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A Day at Dachau

One could say “there are no words to describe what you feel when you walk through a concentration camp”, but I’m going to attempt to describe just that. This site demands a post to itself, out of respect for the millions of lives lost, or otherwise changed forever by...

Your children are your talents

Last week, we attended the 50th Euro American Retreat in Rothenburg, Germany. We spent four days singing praises to God, learning deeper lessons on Renewing, Reflecting, and Remembering, and hearing from missionaries doing His work all over Europe – all in the beautiful backdrop of a medieval village. On...

Military Life: Saying Goodbye… Again

Last week Dietrich said goodbye (again). In the past several months, we’ve said goodbye to over 30 people with whom we’ve developed deeprelationships. Last week, however, in his little five-year-old mind, “moving” and its definition hit Dietrich hard. He realized all at once that he couldn’t go back to Miss Jana’s house,...

Life in Germany: Detours, Traffic Jams, and Speed Traps

When we first moved to Germany, we learned a couple of words very quickly. The first “Umleitung” meaning “detour”. The first option to get to our house on the GPS took us straight to an impassable hole in the road and construction. We followed the “umleitung” signs, until we...

Beyond Easter

A friend of mine had two “way back time machine” status updates this past weekend, focusing on the Story behind Easter. Each of these posts created vivid images with overwhelming emotions. Some of these thoughts I’ve had myself, but not as eloquently stated. Here is the first, fixing one’s...

4 Lessons from Dark Days

The most shocking thing no one told me before moving to Germany: It’s dark in winter and the sun is “up” until 10-11 PM during the summer. The winter now drawing to a close is the darkest in recorded history. Maybe simply because I had a new baby or...