Photos Book; The World Around My Table

Photos Book; The World Around My Table

November 16, 2020 4 By Janneke

Welcome!

Below you see some pictures by the chapters. I do hope that the stories speak even more to you, now you’ve seen this.

 

Yes, it worked! You scanned the QR code or typed the URL in the back of “The World Around My Table.” 

Or you are just here because this is also a regular blogpost.

If you don’t have the book (yet) you can find out more about it here: theworldaroundmytable.com/book

Or order it directly: https://www.amazon.de/-/nl/dp/B08N96V8TN/

 

Feel free to respond! I’d love to hear from you. As you see, this is an online community. Let not be me, the only one who contributes;-)

And do not forget to let me know if you like a personal note in your book. I need to have your postal address, which you can leave here: Theworldaroundmytable.com/book

 

In my book, I do not tell so much about Jelle, the man behind the scenes, who is keeping track of the big picture, holding me, while I fly easily away. The man who is looking at the horizon. He did the typesetting and a whole lot more. Thank you, Jelle.

The girls: Femke, Judith in the middle and Marijke on the right.

 

Laurens, with his card board wind mill. Spring 2020 The middle of the first lock-down and having fun at home.

Below you see some pictures by the chapters.

Chapter 4: Facing Fear 

Chapter 5: Commissioning: I’ll hold your hand

Chapter 6: Why in the world are you (t)here?

Chapter 7: The religious map of Croatia

Church in Darda.

Chapter 8: An old church and a new plant

Chapter 9: The Story of a Battle that Nearly Killed Me

 

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Current street view in some parts of the area.

 

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The Famous Bridge in Osijek

Chapter 10: Natasha fights for peace

Natasha and I talking at the table

 

The Serbian Ortodox Church in Osijek

 

Interior of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Osijek. The icons are painted by hand. Natasha’s father, who passed away because of the war, has been an icon painter. This is very inspirational for our Judith who is also into painting icons for a few years.

Chapter 11: Oxygen for the soul

Exchanging thoughts with Marcela, at the foot of the Cathedral.

Just a plain Streetview. Where laundry lines are, there are people, there is life.

 

Nina’s storytelling in a Roma settlement, 2013

Chapter 13 Cycling to Hungary

In Peter and Nori’s picturesque garden of the vicarage in Siklos, Hungary.

 

Chapter 14: A place to practice hope and faith

A small farm in Darda is now rebuilt as a wood workspace. Slobodan is the carpenter.

Chapter 15: Blooming trees

 

Chapter 17: Dream Job

Chapter 18: The scattered Lord’s Prayer

Chapter 20: A tiny Christmas Party

Chapter 21: Learning along the way

Chapter 22: The agony and beauty of learning

Laurens in front of his school. Each day he got the courage to immerse in a language that was hardly spoken at home. Brave boy! Odlicno Laurens!

 

At school there is food for all children every day. The cook prepares that. Something that still stems from the communist era. Also often one week there is school in the morning and the other week in the afternoon. That way you need fewer buildings. A lot of restlessness in terms of weekly rhythm for families was my experience.

Chapter 23: Pepper seeds in the pocket of a refugee

The village: Backa Dobro Polje: Village on Good Ground

 

Chapter 25: Four gifts from our dog Vanda

Sisters and Friends: the result of homeschooling

 

Hanging out with friends. This is Noah, Laura’s son. From: The Story of a Battle that Nearly Killed Me. Laurens shirt is a gift from our neighbor in Toronto, he got it when he was born. Still holding on to his roots, our Laurens;-)

Chapter 26: The Sound of Music

Street concert

 

Teodor en Ileana’s music instrument wall.

 

Just some random pictures of our life:

Streetview in Baranja

 

Ongoing: tea and coffee on our table and serving it with style;-)

 

 

Confirmation in the Reformed Episcopal Good Shephard Church in Osijek, with Pastor Jasmin Milic.

 

Sisters, dresses, shoes and 1 mobile phone.

 

Writing inspiration in my tiny corner and old desk from the antique market.

 

Really: moving again! Sigh!

 

Oh, nasty Good-bye’s.

Chapter 27: Until we meet again

Chapter 28: With the family in a monastery

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It was pretty hard to make a choice which stories to publish out of the more than 200 stories. So, here I’ll give you a few bonus stories, in case you like to read more:

This is also a beautiful story: A house burned down and a newborn

 

This is the story of Biljana, how a beggar became a pastors wife  I did not write this story, Melody Wachsmuth did. So it did not feel right to publish it, but I highly recommend it.

At some point, women from four corners of Europe came for a small weekend retreat. This story. Can I leave it out? Spring Retreat Reflections 

Hosting a silent and writing retreat with Fanny Benitez, who lives and serves at the Camino in Spain with her family.

 

Did you like what you read so far? I would be honored if you leave a reply here: theworldaroundmytable.com/book

Are you just here and interested in the stories behind the pictures? You can order it here: https://www.amazon.de/-/nl/dp/B08N96V8TN/

Warm greetings, Janneke 

Feel free to respond! I’d love to hear from you. As you see, this is an online community. Let not be me, the only one who contributes;-)

And do not forget to let me know, if you like a personal note in your book. I need to have your postal address, which you can leave here: Theworldaroundmytable.com/book