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GOD DOES NOT CALL THE QUALIFIED, HE QUALIFIES THE CALLED

The author Henri Nouwen wrote:  “Over the years, I have come to realise that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection”. Self-rejection takes the form of that little voice in our heads that … Continue reading

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“IT SEEMED DEAD BUT I LOVED IT”

For Christmas last year we gave our daughter, Sarah, a Bonsai tree.  She was leaving for the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein in January to study nursing and wanted to take something with her that was ‘alive’. The two … 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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THE SEEDS WE PLANT

We need to be mindful of the seeds we plant in our children’s lives. Mary J. Blige, an international recording artist, once said that when she looks in the mirror, she sometimes sees the damaged soul of her past because … Continue reading

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BECOMING THE PERSON GOD CREATED US TO BE

One of the deepest desires of my heart is to have an intimate relationship with God.  I long to become the woman God created me to be, living my life in such a way that people see His light and … Continue reading

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MIXED MARRIAGES and God’s Family – (This was originally posted on ‘noelenesite’)

In Psalm 127 it says “children are a gift from the Lord – they are a blessing”.  In spiritual terms a gift means any endowment that comes through God’s grace. This means that each one of us started our lives as a … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD IS …………………..

The greatest gift you can give your child is a knowledge of God. There is no greater gift. In order to be able to give this gift to your child you, yourself, must first have a relationship with the living Lord. … Continue reading

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A WORK IN PROGRESS!

  Every person on this earth starts their lives as a blessing! In the Bible we read that “children are a gift from the Lord – they are a blessing” (Psalm 127)   Therefore we are all blessings. We are children of … Continue reading

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I REALLY NEED TO GET MY 12 YEAR OLD A CELL PHONE!

AND EVERY FAMILY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN NEED A MINI MOM! Our girls have a mini-mom.  Her name is Moyra.  She first came into our lives when our oldest daughter was four years old, our second daughter was two years old … Continue reading

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YOU CAN’T WANT ONLY HAPPINESS FOR YOUR CHILDREN!

I have a friend who is a Narrative Therapist and on a regular basis (when our children were younger) I would phone her up and cry “HELP”. One day, after listening to me rambling on she asked me “Noel, what do … Continue reading

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