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Lovely lively kids and our time travel.

At the beginning of this year, Jelle took me out for two days, while our kids where staying with a nice family here in the village who offered to take care of all our four lovely, but lively kids: Here they are: Sinterklaaskadootje: Star edition… only to be sold in Europe… that made us smiling.…

By Janneke January 12, 2015 Off

Hello, its me!

Hi,  this is Marijke! I’m allowed to write on my mom’s blog. These girls are my cousins, 2 days ago when it snowed! By the way, my cousins are the BEST EVER!!!!!!! This is gonna get me extra points by my relatives:), but actually they really are…….Thats just the way it is! We were all…

By Janneke December 29, 2014 Off

As you sent your Child, send ours too.

A couple of years ago, a friend gave me this dangerous prayer:   Lord, your heart aches for this world, as your child, my heart shares that ache. These children that we hold are not ours, but on loan to us, from You. Do us the honor o Lord, of giving our children a powerful…

By Janneke December 25, 2014 Off

And gently leads those that are with young…

In the weeks of Advent Jelle chose to read the prophet Isaiah around the table and he started with chapter 40. 11  “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.” In the past…

By Janneke December 15, 2014 Off

Till daddy comes back….

Dear all, Last time that Jelle travelled, we forgot to tell our youngest boy Laurens about Jelle going away for a few days. We have to say that we are getting used a bit to this lifestyle, but it was another proof that we are not the perfect parents! The little poor boy was scared…

By Janneke November 15, 2014 Off

Prayer and finances: an opportunity

Dear all, As many of you know we are supported by a group of friends and family to pray for us and who support us financially. This is an amazing adventure for which we are very grateful to everyone who supports us so faithfully. Yesterday, I was writing this blog, and stopped. Hesitated… But this…

By Janneke October 17, 2014 Off

Utterly wrong direction.

We all know that feeling that you can be so extremly exhausted about something… anything. For example you painted the walls, you refurnished the floor, you worked for hours and hours, and all that energy was not spend wrong. It was good work, meaningful work, but the energy was could have been meant to be…

By Janneke September 19, 2014 Off

The laundry line

I saw a laundry line. The broken and repaired line was full of laundry, next to it was another box full of wet and clean laundry, waiting to get on the line. More laundry than someone can handle… A young girl was wiping the floor carpet outside of the house. She turned out to be the…

By Janneke August 15, 2014 Off