A Guest Blog Hello, my name’s Juliette, but I blog as Helsinki-Budapest because right now that’s my life. I moved to Budapest from Helsinki, and am now ready to move back to Helsinki before the end of the year. I’m what is known as a Cross Culture Kid: French passport, Hungarian heritage on my father’s side, identify as French-American-Hungarian. I […]
Recently I found myself going back to a very well-known passage of scripture. As soon as the passage came to mind, however, it was followed by a second thought: “I already know what I’ll find.” We think that because it’s a familiar passage, it‘s less able to teach us something new. That’s rarely the case when we’re honestly reading the […]
You know how you can read a verse dozens of times… even hundreds, then one day you read it and suddenly it says something different to you? That happened to me yesterday. “…for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1.7 Dealing with Fear Most […]
There are a number of ways to see Paris… but today I want to take you, by foot, within arms’ reach of the Seine River, arguably the life-blood of France’s capital city.
“C’mon… raise your arm just a bit higher… now point your finger down, no… a bit more to the side… that’s it! Perfect! …now just hold it!” “Dad! … c’mon… take the picture already… this is embarassing!”
A great many people spend a great deal of money looking for a bit of rest – rest for the spirit, rest for the mind… rest for the soul – when sometimes it’s as easy as a walk around the block.
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Tuscany? If you’ve never been, but have done even a preliminary internet search, you’ll like have seen images of tiny hill-top villages perched above olive groves or vineyards and narrow, winding roads lined with upright Italian cypress trees. You’ll definitely see all of this on your way to, or through, Tuscany. One such hilltop […]
Two verses of scripture recently captured my attention and got me to thinking about the notions of “Near vs. Far”… “Having vs. Not Having” … being “With or Without.”
As if the opportunity to visit the Château de Chambord wasn’t reason enough to get excited, there I was, just when they were to begin their annual grand concert dedicated to the French Horn! (or as they call it… “the Hunting Horn”) I was about to make an unplanned discovery!
Is there anything else happening in France these days besides flooding, protests & labour strikes? Oh yes… the UEFA’s Euro2016 soccer championship. I recently had a couple of hours to kill and opted to see what the city looked like under the colours of European Soccer.