Category Archives: Family

“HOW DO I MAKE MY MARRIAGE LAST?”

A beautiful young lady, who is in the process of planning her wedding day, wrote and asked me the following question: “How do I make my marriage last?”  Her parents divorced when she was young and her dad subsequently married … Continue reading

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ONE OF THE MANY PERKS TO BEING A CHRISTIAN!

Being a part of the family of God is definitely one of the biggest perks to being a Christian! As a member of God’s family, one can travel anywhere in the world and be assured of meeting other members of … Continue reading

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WEEKENDS, MOTHER

A poem written by a teenager whose parents are divorced and who only sees her mother on weekends. Weekends, Mother I see you during the week But when the weekend comes – mother you are never here. Just because at … Continue reading

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PHOTO/PAINTING

  The picture on the left is a photograph.  The picture on the right is a painting done by Rachel Hurry.  Rachel posted it on Facebook with this caption: So today at college, I was tasked with painting a portrait … Continue reading

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WHAT LEGACY WILL YOU LEAVE BEHIND?

During this past week I was going through some slides that had been taken in the early 1960’s. One was of my mom and dad when they were living in Nigeria. They had gone out there, from South Africa, to … Continue reading

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HOW THE BOOK GOT IT’S NAME – ALL GOD’S STONES

Today I took a walk in the mountains and invited God to come along with me. There were some beautiful stones along the path and I thought of my youngest daughter who collects stones and rocks wherever she goes.  I … Continue reading

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STAND BY ME

For me this song embodies what the family of God is. If we are believers, we are not foreigners to each other.  We are all part of God’s family and with Christ as the cornerstone of our relationships we will … Continue reading

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THE SORROW OF CHRISTMAS (AND BROKEN MARRIAGES)

On Christmas day this year, whilst standing in church singing a carol, an overwhelming feeling of sorrow enveloped me and the tears started to stream down my face. No matter how hard I tried to stop crying, the tears still … Continue reading

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SAYING GOODBYE

  This morning we said goodbye to our eldest daughter.  She is spending the next four years at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein studying to be a nurse. Bloemfontein is 1 010 kilometers away from where we … Continue reading

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“TRUSTY”

“PRESERVING THE PAST SO THAT IT CAN BE ENJOYED IN THE FUTURE” Trusty came into our lives in 1995.  I still remember the day my husband came home and told me that, he and his brother, had bought a truck. … Continue reading

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