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

One of the most notable differences between October and November is the weather! It has gotten cold enough for freezing precipitation but no heavy snowfall like that of Minnesota. However, it has been very cold. Oddly enough, the grass is still green and there are still leaves on some trees, but the invisible cold still …

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

It has been almost two months since Tabby and I have arrived in Hungary, living in Nyiregyháza, Hungary’s eighth largest city located in the Northwest corner of the country. The autumn has come, and the leaves are falling, covering the ground with a red, orange and yellow spectacle. The weather has been colder with some …

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

I reflect on my time during the YAGM program from the Orientation at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) to now in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. I mentioned in a previous blog that there are four guidelines that I am choosing to follow as I progress through this year and here are some thoughts and …

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