This journey we’re on
Looking at the many intersections in life and questions we face along the way.
Life, faith, stuff
LIFE. Each of our lives is a hero’s journey. We may not feel like it a lot of the time. Sometimes we forget what the quest is about. But we’re here, on Earth, on this journey.
FAITH. We are born with a hole — something missing. Then we spend much of our lives trying to fill that hole. Faith is essential in that process. Faith is the stepping out of where I know I am to place confidence in something I haven’t seen or tested yet. If we didn’t have faith, we’d never take risks.
STUFF. On life’s journey, we carry around stuff. Some of it is helpful, some of it holds us back. Some of it we hang on to because we don’t know how to put it aside.
THE INTERSECTIONS OF LIFE. The forks in the road where things get interesting and choices are made. Mostly small choices. Seemingly inconsequential. Until we one day realize that together all those little choices formed the fabric and pattern of our lives. Then we see that they made all the difference. It is here we see what we are made of or yet capable of becoming.
It’s about time _________
“We are the stories we tell ourselves.” “Failure doesn’t ruin your story. Failure helps you write it.” “Dream big. Start small. Keep moving.” Impressions from Tribe Conference 2018.
The one with Faith in it
Faith movies or TV-series are often a mixed bag. So here is a movie and 3 TV series that give a fresh perspective on faith and life. Check them out.
Remembering the train to Monaco
At Copenhagen Central Station trains left for exotic places like Paris, Moscow, Rome. I’d board a night train and tomorrow morning wake up somewhere in Germany. That was adventure. Worth remembering.
Half full or half empty? And does it matter?
The scene: A glass with water in it. The water is at the half-way mark. Which leads to a crucial question: Is the glass half empty? Or is it half full? Which could make all the difference.
Why reading fiction will make you healthier
Reading fiction — not just a guilty pleasure to sneak. It’s actually good for you. As in it has physical, mental and emotional health benefits and could make you live longer, while also enjoying life more.
Why we need to talk more about politics and religion — not less
A friend commented: “When I go visit relatives, we don’t talk politics. That way we can all still stay friends.” Another friend declared: “Oh, I don’t discuss my faith. That’s personal.” Silence falls.
I moved to a new country
The first time I arrived in Iowa City, Iowa, where I was moving from Sweden, I almost turned and ran. It was 2 am. I was fresh off a Greyhound bus. Right in front of me was a huge sign “Road Closed” and torn down buildings…