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One With Nature…Reflecting

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I was never one to ask why things happened the way they did, but I often asked myself, “why am I still around?”  “What is the purpose in keeping me alive like this?”  Just honest questions because, well, it just has not been ideal.  Funny thing is that my questions are often met with a deafening silence.  One that for the most part only makes me feel more alienated and ignored.

A Visit to Donghaksa Temple

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As we got closer to the tempe, the first thing we came up to was a souvenir shop with several amulets, prayer beads, and many items made with the symbolic owls (supposed to bring good luck), dragons, and other animals.  The entire time you are there, there is an eerie hum and gong sound playing loudly…

3 Days in Ireland!

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings 5 Comments

I buckled my seat belt, and waited patiently for take off, while my mind pondered on the events of the past three days.  I left Hamburg, Germany with my husband and my team of colleagues, heading to Ireland for two weeks of ministry, service, and cross-cultural enrichment. Little did I know, my week would be cut short because of my …

Finding Good Rest in Kiel, Germany

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Following an amazing brief stop in Belgium, to serve with Highlands Belgium at the Castle in Thieusies, my 2017 team of colleagues with Abante International headed to the Czech Republic, while I took a flight to Hamburg, Germany. It was hard to make the decision of separating from the team (and Brian, my husband) because I love working with my team, …

Healing Vacation

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Over the years, my husband Brian Schlottmann and I, have been able to travel extensively, but it has always been in the context of missions, and/or Abante International. However, given recent events in my life, we decided to dedicate some time to ourselves away from work, the Abante team, and even family–to travel to a place where just the two of …