Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pray for North Korea

It is heart breaking what is happening in the Korean peninsula. I encourage you to pray for North Korea. 

Pray for the people
Pray for their leader
Pray for their future

By John Pavelka

Monday, April 8, 2013


Guess what I did last Friday evening. Here's a hint:

No? Not getting it? Well another hint then: 

What about now? Can you guess it? Blue and yellow...

I went to Ikea. It's about 2-hour drive from our home, but I  felt I needed to get my mind off all the schools stuff. Plus we really needed lamps. Here's what I bought:




and... some other stuff that are not worth taking pictures of. (They are still just wooden boards waiting in their boxes...)

Our home is filled with furniture from Ikea. I like their style (and prices) but I don't want my home to look like a Ikea showroom. So how do I avoid this and create a home that has personality and is just right for us? Well that's something I'm going to write about soon. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Good news

News can be depressing. Always someone shooting someone. Always someone burning flags. Always layoffs. Always storms. 

People often say: no news is good news. Well, in this post that's not the case. 

By Meanest Indian

Israel Loves Iran: The Facebook Campaing That Launched a Love Avalanche

An Israeli graphic designer posted on Facebook a poster of him and his daughter with a following message: "Iranians... we (heart) you." This simple post turned into a movement; now Israelis and Iranians are posting peaceful messages and taking a stand against the hate-filled propaganda. 

By Robert D. Brooks / Sean McGrath.

Teacher Turns Low-income Kids Into Chess Champions

A music teacher, in the US, started a chess club in an elementary school to build his students' (who were mostly from low-income families) confidence. Now, nine years later, his chess team has won several consecutive state championships and is now heading to national finals. 

Chocolate 'may help keep people slim'

I guess the title says it all. Michelle Roberts (2012)writes in her BBC news article: "Even though chocolate is loaded with calories, it contains ingredients that may favour weight loss rather than fat synthesis, scientists believe." Hooray!