Here in Scandinavia we are in a season of darkness right now. In the far north there is no light at all and further south the days are very short. The few days with sunshine make everything seem brighter and lighter. It is like an injection of vitamins. I do not like to admit that the darkness affects me, but it does. I am fortunately so busy with positive activities that the outside world stays outside. The day that Adam and Eve committed sin, sin entered the world and the world came under the ... (read more)


I WANT TO HELP OTHERS. WHAT DO I NEED FOR DOING THAT? Part 2 What you need is: love, willingness and knowledge of the area where you want to help. To serve God is a lifestyle. Jesus had a full-time occupation and ministry. When one is helping others, it can be part of daily life activities. Others are volunteers and some are having a paid occupation either in the church or in the society. I, myself am educated as a social worker and I have helped many through my professional work. I was not ... (read more)


I WANT TO HELP OTHERS. WHAT DO I NEED FOR DOING THAT? Part 1 I am now starting to teach on a huge subject. I believe that many Christians need this teaching and I am writing for Christians. I am aware of the fact that there are many fine non-believers helping others in the world. I say a great thanks to all voluntaries. One can help others on many different levels and in many different ways. It varies from mopping the floor for my sick grandmother to delivering people on a deep level. All ... (read more)


  DO NOT WORRY.   1.Peter 5:7 says: “ Cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. “ We read in the previous verse that we should humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God in order for Him to exalt us in due time. God cares for us. He is like a good and loving Father, actually the best one we can have. I recommend you to read Matthew 6:25 and the rest of the chapter. It describes in detail a few areas that the Lord takes care of. We do not need to worry about what to eat ... (read more)

ENVY   We can start with Exodus the 20th chapter. In the 17th verse God said to Moses: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. We shouldn’t covet anything means that we are not allowed to envy anybody. I could have stopped here, but I will go into more details. The apostle Paul is writing both to Timothy and to the saints in ... (read more)


COMMUNICATION Part 4 Many people participate in courses and treatments that turn out to be different than expected. One doesn’t get the right information in advance or maybe very limited information. Yoga is such an example. It is called gymnastic and relaxation and no one is saying that yoga is part of Hinduism. It is recommended by doctors and others within the medical ward and one thinks that it must be good then. Others are invited to parties at their working place and that sounds like a ... (read more)


Communication. Part 3 Today I want to write about marriage. I will actually start by writing about the time before marriage. How do you communicate then? I know that there could be a difference between those that are Christians and those not believing in Christ. It should be a difference. In our society where I live, they do not wait long before they sleep together and it is quite common to move together before marriage. The Bible says that sex belongs to marriage. Some couples are so involved ... (read more)


COMMUNICATION Part 2 How do we Christians talk with each other and how do we communicate with those that are not believers? Some congregations are focusing so much on being successful that it can be difficult to be honest. Many are putting on a masque hoping to be accepted. One can become one person at home and a totally different person in church. The gap between these two can grow so big that one stops going to church. I will be a little more concrete. Maybe you are depressed and experience ... (read more)


COMMUNICATION Part 1 Some of you will think that I write about something that isn’t spiritual enough, but I have wanted to teach on this subject for a long time back. Lack of good communication is a reason for many divorces and there have been a lot of misunderstanding both among friends, family and in working situations. God can definitely use communication. He actually wants to communicate with us all the time, but this is also an area where the devil can play. Do not give him room. I will ... (read more)


WHAT IS COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH?   We read in Matthew 15:18 that we are not defiled by what we eat, but by what we say. I have recently been to another country and was asking if we could drink the water at the different places I was visiting. I didn’t want to get some germs in me. Are we just as careful about the germs coming out of your mouth? What are we spreading around us? What do you talk about when you are together with your family? I do hope that you are eating dinner together quite ... (read more)