hanging out here in first class on the train to gothenburg for the weekend. surfing the net for free, sipping coffee, eating chocolate, soaking in the Swedish sunshine warming me through the window. train rides are sooo cozy. just another day in the life… hehe. not really. we never travel first class, but it wasn’t that much more expensive thjs time, so we went for it. and i’m loving it. inevitably i always hear some english when I travel, and […]
it was time for a change, so i got a new, messy, funky haircut. it’s a big change and it feels so much better. just in time for a little road trip too. we’re headed to gothenburg for a 3 day weekend. gonna be great! peace out, peeps.
it’s the last week & i have had so much fun finding things to photograph for the march photo a day challenge. and i must say, i am super proud of myself for actually following through every single day – something i never, ever do. so, it’s actually a big thing for me. ok. too much talk. time for pics. day 22: kitchen sick this is not my kitchen sink. but it is my dream one. a little bit modern. […]
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poet. theologian. mystic. during the 13th century a man was born in persia (now afghanistan). he moved to the city of konya (now turkey) and lived his life there as a sufi mystic, on a journey seeking truth and love. a journey seeking his soul, i dare say. all along this journey he wrote poems. around 70,000 verses of them as i understand it. those poems live on today as a source of inspiration and inner peace for many today. […]
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quote of the day: history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~ Maya Angelou today i took this picture of the church where i work. when i saw the picture in black & white, i couldn’t help but think of the past. of all the people who have been a part of the church, of all the people who have passed by the church & never given it a […]
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it’s been a good day. it started off a little if-y, though. spent the morning in a long meeting surrounded by a lot of negative energy actually. why must people always see the problems and stuck there? why must people discuss something over & over, going in circle after circle – arguing and not moving forward? ugh. but that was just the first hour. then we had fika, that life-saving break that breathes new inspiration into all people. and today […]
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it was the first weekend of spring. we changed our clocks ahead & the days grew longer. the weather was beautiful. it was pay day on friday (for most people). and everyone – and i mean everyone – seemed to be out & about, enjoying every single moment of the weekend. it was also a work weekend for lina & me = tons of work hours & working at night. but, we managed to squeeze in some time outside under […]
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it was a sunday morning in a small mill town in the mountains of north carolina. i was standing in front of around 120 people, leading a worship service… part of my job as a minister at the methodist church where i worked full-time. it was a part of the job that i loved. leading ancient rituals connecting us with humans throughout history, taking a message of hope from an old text & making it relevant to today, praying for […]
of course i would totally agree with everything john lennon says, since he is one of my idols; but this quote is especially great. i have had my share of moments of feeling guilty for not doing one thing or another. i beat myself up for seeming to be so different from other people. sometimes i still feel like i’m on the “outside”, like there is no one else really like me. but, then, i remember that being me is […]
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quote of the day: “watch out for each other. love and forgive everybody. it’s a good life, enjoy it!” ~ Jim Henson (the guy who created the muppets!) FAST from over-using technology today. (Don’t check Facebook frequently; talk to your coworkers instead of sending an e-mail; turn off your cell phone during meals; etc.) PRAY for people who are shut-in or lonely. GIVE a handwritten note or card to someone who has made you smile this week. it is a beautiful, beautiful day […]
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