When the unexpected happens…

Often, when things do not go as planned, I have a tendency to freak out. You know me... we have talked about this type A personality and love of lists and order. Lately, we have had some detours as to how we expected events to happen and it has been amazing to see how God …

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Why I Love Spring in Timisoara

During the winter everyone retreats. It is cold. The sun is brief and the buildings seem to match the sky, a nice shade of boring grey. The trees retreat. The birds retreat. The people retreat. I retreat. This is an exhale. I wait in anticipation for   Spring. Some people think of spring as a …

Adventure Camp

Tabara de Aventura We had the pleasure of supporting Biblia Pentru Toți (Scripture Union) last week with an adventure camp for youth. The camp had youth, ages 13-17, from different parts of the country and different denominations (baptist, pentecostal, non-denominational and orthodox). At an Adventure camp, you have to have some fun! We had field …

Birthday Traditions

Birthday Traditions Every family has different birthday traditions. In my (Lauren's) family, it is all about family. Every birthday the grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins get together to celebrate. My mom always cooks whatever meal and desserts ( yes, multiple) we want for our birthday. I have only missed 1 other birthday before, so being away this …