Yesterday afternoon as we were heading for class, a small group of girls came asking my advice about a boy who could only speak negative things to them. All of the girls agreed that they have never heard the boy speak one positive word to another human being before. As I've known this boy for … Continue reading Choosing your emotional sponge – Pink or Green?
Today we had our first real rain for the summer in South Africa. My son had a cricket game about 100 km away and just as we got there the first drops started to fall. All the way back we went and without complaints. The big white blanket of clouds covering the earth soothed our … Continue reading First Rains
Then speak to your giant about how big your God is, instead of speaking to God about how big your giant is.
This morning I had quite time for the first time in a while. I confess that I honestly felt guilty for not taking time out of my day to just spend some time with my father. Immediately I was reminded that God is love and Jesus never leaves one man behind. He died for me … Continue reading Today no matter what you did, know that God still loves you
This just happened to the power station feeding power to our neighbourhood. The power has been off for the second day now and we were unsure of the cause. Looks like we've found it and might be stuck without electricity for a while here in Pretoria, South Africa. Gotta love a Third World Country! Please feel … Continue reading Any tips for having no power in mid winter?
This is a question that has been asked by me, by others to me and to others many times. Why does it feel as if all Christians are broken? Why does it feel that many people who find God are struggling? Why are Christians always facing problems? This can cause many people to move away … Continue reading Why does it sometimes feel as if all Christians are broken?
In your company What makes you so powerful? Your smell evokes me Your touch makes me linger for more You make me laugh I can't wait to hear more from you Your words are everlasting You take me to places I never even knew exist You touch my heart and make me feel emotions deeper … Continue reading In your company – Poetry
The Word of God sometimes comes to us when we don't expect it. It comes to us when we forget to listen or when we least expect it. It is alive and it speaks to our hearts. Sometimes it asks something of us, sometimes it just comes to comfort us. To heal us, to embrace us, or just to love … Continue reading The Word of God
Tonight I took a photo of the moon. Standing beneath it, I notice how mysterious it looks with the shadows of branches branching into the frame. And I wonder. What does the moon see? Is she also staring back at me? Does she see in color or only shades of yellow or black and white? … Continue reading My Moon