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coping skills PhD Life work

new chapter

Finished! I finished my dissertation. I finished my phd program. at the end of this journey was an unexpected sense of drop, a sense of fall, or a loss, letting go all of a sudden of a goal I had worked towards intensely for the past six years. As much as pushing towards finish line […]

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faith

for power is made perfect in weakness

On the fourth of July, we celebrate the declaration of independence as a nation on July 4th, 1776. As we reflect on this day, celebrating the independence of all people of this nation, it is meaningful to remember the Juneteenth Day Celebration as well, the declaration of emancipation of slaves in this Nation on June […]

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academic PhD Life reflections theology

pre-defense reflections

I feel so thankful for getting to write my dissertation on trauma and also for the defense that is scheduled for tomorrow. I am feeling thankful that the defense is tomorrow, and also thankful as if I already passed my defense even though it hasn’t happened yet. Over the weekend, I was feeling dizzy, which […]

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academic faith PhD Life

Dissertation defense preparation reflections – 20210627

People share all kinds of feelings and thoughts on social media. But I have not come across how one feels on the days leading up to a dissertation defense. Past couple days I have been feeling dizzy and also somewhat paralyzed. Overwhelmed with having gotten here? Joy and happiness? My dissertation defense is 3 days […]

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christianity sermons theology

do not lose heart

Dear God, we pray that you would open up the scripture to us today, making it real in our hearts and in our minds. Teach us how we can have hope in you. Teach us not to lose heart. Help us to know the comfort you offer us in our suffering.   In the second letter […]