While many prophesy that 2022 will be the year of the doubles, I'd rather tell you: let the river run! I wish you a year where you'd allow the Holy Spirit to flow freely into every area of your life. No longer pool up, let it get stale and shelve all that He is speaking. May every drought filled area of your heart be thriving with life.
No, that title is not clickbait. There is something they don't want you to know. But allow me to take you on a journey of contemplation. Like the one, I go on when I study the constellations and patterns which shine so brightly. The night sky, I love staring up into the billions of lights … Continue reading FREE wisdom from the sky. What astrologers are NOT telling you about your zodiac sign!
If we were having coffee, we'd gulp down our hot brew, thankful for the warm rising aroma. My freezing fingers clutch the mug as if it were a teddy bear. I'd regard you, thoughtfully, look into your eyes and wonder what goes on behind that painted smile? We all need time to just chill out, … Continue reading Thankfully coffee – time to snuggle them warm furry friends
When you are going through tough times, fellow Christians like to advise to hold on to Jesus or standing on God's promises. That's all good and well. But what does that mean in a practical sense? Considering that the Gospel of John tells us that Jesus was the word of God, made flesh (read John … Continue reading Living faith: How to stand on God’s promises in trying times
If there is one topic that Christian theologians have overcomplicated, then it is baptism. Debate and division have flared across denominational lines. Should we baptise infants or adults? Which mode to use when we baptise? And then there's the important debate of whether we require baptism for salvation (that is to go to heaven). Some … Continue reading Losing my Religion: debunking overcomplicated doctrines on baptism – what is baptism actually about?
"REPENTANCE A change of attitude and action from sin toward obedience to God. The concept of repentance differs slightly in the Hebrew and Greek minds, but an emphasis upon right behaviour is consistent throughout."Repentance. The Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016) Lexham Press Old Testament Jews had an entire set of rituals, and festival developed around penance. … Continue reading What is repentance?
If we were having coffee, I'd clutch the warm mug with both hands, just taking in the warmth of the mug. Winter is upon us, and the chilly dry wind goes through almost anything. I'm thankful for my snuggly warm blankets and hot soup. If we were having coffee, we'd no doubt talk about the … Continue reading Thankfully coffee – keep heaven open (Riana Nel – hou die hemel oop – English translation)
I often look up words as I'm writing, just to check if I'm using them in the correct context however, it's rare to come across a word so brand spanking new, that I need two or three unique sources to define it. Most of the time I can guess a word by how it's used … Continue reading New word of the month: Liturgy
If we were having coffee, I'd sip my hot brew - marvelling that you're sitting right in front of me. I'd be locked into your kind eyes, wondering at my luck. Maybe the stray hairs on your full beard would perplex me for just a second. And maybe we would just sit and laugh for … Continue reading Thankfully coffee – a bit of a recap
“Therefore everyone who acknowledges me before people, I also will acknowledge him before my Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies me before people, I also will deny him before my Father who is in heaven."Matthew 10: 32&33 (LEB) Unashamed and boldly, declaring Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior is a challenge. Not only … Continue reading Losing my religion: What if they find out that I’m a Jesus Freak? – Why the label Christian does not equal being a hypocrite