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Erling Thu
Randaberg, Stavanger Norway
I am married to Solveig for more than 50 years. We are 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 is 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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Tusen takk for oppmuntrande kommentar! Gud er god uansett kva som skjer, men eg ventar på eit under!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2024 on I can still see! at Erling Thu
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Today we are leaving Norway to visit India and Nepal. We are only going for a short trip of two weeks this time. We love visiting our longstanding friends in these two wonderful Nations. My love for India and Nepal was kindled during my first visit in 1971 and during... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2024 at Erling Thu
Since I shared the bad news from my eye doctor that my left eye has been attacked by the eye disease AMD, I have had many encouraging messages from my friends all over the world. The love and care of covenant friends are overwhelming. To know that so many people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2024 at Erling Thu
Since I shared the bad news I had concerning my only working eye, I have been overwhelmed by the love and care of my friends from all over the world. So many people are telling me that that pray for my eyesight to be preserved and not damaged by the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2024 at Erling Thu
Vi treng å be denne bønna i Fadervår meir enn nokon gong før. Vi veit at heile verda ligg i det vonde, skriv apostelen Johannes. Han seier også at Gud kan verna oss, så den vonde ikkje kan koma til.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2024 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Eg blir stadig forundra over såkalla kristne leiarar som undergrev tilliten til Bibelen og seier at ein ikkje treng å lesa Bibelen for å vera ein kristen. No veit eg jo sjølvsagt at det ikkje er bibellesinga som gjer oss... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2024 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Hjartet mitt blør for barna som blir drepne i krigen på Gaza. Det er forferdeleg å sjå dei bileta som rullar over tv-skjermane frå den massive mediadekkinga av Israels krig mot Hamas. Det gjer vondt langt inn i sjela å... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2024 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Sjølvsagt kan ingen andre enn Gud gje eit skikkeleg svar på eit slikt spørsmål. Han ser til hjartet og dømmer ikkje etter ytre ting, slik vi menneske gjer. Spørsmålet er likevel ærleg meint frå mi side, men det ligg ikkje... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2024 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Thank you very much for your kind comment! Sorry for my late response! I am happy if you want to follow our journey!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2024 on On the second ferry today! at Erling Thu
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This week I had my annual examination of my eyes. This have been going on since my right eye was damaged by AMD - Age-related Macula Degeneration about six years ago. Then I lost the ability to see sharply on that eye. Everything I focus on, I can only see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2024 at Erling Thu
Solveig og eg har i nokre år publisert ein podkast: Solveig og Erling Thu. I den seinare tida har vi publisert ein takkepod kvar veke eller annan kvar veke. Det vil vi halda fram med. I takkepodden snakkar vi saman... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2024 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Min gode og trufaste venn, Tony Jessen, har nett vorte 80 år. Han er ein skikkeleg heidersmann som eg set stor pris på. Ingen har ofra så mykje for å ta vare på brorskap og vennskap med meg, som han... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Vår første grunnlov (Gulatingslova) begynte med desse orda: «Det er opphavet til lovene våre at vi skal be til den heilage Krist om godt år og fred, at vi skal halda landet vårt bygt og landsherren vår lukkeleg, at han... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Det er trist at den noverande AP/SP regjeringa svekkjer trusfridomen og diskriminerer trudomssamfunn. Det er særleg lov om den såkalla konverteringsterapien og forslaga til ny lov om trudomssamfunn som er problematiske. Det kan verka som om AP/SP korkje forstår Menneskerettane... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
Psalm 119,50 It is my comfort in my sufferings that your word gives me life. Once again, we see how truthful David is when he talks about life. It's one of the things I like most when I read the Psalms. David and the other psalmists are so brutally real... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2023 at Erling Thu
The main theme of that section (Ps 119:49-56), which now takes up the Hebrew letter ZAYIN, is the comfort the psalmist finds in God's word when the culture he lives in mocks and persecutes those who believe in God's truths. He has full confidence that God will save him, because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2023 at Erling Thu
Denne overskrifta er like meiningslaus som Sverre Elgvin Lied sin påstand: «Gud har ikke gitt opp Den norske kirke.» Då eg såg denne overskrifta i nettutgåva av Dagen, som refererte til talen hans på Oslo Symposium, tenkte eg: «Kva veit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
I dag såg eg noko vakkert. Eg såg ein staut, godt vaksen mann i førtiåra med tårer i auga. Han fortalde om far sin. Tårene på kinnet skein som diamantar. Dei strålte av kjærleik, takk og gode minne. Faren hadde... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
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We are on the ferry again, this time towards home after a wonderful time at Gullbotn with our covenant friends. Some of us have been working together for the King and his Kingdom for more than 40 years. My loving wife and I have been married for nearly 59 years.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2023 at Erling Thu
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We are now on tve way to Bergen and Nordhordland to visit friends and end up at Solveig’s Dear sister! We are going from son and grandson to a sister. Family is very precious and wonderful gift from God intended to be enjoyed Family is a growing love relationship which... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2023 at Erling Thu
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We are on the way to Haugesund to celebrate our grandson Jonathan. He has just completed 22 years. Grandchildren are a source of great joy and Jonathan is no excemption. It is always a great joy and plessure to travel with my Dear wife. Sendt fra min iPhone Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2023 at Erling Thu
Rabalder er eit underleg ord som er lite brukt i våre dagar, men Herren har sagt at det vil bli rabalder. «Endå ein gong, om ei lita stund, rister eg himmel og jord, havet og det tørre landet. Eg rister... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
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Yesterday I wrote an entry about the well-known Bjørn Olav Hansen – a giant of faith and prayer. Today I like to share with you a little bit about the woman behind the man. This woman is a great woman of God and a giant in the Kingdom of God.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2023 at Erling Thu
Solveig og eg har nettopp gjort ferdig ein ny podkast. Denne episoden kallar vi "Sommarrapport". Vi har hatt denne podkasten i nokre år med små opphald innimellom. No er vi i gang på ny etter sommarferien. I Sommarrapport fortel vi... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2023 at Huset med utsikt og vidsyn
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On our way to the mountain area for a few days of vacation and picking cloud berries we visited a man of God: Bjørn Olav Hansen. He is our longstanding friend, but more important he is a praying saint, a giant of prayer. He. is one of my heroes of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2023 at Erling Thu