August 26, 2013

Courage Grows Strong from a Wound

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I wrote this several months ago but never posted. Today it came to mind again so here we go… Virescit vulnere virtus (courage grows strong at a wound) this is the motto on our family crest a war cry from long ago reminding my people of a truth woven into our identity (an upside down […]

June 3, 2013

Making note of maturity?

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With our children, it can be difficult to see maturity taking place. First, because we are aware of all the times we see the LACK. So often, I expect more (my issue, to be dealt with). Sadly, these times tend to remain in our memories more strongly than acts and attitudes of maturity. Second, maturity […]

February 12, 2013

Observing Lent 2013

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This year, I am committing to prayerfully write each day during this season of Lent (the time leading up to Easter). For many, Lent is characterized primarily by FASTING. This is appropriate, as this discipline is helpful for intentional soul-searching and repentance – clearing out more/new space for God to operate in our life. For […]

October 24, 2012

Mid-trip update

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A few reflections upon the mid-way point of my trip around the USA, following Jesus and seeing what God just may do at any particular moment (in no particular order): 1. Being away from home has given me the time, space, and distance to see the things I love the most about life and ministry […]

October 3, 2012

The Fear of the Lord Tour – USA 2012

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There is this feeling inside me about my upcoming trip to USA. The best way I can describe it is to use a somewhat enigmatic but I believe powerful phrase from the Bible – “the Fear of the Lord.” I gave a talk on this not too long ago, so will spare you the sermon […]

September 24, 2012

Iain’s ballet debut

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Iain started ballet a few months ago and has really taken to it. He and Mairin were both in their dance school’s production of Beauty and the Beast. Iain played Chip the Teacup in half the productions and Le Fou (Gaston’s sidekick) in the others. We all preferred the role of Le Fou as it […]

September 13, 2012

power flowing through me

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Today I led a retreat for a ministry leaders cluster from a local church. You know what, I LOVE doing this sort of thing! Talking with the point person before to get a feel for what they want from the day. Praying and asking God for ideas. Planning. Praying. Waking up in the morning excited, […]

May 15, 2012

Happy Anniversary Melissa

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I love the way you can make something from nothing, a meal, a container, a family because you see the real possibilities for us. I love your warmth- not showy or dramatic, but comforting, genuine, and always when needed (and its needed quite often) I love that you can’t sit still- you are a woman […]

March 6, 2012

my firstborn (a post from Melissa)

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Two weeks ago, Arthur started Grade 8- the first year of high school, in South Africa.  A significant moment in the heart of a mother, releasing her child another step out into the world.  I am so proud of my son!  Arthur continues to amaze me with his ability to enter into new activities and […]

February 19, 2012

Dead Silence or Pregnant Pause?

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If you are ever responsible for running meetings, group discussion, or prayer times OR if you ever take part in times like this, you have undoubtedly found times when there is silence. During one such occasion recently, I was reflecting on the difference between Dead Silence and a Pregnant Pause… Dead Silence Pregnant Pause It […]


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