God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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After I get all of the mutating missionary blogs from the past re-posted here, I will continue writing fresh ones. Enjoy the review...
Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
A Year of Pictures
What has changed in my life in the last year?
Here are just a few things...
Immer Sprache Schule
Language School it seems like forever!
My home church. German, no English, nope not even a translator!
My fridge? Took 3 months to put in my kitchen
(apartments don't come with kitchens or light fixtures in Germany),
and the fridge is the lower left cabinet... That is right.
Behind that tiny door is my fridge!
I travel by tram daily.
I live within walking distance (5 minutes) of a castle.
Sidewalk Cafe`s are standard...
Cities like Heidelberg are a few hours drive for me.
Driving to discover my family's homestead, my daughter and I followed a map.
The roads looked like they connected.
Instead, they kept getting
smaller and smaller.
We were sure it was just around the bend.
We ended up here!!!
A large pile of manure.
It was a memorable moment. We retraced and finally found the place.
I'm glad I discovered it with my daughter.
We read our family history book
on the drive.
The Original Galleria in Milan, Italy only about 4 1/2 hours drive away.
Berlin U-bahn (subway)
Switzerland at Christmas
An hour and a half drive from my house.
Strausbourg, France around Valentine's Day
2 hours drive.
My city close by...
1899: when the street was built - Bikes are a common mode of transportation.
One of the many tiny dorfs (villages) close to my home.
The tiny cars are still not small enough.
This road was built for horses. And buses...YIKES
Closest large airport available.
Zug ride to school. (train) Until I came to Europe
I had never even been on a train.
Walking to the Bus, 7:45
Arrive at Train station at 8:10
Zug (train) comes at 8:20
arrives in larger city north at 8:50
Tram ride to school platz 8:58
School begins 9:00
Just a bit of a change from yesteryear.
I was 5 minutes away from work!
Das ist schade.
Post man rides one of these.
Birthdays are without family
But new friends come and eat cake with me.
Church on Wednesday nights
People here don't make chocolate chip cookies from scratch.
I'm a baseball supporter?????!!!!!
I was asked, and agreed to be signing witness at a German wedding.
What an honor.
Seriously, guys this still shocks me.
And, I actually want to be here.
No air conditioning.
Makes for unhappy candles on my windowsill.
and even an unhappier me!
The Black Forest
A Fairy-tale Land
Looking for Hansel and Gretel?
They are right behind the tree to the left.
Out door markets are available weekly.
Birthday parties serve melon with a thin slice of some part of a pig.
And it tastes good!
Train stations allow for reading, studying, coffee drinking,
thinking, praying... anything but hurrying or talking.
A different view from my home's front window.
I seem to recall a cul-de-sac...
Now I have a hotel and a mountain.
And just think - a little over a year ago...
I thought this would be my home forever...
and then I moved:
Like I said, German apartments don't have kitchens.
I used this sink from our office until the kitchen
was ordered, made, shipped, installed, and
then I had to wait 4 more weeks for the
The factory made a mistake and marked one box
Kuhlschrank (fridge) when it actually was a
I slept on a mattress on the floor for about 2 months.
Until my furniture arrived from the US.
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.