An engagement is one of the most exhilarating times of one’s life. Planning, designing, the location, the proposal – all a part of creating the perfect moment. While I experienced this recently, many moments in our lives can give us the same joy. However, the thing about “moments” is that they are fleeting. We can… Continue reading 1Co 10v31 – Special moments
There is nothing more amazing than seeing someone totally transform for good. Sometimes, we see the process, but other times, the process is unseen. All we see is the remarkable change. In Psalm 22, David writes a beautiful psalm that is firstly a prophecy of Messiah (Matthew 27:46) but also David’s life’s struggles. The first… Continue reading Psa 22v21-22 – The unwritten space
“Wow”, we gush, looking in awe as the tap turns and water comes out. “That’s awesome”. For most of us, this would hardly be considered noteworthy. This was true for us until a devastating flood, in a somewhat ironic twist, caused us to have water everywhere but nowhere. With pipes destroyed by the flood, it… Continue reading 1Th 5v18 – Thankful
How are you feeling Today? Stressed, tired, overwhelmed? Too much to do and too little time to do it? Anxious about your finances and the future? Worrying about the state of your country? Or do you start the day with a heart full of joy and peace? A heart at rest. If not, you are… Continue reading Psa 118v24 – Rest in this
It’s the end. Friends are sharing their eulogies. My eulogies. I listen as they give thanks for what I did, and say how much they will miss me. It’s lovely to hear. No, I am not dead, but it is the end of my 40-year association with my university, where I was first a student… Continue reading Pro 15v23 – The farewell
We are catching a shuttle from where we are staying in Cape Town to Table Mountain. The shuttle driver is really upbeat as he shares stories of his family and other achievements in life. On the return, we are picked up by a different driver who is gloomy. He complains about the traffic and parking… Continue reading Col 3v1-2 – The shuttle drivers
Thank You. Two words we all love to hear, yet how often do we say it? Gratitude is not only one of the most beautiful attributes we can have, it’s also one of the most calming and restoring. While most of us can be thankful for good things and in good times, gratitude is most… Continue reading 1Th 5v16-18 – Thank You
“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” How often have we repeated these words when singing or reciting the Lord’s Prayer? The Psalmist says, “Teach me to do Your will” (Psalm 143:10). We would love to live God’s will for our life, but what does this mean? What is his will… Continue reading 1Th5v16-18 – What is God’s will for me?