Tag Archives: Romania

Learning Gratitude from Other Cultures

August 30, 2018

Today, my article about learning gratitude is featured in The Redbud Post‘s issue on learning from other cultures. You can read the article here. I recount one of my memories from my time in Romania that is dearest to my heart. Taryn R. Hutchison, Writer writes, “I’ve learned that all people are the same. Everyone […]

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Thankful in Remembering

June 22, 2017

Now that we’ve returned from our trip to Eastern Europe, and I’ve knocked a little of the fog from my jet-lagged brain, I want to take a moment to reflect. So many things to be thankful for. Fun and Inspiring Adventure My beauty intake tank is pleasantly full after seeing 15 castles/fortresses and 10 cathedrals […]

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Can You Love a Place?

May 22, 2017

I’ve been thinking about the importance of place lately. Why, you may ask. Because I’m going home. Actually, I’m going home to two homes. Are there places you love? Places you consider home, even when you don’t live there and perhaps haven’t lived there for decades? I have many. I’ve lived in places that I’ll hold dear […]

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Old Friends Relive a Shared History

March 6, 2017

My weekend with writing friends, wonderful as it was, quickly became overshadowed the very next weekend. This time, I flew to Orlando (a better place to visit in February than Chicago). This time, I was with friends from Romania. Eight American women, my former teammates who served in Romania right after Communism fell, reunited for four days. […]

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God Still Exists!

December 22, 2014

A quarter of a century ago, the tide of the Romanian Revolution turned, miraculously, and the people won their freedom. I’ll never forget the thrill of that Christmas season as I prepared to move to Eastern Europe. Hopelessness turned to hope. The impossible happened. Years of invisible faith lived out in the dark, for that […]

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