A prayer for the brokenhearted

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Written By Gwen Mlondobozi The beginning of the year comes with a scent of new and fresh, but not for everyone. Last year is in the past but you, my friend, might be carrying some brutal scars that have barely healed. So, I would like to take this moment to acknowledge and pray for just you and all you have had …

Prayer for restoration

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Written By Angelique Geeringh Prayer for South Africa for the restoration of our beautiful land. Heavenly Father We thank You for our beautiful country and for all the wonderful people that You have created specifically for South Africa. Today we come before You and stand on Your promise of restoration found in Jeremiah 30:17a (NKJV) For I will restore health …

Let it rain

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Written By Nicole Wood As I write this, we’ve been blessed with a few wonderful days of rain quenching the dry land. As the rain falls softly but continually, I am sure that some relief will be provided of the drought ravaging the country. Hosea 6:3 states: “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As …

Truth transcends facts

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Written By Angelique Geeringh Sometimes when listening to the news, it is so easy to feel discouraged and hopeless about the state of our nation. The fantastic news, however, is that we serve an almighty God whose Truth will always transcend any facts that may be presented to us! This encouragement is found in Isaiah 58:10 – 14 If you …

Reflection

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Written By NewsGirls It’s 2020 – Happy New Year! Looking back on last year… If you had to give last year a chapter title in your autobiography, what would it be? What did the year add to your life? Is there anything you felt you lost in the year? How did your understanding of the Lord deepen? Who played a …

Be an instrument of restoration

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Written By Angelique Geeringh At the beginning of this new decade, we wish all of you a truly blessed and happy New Year! As Christians, we are clearly instructed in Galatians 6:1 to be an instrument of restoration to our fellowman: Galatians 6:1 (NIV) “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit …

Christ’s compassion

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Written By  Lynne Kotze “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” Henry Ward Beecher Alan Carr says compassion is, “To be moved inwardly; to yearn with tender mercy, affection, pity and empathy.” It refers to the deepest possible feelings. The phrase, “moved with compassion” means to be moved in the “inner organs”. It has the same idea as our modern expression: …

What Christmas is all about

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Written By Angelique Geeringh The Christmas story is a well-known one and on this day, on the celebration of the birth of Jesus, let’s look at the fact that there was no room at the inn. Ask yourself the question: do I have room in my heart for Jesus? If the innkeeper had any idea, when he turned Joseph and …

Have yourself a very messy Christmas!

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Written By Guest Writer: Cheryl van den Heever Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year. This is a little ironic if I take time to consider a few of our unfortunate Christmas days in the past! The year I turned one, my grandfather suffered a massive heart attack while visiting another rural mission station. In desperation to …

Here’s to healthy holidays!

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Written By Guest Writer: Lee Collins Whether you stay home or go away for December, the healthy eating and exercise routine usually goes for a loop. Here are some ideas to help you combat the slippery slide to January guilt. The mouth is the gateway to the stomach… Don’t relax too much, rather have an active holiday! Let’s look forward to …