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“You really so different.”

Heike tells this precious story: I recycle my waste at home and conscientiously put it outside for collection every Wednesday. And every Wednesday it’s collected by a man who takes everything useful without having to scratch around too much. At the same time, he empties my bins and leave them neatly in front of the […]

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Sow joy

Paul is expecting Philemon to do something that is not normally done in their culture. In those times an owner wouldn’t usually take back a slave that had run away. Chances are that a slave that had run away once would do it again. Chances are that a slave that had stolen would take stuff […]

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A spanner in the works?

When I was very small, my dad had a square framework with a row of small steel balls on strings hanging from it on his desk. If you picked up the first ball on one end and let it fall, the ball on the other end would fly up nearly as high. I could play […]

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Overflow and be different

Annatjie responded as follows on a Crossroads message: It is really wonderful to share love like this. I’ve been working at a day-care in Australia for five years now. I wear a cross around my neck to remind me of the Lord’s love all the time. And that is why I can treat every little […]

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Pull out all the stops to help

It’s dry. Very dry. People are suffering. Animals are suffering. Farmers are jumping through hoops and there are no answers to all the questions. So, they pray. We often receive prayer requests like this one from Piet: Please pray for advice and guidance. I want to sell a number of animals and keep a core […]

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Asked to be hands and feet

20Oh, Timothy, don’t fail to do these things that God entrusted to you (The Living Bible). Do you know what God asks you to do? Do you know what you have to do for God? Yes, we know God has given each of us gifts. We know that He wants to use some of these […]

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A Spotless Life

Why is it that when we get something for free, we often do not appreciate it and then waste it. Almost like we do with God’s grace. People will easily say: Oh, I’ll just confess my sin and say I’m sorry and my sin will be forgiven. That’s not right. That’s wasting it and God […]

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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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