Tag Archive: Reflections

Getting spring into my heart

After three very busy and intense weeks in Burma and Thailand I am finally back, to my kitchen table and my piles of work. I am overwhelmed. I don’t have enough hours in my days. I have too many things to do on my list. The dishwasher broke. The dog... Read More

April 8, 2013 2 Comments

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

Facing fear

It is a new week, and I am glad that Mondays come once a week. In a way I feel that Mondays are times for new starts. Almost like New Year, but so much more frequent. This week’s main goal is to prepare a speech I will do  for Women’s... Read More

March 4, 2013 3 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

Be nice or you will get a big nose

Among many other things the past week, we have enjoyed watching a theater Naomi, our middle daughter, has been a part of. It is a very local, very young and very enthusiastic group of actors and directors. Naomi has the role as Limping Lina, and she is angry, bitter and... Read More

February 12, 2013 1 Comment

The courage to cry

I don’t know if I have ever seen a grown man cry the way he did. Jakil walked into the room we were sitting looking serious and determined. His hair was combed and well-kept, he was wearing a nice shirt and the traditional Burmese loyngi. He didn’t look like a... Read More

February 1, 2013 6 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

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

Things I wish I had known at 15

Today is Girls day! I just found out too. It seems it is not just a day of pink, cupcakes and frills. No, it is a day to focus of girls needs around the world. I think it is necessary and important to do so. Girls need to get to... Read More

October 11, 2012 Leave your thoughts

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

About holy habits and being different

I have some really bad habits. The most visible one is that I bite my nails. I have tried to stop for most of my life, but it somehow fails every time. Nice nails is my dream, but today the dream looks unobtainable.  I have some good habits too. I... Read More

September 5, 2012 3 Comments