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Mountain-climbing, ropes and trust

There’s this story about a man who often went mountain-climbing. He was an experienced mountain-climber and enjoyed discovering all the different routes. One day, on a new route, he stopped for lunch. He opened his packed lunch and thanked God for the privilege to eat in such a beautiful place. The climber got so caught […]

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A new status

I was watching a Netflix series called The Queen’s Gambit. In the first episode the main character, Beth, and her mother was driving in the car. Her mother tells her to close her eyes and crashes into a truck in a head-to-head collision. Instantly, Beth’s status changes to that of orphan, because she doesn’t know […]

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Don’t miss the bus

While I was a student, I used to drive the InterCape buses, spending many nights on the road. One holiday I even drove as much as 43 000km. With a bus. At night. But I enjoyed doing it and the R50 a day that I earned was a lot of money for a student. One […]

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Thanks for the full stop!

One thing cannot be disputed: One day everybody will stand before God. Nobody can avoid this. And my stomach turns, because I wonder what I would say. When I look at my life and see where I, to put it nicely, smashed the boundaries of life, I do not look forward to that meeting. Then […]

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Blood, thicker than water and sufficient

It’s fairly hard for me to write about the same subject again and again. I think the author of Hebrews can teach me a lot about that. He writes over and over again about what Jesus had done. I suspect he does it to really push that point home. I think he is afraid that […]

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Don’t lose to realise

You always have to lose something before you realise what you actually had. I’m privileged to hardly ever fall ill, but about once in about every three to four years the flu strikes me down. Because I’m so restless at night, I decide to sleep in isolation in one of the children’s bedrooms. In my […]

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Jesus brings change

Change is part of life. Just look back at your childhood. We didn’t have screens. We didn’t even have a TV. To be honest, my dad said it was from the devil and that he would never buy one. When he accepted a call to a new congregation, the previous one gave him a big […]

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Forever

Look, I’m going to use a simple example now, but I hope it will knock the last nail in well and deep so that us ordinary people can understand. With the drought in the Western Cape everybody bought tanks to store water. Most people probably did this just to ease their conscience, because you won’t […]

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Mindful about Jesus

A friend of mine told me about a course he did to help him see the small things in life again. We become so used to things that we forget to look around us and then we miss out a lot. We live in a trance and life slips by unnoticed. The course, which is […]

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Last and final sacrifice

(Read Hebrews 7:1-25, preferably in The Message, to get a good idea of the Old Testament priests.) The priests in the Old Testament basically had two functions. The first was to be the middleman or mediator between God and the Israelites. The priest talked to God and then conveyed His message to the people. In […]

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