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5 things that guaranteed will make you happy

Nobody can guarantee happiness. Not me. Not the richest, sexiest man in the world. Actually, happiness has a lot more to do with our attitude towards our circumstances, than with the actual circumstances. So, sorry. If you wanted to read this blog to get happy, I may disappoint you. But,... Read More

January 17, 2014 6 Comments

My New Year Resolutions

It’s my first day of work in 2014. The new year feels almost exactly the same as the old one. It was hard to wake up. I have too many emails to reply to. The laundry room is a mess. I need to work out more consistently. I decided to... Read More

January 2, 2014 1 Comment

Unlike stuff community seldom decay and rot

The other day I posted something on my Facebook that lots of people liked.  I posted some photos of us making cookies with some friends from Burma. The feeling I got was that it was not the photos themselves that was the big attraction. It was the comment I wrote... Read More

December 17, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Did you ever run for life?

Today I ran for life. The trail by the ocean was beautiful—yellow and orange trees were on the sidelines, cheering me on. Dead leaves covered the trail like a blanket for me to run on. The air was crisp and clear. On my run I passed people walking and some... Read More

September 29, 2013 Leave your thoughts

To become, not to be

I have gotten myself elected into the PTA. Not that there is a rush of people who want the honor. Still, as I sat at our first meeting last night I had the time to reflect on why I wanted to be there. What do I want to contribute to... Read More

August 21, 2013 1 Comment

These are a few of my favorite things

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote it in 2011, during the cold of winter. These are my favoritest times (Yes, I know Favoritest is not actually a word). Disclaimer: Obviously, like any mother and wife, my favorite thing is when my kids say they love me and Steve kisses me, but... Read More

July 30, 2013 Leave your thoughts

When losing is good

My daughter Kristin’s voice was thick and full of tears and snot. She called me all the way from Sweden where she is playing a week-long soccer tournament with teams from all over Scandinavia. “We lost,” was all she could say before the tears took over again, and she was... Read More

July 2, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Gardening for world peace

It is springtime in Norway. Finally! On the fields all around the tractors are driving so fast across the brown dirt that I am sure the seeds understand they need to hurry up and grow. The summer is short. There is no time to waste. Every day I notice a... Read More

May 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Like an anemone in spring-time

It has overwhelmed me to see how many have read the story of Masuda, and who have contacted me about it, or written comments on Facebook, Twitter and my blog. It has made me feel like in this world there is hope. You have given me hope. The story I... Read More

April 29, 2013 1 Comment

Talking about exercising the faith muscles

Today I have been preparing my teachings for when I am going to speak at New Life Church in Stockholm this weekend. When I prepare teachings, it goes something like this: Write down some random thoughts. Look at previous teachings and take some good nuggets from them. Thinking about eating... Read More

April 17, 2013 2 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