Tag Archive: Running

It is human nature to want to be good

This is me when I read the news: Humanitarian crisis: Read fast and try to forget. News about some celebrity: Stop, read and look at pictures. If the scandal is big, I will look for a follow-up. I wasn’t sure I wanted to write the above sentences because it is... Read More

November 19, 2013 2 Comments

Did you ever run for life?

Today I ran for life. The trail by the ocean was beautiful—yellow and orange trees were on the sidelines, cheering me on. Dead leaves covered the trail like a blanket for me to run on. The air was crisp and clear. On my run I passed people walking and some... Read More

September 29, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Do what you love!

Watch this today! I did and now I am not about to waste my life! Life is about the people I meet. If I don’t like something, then change it! Life is simple. And it goes on and on. Watch and let me know what you think. Did you love... Read More

August 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

When losing is good

My daughter Kristin’s voice was thick and full of tears and snot. She called me all the way from Sweden where she is playing a week-long soccer tournament with teams from all over Scandinavia. “We lost,” was all she could say before the tears took over again, and she was... Read More

July 2, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Talking about exercising the faith muscles

Today I have been preparing my teachings for when I am going to speak at New Life Church in Stockholm this weekend. When I prepare teachings, it goes something like this: Write down some random thoughts. Look at previous teachings and take some good nuggets from them. Thinking about eating... Read More

April 17, 2013 2 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

44 reasons to like Steve

Today my husband Steve turns 44. Unfortunately for him, he is in Oslo and I am not. But I have thought about him a lot, if that counts, and promised him a party when he comes home. He is my best friend and there are a lot of reasons why.... Read More

March 28, 2012 6 Comments

What is your favorite word?

A journalist recently did a long interview with me. I hope it will not make me look too bad… After hours of talking, she also had a few very basic questions, that are standard questions for the type of article she would be writing, like what is your birthdate and... Read More

January 20, 2012 9 Comments

Born to run?

Today I had a great run. It was a perfect fall day, cool, sunny, yellow leaves in the forest, the smell of rotting vegetation. I had new shoes, a very green jacket, my tights and an orange head band. No chance I would be mistaken for a moose. The ground... Read More

October 15, 2011 6 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