Leipzig!

If you have been following my blog, you know that this morning I took a very early train from Hannover to Leipzig.  My plan was to make it to Leipzig in time to arrive for a service at the Thomaskirche (Thomas Church) at 9:30 am.  So, I put on the one outfit of “church clothes” Read More …

Hannover, Germany is WET!

This morning began with a train ride from Aachen, Germany to Hannover, by way of Cologne. . . Above is a picture of Cologne Cathedral, which I only got to see out the window of a train. Hannover is where Lindsborg native and SVHS graduate, Jennifer Lindshield, is performing in a show titled, “WET.”  Jennifer Read More …

Aachen, Germany!

I feel like I’ve lived a week in the last 24 hours.  Typically, I draft this blog as the day goes on.  I use the pictures to guide what I will talk about.  Well, the only bad thing I have to say about the Hotel Ibis in Aachen is that the WIFI in the room Read More …

32 hour days are tough!

Disclaimer:  This post was completed after not sleeping for over 30 straight hours.  There is no guarantee it will be coherent, much less devoid of mistakes! When I began planning this trip, the first major leg ended in Stockholm, where I would spend a couple of days, recuperate, and then go on.  I had been Read More …

New Year, New Journeys

Welcome to my Europe 2017 blog! If you are reading this you are probably a friend of mine.  So, you probably are already aware of my upcoming trip abroad. The intent of my blog has always been to simply share my thoughts and experiences with my friends.  For quite some time now I have been Read More …

Thoughts on the Virgin Birth

For some time now, my church, Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lindsborg, Kansas, has asked lay people to supply the message on Sunday mornings while we look for a full-time pastor.  Today was my turn.  Below is the message I spoke. Today, I come to you with Peace in my heart and with good intentions.  Read More …

Life in Little Sweden U.S.A.

It is July 4, 2016 and I am sitting in an air conditioned coffeehouse in my hometown of Lindsborg, Kansas. On this Independence Day I am thankful for Lindsborg, Kansas and her people, what they mean to me and my family, and what they have done to help shape my life. This afternoon I am Read More …