Barack Obama’s inauguration speech

I was impressed with Obama’s speech from yesterday. As Mira and I got to talk about it, she assumed his speeches would be written by a professional speech writer. I wasn’t so sure, since he is a speech master himself – it has been one of his landmarks, so I figured he’d not leave it to somebody else and would be involved personally. I happened … Lees verder Barack Obama’s inauguration speech

Winter in Almere

Wow, what a wonderful weekend that was. The most perfect skating weather we’ve seen in many, many years, combined with perfect ice to skate on… And so did almost the entire country. The five of us took the skates and slide and went to the Oostvaardersplassen, a beautiful place nearby, where last week the official Dutch marathon was held. We made it exactly one round, … Lees verder Winter in Almere

The old has gone, the new has come

Just returned from the Agapè New Year conference. From Wednesday to Friday we had meetings and workshops during the day while sleeping at home. Led by Henk Bakker, professor at the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, we discussed 2nd Corinthians 5:11 – 21, which deals with the mystery of being a new creation if you ‘are in Christ’ – the old has gone, the new has come. … Lees verder The old has gone, the new has come