God's word in today's world

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A recipe for healthy relationships

I’d just lain down on the couch for a rest when a woman called in tears. She and her husband have had a fight and he rushed out the door. She wanted me to call him. He didn’t want to talk, but said that he was on his way to Grand West. I found him […]

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God doesn’t make rubbish

Are you feeling a bit down today? Are you still confused about what you’re actually doing here? Do you feel as if you’re all alone? Do you feel more like a failure than a success? Do lots of questions still remain unanswered? This may be the answer you can hold onto: 12So, chosen by God […]

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Special to be less

I remember an incident from my days in the business world. Half an hour before factory start-up, I was with the three project managers planning all that they had to do that day. The one who snuck in last, asked first: “When are we going to read from the Bible again? I’m hungry.” Man, he […]

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Threads of love

Listen to these lovely words: 2I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. You have to read this verse a few times to really understand its full meaning. When […]

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Love is everything

Not only does Paul give Epaphras a good reference, he also brings good news of the people of Colossae: 8He’s the one who told us how thoroughly love had been worked into your lives by the Spirit. Simple, but saying a whole lot. They really expressed their love for one another in the way they […]

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Faith and love in a hopeless world

I read the verse over and over again, not making much sense of it: 5 Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel 6 that has come to you (New English Translation). Eventually, I take a pen and […]

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Corners of love

Ephesians 5:21-33 Paul ended off his brief marriage enrichment seminar with a simple proposal: 33… a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband. And the opposite is also true: Every wife must love her husband as she […]

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God is the glue

Ephesians 5:21-33 The relationship between parent and child is very special. I always say my children made me more human. They give more value to my life. Without children I would’ve missed out on a lot. When a man and a woman marry their relationship is valued more than that between parents and children. 31And […]

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Love and so on

Ephesians 5:21-33 Very discouraged, Hettie wrote me an e-mail: I love my husband very much and I believe he loves me just as much, but he is addicted to pornography and recently I saw on his phone that he had again looked at a website of naked women and women wearing next to nothing. Some […]

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Took my punishment

Ephesians 5:1-5 The Bible is very dynamic – nearly 2000 years old and you can still not pin it down 100%. There are so many interpretations, so many different opinions. People can become quite fiery in putting forward their arguments. I think the Bible will never be exhausted. People will never be able to understand […]

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