Category Archives: Gedankensplitter

Hunting stories and other memories…

Our class martriculated in 1979, so it´s time for the 40th anniversary and a happy reunion. Those of us, who have remained in Wartburg, have kicked up a big storm and are just ready for the party to get going. … Continue reading

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On our way – Quasimodogeniti

Well, that first Sunday after Easter (Quasimodogeniti) was special. Celbrating Friederike´s birthday, going to church in St. Magdalena (Halle) and visiting Eisleben/Mansfeld afterwards. It was a good day to consider the brevity of life and the great blessings of Holy … Continue reading

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Träume, Erscheinungen und andere Offenbarungen…

Trotz der Warnung „Träume sind Schäume“, hören wir immer wieder „Träume werden wahr“ und nicht nur der „American dream“ oder wie ist es sonst zu erklären, dass immer noch hunderte und sogar tausende sich auf den Weg machen – ihr … Continue reading

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Reaching out with the gospel…

Some critical reflections on preaching weekly at the local school this 1st Quarter: Bericht – Modern 1.  Preach you the Word and plant it home         To men who like or like it not,      The Word that … Continue reading

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At the local hospital

We’ve not been in hospitals too often. At least not lately. Angelika was asked at the “Evangelisches Krankenhaus der Paul Gerhardt Stiftung“ here in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg, when last she was hospitalized. It was with the birth of our last … Continue reading

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No matter what happens…

  “No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” (Jewish Proverb) And going from the US Midwest to Germany’s heartland is no different. Can you imagine the poor girl, who thought I ran off with her suitcase … Continue reading

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Rainy Saturday

It’s Saturday. It’s raining softly and I’ve got time to think of this and that. It’s funny, how you pump into so many people, who have so much in common and get to make so many new friends here at … Continue reading

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Sermon on 1.Corinthians 2,1-10

Not knowing, who would be at the divine service this afternoon, I prepared two sermons, one in English (1Cor2,1-10 13.1.2018 OLS2) and one in German (1Kor2,1-10 13.1.2018 OLS3), both on the prescribed lesson by St.Paul to the Corinthians for the 2nd … Continue reading

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People on the way

What shall I say? These last hours have been quite a jump from O.R. Tambo to Frankfurt via Dubai and now I’m on the final stretch to Wittenberg and just getting past Leipzig traveling by train (ICE 692 which goes … Continue reading

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Kwaheri, my geliefde

Somewhere – it might have been the “Rapport” or “Beeld” this biography[1] of Dutch Reformed (“Hervormd” – NHK)[2] missionaries, pastors and their families was reviewed and I ordered a copy. It’s been in my shelf for quite a while, until … Continue reading

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