Want Peace? Be Thankful

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Fear and anxiety are natural reactions to pestilence, sickness, tragedy, financial loss and other uncertainty. In fact, they may be appropriate reactions. Those who do not acknowledge God have no reason not to panic whenever … Read More

10,000 Days

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Another rainy dreary day in Berlin, today, and I’m feeling a bit contemplative on what is supposed to be an off-day for me. The fact that we are already well into the third month of … Read More

Lesser Crowns

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In our previous post we began looking at the epistle reading for Septuagesima Sunday: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such … Read More

A crown that lasts

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We have entered our annual “liturgical countdown” to celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. This past Sunday in the church calendar is called Septuagesima, or the Sunday closest to 70 days before Easter. It is the … Read More

Kites of Teufelsberg

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A few minutes walk from our apartment is the 120-meter high, man-made Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain). This hilltop plateau with views of the city and the surrounding Grunewald (Green Forest) was made from some 75 million … Read More

Hair-pin Turns

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Thank you for your prayers for Patricia and for me during our time away from Berlin the last two weeks. Our trip included a week of vacation in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to visit friends, who … Read More