I honestly can’t believe that I’m writing this post- a summary post about summer, if you will. How is it September already? This first week of September is referred to as la rentrée (literally, the re-entry) in France; it refers not only to the kids going back to school, but also to life itself picking back… Continue reading Chapter 52. A Very French Summer
Our adventures in Turkey continue with expeditions through busy marketplaces, work in the local church, and offering aid to displaced Syrian families. All this plus a bonus adventure to Ephesus!
This past week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Turkey with a small ‘mission team’ from my church (Emmanuel International Church or EIC). The initial purpose of the trip was to support one of our pastors who was scheduled to teach at a youth camp in Izmir, which is on the west side… Continue reading Chapter 50: Turkey Diaries, Istanbul
A Freeman family invasion! I was so blessed in the beginning of May to have my parents and little sister fly to France from Canada, swinging by London on their way over to pick up my brother James (and have a pint or two at the pub!). It was almost a complete family reunion, we… Continue reading Chapter 49. Adventures with the Family in Normandy
‘When spring comes to Paris, the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise’ – Henry Miller Could Henry Miller see into the future when he said this, or is every spring in Paris this perfect? It’s honestly hard for me to say: while technically this is my second April in the city;… Continue reading Chapter 48. Paris in Bloom// Cherry Blossom Season
Anddddddd we’re back! I have to apologize for this post coming to you a little later than I had anticipated. The delay is due to the abrupt and completely delightful arrival of summer weather in France. Blooming cherry blossoms and temperatures in the mid-twenties are not to be ignored! So where did we leave off?… Continue reading Chapter 47. Two Days in Lyon – Part 2: What We Ate
So last week Marc and I found ourselves in a very happy situation. We had very little scheduled, we had some unused credit with the train company, and Marc’s company has been leaning on him to use up some vacation days. The only question was….where should we go? Our only limitation was that we had… Continue reading Chapter 46. Two Days in Lyon: Part 1: What We Saw