Category Archives: Culture

A Family Reunification

Today is the 3rd of October, a German national holiday celebrating the country’s reunification in 1990. The pictures we’ve all seen of Germans tearing down the Berlin Wall or crying with joy as they easily cross over into then West … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Fasting

What follows were my thoughts and experiences about fasting last year. I’ll write next week about how my television fast from last year turned out and how I’m fasting this year. Be sure to tune in! The season of Lent … Continue reading

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An Album: Lent to Maundy Thursday

In honor of the season of Lent (which I will be blogging about tomorrow and perhaps in the weeks to come), I want to encourage you all to check out this new album released by Page CXVI entitled Lent to Maundy … Continue reading

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Fill Up My Cup

Yesterday as I sat in the car with my family, I had one of those, what I like to call “overflowing”, moments. We had just left our friends with whom we had spent the weekend, and I was overwhelmed with … Continue reading

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A Tiny Bit

A riddle: What do a goose, paper lanterns and sweet yeast pretzels all have in common? If you’re German the answer should be obvious; if you’re North American you are probably shrugging your shoulders. The answer: St. Martin’s Day So … Continue reading

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Refor-what? or My True Feelings About Halloween

I’ll admit it: I pretend I’m not home on Halloween. You can call me a Halloween-Scrooge if you want (and some people have), but there are reasons for my darkened doorway. Halloween has never been a favorite time – the … Continue reading

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Lost in the Noise

Like any first-time mom, I wanted to do everything right. I had begun gathering clues about raising children already years before, probably since a teenager. Those first babysitting experiences provided exposure in dealing with small children in a non-committal way … Continue reading

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