German Lessons

“Tock, Tock!  Willst du mit mir tanzen?” I’m sitting on the floor of the Bistro at Tauernhof, watching five-year-olds ask each other to dance.  This “dancing” actually means a challenge to a hopping-on-one-foot duel.  One boy asks another, they hop for a while, but the challenger cannot overcome the reigning champion.  He continues around the…

On Community

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;and that you,…

Stretching

“OK, so you’re ready, right?”  I crane my head around to hear my belayer’s voice from where she stands a few feet away. “Yep.  You’re good to go!” she replies cheerfully, tugging on the rope that connects us. I’m used to North American climbing terms.  Used to calling On belay? and Belay ON obsessively until…

Yours Also Is the Night

Yours is the day, Yours also is the night. Psalm 74:16 The day has already been long.  This morning, we walked up the 2000 meter mountain just behind our school, stopping only for a swim on the 30°+ C day before ascending to “the next summit.”  It was a narrow strip of grass underneath a…

Austria and Analogies

Question: “Is there an analogy for that?” Answer: YES. (Always.) Greetings from Schladming! I’m writing from a picnic table outside of Tauernhof Bible School, in a valley among the Austrian Alps.  Though this is a ski town, I know it better at times like these.  Schladming in summer is sweetly dusty hayfields, cheery international greetings…