Krönika i Norra Halland, 29 april 2016 Ibland har jag frågat mig själv om jag går igenom en femtioårskris. Inte för att jag är direkt nedstämd utan för att jag har en sådan lust till utmaningar. Denna livslängtan har visserligen alltid funnits där, men i år tränar jag extra för att bli en svensk klassiker, jag renoverar en gammal träbåt och för några veckor sedan var jag på min första överlevnadshajk. Efter flera års beundran för Bear Grylls, Dual Survivor och andra överlevna
Automatic translation of text Minnenas stig Som jag har antytt förut var det inte helt lätt att flytta från Södertälje. Under de tio år vi bodde där fanns det mycket som hann binda våra hjärtan till sig. Vi sitter naturligtvis inte i säck och aska och gråter sorgesånger varje kväll – för jag tror inte på att leva i det förflutna, och dessutom trivs vi väldigt bra i Kungsbacka – men ibland tar man sig en tripp ut på minnenas stig. Detta kan lätt inträffa då jag pen
A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
Another month has gone by, and with it another year. I hope it’s been a good one for all of you, and that you can take the accumulated positive energy with you into 2009, and make this your best year ever!
For those who missed it, here’s our Family Christmas Card 2008. ARTICLE
For the first time I was interview by a magazine (net version), not because of my singing, nor activity in the LDS Church, but because of my photographs. Here is Kamera&Bild’
For some time now I have thought about creating a special page that deals uniquely with finding motivation and inspiration in life. This is a subject of great interest to me, or rather of great importance. Few topics carry heavier weight that this one, because I feel we owe it to ourselves – and those around us – to make the best of life. And because we live in a fast-speed and competitive world that sometimes dampen our drive or motivation, we have all the more reason to sea
Sometimes you get things in the mail you actually don’t delete. Below is such an example. The reason I like this is that I have often looked at TV-ads and wondered at how gospel-centered they are, with exception of the ending. For example, the COKE commercials always talk about the “real thing” and how life is great because of this one “thing”. Then they ruin everything by showing a Coke bottle instead of Jesus – the real “real thing”. 😉 A fifth grade teacher in a Christian
Family Column for Länstidningen, Södertälje, Sweden, 1 Oct 2008.
Automatic translation of text LÄRA SIG NJUTA AV MÄNNISKOR Om sanningen ska fram så finns det inte många egenskaper hos utomstående personer som retar mig. För om en annan sanning ska fram så har vi alla våra speciella egenheter. Visst kan man välja att reta sig på en människas framtoning, men jag brukar tänka att det är bättre, och dessutom mycket roligare, att se hennes personlighet som en unik tillgång; att ho
“Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.” Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort Some people are afraid of the word independence, as if it would mean being alone. That’s misinterpreting, of course, but it could often mean standing alone. This is not the same as loneliness, but simply that you are strong in and by yourself, in your faith, in your convictions. It also means that you’re always on the move, g
Dear friends! This is something new I want to try out: a monthly overview. The main objective of this “wrap-up” is to allow myself the chance to point out what posts have been most important to me, or most amusing, etc. Remember, however, this will be based on my personal opinion. (You might have another feel for the matter.) In addition I have added a few blog statistics. To me, these are unimportant, but I know some folks who just love them – especially the Americans 🙂 H
Linda posted a comment on Opportunity is the Blessing, with a great quote and personal challenge. Here it is. “Came to think of it; there was another movie some years ago, quite similar to this one – Bruce Almighty. I looked it up and “God” has a few interesting words to share from this movie as well: Parting your soup is not a miracle, it’s a magic trick. A single mom who’s working two jobs and still finds time to take her kid to soccer practice, that’s a miracle. A teenager
A friend sent me this link, to my great joy – not only because I love photography, but more importantly, because I love my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I just had to share it. For those of you who feel similar to what I feel for Jesus, your love will deepen when watching these images, I promise. For those of you who have not yet felt the light of Christ in your life, but would like to understand this wonderful power, and what impact it has on the soul, maybe this will trigger a de
I love the winning, I can take the losing,
but most of all I love to play.
Boris Becker A good attitude to have. With this outlook, life is so much easier. Because if the end result is not always what we had hoped for, we can always say: “Oh well… at least I had fun playing, and I gave it my best shot!” It’s like I’ve said before, it’s not always the goal that bring happiness, but more often the journey. See also The Journey is the Reward #losing #famousquotes #sayings #quo
I know that some of you who have read the posts A Prayer for the Heart are wondering about the aftermath of our son Johannes’ heart surgery. Well, as far as his heart goes, he’s done really fine. Everything is healing rapidly, and his chest scar is looking good also (better than before actually). We have also been able to cut down on most medication since he feels little or no pain, concerning that part of his body, at least. But… something else has happened. Johannes receive
If some of you are getting tired of the many “A Prayer for the Heart” posts, about our son’s heart surgery, I understand. If you think it might be a bit too much, you certainly don’t have to plow your way further. It’s you choice. But I don’t – and please don’t misunderstand me on this point – write this for you. What I mean is I don’t write these posts to entertain in any way. I just write them because I feel I should. Let me try to explain. Blogging about this important mom
Continuation of Take Control (1): Be a Captain So in which end do we start if we want to take control of our lives? How about with the following truth: We reap what we sow. I believe most people, deep down inside, want a life filled with goodness. Doing good, then, has to be our first task. Because when we strive to do good, good will be our reward. No matter what faith or conviction we might have in life, this is universally true: The first step in gaining control of our liv
These are some thoughts I wrote down in September, but have not posted here until today: I never thought I’d say it: RIX FM (a commercial hit radio station) has given me inspiration! I was listening to the radio the other week, and I heard one of the DJ’s say that she neither smoked nor drank because this gave her the greatest sense of control. Then she challenged her listeners: “I want to tell everyone out there: Take control of your life!” Wow. How simple, yet profound. I l
The thought of the day comes from Lance Armstrong: “I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days.” I like that approach. Perhaps the choices we have are not between good or bad, but between good and great. In other words, with a positive outlook my life will always be good, and with some extra effort it can even be great. I took this photo an early autumn morning. The sun is just rising, casting its rays on the water and the birch trees. I remember this
Last week I taught a few Institute of Religion classes at Bolliaden, a Young Adult conference in the Church. The theme of the conference was Walking on the Straight Path. The students brought a good spirit and the participation level was high. Like I often say, I feel privileged to teach in such settings, especially since I feel as though I have been taught just as much – if not more – as my students. Our discussion came to focus a lot on faith, as being the opposite of fear.
I know I posted a different Christmas card earlier, but I (and the family) can’t help sending this second one (with a photo by courtesy of the Nativity Story, a motion picture from 2006). To me this photo is amazing. I am filled with so many thoughts and emotions when looking at it. I don’t even know where to start – so just feast your eyes on it and let yourself go. In the past weeks I have met many people in different circumstances. Most of them are more or less stressed by
A week ago we lost one of our oldest, but dearest members of our congregation, Agnes Traviss. Yesterday her funeral was held. Until my release two months ago, I had been her bishop for several years. I had truly enjoyed her company. She always wore that gleaming smile on her face that would make you forget your own worries for a moment. Often when I looked at her from the stand I thought about her life as a single woman, struggling to get by. She had had many reason to compla
Lately my sons and I have gone to quite a few hockey games to cheer on our local team, Södertälje (SSK). When we went two days ago the team lost 0-1. In fact, every time we’ve seen them play this season they have lost. I made that comment to the boys and jokingly added that perhaps we should stay home next time. Then perhaps they would win for a change.They didn’t like that idea at all, wondering how in the world their dad ever got so superstitious. Besides, it was fun to go