May’s Four Cardinal Guidelines – Seeking Direction on My Faith Journey

May has been quite an interesting month for us here in Nyíregyháza. The weather has been polar from cold, rainy days to sunny above average temperatures. We also received quite a few guests this month with a previous YAGM volunteer we both know, Tabby’s parents and our friends from the States visiting and staying with …

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April’s Four Cardinal Guidelines – Seeking Direction on My Faith Journey

April arrived with colorful tulips and roses planted throughout Nyíregyháza. Though it is Spring, there has not been much rain until the later half of the month. The abnormal heat and sun sparked many concerns about fruits and vegetation in family gardens as well as conversation about climate change and how it has been noticeably …

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March’s Four Cardinal Guidelines – Seeking Direction on My Faith Journey

March was the month that Spring arrived. The weather has been full of sunshine and the temperatures rising. Tabby and I often find ourselves choosing to continue to walk from place to place instead of getting our bikes out as it has been such nice weather to enjoy the scenery around us. It has also …

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February’s Four Cardinal Guidelines – Seeking Direction on My Faith Journey

February held many days of reflection and joy. Tabby and I had time to think about what we would do when we got back to the states such as potentially working at a retreat center to moving to Rochester, MN to summer travel plans after Hungary. We also got the chance to attend a Roma …

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January’s Four Cardinal Guidelines – Seeking Direction on My Faith Journey

It is the beginning of the new year! Tabby and I got to celebrate the New Year with our wonderful friends and family here in Hungary eating traditional meals of lentil and pork. The weather and winds have been colder, and many students and teachers have gotten sick. Luckily, I have not been too sick …

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December’s Four Cardinal Guidelines – Seeking Direction on My Faith Journey

The Advent Season in Hungary is the time leading up to Christmas. Hungarians celebrate St. Mikulas Day on December 6th, which is when St. Mikulas fills your shoes with chocolates and candies if you have been a good child. On December 25th, angels and baby Jesus bring gifts and presents which are set under the …

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The Season of Giving: Celebrating the Advent Season and Christmas in Hungary!

Receiving a gift graciously has been difficult for us historically. In the past, we have felt the need to always give something back. Since moving to Nyíregyháza, we have accepted much help and offerings of rides, meals, invites from those around us and find that just receiving these offerings graciously brings joy to the gift …

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