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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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No doubt about it

Business people are often overcome by stress. But they are not the only ones. Many things cause stress and people often feel they cannot go on because of stress. I still remember how I woke up one morning at 02h00 because of stress. I was feeling so miserable, I sank down on the floor behind […]

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Sweet-smelling

Philippians 4:10-20 I am one of a large family and sometimes when we had guests my mom thought there wouldn’t be enough (which obviously never happened). Then she would send a code around the table: FHB – family, hold back! Afterwards we would say jokingly: It wasn’t a lot, but it’s in! I was thinking […]

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A cup of coffee makes a difference

Philippians 2:19-30 My brother sent me this wonderful story: I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice (Italy), the city of lights and water. As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his […]

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Take courage

Sometimes Paul’s imprisonment became too much for him. Sometimes he was uncertain and wondered if everything was worth it. Sometimes his mood was really, really low. But other times he had courage to go on: 14… most of the followers of Jesus here have become far more sure of themselves in the faith than ever, […]

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Wonderlike oranje kragopwekkers

Ai, Eskom, met julle moet ’n mens wraggies hare op jou tande hê. Inteendeel, ek moes myne al ’n paar keer laat knip! My werk, soos baie ander Suid-Afrikaners staan botstil as daar nie krag in die drade is nie en vir handjies gevou sit is daar nie tyd nie. Toe daar nóg ’n kragonderbreking […]

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Wonderful orange generators

Really, Eskom, one has to be extremely patient working with you. But my patience is wearing thin by now! My work, like that of many other South Africans, come to a stop when there is no power in the wires. But there is no time for sitting back and relaxing. One more interruption of the […]

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‘n Kraantjie wat loop vir ander

2 Korintiërs 5:11-15 Daar was mense in Paulus se tyd wat rondgeloop het en vir almal wat wou hoor vertel het van al die groot dinge wat hulle al vir God gedoen het. Mense se reaksie daarop was hulle kos. Dan wonder ’n mens later of dit oor die hondjie of die halsbandjie gaan. Tog […]

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See, do, carry = love

The world will be a completely different place if every child of God simply does his or her bit. But sadly the world is what it is because most children of God do not really know what to do or what their gift is. Maybe they’re looking too deep and too far. Maybe they think […]

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Show one another the way

In the last chapter of the letter to the Galatians Paul gives practical advice. The first piece of advice is not always that easy to do: 1Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Not everybody finds […]

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