Conntecting the Dots

Post Category: Travels

Soul Connection in a Roma Church

On Monday I wrote that women have an amazing ability to make soul connections quickly. I saw this happen not only once, but twice while in Slovakia. The first was with the woman who’d read Moving from Fear to Freedom and found it helpful as she walked through a tragic situation. The second was with… [ read more ]

A Special Encounter

Saturday morning brought a very special encounter. The evening prior, I’d met a man named Chris who lives and works part time in Slovakia. We chatted for a few minutes and then he said, “I know a lady in this city who read your book, Moving from Fear to Freedom, and found it very helpful.”… [ read more ]

Revisiting a Romanian Grandma

Last year at the end of our Romanian youth camp, several team members and I strolled through the village where the camp was held. We rounded a corner and discovered a little granny sitting outside her house creating a traditional craft. She had no written pattern to follow. Instead, she was copying an existing creation…. [ read more ]

Unexpected Plans in Budapest

It’s Wednesday evening in Budapest. Our team drove here from Romania yesterday. Four volunteers flew out this morning and one remains because she plans to participate in an evangelistic family camp in Slovakia. What an incredible team God gave us. Each person contributed to the program either by teaching Bible lessons or crafts, playing games… [ read more ]

Where am I?

We spent today driving from Washington to Montana. Here are a few shots along the way. Can you guess where the two unnamed pictures were taken?

"God, Help!"

My prayer was short and desperate, and I uttered it several times during the night. A vicious stomach flu had invaded our camp and attacked one person after another. Finally it struck Gene. Three hours later it hit me. The virus kept us awake nearly all night and flattened us with hourly bouts of vomiting… [ read more ]

The Hike

On the sixth day of camp, everyone left the hotel for a day trip to one of three optional destinations. Ours involved hiking to a castle perched on a mountain. We’d done the same hike last year and told everyone, “It’s an easy walk – mostly flat until the last part immediately before entering the… [ read more ]

Family Camp Schedule

Our Polish family camp was held in the city of Karpacz. It reminds me of Banff, Alberta – an alpine tourist destination with fun things to see and do. It offers a perfect getaway for folks seeking a family vacation, and it provides a wonderful place to host our camp. The word camp often conveys… [ read more ]

Home Again

Having no internet access for nearly two weeks made it impossible for me to journal about our Poland family camp experience in real-life time. Now that I’m home again, I’ll blog for a few days about our experience in retrospect. Perhaps the element that strikes me most is the peoples’ openness toward spiritual things. One… [ read more ]

Promises, Promises

When I was a kid, my friends and I made promises to each other and sealed them with the words, “I cross my heart and hope to die.” The implication was that we’d die if we failed to keep our word. Scary stuff for an 8-year-old, eh? As an adult, I understand that a promise… [ read more ]