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When do I hear my neighbor sing?

I have been working on translating my book, Picking Flowers on Dusty Roads, into Norwegian. It is a long, and boring task. Since I am in the mood of the book, I have decided to share a few paragraphs here. Perhaps you will like it and want to get the... Read More

June 12, 2013 3 Comments

Treating my soul like fabric with lycra

It is 10.40 pm and the house is quiet. Some days I cherish silence more than other days. Today is one of those days. You know the feeling of being on the go since 6 am, and this is the first time since you woke up that you sit down... Read More

April 16, 2013 4 Comments

Getting spring into my heart

After three very busy and intense weeks in Burma and Thailand I am finally back, to my kitchen table and my piles of work. I am overwhelmed. I don’t have enough hours in my days. I have too many things to do on my list. The dishwasher broke. The dog... Read More

April 8, 2013 2 Comments

Refreshin’ in London

An empty coffee cup in a full coffee shop. Sunday morning in London, and Steve and I are trying to live the urban life. We have squeezed into the coffee shop where all the Londoners are having their breakfast, sheltered from the cold and humid day outside. I find it... Read More

February 26, 2013 2 Comments

Be nice or you will get a big nose

Among many other things the past week, we have enjoyed watching a theater Naomi, our middle daughter, has been a part of. It is a very local, very young and very enthusiastic group of actors and directors. Naomi has the role as Limping Lina, and she is angry, bitter and... Read More

February 12, 2013 1 Comment

Winners never quit

It was a big event. Kristin had planned what to wear for days. It actually resulted in two trips to the store because the first dress was not perfect. It was also a day when Kristin appreciated having older sisters who helped her with her hair and makeup. Of course,... Read More

December 10, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Things I wish I had known at 15

Today is Girls day! I just found out too. It seems it is not just a day of pink, cupcakes and frills. No, it is a day to focus of girls needs around the world. I think it is necessary and important to do so. Girls need to get to... Read More

October 11, 2012 Leave your thoughts

The riches of the land (and water)

Yesterday I felt like the woman described in Proverbs 31. Except I did not get up at dawn. The sun raises at 4 am, mind you. But I got up and made wholesome pancakes, bursting with energy and health from the flax seeds, whole wheat and oats I put in... Read More

August 14, 2012 3 Comments

Rebuilding a blogger

Not really sure what went wrong there. It was like…I stopped blogging. I had my reasons. My daughters and I got the worst possible flight to go to the US, and we travelled for three whole days and saw more airports and breathed more bad airplane air than all of... Read More

August 11, 2012 2 Comments

Human rights and the color of your eyes.

Today I took a look at Kristin’s comments about human rights and ethics. She said some things that were plain cute. Not everything was right, but it gave me some insights. “Ethics is when you treat the dark people worse than the light ones (I think she got the words... Read More

June 13, 2012 Leave your thoughts

A Yo-yo or a spas?

We have all heard of yo-yo diets. The diets that get people to diet so hard for a short while that they can’t handle it any more and then they end up gaining all the weight they just lost. Well, me, I am a yo-yo blogger. First I write a... Read More

June 8, 2012 1 Comment

An unimpressive Christian

                                        Some days I say to God: Why even bother? Leave me alone! I am not worth your energy. After all these years of following him and claiming I am a... Read More

May 16, 2012 12 Comments