As a Fulbright alumna, I can say without a doubt that the Fulbright program changed my life. The journey to apply and receive a Fulbright and the journey of actually moving abroad to teach English as a Fulbright grantee were some of the most challenging times of my life. But I can also say without a doubt that I learned so much. I wouldn’t change being a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for anything.
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So, what are we supposed to be learning from the coronavirus? I still don’t know exactly, and it’s probably different for every person, but I thought that this article would be a good start for me to figure it out. Written by Mark Oden, a pastor in Naples, Italy, the article ” 8 Things the Coronavirus Should Teach Us, ” has changed my perspective. I am reminded of God’s peace and prompted to cling to his promises. Here’s my response to some of the points Oden made, and make sure to let me know what your thoughts are in the comments!
The Faith Confession from Heidelberg Catechism Question 1 says “Christian, what is your only comfort in life and in death?” In being asked that question, I realized that I didn’t know how to go about seeking Comfort in God–not six months ago or right now during coronavirus. Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (TLB) This is what brings me comfort now, “In fact, all things must work together for my salvation.”
It’s March!! (Wow 2020 is already going by so so fast!) So for March Madness, I’m bringing in some Fulbright Madness, which I believe accurately represents the entirety that is Fulbright. Specifically, the Fulbright application. Yeah, Fulbright fellowships look shiny on college applications, and they should be because they are incredible and challenging, and competitive, …
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Leave it to Fulbright Andorra to teach me about putting my hope, faith, and trust in the right things. In the reality of COVID-19, where your hope is matters! Hebrews 6:18-20 says our hope is an anchor for the soul. If Christ isn’t our hope, then something else will be, and it will disappoint… …
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The message that Dr. Tony Evans taught this past Sunday answered two questions for me about the coronavirus, or COVID-19: “Why is this happening” and “What do we do”? This blog post is how I’ve been convicted to respond. May we all rely on Faith: an anchor in distress during coronavirus, COVID-19.
As a child, one of my favorite games to play with family and friends was Hide and Seek. I can’t describe what it is about the game–the challenge of trying to find a secret, hidden place in the house or the careful pursuit of tracking down your friends who so magically disappeared as soon as …
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We pray to God for courage to make a decision or stand up for what is right or try something new. But what about courage for other things? Do we need courage to be patient, to endure a tough situation, or to wait instead of rush? This post is about having godly courage to act, wait, and endure.
If living abroad meant that I could experience the educational and professional perks and benefits that I mentioned in my previous post but none of the personal and spiritual benefits that I’m about to outline below, I’m not sure I’d be so anxious to go abroad again. When it comes to benefits of living abroad or …
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