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)
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
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
"Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul"Horatio Spafford (1873) A father stood staring into the deep ocean where his four daughters had drowned during a horrific shipwreck. The open grave of his small son and the substantial material loss suffered due to the great … Continue reading When life hits you with the uncontrollable problems, learn to say, it is well with my soul
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
When did the world get stuck in the pages of some dystopian novel? I looked at the picture of my daughter during the school break. She sat in a little square, painted onto the paved playground. One point five meters from her the next child, in his little square. All around her, miniature robots, with … Continue reading Let my spit fall where wants! Finding a silver lining in this Covid-19 storm
“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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The universe, too large for us to imagine, it spins in a never-ending revolution around itself. If you are standing still, it seems it is spinning around you. Spinning, a dizzy web of confusion. On the other hand ... God is love. God is light. God is spirit. God is the truth. God is good. … Continue reading The universe does not equal God. Why you can’t figure out who you are
One of these days, I'm going to write a post on how to Joomla for wordpress.com users. Seriously. Building websites is not a walk in the park, the way I thought. That being said, I guess there's a website out there I've not shared with the readers of this blog. It has been a long … Continue reading It’s the end of 2018 (or what’s a better title for this post?)
When bad things happen to good people, it leaves us dumbstruck. What do you say to someone, whose entire world changed in a cruel blink of an eye?