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
Spit was flying in all directions. The tie of a large elderly gentleman flung about as his loud voice trumpeted towards his opponent. The other similar looking man had not heard a single word. I glared from one part of the rather small room to the other. It was a literal shouting match, between four … Continue reading Loosing my religion: Which church should I go to?
I glared out of the second-story window. The lights of an ambulance flashed in front of the building next to the one I was in. Several medics stood in a circle in front of the entrance door of the office at the bottom of the building I was observing. They covered their faces in masks … Continue reading Loosing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?
Todah (תּוֹדָה) is the most common Hebrew noun used in the bible for "thanks" It derives from the verb, "Yadah (יָדָה) which means "to praise, confess." * I don't intend to write a theological article on the act of offering thanks to God, however; I find the Hebrew word reference interesting. Gratitude is a subject very … Continue reading 10 great scriptures on gratitude to be thankful for
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12 - KJV) Hope deferred, that's when you wait on something, and keep on hoping and keep on endlessly waiting. Relentless disappointments, as the Message translation puts it. This could be a potential job or business opportunity, … Continue reading What to do with relentless disappointments (hope for the hopeless)
It's a never-ending road. Round and round, the same old problems. And then, just when you think you are getting ahead, new challenges wake. No, better. The seeds we plant falling on the road, on the rocks and in-between the weeds. Never any fruit. When will we ever get there? That place of strategic advantage, … Continue reading How to reach the heartland (place of strategic advantage), without a roadmap
The first rule of 2021 is - don't talk about 2020. I'm stumbling through the door a little late with this post. It should have been up a week ago, but, hey! I think it is still worth reflecting on the year that was. Each year, our year-end toast sounds something like, " may we … Continue reading 10 things to celebrate about 2020