spent a cozy saturday night with my love & our friend… eating pizza, sipping sparkling wine, telling stories. just lovely. who’s ready for july?! peace out.
how is it possible that today is the last day of june?! where has this year gone? we are halfway through 2012 already. it’s crazy. well, because it’s the last day of the first half of the year i thought i’d do a little looking back (you know how i am about reflecting & reminiscing. i love it.). there have been some really great things (a visit from a friend in the states, my job becoming a permanent position, plenty […]
Categories: instagram, PHOTOGRAPHY, sweden • Tags: 2012, beautiful things., difficult times, instagram, july, june, life, live life, love, moments, months, my love, my love., peace., photoadayjune, ponderings, six months, strength, survival, survivor, the blog
a few days ago i received a comment from someone who works at InterNations, a website dedicated to connecting & providing information for ex-pats (people who live in countries other than their country of origin) living in over 300 cities worldwide. of course i read the comment with skepticism, and checked out the website only to find out it was actually legit. but, the really cool thing was that they were interested in featuring my blog on their website. or […]
i’m not sure why, but i’m in a girl power kinda mood tonight. if i was into burning bras, i would do it right now. if there was a women’s rights protest happening nearby, i’d go there. some days i feel more like a feminist than others. i have no reason to be feeling that way today, nothing happened. nothing at all. i just feel it. sometimes i feel it when i see my wife, when i think of her, […]
Categories: glbt, instagram, today's thoughts. • Tags: equality, equality., feminism, feminist, gender, girl power, inspiration, inspirational quotes, my love., people, quotes, strength, today's thoughts., women, women's rights
i snatched this from facebook. one of my former seminary professors posted it on his wall. he’s one of the ones who taught me so much during my master’s degree studies to be a minister/pastor. guess what classes i had with him? theology & ethics. yep. i remember sitting in his class, as it was truly with ALL of my classes… i realized for the first time that i was not the only liberal theologian/minister out there. i felt like […]
gaaahhh. i read on someone’s blog somewhere about an idea of posting without words, only pictures; and i can’t remember who’s blog it is!! gaaahh. i’m so frustrated. i have been through all my blog readers, searching for the post, but the idea of a “wordless wednesday” was not the theme of the whole post, it was just mentioned in the post… who the heck was it that wrote about it?! ugh. this is how you know you read too […]
i want to be here more than anything right now. and i want to be doing this with these people (and a few more). but, it’s not possible for me to go home to north carolina this summer. lina & i discussed it today, and we are aching to go there. longing to heal this hurting that is deep in our hearts. and while our minds are dreaming of this place, we know that we will be staying here. so, […]
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“all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” ~ Julian of Norwich peace.
Categories: global society, print, spirituality. • Tags: anchoress, beautiful things., calm, changes, chaos, faith, julian of norwich, life, norwich, peace, peace., pinterest, quote, spiritual journey, spirituality, trust
one of my blog friends, german-american abroad, asked me to write a little bit about my decision to move to sweden and my first reactions to living here. she knows that i am working to begin writing down parts of my story in book-form here online, but asked if i could write on this subject now. of course! it is a little out of order, but, perhaps it’s a great way to get stuff written down. there is no rule […]
Categories: from death to peace., states, sweden • Tags: caravan, church, college, create, culture, dreams, from death to peace, journey, lina, moving, my love, my love., my story, north carolina., scandinavia, society, sweden, the blog, USA, zola, zola.