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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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Take a firm stand!

It’s winter in the Cape. Although it’s not raining as much as before, a cold front still passes by now and then. The fierce winds shake the trees around and I know when daylight comes it will look chaotic outside. That could be a picture of our lives. Sometimes the storm winds are so bad […]

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Sharing in Jesus’ light and glory

Many people underestimate the power and functioning of the Holy Spirit. That’s probably why the world around us looks like it does. Powerless and chaotic. Many of us no longer hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance, because we’re too busy and too rushed. The Holy Spirit is God’s gift to us. God knew that we would […]

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It’s a process

I always thought my faith in God was my responsibility. I had to study his Word rigorously and take in as much as possible of the truth to strengthen my faith in God. But now I know it does not depend on me alone. Thank goodness, because I won’t make it on my own. 13… […]

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Pick me! Pick me!

I wonder if we always know how lucky we are. No, ‘lucky’ is too light a word to describe this. Let’s give it some real weight. I don’t know if we always realise how much grace is poured over us every day. The fact that we have the privilege and ability to believe – that […]

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God’s love is not lip service

Sometimes life is hard. It’s just one curveball after the other and it feels as if life is falling apart piece by piece. Have you been there? I suspect so. You may be there right now. I’ve been there. When I was planning my fourth book launch a while ago, a couple of curveballs came […]

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Some spiritual know-alls warra-warra

Once, driving around with a friend, we talked about how we experienced the way other people lived according to their faith. I told him that I sometimes felt inferior compared to the way other people did things. The way in which they lived their faith sometimes made me feel guilty and then I questioned the […]

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Glory for Jesus and for me

I’m still thinking about verse 12 … I learned a lot from the story about Abraham who became a broom manager. There are two kinds of people with different views of people who suffer. One kind, like the biltong chewer, see people like Abraham as a burden that has to disappear as quickly as possible […]

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The shop owner’s broom manager

What is the net effect of living according to God’s picture? This is the answer: 12If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely. How I wish this could be said about […]

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We, the imperfect Christian heroes

A common theme in movies is to portray the ultimate of humanity. The most perfect human being is the one that survives and reigns until the end. We went to see Wonder Woman. The message corresponds significantly with that of the Gospel. Wonder Woman is indeed wonderful and close to being the perfect human. In […]

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