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…

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Wisdom

  I grew up loving old, cheesy and unrealistic Kung-Fu movies. My brother and I would stay up late and be burst with excitement as watched the action unfold. They were so…

Haste makes waste

There are many things that my Father taught me over the years. One of the things that amazes me is the number of sayings or quotes that he said that I am…

Bubbled Up

“Words of wisdom are like a fresh flowing brook – Like deep waters that spring forth from within, Bubbling up inside the one with understanding.”   I have been stirred by Proverbs…

Forge on

“In the same way that gold and silver are refined by fire,    the Lord purifies your heart by the tests and trials of life.”   Driving back from a normal evenings’ band…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

  Researchers say that we make an average of 35000 decisions every day! No wonder we can suffer from decision fatigue. The vast majority of those decisions are subconscious, but everyday we…

Crosswords

I have an embarrassing, well kept (I think) secret….. I buy the You magazine. There – it’s out! Not every week, not even every month but I buy it. I hide it…

Pooverbs

“The only clean stable is an empty stable”   Oh how I wish that wasn’t true. If only life was clean, and tidy, and manageable. If only the church was easy, tidy,…

Walking with the wise

Vs 20 “He who walks with wise men will be wise” (NKJ) “If you want to grow in wisdom, spend time with the wise,” (TPT)   Remember – a proverb is a…

A different kind of “Pride”

“When the lovers of God teach you truth, a fountain of life opens up within you, and their wise instruction will deliver you from the ways of death.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:14‬ ‭TPT‬‬ “If…

Champions and Kings

As I was preparing for the annual ladies event I was getting into my usual state of panic about how to inspire, breathe courage and life into the women when Craig burst…

Lips & Life

Nobody likes a funeral. In my life, I’ve been to more than I’d care to remember; and done many of them too – my first was my grandfathers! One of the toughest…

Loudspeakers

  Are the words you speak a fountain of life or a loudspeaker for slander? How can I apply the wisdom of speaking righteous, life giving words in these areas today: to…

Meat and Flame Enthusiasts

  The title of today is stolen from an upmarket restaurant found in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank – MARBLE.   The best birthday gift Craig received this year was a voucher…

Battlefronts

I empower kings to reign and rulers to make laws that are just. I empower princes to rise and take dominion, and generous ones to govern the earth. Proverbs 8:15-16 TPT There…