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Remember in Five Minutes

It’s Friday, and I have five-minutes. So I’m joining Lisa-Jo’s party. You should come, too.

Today’s Prompt: Remember

I just walked into my bedroom and smelled Europe outside.


The scent of a foreign city and its impending excitement that hides behind every hundred-year-old building. Lurks inside each cigarette-smoke-filled waft of the air outside the Woolworth and the Oskar restaurant. The aroma of unknown that waits to be found out as I walk through the streets and pass the people with their dogs, just living in Europe.


I forgot.

Because I am now one of them — those who live in Europe. It’s why we said yes to this year abroad. So we could know the living and the God-trusting and the stripping of everything we didn’t know hindered us from really, truly surrendering to His way and His life. Also, we wanted the fresh excitement of living where we don’t already know.


But today I remember.

10 Thoughts on “Remember in Five Minutes

  1. Your pictures are captivating and I long to step in them and experience all you describe. Just beautiful how your words painted the pictures 🙂

    • Thank you! It is a beautiful place. Sometimes life takes over, though, and I forget just how amazing it is. Not just while I’m here, but anywhere I find myself starting to settle. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. Oh, how lovely to remember (afresh) that you are living an everyday adventure! I want to join you!

  3. Love, love, LOVE how you are capturing these memories!!! What a beautiful story is being woven into your lives through this experience. Thanks for bringing us along with you…

  4. The photos are gorgeous, almost makes me want to live in Europe. Almost.

  5. Beautiful photos.

  6. You always have a way of making me miss Germany! I remember it well! Beautiful pics and words to capture such a beautiful place and journey.

  7. ruthpovey on March 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

    Stunning, STUNNING photos!

  8. Taking time to reflect and remember our good past memories can really nourish us. Great thoughts and picture. Looking forward to reading your blog more:)

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