I half-apologize for the silence on my blog lately. Not really, though, because things haven’t been all that silent in our home…
Two weeks ago our little girl surprised us with her arrival!
Jael was born on January 12 at 12:47pm, after a very short and uncomplicated labor. I want to […]
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 […]
I haven’t suffered very much in my life.
But all in all, I am not familiar with sorrow, tragedy or distress. Not the kind that I’ve been reading about in the headlines […]
Growing up in Canada, I used to eat pankcakes for breakfast, watch Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday evenings (cheering of course for the Edmonton Oilers), and was used to traffic being backed up because of a stopped train.
A few weeks ago when my 1-year old son and I hopped on a plane to […]
‘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 […]
Small hands digging through a bowl of dusty flour and baking soda, searching for a few more chocolate chips in the batter.
Leaping from the 5th step into Auntie’s unexpecting arms.
Using the only words he knows – ‘da, da’ – and pleading eyes to ask me to do up his jacket before heading outside.
This past weekend I attended my first funeral in Germany. Sure, “there is a time for everything,” but when the “time to die” (Ecc. 3:1-2) hits, it’s never easy.
I didn’t know the man very well, but I remember that he laughed often, and seeing his lifeless body was so surreal. That, combined with yesterday […]
No matter what time I wake up each morning, I am never, ever surprised that the sun is shining.
Why is that? Why am I never taken aback when I see light, colors, brightness? The question actually is, why SHOULD I be? Not once in my life has the sun failed to shine. There has […]
Sun shining; house cozy warm from the heat of the oven, which contains a 12-pound turkey; smell of apple cider and cinnamon candles; husband peeling potatoes and me kneading dough; table set and awaiting guests.
It’s Thanksgiving. Autumn is here – my favorite time of the year!
Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, between 100 and 200 A.D., these stone walls were part of the “Limes” – a Roman wall of military defense that ran along parts of their empire. Thirty thousand soldiers were stationed along the Limes, controlling traffic between the Roman provinces and the area inhabited by Germanic tribes. It […]
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- Why the Little Things Matter to GodI half-apologize for the silence on my blog lately. Not really, though, because things […]
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