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Dark things and stupid words

The Jesus followers in Biblical times did not have it easy. There was pressure from the government to get rid of them and the church of the day actively tried to wipe them off the face of the earth. But more than that, people in the immediate area falsely accused them and said they were […]

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No masks

I had to say a prayer at a friend’s fiftieth birthday. I knew there would be people who believed differently and even those who didn’t believe at all. So, what does one pray then? We were standing right up in the mountains at a very grand restaurant, and I couldn’t help but praise God for […]

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Be content

Everyone knows about the war between Russia and Ukraine. It’s on every news channel. But do you know that civil wars are happening in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen and Saudi Arabia? Then there are the 20 other countries that are also engaged in wars, mainly against terrorists or drug syndicates. It looks rough in the world. […]

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Need for wisdom and humility

I stay far away from politics. I do not comment, but we can all see that some departments are falling apart in our country. The biggest reason, in my opinion, is that people are appointed to positions they don’t know how to fill, do what they need to do, and do their jobs properly. As […]

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Where has God’s blessing gone?

My friend and I were relaxing on our camping chairs as I witnessed about how good God has been to us. I had to stop myself from taking over the conversation, because I had so many stories to tell about God’s faithfulness and how He provides for us every month. Out of the blue he […]

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Wisdom coming through

A man started talking to me via our website chat function. He needed to talk to someone. He said he needed to put the challenges that he and his wife were facing out there. He needed to talk to someone, because he didn’t know what to do. The issue was taking over his life. It […]

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The coach’s prayer

Renata and I were having a quick lunch at the airport before ascending the heavens. I was in a rush to order, because if we had to leave before the food arrived, I wouldn’t be a happy chappy. As always Renata was taking her time. She even started chatting to the man next to her. […]

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Keep pushing against the rock

A friend of mine has a business that lends money to small businesses so that they can have the funds to give their small business wings. It’s a win-win situation and everybody benefits. Until they found out that one small business might just be a front. My friend became suspicious and started investigating and phoning. […]

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The % and other issues

A group of us went to eat at a restaurant in our town. Right from the start I could see something was wrong with one of my friends. As he sat down the words started pouring out. One contract that he had been working on for years was only partly awarded to him. This contract […]

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When wisdom comes

A story is told of a wise woman who was traveling in the mountains and who found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveller who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveller saw the precious stone and asked the woman […]

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