5 Steps in Passionate Ancient Prayer

  “Awake! Why are you sleeping, o Lord?” Phew! This is quite an approach to God, who is Holy and Triune, and more than we can think of or imagine! And yet it is the Word of God and the ancient Psalm 44. There is a whole mix of emotions in this psalm. This last…

By Janneke November 9, 2019 0

Wanderings

Somewhere on the wall in the place that we call “home” this week are the famous words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Von guten Machten wunderbar geborgen erwarten wir getrost, was kommen mag, Gott ist bei uns am Abend und am Morgen, und gans gewiss an jeden neuen Tag. /Wonderfully sheltered by good powers, we confidently expect…

By Janneke October 29, 2019 0

The end of the 100 day journey (plus filmclip)

Hey there,     It is hard to believe, but the 100-day journey is already over. It felt definitely as a pilgrimage, and sometimes I felt living the Lord of the Rings with all its rockiness, but also with beautiful green fields and sights of a bigger picture. The 100-day journey is over, but when…

By Janneke September 14, 2019 0

With our family in a monastery

It had already been on my wishlist for a while: To go with our family to a monastery. This summer, the time was ripe. Our trip—a few weeks ago—was from Osijek (Croatia) to the Netherlands. As you might know, we moved back to the Netherlands because of the educational needs of some of our children.…

By Janneke August 24, 2019 3

A place to practice hope and faith

On the rocky road, a few passengers step by along with a goat, a few cats, and a few dogs. A child is walking a goat as you might usually see a kid walking a dog. The horse wagon is a useful way of transport for whatever needs transporting. The village of Darda is full…

By Janneke August 2, 2019 1

A snapshot of our life

We might have moved to the Netherlands, but I just would love to give you a little snapshot about our life. Many things will change, but Jelle will continue in the coming year to teach and visit Osijek every two months. I take you along. What did you actually do in Osijek? The main focus…

By Janneke July 27, 2019 0