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Open the door to a watershed event

A minister was criticised quite badly once for tearing a few pages from the Bible while preaching. The churchgoers were very upset, which is understandable. The minister said we read the Bible the way we want to, only reading the nice and pretty parts. We don’t read those parts that slam into us. We don’t […]

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Dishwasher washes clean

People differ. I work with lots of noise. I put music on in the background to get me in the right frame of mind. My mom always begged me to play my music softer. Renata, my better half, is the complete opposite. She prefers quiet. Sometimes, I even have to switch off the miniscule waterfall […]

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Know for sure

During lockdown we challenged everybody who were spinning at home to do a 100km within a set time. Someone offered to make a big donation to a local soup kitchen for everyone who managed to do this. I put my hand up and started spinning like mad! Somewhere along the way the meter rolled over […]

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Once is more than enough

It’s not easy being a parent. The main thing to remember is probably to have balance. You shouldn’t give you child everything, because then they’ll never learn that you have to work for things and they’ll think that the world owes them. On the other hand, you can’t just focus on their mistakes all the […]

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Bigger, better, more beautiful, harder and then more

I was drinking a percolated coffee on a farm. It was harvest time. Outside you could hear the workers gathering the harvest and loading the trucks. I was fairly tired from recording the Sunday sermon. Suddenly a man came in. I recognised him from somewhere, but couldn’t make the connection. Then I remembered I had […]

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Grace for the boundary breaker

Many people are made to be decent. It’s as if they never do anything wrong. Their hair is always perfect. They are really pleasant people and won’t harm a fly. I wish I could’ve been like that, but I’m more of a boundary tester. And it’s not as if I go looking to test the […]

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We need Jesus very much

26So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin … The same day I was reading this verse, a message about pornography went out on Crossroads. The readers’ feedback left me speechless: THIS IS SHOCKING!! I am going to pray for these people today. You always pray […]

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The best Advocate and He’s free!

A friend of mine works for a major international firm of attorneys. At the height of Covid-19, I asked him how the company was doing in this difficult time. He said his division was doing fairly well, but the people in litigation were struggling, because the courts were closed. He added that the people with […]

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The truth will out

I’ve written about this before, but I do think we should say it to one another again: The truth always comes out! We know this since childhood. Wrong deeds will come to light some time or another. I’ve experienced this truth many times in my life. When I was at school, I was often in […]

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Jesus adds up differently

While we were growing up, there was no such thing as Grade R. Even playschools weren’t that common. We ate, played, ate, played and slept. So it was no surprise that many of us got quite weepy when we were pushed into a classroom. It felt like a cage to us. Everything was unfamiliar. The […]

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