18 July 2011

A dress by my name..

SO totally could wear this.

Does look like me! I like especially the top and the necklace..

Playing in my head just now:

My eyes are small but they have seen
the beauty of enormous things
Which leads me to believe
there's light enough to see that

You make everything glorious
And I am Yours

And once again, an awesome post from Kathy Escobar, I quote:

in the kingdom of God there should be no white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege, economic privilege.
Christ breaks down all of those barriers. but the kingdom of God won’t just drop out of the sky. we will have to work hard, sacrifice our time, ego, hearts, and pride to create it. we will have to let go of assumptions that “it’s not that big of a deal” when we’re the ones with the privilege.

Read the whole post here.

10 July 2011

Remembering: Happy birthday

Written on the eve of July 9th

A little sombre this eve. Feel a little sad. Below here is a photo of my goddaughter and eldest niece, she's 9 :)
(and myself)

Tomorrow would be her daddy's 43rd birthday. If he were here. This week, a famous Finnish athlete, a namesake of my brother's and nearly of the same age, died. The death of Mika Myllylä, and my brother's birthday coinciding in the same week, of course has brought it all to mind. Sometimes I see men about the same age as my brother who look like him. They remind me of him. Most of all, I feel so sad for the girls. I feel so sad for my goddaughter to have lost her daddy. More than anything, I wish it wasn't so. I wish she didn't have to grow up without her daddy. When you see this pic, will you say a prayer for her? I'll be giving her a hug.

(That's us at a concert in January, hence the clothes :))

Happy Birthday, Mika. I miss you.

09 July 2011

Be thou my vision

Photos taken June 24th, 2011, Midsummer

07 July 2011


Should the king in exile pretend he is happy there? Should he not seek his own country? His miseries are his ally; they urge him on. And so let them grow, if need be. But do not forsake the secret of life; do not despise those kingly desires. We abandon the most important journey of our lives when we abandon desire. We leave our hearts by the side of the road and head off in the direction of fitting in, getting by, being productive, what have you. Whatever we might gain- money, position, the approval of others, or just absence of the discontent itself -it's not worth it.

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?"
(Matt. 16:26)