The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. – Job 42:12

Dear Reader, I was retrenched in 2018, which started a challenging season in my life. Cold and dark like winter, or hot and arid like the desert - it was a season of extreme despair and spiritual and emotional lows. Looking back today, it was also a time of learning that led to more wisdom … Continue reading The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. – Job 42:12

And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord ’s hand shortened? Now you shall see whether my word will come true for you or not. – Num.11.23 ESV

Dear Reader, God saved Israel from slavery in Egypt and led them into the desert, to remain there for 40 years! During this time He was with them. During the day as a cloud, over the tabernacle, and at night it had the appearance of fire. When the cloud lifted, the Israelites packed up and … Continue reading And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord ’s hand shortened? Now you shall see whether my word will come true for you or not. – Num.11.23 ESV

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13

Dear Reader, Hope is a fragile thing. It can be so easily shattered by hardship and sorrow. Things like retrenchment, loss of a loved one, depression, social isolation due to an unanticipated lockdown, or a loved one diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness. Life tends to always surprise you with an unforeseen curveball. A … Continue reading So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13

Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me. —Susan Polis Schutz

Dear Reader, I've cried a lot this week. It took me back to the time when I was sixteen and have been diagnosed with depression. With counselling and the right treatment, I've managed to crawl out of that dark hole. I've sworn to myself: "Never again!" A promise that I've always managed to keep so … Continue reading Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me. —Susan Polis Schutz

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. – Revelation 21:1

Dear Reader, When I was younger I did not think much about heaven, and what comes after we die. I was to busy living - or should I say making a life. Working! Working on my marriage. Working on my career. Working towards my dream of one day owning my own house. I was also … Continue reading Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. – Revelation 21:1

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds – James 1:2

Dear Reader, I love succulents! These hardy little plants that comes in all shapes, colours and sizes. They can survive with very little water and in the harshest conditions. And every one of them is truly unique. Growing and flowering in it's own special way. And often, the harsher the conditions, the prettier they will … Continue reading Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds – James 1:2