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And so Acts Continues…

And so, our remarkable journey through the Acts of the Apostles comes to an end. Paul, the chosen apostle finally gets to Rome via a very eventful journey. He spends two years…

STORMS, SHIPWRECKS & SNAKEBITES

Has God ever given you a word or a promise, but then the storms, shipwrecks and “snake bites” of life come along and leave you wondering if what was spoken will ever…

State Your Case

Acts 26:1 “King Agrippa said to Paul, “You may now state your case.” Paul motioned with his hand for silence, then he began his defense.”   Paul was an educated man, highly…

Stand

Paul is one of my favourite characters in the Bible. Like Paul, I too was once against Christians. I persecuted them for their faith, I judged how they thought they were better…

A Clean Conscience

Ever had a guilty conscious? When you have done something wrong and it feels like anxiety and shame have stuck onto you like a leech, sucking you dry? Going about your day-to-day…

Receive Miracle Power.

Let me tell you a secret – not a well kept one but one that is in my mind at times – I want to be the Minister of Education. I want…

“Pride and Prejudice”

Lights – camera – action! Scene 1 – Sunday Times Headline: “Paul – an upstanding man of God, a Jew, a Pharisee (strict law-keeper), a Roman citizen by birth, speaking the people’s language…

Because I said so……..

Wow! Those words bring back memories of when I was a child, and if you are honest, I am almost 100% sure you heard them too ?. Being a bit “older” and…

DID I MISS SOMETHING?

My favourite movie of all time is The Lion King, (I am 38 years old – by the way ?.) For me, Timon, the meerkat, is the most outstanding character! I was…

Genuine…….Fake?!

In our microwave society most, if not all of us, get attracted and drawn into the glitz and glamour of certain shops selling “genuine fake” replicas at a fraction of the price…

Do not be Silent

  About a year ago I was in a skate shop, and suddenly from the corner of my eye I saw a teenage boy walk into the shop using crutches and at…

Travel Mania

The TRAVEL BUG is real. And it’s great! No one ever has complained about having the ‘Travel Bug’. All the travel adverts capitalise on our urge to be ‘anywhere but here’.  …

Doubly Powerful!

  Can I ask you a question?   Could you preach the Gospel to someone by only using the Old Testament?   For some of you this might seem easy and to…

Open Hearts Open Homes Open Cities

I don’t know about you, but I hate ‘Stop and Go’s’, especially on a long trip. Waiting on the side of the road for all the cars coming in the opposite direction…

Clock In…Clock Out

In the ‘olden days’ (!) companies used the time-card system to ensure regulation of employees and their working hours. I’m not sure how many companies still adhere to this practice. Whilst it…

Going Back

  Acts 14 is a chapter full of powerful preaching and miraculous healings! The apostles going out and preaching the gospel far and wide. It’s exciting and heady stuff. I would love…

Tombstone Inscriptions

What do you want written on your gravestone? Ever thought of that?   One day a few of us were talking, and this particular topic came up for discussion. What would we…

The Iron Gate

  There are “Iron Gates” before most of us.   The Iron Gate of supreme difficulty – An obstinate circumstance which stops our plans from unfolding Unhealthy habits and patterns Cycles of…

The Treasure in Persecution

God saved me, and from a life of drug addiction! I was excited and free – so WHY then were my best friends saying I was a hypocrite? “Ever since Kris became…

What’s Beyond that Door?

In this amazing chapter of Acts we are introduced to Cornelius. Vs 2  “a devout man of extraordinary character who worshipped God and prayed regularly, together with all of his family. He…

One way

Have you ever been driving peacefully down a quiet stretch of road, minding your own business, on a mission to do what you need to do…. only to have your thoughts rudely…

It’s not over!

Our lives are made up of moments. Some moments have no real impact on the greater narrative of our lives; buying a new dress, our drive to work, an advert we see…

Sticks and Stones…

This chapter starts with Stephen in front of the Supreme Council. I may not actually know what the ‘supreme council’ was but I can surely imagine…..it has the word ‘supreme’ – it…

I’ll Carry THAT!

  Just over a year ago I joined the church staff. SO exciting in the beginning until it hit me… “Was I all of a sudden going to turn into a super…

Did I really wear that?

Have you ever taken a moment to pull out some old photos of memories from way back when… only to clench your eyes shut and shudder with embarrassment at the cringe-worthy fashion…

SAY… WHAT?

A while back a friend was recounting to me a frank conversation that they had had with a manager at a particular restaurant chain regarding poor service delivery. Somewhere in their story,…

Wiped out!

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord – Acts 3:19a One of my pet hates is…

Incurvatus in se

  The social media giants recently launched another campaign to get people to post pictures of themselves, this time with the #10yearchallenge. At the time of this writing, over 1,6 million posts…

GO!

One random, July wintery morning run two men attacked me. Broad daylight – 9:15am Busy road – 500m from home Unexpected Unwanted Unwarranted Rough hands pulling, shoving Fighting, kicking, screaming Screwdriver glinting,…

THIS IS ME

Proverbs 31 – could be the most ‘fearful’, ‘dreadful’ chapter of all time – if you happen to be a woman! The epitome of a good wife ……. Meh!   BUT  …

A glorious mystery

I enjoy a good animal documentary. Especially one with David Attenborough. I just love his passion and how he could find all animals fascinating… from dangerous beast to insignificant bug! When it…

F.E.A.R

Whenever I begin a new chapter in life, or face a new challenge, there is a familiar struggle that I face. It usually has to do with people! Or more specifically, the…

Running with the Bears…and Lions!

Whilst in the States recently I managed to get in a few runs before we started our adventures of the day. One of these runs was probably the quietest and most beautiful…

Soul-Full

In our home we are not allowed to say that we are starving. But if we do happen to slip up and say that we are starving, we are quickly told off…

Lame Legs

Recently I’ve had some dealings with a person who would say one thing and then would do another. Ever met a person like that? This person quotes the most amazing scriptures but……

God hides things FOR us not FROM us

There was a game we loved to play growing up. It was called “Skop die Blik”, translation = “Kick the Tin” It is a hide and seek type game played outside at…

We are ALL builders

  I love building! Growing up in a Master Builders home, there was always many occasions to be able to play with sand, cement and bricks. As a kid, you would find…

The wooden spoon: a friend

Proverbs 23:12-14   Pay close attention to the teaching that corrects you,    and open your heart to every word of instruction. 13 Don’t withhold appropriate discipline from your child.    Go ahead and…

Drum Fail

I love playing drums and a few years back I felt God call me to join the worship team, so I did! But I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so learning songs…

Let go and let God

Reading through Proverbs has been quite difficult for me because it just holds SO MUCH truth… Sometimes truth can be a difficult thing to face but at the end of the day…