some highlights for my mid-service in American Samoa as a WorldTeacher. And no, it’s definitely not all picturesque ocean views and beach days.

stuck in the middle…but still dreaming

Are we wrong to be daydreaming, longing for what can be? All the ways we might flourish…whenever the time arises? The answer isn’t as simple as we’d like.

come home to yourself for the holidays

Usually during the holidays, we think of the car rides and flights that will carry us home. Wherever that may be. Around the corner or […] Read More

what I believe: one God, one love

Despite my passion for the metaphysical, I realize I’ve neglected to share what I believe. My religion, or my spirituality, if you will. It’s evident […] Read More