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Expanding Worldviews

I Hate the Great Halloween Debate! Do you get tired of hearing the debate year after year on whether or not Christians should celebrate Halloween??  I know I did!  When my hubby and I started having children we had to make those important decisions for our family.  Will we celebrate Halloween?  Will we do Santa …

Christmas on Halloween?!Read More »

TCK

What is a TCK? Before we get to what a TCK believes, we have to know what a TCK is!  The term TCK stands for Third Culture Kid.  Ruth Van Reken from TCK World says, “A third culture kid is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside …

30 Things Third Culture Kids BelieveRead More »

Christmas

A Christmas Eve service seemed normal enough.  We’d attended this infant church, housed in a tent, for the nine months we had so far spent immersed in Korean language study.  Tomorrow would be our family’s first Christmas in our adopted country.  When the pastor told us about a 10:00pm service this evening, we readily agreed …

Christmas Memories in South KoreaRead More »

Culture Shock

Culture Shock! It can hit at any time. It rears it’s ugly head without any warning. Symptoms include irrational fears, anger, frustration, tears, utter shock, desires to be a hermit, changes in appetite (i.e. needing more chocolate than normal), not wanting to get out of bed, forgetting how to speak, the desire to go back …

To the Mom Living with Culture ShockRead More »

The Bryant Family Spotlight! I am so excited to put my family in the spotlight for you.  You guessed it!  We are the Teach Me Joy family!  This will give you a close, inside look at our family in Papua, Indonesia and how we live here. Let Me Introduce My Family Luke is my husband …

Family Spotlight! Flying in PapuaRead More »

{This post may contain my referral links. You can Click Here for my full disclosure policy.} We are looking for quality Doodles to feature in our newest eBook of Fun Facts Around the World!  Not only will chosen doodles be featured in the new eBook with your name, you will have a chance to enter …

Around the World Doodling Contest! – Ends 1/30/2018Read More »

Meet the Kincaids! Introducing the Kincaid Family!  This special family has done mission work in so many different places.  You will love learning about Todd, Christie, Michael, Adam & Madison and the work they currently do in Rome, Italy!   Introduce your family to us. I married my husband, Todd on August 17, 1991.  For the …

Family Spotlight! Working With Refugees in RomeRead More »

This year I participated in a guest series on the blog Paradises Praises.  It was a fun Christmas series focusing on Christmas around the World.  I wanted to give you a list to the blog posts for your own benefit.  Enjoy reading about how Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world! {This post …

Christmas Around the World at Paradise Praises!Read More »

It’s fall, but not on our tropical island!  What do you do when you want to have a sledding party, but there is no snow and no sleds?!    Find a big grassy hill,  Grab as much cardboard as you can,  Load up a pick-up truck with all your friends!   {This post may contain my referral …

Tropical Sledding: Making Your Own Fun Overseas Series!Read More »