i took a group of about 12 teenagers across the united states from north carolina to wyoming one summer about 7 years ago. we drove. it took 3 days. i must have been crazy. hehe. we were going to the arapaho indian reservation near riverton, wyoming. we spent a week living in a cathoic mission, painting & reparing homes, and playing with kids. all of the people we met were living without much hope or joy. to drown out their […]
i had a little photo shoot with a flower yesterday… … so, i thought i’d start today by sharing it’s beauty. isn’t amazing how beauty comes in all different shades and colors? i think every day should begin with something beautiful, don’t you? peace and love to all on this thursday. ♥
i am so tired of waking up and dreading my walk to school, knowing that every day is the same, boring, uneventful day with students who seem to not want to have any contact with each other. i don’t know what happened or why, but today, when i entered my class everyone seemed to be smiling & talking. what?! had i entered the wrong classroom or come at the wrong time? no, it was my class. so, i walked over […]
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good morning! it’s back to business again today. alas, spring break has ended, i had to wake up to my alarm clock, and 9 more weeks of swedish classes lie ahead of me. could be fun? right? i’m trying to think positively. so, 9 more weeks. and then, summer! that’s only 8 more mondays! it’s just that i had a lot of swedish practice outside of school during spring break, and i feel that i’m going to learn better at […]
sunday afternoon was too beautiful to stay inside, so we decided to take a walk beside the river and enjoy the sunshine & warm weather. we made it one block… to pub just around the corner from our apartment. and guess what?! it was open! the outdoor seating was too tempting, so, we grabbed a beer and sat in the sun. for a few hours. hehe. i think the plan was to stay outside until the sun went down. and […]
it’s 4:38 am in sweden & i’m just happen to be awake. just now, the sun is beginning to rise. i was irritated at first to have woken up so early, but then I realized… it’s sunday. it’s easter morning! and I’m watching the sunrise! the dark days are finally over. death has been conquered! love, which is willing to go anywhere, to face anything, has won! yes, there is nowhere love won’t go. it has gone to the darkest […]
i’m getting some much needed vitamin d this weekend. the sun has been shining, and we’ve been outside!!! apparantly, the amazing weather will continue tomorrow and monday; and that is perfect timing – it’s a 4 day weekend! so, we’ve had 2 beautiful days and it looks like we’ve got 2 more on the way. woo hoo! here’s what we’ve been up to during the first half of our mini-vacation together: friday night we had a bbq for lina’s nephew. […]
“joseph put the body in his own tomb that had been cut into solid rock and had never been used. he rolled a big stone against the entrance to the tomb and went away”. ~ mark 15:46 this picture shows us the beauty of Christ in his complete obedience to the will of God, at vast cost to himself, and also in his unconditional love for us. because it is for us, for our sake, that he is here like this. for […]
every year in europe they have the eurovision song contest. think european american idol, but bigger. each country has its own contest and chooses a winner. the winners are then all part of the eurovision song contest. and 2011′s contest begins soon! i just happened to run across the winner from switzerland… and i think she’s gonna do quite well. love the song, love everything about it! check it out!