28 June 2011


These were freshly picked by yours truly. I intend to do this a lot this summer. I also intend to swim, pick berries (both from the bush and forest - just as long as we get blueberries this year..or maybe I'll go pick lingonberries with my aunt - although I don't like eating them - just for the fun of with. I intend to read. I intend to enjoy the sun. I intend to just take it easy.

Happy Summer!

PS. Check this out from the nakedpastor!

25 June 2011

a good daddy

via Kathy Escobar

then, a chunk of years ago i met my friend mike. we became connected through a recovery ministry and over time he began to do some of the things that a good daddy would do:

- he showed up for things i was doing

- he told me he was proud of me

- he prayed for me

- he hugged me and told me he loved me

- he listened when i cried

- he worried about me.

in loving redemptive community like this, part of my soul has been restored. he’s helped me restore some of my relationship with God & myself & my real dad, too.

in the body of Christ, we are supposed to be mothers & fathers & sisters & brothers & daughters & sons for each other. it’s hard to pull off because it requires intimacy, work, risk, trust, and a host of other things we are scared to do. but in the end, so much healing and transformation can happen.

22 June 2011


...feel in this performance. Amazing.

By the way, it's nearly Midsummer did you know?? Check out what's it about in Finland in this article on BBC!

18 June 2011

linkin park/ let it go

Beautiful (the song)

And in the burst of light that blinded every angel
as if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
you felt the gravity of temper grace
falling into empty space

no one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation
you build up hope, but failure's all you've known
remember all the sadness and frustration
and let it go, let it go.

I was surprised how this song was so "light" and positive in its vibe, when I heard it (just this week

Saw them live on Thursday (16th). The concert was in a park in central H
elsinki. One of the Newspapers wrote how the audience in there was very heterogenous: people of all ages and colours, ie. very different looking from each other. iLike. Proper church gathering that! :)

Here's some photos:

It was a beautiful summer eve.


PS. Check out the reference to the Last Supper in the video!!

11 June 2011

A brave new world


I want to see them live again! There'd be a chance, on 21st of June (in 9 days). Tallinn, Estonia. I'd also like to see Linkin Park (In Helsinki next week, the 16th) and Josh Groban. If I get tickets to all of these it's hundreds of euros (250 to be exact..). Argh! Can't get all. Jon Bon Jovi is also in town this week!

I tried to be someone else
But nothing seemed to change
I know now, this is who I really am inside.
Finally found myself
Fighting for a chance
I know now, this is who I really am.
(The Kill)

I do believe in the light
Raise your hands into the sky
The fight is done, the war is won
Lift your hands toward the sun
It's a brave new world!
(This is War)

Did you ever believe?
Were you ever a dreamer?
Ever imagine heart open and free?
(Vox Populi)

Another similar one here.

10 June 2011

By the lake

I took these on my mobile one evenign in late May. It's the lake in my home city, called Lake Vesijärvi, which means "Water lake" :-) How original ;) The city I live in is called "Bay" in English.

Beautiful isn't it. I love sunsets.

Location: Lahti, Finland

01 June 2011

It's official: Summer has arrived

It's Wednesday, sunny, +24C and a day off tomorrow: splendid!! I could do permanently with this middle of the week day off thing... :-) ("Everyone" in Finland has a day off - national holiday) Today was beautifully sunny in here. A few photos - though I've taken them with my mobile, and therefore they're not of that great quality.. But maybe you can catch a bit of the feel of the day.

My place of work, the surroundings/location is awesome in the Summer. The photo with the small boats harbour here is less than 5 min away from my work. You may anticipate more photo galore this summer!! From my lunch breaks at various lovely places...

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