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God uses ordinary people like us

The woman was a prostitute. She didn’t have good values. When the men wanted accommodation with benefits, her place was the right one, a place where they could have fun. Her business was not always above board. She hid things from the government and when they questioned her about it, she lied. One could say […]

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Have faith in God and His plans for you

Moses met God in the burning bush. God called him to free His people from slavery. Moses didn’t think he would be able to do it and had a few excuses for getting out of this job.  “You know, Lord, I have this little problem. I stutter and I suspect you need a good negotiator […]

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Believe, listen, do

How strong is your faith? How far would you go for what you believe in? Where would your road of faith end? Where would you stop acting in faith and start thinking you might be mad? What if you got this idea to build a kind of vehicle that would take you and your family […]

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Live and act out of faith

Cain and Abel were the first two men born in the world. One day, both brothers had to make an offering to God. Cain was a farmer and brought products of the soil to offer to God. Abel farmed with livestock and slaughtered a firstborn lamb. He drained the blood into a container and put […]

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Ask the question differently

I often struggle with this question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer and I don’t think I will ever have one. And I know from experience that we as Christians cannot escape the bad and hard things. That’s why I would rather move on from looking for […]

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More than a little

The mountains around us are on fire. The fire actually started in Franschhoek, but the wind pushed it across the mountains. Within five hours it had run down Jonkershoek towards the town. Eventually the violent fire was contained. Many people helped to bring the fire under control, but, unfortunately, some properties were damaged. Such a […]

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Light a fire under someone

One of my life mottos are: If you really understand what Jesus had done for us on cross, you cannot, out of gratitude, but go and make a difference in other people’s lives. I get a glimpse of, let’s call her Helen’s life. She didn’t actually want me to tell this story, because it’s not […]

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Handing out full bowls

Our neighbour across the street always gives something in return when she receives something from us. If we send over a bowl of food or a freshly baked bread or something sweet, the bowl is never returned empty. Whether it’s a few soft biscuits or some fruit, they cannot receive without giving back. That’s why […]

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Faithful workers in the house

Moses was a good servant. He did what God told him to do. Yes, sometimes he lost the plot a bit, but he served God with all that was in him. He left his life as shepherd the day he met God in the burning bush. He abandoned all his dreams of having his own […]

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Jesus stands out above the others

Moses must’ve been a very special person. God called him even before he was born. I don’t think God waited for his birth to formulate the emergency plan to save his life in a reed basket. The plan was in the bag. His mom just had to do it. God knew his people would have […]

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