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)

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

Mary, did you know?

https://youtu.be/ifCWN5pJGIE Mary, may have had an inkling. But, did she truly know? Did she really know when she kissed her little baby, two something thousand years later people would be dedicating an entire holiday to his birth? Mary, may have had a feeling. After all, she was visited by Gabriel an Angel, before she became … Continue reading Mary, did you know?

6 Perfect quotes on perfection

Perfection. It’s been somewhat of my theme for the year. This ideal of perfection, holds us back in our creative endeavours, our relationships, our goals, and our self-compassion. Perfection, very often is a shackle of fear. So as I look over my blog and social media for the year, here are some quotes I came … Continue reading 6 Perfect quotes on perfection

5 Seconds before the finish line

There it is. The finish line. The bright yellow ribbon glitters in the sunlight as we speed towards it. If you have ever run any type of race whether that be a 100m sprint or a marathon, at this point you are exhausted. You know you are only one or two steps away from making … Continue reading 5 Seconds before the finish line

Spotlight fever

The stage is dark. The curtains have just been raised. There we are. An echoing thump jolts our heart to full alertness. Standing there completely alone, you are not aware of me. I’m not aware of you. We are not aware of us. The blinding light seems to amplify our thumping chest. Sweat drips down … Continue reading Spotlight fever

If we were having coffee at the halfway mark

It’s the aroma of coffee, which makes this such a popular drink, don’t you think? My eyelids close ever so slightly as I breathe in the fragrance of the moment. Then an acute awareness strikes me. I’m not alone. It’s at this moment, if we were having coffee, I’d look at you and smile somewhat … Continue reading If we were having coffee at the halfway mark

How transformational is the ugly little duckling, really? How this fairy tale actually relates to life.

MiniMe recently requested one of the stories in the H.C. Anderson collection of fairy-tales. As the title suggests, it was of-cause the tale of the Ugly Duckling. The Anderson fairy-tales are one of the most well-known across the globe. Many have been translated into different languages. My own book is written in German, so pardon … Continue reading How transformational is the ugly little duckling, really? How this fairy tale actually relates to life.