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Visiting an old memory

Lines When I was a little girl my dad worked as a teacher at a place called Croftholmen. It was close to the ocean and 60 kilometers away from our home. I know he loved teaching at that school, but the driving did take up much of his time so a few years later he got a job much closer to home.

But I remember going with him to the coast. I remember getting up early bringing my big teddy bear with me in the car. I remember smelling the salt air and feeling the wind in my hair. I remember sitting at his desk drawing strange pictures with smiling moons. I remember smelling the burnt iron at the work shop where he taught the young ones to weld.

I remember how much I loved spending a day at work with my dad.

So the other day, on the way back from football cup. I stopped the car and took MT with me to the little islet. Telling him about his Grandpa and what it was like following him to work.

On the pier

Walking around

What a school building

We had some fun walking around. The big thing for MT was being close to the ocean, getting his boots wet while looking for crabs and looking out at the big sea. But there were other things to be found too.

Amazing Rocks

Ducks

Boat

In the Ocean

It was a foggy day, so we couldn’t see far, I guess MT never realized how far out in the sea he could have seen, but we’ll be back a beautiful sunny day…

Surroundings

Then on the way home we drove by my mom and dad’s to show them our photos. I think my dad would have loved to have been there with us.

It’s still a really special place for him. And come to think of it, it also is for me.

@ Grandma & Grandpa

Click the images to see them at flickr and read a little bit more about each of them.

Thanks for looking!

faith

Sprell Levande Gudsteneste

sunflower

It’s a beautiful fall Sunday in our parts of the world. I’m in the process of getting ready for a service in the church right next to our house. I’ve been looking forward to this service for quite some time. It’s kind of different. It’s for kids, but also for adults. I’m eager to see if people will come, especially too see if there are children coming. I think there will be.

We’re kicking of a new series of services for Gods children of all ages where we try to speak to and learn with our whole body and mind. Today we are going to play a game and have fun together while we learn new (and old) stuff about our faith. We call the services Sprell Levande Gudsteneste. I don’t know how to translate this into English in an easy way without loosing the meaning. But it is a service (gudsteneste) where we celebrate us being living (levande) creatures playing (sprell) in front ofย  our living loving God. LOL. Let me know if you find a smashing translation of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ We are using this in our Sunday school as well, today the service will (kind of) be a Sunday school class for everybody…. I look forward to it and I hope others do too. Noting like using our whole body and soul to experience God. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is our text of the day (Mark 10:13-16):

People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

Church is SO NOT only for the adults or for those understanding it all!

Happy Sunday and Blessed Be <3

General

our Sunday

MT posterized

Last week MT got an invitation to came to church and receive a gift. So this Sunday he went to church with a smile on his face. As usual we came to church a bit late, and we found our place at the back. MT was surprised to see a lot of other children there and happy to hear the gospel kid from our neighboring village being there and singing as part of the service. The pastor told the story of Jesus for us using a photos that he put together like a puzzle. As he told and placed the pictures another picture was made in the middle. Off Christ stretching his arms out, inviting us to him. I loved it. What a great way to tell the whole story and keeping the children’s attention all the way through it! ๐Ÿ˜€

MT is a bit shy, and he told me that I had to come with him when he should receive his gift from the congregation. I told him that was okay, but that he also could go by him self if he chose to when we got to that part of the service. And so he did. My kid can’t sit still, so he had already wandered around in the church room anyway. And he had found that a few of his friends were there too.

He was so happy when he got his advent calendar, he completely forgot to say thank you, but hopefully his smile said it all. I stood in the back taking a few photos and I love how they captured some of the joyfulness of the children, even though it is long distance…..

the advent calendar the advent calendar the advent calendar

When we got back home, MT went to play on the computer. He love his Glubble ๐Ÿ˜‰

I started to make the gift for my uncle that celebrated his birthday yesterday. It took me some time, but I had fun and the final result wasn’t too bad. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Next time I hopefully have some more time to get all the details in place, but we were already late when we left the house so I had to wrap it up and go.

making my uncle

We had a great time with family, my mom and dad, my uncle and aunt and two of their children and the girlfriend of their youngest. It was nice to get to know her a bit as well and MT thought she was so funny and liked that she had time to talk to him.

birthday guy a closer look

My uncle is my fathers brother and they had some project they talked about at the end of the evening. I’m collecting a few photos to make a scrap book page about them – and I loved how this one turned out:

brothers

So that was our Sunday. A good day! Now it’s Monday and I have plenty on my plate; so see you later!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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