67 Minutes of Generosity

So often I get caught up in the day to day of my own life, it is easy to loose sight of the greater need out there, especially when I am confronted with the immediate need of my own two little ones, who make it very apparent that they have a need with their voices and...

Tongues of fire

(A poem, I wrote at Pentecost in 2018, reflecting on both the ‘arrival’ of the Spirit for the disciples, recorded in Acts 2, and the ongoing work of the Spirit today.)  Tongues of fire A rushing wind, Tempest, Tumult, Peace. Fire!   Boughs break,...

Camp Kaleidoscope Day Event – 2 June 2018

At 06h30 on a freezing winter’s morning, I arrived to assist with the set up for the latest Camp Kaleidoscope event at Laerskool Rustenburg. Inez, Isabella and Joshua joined me later in the morning, after the kids morning nap time, so that we could support this event...

May Newsletter 2018

So, “how are we doing?” I hear you ask. We’re trying a new format for our newsletter this month. Instead of feedback on our family and projects within this post, we are going to provide links to posts that we have written to be ongoing feedback. Just...

Vision and mission

Reflexive thinking, the ability to think about our thinking, is one of the defining characteristics between ourselves and animals (one of the others being that no self respecting animal would spend nearly as much time on Facebook as so many of us seem to do). The...

Pentecost Prayers

(An excerpt from a Pentecost liturgy. I was deeply touched by the weight of these prayers. I hope that you will find praying them as meaningful as I did.)  Spirit of God, you are the breath of creation, the wind of change that blows through our lives; come now and...

Reflections on Lent 2018

Lent: why I failed miserably, and yet it seems I’m going to be ok. I was so pumped up for the Lent fast this year. It sounded like such an awesome adventure for us. Turns out it was more a great idea I’d had for others to do, and for me to write about. What a...

#glitz. #glamour. Gospel.

“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.” – Matthew 6:3,4a.  I have often wondered how Jesus stayed in touch with His financial supporters during his earthly...

Jesus works in a call centre

A callous disruption, shatters my peace. It is the inexcusable equivalent of A ‘person’ Standing before my desk – Obtrusive – intrusive – Shouting, “Speak to me now, speak to me now!”   Push the green button, Place speaker to my ear, “Hello?”  ...

Behold the empty tomb!

Easter Sunday 2018 Currently one of my favourite choruses for an Easter Sunday is this one: “See the stone is rolled away, Behold the empty tomb Hallelujah, God be praised He’s risen from the grave.” – Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker It puts into song the...