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Wrapped in loving arms

It’s early morning. We’re still in bed. It’s Monday morning and we’re wondering what this week will hold for each of us. I know the previous week was hard for my wife. She has so much on her pitchfork. She has to support so many people. She has so much to do. She has to […]

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God’s competitive advantage

I still remember this phrase from the time I was in the business world that always made me think. In a way it drove me to make sure that we remained ahead in a tough market. That phrase is competitive advantage. Let me use a simple example to explain what it means. Our children and […]

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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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God speaks

I am often astounded by how God just never gives up. I can see in my own life how He has rescued me from the desert again and again. He doesn’t give up. If one way doesn’t work, he tries from another angle. James gives a glimpse into his life: I had an advantage over […]

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Love in action

I’m with a friend of mine. As he talks to me, tears run down his face. He is describing the last minutes before his daughter’s operation. Her leg had to be amputated just below the knee. An aggressive cancer had been discovered in her fibula. Only two out of a million children get it, and […]

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All his doing

I pity the people who lived on earth before Jesus came. They did not actually have a chance of going to heaven. If they sinned, they had to take the punishment. I suspect I would have missed out on heaven too. But thank goodness God came with a supernatural, incomprehensible rescue effort. I will never […]

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Love washes away sin

A friend of mine sent me a meme saying: “Being taught to avoid talking about politics and religion, has led to a lack of understanding of politics and religion. What we should have been taught, was how to have a civil conversation about a difficult topic.” We often avoid difficult topics in the hope that […]

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Overflowing love

Stories about new-born babies being thrown away in a refuse bin or a drain are every-day occurrences. Fortunately, most of these babies can be saved. I wonder what goes through a mother’s heart when she gets rid of her own flesh and blood in such a way. On the news I hear about a woman […]

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Overflow and be different

Annatjie responded as follows on a Crossroads message: It is really wonderful to share love like this. I’ve been working at a day-care in Australia for five years now. I wear a cross around my neck to remind me of the Lord’s love all the time. And that is why I can treat every little […]

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Overflowing love tanks

In Titus 2:4, Paul says: By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives.  In Ephesians 5:25, he talks to the men: Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for […]

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