Sunday | John 8:2-11

Rocks in sand
One by one the rocks fell to the ground.
Only the dust in the air left the mark that they were ever once hold.

Didn’t even one of them condemn you? He asked.
No, Lord, she answered; knowing full well that there was one man left that could.

The man in front of her; that had bowed his head when she was thrown down in front of him and did not look at her in her shame. The man that wrote in the dust and held no rock in his hand in the first place.

Neither do I, he said looking up; Go! And sin no more.
His eyes were full of forgiving, love and hope.

She could start over again now.
No rocks were thrown that day. No hope shattered.
And no silent prayer of forgiveness went unanswered.

Rocks in the sand

We meet the same eyes, the same love, the same hope and forgiveness when we (although thrown down by or sins and wrong doings) dare to look for Jesus and ask for a new chance.
He is still answering those prayers with a heartfelt yes.

Blessings for the week ahead.

Last summer

searching for crabs to catchcatching crabs

These last couple of days we’ve had kind of nice weather. But not nice warm weather, there seems to be a chill in the air no matter how much the sun tries to shine (#norwegiansummer).

I miss the nice warm summer weather.

Looking through some of my photos, I found quite a few from our visit to dear friends + the western part of Norway last summer. The first part of that vacation had such good warm days, almost too warm honestly. But I want more of such days: summer like we dream about on cold winter days.

Pretty please!

Clear water

Summer habit

Lime(z) coffee mornings

I’m a summer lover. I want the season to last for weeks on end with warm, sunny days. This is not always the reality of our Northern summer. (Honesty: it never is.) So this summer I’m adamant to spend as much time as I possibly can, on our good warm days, enjoying the sunshine throughout the day. Even if I only can squish in 5 or 10 minutes at a time.

From where I sit | summer edition Hello morning

I’ve made it a habit to bring my morning coffee outside to enjoy it in the sunshine. I’m also snapping a few photos with my phone to capture these small moments of the summer feeling I so highly crave. Hopefully this will also help me embrace the season as it is.

Joy

I usually share a couple of photos from our day on instagram, quite a few of them have been coffee-cup and sunshine related lately. I call them #limezcoffeemornings

What summer habits do you have?

Sunday | Mark 12:37-44

The detail

I wonder if she knew he was looking.
I wonder if she sensed it as she approached the temple with her offerings.
He sat there watching as the people came by with their gifts.
I wonder if she saw how he signaled for his disciples to come over where he sat,
as he pointed out the biggest giver of the day.

It was her.
Her and her two small coins that she gave away.
All she had to live for.
In faith and hope she gave it back to God.

She was seen.
By Jesus. And through him: by us.

I’m reminded that God’s kingdom run on other rules and values than our own world.
That what we deem small and insignificant – God redeem huge and most important.

Blessings for the week ahead.

Happy Summer!

Summer flowers Just a little note to wish a Good Summer!! I fell off the blogging wagon, but now I’m trying to get on again. So many stories and photos and thoughts to share.

Getting there My vacation starts in a few days and I really look forward to days and days to spend with my kid, doing work here at the farm, in my garden and other projects I’m hoping to get a start on; like bringing in a little more color to our life with a bucket or two with paint.

Tea in my blue mug I also want to read each and every day and get myself out into the forest for a walk; I feel so good when it’s done, but sometimes it’s a struggle to just #getout

Summer flower Blessed weekend!

color//colour lovers | PINK

color//colour | PINK

A little bit late blogging these photos, but I have been tagging along on instagram with Xhante and Andrea for their third installment of color//colour lovers. Pink has never been a favorite color of mine, but it is growing on me, I am a colorLOVER after all. Above and below are my finds for this PINK week.

monday pink inside // outside PINK colorful pasta evening tea morning // evening PINK colorful knitting pink flower

Thanks for being here. Why don’t you join us in our color hunt?! This week (starting Monday 16th of February) we are looking for ORANGE in our everyday life. Remember to tag your photos with #colorcolourlovers and #colorcolourORANGE. You can find me on instagram here.

// I’ll update with the photos from our GREEN week a little bit later this week.

morning PINK (Credits: photo templates and word-art in this post made by Paislee Press.)

Digi Scrapbooking | Feb 2015

Pink sky
We’ve had some beautiful sunsets this week, so glad to have captured a few of them with my phone. We are just home from celebrating a birthday in our family – so good to meet and talk with a part of my family that I haven’t seen for years!!

I wanted to share a couple of layouts with you this week, so here it goes. I made them both with the February files from thedailydigi.com.

A GOOD SATURDAY
a good saturday Credits: papers and elements from Birds of a feather by Forever Joy (part of the digi files from thedailydigi.com for February 2015). Fonts: Didot and EM Photogram.

My words:

After sleeping in a little (or a lot) I took MT and a friend of his skiing in the mountain in the early afternoon. It was incredible foggy and crowded. But the boys had fun and eventually I got a table to sit down by as I played the waiting game. Glad I brought both books and my Mac. Sadly the elevators stopped running at 4 pm, MT was a little bummed, he wanted to stay longer, but this made for a quiet evening at home with our iDevices and reading from Harry Potter #6 (me) and drawing a beautiful portrait (MT). A good Saturday.

AWESOME
seriously cool Credits: template from Snow in Love by Scrapstacks Southern Serenity; paper and elements from Little boy by Sugary Fancy (both part of the digi files from thedailydigi.com for February 2015). Font: EM photogram and Courier New.

The words were just snippets of a memory from 24. Feb 2006:

Ok, mama! I’m ready to go! Got my shades on. Looking cool!!
Great! Off we go, then, button up your jacket, you don’t want to be too cool…

As always: THANKS for stopping by!
Wish you a happy weekend and a happy Valentines day too!

You can find more scrapbook-related post here.

Favorite Capture | no. 5

Cool Dude credits: word art from Paislee Press: pictures + words no. 18.

A favorite photo from this weekend captured right before our annual Carnival service at church. MT went as a Detective, a real cool one.  He brought pen and paper, and shades to hide behind. He moved around as silently as possible. His coat was an old one, borrowed from his Grandpa. His pants were black. The hat was a little bit too big, but that did not cramp his style. He helped me a great deal during the service by capturing photos and he took many good shots that we can use in our church’s newsletter – but this is the one that meant the most to me – a self portrait of him in the mirror.

Love, love seeing you grow, kiddo.

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Favorite Capture is a series of post showcasing just ONE favorite photo. I love to show a whole lot of photos, I want to tell the full story – but sometimes, sometimes, just a photo is enough. Most photos will be new and recent, but there will also be some good old favorite photos every now and then!

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