Today is December 23rd. The day before Christmas Eve.
Even though it doesn’t feel like Christmas here in Germany because we’ve had spring-like weather for weeks, Christmas is still coming! Maybe that fact fills you with joy and anticipation, as you eagerly await celebrations, gatherings with family, gift exchanges and church services. But maybe the reality of […]
A couple weeks ago my hubby took me on a birthday date to a jazz concert. The Dieter Ilg Trio offered a fantastic evening of musical entertainment and delight by taking classical pieces and adapting them into a jazz format. A perfect evening out!
In a flyer advertising the event, we could tell that […]
‘But…I’m no good at speaking,’ Moses countered when God said He wanted to use him to rescue the Israelites.
‘But…I am too young,’ Jeremiah retorted when he heard God’s call.
‘But…I am the worst of all sinners,’ noted Paul.
How many times do we offer ‘Yes, but…’ answers to God?
Have we ever considered that […]
What we meant to do was simply pick up a document that his wife was translating for us, necessary for us to register our marriage here in Germany.
What we ended up doing was staying for almost an hour and a half, listening to him tell stories of fleeing the Communists in Czechoslovakia, ending up […]
Yesterday I got hit for the first time with the stress of everything I want to get done before Christmas. I had all these great aspirations a month ago to be on top of things, but I have no idea where the time went! It seems like suddenly today is the deadline, and I still […]
Sunday lunch at Oma’s after church: roast beef with homemade noodles and salad. That has become a tradition for us since moving to Germany. It is great to spend time with family on Sunday afternoons (and not need to cook!) Of course it isn’t complete without coffee and cake too, and maybe a game of […]
Merry Christmas everyone! I’m so thankful for the gift of Christ, and that we can celebrate Him all year ’round, but be especially reminded of Him at this time.
Mogi and I are in Kentucky this week, visiting my sister and her family. It’s been a great trip so far! Sledding (we really had a […]
Wow, God is amazing! His love is extravagant and he has truly lavished it on us.
To start with, after making travel arrangements for over Christmas, we wondered a bit at our financial situation and acknowledged that we may have to be more cautious in the future. As we were discussing it the next day, […]
One word the Lord has put on my heart this month is joy.
Christmas-time is a season where we should be experiencing joy, but many people don’t. “The holidays” are often filled with the most family tensions, the most suicides, the most discontentment. It’s the end of a semester in schools, and there is the […]
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