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Shortest route to joy and peace

Sometimes I wish we could take out some parts of the Bible or simply skip over them. Those parts that grab you by the throat and stop you dead. Like these verses: 7-11Today, please listen; don’t turn a deaf ear as in “the bitter uprising,” that time of wilderness testing! Even though they watched me […]

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Send a message

When I think back on my army days, there were good times, but also times when you really missed people. The best medicine was a letter from the States, which is what we called South Africa there on the border. That was the only way we could communicate. Well … the perfume that clung to […]

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True worthy behaviour

The second part of verse 7 tells us about another characteristic that we as Christians should show in our lives: 7And here you yourself must be an example to them of good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect your love of the truth and the fact that you are in dead earnest […]

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Better pictures for the world

People look at one another. You quickly form an opinion of people by watching how they behave and what they say. Right or wrong, you get a picture of other people even without them saying a word. Let’s take the big sports fans. If you know a bit about soccer, you’ll know it’s the Man […]

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By our way of doing

I heard a report on the radio about the IT world where it was found that South Africans were among the rudest people on digital platforms. I could hardly believe it. So, I Googled it and it was true! The study was done by Microsoft’s digital civility division. South Africa came 22nd out of 23 […]

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Taking a turnoff

When I look back on my life, I see where I turned off when I shouldn’t have. Some happened by accident, while others were conscious decisions. Those turnoffs weren’t within God’s will for my life. Fortunately, I turned back from most of those turnoffs. On others I stayed far too long and the consequences hurt. […]

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Birds of a feather

An English proverb says: Birds of a feather flock together. In Afrikaans, we say ons dam se ganse (the geese that belong in our dam). I suspect this is true for all of us. We choose friends that are more or less like us. We choose schools for our children where the education is the […]

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Being an advertisement

(Reminder: If you have not yet completed the questionnaire, please click here. We really appreciate your effort! ) Philippians 1:19-26 During the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England we lost the first game against Japan. What a shock for all South Africans. Before the World Cup Heineke and Jean had promised that they would make us […]

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