Viewing Entries Posted In 2019

Honeymoon disaster and a glimpse of our heavenly home

I came across a sad story this week, a story about a honeymoon disaster. The newly weds arrived at the hotel in the wee hours with high hopes.

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Abraham’s Example of Faith: A Study of Hebrews 11:8-19

Hebrews 11 is a description of faith in action — how God’s people have always lived by faith.

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Push the boat out

I am continually surprised by how many common phrases have their origin in the Bible.

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My Mother’s Prayer

I had my first love affair when I was just 6 years old. It’s true…but it’s probably not what you’re thinking.

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Sowing Seed

As a very young boy I stood one day and watched as my dad planted a small patch of mielie pips (maize seeds).

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How do we view non believers?

Here’s an important question for us to ponder: How do we view non-believers? Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and the Breakpoint radio program, once answered that question using an analogy:...

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Pressing Anger Produces Strife

“For pressing milk produces curds, pressing the nose produces blood, and pressing anger produces strife. ” Proverbs 30:33 (ESVUK) The proverb above has one good idea and two bad.

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Because He Lives…

“God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

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Small Things

The splendor of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem was renowned. Skilled craftsmen used only the finest materials in construction.

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Honesty: a signpost to inspiration

“The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our...

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The first shall be last and the last shall be first

As Christians today, we sometimes struggle to understand everything Jesus said. One of His emphatic and often repeated statements is found in the gospel of Matthew.

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Like a weaned child

Sometimes I skim over verses in the Bible that don’t mean anything to me personally without taking time to delve into them.

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The point of no return

“Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.

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The Day I Lost My Wedding Ring

I never thought it would happen to me, but yes, I lost my wedding ring. It only took approximately 17 years and six months to happen.

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How can it be?

Think about it.

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Bigger Than You Bigger Than Death

“How was the night?’ asked the nurse. The young man’s weary eyes answered the question before his lips could. It had been long and hard.

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Blown away by kindness

Have you ever been blown away by the kindness of someone when you least expected it?  Quite recently three friends and I had just such a ‘wow’ experience.

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he point of no return

“Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.

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Faith and funerals

Funerals are big business in South Africa.   For those watching morning or evening television, adverts for funeral policies are everywhere.

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A tender trap

I  have never thought of myself as an escapist, but I confess to switching to the animal channels when the news gets too heavy to bear and the movies too...

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The trinity revealed

A few weeks ago I attended a friend’s church. As the service began, the choir began to sing an old hymn.

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The Ascension and the Return of Christ

In Acts 1:9, we are told: “After Jesus said this, He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.

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Church is healthy

You’ve probably heard the following statistics: • Avoid riding in automobiles   . . . because they’re responsible for . . . 20 percent of all fatal accidents.

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King Solomon's Mines: Secrets

Everybody has secrets. Some secrets remain hidden for centuries.

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Do You Have the Holy Spirit?

Christians sometimes wonder whether they have been given God’s . . . . . . . . . . . Holy Spirit.

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