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 […]
If you could trade in your heaviness for joy and hope, would you?
If you could trade in your sickness for health, would you?
If you could trade in your restlessness for peace, would you?
If you could trade in your weakness for strength, would you?
If you could trade in your shame for forgiveness and […]
Today, October 15th, is a day of remembrance.
Two days ago, Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving with friends, family and great food. But today is different.
It’s a day I wouldn’t have paid much attention to if it weren’t for an event that happened in my life just over a year ago.
I never imagined having […]
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 […]
Encouraged simply by the Word of God these past few days…reminded of His character, His kindness and perseverance and faithfulness. His love NEVER fails! Image Credit: Susanne @ This & That “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth […]
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!
Now tell me…if this isn’t a miracle, then what is?
I almost couldn’t believe my eyes once I got started harvesting things from our garden last week. How incredibly, richly blessed we are! Food is something I so easily take for granted. It’s a normal part(y!) of everyday life, […]
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 […]
“Today has been declared Shine A Light On Slavery Day by the folks at the End It Movement.”
Did you know that:
there are 27 million men, women and children, just like you, living in the shadows. In brothels. In factories. In Quarries. […]
Two weeks ago my husband and I went to donate blood at the German Red Cross. They spoil us here in Germany, in that they actually hire a butcher and prepare a big meal for all blood donors as a thank you! Not quite like the juice boxes and granola bars in Canada, eh? 🙂 […]
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