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A light and a lamp unto my feet

Today it is not so easy to make the right decisions at every crossroads. Each person has a different idea about what you should do, and any of the four directions feels right to you. Which one to take? Which one is right? I don’t want to go down one road realising after a day […]

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Faith in Jesus is more than enough

A builder friend phoned me up and told me a story about a contractor who had been working for him on his building projects for years. I knew my friend as a person who loved sharing the Gospel with everyone, without forcing it on them. After years of listening to my friend’s witness, the contractor […]

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Stay on course

People are crooks. People deceive others. It seems to be getting worse by the day. It was already bad in Biblical times: 13Unscrupulous con men will continue to exploit the faith. They’re as deceived as the people they lead astray. As long as they are out there, things can only get worse. Anita (not her […]

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A life leading others

I like pottering around with stuff, even though I have no idea what is going on sometimes. I still remember the old rotavator on the farm. You hooked it up to a tractor and used it to plow the land. One day as we were once again struggling to finish the work, I decided to […]

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To be freed from your chains

The town where I live is shocked by a number of murders. It is horrible and I can’t imagine how afraid the victims must’ve been. I simply cannot make sense of how a son could kill his father and mother and then his brother with an axe. He is found guilty and sentenced to many […]

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Begin at the beginning

Timothy’s calling was to proclaim the Gospel of God. He had to go to a world that has not yet heard Jesus’ message of salvation. He was instructed to: 13Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. If this verse is translated directly from the original text, it sounds like this in English: Give […]

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Clean your glasses

One of the biggest challenges in Paul and Timothy’s time was that a group of men came and made out that they had all the right answers. They preached wherever and whenever they could, but their message was not pure and led to many controversies and conflict. They were so sure of themselves that they […]

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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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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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Too used to the things of God

Life can so easily become routine. Things so easily become ordinary. We get used to the sun coming up every morning, because it’s been happening for the past million years. We grow used to getting up every day and doing the same things day after day without realising what a privilege it is. We grow […]

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