Forgiveness

Now we got problems And I don’t think we can solve them You made a really deep cut And baby now we got bad blood (hey!) Taylor Swift Have you ever been wronged by someone? Betrayed? Whether with friends, family, at work or with a spouse – relational breakdowns hurt! Most of us can relate … Read more

Grief

PROCESSING LOSS. As someone said: “Recovery from trauma unfolds in its own time; it doesn’t look to the clock or calendar for direction” It can be said that grief is a measure of the affection we had and still have for those that have gone before us. We all know that loss is a part … Read more

Growing as a believer

I love gardening, and have lost many hours of my time to the small piece of ground I’m currently investing in. I live in Johannesburg, but a lot of the plants that catch my attention aren’t designed to thrive in our climate. My husband and I are huge fans of proteas, but they have the … Read more

How do I hear God?

So often we think we can only hear God one way and that is audibly. Isn’t that true? If it is not audible and stops us in our tracks, we think it can’t be Him! Yet so often it is the gentle, quiet whispers that we feel in our soul. Many times, it can also … Read more

Seasons

Seasons are incredible things. They’re a part of this rhythm God has created in nature, and they bow to no-one other than God. No matter how much we long for the warmth of summer to remain, Autumn and Winter always come. And once we get all cosy in winter, spring pops up and the rhythm … Read more

Why We Wait

Hi I’m Sian and I’m still waiting. *insert AA HI SIAN here* I am a waiter (not the carrying dishes kind – the OH MY WORD WHEN IS THIS GOING TO END kind). We are all waiting. We are constantly waiting for something: A spouse. Our children. That amazing job. A new car. Family to … Read more

Living Real

Matthew 21:28-32 28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, … Read more

What Does Peace Look Like?

In a world of chaos and busyness, conflict and confusion, it is easy to take the word ‘peace’ as a fleeting moment of calmness, instead of a cornerstone of who we are as believers. ‘Prince of Peace’ is one of the many names of our Christ Jesus. “…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, … Read more

Comparison Culture

“BUT WE URGE YOU, BRETHREN, THAT YOU INCREASE MORE AND MORE; THAT YOU ALSO ASPIRE TO LEAD A QUIET LIFE, TO MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS, AND TO WORK WITH YOUR OWN HANDS, AS WE COMMANDED YOU, THAT YOU MAY WALK PROPERLY TOWARD THOSE WHO ARE OUTSIDE, AND THAT YOU MAY LACK NOTHING. 1 THESS 3:10 … Read more

Gratitude is an attitude

Gratitude is an attitude of choice Lindi Marais It seems like most people know that. It’s not something we always want to choose to do, but we do know it’s a choice. You may feel that your circumstances are to blame for your attitude and you have a point in that they contribute to how … Read more