Funny connections…

Sometimes it is amazing how God weaves details in the tapestry of life together. Often times we really don’t know exactly why God works the way He does, but it seems like He delights in letting us know it was

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Muddy feet…

One thing we love about living in Hamburg is that we have access to many bodies of water. We live within an hour of both the North and Baltic Seas and 20 minutes from the Elbe river, which starts at

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Preparations for going “home”…

This week, we submitted the letter to our landlord terminating the lease on our apartment. Our departure from Germany and return to the United States just became very real! It’s a strange feeling to know that after nearly three years,

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The many colors of Easter…

In preparation for Easter, German families typically decorate the trees and shrubs outside their homes with little, colorful Easter eggs. Neither of us grew up with this tradition, but we know other American families who did. It brings us and

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New horizons…

As you may know, our family will be transitioning from Pinneberg to a new project in Germany for our next term. We have been in ongoing conversation with and prayer alongside our German and American partners. We would love for

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Modern-day slavery and our superhero God

We have been reading through the Bible with our oldest daughter and she always has interesting questions about what we read. The topics range from why people in the Old Testament had more than one wife, to why women shouldn’t

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Lime trees in Germany…

People often ask us how many people have come to Christ as a result of our ministry in Germany. My answer: “All of them, I hope! But perhaps not in the way you think.” When we talk about evangelism, we

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A foggy journey…

Today, on our way to church, we had two strange experiences! One was the sound of snow cracking under our tires as we drove down the street. This was a typical sound in the wintertime in Chicago but something we

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Christmas cookies…

During this time of the year, many people are buying loads of butter, sugar and flour at the grocery store, searching for missing attachments to their mixers and leafing through old cookbooks to find cherished Christmas cookie recipes. We, too,

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Waiting in line for the next steps…

Next week we will make a trip to the foreigner’s office to apply for renewed visas. We would love for you to pray as we prepare for this appointment. While we do not anticipate any problems in renewing our visas

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