Tag Archive: Christmas

Falling stars and folding stars

Last night I got the idea that I wanted to try making a Danish paper star. You may have seen them in specialty stores that have high-end Christmas ornaments. They are lovely. I had bought some origami paper that would serve as the ingredient for my project. I was excited... Read More

December 18, 2013 Leave your thoughts

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

Raising the president and feeding a princess

Last night we did something weird. It took a lot of effort, and the teens in the house thought their parents had lost their marbles. We decided to make a full-on dinner without using any electricity. Kristin and I have this little project going for December. We try to do... Read More

December 3, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The comfort of the season

Tonight I spoke at a church full of teens and their parents. It was a beautiful service where each one of the teens lit a candle and lined the four walls of the old building. It was dark inside and outside. When I looked at the many 14 and 15-year... Read More

December 3, 2012 3 Comments

Click. Suddenly you have clicked yourself in the head.

Here in Norway it is still Christmas. Middle Christmas, we call it. That is the time between Christmas day and New Year’s Eve. During Middle Christmas we mostly go to people’s houses and eat, or people come to our house and eat. The exception is when we go for the... Read More

December 30, 2011 7 Comments

No women, no peace

As I write this it is past midnight and I should be in bed. I just went for a walk in the cold, the dark and the moonlight. It was therapeutic. Today is a special day (or I guess, by now, it was yesterday). Do you know what it is:... Read More

December 11, 2011 2 Comments