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!
Thankfully coffee – time to snuggle them warm furry friends
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
What is repentance?
"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?
Thankfully coffee – keep heaven open (Riana Nel – hou die hemel oop – English translation)
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)
New word of the month: Liturgy
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
Losing my religion: What if they find out that I’m a Jesus Freak? – Why the label Christian does not equal being a hypocrite
“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
Losing my religion: Which church should I go to?
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 Losing my religion: Which church should I go to?
What to do with relentless disappointments (hope for the hopeless)
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)
How to reach the heartland (place of strategic advantage), without a roadmap
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
10 things to celebrate about 2020
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