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Are you crushing them?

When we were investigating a platform for children, we sent out a survey to a group of them. More than 200 kids completed the questionnaire. The last question was: What issues do children have today? These are the top five issues that children struggle with today, from least to most: 5.  Acceptance (51) 4. Drugs, […]

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Roles in the home

Ever heard the joke about the long queue at the pearly gates at the sign saying, “Husbands of wives who wore the pants at home”? At the sign saying, “Husbands whose wives did not wear the pants”, there was only one man. Peter was fascinated by how this guy succeeded in doing this and went […]

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Together, step-by-step

I was watching a television interview by Dr Ali Bacher with Frik du Preez, the former Springbok rugby player. Frik was telling him how different it was in those days: the players weren’t paid and they had to buy their own togs. It so happened that Frik was appointed as kicker in an upcoming game. […]

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Jesus in your shadow

17Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way. What a huge command. Maybe you should read it again. It’s a simple command: Take Jesus with you throughout the day. Sort of like “take a child to work today”. […]

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Mercy rain

2018, here we go! I pray that you will have a prosperous new year. Yes, pray, because we cannot tackle it without God. I pray that God will bless you with peace, joy, prosperity and lots of laughs. May He also bless you with strength and wisdom to get through the hard times. We spent […]

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Stick figure Jesus

This is the last Crossroad for 2017. A Crossroad reader sent me this lovely Christmas story: A few years ago my children visited from Australia. They were spending Christmas with us and I wondered if there was something special that I could do to make Christmas memorable for my two grandchildren, two little boys. I […]

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Thanks to God

Wow, this is unbelievable! We’ve devoted 100 pieces to Colossians and we’re not done yet. Colossians contains so many truths. You can see it is the divine Word. No human being could have done it. “Thank you for speaking, Father, and that we can still sit at your feet to learn from your Word 2 000 […]

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How to help a friend

When Paul encourages us to help our friends who have lost their way, he makes a good suggestion: 16… And sing, sing your hearts out to God! And, if like us, he had the Old and the New Testament bound as one book, he would probably have written as follows: Use the Word of God, […]

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Helped up

My wife had a serious talk with me. I had to correct someone close to me. He was getting out of hand and she felt that as his friend, I had to talk to him about it. Friends have to help one another stay on track. I must confess I did not agree with her. […]

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Wisdom coaches along the way

When you’re young and wild, you think you know everything. You don’t mind taking someone on who doesn’t think and do like you do. You actually wish everybody would be more like you are, because then the world would be a much better place. But the older you get, the more you realise that you […]

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