Tag Archive: Teenagers

Does Jesus care about missions? Really?

I am going to convince some 40 youth that missions is cool. Before that I am also going to convince my family to do the house cleaning for me. I am not sure which challenge is bigger. It is possible that I will wake up tomorrow feeling like both my... Read More

January 31, 2014 9 Comments

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 tragedy of the the gold iPhone 5

Three things happened yesterday. My oldest daughter, Elise, told me about her upcoming trip to Berlin with her class. In preparation for the trip they are studying the Holocaust. “I really don’t like to read about it, watch the movies they make us watch, and I am dreading going to... Read More

September 27, 2013 3 Comments

To become, not to be

I have gotten myself elected into the PTA. Not that there is a rush of people who want the honor. Still, as I sat at our first meeting last night I had the time to reflect on why I wanted to be there. What do I want to contribute to... Read More

August 21, 2013 1 Comment

These are a few of my favorite things

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote it in 2011, during the cold of winter. These are my favoritest times (Yes, I know Favoritest is not actually a word). Disclaimer: Obviously, like any mother and wife, my favorite thing is when my kids say they love me and Steve kisses me, but... Read More

July 30, 2013 Leave your thoughts

I am what I choose

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote this one in 2011. I have said this before, but since it is so true, I will repeat it: The freedom of choice is often a burden. Because when we get to choose, we also run the risk of choosing wrong. And... Read More

July 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

How to get happiness

Surely, you have, like me, thought about how nice t would be to win the lottery. How about hitting jackpot and getting a few millions to spend. Just one million would actually be good enough for me. How many of us haven’t fantasized of what we could do with the... Read More

June 4, 2013 1 Comment

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

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

The riches of the land (and water)

Yesterday I felt like the woman described in Proverbs 31. Except I did not get up at dawn. The sun raises at 4 am, mind you. But I got up and made wholesome pancakes, bursting with energy and health from the flax seeds, whole wheat and oats I put in... Read More

August 14, 2012 3 Comments

Rebuilding a blogger

Not really sure what went wrong there. It was like…I stopped blogging. I had my reasons. My daughters and I got the worst possible flight to go to the US, and we travelled for three whole days and saw more airports and breathed more bad airplane air than all of... Read More

August 11, 2012 2 Comments

To be rekindled and to rekindle

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Albert Schweitzer said that, and I recently read it on a blog I frequently read,... Read More

April 14, 2012 1 Comment