220.  Pebbles for the footpaths

Stones, rocks and pebbles speak to me. They always have.  I  had collections of rocks and pebbles that adorned my shelves where other people would place a souvenir or ornament.  I read about the significance of Joshua’s altar on the banks of the Jordan with river stones from the middle of the river that looked and felt different…

219. The Power of a woman

The voices of women are everywhere – loud and clear and powerful.  The debate on women’s rights and equality is heated and on-going.  Modern society has forcefully expanded the rights of women, even to the point of choosing to be a man.  Personally I had never wished to be a man, but I  have had the privilege to grow…

218. Giants and their giant-ness

The story of David and the giant is one of the most dramatic faith stories of the Bible.  Even people who do not know the Bible, know about David and Goliath.  Maybe they do not even understand half the story, but they know about the little guy and the giant. After his anointing as the new king…

217. Suddenly…quickly…now

Something we all had to learn over the last two “virus”-years, is patience.  I am sure that everybody thought that by the start of 2022 we would be putting everyday statistics of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths behind us.  Things are dragging on, although there is much hope to finally rid our world of this unprecedented contamination.  Things…

216. The way of the wise

Every so often it is difficult to choose from a wide variety.  The scope of the subject, which we study, is so great that millions of people use the internet to minister and lecture on a scale previously not even imagined.  Every message should be weighed and judged to discern the truth of the content.   It is so…

215.   Deck the halls

By this time of the year, we are all thinking about Christmas and maybe even looking forward to the lovely peaceful time after Christmas when the year breathes for a while and then gear up to start with a bang.  Hopefully some work and some responsibilities can be parked and paused for a while to reflect…

214.  Swing the atmosphere

It is the end of November – again!  The year called 2021 is gearing up for that usual spectacular Christian feast – Christmas.  It happens in the usual ways – lights, balls, bells, shopping the sales and herding the family.   We are tugged and tossed by the fast passage of time – unrelenting and rigidly just –…

213. The cry of the pagan

Another year is on a relentless sprint towards December.  Father Time, usually depicted as an elderly man with an hourglass and scythe, is a very  fit being indeed – no slowing down. He seems not to be affected by the virus at all.  The countries of the world, on the other hand, seem to ride some wave, higher or…

212. A crooked and perverse generation

The Bible has it all.  A signpost in the dark, shining bright light over every obscure and uncertain path of life.  It is and was the same in every generation of the existence of mankind.  A book that grew out of the mysteries of ancient history; a time where only the archeologists can be consulted.   It consists of…

211. The Rock of Revelation

One is allowed back in church again.  If there are some restrictions regarding the virus, there is at least hope that it will end soon.  Things feel a bit more normal.  We have been plucked out of our normality in a cruel and extreme way.  In the beginning of virus-politics and virus-regulations  one often heard about a “new normal”.  I wonder…