God's word in today's world

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To have the right papers

I wonder how it would feel if someone told you that you weren’t allowed to eat certain food or go to certain places because your mom and dad did not have the right papers. Your friends can go wherever they like, but you can only play with them in certain places. I can see myself […]

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Smiling in your struggles

I walked out of church. The minister had talked about the desert where we sometimes find ourselves. We all end up in the desert at one time or another and it is not an enjoyable experience. The minister said that in the desert God cut off all those things that weren’t part of his plan […]

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Let it go!

Philippians 3:12-16 Do things from your past pop up every now and then to stop you in your tracks? Sometimes without warning – sometimes when you end up in a similar situation or when you return to the place where you’ve made the mistake. When I drive along the N2 past Riversdale I get a […]

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Reaction to our actions

Philippians 3:4-11 It was on the TV screens at the gym that I first heard about Oscar Pistorius and Reeva’s trauma. My heart shrank and I felt so very sorry for him. The court cases following later were not easy and there were as many opinions as there was hair on your head. In the […]

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Help in the midst of life

Philippians 2:19-30 Paul gives us a glimpse of the life of a man of God. He talks about Timothy who is working very hard with him to share the Gospel with people. He really wanted to send Timothy to Philippi, but waited until things had cooled down a bit. He himself longed to return to […]

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No need for Doom

1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 (We are now also on Instagram. Follow us here.) It upsets me when men of God mess up. They say and do what they want and it seems as if people follow them blindly. But what they preach is so completely untrue. Like the pastor who sprayed people in the face with […]

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The old story?

Philippians 2:6-11 Do we really understand what Jesus has done for us? One sometimes hears stories about people who gave up everything in their lives to spread the gospel in a far-off place. Beautiful. But what the almighty God has done cannot be compared to any good by a human. We sometimes make the mistake […]

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The helmet strap

Ephesians 6:10-20 A friend of ours chased after a girl on a scooter. She gestured at her to pull over. Surprised, the girl came to a stop, probably wondering why the woman was doing this. Half angrily our friend told her to fasten the strap of her helmet under her chin immediately. Just the previous […]

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Forward into life with peace

Ephesians 6:10-20 Whether we realize it or not, we’re engaged in a battle every day. All the time the devil and his cronies are trying to entice us from the road. They use clever tricks to get us away from God. To be prepared for the fight it is so important to put on the […]

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The bigger plan

I ran into a friend of mine at the gym, and could immediately see that things weren’t good on the Monday morning. And not only because he went overboard over the weekend and now found exercising difficult. He was on his way to a client when that person called to say he wasn’t feeling well […]

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