Tag Archives: Norway

Grateful for Heritage

My Grandmother was baptized in this church in 1876. It is still standing wrapped by the mountains and waterfalls of Telemark, Norway. It was my privilege, to kneel at this alter and pray, “Fader var, du som er I himmelen! … Continue reading

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Seeing Beauty with Your Heart

On my first visit to Norway, decades ago now, I discovered a distant relative who lived in a remote mountain cottage. She was pointed out to me in the village where I was looking for ancestors. I took the risk … Continue reading

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He Puts My Tears in a Bottle

When I am tempted to doubt God’s care for my sadness I am reminded from Psalm 56 that he keeps my tears in a bottle. They must be precious to Him. I cherish the times in my life when I … Continue reading

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One More Contact to Delete

           I received a phone call this week that was unwelcome but not unexpected. My childhood friend had died. This is the letter I wrote to her children:           We live in a world that measures success but not faithfulness. … Continue reading

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After Forty Years…

This morning I made a video Skype call to a friend I met 40 years ago at an international Bible School held on an island off the south coast of Norway. She was from Scotland and I was from the … Continue reading

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The Road to Our Lord

In this post I am including a letter I received recently in response to Hedvig’s story. The writer of this letter is Hedvig’s niece in Norway. She is speaking of the impending death of her mother, who is Hedvig’s sister. … Continue reading

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Hedvig-Part Two

This is a continuation of the story which was posted on Monday, August 22, 2011. The hallway to her apartment was long but well kept. I saw her in the distance and waved. She waved too.  As I got closer … Continue reading

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