Tag Archive: Partners

The World’s Burmese Daze

For the first time in my life, my name has been in the Wall Street Journal. If only my grandmother had been alive to see that! It was an article that I wrote that was pretty bad to begin with, then my friend Matt fixed it, then I added some... Read More

November 11, 2011 8 Comments

Living the low-carb life

You got to wonder about the world we live in. There are 7 billion of us now, and I know only a few. Many of us think we are living in the center of the world and spend most of our time thinking about, worrying about, and figuring out how... Read More

November 8, 2011 3 Comments

Here and now

This will be my shortest blog yet. But it says something that challenged me enough today. I hope it will challenge you too: “Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty,... Read More

November 1, 2011 1 Comment

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

What made yesterday so spooky?

Here are some really weird things that happened yesterday: Steve was in bed waiting for me to finish his pancakes and a bird flew into our room. Steve and I were sharing at an outdoors meeting by a lake and a three-year-old boy came running behind our friend Egil with... Read More

June 6, 2011 1 Comment