The story of the old wall decorator

At the beginning of 2019, I bought an old wall decorator at the Antique market in Osijek. That Market! We wouldn’t miss out. Every first Saturday of the month, the square at the heart of the  Old Town Tvrda in Osijek is filled with curiosity objects. During the hot summer months, we would arrive early…

By Janneke June 5, 2020 Off

The little lamb at sunrise: Christ is risen indeed!

For this is the Passover feast. When Christ, the true Lamb of God, is slain whose blood consecrates the homes of all the faith full. Glory to you forever. Easter morning, April, 2020 The field was just a few hundred meters, but the little lamb heard us in the distance, started making his cute noises…

By admin April 12, 2020 Off

No school, no problem. (so far, so good)

” The world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players.” Shakespeare. It is strange to see in these times of pandemia: organizers start to organize, some people ignore, others freak out, writers start to write. Everybody plays his or her role. For us, it is strangely familiar to be home together…

By Janneke March 18, 2020 Off

2019 in a nutshell and the best wishes for 2020!

If there is only one thing that we have learned in living in Croatia, it is the strength to accept the vulnerability and brokenness and embrace it. This is the opening sentence in the blog post about the Goodbye of our dear dog Vanda. We faced many more good-byes this year.  The biggest change for…

By Janneke December 27, 2019 Off

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 Off