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Sin lulls you to sleep

I like food. I like eating – that’s why I look like I do. For me, every meal is an opportunity to get together and enjoy one another’s company. A friend of mine is fasting. Immediately, I wanted to tell him that I would never be able to do it, because you see, I like […]

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Don’t fall asleep

Have you heard the story of the soldier who fell asleep while on guard? He eventually simply dropped his head on his arms and slept. When he opened his eyes, he saw a pair of boots right in front of him and suspected they belonged to his commanding officer. Just before he lifted his head, […]

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In the light, on our knees

Pieter told me about his time working for an organisation where not everything was run above board: You are blindfolded and led into a lodge where your heart’s desire to see light is granted to you. Then you are introduced to three great lights, namely the sun that reigns over day, the moon over night, […]

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Are you ready for Jesus’ coming?

We’ve become used to high walls and electric fences and security guards day and night in our country. People simply walk into your house and take what they want. My friend’s daughter was home alone. She is very aware of security and keeps the alarm switched on at night. When she woke up the next […]

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Death is to sleep in Jesus

Do you sometimes wonder what life hereafter will be like? Will the streets really be made of gold? Will we recognise one another? Will we be able to play golf? Although we don’t have all the answers, we have hope, because we know that Jesus has already passed through death for us. And in fact, […]

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With a bag of hope to my funeral?

People don’t like talking about death. It’s not an easy subject that we rather prefer to avoid. That’s true. It’s kind of obvious that death only enters our lives at the end of our lives. The only problem is that we don’t really know when our lives will end, because death can show up at […]

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Inhabit, cultivate and protect

What do people think of me? What do people think of you? Immediately I can hear people say that it doesn’t matter what other people think of them. They don’t live for other people. That might be right. We cannot allow what other people think of us determine how we live our lives. Our foundation […]

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Slow down

When my aunt came to visit us, she would collapse on the couch next to me every night. If I asked her why she was so tired, she would always say she was exhausted just from watching us. Up and down the whole day. One appointment after the other. Driving the kids around, Skype calls […]

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When other people breathe easier

Francois (not his real name) sent me the following message: On radio a psychologist used the following expression. It really made me think: “Be the kind of person who make people breathe easier when they walk away from you.” The world outside puts so much pressure on us! People struggle to keep standing under all […]

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Love on the way to the Karoo

Have you ever been trapped in a small place with someone who is different and who thinks differently from you? Someone who apparently has considered everything and already has all the answers to every question? Answers that differ completely from yours? I was “trapped” in a car with such a person and another friend to […]

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