Deborah Ann asks some great questions here and shares wonderful verses about the subject of God’s love.
CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann
Have you considered,
God’s love and it’s depth
have you thought about
its profound breadth?
Do you know how deep,
it goes down for you . . .
do you ever think about
what without it you’d do?
Do you comprehend,
the deepness of God’s love
have you surrender your will
for your Father’s above?
Have you marveled over,
how God loves everyone
have you figured out
Your own need for His Son?
Have you ever considered,
God’s love fathomless
do you know for you . . .
it is a love bottomless?
May be able to comprehend
with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all the
fulness of God.
But God commendeth
his love toward us, in that,
while we were…
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Lord bless you, brother!!
Thank you, Maria, and may He bless you as well!
I just saw your last post.
I have had to take time away from blogging at times, too, so I completely understand. I really haven’t been that active in the past year or so.
In June, it will be five years since my most read post was published. I’m thinking of republishing it again this June. It was called “THE RISE AND FALL (?) OF THE NORWEGIAN CPS and it still gets hits.
I’m still thankful that a wonderful Norwegian “good Samaritan” confided in me for that post. It was read in many countries and helped raise awareness of the evils happening within Norwegian Child Welfare Services.
Unfortunately, even though the ECtHR (European Court of Human Rights) has found Norway guilty of Human Rights abuses since then, there has been little progress within Norway. The ECtHR does not have any way of forcing a country to behave in a certain way. The hope is that its decisions will have enough influence to cause people within countries to self regulate. Sadly, Norway doesn’t seem to be listening.
I remember you making some kind comments on a few of my posts about the subject.
I know you are not reading blogs actively right now so I will stop right there.
All is well here. I am watching the latest in Israel with interest.
I hope you are well. I will keep you in my prayers.
Hi, Chris! Yes, I remember the Norwegian situation and the pain and trouble that resulted. I’m sorry that this is continuing!
Like you, my husband is watching Israel and praying.
Thank you for your many kind words over time!!
You’re welcome, Maria. And thank you for your many kind words as well!
Please tell your husband that I said “hi” and that I am praying for the peace of Jerusalem as well.
Dear Maria and Chris,
Thank you for your concern about the awful ‘social services’ of Norwegian CPS. The authorities and the people engaged in that industry will never give in voluntarily, never face the results of what they are doing – unless forced to it in some way. It does not only resemble, it is identical to what we see in dictatorships when they guard the interests of those in power. Now they are trying to introduce a new CPS law, claimed by the Minister for Children and Families to give more efficient service and more security under the law, while the truth is the opposite! The Government Minister holding that position now is of the Christian Democratic Party, whose supporters are extremely active both in the CPS and in all sorts of ‘helping’ services, like schools, as foster people, and what have you.
There is another Christian party, however, which understands much more and wants a radical change in favour of children and their families, so we must hope that they can compete effectively in the election this coming autumn.
Although the politically correct attitude to the CPS continues bad, many more ordinary people are awake to what is going on now, awareness and consternation seem to be growing, and there is a lot of good information on the internet, even some hard information and criticism in the ordinary press.
It is indeed both a frightening and a tragic situation. A long history casts long shadows.
Do you know, my father sent my mother on a wonderful holiday in 1950, on a Norwegian freight ship which also carried a few passengers, and went all around the Mediterranean, calling at many ports. (My father had to work and could not go.) Israel was quite a new state then. She took photographs, and gave a little slide show at my school when she came back. (And she had a peach from Spain or Tunisia with her for me – we had never seen peaches before.) She was able to visit many places in Israel, she even had a swim in the Dead Sea! She liked Nazareth so much and said she never lost the feeling of wonder at walking on ground which Jesus had also walked on.
Thank you for getting us up to speed on the latest about the misguided “help” provided to families in Norway. I will be praying for the Christian party that is seeking radical change in the Norwegian Child Welfare Services. Your comment about the growing awareness in the public is good news. The increasing criticism in the Norwegian press is also hopeful news. I am Facebook friends with over 100 people in Norway and many of them are not afraid to speak their mind when it comes to the “dictatorial” behavior of which you write.
This is the first I have heard of a recent new law being proposed. I have read internet articles from 2016 and 2019 that proposed new CPS laws. Are these laws similar or the same laws as the ones suggested then? I don’t read all of the posts that my Norwegian friends write as Facebook translation is often not very good. Maybe I missed something. It is no surprise to me that the Barnevernet propaganda machine continues its ungodly work.
Your mother’s trip sounds wonderful. She visited not long after Israel was officially declared an independent state as you noted. It must have been a remarkably interesting time. I’ve heard that the Dead Sea is saltier than any other body of water on earth. As a result, it is easier to float there then in water with fewer dissolved mineral salts. A person becomes like a cork!
I am past the point of thinking I might get to Jerusalem in this life. Like many Christian theologians, I believe that His “bride” (the Church) will see the New Jerusalem someday (Rev. 21:2). I will only get to see the New Jerusalem because of the grace and mercy of God, not because of any good works I have done. Anyway, how nice it was for your father to send your mother on such a trip.
How nice it must have been to bite into your first peach! My father grew up on a farm away from any large cities in Nebraska. I remember him telling me how he got an orange and a pair of overalls from his parents on several Christmases. I know that Oranges have been grown in California and Florida for quite some time, but it must have been difficult at one time for them to make it to certain farms in Nebraska. The first thing my Dad did when he moved to California was to plant an Orange tree in our backyard.
I read him your comment, Chris! He appreciated it.
Very cool, Maria!
Thank you for sharing this!
You’re welcome, Pastor Jim. I hope you have a blessed day!
I hope you had a blessed Sunday!
Marianne, it is good to hear from you, and to get recent news of Norway’s CPS! And, too, to have you share memories of your Mother’s journey and the peach she brought home to you in Norway!