Next level tourism in the place I live

Lately, I have been making lists of things I still want to do and experience in Berlin.  I am calling this the next level of exploring this huge city.  There are still some touristy things that I have kept to do for those miserable weather types of days…these include museums and art galleries and even…

Sure! Pottery!

  While we were at home in the States I started to look ahead to returning to Berlin and began to realize that I needed something to really look forward to in our return. I needed something exciting that I wouldn’t be able to wait to do. I needed something in my schedule so that…

Venturing out

As I transition back to Berlin, I am trying to push myself back out there again. Turns out that returning back in the midst of winter makes that motivation a little bit harder.  When we came back, I got sick which kept me in and it is so cozy in our nice warm flat. Having…

Transitioning back to Berlin

I am back in the European time zones after a month on the West Coast of the US and I have to say, jet lag is for reals, my friends.  We had a wonderful trip and there will be much more reflection about that space and my place in that space and subsequently my transition…

Preparing myself

Advent is important to me.  It is a period of waiting and preparing for new life to come, for the light to return, for God to break into our lives and become flesh, for restoring and discerning, for all of that to be a period of intention.  All of this is preparation.  All of this…

Home…home?

I have been pondering the concept of home a lot lately. Ana and I have talked a lot about it as we return to Berlin for a few weeks especially. As we spent our month in Spain, we nestled into our flat for the month and tried to put a few touches here and there…

Back in Berlin!

Well, for a few days.  We flew back into Berlin late last night. This was us just hours earlier in La Herradura….   Yes, those are Palm Trees. Yes, we were in short sleeved shirts, sipping white wine and eating seafood soup in front of the amazing sea.  Just a little windy but still we…

A moment of deep gratitude

Yesterday was a good day.  Ana and I are here until tomorrow and so we are taking these days to try to be out in the sun as much as possible and soak in this moment…the sun, the sea, the seafood, the Spanish, and the ridiculously amazing sunsets here.  This was the sunset from last…

Buena!

Most mornings that we have been here in this small Spanish town on the Southern Coast, I get up and after writing, prayers, and a bit of study, I get ready to go out and about around the town.  I walk around, stop to buy bread and fruits and veggies, I try to find new…

Sometimes

For the past couple of days, I had been fretting and it wasn’t to the point of obsessively fretting but actively fretting. The kind of fretting that could easily move into something more obsessive.  Ana had told me of someone in her life who was busy.  She was taking on this and that to the…