Kate Kleinsasser

Hopeful Reality from Athens, Greece

  • The Art of Tea-Making

    February 8, 2023 by

    I’m sitting here bequeathed in the fluffiest blanket I own directly under our overworked heater. Our “springy” winter has turned faces on us wickedly and the wet chill goes straight to the bone. Nothing helps to bring warmth except for heating the water as hot as it can get and taking a long shower or… Read more

  • Creating Gospel Spaces for Jesus

    November 21, 2022 by

    I’m sitting here reveling in the beauty of an October morning in Athens. We came back from a conference yesterday and I piled my laundry into the bathroom, timed myself to put all our things away, and then sat in the bliss of my favorite place to be; our little apartment in Victoria. Almost every… Read more

  • Sunday Christians or Monday Disciples?

    October 8, 2022 by

    It’s a late afternoon in October and I think this may be the most pleasant of all times and seasons. The golden light, rustling leaves, and cooling breeze is a balm to us heat scorched Athenians who’ve survived August and September in the concrete city. My baby is currently trying to eat leaves at my… Read more

  • How to Sleep in a Storm

    October 1, 2022 by

    I’m sitting here on a small balcony in a farming villa in Ephesus, Turkey. Yes, it’s the birthplace of the Ephesians so I am writing you an epistle from the saints who are at Ephesus. I woke up to a rooster crowing and on my morning walk passed tractor loads of villagers going out to… Read more

  • Who are you? Losing Labels and Finding Family

    March 17, 2022 by

    I’m sitting here at in my kitchen with a very hot cup of chai. A few large sprigs from a blossoming tree outside the city are gracing my kitchen table. My boy is due to be born in a week, so I’m bouncing away on the exercise ball as I type, hoping for signs of… Read more

  • Who are you? Losing Labels and Finding Jesus

    February 6, 2022 by

    Yesterday I was sitting with a group of wonderful people at a European Roundtable, a refugee ministry summit. I felt like I was sitting on holy ground as we went around the circle explaining where we were from and what God had called us to in relation to the recent tragic events in Afghanistan. The… Read more

  • Celebrating the true Jesus this Christmas

    December 13, 2021 by

    It’s a rainy evening in Victoria square, the center of Athens. The lights on the trees outside my window look like they fell out of the sky and plastered on the skinny little trees lining the square. I’ve dried the orange slices and hung them over the doorway, and when I have a spare baking… Read more

  • No Longer a Slave

    November 8, 2021 by

    I looked deep into her eyes yesterday. She is just a wisp of a little girl, but holds the heaviness of the world in her eyes. She mutters under her breath about knives and death, and is constantly trying to steal more food off the platters. Yesterday it was the bread from the communion platter… Read more

  • As it is in Heaven

    August 7, 2021 by

    I’m sitting cross legged on my leather couch trying to abate a bout of nausea and musing about heaven. Our air conditioner is working overtime these days with temperatures as hot as 110 F. Wildfires are raging in many locations in Greece. Today I noticed tiny flecks of ash on our balcony, and there has… Read more

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“And though this world with devils filled should threaten to undo us, we will not fear for God has willed His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim, we tremble not for him. His rage we can endure, for lo his doom is sure. One little word will fell him.”

2 thoughts on “Kate Kleinsasser

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  2. Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!


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