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Deep, perfect joy is waiting for you

What’s that thing that Emo always says? “Waar’s dit lekker? Hier’s dit lekker!” Meaning where are things good? It’s good right here! People are under so much pressure. It’s as if all that is nice and enjoyable in life is missing all the time. The expectations of the world and also what we expect of […]

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Washed clean

I found this delightful story somewhere: A boy wanted to be like his granddad and decided to do everything the way his granddad did it. He got up early, drank coffee with Grandpa and ate rusks. When Grandpa opened his Bible, the boy did that too. Later that morning the boy asked his granddad: “Grandpa, […]

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Scholar or graduate?

Today is the day for straight questions. Questions that will make you think. Questions that will make some feel a little uncomfortable. If someone came knocking on your door today and ask you to lead him or her to Jesus, would you be able to do it? I suspect most people would answer “yes”. If […]

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God’s Word is alive

Working on the farm, I was always astounded by the fact that when you cut wild shoots growing off the vine’s rootstock into short bare pieces and dip them into hormone powder and then push them into the soil, they will grow. What also fascinated me was that in winter we would cut off all […]

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On the right paths

I’m sitting in the steam room, emptying myself. Somewhere someone said this is the way to get all toxins from your body. In my mind, however, I picture all the fat dripping from my body piece by piece. The other day my friend asked me if I knew where fat goes to. I wanted to […]

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A light and a lamp unto my feet

Today it is not so easy to make the right decisions at every crossroads. Each person has a different idea about what you should do, and any of the four directions feels right to you. Which one to take? Which one is right? I don’t want to go down one road realising after a day […]

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Faith in Jesus is more than enough

A builder friend phoned me up and told me a story about a contractor who had been working for him on his building projects for years. I knew my friend as a person who loved sharing the Gospel with everyone, without forcing it on them. After years of listening to my friend’s witness, the contractor […]

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A life leading others

I like pottering around with stuff, even though I have no idea what is going on sometimes. I still remember the old rotavator on the farm. You hooked it up to a tractor and used it to plow the land. One day as we were once again struggling to finish the work, I decided to […]

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Begin at the beginning

Timothy’s calling was to proclaim the Gospel of God. He had to go to a world that has not yet heard Jesus’ message of salvation. He was instructed to: 13Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. If this verse is translated directly from the original text, it sounds like this in English: Give […]

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Clean your glasses

One of the biggest challenges in Paul and Timothy’s time was that a group of men came and made out that they had all the right answers. They preached wherever and whenever they could, but their message was not pure and led to many controversies and conflict. They were so sure of themselves that they […]

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