Category Archives: Sweden

Santerklucia Weekend

We did a little Sinterklaas celebration on Monday night, around 9:30 PM. Pretty late for Marci, Cor, and me. But Elliot had a shift at Subway until closing. Olivia was busy with school work (until she took a little break … Continue reading

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The Ungrateful Refugee

I just finished reading Dina Nayeri’s book, The Ungrateful Refugee. It was published around this time last year, and it’s been on my list for even longer than that. The subject matter — refugee resettlement in Europe and North America — is … Continue reading

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The Four “I”s of Cultivating an Area for God’s Movement

How does a team start a new church from scratch? What does street-level missions look like? If we wanted to start a new H2O Church at, say, Youngstown State University (45 minutes east of Kent), where exactly would we start? … Continue reading

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Foreign to Familiar

I just finished a second reading of Sarah A. Lanier’s book, Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot- and Cold-Climate Cultures. I got this book maybe ten years ago, when our family was living in the Netherlands. I remember appreciating the … Continue reading

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The Insights Gleaned from Spotify Summaries

Spotify is sneaky-smart in the way it’s established itself. The product itself is grounded in slick engineering. But they’re also super-savvy with the way they handle the social media dynamics of their user interface. They’ve got sharp visuals to accompany … Continue reading

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