Spring Retreat Reflections (and an announcement!)

It is not the first time, and hopefully not the last time either, that Sheridan Voysey wrote some wise words: ” I’ve found that a small retreat is often disproportionately more powerful for attendees. I pray it’s a powerful retreat and that God meets every person in a unique and powerful way!” This was in…

31 x May: a wonder-full month

31 days of love, life and happiness, except for that day that the lid of the teapot, that we have since our marriage, scattered on the floor, but well, what can I say? That is nothing when I compare it with all the precious moments that this month has given.

Just a bit of mothering; hang in there!

What are you doing Janneke? That is a question that I have to answer frequently. Is life out of your home country really harder than -just home-? (where ever that is) Here a little peek behind the scenes. Many things are the same as everywhere. The sky is often blue. The earth is black. The…

Prayer for peace

Lord, make me a tool of your peace.       Let me bring love where hatred grows. Let me bring forgiveness, where it was insult. Let me bring unity, where there is discord. Let me bring truth, where people wander. Let me bring faith where there is doubt. Let me bring hope, where there…

piknik / picknick

Hvala Lijepa, Djenot i Biljana, Nina i Slobodan,  Puno hrane, Puno obitelji, Zabavite se i puno opuštanja   Some things are so familiar: sitting on a plaid and eating food together. Other things are different: A division between Croats and Serbs. Croats on one side of the river. Serbs at the other side of the river.…

Silent/Writing Retreat in May: “Don’t be afraid”

Happy to announce a silent/ writing retreat 25-28 May. This time Fanny Bernitez hopes to be our guest and she will lead us in one of the writing workshops. We bring writers into a quiet, contemplative setting. We also want to give people who are looking for a time of quiet, writing as a tool for contemplation.…

How was the silence retreat?

Many of you asked me this question, so here is my answer: We came from four cardinal directions and traveled many miles, but after that, we enjoyed the local food, fellowship, and silence.   Four moments that touched my heart: Walking in silence for one and a half hours in the middle of the plains.…