Divine Rescue

While walking my dog, I saw my neighbour’s cat had cornered a mouse. I wondered why he froze instead of attempting to escape. I learned that mice exposed to cat urine while nursing associate the predator’s scent with safety. They become trapped in dangerous situations with no fear, even though they experience increased stress and… Continue reading Divine Rescue

Mat 24v21-22 – The last few miles

As a runner who has run races from 5 kilometres to marathons, one thing is always the same – the last few kilometres always feel so long. Whether it’s running kilometres 4 to 5 or kilometres 40 to 42, it seems like the end will never come. It feels like you are being tested to… Continue reading Mat 24v21-22 – The last few miles

Psa 34v4 – Fear Fix

What fears are you carrying with you at the moment? Fear for your health? Fear for the state of your country? Fear for your finances? Fear for your family? A Google search says, “Fear weakens our immune system and can cause cardiovascular damage, gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased fertility.… Continue reading Psa 34v4 – Fear Fix

Pro 28v13 – What lies beneath?

One of our stops on our trip to Rwanda was this massive, beautiful lake called Lake Kivu. It was truly a paradise – aqua blue water, islands, palm trees and coves. However, beneath this paradise lies something deadly. So deadly, the lake has been named “Killer Lake”. Massive amounts of methane gas are trapped deep… Continue reading Pro 28v13 – What lies beneath?

Joh 8v36 – The drowned frog

I noticed a dead frog floating in the small tub we filled with water for our water-loving aqua dog to cool down in. The issue was that the frog, attracted by the irresistible allure of the water, could hop in, but it couldn’t get out. And so, sadly, the very thing it most desired would… Continue reading Joh 8v36 – The drowned frog

Pro 29v25 – Escaping the Snare

Snares are dangerous. They are difficult to spot, but once they get a hold of you, the more you fight, the tighter it gets. There are many snares in life, but the greatest snare is the fear of man. This is the fear of losing your money or losing your job, losing your health, and… Continue reading Pro 29v25 – Escaping the Snare

Pro 28v1 – Running away

“The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are bold as lions” (Proverbs 28:1). Many of us remember sneaking a cookie from the jar as kids. Even when no one was around, there was always an extra bit of caution, not wanting to be seen or caught. But have you… Continue reading Pro 28v1 – Running away

Pro 25v19 – Broken Tooth

The world is in huge trouble. We are seeing wars, floods, earthquakes, and a huge increase in other natural disasters. Civil society is falling apart. There is so much hatred, violence, fear, despair. So, where do you turn to find comfort in these times of trouble? Is it your job, sport, friends, social media, medication?… Continue reading Pro 25v19 – Broken Tooth

Pro 24v19 – Who are you jealous of?

When we observe our neighbourhood, city, and country, we often see doom and gloom, as evil seems pervasive. It’s easy to worry and stress about this. The world appears in disarray, but this isn’t a new phenomenon. Proverbs 24:19 advises, “Don’t let evil people worry you or make you jealous.” Worrying, stressing, and seeking approval… Continue reading Pro 24v19 – Who are you jealous of?

Pro 23v14 – The saving rod

“Punish them with the rod.” These words, which at first sound harsh, are actually Solomon’s. But there’s more to it. He says, “Punish them with the rod and save them from death.” (Proverbs 23:14). This certainly changes our perspective. Often, we focus only on the rod, not realizing what it’s saving us from. We see… Continue reading Pro 23v14 – The saving rod