Don’t you wish it were possible to bottle up memories? To preserve them in a jar that you could open up any time in order to relive the joy of precious moments?
My past few weeks have been filled with memories I wish would linger longer so I could savour more. My husband and I and our […]
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 […]
The current refugee crisis is exactly that: a crisis. A very complicated crisis, at that. Believe me…I happen to be living in one of the European countries taking in the most refugees.
I’ve seen the Facebook posts (and debates), read the news articles, watched the YouTube clips, and no, the solution is not simple. But neither is it […]
“House Sugary House.” That’s what my attempt at translating the phrase “Home Sweet Home” into German came out sounding like. As you can imagine, I was met with some odd looks.
For the past 3 weeks I have been enjoying time with my niece, who is currently visiting us from America (thus the lack of posts lately; we’ve been out and about quite a bit, and I am enjoying being a ”tourist” once again in the country I now consider home).
Our most recent getaway was […]
We made it 30 kilometers in 4 hours…
welcome to a German ”Stau.”
Last week after meeting up with some friends, we got stuck in a traffic jam on the way home. The Autobahn was lined with cars and we were only moving inches at a time (hard to imagine on a highway that is […]
I learned an amusing new German phrase the other day. The ‘Deutsch’ love their complicated compound words, and this new expression I heard basically means, ‘everything.’
When a product promises a lot or when you refer to someone as a ‘jack of all trades’, you call it an ‘eierlegende-wollmilchsau.’
Our little one isn’t even born yet, but I did something today that I think I want to turn into a tradition and do every year with my kids at Easter: baking with a purpose! (What can I say…I’m a teacher at heart and if I can combine a meaningful lesson with fun and food, […]
Leading…protecting…disciplining…carrying…providing. The job of a German Shepherd.
No, not a 4-legged furry animal, but a real German man whose job is shepherding. I was privileged to meet one this week.
I was at our ministry base (located at the edge of a village nestled in the hills) and about to head home for the afternoon […]
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 […]
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