A Derecho and a Haboob

It was quite a week….. Last week Friday we picked ourselves off the floor and asked “What happened?” The story began on Wednesday May 11. We were tracking a storm on our storm tracking app. It had come up from Nebraska and promised high winds, thunder and hail. I had a Bible study at the […]

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Godly Governance

“…the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves.” (Luke 22:26). This week South Africans had a national holiday to remind its citizens about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for a democratic system of governance. Democracy is understood to be a fragile gift, won at great cost. […]

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It is Cold

The trucks around me had their engines running – with nobody inside of them. I had parked outside of the local store where we usually do our shopping. I was dashing in for a moment to collect some necessary essentials:  soup for supper (because it is cold); and ice cream for supper (because cold ice […]

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Remembering our History

Every time your feet touch our Mother Earth Our souls will feel the pull of those Who have walked before us (William WindWalker)   “Vasco da Gama discovered South Africa”. I remember my history teacher teaching me that the Portuguese mariners sailed around Africa and were the first to discover my home city of Cape […]

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Giving Thanks

Rev 19:5  And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” 6  Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, […]

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“To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable” Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936)