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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

Stay With Me

Here are a few reflections on the latest small silent retreat in Hungary, as some of you asked so kindly how it went: The rain poured down, two days in a row. It was cold outside, but cosy inside. A little heater can make a difference!   Why would it be me, I wondered, to…

By Janneke May 17, 2019 0

Four things we’ve learned from our dog Vanda

If there is only one thing what we have learned in living in Croatia, than it is the force to accept the vulnerability and brokenness and embrace it. Brokenness in buildings, in people’s lives, in relations, and in many other aspects. One example of that brokenness was also visible in our dear dog: Vanda. We…

By Janneke May 2, 2019 2