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
Losing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?
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 Losing my religion – Is going to church still relevant in 2021?
To the bride of Christ, Live free, run wild, love strong
Freedom. It has been our collective heart cry, intensified in these days. Lockdowns and restrictions. Or perhaps I should just call it shackles and a cage, on top of those we already live under. Remember, Paul was under lockdown when he penned some of the letters included in the New Testament. What is this blog … Continue reading To the bride of Christ, Live free, run wild, love strong
A clean slate. Clearing away the rubble, into a new day
“So far, so good,” my text editor tells me. I’m staring at a blank screen. Without words, there are no errors for the text editor to find.
A year ago, in the space where once was our main farm-home, a heap of rubble poked me in the eye.
When I first came there after the fire, before the walls had fallen, I could almost imagine my mother-in-law stepping out of the front door. Greeting us, as she had always done. I can still feel her soft embrace, I can still see the silent sparkle in her eye at our arrival.
When you stepped into the burnt down house, the walls crumbled at a mere touch. So, we hit the whole thing down, and then slowly started removing the rubble.
We needed a space to put down our head, so we concentrated on converting the outside storeroom into a livable flat…
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