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Blog: Ba­lan­ce bet­ween work and rest

Vieraskieliset / In-english30.10.2020 9.15

Sum­mer in Fin­land is short in­deed. Is it even shor­ter now than when I was a child? Or have I just, in the mid­d­le of the hust­le and bust­le of dai­ly life, for­got­ten to pau­se and en­joy the warmth of the sum­mer, the soft bree­ze and the buz­zing in­sects?

Blog: Back to ser­vi­ces

Vieraskieliset / In-english27.10.2020 10.05

Deep in thought I walk through the doub­le doors. There is a tab­le with four hand sa­ni­ti­zer dis­pen­sers. I rub the li­quid in­to my hands and look around. Cheer­ful exp­res­si­ons. But al­so some be­wil­der­ment. How should we go about this?

Blog: Can I help?

Vieraskieliset / In-english20.9.2020 7.50

That eve­ning I sat slum­ped on the ed­ge of my bed. I did not have the ener­gy to cry, but the te­ars on my cheeks kept flo­wing on their own. I was thin­king about my own and my hus­band’s he­alth. I was won­de­ring if our child­ren would get enough joy and sup­port. I was wor­ried about our mort­ga­ge, the price of the con­fir­ma­ti­on camp, the high cost of the up­co­ming opis­to ye­ar, the num­ber of me­di­cal ap­point­ments. All things that pi­led up to make a bur­den. I tried to cal­cu­la­te the equ­a­ti­on of sick­ness be­ne­fits and home care al­lo­wan­ce, un­til I just could not go on any more. I sta­red ahe­ad with un­see­ing ey­es and pra­yed.

Blog: Lo­ne­so­me for Mot­her

Vieraskieliset / In-english19.9.2020 7.45

Last spring I was es­pe­ci­al­ly lo­ne­so­me for my mot­her. The mot­her who was re­a­dy to ma­na­ge and take care of all things, with whom I could share my joys and sor­rows, who hel­ped me plant to­ma­to­es seed­lings and let­tu­ce, tend to flo­wers, and mar­vel at the mi­rac­les of spring and sum­mer. The mot­her with whom I sat at ser­vi­ces and shed te­ars of joy while sin­ging a touc­hing song. The mot­her who al­wa­ys as­ked me if I had had a good day and saw right away if things had not been good.

Blog: Let­ter to my mot­her

Vieraskieliset / In-english19.9.2020 6.30

Thank you, Mot­her, for te­ac­hing me the ABC of life. You were lo­ving and ca­ring. By yo­ur examp­le and ad­vi­ce you taught me about simp­le faith. You trus­ted in me, though I was not al­wa­ys wort­hy of yo­ur trust. You were hard-wor­king and the­re­by taught me to ap­p­re­ci­a­te work.

Blog: Mu­sic – a sour­ce of ener­gy and joy

Vieraskieliset / In-english18.9.2020 7.15

When I wake up in the mor­ning, I like to be­gin my day by put­ting on some mu­sic. That helps me get star­ted with my dai­ly cho­res.

Blog: Sum­mer of psalms

Vieraskieliset / In-english16.9.2020 15.15

We had ser­vi­ces in Ter­vo­la church on the se­cond Sun­day of July. There was one ser­mon and some sin­ging. I me­ant to re­mem­ber the psalm text that was read as an int­ro­duc­ti­on to the ser­mon, but I for­got it. I won­der if it was Psalm 85 or 86? or 84?

Blog: Half of my life

Vieraskieliset / In-english13.9.2020 7.10

On May 13th this ye­ar my hus­band had spent half of his life with me. For me, that mi­les­to­ne date was al­re­a­dy in No­vem­ber last ye­ar. I had on­ce cal­cu­la­ted those da­tes just for fun, but in the bust­le of dai­ly life I had for­got­ten my own mi­les­to­ne date.

Blog: Ex­cep­ti­o­nal­ly sen­si­ti­ve cons­cien­ce

Vieraskieliset / In-english12.9.2020 1.45

I will write about a to­pic that I, and pro­bab­ly many of those who are like me, would rat­her not dis­cuss with ot­her pe­op­le. I hope that what I say here will ser­ve as peer sup­port to those tor­men­ted by si­mi­lar an­xie­ties.

Blog: Ex­pe­rien­ces of sup­port and fos­ter pa­ren­ting

Vieraskieliset / In-english11.9.2020 13.40

While fol­lo­wing the li­ves of my sib­lings’ fa­mi­lies and child­ren as a yo­ung girl, I dre­a­med of a fa­mi­ly of my own. But the He­a­ven­ly Fat­her had dif­fe­rent plans for me.

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26.7.2021

Sinä tah­dot si­sim­pää­ni to­tuu­den – il­moi­ta siis mi­nul­le vii­sau­te­si! Ps. 51:8

Viikon kysymys

Ilmoitukset

Ta­pah­tu­koon si­nun tah­to­si

Vuo­den 2021 ajan­koh­tais­kir­ja kä­sit­te­lee ai­hei­ta ku­ten us­kon­non­va­paut­ta ja kris­ti­tyn vas­tuu­ta sekä pan­de­mi­an ai­heut­ta­mia muu­tok­sia ar­jes­sam­me ja yh­teis­kun­nas­sa. Sa­mal­la se ker­too luot­ta­muk­ses­ta muut­tu­mat­to­miin Ju­ma­lan sa­nan lu­pauk­siin ja hä­nen hy­vän tah­ton­sa to­teu­tu­mi­seen.

Lai­na

Per­hee­näi­din sel­viy­ty­mis­ta­ri­na avaa nä­ky­män suo­ma­lai­sen yh­teis­kun­nan ke­hit­ty­mi­seen jäl­leen­ra­ken­nuk­sen ajal­ta 1960-lu­vun hy­vin­voin­tiin. Sa­mal­la se on pu­heen­vuo­ro kris­til­lis­ten ar­vo­jen puo­les­ta.

Käsi en­ke­lin kä­des­sä

Rai­kas ja ajan­koh­tai­nen nuor­ten­kir­ja kä­sit­te­lee so­me­riip­pu­vuut­ta, ys­tä­vien mer­ki­tys­tä ja us­ko­ne­lä­män hoi­ta­mis­ta.

Ihas­tut­ta­va eläin­maa­il­ma

Tie­sit­kö, et­tä su­den­ko­ren­not ovat eläin­maa­il­man tai­ta­vim­pia len­tä­jiä ja saa­lis­ta­jia tai et­tä lap­set kuu­le­vat hei­nä­sir­kan soi­ton pa­rem­min kuin ai­kui­set?

Lap­si olen pie­ni

Tämä levy vie si­nut löy­tö­ret­kel­le las­ten Sii­o­nin lau­lu­jen pa­riin pien­ten soo­lo­lau­la­jien ja vä­hän isom­pien kuo­ro­lau­la­jien mu­ka­na. Kuun­te­le, kuin­ka kos­ket­ta­vas­ti, raik­kaas­ti ja mie­leen­pai­nu­vas­ti nuo­ri väki lau­laa näi­tä kris­til­li­syy­del­le ar­vok­kai­ta lau­lu­ja.

Viikon kysymys

Ilmoitukset

Ta­pah­tu­koon si­nun tah­to­si

Vuo­den 2021 ajan­koh­tais­kir­ja kä­sit­te­lee ai­hei­ta ku­ten us­kon­non­va­paut­ta ja kris­ti­tyn vas­tuu­ta sekä pan­de­mi­an ai­heut­ta­mia muu­tok­sia ar­jes­sam­me ja yh­teis­kun­nas­sa. Sa­mal­la se ker­too luot­ta­muk­ses­ta muut­tu­mat­to­miin Ju­ma­lan sa­nan lu­pauk­siin ja hä­nen hy­vän tah­ton­sa to­teu­tu­mi­seen.

Lai­na

Per­hee­näi­din sel­viy­ty­mis­ta­ri­na avaa nä­ky­män suo­ma­lai­sen yh­teis­kun­nan ke­hit­ty­mi­seen jäl­leen­ra­ken­nuk­sen ajal­ta 1960-lu­vun hy­vin­voin­tiin. Sa­mal­la se on pu­heen­vuo­ro kris­til­lis­ten ar­vo­jen puo­les­ta.

Käsi en­ke­lin kä­des­sä

Rai­kas ja ajan­koh­tai­nen nuor­ten­kir­ja kä­sit­te­lee so­me­riip­pu­vuut­ta, ys­tä­vien mer­ki­tys­tä ja us­ko­ne­lä­män hoi­ta­mis­ta.

Ihas­tut­ta­va eläin­maa­il­ma

Tie­sit­kö, et­tä su­den­ko­ren­not ovat eläin­maa­il­man tai­ta­vim­pia len­tä­jiä ja saa­lis­ta­jia tai et­tä lap­set kuu­le­vat hei­nä­sir­kan soi­ton pa­rem­min kuin ai­kui­set?

Lap­si olen pie­ni

Tämä levy vie si­nut löy­tö­ret­kel­le las­ten Sii­o­nin lau­lu­jen pa­riin pien­ten soo­lo­lau­la­jien ja vä­hän isom­pien kuo­ro­lau­la­jien mu­ka­na. Kuun­te­le, kuin­ka kos­ket­ta­vas­ti, raik­kaas­ti ja mie­leen­pai­nu­vas­ti nuo­ri väki lau­laa näi­tä kris­til­li­syy­del­le ar­vok­kai­ta lau­lu­ja.