Tag Archives: Relationships

Is Western Society Headless?

I remember Ouma (Granny) Van Niekerk. She was old, very old to us; we were little kids then. I remember her demand for quiet on Sunday afternoons, and how proper we had to be in church. I remember her kindness, … 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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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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I was talking with a friend this morning about an upcoming four-day mission to a rural area, and our conversation got side-tracked, which is not unusual. But he said something which, if I was a cartoon figure, would have produced … Continue reading

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Lord of Love

I am the LORD, I am your God. Lo, I love you with all My heart. Let Me serve you, let Me wash you. With My body let Me feed you, let Me pour out My blood for you; take … Continue reading

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I love you

Three little words, to give voice to what fills and overflows from your heart. Three words to communicate a great abundance of caring, emotion, desire, closeness. Sometimes I think it’s a pity we aren’t telepathic. Then I come to my … Continue reading

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Speaking the truth in love

I was thinking this morning about the difference between being in a relationship with someone, and relating to someone outside of a relationship. I mean being in a love relationship, not simply a relative standing. A mother and child, for … Continue reading

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