God's word in today's world

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New courage and strength

I woke up with a bang. It is 2:30. I can’t sleep because the stress is driving me up the wall. My stomach is churning, and my body is covered in cold sweat. I’m having a huge project at hand and the doors are closing one after the other. I’m wondering what God wants me […]

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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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A heart filled with love

The last few verses from Scripture told us that we are involved in a war. The ages old war between good and evil. The devil tries his utmost to steal us away from God. He tries to entice and tempt us all the time. He comes to us with camouflaged temptations and tries to deceive […]

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When other people breathe easier

Francois (not his real name) sent me the following message: On radio a psychologist used the following expression. It really made me think: “Be the kind of person who make people breathe easier when they walk away from you.” The world outside puts so much pressure on us! People struggle to keep standing under all […]

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Love on the way to the Karoo

Have you ever been trapped in a small place with someone who is different and who thinks differently from you? Someone who apparently has considered everything and already has all the answers to every question? Answers that differ completely from yours? I was “trapped” in a car with such a person and another friend to […]

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Pray for one another. It works!

I remember the time I was working at the factory. Early in the morning, when I couldn’t sleep, I would start praying for all the people who worked with me. I couldn’t even remember all of their names, but then I would refer to those six men who took the products out of the molds, […]

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Love is…

I’ve finished writing the piece, but still sat reflecting on it for a long while. For one reason or another I couldn’t move on to the next one. Then I suddenly noticed it. Although the word “love” does not appear anywhere in this piece of Scripture, this is what it is all about. In a […]

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One team

  5When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions. My team and I were invited to minister every morning for a week at a primary school in the Strand. Every morning a song by Afrikaans singer Nicholis Louw was […]

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A giving heart

Philippians 4:10 Paul is in jail and the congregation he is writing to has sent him a present. He is so grateful: 10I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had […]

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Allowing others some space

1 Corinthians12:21-26 I ask myself the question:  Why does Paul stress the body parts so much? Didn’t he already make his point? Ok, I do get it that in those days people had many quarrels among each other and that it was necessary for Paul to reprimand them more than once. But does this make […]

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