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Solveig og Erling Thu
Hundvin, Bergen, Norway
We are husband and wife, married for more than 50 years, grandparents, writers, speakers, teachers enjoying life as we help people find their place in the covenant community of God's people
Interests: Erling loves tea all day long as well as smørbukk - Norwegian toffees - caramels, but Solveig loves coffee and chocolate. The bible our favourite book, but we like reading poems, novels and theology as well as books on the emerging culture. We enjoy writing and are always writing something somewhere, but we could not live without friends around us.
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Hjarteleg til lukke med dagen! Du er mi Solstråle, ikkje berre eit Solstreif. Du er min Soleklare Soldag Du er Solvarm av kjærleik Du er min Soleglade Soldogg Du er Solfrisk og Solfylt av glede Du er mi Soldronning og... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Huset i skogen
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I dag har det vore ein mørk dag. Men det har berre vore ute. Det har regna i strie straumar, haglbyger har laga bråk på taket. Dei store furutrea har sveia fælt i dei sterke vindkasta. Det har rett og... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Huset i skogen
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I går feira eg bursdag. Eg har fullført 74 år og det måtte jo feirast. Eg liker feiringar. Å feira fødselsdagen, er ei kristeleg dygd, spør du meg. Kanskje har eg større grunn til å feira enn mange andre, for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Huset i skogen
Det finst mange hindringar for misjonsarbeid, men alle kan overvinnast. Me har lett for å tenkja at ytre politiske, religiøse og samfunnsmessige hindringar er den største utfordringa for misjon. Men eg har oppdaga at i land med forfølging, motstand og... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Huset i skogen
Underordning og lydnad heng saman, men er er ikkje det same. Underordning er først og fremst ei haldning og lydnad er ei handling. Du kan underordna deg utan å lyda. Du kan ha rett haldning og stilla deg under andre,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Huset i skogen
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Då eg såg ut av vindauga i dag tidleg, medan eg hadde mi daglege stille stund med Herren i Bibel og bønn, då såg eg eit tre på andre sida av vatnet som skilde seg ut. Det lyste mot meg... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Huset i skogen
Our stay in India so far has been wonderful. We have met with a lot of friends whom we have not seen for a long time. It is always a great joy to meet with friends, and I thank God that he has given us so many friends in this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at I am somebody
Bikash (not the real name) is a young man in the city of Jaipur. His mother gave her life to Jesus some time ago, but Bikash was not really convinced as he had be brought up as a Hindu. Just a few days back he was given a new costly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at I am somebody
Today we have been able to spend some wonderful time with our dear friends Brenda and Zephry in India. Our longstanding friends are serving the covenant community in a most excellent way. They have a very big heart overflowing of love for people. We are so thankful that they are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at I am somebody
Ein kjend kristen eksredaktør har gitt ut ei bok om ein Gud for dei mange. Han ser ut til å meina at konservative kristne sitt bibelsyn er eit av dei store hindra for mange menneske i vår tid. Det kan... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Huset i skogen
To be somebody is to listen carefully, to other people, to their worries and views. To be somebody is to listen lovingly, to a little child and a shabby street singer. To be somebody is to listen wondering, to the singing bird and the voice of thunder. To be somebody... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at I am somebody
Every morning in my prayer time, I am always asking God to help me to encourage and do something good for people this day. I am open to The Holy Spirit to show and remind me about people I can encourage and bless. Since I am privileged to be married... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at I am somebody
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Today was the perfect weather to be outside. It was sunshine, so nice and warm. I had much work I wanted to be done in our garden, so with an old rug I could kneel on, and the right equipment to use for digging in the soil, I found a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at I am somebody
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Når me lever i fred med Gud og kvarandre kan me oppleva himmel på jord kvar dag og kor som helst. Likevel er det nokre heilage plassar der himmelen opplevast meir nær enn andre plassar. Bønnekapellet vårt nede ved vatnet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Huset i skogen
Solveig og Erling Thu has shared their blog Erling Thu Books
Sep 21, 2016
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To make things a bit simpler for myself and my friends I have merged Solveig's blog and my two English blogs together. Our blog is now called I am somebody. We will both blog more frequent than what we have been doing lately. When Facebook arrived on the scene, that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at I am somebody
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Yesterday my dear wife made me a very delicious desert which she called Forest Dream. As the main dish she served Salmon which I also enjoyed very much. Forest Dream is her own variant of the old fashion Norwegian Troll Cream. After having had fish for dinner she always makes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at I am somebody
Eg elskar samfunnet med dei heilage. Der hjå menneske i kjøt og blod, møter eg Jesus Kristus i kvar ein bror. Der finn eg det eg søkjer, der er kvile, der er fred, der er lindring - for alle sår,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Huset i skogen
Misjon i ei tid med terror Me har nett minnast terroren som råka Noreg for fem år sidan. 77 menneske vart brutalt drepne. Minnefeiringane var ikkje over før me fekk meldingar om terror handling i München der liv gjekk tapt.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Huset i skogen
We had a most wonderful time at our house church yesterday. Our leader and his wife shared their testimonies. The rest of us gave feedback, prayers and prophetic words of encouragement to them. I was so blessed by being together with my brothers and sisters in the presence of God.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at I am somebody
Det var ein trist dag for heile kristen-Noreg, då heile bisperådet for kort tid sidan vedtok å innføra vigselliturgi for samkjønna par. Det er heilt utruleg, at såkalla konservative biskopar, kan gå inn for eit slikt vedtak. Dei kallar det... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Huset i skogen
I find great joy in knowing God. His character is my strong fortress where I am safe. God is love. God is light. It is impossible for him to lie. I know that his promise will never change. When God wanted to end all doubt and confirm his promise even... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at I am somebody
Jesus has given us a way to test to discover if the teachings are from the heart of God or from the minds of men. There are so many teachings around these days, but the big question is if the teachings come from the heart of God. The letter of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at I am somebody
Jesus has given us a way to test to discover if the teachings are from the heart of God or from the minds of men. There are so many teachings around these days, but the big question is if the teachings come from the heart of God. The letter of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at I am somebody
A few days ago I came across this expression in my daily Bible reading, and it has been with me ever since. I have been meditating on it, prayed over it and tried to practice it: running into the heart of God. The character of God is a tower of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at I am somebody