Tag Archive: Burma

A Norwegian in Minnesota

I am in Minnesota now. Minnesota is a place to go if you want to feel treasured as a Norwegian. They like us Vikings a lot here! We went to the Norwegian church called Mindekirken and joined about 100 men and women who had some kind of connection to Norway.... Read More

October 5, 2011 Leave your thoughts

Free, full lives for the children in Burma?

Tonight I went to the Friends’ church of Fairbanks annual fundraiser for Partners. It was a great event. This is the story I shared: Emily Paw was three. She wore a bracelet and two ankle bracelets. Her hair had small curls. I took a dress out from my bag and... Read More

October 1, 2011 5 Comments

What does Jesus taste like?

One of the many things I am learning (the hard way) is that Jesus so often speak in the places I didn’t expect it, and then he is remarkably silent in the places I thought he would say something. Today Jesus moved me to tears. By speaking through a Karen... Read More

September 26, 2011 5 Comments

Selective fundamentalists?

For the second time I am reading Shane Claiborne’s book, Irresistible revolution. Like last time I read it, it challenges me. It challenges me in a kind of uncomfortable way, like when I was a kid and had been asked to clean, but had swept the junk under the bed,... Read More

September 22, 2011 2 Comments

Making mayonnaise the Kachin way

Ji Ju Ga Ba Sai, I stuttered. Thank you in Kachin is a mouthful. Ring Du was sitting in the modern and clean apartment in the outskirts of London. He had black, wavy hair that almost went down to his shoulders and a smile that went all over his face.... Read More

September 7, 2011 Leave your thoughts

Ten steps to success? No?

The fall marathon of traveling and speaking is coming up for Steve and I. We will be crisscrossing the world sharing about Partners, Burma, life and God. We may even share stories about other stuff, such as our dog Marley and our fine daughters, Elise, Naomi and Kristin. As I... Read More

August 31, 2011 Leave your thoughts

The tears of heaven and heaven on earth

It’s the kind of rainy day that was made for inside activities. Part of me feels cheated. Hey, I have not had my portion of sun yet this season! We are heading towards Norway winter, and, let me tell you: it is dark and cold. I need all the sun... Read More

August 17, 2011 8 Comments

Learning about Gandhi Di Lama and other heroes

Over the years my girls have worked on numerous projects at school. So many late nights, tears, last minute scrambles to get the paper ready in time, frantic searches on the internet and in books, lost notes, printers that won’t work and me pulling my hair out while I try... Read More

June 3, 2011 1 Comment

Does God care about science books?

Something so cool happened this morning. Mornings are, as you know, challenging. Getting ready for work and school, fixing lunches, finding the erasers, packing the PE bag—it causes stress, even for the dog. In our house right now there are added elements of stress: The stuff is still in boxes,... Read More

May 6, 2011 3 Comments