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October 19, 2018

Into the very fabric of creation, God established that life was to be a rhythm of work and rest. We don’t take a day of rest because there is nothing else to do but because we trust God to be our provider and our security. Sabbath is just as much about our declaration...

October 12, 2018

Life is filled with tasks we don’t want to do but have to do anyway. By virtue of being an employee or parent, we’re obligated to certain actions. Diapers changes aren’t likely at the top of anyone’s list of “Things I’d Like to Do at 4 am,” but there are times when we...

March 31, 2017

“Are you serious?! She spent $14,000 on her cat?!”

As our lunchtime discussion took a predictable turn to the topic of pet healthcare costs, each of us was amazed at this story of high-cost pet preservation. “You could buy a car with that amount of money,” one friend ri...

March 24, 2017

I’ll be the one to grow old without pain,
I’ll be the exception.
Others have tried to gain before gain
always to face rejection.

I’ll be the one to avoid creaky knees.
Arthritis, bad back I’ll resist.
Stay active, stay strong, get plenty of z’s,
I’ll check every box on...

March 17, 2017

We've all felt the pressure to speak out about things that we know little to nothing about. The increasingly prevalent sentiment is that if Christians - and especially Christian leaders - don't speak up on the hot button issues of the day, then they are complicit in fu...

January 25, 2017

Years ago I was acquainted with a girl who told me that she didn’t want friends. I don’t want to be obligated to people, she said, with a little laugh.

I know she was half joking. Yet, many of us in the church seem to be living our lives the same way. As if we don’t wan...

October 7, 2016

THANKFULNESS AND JOY CAN BE CULTIVATED

As we make gratitude a habit by practicing it over and over, it becomes part of us. Natural. As natural as complaining. And eventually thankfulness will drive out that demon of grumbling and we’ll experience more and more consisten...

September 30, 2016

When it is platform you crave, when it is the size or the popularity of your following that you use as the measure of your success, you will inevitably and eventually find that there is no platform high enough. No success will ever perfectly fulfill your ambitions.

When...

September 23, 2016

“What shows are you watching right now?”

I hear this question a lot these days, even amongst fellow believers. In an entertainment-saturated society, I should not be surprised. Or should I?

It is interesting—no, disheartening—to hear that many believers’ answers are oft...

September 9, 2016

I’ve been listening to a biography of the great evangelist, George Whitefield. He did great things for God. On a ship to colonial America he converted foul-mouthed sailors, formed a choir and did numerous bible studies. He spoke to crowds of 80,000 in England.

Nowadays...

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Dit is op geen manier 'n formele verteenwoodiging van die gemeente se opinie, beleid of oortuigings nie.

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