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Devotionals

Loss for the sake of Christ

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, .... Philippians 3:7-8 THOUGHT: Paul had accomplished great things in his spiritual life before he became a…

My sheep hear my voice, and I…

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are…

Help people

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Proverbs 31:8 Thought Christians in every era are called to defend the rights of the weak, speak up for the disenfranchised, and protect the life of those who are vulnerable. This comprehensive call is the…

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Dink nuut oor jou lewe

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Jou denke bepaal hoe jy optree en daarom kan jy ingrypende verandering in jou lewe bring deur anders te begin dink. Dink nuut oor jou lewe is ’n lewensveranderende boek deur Stan Toler met praktiese stappe wat jy kan neem om sin in die lewe te vind, besluitneming te kan bestuur, en ook jou…

The God I have come to know

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So many people try to place God in a little box of what they think He should be like. In The God I Have Come to Know Dr Arnold Mol offers new insights and fascinating perspectives on the God of the Bible.Each chapter deals with a specific topic, including:God’s SovereigntyGod’s GraceGod’s…

Die lewe ná die dood

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Die hiernamaals ... Miljoene mense wonder en lees oor wat gebeur ná die lewe op aarde. Hank Hanegraaff word beskou as een van die voorste teologiese denkers van die 21ste eeu. In Die lewe ná die dood verduidelik hy die verband tussen ons fisiese lewe op aarde en ons ewige toekoms. Die boek is in…

Inspirational Stories

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A decision I…

Gretchen Alexander is sightless. But she refuses to allow her blindness to limit her life activities. She enjoys archery, golf, softball, sailing and water-skiing, as well as a…
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The contact…

Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she…
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"Obituary -…

Our church was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else…

The Woman on the Curb

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One night in 1976 I was driving home from work after a very long day around eleven p.m.…

Die graf is leeg

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Die nege-jarige Philip het Downes sindroom gehad. Die kinders by die Sondagskool het hom…

I've messed up

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Editors have a difficult job as is evident from these mishaps: ~ IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you…

The best is yet to come

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I first used the following story (author unknown) in a Thought For The Day message…

Needless Worry

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A story worth dusting off is about a man who bragged: "I only worry about two things -…

Turn The Paper Sideways

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Sometimes I need to approach a persistent problem with a new way of thinking. The Spanish…

Afrikaanse Artikels

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A Modern…

The treasurer of a congregation resigned. The church asked another to take his position, a man who managed the local grain elevator. He agreed under two conditions: 1. That no…
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Hearing God's…

"Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord: The word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him." (1 Samuel 3:7) Samuel was born to Hannah, a woman who had a deep commitment to God.…
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Not knowing

My daughter approached me with questions about the invisibility of God. She wanted to…
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'n Dag op 'n slag

Max Lucado sê: "Bekommernis doen dieselfde aan vreugde as wat 'n stofsuier aan stof doen.…
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Hoe om op te staan wanneer die lewe jou onderkry (1)

Ons almal voel een of ander tyd in ons lewe bedruk. God se Woord wys egter aan ons hoe…
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He'll Make Up for Lost Years

Victoria and I were at a book signing in another city a couple of years ago, and there…
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Can You Give a Push?

A man is in bed with his wife when there is knocking on the door. He rolls over and looks…

Artikels deur Johann de Jager

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Live up to your challenges

I was following Britain's Got Talent on the internet after seeing Susan Boyle's performance on YouTube. You would probably know her name by now as she made headlines all over the world and also registered 175 million hits on YouTube. Although her…
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Volg Hom

‘n Interressante feit uit ons wildrit was dat blesbokke nie wei met hulle koppe in die rigting van die son nie. Daar is ‘n vlieg wat in hulle neuse kan kom, eiertjies kan lê, wat die bokke nie teen die mure uitdryf nie, maar hulle die bosse kan…
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Biltong en blomme

Die Here wys vir my vanoggend 'n biltong kas. Vars en uitgesoekte snitte vleis word daar opgehang net om dag vir dag uit te droog en uiteindelik versnipper en geëet te word. Dit is hoe dit gaan in sommige kerke. Omrede die predikante, pastore,…
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"Who am I?"

Ek het geen idee nie. Hoekom die man nie eerder in sy ID boekie kyk nie, of dalk eerder vir sy vrou vra "who he is" nie, sal ek nie weet nie. Een ding is verseker, ek sal nie my motor se nommerplaat (soos syne) laat druk met dié woorde op nie. Wel,…
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Die nuwe kerk

Op ‘n pad wat ons gereeld ry is daar ‘n kerk wat tans besig is om vir hulle gebou op te rig. By tye lyk dit of die bouwerk lank stilstaan, ander kere sien mens sommer in ‘n week hoe hulle gevorder het. Ek vermoed die gemeente is dalk besig om dit…
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Weg van minste weerstand

Soms kies ons die weg van minste weerstand vir probleme op ons lewenspad. Dit lyk of dit te moeilik is probleme om uit die weg te ruim en dan, wanneer ons terugkyk na die resultate van ons besluite is dit soms skrikwekkend om te sien watter besluite…

Humor

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SIDNK, For granted,…

"SIDNK" During the Air Force Academy's basic cadet training, the new cadets, known as doolies, go through a ten-day encampment outdoors. Prior to being served in the chow tent,…
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Humor 11/03/13

Church money A small boy stunned his parents after church one Sunday when he began to empty his pockets of nickels, dimes, and quarters. Finally his mother asked the obvious…
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The Sermon, The…

I Liked The Sermon, But... A family asked a preacher to come to their home for dinner after church. The child of that family was quite precocious. To encourage conversation the…

Humor 06/05/13

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Carpet Tacks A guy was driving on the highway when a box dropped from the truck in front…

Lost watch, What started the fire, Violin pratice

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Lost watch I was addressing some mail when I noticed that my card file of frequently used…

Forgotten inside, Patio Problem, Rabbit games

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Forgotten inside The surgeon told his patient who woke up after having been operated:…

Humor 07/06/13

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It support New computer owner to Tech Support: "It says to hit any key but when I do that…

Humor 15/03/13

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Meat Scare This whole horse meat thing is getting out of hand....I just heard that…

Clever waiter / What kind of soup? / Weddings

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Clever waiter A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked that…

"More, More Church Bulletin Bloopers"

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The youth group has raised almost $500 for drug abuse. "Correction: The following typo…

Punishment necessary? / Good Maths / Feeding the penguins

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Punishment necessary? Pupil: Would you punish someone for something that they didn't do?…

There you have it / "You've Been Promoted / The Farmer

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There you have it It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Johnny…

Peter Howe (A Novel and Testimony)

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The Target takes snippets and highlighted events from the Howe family's lives. Following a time line, it illustrates the challenges, trials and tragedies they faced, including the death of their two sons. This book gives a commentary of how the earthly and heavenly realms affect each other.Peter however, weaves Christian fiction into the different aspects of his own true personal journey.

Their faith developed and grew throughout all the tragedies they experienced, and blossomed into the life they now live serving God and ministering to others.

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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Lê jou daarop toe om jou tot beskikking van God te stel as 'n arbeider wat die goedkeuring van God wegdra, 'n arbeider wat hom vir sy werk nie hoef te skaam nie, wat die woord van die waarheid suiwer verkondig. (2 Timoteus 2:15 Afr83)

JESAJA 59:1

Die arm van die Here is nie te kort om te help nie en sy oor is nie te doof om te hoor nie. JESAJA 59:1

Inspirational Quote

Inspirational Quote

"The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home." St. Augustine of Hippo

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"Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist. We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen, will be made evident to others from the love which he imparts to us." — Sadhu Sundar Singh

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

Ottors sleep while holding hands (paws)

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You cannot think of an English word to rhyme with the word “month” because there isn’t one.

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Humor Quotes

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On your birthday, send a thank you card to your mom.

Valentines day

If it is not Valentines day and you see a man in a flower shop, you can probably start up a conversation by asking, 'What did you do?'