Tag Archive: relationships

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

This world is messed up

My problem is that so much is happening all the time that I can’t find the time to write blogs. In my head I am blogging all the time. The problem is that I am the only one reading those brain blogs. There is a butter crisis in Norway. There... Read More

December 21, 2011 1 Comment

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

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

How to listen to the silent pleas

I started reading a children’s book called Momo. The plan is to read it for my kids, but I was so excited about it that I started reading it on my own. It’s going to be great. As the title suggests, the main character in the book is a girl... Read More

July 4, 2011 1 Comment

Time without any purpose

Kristin had two friends over today. They played all day. Some of their playing left messes in my house. They had made something that resembled cookies in my kitchen, and there are chocolate stains on the frying pan and on the fish sauce bottle. When the day ended for Kristin... Read More

June 13, 2011 2 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

Lessons learned from ducks

As I am writing this I am looking at the ocean. It has been a sunny afternoon and now the wind is picking up and the clouds are slowly covering the sun. Ducks are swimming, riding on the small waves, making the most of the wind. Not fighting it. If... Read More

May 30, 2011 3 Comments

Where do you put your used gum?

I remember something funny from when I was little. My grandma had an old kitchen table that was covered with a floral plastic table cloth. It was held in place with thumbtacks. But the table wasn’t the main attraction. It was what was hidden under the table. Because under the... Read More

May 5, 2011 5 Comments

The truth about lead and feathers

It was always such fun to ask this question: What is heavier? 1 kg lead or 1 kg feathers? We would laugh out loud when the person we asked said: 1 kg lead. Ha, ha, ha, dumb, dumb, it weighs the same! This is one of my useless childhood memories.... Read More

February 28, 2011 5 Comments