God's word in today's world


To be a mirror

I have to do two funerals in two days. I usually pay the children a long visit with the children so that they can tell me stories about their dad. Then it is easy to do the service – it becomes a little more personal. The two funerals are as far apart as the north […]

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Do not forget your talents

The talents we have were not just dropped randomly so that a few fell on some people and the rest on the ground. Every person is specifically blessed with a talent or a number of talents and God did that. Listen what is being said here: The talent you have was specifically given to you […]

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To be a good follower

My father-in-law sent me this story: A little boy longed to meet the Heavenly Father. He realised it would take some time to travel to where the Lord lived. So he put a bag of chips and a six-pack of fruit juice in his backpack and started his journey. About three blocks from his home […]

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Watch out for the guy with the Bible under his arm

We know not everything and everyone in the world are good. Although some things look good, it remains our responsibility to make sure that we do not stray from the path. We are so easily blinded by that apparent beauty and prosperity, only to discover around the next corner that we’ve been taken for a […]

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Persist, endure, keep on

In between the greetings Paul recalls a name: Archippus. But Paul doesn’t send him greetings. No, he encourages Archippus to live his calling to the full and to take it seriously right to the end: 17And, oh, yes, tell Archippus, “Do your best in the job you received from the Master. Do your very best.” […]

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Mercy rain

2018, here we go! I pray that you will have a prosperous new year. Yes, pray, because we cannot tackle it without God. I pray that God will bless you with peace, joy, prosperity and lots of laughs. May He also bless you with strength and wisdom to get through the hard times. We spent […]

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The pictures we make

Right at the start of his letter to the people of Colossae Paul expressed his amazement. He takes his hat off to this group of young Christians who after hearing the Gospel felt compelled to grab hold of it, to believe in a living God. And they kept holding on. Against all the odds stacked […]

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Meaningful time

Ephesians 5:6-18 At one stage I watched movies so often it seemed I was afraid they would go out of fashion. Any movie. Didn’t matter how old or how bad, every evening found me in front of the TV. And my problem was I couldn’t stop halfway. And by the time the movie actually ended […]

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Love is…

Scripture Ephesians 5:1-5 One morning I decided to intercede for those people who send prayer requests to me. There are 52. I was deeply moved by all the hurt and need out there. Now I know why the intercessors say they sometimes start crying while putting people and their suffering before the Lord. From the […]

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