God's word in today's world

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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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A plan to share love

Boats (not his real name) from the Boland told me this story: My daughter fell ill with a really bad virus and struggled to get well again. It was really exhausting and financially I struggled too, because the car broke down more than once and so it went on. It was a really bad time […]

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Love finds and acts

If I ask you to describe God with one word, what would it be? For me, there is only one: Love. God is love. God overflows with love. God cannot stop Himself from sharing love with everybody. He has so much love for every lost person that He was prepared to sacrifice his son so […]

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Love can change the world

There’s a song by Michael W Smith that I remember from my varsity days: Love one another. Just listen to these beautiful lyrics: I had a dream that I was speaking With a prophet from the land of wise In a crowd of people from the land of troubled hearts I said we’ve come here […]

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Pray for one another. It works!

I remember the time I was working at the factory. Early in the morning, when I couldn’t sleep, I would start praying for all the people who worked with me. I couldn’t even remember all of their names, but then I would refer to those six men who took the products out of the molds, […]

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Love is…

I’ve finished writing the piece, but still sat reflecting on it for a long while. For one reason or another I couldn’t move on to the next one. Then I suddenly noticed it. Although the word “love” does not appear anywhere in this piece of Scripture, this is what it is all about. In a […]

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To overflow with love

How strong is your love for other people? Do you really care for people who suffer? Are you anxious about the people around you who are on a direct road to damnation? Do you feel nauseous when you know for sure that the people close to you still do not have a relationship with God? […]

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Thank you for what you do?

Paul is very excited about the people of Thessalonica. The message of the risen Jesus Christ entered their hearts. Their lives changed significantly and this was apparent in the way they acted. That is why Paul starts his letter by thanking them profusely: 2Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Paul […]

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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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