On my Knees

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Written by Gwen N Mlondobozi Life has a way of bringing us to our knees, a place of utter vulnerability and pain. So on my knees I crawl asking the Lord God, where are you? Fight my battles because I do not have any fight left in me and even if I did, it would never be enough. It’s rather …

Do not allow worry to consume you

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Written by Angelique Geeringh Worry is a waste of time. Worry cannot produce anything of value. All that comes from worry is more worry. Worrying can so easily become a way of life. We worry if people will like us or not. In this social media age, to be “liked” or “friended” can become an all-consuming worry. We worry whether …

The snowflake generation

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By Fiona Botha Galatians 6:5-4 MSG But, let’s not stop there; let’s share the kindness, let’s share the knowledge and wisdom, and let’s uplift one another and restore the worth God has placed in each and every masterpiece He has created.

Working heartily

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Written by Angelique Geeringh All of us are working everyday of our lives, regardless of how we are qualified and whether we generate an income or not. You may be a high flying executive or a stay at home mom, but there is one thing that is real for all of us, and that is we are all at work …

The promise of a new beginning

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Wriiten by Nicole Wood One of my favourite flowers is the beautiful pink or white cherry blossom. You might have seen images of the cherry tree, or ‘sakura’ in Japanese, lining the streets of Japan or Washington DC in the US. The Almond Tree is related to the cherry tree and is native to the Mediterranean – it is also …

Defining Moments

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Written by Gwen N Mlondobozi We all live extraordinary lives, but often times it’s easy to take that for granted, well at least I do. I forget what I have been through and what the Lord has done in my life and sadly count the good, great journey in my past as nothing worth noting. I once was asked ‘What …

Pride comes before a fall

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Written by Angelique Geeringh This week we are looking at the scripture found in Proverbs 16:18 (NIV). ‘Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.’ According to the Collins Dictionary, you use the word ‘haughty’ to describe someone’s behaviour or appearance when you disapprove of the fact that they seem to be very proud and to think that they are better than other people. We live in a time …

Do unto others

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Written by Mathilda Cronjé Once again my husband and I were blessed to sit in a three-seater row of an aeroplane waiting for the departure to Pretoria.  We were discussing our visit to the children and how privileged we were to see them again and the fact that we could enjoy the sun and the sea. Eventually the passenger of …

The existence of wisdom

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Written by Angelique Geeringh Wisdom features a great deal in the Bible. The books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Job have many scriptures about the benefits of having wisdom in your life.  These Old Testament books deal with many different human struggles and experiences. In Proverbs 8, wisdom is personified. When reading this chapter, we may be …

Perspective: What the eye has seen can never be unseen

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Written by Mpho Khoele James 1:27 (ESV) ‘Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.’ I was in a squatter camp. I don’t remember how old I was exactly or where I was. All I remember is walking on a …