Being fed

This morning, as I was sitting in Ana’s parents house, eating what could be my favorite Serbian food (even though I am told it is one of the most basic and everyday Serbian foods), I exclaimed to Ana, “I’m just going to claim it! I just really enjoy food wherever we go!” This amazing creation…

Space in Lent

We have begun what we call in the Church world the season of Lent.  It begins with ashes on our foreheads as we remember that we are mortal, we are dust and we will return to dust.  It compels us into a time of wilderness, reflection, and returning to God and ourselves, who we are…

The more I know…

This is the beginning of the 10th month living in Germany.  It is hard to believe that almost a year ago, I got on the plane with some things and took the plunge to be here. I have begun really reflecting on what I thought I would be accomplishing, what I have accomplished and what…

How are we going to get there?

For the first time in my adult life (besides the 5 or so months I lived in Ireland in college and a semester of Chicago time) I am living fully without a car.  It doesn’t make sense here in this city. The public transit is really great and if we had a car we would…

Coming back to the page

  Over the past two weeks or so, I have been approaching the page and just not feeling the words stumbling out.  I keep a list of topics to blog about in my phone while I walk along and ponder day to day.  I have been continuing to list the things that you might like…

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…