10 Things to See in the Louvre that Are Better than the Mona Lisa

I said it. I'm not harping on the Mona Lisa, she's cool and all. Actually, I could spend a lot of time examining her from different angles and pondering how her eyes can follow me wherever I go. But she's by far not my favorite thing to see in the Louvre. And I want to … Continue reading 10 Things to See in the Louvre that Are Better than the Mona Lisa

Stumbling Upon Narnia in Furenalp, Switzerland

When we planned a trip to Switzerland in May, we pictured valleys sprinkled with wildflowers, spotted cows grazing in fields of green, and stunning views from every direction atop mountain peaks. Instead, after winding down highway after highway hedged in by such beautiful spring views that practically made our eyes pop out of our heads, … Continue reading Stumbling Upon Narnia in Furenalp, Switzerland

2018 recap

This year certainly had its ups and downs. Having worked in college ministry, being back in grad school, and then being on a college ministry schedule again, I tend to view each year in terms of the school schedule (i.e., September-June) rather than the calendar year. Until now I haven't really reflected on 2018 as … Continue reading 2018 recap