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Work diligently

I’m one of those guys that normally don’t think everything through. As a result, I’ve often succeeded in adding insult to injury. I suspect this is part of my make-up, although the consequences may not be so good. This has taught me to hold back and to make sure that I’m doing the right thing. […]

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Not what you look like, but what you do

Now Paul didn’t really notice a costly hair-do, expensive clothes, gold and pearls. On the contrary – according to him, none of these contributed to a woman’s value. He also believed this was no reason why a woman should be admired. No, Paul had a different opinion about a woman that served the Lord. He […]

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God’s picture becomes true

If you were able to see God’s view of the world, what do you think would you see? When will 2… so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation, become true in our world? When will peace and calm ever descend on us? Will it happen when a new […]

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Do kind deeds

I’m writing this on a beautiful farm in the Gobabis district. It’s just after 3 am and I’m wide awake. Probably last night’s meat keeping me up. Hereabouts they only eat meat. For veggies, they braai chicken, and for salad, pork, but you won’t find these two on too many menus. A good friend invited […]

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A sinner’s prayer for you!

Sometimes I feel stress threatening to overwhelm me as I think about the state of our country and its people. We disappoint one another; we no longer trust one another; we can no longer look up to one another or be role models to one another. Some time ago I had to pay in dollars […]

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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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Professional Christians

One of the best mountain bike teams in the world stayed in our house for some time while practicing for the Cape Epic mountain bike tour. I was simply astounded by all that I saw in the garage. Against one wall, wheels stood stacked together. Then there was a special table filled with tools. Boxes […]

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Love finds and acts

If I ask you to describe God with one word, what would it be? For me, there is only one: Love. God is love. God overflows with love. God cannot stop Himself from sharing love with everybody. He has so much love for every lost person that He was prepared to sacrifice his son so […]

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Not in vain

Everywhere Paul and his companions went people’s lives were changed. 1For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain (King James Version). People’s lives changed radically. People who were lost, saw the light and started going in the right direction. What an example they were to us. We must […]

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Persist, endure, keep on

In between the greetings Paul recalls a name: Archippus. But Paul doesn’t send him greetings. No, he encourages Archippus to live his calling to the full and to take it seriously right to the end: 17And, oh, yes, tell Archippus, “Do your best in the job you received from the Master. Do your very best.” […]

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