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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Hooglied 2:11 - 12: Want kyk, die winter is verby, die reëntyd is oor, dit het verbygegaan.
Die bloeisels word gesien in die land, die sangtyd het aangebreek, en die tortelduif laat sy stem hoor in ons land.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oscar Pistorius, Blade Runner, my hero!

Oscar Pistorius, my hero, qualified for today’s 400m semifinals and made me proud to be South African.

Oscar, you go man, GO!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Understanding Rick Warren’s purpose driven movement

Ek het onlangs ‘n DVD gelees waarop Bob DeWaay kortliks vertel oor ‘n boek waarin hy Rick Warren se purpose driven movement kritiseer. Die titel van DeWaay se boek/DVD is:

Redefining Christianity – understanding the purpose driven movement (lees hier en lees ook ASSEBLIEF die kommentare!):

Hier is ‘n klein stukkie kommentaar uit ‘n baie lang stuk:
“As Pastor DeWaay articulately states, Warren adeptly redefines Christianity around the PDL model of giving people what they want and downplaying most teaching, doctrine, and end-times prophecy. Warren does this largely through the use of multiple bible translations, relying heavily on paraphrases that too often subtly raise the importance and power of man over the sovereignty and holiness of God. Especially strong is DeWaay's documentation of how the Warren church model emphasizes evangelism rather than discipleship. This philosophy is best seen in that the desires of the unsaved are paramount and drive the content and format in the seeker-sensitive church. DeWaay however proves that the early church in the Book of Acts and the epistles were primarily for believers. Unbelievers were welcome but the church meetings were to focus on the needs and development of the believers (Hebrews 10:25 and I Cor 14:23), not the fleshly wants of unbelievers.”

Nog ‘n stukkie uit die kommentaar:
“In summary, America doesn't need "Purpose-Driven Life" or 75 percent of the junk that litters the shelves of Christian bookstores. America needs preachers like Bob DeWaay and the gospel preaching described in his outstanding book to reach a hurting world in need of hope and redemption. We need heartfelt worship in our services and songs without the need for earplugs that teach deep biblical truth while conveying God's holiness, majesty and sovereignty to a skeptical world. That's what will reach the world for Christ and address the Great Commission.”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Give people a glimpse of the Living God!

Do everything readily and cheerfully-no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Phil 2:14,15
(The Message)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You are blessed to be a blessing!

Whatever we get from God, is not purely for our personal enjoyment. He blesses us to make us a blessing. We get more blessing when we use more blessing. We should be spiritual water-mains, not just a full bucket. Have a blessed day. REINHARD BONNKE

Motherhood ... continued

I want her to know that however decisive she may be at the office, she will second-guess herself constantly as a mother. Looking at my attractive friend, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but will never feel the same about herself. That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give it up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not so much to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish his.

I want her to know that a caesarean scar or stretch marks will become badges of honour.

My friend's relationship with her husband will change, but not in the ways she thinks. I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is always careful to powder the baby or who never hesitates to play with his son. I think she should know that she will fall in love with her husband again for reasons she would never have imagined.

I wish my modern friend could sense the bond she will feel with other women throughout history who have tried desperately to stop war and prejudice and drunk driving.

I want to describe to my friend the exhilaration of seeing your son learn to hit a baseball. I want to capture for her the laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog for the first time. I want her to taste the joy that is so real that it hurts.

My friend's quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes.

"You'll never regret it," I say finally.

by Dale Hanson Bourke

Motherhood ... continued

"I know," she says. "No more sleeping in on Saturdays, no more spontaneous vacations..."

But that is not what I mean at all.

I look at my friend, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes. I want to tell her that the physical wounds of childbirth heal, but that becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will be forever vulnerable.

I consider warning her that she will never read a newspaper again without asking "What if that had been my child?" That every plane crash, every fire will haunt her. That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will look at the mothers and wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die.

I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think she should know that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will immediately reduce her to the primitive level. That a slightly urgent call of "Mom!" will cause her to drop her best crystal without a moment's hesitation.

I feel I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood. She might successfully arrange for child care, but one day she will be waiting to go into an important business meeting, and she will think about her baby's sweet smell. She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure he is all right.

I want my friend to know that everyday routine decisions will no longer be routine. That a visit to Mc Donald's and a five year old boy's desire to go to the men's room rather than the women's room will become a major dilemma. That right there, in the midst of clattering trays and screaming children, issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect that danger may be lurking in the rest room.(Read on)


(by Dale Hanson Bourke)

Time is running out for my friend.

We are sitting at lunch when she casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family." What she means is that her
biological clock has begun its countdown and she is considering the prospect of motherhood.

"We're taking a survey," she says, half jokingly. "Do you think I should have a baby?"

"It will change your life," I say carefully (read on)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

life ... Men walk with death in their eyes ....

Bruce Springsteen song:

Factory - Album
Early in the morning factory whistle blows,
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes,
Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning light,
It’s the working, the working, just the working life.

Through the mansions of fear, through the mansions of pain,
I see my daddy walking through them factory gates in the rain,
Factory takes his hearing, factory gives him life,
The working, the working, just the working life.

End of the day, factory whistle cries,
Men walk through these gates
with death in their eyes.
And you just better believe, boy,
somebody’s gonna get hurt tonight,
It’s the working, the working, just the working life.

The 3 "R's" of God's Plan

..... the Messiah is Risen, Reigning, and Returning soon!!

Read more here:
O JEHOVAH, our JEHOVAH, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8:9).
King David said: JEHOVAH saith unto my JEHOVAH, Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
(Psalm 110:1).

Speak blessings over your family

Psalm 5:12
12For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Read more here:

Speak blessings over your family

Psalm 5:12
12For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

Read more here:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Opgestaan, Ferdie Mulder, resensie deel 6

Lees hier:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

How important is what we sing in church?

Read here and think about what you sing while worshipping:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

God can get tiny . . . .

God can get tiny, if we’re not careful. I’m certain we all have an image of God that becomes the touchstone, the controlling principle, to which we return when we stray. Father Gregory Boyle, writer of “Tattoos on the heart” . Read here:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Met dié woorde, dan kom jy by my nuutste plasings uit!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

UNCERTAINTY of riches . . .

English: Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy... (1 Tim 6:17)

Afrikaans: Beveel die rykes in die teenwoordige wêreld om nie hoogmoedig te wees nie en ook nie hulle hoop te stel op die onsekerheid van die rykdom nie, maar op die lewende God wat ons alles ryklik verleen om te geniet... (1 Tim 6:17)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ahhh - Wisdom!

Pro 3:18 She (wisdom) is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ferdie Mulder se boek OPGESTAAN, resensie deel 4

Ds. Slabbert le Cornu: Boekbespreking nr 4 van Ferdie Mulder se boek, OPGESTAAN, hier (met kritiese kyk na Tukkie-dosente):

Ferdie Mulder se boek OPGESTAAN, resensie deel 4

Ds. Slabbert le Cornu: Boekbespreking nr 4 van Ferdie Mulder se boek, OPGESTAAN, hier (met kritiese kyk na Tukkie-dosente):