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  1. A new season or yet another ball thrown up in the air?

    by , 1 Week Ago at 02:42 PM
    This past years have been like a rollercoaster. Losing my job, getting three jobs and then the offers are redrawn because of either my disability or my service dog, either way it is discriminating, falling in love with the wrong guy, messing (only online, but still... I shouldn't have done it) with another to get over the first one and falling for a third that didn't work out, either. Getting three jobs and accepting two of them, changing one of them. Taking my examns in Finnish and Norwegian, losing ...
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  2. Prayer in faith

    by , 1 Week Ago at 10:04 AM
    Sometimes a Muslim student asks me: How many times a day do you pray? Do you pray five times or three times? In other words. Am I close to being a Sunni or a Shia? And I answer I pray all the time. I don't count. I walk in prayer and work in prayer. The Lord is with me during the day. How can I then count?

    Sometimes I get the question: but how do you pray? Do you sit or move a certain way. Do you face wich direction? Do you wear some specific clothes? And again. What should I answer. ...
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  3. Amazed by the mysterious ways God works

    by , 1 Week Ago at 09:14 AM
    Yeah. If I choose to be depressed, I have every reason to do so. I can make a long list of things most human beings would just break down by. My troublesome childhood (not that bad, but people have gone to therapy for less), low self esteem (except when I am safe in my role as a teacher or behind a music stand), muscular dystrophy (that is almost a reason to die in most people's eyes), lost contact with my son that has gone very far astray, broken marriage, loneliness. I have every right in the ...
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  4. The valley of the shadow of death

    by , 1 Week Ago at 03:58 PM
    Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    Yesterday I was in a dark place. Heartbroken, bitter, depressed. I just wanted to die. Hating my life. Hating my future. Hating my body. You name it. My co-worker sent me home, and told me to stay at home today, too. I am blessed by having such a great co-worker. And I am blessed by having a friend that ...
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  5. To be humble and to be humiliated

    by , 2 Weeks Ago at 06:08 AM
    James 4: 6-10

    6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
    “God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”[c]


    7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will ...
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