155. Binding bonds in your brain.

The world around us is made up of contracts. Formal and informal agreements rule our daily life.  Even friendship is an informal contract.  One does not go to a lawyer to draw up the terms of friendship, but certain silent conditions apply to the relationship we call friendship. Loyalty, love, support in difficult times, general back up…

154. Miracles – inside and out.

We cannot help but feeling powerless when we talk about miracles.  It is a mysterious realm outside our control.  We have no authority to command the exceptional. We are, in a sense, “prisoners” of the laws of nature and the ordinary scheme of things.  We cannot “break out” and fix things in an extraordinary and uncommon…

116. Getting healed – the package deal.

  The human body is a wonderful thing. We are aware of our own bodies since the day we are born. Providing for the body is the main concern of parents of a new born. Getting a baby clothed and fed, changed and bathed are the most important care activities of the day. Slowly it…

By the way…words of life.

Dear Pebble pals, I would like to share something very personal with you. I would like you to think about the following. We will continue our study of the Gospel of John next week. We are in the midst of the most important weekend of the Christian calendar. For years I have asked the Lord…

106. Little is much…abundance.

We so love the success stories of this world – the rags to riches type of thing. Ordinary people becoming rich and famous, commoners marrying royalty to live the fairytale life so many yearn for. Dreams of big money, luxury lives and desirable possessions drive the mad rush towards achievement, life at the top and…

104. An old, old story for the new year.

Let us go back. To our birth? No further back. To the time of our forefathers? Even further back. Well okay, to the time of Jesus on the earth because we are studying the book of John. No, wrong again. Let us go back to the beginning. The beginning of what? The beginning of everything….

103. Time for a party – of course!

  The whole world throws a party! It is New Year. If one would like to sit glued to the television you can observe the celebration by fireworks in the various time zones, countdown upon countdown. Lots of bottle popping, elegant parties, drunken parties, dance parties, dress up parties and a public holiday to pick…

102. Have yourself a miracle – it is time.

Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work Among this people, A marvelous work and a wonder. (Isaiah 29:14) The festive days are now much closer. We need to do some things – pack to travel, prepare for guests, shop the fridge full, pick up the turkey or whatever your fare may comprise. Christmas is…

92. Wine, wedding and song.

This title rings a bell, doesn’t it? Yes, you are right of course. It is not correct. The title of the beautiful waltz written by Johann Strauss junior in Vienna many years ago in 1869 is: Wine, women and song. Well, both titles are an accurate description of one of the oldest events we still…

25. It’s not easy – let’s do this.

Life is hard, unfair and sometimes overwhelming. Do not be discouraged. Be strong and very brave says the Lord to Joshua before Jericho and the Jordan in flood. [Joshua1] You can do it, even if it looks impossible. God calls us to greater works and impossible tasks. John 14:12: “Most assuredly, I say to you,…