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Talk to the Lord

Like it happens in all marriages, my wife and I sometimes also argue. Often about the smallest of things and then a cold war threatens. No one enjoys it. Then one of us will make a weak joke and when the other one can’t help laughing, we raise the white flag. I’ve thought about this […]

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Because God loves me …

God’s idea is that we should walk through life filled with joy. We shouldn’t walk around with long faces. That is not how God meant it to be. But we struggle. We struggle to find our joy in all the hardship. We struggle to make Paul’s command part of our lives: 16Be cheerful no matter […]

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Where have our joy gone?

We are emotional beings. God made us that way. That is why we are so easily influenced emotionally by our circumstances. It is difficult for me to be joyful when someone close to me is in pain. I can’t laugh when I know my friend is hurting. I feel depressed when my cash flow looks […]

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Advanced forgiveness

I get goosebumps over my whole body as I listen to Elana’s (not her real name) story: My husband and I were married for almost 30 years when my daughter discovered that my husband was planning to marry another woman. While we were still married! Shortly after that I found out that the cancer in […]

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Forgiveness101

I learnt a big lesson about forgiveness from Tertia (not her real name): Three years ago, I met some people. I am so grateful that with grace from Above, I could guide them to make a choice for Jesus. A close and loving relationship developed between us. They became like my own children. Inexplicably, the […]

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Patience, o, patience!

I wonder why we are so impatient. Is it part of the fall into sin? You know, if you stay in a town where the traffic is bad, you must be on the lookout all the time. No time for sleeping on the job. If you want to turn right at the traffic lights and […]

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You are needed

Ettienne (not his real name) tells a little bit about his life: We moved to PE dreaming of making millions and enjoying city life. I joined the athletics club where I met Attie (not his real name). He was a true Christian friend who led me to the Lord. I started going to church, because […]

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Care for your leader

I served on the governing body of one of the schools in our town. I never realised how much energy it takes to run a school properly these days. Financial support from the Department of Education is decreasing, while expenditure keeps on increasing. Because both parents in many families work, parents’ expectations of the school […]

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Talk to others – it may be their answer

I still remember those days I was involved in the business world. Something was always happening. As soon as you thought today is the day to catch up on some work that is behind, something happened that gobbled up your time. An urgent order or a machine breaking down or a supplier not delivering or […]

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Go-to-heaven card

When I was a child, Monopoly was one of my most favourite board games. We could play for hours to acquire the most property. The main objective was to own a couple of hotels on Eloff Street. With hard work, good planning and a bit of luck here and there you could eventually become a […]

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