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Safety during Troubled Times

01/05/2020 16:55
Who would have expected 2020 to bring us what it did? True, life’s full of surprises and has a habit of dishing out unwelcome seasons when we least expect it, but I’d never envisioned this level of suffering—the world over! Usually, if one country experiences a disaster, others rush to their aid....

The Hope and Glory of Easter

11/04/2020 23:55
Recently, when my last bottle of dishwashing liquid had reached its end stages, I prised open its lid and peered inside. There was a decent quantity of thick green liquid still in there after all. It was a shame to throw the bottle away but the liquid wouldn’t flow out of it. And then … like a...

Answers to the Real Questions

03/04/2020 22:29
A couple of times a week, I pop a tasty treat into our oven for my family. Sometimes the delicacies are accidentally kept too long and become a tad browner than they should. A jarring siren alerts me then that there’s trouble brewing. If it occurs early on a Saturday morning while my men are both...

A Song for the Season

15/03/2020 20:18
Worship with my church family last morning was, as always, a thrilling experience. As we belted out ‘How great Thou art’ with deep conviction, my eyes filled with tears of gratitude, as I was carried on the wings of an eagle, to God’s precious Throne of grace. How grateful I am that there is a...

Showing Hospitality

29/02/2020 18:00
I’d been dreaming … and a happy dream it was! My beloved and I were apparently on vacation. As part of our holiday, we'd spent one night in my friend Pen’s beautiful home. I couldn’t remember the details of my dream when I awoke, but I did recall the emotions it had evoked. Friendship. Love....

At the feet of JESUS

31/01/2020 13:53
Last year, my lovely backyard was desecrated (in my eyes) when we were forced to cut down the lush green foliage that grew in front of our back fence. It had to be done so our neighbour could redo his fence, and for weeks afterward, I grieved our loss. In fact, I stopped my habit of spending time...

20 Nuggets to take into 2020 starting on 20.01.20.

16/01/2020 15:47
The year is 2020. A special year has begun.  We have entered a unique decade as we run forward into the 'TANTALISING TWENTIES'!   What are your aspirations for the New Year? Your hopes and dreams?   On this 20th day of January, here  are 20 Nuggets of Wisdom to take with...

God will take care of You

30/11/2019 23:52
I got my driver’s licence nine years ago and at the ripe old age of 52. (Oops! Now you know my age! Actually … I'm okay with that!  I’m happy to say that I’ve lived – and loved - for 62 years! After all, the Bible says that long life is a blessing! With perhaps more wisdom acquired along the...

Beauty out of Brokenness

13/11/2019 21:46
I was heart-broken. No—I hadn’t lost a person I loved. In the big scheme of things, my loss was minute. But … I had lost something precious. When we moved to our new home last year, I had found a dear little place where I’d commune regularly with God. I’d sit there every morning in our backyard,...

The Place of deep JOY

17/10/2019 15:14
Two years ago, when in quest of our next home, my beloved went for numerous open inspections. His wife  however partook of the search mainly from the comfort of her computer chair—call me lazy if you like! One momentous day, as I clicked links on my computer, gazing yet again at more houses...
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