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Friends forever

Sometimes, when life is rough, my wife and I agree to have a quiet weekend. No braais with friends, just chilling at home. But before we know it, friends come visiting Friday evening. Saturday evening we’re invited to a braai, and Sunday after church we decide to have lunch with a few other families. Sunday […]

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Sorry, I don’t know you

Some verses I don’t want to write about. The first part of verse 12 gives us courage to pull through hard times: 12If we stick it out with him, we’ll rule with him … You hold onto this with everything in you. When the suffering becomes too hard, you lift your head and look beyond […]

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With the almighty God beside me …

(Congratulations to Siya and the boys! Thank you for helping to bring our country’s people closer together!) In America’s Got Talent 2018, extremely shy 13-year old Courtney Hadwin walked out on stage. Her voice trembled as she spoke and she was so stressed that when one of the judges asked her what her favourite music […]

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Storm-proof

It’s winter in the Cape and there’s a stormy wind blowing out there. The Cape is being true to its name: The Cape of storms. Throughout the night the wind keeps pushing and pulling at the house, although we’re grateful for the rain coming down. We’ll check on the damage tomorrow. The golf course is […]

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The last move

The international evangelist, Tony Anthony, recounts the legend of Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch’s painting Die Schachspieler (The Chess Players) often known today as Checkmate. In the painting, two chess players sit at a chess board. One is the devil, very confident, and the other, an ordinary man who looks quite anxious. The winner’s prize? The […]

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The recovery plan!

This one verse sums up the whole Gospel. When someone asks you what makes Christianity tick, just read them this verse: 10Since the appearance of our Saviour, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus. That’s all, all that the gospel is about. […]

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In the grey area

It’s fairly easy to distinguish between right and wrong. We know it’s wrong to steal. We know it’s wrong to take someone’s life. We know God hates sin. It’s fairly easy to distinguish between actions that are in the light and those that are not. The problem arises when people start talking about grey areas. […]

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Jesus builds a bridge

The crux of our faith is so simple: … 5that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, 6who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. That is the best news that we, as sinners, could ever hear. We simply cannot get […]

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Jesus never gives up

Santa’s story: This reminds me of a dark year in my life – my 19-year old daughter was studying. She and her friends always liked to party, but at one stage my husband started suspecting that they were involved in questionable things. One Monday evening we got the news that her boyfriend had died in […]

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God’s love is not lip service

Sometimes life is hard. It’s just one curveball after the other and it feels as if life is falling apart piece by piece. Have you been there? I suspect so. You may be there right now. I’ve been there. When I was planning my fourth book launch a while ago, a couple of curveballs came […]

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