Goodbye to Echallens

Last week was the end of my time in Echallens. After many happy outings with friends and many peaceful walks in the forest, I’m staying with my fiancé’s family before heading back to Nebraska on Wednesday morning. How quickly these months have flown by! I know the next few months will fly by too. And…

The Peculiar Satisfaction of To-Do Lists

After a lovely restful-yet-busy weekend, it was great to start the week with two meetings with friends. I got back to the apartment around 2:30 knowing that I had to leave again at 5 and wondering what I was actually going to be able to accomplish. Turns out, a lot! I crossed off almost all…

Sitting by the Sunset 

Tonight, I sat on a bench listening to cows’ bells and distant thunder and watching the sun set over the distant hills. What a lovely—if slightly chilly—evening! I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?  My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.  He will not…