Monthly Archives: April 2009

Queen’s Day 2009

It was a beautiful Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) in Amsterdam today — absolutely perfect weather and hundreds of thousands of visitors swarming the city. This was our family’s seventh celebration of Queen’s Day. The picture above shows a boy (probably about … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 7:18

I think that the book of Ecclesiastes has to be one of my favorite books of the Bible.  I love the stark simplicity of its message.  I love its balance.  I love the way it’s so grounded in reality.  Its … Continue reading

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Electric Dreams

Marci and I — two grown adults, mind you — just spent over an hour trying re-route the wiring for a simple doorbell in our dining room.  After much fineagling, we finally got everything to work out all right.  But … Continue reading

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April in Amsterdam is Amazing

I am convinced that the loveliest month of the year in Amsterdam is April. We all look for excuses to sit outside as often as we can (even for staff meetings!). Original post blogged on b2evolution.

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Remembering the Watkins Years

It’s been a good weekend — but an emotionally exhausting one. For the past three days, our church has organized a series of special events to remember and celebrate the "Watkins Years" of Zolder50.  Singing and dancing, gifts and stories, … Continue reading

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Beard Decisions

I’ve been experimenting with a new look over the last couple of weeks.  I shaved my head (again) and grew out a goatee.  The beard has come in with quite a bit of gray (especially on the sides of my … Continue reading

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Anti-Hierarchical, Non-Didactic, Decentralized, Social-Activist Model for Church

I’ve recently been hearing and talking and learning about a fascinating movement of churches operating around the world today.  They’re not a very large body of believers, but they’re very committed and (some would say) very radical.  And with all the … Continue reading

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