Articles by else

THANKFULNESS.

THANKFULNESS.   I am now sitting with a broken bone and a toe in the right foot. I am using a cast and walk on crutches. This is a very new situation for me and it is not so easy to walk with crutches. I say that it is not so easy to learn an old dog new tricks. Have you ever thought of how you shall carry a cup of coffee from one room to another with two crutches? No, you will probably say. These kinds of small problems become like big problems now. I place my mobile in a purse around my ... (read more)

LIGHT A CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS OF FALL.

LIGHT A CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS OF FALL.   I am living in a country with four seasons and everybody has their own favorite season. Many love the spring when everything comes back to life. Ice and snow have covered the life underneath, but now it starts to bloom. I have a daughter loving winter. She can enjoy her skis then. Some love the fall when all the leaves change colors and the trees stand there in their beauty before everything falls off. I have the summer as my favorite season. It is ... (read more)

DO YOU NOW WHO YOU ARE?

DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?   Some of you might get irritated by the headline. “Of course I know who I am. I am Bill Smith.” The fact is that I am not so interested in neither your first nor your last name. I do believe that most of you know your name. Even small children do. In countries like India they children might have gotten the name of an idol, but when they become a child of God they change their names. They do not want to be identified with an idol. When I have people in ... (read more)

PURE AND RIGHTEOUS, READY FOR HEAVEN.

PURE AND RIGHTEOUS, READY FOR HEAVEN.   This headline is taken from a Norwegian psalm, but it sounds different in Norwegian. It actually says that we are made pure and righteous and we are made worthy for heaven. It continues to say that the Lord doesn’t remember our sins any more and He has made us free from distress, judgment and death. When I look up the word righteous in a Bible dictionary, I find a lot of Scriptures from the Old Testament, but also a few from The New Testament. In ... (read more)

GOD WANTS GROWTH AND INCREASE.

GOD WANTS GROWTH AND INCREASE!   Today I go back to the beginning. We read in the first chapter and the 28th verse in Genesis. It says that God had created man and woman and then He said to them: Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth. He continued to give them authority over everything that had seeds in them. When God creates something, He does not create ... (read more)

THESE SIGNS WILL FOLLOW THOSE WHO BELIEVE.

THESE SIGNS WILL FOLLOW THOSE WHO BELIEVE.   I will start by quoting Mark 16:15-19. “And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay ... (read more)

DID YOU GET RID OF THE OLD REVELATIONS AND THE OLD DOCTRINES?

IDID YOU GET RID OF THE OLD REVELATIONS AND THE OLD DOCTRINES?   I do not mean that you should throw away everything that you have learned. Most people have had a chance to go to school and we are not supposed to throw away all our knowledge. When my children went to school, they participated in most of the education, but they (we) could not accept the teaching about the evolution. They also showed certain films that neither we nor my children wanted to see. They were also against certain ... (read more)

WHICH SOURCE ARE YOU DRINKING FROM?

WHICH SOURCE ARE YOU DRINKING FROM? I live in Scandinavia and I am lucky that I can open the water tub and drink the water from it. The taste of the water can vary from place to place, depending on the source of the water. I live in a place where we have had quite a lot of chlorine in the water and the water doesn’t taste too good then. When the water comes from a mountain lake, it tastes very good. Bacteria might sometimes enter the water system and we have to boil the water then. I have ... (read more)

DID YOU GET RID OF THE AIMLESS CONDUCT FROM YOUR FOREFATHERS?

DID YOU GET RID OF THE AIMLESS CONDUCT FROM YOUR FOREFATHERS?   When you go to a doctor and present a problem, he will most likely ask you if somebody else has the same problem in your family. He is actually asking if you have an inheritable sickness. I do not think that we understand how much we have inherited from our forefathers. Your parents have inherited from their parents. I recently met a small boy looking exactly like his father. I have never seen anybody looking like a copy. I ... (read more)

ARE YOU WILLING TO GO THROUGH A NARROW PASSAGE?

ARE YOU WILLING TO GO THROUGH A NARROW PASSAGE?   I heard a pastor talking about narrow passages the other day. I was thinking about what a child has to go through in order to come into this world. That is a painful process for both mother and child, but totally necessary for the child to be born. A child can be taken by a Caesarean operation, but it is said that it is better for the child to be born in a natural way. I will not write more about that since I lack knowledge. We are still in ... (read more)