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  1. Putting on the armor of God

    by , 7 Hours Ago at 07:32 AM
    Well. I should have guessed. I have my weak spots, and the devil surely knows how to trigger them. Depression and self-pity are two of them, and yesterday they hit with their full force. Why did I fall for that trick again? I was weak. I felt self-pity. I let myself fall into that dark space again, and didn't manage to fight it. Yes. I have every reason to be depressed. And I have plenty of reason for pitying myself. But it doesn't help, does it?

    So this morning I put on the armor of ...
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  2. Why can't I be satisfied with what I have?

    by , 1 Day Ago at 07:40 AM
    I feel guilty. I often feel that. I sin. Everyone does. And that guilt is somehow easy to handle. The recipe is simple. Repenting, confessing, asking for forgiveness and mostly I feel forgiven. And I take the action needed to avoid to get into the same situation where I fell again. But one sin is more difficult to get rid of. I am never content. Well. I can count my blessings. I have a house, a job, a dog, some friends and I have Jesus. But I still have difficulties resting in that. I can cry out ...
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  3. Spring cleaning

    by , March 25th, 2017 at 06:34 PM
    Today was the big day for spring cleaning. Yesterday the huge, blue container arrived, ready to be filled. And today I got some people over to really get rid of things that have kept piling up over the years. Old mattresses, broken desks, wallpapers left from the nineties, fabrics I once bought to make baby clothes to my now 17 years old son. It was about time. I found some long lost treasures and some more trash. It felt good, and I was thinking, why didn't I do this before?

    And, ...
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  4. Self censorship, consideration, accommodation or mere stupidity?

    by , March 18th, 2017 at 05:43 PM
    I work as a teacher, teaching Norwegian as a second language in a public school.

    At school we let the muslim students and workers pray in reset, when the rest of the pupils and staff should clear the classrooms. But that is a for muslims only. Girls can wear hijab, but if I as teacher wears a cross, it would be provoking. Or is it? Is it me that is censoring my self? Too considerate to all the atheists, agnostics and muslims that are in the school. In one way, I think it is not a problem ...
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