God's word in today's world

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Love, favour and tears

Do you sometimes wonder why God loves you specifically? You, with all your sin? You, with all the things you do and do not do that are against God’s will? Often when I look at my life, I am amazed when I see all the places where I lost the way. I’m ashamed about the […]

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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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New courage and strength

I woke up with a bang. It is 2:30. I can’t sleep because the stress is driving me up the wall. My stomach is churning, and my body is covered in cold sweat. I’m having a huge project at hand and the doors are closing one after the other. I’m wondering what God wants me […]

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Greater love for one another

Every now and then there are times in a marriage when you start wondering why on earth you chose that husband or this wife. And then you berate yourself for not listening to Paul when he said it is actually better to remain unmarried. It seems to me that the longer we are together, the […]

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Care for your leader

I served on the governing body of one of the schools in our town. I never realised how much energy it takes to run a school properly these days. Financial support from the Department of Education is decreasing, while expenditure keeps on increasing. Because both parents in many families work, parents’ expectations of the school […]

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A heart filled with love

The last few verses from Scripture told us that we are involved in a war. The ages old war between good and evil. The devil tries his utmost to steal us away from God. He tries to entice and tempt us all the time. He comes to us with camouflaged temptations and tries to deceive […]

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When other people breathe easier

Francois (not his real name) sent me the following message: On radio a psychologist used the following expression. It really made me think: “Be the kind of person who make people breathe easier when they walk away from you.” The world outside puts so much pressure on us! People struggle to keep standing under all […]

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Love on the way to the Karoo

Have you ever been trapped in a small place with someone who is different and who thinks differently from you? Someone who apparently has considered everything and already has all the answers to every question? Answers that differ completely from yours? I was “trapped” in a car with such a person and another friend to […]

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A plan to share love

Boats (not his real name) from the Boland told me this story: My daughter fell ill with a really bad virus and struggled to get well again. It was really exhausting and financially I struggled too, because the car broke down more than once and so it went on. It was a really bad time […]

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Love finds and acts

If I ask you to describe God with one word, what would it be? For me, there is only one: Love. God is love. God overflows with love. God cannot stop Himself from sharing love with everybody. He has so much love for every lost person that He was prepared to sacrifice his son so […]

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