Category Archives: Forgiveness

LOVE KNOTS

I was paging through a book the other day and this sentence caught my attention “God is closer to sinners than saints”.  The thought crossed my mind that it was a good thing as I doubt very much whether I … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on reaching rock bottom…

There is something quite liberating about reaching rock bottom. You cannot fall any further. This thought struck me as I was sitting in church yesterday morning.  When we reach rock bottom, when we find ourselves constantly repeating – “I can’t … Continue reading

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STOP REJECTING YOURSELF…

“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection”  –  Henri Nouwen When will you start believing and acknowledging the fact that because of the Cross you have no … Continue reading

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LOVE WEARS STEEL TOE CAP BOOTS

My mother’s parents were married for sixty-five years. They were Afrikaans so we addressed them as Oupa and Ouma. Up until the day my Oupa died they still held hands and had lively conversations with each other. Before my Oupa retired, … Continue reading

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‘STOP & DROP’ SAGA CONTINUES…

With reference to my blog of yesterday  https://noelene2014.com/2015/06/04/stop-drop/  This morning we arrived at the ‘STOP & DROP’ zone to find a car parked in the middle of two parking spaces which meant that one could not park at the back or … Continue reading

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‘STOP & DROP’

Sometimes the words of my mouth and my behaviour  are totally incompatible! This fact was highlighted, yet again, this morning.  We have three daughters, ranging in ages from thirteen to nineteen, therefore this is my thirteenth consecutive year at the … Continue reading

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BLOGGING FOR A GOOD BOOK – COLOURS OF AFRICA

COLOURS OF AFRICA, The Alexa Kirsten story by  Debra Hunter “From a land marred by violence comes a powerful story of hope and forgiveness.  In 2005, South African artist Alexa Kirsten ran to help a neighbor during a home break-in.  … Continue reading

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A COMPLAINT AGAINST THE BIBLICAL PAUL!

I have never really been very fond of  the Biblical Paul.  I have always thought of him as being a bit conceited and a tad chauvinistic towards women! He once actually said these very words: Women should remain silent in … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE AS A WITHERED BONSAI TREE – a new understanding of Jeremiah 29:11

Due to neglect and forgetfulness this Bonsai tree went from the above to this: And it’s life was almost brought to an abrupt end! 1 Timothy 4:14 states Don’t neglect the gift that is in you and Matthew 22:37 says Love the Lord … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY NUMBER THREE!

  There have only been two major “epiphany” moments in my life – two times when I have literally been stopped in my tracks and have had to re-evaluate the way I think and behave and the consequences of those … Continue reading

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