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May 19, 2010 - Middle School Club

Okay, they really don't call it middle school here, but that's pretty much what this group is. A rowdy bunch of teenagers up to about age 13 gather every Wednesday night at Immanuel Church to play, talk about a Bible passage, and eat their Feeka. What is feeka, you ask? Good question. It's food. Like a snack. Or a small meal. Or a falafel from a street vendor. But, I digress. Today, has been great. It started with prayer time with the pastoral staff at Immanuel. Two of the leaders of the church are preparing to lead in a tent revival in...

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May 18, 2010 - Connecting with Youth Leaders

Lund is a university town just up the road from Malmo. At the center of the town is a huge old gothic cathedral belonging to the Church of Sweden (greatly influenced by the Lutheran church) and one of the largest universities in Sweden. Lund has over 60,000 university students. During the summer, this small city of 100,000 shrinks to a sleepy town of 40,000 as the students vacate for break. The town is old in history and architecture, but a young and thriving community with great places to drink coffee . . . which is, of course, the most...

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May 17, 2010 - Arrived in Malmo

As near as I can tell, I left my house 24 hours ago. After walking about a mile to a hotel, taking a shuttle all over L.A. County, sleeping most of the way from LAX to ATL, and then sleeping some more across the pond to Copenhagen, and finally taking a train to Malmo, I am at the train station. We were running pretty late leaving ATL so I called my friend Derek and asked him to get a message to my friend, Joel, here in Sweden that we would be at least an hour late. Facebook is a beautiful thing. The weather was touchy in Georgia, which...

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May 17, 2010 - Great First Day

So, I hope this doesn't set the pace for the whole trip. Joel was waiting for me at the first Malmo train stop while I took the train to Malmo Central. Yes, fun. Since I didn't have a computer, I found a wireless service . . . and once again made contact via Facebook. Is that the coolest invention or what? Joel rocks! (That's Yoel for us Americans.) We went to a great Swedish place for lunch! IKEA! How great is that? We scarfed down tons of Swedish meatballs (okay, 8 apiece), potatoes, and gooseberries . . . for TWO STINKIN' DOLLARS. I kid...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Singer Man Wenjun Arrested On Drug Offence

"Senior Chinese pop singer Man Wenjun has been taken into custody by Beijing police on drug offence. The Beijing Times reports that Beijing police raided a nightclub near the Workers' Stadium early Monday morning after receiving an anonymous tip-off, where they found illegal drugs in Man's VIP-room. The star, celebrating his wife's birthday with friends, was tested positive for a banned substance. His wife and friends were also taken into custody by police for using banned drugs. Further investigation is now underway. Man, 40, is...

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Jan 1, 2010 - Happy New Year's From Örnahusen, Sweden!

6:00 p.m. Well, I got back from an afternoon run about an hour ago. My time here at Vikki's parents home has been both relaxing and productive. We spent an enjoyable New Year's Eve with Vikki's family, highlighted by a delicious dinner prepared by a number of her brothers and some wine as well.While we had cold damp weather and gray skies today, several of the immediately preceding days have been crisp and cool. Good weather to take care of stuff in any event. We're going to Copenhagen in nearby Denmarkon Sunday, but until then, we'll be...

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Break From the Law

Dec 27, 2009 - Visit to Local Sights around Örnahusen - Ale's Stenar & Glimmingehus near

Well, it's around 7 o'clock in the evening, and I expect we'll be eating dinner shortly. However, given that Vikki and I visited a couple of local tourist sights today, I wanted to quickly memorialize the sights which we saw here in the vicinity of Örnahusen, the small village where I am spending the holidays with Vikki and her family. We visited 2 local attractions today, Ale's Stenar and Glimmingehus. Definitely worth a look, but I can imagine it is far nicer to take in both sites in good weather as opposed to the cool windy weather...

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Break From the Law

Dec 25, 2009 - Merry Christmas from Örnahusen, Sweden!

4:30 p.m. Örnahusen, Sweden. Well, it is dark outside already here in Örnahusen, a small coastal fishing village which lies in Skåne County in the province of Scania, Sweden's southernmost province. If the account I read online is accurate, Örnahusen has a year round population of less than 100 residents. So it's pretty rural, to put it mildly. I returned from jogging a short while ago, having taken advantage from a respite in the light cold rain which has been falling since I woke up this morning. If the bit which I have seen is any...

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Break From the Law

Sep 6, 2009 - Arrived in Sweden

Landed at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, Denmark Heidi picked us up and we drove over the bridge to Sweden. Took a look at the Turning Torso, an amazing twisted apartment building. After a quick stop at Heidi's we went to Röstånga for an incredible Smörgåsbord. This is the Mother of all Buffe's with any imaginary pickled herring. After that we toured Lund and then it was time for some well deserved ZZzz's after beeing awake for 35 hours straight.

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Aug 10, 2009 - Malmö, Sweden

I checked out of the Cab Inn this morning only to find out that I couldn't check into my new hotel until after 2:00. What to do? I dropped off my bags and decided to make a little side trip over to Sweden. I hadn't gone over the Oresund bridge yet, and was curious to see what the train trip is like to Malmo (only 20 min.). It ended up being pretty uneventful. I couldn't even see the bridge from the train, but the views of the water were nice as I crossed it. I walked through the historical center of town and over to the 'Twisted Torso" -...

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Baltic Europe 2009

Jul 6, 2009 - Day trip to beach Lomma

After the pleasant experience of island Ven, we found the idea of visiting another beach attractive. However, after a lazy morning/early afternoon of chitchatting, it became overcast when we did manage to get out of the flat at 3pm. We decided to go to the beach nonetheless. Lomma is a famous Skane beach located 10km away from Lund. The walk to Lomma took us 2 hours and as it was pretty cool and overcast, it was actually a very good weather for walking. We had a very good time walking and chatting on the road, although the route was next...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Ven island - day trip to the ex-danish island

Weekend has fast approached. Seeing Yat doesn't have to go to work for a change, we decided to embark on some excursion to see more of Skane. We've chosen the island Ven because… a) it's always exciting to go on an island, all the boat trip etc; b) we want to go to swim in the sea and a beach on an island just sounds so much better; c) Ven is pretty closed to Lund and it only takes 1.5 hrs. Ven is a beautiful island. The weather was gorgeous and there were a fair few people cycling around and coming for a day trip. The island was pretty...

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