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A room full of heroes.

Since I last wrote a few things have happened: The day I held my speech for Women’s day I was actually voted Woman of the year in my hometown, Levanger. That was a huge honor, and something I am still trying to understand fully. I don’t exactly feel like a... Read More

March 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Happy Woman’s Day

Today is the international women’s day. A big day for some, but for most of the world’s women, it is just a day like all others. I have been preparing my speech for tonight. I am looking forward to meeting so many strong and engaging women. I will post the... Read More

March 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

Stay uncomfortable

It’s been almost a month since I wrote anything on my blog. This must be a new record, and I have been breaking all the blog rules.(The ones that say you need to write consistently, preferably every day.) But while not blogging I have kept myself busy with other things,... Read More

January 9, 2013 7 Comments

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

Give me your tired, your poor

A lot of people have commented on my latest blog post about spraying water on Jesus. Many have responded with anger, disbelief and disgust. Also, many have responded by saying that it has made them think about how they themselves treat the poor. Who knows, perhaps one of the members... Read More

November 5, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Spraying water on Jesus

Some days ago I was in New York City. It is a marvelous city that gives me a whole lot of respect for mankind’s ability to build stuff. And to use space efficiently. There is not a lot of wasted space on Manhattan. On the streets of Manhattan I and... Read More

November 2, 2012 4 Comments

What makes people happy?

The other day I watched a program on TV where a family who had won a huge many- million-dollar lottery three times. The odds of that happening are so small that it is actually impossible. But it did happen to them and they got their millions from filling in a... Read More

October 1, 2012 Leave your thoughts

Showing love with a paint brush

Some days ago a friend came by and asked if we are home Monday. ‘We are,’ said Steve. ‘I will come and help you paint your house then,’ said our friend. ‘And I will bring a lift so we can get all the high places too. I will be there... Read More

June 26, 2012 1 Comment

How do you rate your happiness?

Some weeks ago, while I was in Rangoon, Burma, I had dinner with two people from Kachin State. While feasting on yummy Kachin food, the lady, Grace, talked about her dreams and fears for the future.  She has grown up in one of the world’s poorest, and most oppressed nations.... Read More

May 10, 2012 2 Comments

Falling upward

Steve is always reading all these heavy, intellectual and very deep books. I wish I did too, but my excuse is that while he does his reading, I take care of his kids…And then, one of the added benefits of having a reading husband, is that he tells me about... Read More

April 23, 2012 4 Comments

Why not dance? It’s spring.

It’s spring-time in Norway. Nothing can compare to the feeling of spring in a country that has winter from November until April. Like jolly calves who have just been let outside, we too dance around like dorks. Well, not exactly dancing. We just dance in our heads. Norwegians are reserved... Read More

April 19, 2012 2 Comments