Why Do We Break Bread

Why Do We Break Bread

Children’s games are built around symbols – a baby blanket becomes a wedding veil for a little girl, a stick becomes a sword, a piece of rope a beautiful bracelet, or a tree a magic castle, the branches the stairs and the leaves the vaulted roof. Ordinary objects...

Rooted

Rooted

We are in the middle of an interesting time and I know there are many lessons we have learnt during lockdown. One of the books I read during this time was “And David perceived that he was King” by Dale Mast. A phrase from the book has stuck with me: “It took faith for...

God Turned My Life Around

God Turned My Life Around

In January 2011, I left my home in New Germany to study at Stellenbosch University. Just over a year later – on the 12th of August 2012 – God transformed my interactions with others, daily habits, and even life goals! Before I met God I started at Stellenbosch in a...

Family Connection Night

Family Connection Night

In our last edition, Nikki Kinder answered the question, “What is the glue that keeps our families together?” Her answer was that it was living out our faith as a family – not just saying it, but living it. To make it concrete, there were five easy ideas: Eat...

The Importance Of Prayer And Meditation

The Importance Of Prayer And Meditation

I have a small confession to make. I have a bad habit. Sometimes, when I get home in the afternoon - especially after I’ve had some really exciting meetings - I’ll say hello to Jax, then immediately start telling her about what happened during my day. Very often she...

God’s Faithfulness In Business

God’s Faithfulness In Business

 When I was a young student at Teachers Training College many years ago, I was looking for a way to make some extra pocket money. We had made a few simple hand puppets to use as story aids in the classroom and I decided to offer puppet shows at children’s parties. The...

Connection In Uncertain Times

Connection In Uncertain Times

Life Group for us was always an integral part of our lives, and therefore we made it a priority from our early days of attending church, and  still do today. When we decided to follow Christ, attending church and Life Group was important not just because it was...

Nation Changers – The Clothing Box

Nation Changers – The Clothing Box

To see people gain dignity must be at the top of the gratification scale. This is what volunteers working at our Nation Changers Clothing Box get to witness daily. With unemployment comes hopelessness and loss of self-esteem. The Clothing Box is not only providing a...

Looking Ahead As A Family

Looking Ahead As A Family

How much has changed in the way that you and your family do life?  I ask this because part of us wants things to go back just like they were, to what's familiar, what's comfortable - life how we knew it. But when we go through something as dramatic as a worldwide...

Dealing With Debt

Dealing With Debt

Reversing out of the debt-mud is seldom easy - it’s hard to get traction. Yet, ignoring it, downplaying it or simply praying it away is not the answer. This is a co-labour moment, faith working in harmony with works (James 2:14), and watching God bless your good work...

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