The trials of life

Angelina was watching Joseph this morning and as I was watching the beginning of this cartoon it struck me how, no matter how hard Josephs father tried to create a protected environment to lead Joseph to his destiny, Joseph still had to go through the worst possible...

Eight years and counting…

Olterman family win the Bronze! Today is our eigth wedding anniversary. It is a miracle that we have made it this far. It also fills me with awe and wonder. If we can handle all the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes and a sea of troubles, then there is nothing...

The challenge…

Last week I was challenged by the instructor of one of Rigas swordfighting schools to a friendly sparring match. As I love to duel I could not resist but accepted willingly. I had met Nikolai once before at his school and I fought him by the rules they have there and...

In memoriam

For my grandmother who passed away last week, some of my fond memories,. If it doesn’t make sense to you, I guess you just weren’t there. God give her soul rest! Vävstol, växtpress, renfana, raggsockar kaffe termos, packlista, gummistövlar skidåkning,...

A new year, a new direction…..

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately, mostly about what direction my life is now taking. Going into training college in fall and heading into Salvation Army officership. I look ahead and I just don’t know where the road will take me, while the path is...