CULTURE ARTICLES

Malawi Mission

It’s been a few years since I have been on a mission trip. I hadn’t had a specific word from God to go to Malawi, but believe that we are all called to go, in some manner or other. Acts 1:8 says that when we have received the Holy Spirit and His power, we will be His...

Is It All Worth While?

With our real-time access to information and bombarded as we are by news of wars, famines, disasters and tragedies from every corner of our world, it's so easy to become pessimistic and wonder if the Church and the Gospel of Jesus is really making a difference in the...

A Seed Scattered

It was a few days before Christmas in 2017. He sat in the hired car, muttering some expletives (which cannot be repeated here) as he tried to retune the car radio. The family busy placing an order for take-out supper near their rented apartment on the KZN North...

Outside The Frame

“Please don’t photograph my belly, it’s covered in stretch marks.” A young mum looked at me with big, lovely eyes as she pulled her t-shirt down. I had not noticed the stretch marks, to me they were barely visible. I photographed her holding her newborn son and...

What Does The Holy Spirit Do?

Everything we know about the Holy Spirit, we know from Scripture – and Scripture has a lot to say about the Holy Spirit, who He is and what He does.And what the Holy Spirit does is this: He makes us sons and daughters of God, gives us access to God in prayer, makes us...

How Do I Fit In

Psalm 139:13-14 You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. Somewhere inside each of us, we...

God Is Speaking

Can we possibly live a life devoid of hearing God’s voice? The shocking answer is yes. It’s like flying a sophisticated aeroplane blindly, without any directions from the control tower.It seems odd to say, but we have to intentionally ‘lean into’ this awareness to...

Bridges Of Hope

The late-afternoon sun streams across the valley and into the girls’ room making a beautifully warm sun-spot on the old parquet floor. Abigail sits on my lap and we cuddle for a bit while we chat. We so enjoy the warmth and the light of the sun which reminds me of the...

Turning Weakness Into Strength

I don't like feeling weak. The feeling of not having control over my circumstances leaves me feeling vulnerable. And I don't like this. Yet the theme of God's power working through the weakness of man runs throughout the Bible and especially in Paul's second letter to...

The Radical Middle

      Radical: “forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something” When people think of the word “radical” it is usually perceived as something negative, or a dramatic change, but the Latin origin refers to “having roots”. It...