Glass Beach

Beaches are some of the most beautiful places in God’s creation. But there’s one in northern California that didn’t start that way.

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Wait for it...

The microwave is one of the greatest inventions for the kitchen. It allows us to quickly reheat or cook food, including pop-corn (my favourite).

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KING SOLOMON’S MINES: Part 27

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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Father Heart of God

Throughout the scriptures God is spoken of as our Father. Christ Himself, in teaching His disciples to pray, told them to pray ‘our Father.’ Paul goes on to explain this...

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Take the medicine

‘…a time to laugh…’Ecclesiastes 3:4 (NIV) When you read a newspaper or look at the evening  news there seems to be so much that is depressing.

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

May Christians and their children participate in Halloween activities? To answer this question, we should first distinguish the secular observance of Halloween from such important Christian festival days as Christmas...

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LET THERE BE LIGHT!

It’s a cold, misty, mid winter’s morning here in Cape Town. The kind of morning when you want to stay in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a...

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What do you mean healthy competition?

I couldn’t help but appreciate the gracious manner in which my opponent played the game.  True sportsmanship in action!  He displayed a friendly courteous attitude, easily giving me the benefit...

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Sharing Your Faith in a Postmodern World

Many people today have no desire to “get back to God.” They have no sense of sin, no sense of guilt, no sense of God.

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Is Jesus the Only Way of Salvation?

People sometimes object to the Christian belief that salvation is available only through Jesus Christ. In our pluralistic society, tolerance is expected, even demanded, and the concept of freedom of...

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Do Something!

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 (NKJV) I began this piece without a thought in my head...

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No Offence, but...

“Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.’  Then Jesus said to her [the Canaanite woman], ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And...

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God Is Faithful Even When We Are Not!

I didn’t like the preacher I sat by on the plane. I know, I know. You’re supposed to like everyone, but this fellow…To begin with, he took the seat next...

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The prodigal God

One of Jesus’ best-loved parables reveals far more about God’s love than we might at first think.Most Christians are familiar with Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son.

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KING SOLOMON’S MINES - FATAL DISTRACTIONS

The cinema is full. You are seated. Everyone around you is relaxed. Some are chatting. Some are munching on popcorn. The movie is about to begin. But first, a commercial.

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Is the Holy Spirit a person, a power or a ghost?

Many Christians don’t know what to think of the Holy Spirit. It does not help much that the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible refers to the Holy Spirit...

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Bible Study: Exploring the book of Ruth

What’s in a name? Ruth is the leading character in this book, which is named after her.

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Don’t let ANGER scar you

Anger singes countless pages of Scripture. Anger and rage can burn a fire in your heart, sap your strength, and wound you emotionally. It all began with the first family.

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V-Formation

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

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PENTECOST

Grace Communion International congregations, along with most Christian churches, will celebrate the day of Pentecost on May 24 this year.

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Where is love in all of this?

I think I’m a bit of a news addict. With so many channels available covering just about everywhere on earth, I can stay informed about all the wars, threats of...

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My Lord & My God

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”  Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NIV)‘All that goes around comes around’ –...

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Top of the Charts

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly….

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Holy Fools

(Read Genesis 12:1-5)“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes “(Mark 9:23).When God spoke to Abram, he obeyed at once, departing for an unknown land based...

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Matters of the heart

There is a not so well known true story, about Robert Bruce, King of Scots. He became King of Scots in 1306 and spent much of his life fighting, first...

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