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The Sacrificial Love of Husband and Wife

I mentioned yesterday that I am busy doing pre-marital counseling. Today we dealt with the Biblical understanding of a wife and a husband. The Biblical material is extremely provocative and deep, showing, if understood, that marriage is the safest relationship to be in! Naturally, marriage is based upon love–true love that is not self-centered or […]

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The Known and the Unknown

After my counseling session today, we had lunch, followed by a snooze and then a few phone calls. When speaking to a close friend, he told me how he put six eggs on to boil before going outside to do something. He said that suddenly there was an explosion, and, as a military man, he […]

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An Unchangeable Will

I started a counseling course today for some folk. We spoke over Skype at length about five various issues. Three of them are: Wills This is extremely vital to have in place. Whether you marry with an Ante Nuptial Contract, or in Community of Property or in Community of Property with an Accrual System, it […]

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Distorting Scripture

Like most people, Jenny and I watched a church service on YouTube today. The message was a good one, with good exposition and good application. Whist preaching, the speaker said: “And Adam ate from the apple”. This is a common mistake people often make. I remember in our Children’s Church, the leaders would speak of […]

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Sharing and Correcting

Today I want to tell you two stories about making dough. The first one is about a friend in Christ whose son brought home a 12.5kg bag of flower. Making bread for two people, this bag would last a long time. To our delight, she made pizza dough and had sufficient to share a sizable […]

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Faith Like Tupperware

Even before we became engaged, Jenny attended Tupperware Parties and started to purchase their products. I don’t know what the policy is today, but in those days every product was guaranteed for life. Now, in emptying the kitchen cupboards and sorting out the Tupperware products, we found we had far too many lids. In fact, […]

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Spiritual Health

I call various people now and then to find out how they are doing. One call was to a friend of mine whose wife is in a care facility on the East Rand. They have been in lock down for about three weeks longer than we have. In chatting yesterday, he said he was off […]

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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 […]