paris essentials: a love story

Alright. I've put it off long enough. I'm one of those people who starts a million different things and then leaves them unfinished because I get excited about something else in the meantime, or I feel overwhelmed that I don't have enough time to do it justice (aka perfectly), so I put it off until … Continue reading paris essentials: a love story

strasbourg, the capital of christmas

What were you doing in 1570? Oh wait, that was 37 years before your ancestors had possibly even come over on the Mayflower and 200 years before America was officially a country. But since then, for 448 years, Strasbourg has hosted the “Christkindelsmärik," the oldest Christmas market in Europe. Since my parents were with us for … Continue reading strasbourg, the capital of christmas

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