Psalm 100: 1-2 : Juig tot eer van die Here, almal op aarde! Dien die Here met blydskap! Kom voor Hom met gejubel!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Helping one another....

"It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals."
Fred Allen
"Twee vaar beter as een.... as een val, kan die ander hom ophelp" - Prediker 4 vers 9-10 ... Lees gerus die hele stuk - MOOI!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lofprysing plaas God in die kollig (Ps 18:3 )

Hierdie is die mees basiese rede om God te prys: Hy is lof waardig. Die mees primitiewe betekenis van “halal “(die Hebeeuse word vir “loof met ‘n luide stem”) is “om te laat skyn”. So deur ons lofprysing plaas ons die kollig op ons God wat waardig is om geprys en verheerlik te word. Hoe meer ons Hom in die kollig plaas, hoe meer laat Hy ons skyn. Mediese navorsing wys op die waarde daarvan om ‘n mens in ‘n helderverligte kamer te sit om depressie te verlig. Hoeveel te meer sal lofprysing die lig van God laat skyn en ons sodoende help om die vreugde van die Here te ervaar.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wise words/ wyse woorde....

Prov 25:26 - Amplified Bible: "Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring is a righteous man who yields, falls down and compromises his integrity before the wicked". Spr 25:26 - "'n Fontein , 'n put waarvan die water vuil en stink geword het, so is 'n regverdige wat hom tot 'n val laat bring deur 'n goddelose".

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"You are unique... "

Read this on another blog (thanks Liza!) : "You are unique in all the world, rare, and without compare. The world awaits your insights. You are special.... Just like everybody else!" Somewhat synical - certainly not biblical....

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Other religions like Confucianism, Buddhism and Islam centre around a set of principles. At the centre of Christianity is not a set of principles, but a Person, Jesus Christ....

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Maturity of character...

(Continuation of the previous posting) - Patiently endure any waiting time - don't faint or grow weary or become exhausted : "..... endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity)and character of this sort produces the habit of joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation..."(Romans 5:4a; Amplified Bible).

I want what I want...

Don't fall for this lie of the devil: "I want what I want and I want it NOW!"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009



"Half a dozen men on their knees for 60 minutes waiting upon the Lord with the absolute conviction that they have no answer, that their human ideas and programmes are ineffective and bankrupt - they will accomplish more than 50 men around a table discussing problems for a whole year."
Alan Redpath

Some more info on the flowers at the top of the blog

The flowers at the top of the blog are Namaqualand daisies (Dimorphotheca sinuate). They are one of the loveliest garden plants. The striking orange flowers attract butterflies into the garden. Bees love this plant as they collect the nectar from the flowers. Namaqualand daisies will bring colour to the garden. They grow naturally in the winter rainfall areas of the country, usually in sandy places in Namaqualand and also in Namibia and are useful for rock gardens, dry banks and the front row of borders.

The desert-like area where they naturally grow, remind me of some favourite lines from Thomas Gray’s “Elegy written in a coutry churchyard”:

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

The flowers and bee on my blog...

Thank you, dear Liza, for beautifying my blog AND adding the bee to daisies... YOU are like that seemingly insignificant little insect, doing a most important job of pollinating flowers, without which there will be no seed, and no future flowers (as those who farm with sunflowers!)... May God bless you richly as you use your God-given talents to good use in His Kingdom!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Be like a river...

"He who believes in Me... out of his heart will flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38).

A river is victorious, persistent, going steadily on its course; it reaches places its source never knows. A river does not in itself benefit from its own water, but plants and other living creatures as well as man are benificiaries. Be like a river today!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pappa Cassie lees vir Willem Bybelstories


Today.... wrap a rainbow of joy in your heart, let the sun paint a smile on your face, remove all clouds of doubt and fears, and savor God's gift of a BEAUTIFUL day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dying to self...

1 Cor 10:16 : Am I willing to die, to be broken bread and poured out wine for Christ?
Before bread can be broken, the grain of wheat must be broken, kneaded, baked at high heat. Before the wine can be poured, it must be trodden, processed...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Unchanging God...

Let us rejoice in the knowledge:
“Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is (always) the same, yesterday, today, (yes) and forever (to the ages)”. (Heb 13:8, Ampl.)

Jesus Christus is gister en vandag dieselfde, en TOT IN EWIGHEID!!! Amen, ja amen daarop.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Keeping up with the Jones's?

The drudgery of life has been compared with a rat-race. Sometimes we talk about "keeping up with the Jones's" if one talks about competing with one's fellow men. God's word also has something to say about the matter:

Jer 12: 5: "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
12:1-6 When we are most in the dark concerning God's dispensations, we must keep up right thoughts of God, believing that he never did the least wrong to any of his creatures. When we find it hard to understand any of his dealings with us, or others, we must look to general truths as our first principles, and abide by them: the Lord is righteous. The God with whom we have to do, knows how our hearts are toward him. He knows both the guile of the hypocrite and the sincerity of the upright. Divine judgments would pull the wicked out of their pasture as sheep for the slaughter. This fruitful land was turned into barrenness for the wickedness of those that dwelt therein. The Lord reproved the prophet. The opposition of the men of Anathoth was not so formidable as what he must expect from the rulers of Judah. Our grief that there should be so much evil is often mixed with peevishness on account of the trials it occasions us. And in this our favoured day, and under our trifling difficulties, let us consider how we should behave, if called to sufferings like those of saints in former ages.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Finding rest...

I talked to somebody today, who works at an institution for people with addictions. I told him that most people's cravings are caused by a restlessness. I told him about the truth of this saying of St Augustine and how it can comfort people in their fight against addictions:

"Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

Jesus Christ can fulfill the emptiness, the void, that people are trying to fill up with all kinds of stuff : recognition, status, food, money, pain killers, etc.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Welkom aan enigeen wat hier lees! Ek is nog 'n beginner, maar nou ja - a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step - so here goes! Henrietta