Europe

Some of you are packing your bags, and with that, packing up a life overseas. There is so much that goes into this – from the practical, like tickets and packing, to the reflecting and the goodbyes. Today we hear from a blogger/writer Becca Garber who has been overseas with the military. As she packs [...]

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Embrace the Chaos

by Editor on January 3, 2014

We are happy to welcome guest writer Michael Andrzejewski to A Life Overseas. As you read his story take a moment to be aware of the gift of chaos on your life right now. How can you embrace it as the divine provision that it is? Normally supper starts out calmly at our house. We [...]

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Happy Birthday, A Life Overseas!

by Editor on November 17, 2013

When Angie Washington and I dreamed of a safe place online for people in the trenches of working and ministering overseas, written by people living and ministering overseas. We wanted a community where honest conversations and gritty realities were honored, a space where challenge and encouragement could be shared with respect and intention. And now, [...]

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Photo Contest: The Face of My Nation

by Editor on June 9, 2013

We were so thrilled to have had so many wonderful submissions for our internationally-flavored photo contest from readers last week. The theme was Face of My Nation, and I think you’ll agree that these pictures paint beautifully the people that our community here at A Life Overseas is blessed to interact with daily. Here’s how [...]

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Celebrating 100 Posts!

by Laura Parker on May 31, 2013

Well, friends-from-all-latitudes, it’s been a pretty amazing first six months here at A Life Overseas. When Angie (from Bolivia), and I (Laura, moving from SE Asia to Colorado at the time) first talked about creating an online space to honestly talk about what it means to serve internationally, we weren’t sure if the idea would [...]

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The New Year is upon us and many of us find ourselves wanting to see some things happen differently in 2013.  Diets are started, churches attended, gyms joined, addictions abandoned as part of our resolutions and then within a few weeks we slowly revert to our old habits and behaviors.  I must admit that I’ve [...]

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Next Door Neighbors

by Angie Washington on January 18, 2013

This is a get-to-know-you post! In the comment box leave the answers to one or more of the following. Questions: 1. Where do you currently reside? 2. What languages do you speak? 3. What is the proper greeting ritual in the nation where you are currently living? 4. What’s the craziest thing you have eaten? [...]

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Politics: Always great dinner conversation

by Justin Schneider on December 7, 2012

Only a month ago, the United States completed the most expensive, (seemingly) longest election season ever.  If you thought you could avoid this through international living, I hate to burst your bubble, but it just gets more complicated. In this blog post I want to make a few practical recommendations on how to handle politics [...]

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10 Reasons Not To Become a Missionary

by Laura Parker on October 16, 2012

1. Don’t Become a Missionary if You Think You Are Going to Change the World. First, high expectations doom to disappoint, but, also, maybe your desire to change the world is trumping your desire to serve. Ask yourself if you would be happy moving overseas to a much harsher environment in order to quietly help a local, while getting [...]

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