A few notes swimming around…

My dog, Luna, loves the dog park at Tempelhofer Feld. Pushkin also really loves the dog park and loves anywhere he can run off leash and play with other pups but Luna loves loves loves this particular dog park. It is as if her little soul takes off the moment the gate door opens and…

A Saturday brunch

A few weeks ago, I was approached by the leader of a group that organizes a “Christian Women’s Brunch” each month.  She told me about how this group gets together to hold Christian felllowship for women in English each month and I was asked to be the speaker for September.  This would involve speaking for…

The Holy Spirit keeps showing up!

A few years ago I read the book, “Consider the Birds,” by Debbie Blue. It is a brilliant book that looks at the birds in the bible and helps to put context around references and ask questions about the connection from bird to God. I remember quite a bit of the book but there is…

Needs to be said

Yesterday we sat at a new cafe and read and I had the most amazing lemon meringue tart….it needs to be said and shown. If you come to visit me or if you are in the area, we need to go to Bichou Cafe immediately because of this….

Well, hello Fall!

Last weekend Ana and I did something that started as an idea and became a really fun and necessary thing for us in the midst of a busy time.  We have been trying this summer, instead of travelling all over in July and August, to embrace summer in and around Berlin.   We have a long…

A surprising bit of heaven on earth

Last night as I was coming home I needed to take the bus a few stops.  I was in a neighborhood that is close but also not quite close enough.  I knew that I needed to take a bus that I usually avoid.  So often this bus is extremely crowded, stops at a ton of…

The light is changing

This morning I woke up much earlier than I normally do.  I was supposed to meet a new family that I might occasionally babysit with but this morning I got up even before I though I would. My little dog had gotten up and been pacing, a sure sign she needs to go out right…

Concepts of time….

It’s Monday afternoon and I just realized that I have been thinking a lot about time…time passing, what time we have, time during the day, set aside time, how to use time…. This weekend was full of time to catch up with rest and with people.  On Saturday, Ana and I took our time in…

On the playground

A couple of days a week, I nanny while I am here in the city.  I work with a 5 month old baby and a 4 year old kiddo.  When I work with the 4 year old, we are also tasked with learning some English which basically means that I insist on speaking English with…

Back to learning more German

As of Monday I have returned to taking more German classes at my favorite language school, Transmitter Berlin.  Monday kicked off my time in the B2.1 level of German. If you are familiar with how the levels work in Europe as far as language is concerned then you know that this is a commitment. It…