I have just learned that my book “Fliege ins Leben, lande bei Gott” will be released September 1, 2017!
You can now pre-order the book online!
Ich habe gerade erfahren, dass mein Buch “Fliege ins Leben, lande bei Gott” am 1. September 2017 erscheint!
Und du kannst es jetzt schon online vorbestellen!
You might have noticed that it’s been awfully quiet around here for a few weeks.
The reason is that I have been traveling for the last five weeks. Continue reading “What We Miss in the Rush of Life”
When I was in fourth grade, I wrote my first book.
Well, technically I rewrote the story of Anne of Green Gables, a quirky girl who ends up in a small town with rather pessimistic people. Through chronic optimism and joyful demeanor she manages to turn this town’s perspective around. Continue reading “How I landed a book deal”
On Wednesday I had visitors come over who wanted to stay the night.
I was looking forward to their visit, but I was also a little nervous.
My schedule was completely packed because I had been in and out of the city for the most part of the last two weeks. There were clothes lying around on the floor, unpacked bags on the chairs, piles of paper on the table. A fine layer of dust covered the surfaces. My apartment was a mess.
How could I invite people into this place?
So I started cleaning on Tuesday night, frantically getting rid of the chaos and presenting the best version of me and my place. Continue reading “Inside the Mess”
Three years ago, my mom and I started a tradition.
One weekend per year, we do a ladies’ getaway. Two days of hiking, relaxing, stuffing ourselves with delicious food and talking through the night. Continue reading “Everyday Heroes”
You should do more exercise.
You should finish that project at work like…yesterday.
You should make more time for your friends.
You should go to bed earlier.
You should read the Bible more.
Should, must, have to.
Isn’t that the narrative constantly playing in our minds?
It pushes us to impossible heights sometimes, but mostly it drives us crazy.
It eats us away.
It kills the life we are supposed to live.
So let’s stop for a moment and dig a little deeper.
Why should we do all these things? And why do we give in to the “shoulds” so often?
Because we think we need more money.
Because we think the world will stop turning the moment we lay our hands down.
Because we think that we can rest later.
Because we think that we are what we do.
Because we think that God expects a special routine.
We think and think, and slowly by slowly these thoughts become beliefs.
Beliefs about ourselves, God and the world.
If we give ourselves permission and rest for a while, we might hear a different narrative, softly whispered into our hearts.
Hey, I’m so glad you’re here.
Why don’t you sit down and relax?
The world will continue turning, I got this in my hands. Literally.
You won’t be able to just drop everything, but you are free to choose.
Do the things that are beneficial to you. In body, mind and spirit.
Or do nothing at all sometimes because you are who you are.
And that’s enough.
Writing for Five Minute Friday today.
I did not expect this.
After keeping it a secret for a few weeks I finally spilled the beans on Wednesday: I signed a book contract! (Insane, right? Here’s the full story.)
The entire day my phone went crazy with feedback. Some long lost friends sent me messages, people liked and shared the news, others left the most thoughtful and touching comments. Continue reading “More, Please!”