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Thankfulness

We enjoyed a wonderful storm last night. It was awesome. Plenty of water for the gardens and reservoirs. Thank you, Lord, for the rains–we appreciate it. But then, we have so much to be thankful for! Jenny and I are a family, and we are in isolation together. We can share ourselves–thank you, Lord, for […]

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Spiritual Decay

We continue emptying cupboards, sorting out and re-packing things in different cupboards. Remember the bread we made? The bread machine failed to mix the dough for pizza. I called the supplier of the Mellerware Bread Maker this morning. The lady was friendly and helpful. I explained what the problem is and immediately she said the […]

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Christianity is Not for Sissies

Monday is bin day, and also lawn day … at least for the last few weeks. Today I not only mowed the lawns but cut most of the edges. Normally I would use the weed-eater but today I used the skaap sker. Although it takes twenty times as long, the skaap sker is like a […]

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Why You Can’t “Try” Christianity

Blessed Easter to you. May the remembrance of what the Lord Jesus did for us at Calvary followed by the empty tomb always ring loudly in your heart. This is the real Christian celebration: He died and He is alive. Take this weekend’s message out of Christianity and you have nothing–hopelessness, meaninglessness–and that’s frightening! We […]

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God Satisfies our Thirst

Over the past few days, the weather reports for our area said 10 to 20% chance of rain. It has been mostly overcast, but no rain! Each day I waited in anticipation … and no rain. Everything was so dry that I decided to water this afternoon. Dry was an understatement–the pot plants and flower […]

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The Perfect Sacrifice

Good Friday–better called Bloody Friday–is the supreme sacrifice for wicked people such as you and me. Today we first participated in the REACH SA’s Good Friday Service (Preacher: Glenn Lyons) and then Christ Church Midrand’s service (Preacher: Roydon Frost). It was good to be in church, even though it was “home church”. Yesterday I asked […]

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The Sacrificial Love of God

When it seemed we have 7 days to go, we have another 14 days of lockdown added. This is not a shock to me as I said in yesterday’s note, but to many it is an enormous shock. Irrespective of how the government and its partners come to the aid and support through the funds […]

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Shutting the Door on Temptation

Today I did some painting on the wall and ceiling of a in a built-in-wardrobe. I actually started yesterday and completed the task today. The drying takes time, but the smell takes longer. I left the windows open and closed the door into the passage to minimize the smell’s effect in the house. I shut […]

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Taken Advantage of

Are you aware that so many people need to make sacrifices during the lock down? For many there is no pay or ½ pay or basic pay like my next door neighbour. She gets a basic and then it’s topped up with her visiting clients and getting commission. She has to work from home doing […]

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God’s Free Data

We had a few Skype sessions this past weekend. 50% of them were with family and 50% were for counseling purposes. A month or two ago, due to ADSL cable problems, we canceled our line and went onto a pay-as-you-go SIM card with Telkom. Before lockdown this system worked well but since lockdown with people […]