31 maj 2022

GRACE - stronger than my weakness.

To have mercy on ourselves is the most difficult in life. We so easy blame ourself and think we are not good enough. Especially here in the Buddist context - you never make enough merits to feel good enough.

Thank God that there is a Grace that is not based on our own merits. Even in the midst of times when we feel most worthless. Wooow, what God has provided a way for us to be able to get out of our own made prisons.

When we Dec 2018 were going to select a name of the Church here in Ubon, Ajarn Jeet said: "We all need grace". And we all said; "Yes we call the Church; Streams of GRACE".

  ".... he answered me," My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. "Therefore I would rather boast of my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. And therefore I rejoice over weakness, ill-treatment, distress, persecution, and anxiety for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. " 2 Cor 12: 9.

The only restoration and salvation is by God`s grace. And after that, we have the possiblity not give up practicing and demonstrating how this grace works in everyday life also to do good deeds.

 "Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Gal 6: 9

Grace makes it possible so; We will come through stronger -- together.

Thank God for 9 who were baptized last Sunday.

Thank God for the protection and healing of my right kneecap. It is so easy to blame ourself. Why could I not avoid this accident in Saturday's afternoon?

Thank you for your concern, intercession and financial support.

Greetings from Ingvar (Fred)

                                                          A video




I told the doctor: God and you have helped me.

28 maj 2022


Yesterday I was again blessed by the song; 

     ".... Your goodness is running after, it`s running after me..". 

I saw one circle and the circumstances around.

And it became so clear to me the priorities of these two areas.
                Nr.1 is God's goodness for my Spirit-Soul-Body.
                Nr.2 is God`s goodness, in due time, in my circumstances. Sometimes I need my eyes to be open to all God`s goodness around me. 

We can live as Christians and have God's goodness running after us but we do not see it. Too often we become home-blind. 

Thank you Jesus for your Goodness with the right priorities. It is many things in life that God has a divine order, but Satan likes to turn them wrong .... and makes us unhappy. One key is to start to thank God for his goodness... and  "...having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you,...." Eph1:18b 

Prayer: Thank you JESUS for helping me to see all your goodness ...... with your right priorities.

      In English         Click here and sing along:  Goodness of God.
      In Swedish       Klicka här och Sjung med: Godhet

Have a blessed weekend. Ingvar (Fred)

19 maj 2022

The power of encouragement .... in the Local Church.

Today we need to be encouraged and to encourage each other. … more than ever. 

              God of all comfort - has much more comfort to give us 2022.

              The Local Church - has also much more comfort to give us 2022.

It is good to give each other big appreciations, based on good deeds. But in daily life, we so often devalue ourselves, because we cannot do all the good deeds. 


God`s type of encouragement is not based on performance. The small words of encouragement are like small seeds. They will grow and becoming big blessings. Hope and strength are growing… plus plus plus... in and around us.

I am encouraged by: 

  • Going out in the Nature.
  • Listen to many Church and worship programs online.
  • But, I am even more encouraged and blessed to be part of the living Church, wherever I am.

In the Church, in the presence of Jesus, we together receive the value God has on us. In the Church we Belong together as brothers and sisters, all saved by grace.

                                          We ARE more than we DO.

Yes I receive from God and others ... seeds of encouragements, so that I also can share with others, new seeds of encouragements. The God of all Comfort is not running out of encouragement resources. 

WOOOOW let us heart to heart, be part of the local Church, so we can be blessed and most of all, bless others, who feels miserable.

Be encouraged and >>>> encourage others.  Ingvar (Fred) 

6 maj 2022

Youth Camp

Video with many pictures.