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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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Think before you say or do

I received an email from a church person that left me speechless. Initially. He said I was arrogant in forcing crossroads into his lounge and that he had never asked for it. I was upset, but when I saw their ministry’s motto was something like, “we care and make a difference”, I lost it. By […]

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Peace and joy and wisdom

When we started our ministry in 2010, I thought long and hard about what the name should be, but nothing came to mind. The vision grew slowly: God’s Word in modern-day language. To help people use God’s Word at the crossroads in their lives again. And the word “crossroads” jumped out. We come to the […]

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Wisdom: Prof and the young man

I read Paul’s instruction over and over again: 1Guide older men into lives of temperance, dignity, and wisdom, into healthy faith, love, and endurance. It reminded me of this story someone sent me: A young man, a university student, was walking with one of his professors who liked talking to his students and sharing his […]

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With wisdom we can change our default

8 … be helpful, wise, fair, reverent … This is how all of us must be like. I struggle with “wise, fair, reverent”. God should’ve known what humans are like and that it is in our nature to go off course. Yes, it’s easy when things are going well, but when things don’t go the […]

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Silence is an answer too

I get a lot of questions about many things in the Bible. How much water do you need to be baptised? How will we look when we move from this life to eternity? Is dancing sinful? May I ink this or that picture on my body? How is God involved in all of life’s pain […]

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Faith grows through struggles

Do you struggle sometimes? Are things hard sometimes? Everything not going smoothly at work or in your business? Do you and your spouse sometimes argue about the stupidest thing? Do you feel that you’ve taken enough knocks from life now and just want to take a breather? Are you sometimes, or right now, up to […]

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Wisdom coaches along the way

When you’re young and wild, you think you know everything. You don’t mind taking someone on who doesn’t think and do like you do. You actually wish everybody would be more like you are, because then the world would be a much better place. But the older you get, the more you realise that you […]

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Richest Treasures

Every day we see shiny treasures being advertised on television, on billboards along the road, and in catalogues left in our mail boxes. Shiny, expensive diamonds in rings and necklaces looking so very appealing. Many people are ready and eager to collect treasures in safes. Women especially love it. It reminds of the time when […]

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Learning a sweaty lesson

After writing the previous piece, I went to gym for my daily sweat session. For me, exercise doesn’t come naturally and it takes a whole lot of motivation just to get me there every time. But that is only half the motivation, because as I walk through the door it is hard not to simply […]

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