Browsing Tag

church

  • culture lbgtqai+

    my response to your response.

    whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank…

    24 Nov 2013
  • the sacred everyday

    living life in a bubble.

    good sunday morning, friends! in sweden, the sun is shining for the second day in a row. but, spring is still slowly trying to make itself known. i must admit, i am longing for…

    21 Apr 2013
  • culture

    speaking of peace…

    so, i had a little to say this morning about peace and how we try to create a world of peace in the midst of the violence that we find everywhere. and, for me,…

    19 Apr 2013
  • life

    on today’s agenda.

    celebration is my theme for today. woo hoo!! got my sermon all done last night. based it on jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. wrote about learning to celebrate in every moment,…

    20 Jan 2013
  • in the wild life

    love is in the air.

      it’s the second sunday of advent. the sunday of love. the first week of advent has flown by & i have been pretty faithful to finding some quiet time by myself every day.…

    9 Dec 2012
  • gatherings

    one intensively awesome weekend.

    friday. saturday. sunday. first weekend in december… check. cooking. baking. snow. the theater. family visitors. friends. open house. thanksgiving. more snow. christmas market. church. work. advent. christmas market. thanksgiving again. candles. sunday night collapse on…

    3 Dec 2012
  • in the wild

    a walk with my love.

    i woke up this morning and it was cold. i mean well below freezing cold. like really hard to get out from under your covers cold. brrr… but, even though a chill was in…

    27 Oct 2012
  • be

    i’ll pencil you in.

    one down and two to go. days of work, that is. tonight i met with the youth. it went well, though many of them were out of town/busy. still the ones that were there…

    12 Oct 2012
  • culture in the wild lbgtqai+

    sunday night stuff.

    hey hey! it’s 9pm and completely dark outside. yes, fall is on its way. no more swedish summer sun at 11:30 at night. tonight we’re sitting on the bed, each staring at our computer…

    26 Aug 2012
  • culture

    freedom.

    “I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me…

    24 Aug 2012
  • life

    tea time is best.

    if you’ve visited my blog before then you know that i love coffee, tea, candles, quiet times, meditation/reflection, writing and opportunities to just be. i guess you could say that i am a pretty…

    21 Aug 2012
  • in the wild

    i found summer.

    tuesday was warm, blindingly sunny, and i worked hard to soak up every minute. ironically the photo a day challenge was “the best part of your day”. well, i hard a hard time deciding…

    4 Jul 2012
  • in the wild

    midsummer love. ♥

    this was my 5th midsummer celebration in sweden. i’m almost a pro. hehe. this year we celebrated at the camp where i took my youth last weekend – the church owns the camp &…

    23 Jun 2012
  • life

    my view(s) today.

    well, here’s my take on the photo challenge for today: your view. i decided to snap a few little shots throughout the day to show my view at different times & different places. take…

    9 Jun 2012
  • lbgtqai+

    day 3: something i wore.(and incompatible me).

    today it was all about the jeans and the tee… my go-to outfit. my fav outfit. my i-can-wear-this-everyday outfit. it’s just me. casual. carefree. relaxed. simple. wearing my fav style today got me thinking… about…

    4 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    you know love wins, right?

    today is the day. today the united methodist church will vote once again on their stance/beliefs on homosexuality and the church. it’s something that has been voted on every 4 years for the past…

    3 May 2012
  • life

    happy may day.

    today is a holiday in sweden. yep. a random tuesday. well, not so random. it’s the first day of may. MAY DAY! and over here, that means a day off to celebrate the beginning…

    1 May 2012
  • culture

    music makes me emotional sometimes.

    (blackbyrd performing at a charity concert) i’ve heard some really great music today. stuff that fills my soul. calms me. makes me close my eyes & just be. i let the music- the instruments…

    29 Apr 2012
  • be north carolina

    my cup is overflowing.

    i did it. i made it. i stood up, opened my mouth, and let the swedish flow. ok, perhaps it didn’t flow perfectly. perhaps i stumbled over some pronunciations and mixed up some grammar.…

    22 Apr 2012
  • be

    oh, to be like the cat.

    we have this routine in the mornings in our little home. not one that we decided on, but that has just happened over time. the cat loves to play early in the mornings… which…

    20 Apr 2012
  • life

    look what the easter bunny brought.

    there was no snow at christmas, but look what we got for easter weekend. hmm… it’s pretty. but, come on, it’s april. and i’ve decided that i’m not that excited about it. the fact…

    7 Apr 2012
  • create + inspire

    passing on the love.

    the blogging world is amazing. i know there are some people who think that the whole internet/social media thing is out of control, and it definitely can become something that takes over your life,…

    3 Apr 2012
  • sweden

    the city on the west coast: gothenburg.

    if you know me, or have visited my blog before, then you know that i love to travel. i crave it. i yearn for it. and i am always longing for my next trip to some place…

    2 Apr 2012
  • culture

    re-writing history.

    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…

    27 Mar 2012
  • be

    say what you will.

    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…

    24 Mar 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    at the end of the rainbow.

    i’m hoping to find something at the end of the rainbow today, since it’s st. patrick’s day. i’m hoping that the luck of the irish will shower down on me and at the end…

    17 Mar 2012
  • be

    ash wednesday in another way.

    hanging out with people at work. I just had to do it. This morning I emailed my friend in North Carolina because today is a day we always loved to share. I remember standing…

    22 Feb 2012
  • life

    life in the fast lane.

    oh my gosh. where do i begin? life is crazy right now. really good, but crazy. working 1 job 50% and having an internship 50% is about to rip me in two. don’t get…

    17 Feb 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    just another 24 hours.

    hey! i feel like i’ve been all over the place during the past 24-48 hours. i worked at the church with the youth, cleaned the apartment, was part of an historic meeting where 2…

    13 Feb 2012
  • be

    saturday night streaming.

     me hanging out at work friday night, waiting for the youth i work with to arrive. i drank waaaayyy too much coffee last night at work. can you say hyper & unable to sleep?…

    11 Feb 2012
  • north carolina

    my beloved nc mountains: canton

    there is this little town on the east side of the great smoky mountains/pisgah national forest. it’s a mill town. a paper mill, that is. i never knew much about it, or actually cared…

    2 Feb 2012
  • north carolina stockholm

    here i go. again!

    it’s sunday! all the craziness with work is over! the intensity went right up to the last minute, but now it’s over. i’m in the midst of my last minute preparations before i jump…

    15 Jan 2012