Dirty love.

Katie Kleinjung Thailand 2 Comments

I think I am a super shallow person. Like, my contentment is really fragile and based on, well, a shallow/trivial set of circumstances I see as acceptable. Before you get all judgmental, let me explain. Then, by all means, judge away. The last three weeks have been horrible. I mean, not super awesome. Stephen’s surgery went. That’s it, it just …

Things We’ve Learned From Surgery

Katie Kleinjung Thailand 0 Comments

As you may or may not know, Stephen had a disease called Ulcerative Colitis. It got to a point where he was no longer responding to treatments and if we wanted him to be better, surgery was the only option. Immediately we saw all the ways God was providing: we had the time in our schedules, flexible work situations, health …

A Letter to our Son

Katie Kleinjung Life, Our Family, Thailand 1 Comment

      Dear Baby K, Right now you have been growing steadily for about 30 weeks. Which means we are roughly 7 months along. You’re inside, doing your thing, making hair and nails and bones and learning to swallow, and we’re out here watching you punch and kick my belly like a tiny (adorable) alien. Here’s the thing, sweet …

Vulnerability

Stephen Kleinjung Thailand 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about this upcoming adventure and how much I’ll be asking of total strangers and friends. I mean, let’s be honest, being a missionary essentially makes you a professional beggar (at least it can seem that way on the outside). That being the case, I want to make sure that you know who you are supporting. …

The Fire

Stephen Kleinjung Life, Thailand 1 Comment

So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them. Daniel 3:26b,27 There seems to be a …

The Things You’re Not Supposed To Say

Katie Kleinjung Life, Our Family, Thailand 0 Comments

This whole season has been pretty intense. I mean, honestly, just being married is pretty intense some days, and it’s still relatively new to us! But aside from that, all the changes, the big decisions, the baby, getting ready for transition (or, more accurately, living in a constant state of transition) and now finding out Stephen needs to have major …

Saying Yes – Part 3

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Once we decided Stephen needed to step down from his job at our church, it was like a match was lit on a gas trail in our lives. Things started moving at warp speed, all pushing us toward Thailand. All confirming what we knew to be true, our lives were going to be about being missionaries. I, Katie, have been …

Saying Yes – Part 2

Katie Kleinjung Thailand 0 Comments

As January passed and winter slowly made its way through our part of the world, discontentment and a deep feeling that something was ‘off’ started kneading its way through our hearts. As soon as we said yes to whatever it was we were saying yes to, God started shifting and molding our hearts in new ways. We knew we were …

Saying Yes – Part 1

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I looked around at the boxes and thought to myself, are we nuts? Those common, human, insecure feelings and thoughts  were gnawing at the edges of my mind as I wrapped yet another Ball jar in a scarf. Is this irresponsible? What will people say? Will people understand? Will people support us? How can we explain all this so everyone …