29 May 2008

27 May 2008

a feast and a friend

Summer has come to Ljubljana and the city is gorgeous. I just want to be outside all the time. Awhile ago, I made dinner and Christina and I sat on a bench across the street to eat it. We balanced our plates, utensils and glasses of milk on our knees.

Just as we settled in, Liliana sauntered down the street. She's a friend that I met last year. It's never planned, but we run into each other pretty frequently. Every time we're both just delighted to spend time together. Liliana makes me laugh a lot, teaches me Slovene and challenges me by her generosity and genuine concern for the world.

Christina ran upstairs and got another dish of food for Liliana. We got to share our little feast with her. It was lovely, eating with Christina and Liliana.

yep. that's a good salad.

Apple & Broccoli Salad

1 T oil
2 T sugar
2 T Dijon mustard
6 T apple cider vinegar
salt & pepper

one head broccoli
one crisp apple, diced
handful chopped onions

Whisk dressing. Pour over salad. Can be made ahead of time. Serves four.

This salad is one of my favorites. Perfect for the summer. It's modified from a recipe that I found in CookingLight.

13 May 2008

the clock here is 9 hours ahead of the clock in california

CA 7am = SLO 4pm
CA 10am = SLO 7pm
CA 1pm = SLO 10pm

In summary, if you live on the west coast, the best hours to call are between 7am and 1pm (your time). Or late at night--anytime after 10pm.

CA 10pm = SLO 7am

05 May 2008

akiko game night & cozy hof; important days

I am so proud of the JVKids.Jacob, Noah, Nate, Zachary, Claire, me & Laurel.Most of last week, I was up in Czech for Josiah Venture's annual Spring Conference. We got home late last night and I was asleep within fifteen minutes. Exhausted! Eating meals with dear friends, significant times of prayer and solid Bible teaching. It was a week that I will remember for a long time and I look forward to telling many of you about it.The Holy Spirit has reminded me of Isaiah 30:21 often lately. It says, Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, This is the way; walk in it.