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Grace and favour

Every time I get to the beginning or end of one of Paul’s letters, I come face to face with the blessing that he loves to say over his readers: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (NIV). You and I need so much grace and peace, […]

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A pizza and God’s grace at the take-away window

There is so much power in a greeting. Years ago, we had to greet everybody with a kiss. Sometimes it was really gross. Nataniël has this story about the aunt with the mole that you had to dodge, or the other one who had such flabby lips that it left you wondering whether she had […]

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A pizza and God’s grace at the take-away window

There is so much power in a greeting. Years ago, we had to greet everybody with a kiss. Sometimes it was really gross. Nataniël has this story about the aunt with the mole that you had to dodge, or the other one who had such flabby lips that it left you wondering whether she had […]

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A blessing for you

4… Receive everything God our Father and Jesus our Savior give you! That’s enough for now … Scripture Titus 1:1-4 Reflection How does one accept a blessing from God? How does look forward to goodness and peace? Do you have enough faith? Prayer Father, I really needed this blessing! Thank you. I confess here and […]

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Bless the wilted flowers

Things are hard in the world out there. Each of us has our own story to tell. Some have it really hard, like Christie (not her real name): You try so hard to keep to the right road – I know one shouldn’t ask questions – although we don’t know the reasons why right now, […]

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Goodness and peace for you!

I’m intentionally trying to pray more, especially to pray for other people. I think things will go much better if we all pray more for one another. I wake up early, long before the alarm. So I use this extra time I have not planned for to pray. I pray for the children I talked […]

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Free naartjies for you

Philippians 4:10-20 The people who helped Paul were also suffering hardship, but there was a huge promise for them: 19You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our cell group fetched a bin full of naartjies from a […]

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Speak it!

Ephesians 6:10-20 Wow, we are at the end of Ephesians. We reflected on Ephesians one hundred times. It was not planned to be like that, but what a milestone. Paul’s letters are filled with learning material and I’m sure if we page through this letter again, we’ll still find things we missed. I realise more […]

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