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God leads our thoughts to love

My mind is normally all over the place, especially when I pray. So I often choose a Psalm and read it slowly and carefully. Then I take pen and paper and write down everything that I hear in that Psalm. I can fill a number of pages quite quickly. It helps me to focus. It […]

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Taking a turnoff

When I look back on my life, I see where I turned off when I shouldn’t have. Some happened by accident, while others were conscious decisions. Those turnoffs weren’t within God’s will for my life. Fortunately, I turned back from most of those turnoffs. On others I stayed far too long and the consequences hurt. […]

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Must Jesus do it again?

When something goes wrong, we quickly wonder where God is. When it hurts and we’re full of pain, we want to know where God went. But He is there. He is always there. It might just be because of the hurt and pain that we are blinded to God’s presence in our lives. It is […]

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Victorious

A friend said that the school governing body that he was serving on had received a long letter from a parent. She said her daughter was being bullied on religious grounds. She demanded that the school immediately stop practicing any form of the Christian religion. The organisation “ogod” had taken six schools to court so […]

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Soli Deo Gloria

I would like to share a bit about our own journey. I enjoyed the years on the farm and being involved in the vineyards a great deal. It is so enjoyable to work in the Creator’s soil. However, after 12 years I was ready for the corporate world. The new challenge energised me and I […]

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Spreading like a wildfire

We often underestimate the powerful effect of prayer. Prayer is the vehicle for interceding for one another, where God hears, and where He makes things happen. Prayer is the place where we really care for each other. It’s the place where we can be honest, and even if it is only a mumble, God understands […]

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What Connie says and does

17… help you in every good thing you say and do (Living Bible). For me, Connie is a wonderful example of what one should say and do: I really try to witness for God here at work. Just as I am, in all my weakness, but guided by his wonderful Holy Spirit that lives and […]

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A sinner’s prayer for you!

Sometimes I feel stress threatening to overwhelm me as I think about the state of our country and its people. We disappoint one another; we no longer trust one another; we can no longer look up to one another or be role models to one another. Some time ago I had to pay in dollars […]

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Hope makes the sun rise again

I posted a picture to Instagram of a boxer sitting with his head hanging down between his hands. I’m tired. I can’t go on. I don’t know where to now. I don’t know if there’s anything left to believe in. The heading is simple: Don’t allow hard times to steal your faith. Just that. That […]

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Love, favour and tears

Do you sometimes wonder why God loves you specifically? You, with all your sin? You, with all the things you do and do not do that are against God’s will? Often when I look at my life, I am amazed when I see all the places where I lost the way. I’m ashamed about the […]

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