Today will be our first full day in Paris. It’s also a vacation day so I have the free time to relax and reminisce this morning. My two weeks in Germany were wonderful. The seminar gave me much to ponder, along with lots of notes to review. Most valuable was the time in and out of the seminar with fellow pastors from around the world. Now I have friends to go and visit!
Today I’m personally thankful for: relaxing mornings; my Wittenberg roommate, Katie (pastor in Ohio); and wonderful memories.

We’re standing near the place where the Americans met with the Soviets at the end of WWII. There had been a bridge here but the Germans destroyed it to try and stop the Soviet army. The flags in the distance commemorate this event. A new bridge is just to the right.

I gave Katie my pussy hat as a thanks for sharing the time with me.