Monthly Archives: March 2017

Pretty Flowers – Gratitude 3/31

On Wednesday evening a dear church member brought some beautiful roses from her garden to decorate the table for our potluck and discussion. I enjoyed seeing them, smelling them, and talking about their beauty. At one point I said, “I don’t have any roses yet.” Then upon further reflection I remembered that I haven’t been […]
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Home – Gratitude 3/30

I’ve been home from my big Europe trip for almost a week and realized that I’ve forgotten my daily recounting of thankfulness. As I’ve mentioned before, I started this practice on the morning of November 9th, when I was so disheartened that I didn’t know what else to do. This practice did indeed help me […]
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The Louvre – Gratitude 3/23

We finally made it to The Louvre! We used most of the morning and some of the afternoon exploring this wonderful museum. I enjoyed the building itself and am in awe of the magnitude of the art that is the building itself. I didn’t take very many photos because of my desire to just remember […]
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Gratitude 3/22

While in Paris and admiring the history all around me I’m going to share some photos from Torgau, Germany. We visited this city a little ove a week ago. I have two strong memories! First, it was sooooo cold! Second there was an unbelievably beautiful spiral staircase.  I’m grateful that I thought to look up […]
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Gratitude 3/21

Today will be our first full day in Paris. It’s also a vacation day so I have the free time to relax and reminisce this morning. My two weeks in Germany were wonderful. The seminar gave me much to ponder, along with lots of notes to review. Most valuable was the time in and out […]
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Marseille – Gratitude 3/20

My daily thanksgiving had taken a break…not because I’m not thankful but because the time in Wittenberg was so busy that I didn’t have time to post. Now I’m on vacation! Yesterday I ran my first race outside of California, the Marseille Half Marathon. After the race we enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate for lunch, […]
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Field Trip – Gratitude 3/11

Today we journeyed to Erfurt and Wartburg Castle. It’s hard to believe that our first week of seminar is completed. I could describe this first week as filled with topics that give me much to think about…all under the theme of “freedom and reconciliation.” Here are a few photos from a couple days ago… at […]
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A new friend – gratitude 3/9

In studying with 19 pastors from all over the world I’m making some new friends. Yesterday I went for a nice walk to the Elbe River with Gerda, a pastor from Denmark. Not only is she a pastor, she also runs…marathons and ultras. I’ll try and show a new friend or friend’s photo over the […]
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Panorama 1517 – Gratitude 3/8

Two days ago we saw an exhibit that was prepared for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It it a panoramic of Wittenberg as it would have been in 1517. My photos don’t convey all but I’ll share anyway. Today I’m personally thankful for: the opportunity to delve into deep theological topics with pastors from […]
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Brrr, it’s cold outside – Gratitude 3/5

Today was my first full day in Wittenberg Germany, and so far it’s been pretty full. I started with a run at 6:15am, 30 minutes before sunrise. I was afraid that it’d be freezing but after a couple miles I had to take off my long sleeve shirt. Then worship was in the old Castle […]
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