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Jan.05.2010
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller It’s January, and we’re back to the time of year of taking down the Christmas tree, wrapping up the sparkly lights, and scooting back into the groove of daily living. But this year, daily living looks a whole lot different for us, as I’m...
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Dec.29.2009
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week, at Christmastime, we took a roadtrip from Prague to the Austrian Alps, to stay the week in the tiny ski village of Rauris. For our family, fresh expats living in Prague only...
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Dec.15.2009
I had lunch with a friend yesterday, and we talked about the struggle with Now What? Maybe the question is familiar to you, as well … so I thought I’d write about it, at this time of year of new life and love at Christmas, and fresh starts at the New Year. The Nativity near Saint Nikolas Church,...
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Dec.06.2009
As Christmas approaches, and life becomes busier with the celebrations of the season, I enjoy settling down for a few minutes each day to remember the reason for the joy we have. I'm sharing an excerpt from my daily devotional, The One Year Mini for Busy Women, published in Tyndale House's The One...
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Dec.01.2009
The View of Prague, the Vltava River, and the Prague Castle from Strahov Monastery Around Prague, new wintertime scents linger on every corner—logs burning on raging fires, sugared chestnuts roasting at street vendors’ carts, and the tangy aroma of Czech mulled wine. Adding much shorter days,...
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Nov.19.2009
I had to suppress a laugh this morning, when one of my sons went to pour milk on his cereal, but poured water instead. I couldn’t help laughing because I, too, often do absentminded things, especially during this time of year. During this time of year, the scenery in and around Prague is glorious...
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Nov.11.2009
It’s been an exciting time to be in Europe, this November 2009. Velvet Revolution, Prague, 1989http://dulyconsider.blogspot.com/2008/02/considerable-sounds-music-that-matters.html Twenty years have now passed since the historic fall of the Berlin Wall. And on November 18, 1989, the Czech people...
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Nov.05.2009
Pisa, the Italian Riviera, Switzerland, and Home to Prague: a photojournal The opportunity to drive to Italy for a family vacation was truly a dream. Not only did we experience the grand mountains of the Alps, but also saw things we did not expect to see: countless castles, gravity-defying vineyard...
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Nov.05.2009
Italy: Tuscany and Rome, a photojournal Our October vacation in Tuscany, in the Maremma region in sight of the Argentario peninsula, was spectacularly refreshing. Not only was the beach completely deserted, but we were so far out of civilization we were without television or internet during our...
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Nov.01.2009
It all started in a Czech snowstorm. An October snowstorm, that is... As US expats living in Prague, we had the incredible privilege of driving to Italy for a vacation. The trip as a whole took our breath away-- Italy, and the the entire trip there and back, had a beauty beyond what we could have ...
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Oct.26.2009
When I saw the movie Under the Tuscan Sun years ago, Tuscany became a place I yearned to visit. The cinematography in the movie was beautiful, and the lure of a slower pace of life combined with the elements of great Italian foods and wines only accented the gentle beauty of the Tuscan land. We’ve...
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Oct.15.2009
Real Beauty shines ... I have always loved Ralph Lauren. Mr. Lauren’s story is inspiring, rising from immigrant roots to what his brand is today by holding unwavering focus on his dreams. I’ve always enjoyed watching his advertisements, epic in nature and cinematic in execution, and I have thought...
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Oct.08.2009
I was rescued by a hurricane. It’s true. The problem started soon after I had our first son. Every time I ate, I had so much pain I had to lie down on the couch. When I had my second son, I realized I might have lactose intolerance, an idea inspired by an infant’s struggle with indigestion. But,...
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Oct.02.2009
A surreal experience: driving Sunday evening from the West to the East.Since we hiked the Austrian Alps this past weekend, we drove back to Prague through Germany on Sunday. We passed through the flatlands around Munich to the rolling hills of hops fields in Eastern Germany, past the German rest...
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Sep.29.2009
I have to admit, I’m still pinching myself. I guess I’m trying to ensure that this is real—this living in Prague, and traveling Europe with the whole family. I find it amazing to be able to hop in the car, drive through a few countries, and a handful of hours later be standing in the heart of the...
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