Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Heldin. | Hero.

Liebe Familie, liebe Freunde, liebe Leserschaft,

schaut Euch diese heldenhafte Mutter beim Ankleiden ihrer achtmonatigen Drillinge und ihres zweijährigen Kleinkind an.

Und das immer mit einem Lächeln auf ihren Lippen...irgendwie empfinden wir das mit unseren (nur) ZWEI Kleinen schon so... :-)

Ermutigende und vor Tränen lachende Grüße schicken Euch

Rainer & Kerstin.





Dear family, dear friends, dear readers,

watch this super mom change her eight month old triplets and her two year old toddler!

All with a smile on her face...somehow, we feel like that with just our (just) TWO young ones... :-)


Encouraging greetings - by laughing our heads off - from

Rainer & Kerstin.


Thursday, February 04, 2016

Frauenfrühstück. | Women's breakfast.

Liebe Familien, Freunde und LeserInnen,

seit Längerem habt Ihr von uns nichts mehr lesen können, jetzt kommts dafür umso geballter:

Kerstin wird am Samstag, 27. Februar 2016, die Bühne in Friedrichshafen "einnehmen".
Bitte fühlt Euch auf diesem Wege ganz herzlich in das wunderschöne 'Foyer' in FN eingeladen und lasst uns kurz wissen, falls Ihr (und Freundinnen, Nachbarinnen, Omas, Tanten, Cousinen,...) kommen werdet.

In Vorfreude auf unser Wiedersehen bzw. Kennenlernen grüßt Euch

Kerstin mit Rainer.





Dear families, friends & readers, 

after a while, we are back online again - the invitation says it all (at least in German language):

Invitation to a women's breakfast at church 'Foyer' in Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance/Bodensee, on Saturday morning, 27 February 2016, at 9 am.

A hands-up would be highly appreciated if you (and your female friends, neighbours, grandmothers, aunties, cousins,...) would like to come.

Looking forward to getting to know each other - or to reunite.

Kerstin with Rainer.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Annas Segnung. | Anna's dedication.


Liebe Familie, liebe Verwandten und liebe Freunde,

allen körperlich und geistig Anwesenden danken wir für die unvergessliche Segnung unserer Tochter Anna Hertha am 8. November 2015.
Danke, daß Ihr in Annas und in unserem Leben seid.

Rainer & Kerstin.




Dear family, dear relatives and dear friends,

to all the ones of you who had been witnessing Anna Hertha's unforgettable dedication, we deeply thank every single one of you.
We are grateful for having you in Anna's life and in our lives.

Rainer & Kerstin.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 40. Geburtstag, Willow. | 40th anniversary of Willow Creek!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 40. Geburtstag - eine Lehrstunde vom Feinsten.

So wie Lothar Krauss finden auch wir, dass das 40jährige Jubiläum von 'Willow Creek' (auf die vorigen fünf Worte klicken) eine Lehrstunde vom Feinsten ist. 
Und: es ist ein mitreißender Abend für alle, die einer lebendigen Kirche beim Feiern zuschauen wollen. 



'Willow Creek' setzt Maßstäbe und gibt Einblick in das Herz einer Kirche, die einfach nur berührt. 
Solche Kirchen, mit so einem Herzen, braucht unsere Welt! Ihre Art eine “Kultur der Ehre” zu leben ist dabei vorbildlich! 
Und, welche Kirche beschenkt zu ihrem 40ten Geburtstag andere Kirchen? 40 Kirchen in unterentwickelten Gebieten der Erde wird Willow entscheidend dabei helfen, dass sie ein permanentes, eigenes Gemeindehaus bekommen. 
Der frische und lebendige Einsatz von Musik, Kunst, Kreativität ist ansteckend. 
Ihre Liebe für Menschen auf der Suche nach Gott. Ihr Blick für die Nationen, ihr Stand gegen Rassismus, ihr Einsatz für Arme, Behinderte, Benachteiligte … verschlägt einem den Atem. Eine Kirche, die leidenschaftlich Gott feiert und selbst an so einem Abend den Glauben erklärt, die Geplagten ermutigt und selbstlos für andere denkt.

(Quelle: www.der-leiterblog.de)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wissenschaft. | Science.

Liebe Freunde, 

dieses Mal (leider) nur in englischer Sprache - wir bitten um Euer Nachsehen und glauben fest daran, daß Ihr die nachfolgende Konversation dennoch gut aus dem Zusammenhang verstehen könnt.

Es lohnt sich - vertraut uns.

Rainer & Kerstin.


--

Dear friends

take time to read. 
It's worth reading it. 
Trust us.

Rainer & Kerstin.





Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?


(Student was silent.)


Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
 Student : Yes.
Professor: So, who created evil ?


(Student did not answer.)


Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?


(Student had no answer.)


Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.


Professor : According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.



Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor: Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor: Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.


(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)


Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.


(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)


Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?


Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. 


Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?


(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)


Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?


(The class was in uproar.)


Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?


(The class broke out into laughter. )


Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?


(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)


Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.



P.S.:
By the way, that student is said to be Albert Einstein...