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 0

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 0

"Isus, Bog sin, janje dostojno!"

“Isus, Bog sin, janje dostojno!” “Jezus, Zoon van God, Heerlijk is Uw naam!” “Jesus, Son of God, Worthy is Your Name!” Zondagmorgen 10 augustus, zijn we naar een Kroatische gemeente geweest hier in Osijek. Vorig jaar waren we ook hier. Het is vreemd om een dienst bij te wonen die je niet verstaat. Gelukkig vertaalde een…

By Janneke August 12, 2014 0

Visit to Budapest

On the first weekend in August we went for four days to Budapest, so that Jelle could work with Todd Price for a couple of days and so that the kids could have playtime.  I spend a lot of time with Pam and she gave me a lot of holiday time! Always good conversations about…

By Janneke August 11, 2014 0

being at home

  “Make yourself at home!” said the warden in the cathedral of Osijek to me. We are right in the middle of our Summer-mission-trip and one day I just needed some time to be alone and sit and write about the many things which happened in the past few months. And of course there is always enough to…

By Janneke August 5, 2014 1

A prayer for our leaders.

Just a few weeks ago, on June the sixth, we could see a gathering of worldleaders on the beach in France. Obama, our own king Willem Alexander, the elderly queen of England, Angela Merkel from Germany, Putin from Russia, the new president of Ukrain. And many others. It really touched me to see them all…

By Janneke July 23, 2014 0

Letting go….

What do gardening, raising kids and baking bread have in common? This question came into my mind, when I realized that they all fill a daily part of my life. I love it all very much, it teaches me an awful lot and yet it is not easy! and I feel very often no clear…

By Janneke April 20, 2014 0

Dear friends!

Dear all, dear friends here in the Netherlands, my friends who came over for my birthday today, my friends who wished me a happy birthday in different other ways, and all my other friends who impacted my life in ways of which only God knows, by shaping me, through conversations we had, in the time…

By Janneke March 2, 2014 0