Mountains: the peace and the glory

- the view from the deck at Wild Bird The mountains quake before him    and the hills melt away.The earth trembles at his presence,    the world and all who live in it.Nahum 1:5 - Mountains!!!! If you typed "mountains" into my search field the list of results would probably cover several pages. Everything from epic ascents such as Sinai …

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a lightning tour of a resurrection city #Dresden

Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said …

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public transportation in Germany and a day in Meissen

One of the many exceptional features of Dresden is the runs-all-the-time public transportation system. Trams, buses, trains. Then there are thousands riding bikes. Cars, yes, but Andrew and Alicia are on a self-drive ride-share plan and grab a vehicle for 24 hours when they need one. That's typically only once every few months. Rebekah and …

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Thank you, Dresden, for loving our children

I believe it is universal that parents are viscerally connected to their children's wellbeing. We need to not only know but experience their life, where they live, and who their friends are. Coming to Dresden and getting a taste of the beauty and rich culture of this lovely city on the Elbe, then, has been …

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First check-in from Europe

Okay, patient readers. Here is my first check-in from the Germany trip. I don't have my computer with me so I'm going to share a few cell-phone images. All the (so far amazing) Nikon photographs will have to wait for our return to North Carolina. My plan is to borrow my son Andrew's computer (thanks …

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