For many years of my life, October 31st was a day for storytelling. No not ghost stories. But a story about a man in a black robe who had the audacity to deface church property—the story of Martin Luther. If you don’t know it or need a quick refresher, here’s some playmobile acting it out. … Continue reading Women Who Did Not Sit Down and Shut Up: Reformation Edition
“Fake it till you make it,” they say. I look around at my scattered wardrobe. Well I certainly haven’t made it. I pull on a pair of old dress pants and a crumpled collared shirt. “Ugh, I definitely won’t be accessing anything in the lower filing drawers today.” I grimace and practice reaching around behind … Continue reading The Receptionist
"What's next?" Since returning from Europe, we've been asked this question more times than I can count. If you're a twenty something, then maybe you too can relate. Of course, it's possible that the awkwardness of living an unpredictable life plagues other generations too. I suspect it does. And maybe you too know how difficult it … Continue reading What’s Next?
For 147 days I’ve been a wanderer. To some that may seem like a small feat, too others it may seem unfathomable. To me it’s a bit of both. The culture I was raised in doesn’t take well to wanderers. We prefer that people have a plan: an education plan, a health care plan, a … Continue reading Wandering On Purpose
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” Psalm 130:5-6 Today is Saturday, yesterday was Friday, tomorrow is Sunday. Keeping track of the days gets tricky while travelling. … Continue reading Waiting Day
February 18 Our first full day in Istanbul began with another smorgasbord of food, this time above ground, at an outdoor restaurant just a few steps away from the glistening Bosphorus. Elyse told us it was time to grow-up and order our own food, so we cautiously made our way to the buffet counter, clutching … Continue reading Cats and “Contradictions”
It's hard to tell when exactly this adventure began. Was it at 12:17 this morning when we woke up to the cold hard realization that our air mattress had developed a massive leak and that the rest of the night would be spent on a combination of couch cushions and throw pillows? Or was it … Continue reading The Adventure Begins