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Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Pride and Prejudice Quote

The Asperger's traits addressed in this post include:
*Boredom with small talk
*Too quiet or too talkative
*Difficulty communicating

Mr. Darcy: I fear I am ill-qualified to recommend myself to strangers. . . . I have not that talent that some possess of conversing easily with strangers.

Elizabeth: I do not play this instrument so well as I should wish to - but I have always supposed that to be my own fault - because I would not take the trouble of practicing.

How this topic relates to Christian living:

I Corinthians 13:1
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Friday, June 5, 2015

14, 15, Foreigner

The Asperger's traits addressed in this post include:
*High IQ and high level of talent
*Too quiet or too talkative
*Honesty and bluntness
*Much time spent on introspection

About a year ago, I received a suggestion from an anonymous reader to write about what it's like for an Aspie to study a foreign language for the ministry (as opposed to academic reasons). The same person also requested info about being an Aspie on the mission field. I'm a missionary kid (MK), and I studied Japanese with tutors, at a Japanese elementary school part-time, through an after-school program, at church, at Bible camp, and last but not least, in drama club.

I thought often about this topic of learning another language, wondering how to scrape the surface of an experience I spent my life on from ages 3 to 17. Here's the answer!

14, 15, Foreigner: Sharon Rose's Diary as a Missionary Kid in Japan

This new blog contains the story of my time as a missionary kid in Japan in 1998, the year I turned 15. The posts are taken directly from my diary, with the added sparkle that my years studying English Language Arts were able to provide. Here's your chance to see what it's like to try to learn a foreign language while being a foreigner yourself.

How this topic applies to Christian Living:

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.