Tag Archives: Discipleship


This is not one of my considered posts. Seminary’s out for the summer, and I’m going home later today. My phone rang at 02:05 this morning. It was over on the desk. “No one I know would be so inconsiderate,” … Continue reading

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O LORD, our servant

“Jesus is Lord!”, proclaim preachers and T-shirts, bumper stickers and wall plaques. “Give your life to Jesus”, calls the pastor, “and you will find that His yoke is easy, and His burden light. Make Jesus Lord of your life, and … Continue reading

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Playing the grace card

All too often these days people – especially in South Africa – will “play the race card”. A judge, perhaps, is caught driving while drunk. Ah, no, he claims, he was never drunk. It was the white traffic officer who … Continue reading

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Considering Others

Philippians 2:1-3 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, [then] complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full … Continue reading

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Forget the Rules

Originally posted on Twirling Girl:
Stop trying so hard to follow all the “rules.” You can’t do it anyway. You aren’t made to be able, by sheer force of will, to do what is right. Stop beating yourself up for…

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Nearer my God, to Thee

I do love the wonderful words of the old hymns, which, alas, we are slowly losing. Language use is changing, has already changed, so that many of us are no longer able to relate to the message and the passion … Continue reading

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If you’re thirsty, drink water!

What do you usually drink when you’re thirsty? Maybe it is water – but the chances are, these days, it’s bottled, not what comes out of the tap. Assuming, that is, that you have piped water. I wrote an exam … Continue reading

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