Permission

Katie Kleinjung Life, On Being 0 Comments

I have a friend from college, more of an acquaintance really, who is a film-maker, a writer and director.  Super cool, right? You, like me, might wonder how she became these things and when her career started. Let me tell you how it all went down: she said she was a film-maker. As simple as that. She has proclaimed she …

On Being: A Missionary

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, On Being, Our Family 0 Comments

A lot of people ask us what life looks like right now. Well, there’s a lot of this. Shepherd  being cute and/or weird, and Stephen encouraging it and me being the lap on which to sit. We knew that this time period was going to be about us being together as a family and healing before we leave. There has …

Suffering // etc, etc // Hope

Stephen Kleinjung Life, Missions, On Being, Thailand 2 Comments

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation …

On Being A Missionary: Packing up a Life

Katie Kleinjung Life, Missions, On Being, Thailand 1 Comment

I’ve always been a bit of a clinger. To things, that is. I’m really sentimental. For example, when we were first pregnant with Shepherd, like all of my closest friends were pregnant too. So, the sentimental person I am, needed pictures with each of these friends. There’s one that was taken like two weeks after we found out we were …

On Being Mad.

Katie Kleinjung Life, On Being, Our Family 0 Comments

  WARNING: This post is honest, not super pretty and doesn’t have as super great ending with a pretty bow on it mostly because my life is a constant, ever evolving thing and very few things have a clear ending…or a bow. Read at your own risk. If you get offended, guess what, you’re the one reading. So stop. (Winky …

On Being Scared

Katie Kleinjung On Being 0 Comments

One of the hardest things for me to reconcile, to work out with fear and trembling, is the relationship between faith and fear. It seems, at least for me, that the two go hand in hand. When I am on the brink of experiencing something amazing in God, I’m also generally the most scared I’ve ever been. Whenever God has …

On Being {A Missionary}

Katie Kleinjung Fund Raising, Life, Missions, On Being, Thailand 0 Comments

I’m starting a series called “On Being” where one or both of us will share what we’re up to in one sphere of life or another (ie: being missionaries, being parents, being married, being residents of Thailand, and so on). We get asked a lot what we’re doing now to prepare for Thailand. What does being a missionary now mean? Well, for starters:  It …