Holy Wednesday

Yesterday felt as though it was just one loooonnnnngggggg day…the longest day.  I wandered around our apartment as if I had nothing in the world to do.  Just the day before Ana and I had talked about how people could possibly be bored.  How can you be bored in our world? I have plenty to…

Holy Tuesday

Every morning I walk our dogs.  I am usually up and out of the door by 7:30 even on the weekends. I can’t get myself to sleep or linger much longer in our bed plus I know the husky is antsy to get the day up and moving. I can hear him pacing and just…

Camino Countdown: 147 Days (a little less than 5 months)!

In this weeks Camino Countdown, we have talked a lot about our Camino journey while we sit and wait.  I have also been actively trying to talk other friends into joining us…not because I need that but because we love the Camino so much and it meant so much to us.  We just hope and…

Palm Sunday: at home edition

Today we enter into Holy Week in the Christian tradition. Our original plan for this week was to get on a plane today to head to Belgrade Serbia for a week. My amazing partner grew up in Belgrade and up until a few weeks ago, her sister was scheduled to get married in less than…

Dear High School Self,

Yesterday someone I went to high school with posted a bunch of photos from old yearbooks and high school memories that she found.  One of these photos is one of me during my Junior year of high school… Pretty stellar.  Someone I was pastor to in Corvallis posted below it that I look exactly like…

Bubbles on a Friday

Ok, dear ones we made it to Friday in another week of isolation and physical distancing.  In our household we decided that this means celebration and we opened bubbles and as we cheersed each other we sang out “Bubbles on a Friiiidaaayy!” Now, yesterday when I bought these bubbles after braving the grocery store for…

People I know: Chelsea

This is what I call “The Team” in Berlin.  We are three Americans who have been here a range of 10 years (Mary, the one on the far left) to 2 years almost (me on the right).  Chelsea is in the middle.  Mary will get her own blog post in the near future and how…

Camino Countdown: 154 days until we walk!

I don’t have a lot to report in our preparation for the Camino journey.  This week I continued to pray and pray and pray about being able to start in August, that it won’t be totally overcrowded and that we are healthy and the world is ready for us to walk.   As our world continues…

Thank God for the feisty

    One of the things that I do like about living in Berlin is being surrounded by the creative. I joke that this city is made up of software engineers and freelance artist.  The technical and the artzy all wrapped in one interesting city, always with something to do.  When the technical and artzy…

Happy birthday, Ana!

Today is the birthday of one of my favorite people in the whole wide world!  Happy birthday, to my lovely partner, Ana!  It is not the day that we expected or anticipated but I am so glad that we are celebrating it together. Ana, we met almost three years ago and I had no idea…