After 16 years of marriage

16 years of marriage asks for a little bit of reflection. Here is something I read online: “Some of the sweetest connections I have ever seen have been extreme innies and extreme outies. They’re perfect at parties together. The introvert can hide behind the extrovert. EX works the crowd just like she likes it and…

Not starving

“We do not have money, but we do have food”— is what our neighbor said. And, during the season, plenty of it. Our neighbor invited us over to see her parents’ land in Orahovica. It was in the middle of the cherry season and I said eagerly yes, of course. So, off we went. 75…

Late Spring Discoveries/ photo’s

One day, your girls run off to the edge of town and a little while later you discover that this is what they came up with:   Somewhere in the meantime, this is going on inside the house.   And now, we are finishing school and diving into the Summer and into the river to…

Blooming trees.

In the month of Lipanj, which means blooming linden, the flowering trees add a delicious aroma to the city. And flowering trees are also now in the churchyard in Darda. The children from Randwijk have sold sausages, and a bucket of money has been collected. Thank you very much, children! Super. I would like to…

Between Easter and Pentecost

The story of Jesus is so well known, and I have heard it for over three and half decades now. Yet, I just thought of something new, which I would love to share. Imagine Jesus at two crucial moments: one, when He had just come back from the dead and visited his friends right after…

Adventure we wanted, adventure we got.

We took up the adventure to bike as a family from Osijek (Croatia,) to Harkany (in Hungary) It is a 65 km journey that starts at the edge of Osijek, where you enter the 22 km bike path to the border. It goes through the minefields. There is no shelter, just perseverance till the very…

Welcome to the table

To hesitate to post something does not always mean that you should not post it at all. That was confirmed to me when some very precious email conversations came as a result of this blogpost: – what’s on the table-  I asked for permission to share parts of that conversation.   Walking with the Lord…