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What Does the Bible Say About Lying?

I have been talking to two brothers over the past six months about someone we know who tends to tell lies at will. Let’s understand this carefully … everyone, sadly, tends to tell lies at times. It is a sin and it is breaking the Seventh Commandment: Ex 20:16 “You shall not give false testimony […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Panic?

Today was one of those days … I preached and recorded my service/sermon for tomorrow. I was all done by 2.20pm. Then, we prepared lunch and decided to sit in the lounge and watch some TV whilst we ate. After the meal, I decided to edit the service/sermon, splicing in all the slides for readings […]

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The Answer to Disappointment, Anxiety and Stress

How often do you struggle with disappointment? And when you do, do you become angry, sad or depressed? To be honest, we all struggle with this emotion. Yesterday, I told you about the fiber installation at our home. All that was needed was for the installation team to return today to do the final connection […]

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Why Prayer is Better than Fibre-Optic Cables

After many months of waiting, the end is in sight. We put in an order for a fibre line from the pavement to our dining room (since the dining room is the center of the house) … and today they started the installation. They arrived at 1pm and left at 6.30pm. They’ll return tomorrow to […]

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Is the Armageddon Here?

One person commented on the third story below asking: “Is the Armageddon here in South Africa?” The first story is: On Monday morning, a couple were attacked at the home in Little Falls, Roodepoort. According to police spokesperson Capt Balan Muthan, the incident happened between 6am and 8am. Muthan said the elderly couple opened the […]

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God’s Light vs. the World’s Darkness

We have been living in our house for the past four and a half years. All the pelmets above the windows were those old metal ones and the curtain rails were the ancient type. We decided to remove them and replace them with more modern ones. There was no rush, as all the windows throughout […]

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The ABCs of Physical and Spiritual Health

Can you believe we are at 130 days of lockdown? The news article below gives some helpful reminders of good practices for one’s physical health (with my input inserted in brackets). As the nationwide lockdown is eased, people are venturing back out to work, school and the shops. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic still raging, […]

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Do You Mask Your Relationship?

Today, I read a newspaper article with the headline, “Remember we are in Covid-19 Lock Down.” I thought the headline was a great method of catching the reader’s eye, encouraging a read. The article goes like this: Outside we wear masks, but indoors the masks are off and true identities reveal themselves. Hiding behind a […]

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Dead Whilst Still Alive

The Sowetan Newspaper recently ran the following article: Babsy Mlangeni and his family have been left puzzled after Thobela FM “killed off” the legendary musician while he’s still alive and kicking. The 77-year-old musician’s world was thrown into turmoil on Saturday after the station allegedly declared him dead and paid tribute to him on-air, even […]

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Do We Learn Anything From History?

Someone once asked me: “What did George Bernard Shaw actually mean when he said ‘We learn from history that we learn nothing from history’?” I found an article that says: George Bernard Shaw did not say this, he was merely quoting the German philosopher Hegel. The exact text from the play “Heartbreak House’ by Shaw […]