Author: Carolyn Christmann

after just over six months, our adventure of world-schooling, serving, and discovery came to an end, curtailed by corona concerns. in the months ahead we will continue to share our journey retroactively through this blog. as we write.edit. recall and post these stories, we do...

“i live and love in God’s peculiar light” michelangelo i fall in love with florence at first stride. arriving later than we had planned, we race from train station to airbnb in an effort to avoid a late check-in fee. backpacks bouncing, luggage bumping as we zip...

“everything is a beautiful picture” -ian we race into venice underestimating its extent and complexity. navigate delightful walking alleys rife with cafes, restaurants and shops. no streets, vehicles, stoplights or litter. i’m all smiles the first few hours. but as the day progresses, my feet begin to...

“In this place, the rocks make me happy” - roan at  giant’s causeway. we echo his sentiment for all our time here in northern ireland. familiar land and familiar faces greet us, easing us into the upcoming adventure of unknown places.  we sleep off red-eye jet lag and...

So we said goodbye. lots of them. hugs and prayers and “we love you. you. you. you.” beautiful farewells punctuated days of to-do lists and luggage, last-minute shopping. and literally weighing the merits of sunscreen vs shampoo as we attempted to diet our too-hefty suitcases....

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