Category: church family

November 2013 in Review

Germany celebrates many holy days of various saints. Through Dietrich’s attendance at a German Kindergarten, we have learned about some of the culture and traditions. St. Martin was a Roman soldier turned monk after his baptism as an adult. He earned sainthood by performing a good Samaritan deed of sharing his...

Sweet Fellowship – Just a sliver of the pie

After two years in Germany, attending Ktown church of Christ, we were finally able to host home fellowship. Our living room comfortably(snugly) held 32 people, ranging in age from three months to 71 years. Our third-floor apartment is acoustically sound (pun intended) making for exceptional singing. Peter used some...

August 2013 Review

While not as packed with activity as July, August bustled with fun just the same. From VBS, to home fellowship, to Peter’s birthday, every day held knew adventures. Dietrich also started back to the German Kindergarten and this year is a “Treff-Kinder” (one or two days out of the week, he and the...

July Adventures: Sesame Street, Koln, and Going Barefoot

We packed so much fun into the month of July. The sun came out and we enjoyed some park dates with friends (Dietrich has friends of all ages, this particular friend is a teenage boy). Madilynn discovered park swings are fun. For the Fourth of July four-day weekend, we...

April: the month of the Military Child.

I’m often amazed at how much Dietrich has faced/endured. He is four years and nine months – give or take a few days – or 57 months. Of that time, Peter has been deployed 29 months (this is only deployments, not extended training or classes that take two to three...

To Sue, With Love

Being part of a military congregation, one must form quick relationships. One is only the “new family” for a few weeks, at most, before someone else new arrives. Quickly the new members become the seasoned ones, hopefully after their vehicle has arrived and they are in permanent housing, so...