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You’re a beneficiary

Long before her death, my mom one day called all of us children together at her house. She had decided that everything that would eventually end up being part of her estate would find an owner that day. So, all of us, from the eldest to the youngest, took turns at choosing something, which was […]

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Come on guys, focus!

We’ve learnt so many things with the COVID-19 pandemic. I learnt that humans aren’t as much in control as they think. Not even powerful war ships that can destroy nations and heaps of money kept people from hiding in their houses, because they had no weapon against this virus, which isn’t even alive. This minute […]

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Your focus

I’ve mentioned before how addicted I was to the news when I was in business. On the hour, I listened to the news on one station and on the half hour, to another. And there was another station in the Cape that had a newscast 10 minutes before the hour. You could set your watch […]

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No noise

One’s just chugging along in life until something pushes a stop sign in your face and you come to a standstill with screeching brakes. This is where you’re forced to stop, to take a look at your life and ask whether you are going in the right direction. Like the world was literally and figuratively […]

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Suffering with you

I’m watching the series A.D. The Bible Continues. It gives you a real look at the lives of Jesus and the disciples. It’s gripping and sometimes simply too much; then I’m forced to close my eyes. The Romans had no respect for life. When they didn’t get their way, they simply started crucifying ten innocent, […]

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Walking in your shoes

Sometimes your life goes differently from what you’ve planned. After my studies, I farmed on two wonderful wine farms for 12 years. I was exposed to the day-to-day life of a farmer and all the challenges that hold. One of the major challenges is that you are controlled by nature. If there’s a drought, there’s […]

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Live like God sees me

How would you answer this question: What did Jesus do for you on the cross on Golgotha? Most people say that He died for their sins or that He was punished for the sin they had committed. Those answers are correct, but Jesus actually achieved much more on the cross than just dying for our […]

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Jesus knows

Sandra (not her real name) has been coming to me for support for some time now. Someone warned her that her husband was raping her little girl. It’s a hard battle and even she had to testify. This week I’ve been under cross-examination for two days about my actions “to steal” my child from the […]

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You know the Shepherd

The author of Hebrews opens the window wide so that we can see exactly what our Jesus looks like. This first chapter is remarkable and we get to know 12 characteristics of Jesus: Son of God, Heir of All, Creator of the world, Light of the world, the image of God, Maintainer of the universe, […]

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Jesus, still the greatest

The author of Hebrews drives the point home again and again. He wants his readers to hear the message again and again: There is no one like Jesus. He is the greatest. There is no one like Him in the whole universe. Do you see Jesus like that too? Well, after looking at all his […]

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