163. The One who promises.

One has to know what the essence of life is. To know is to be enabled to trust. One cannot trust anybody or anything. Life is difficult as it is.  Crime and fraud are lurking in the shadows waiting to strike at our weakest moment to rob and cheat.  Could we trust anybody in this universe that we…

151. Look… and see the mystery.

We live in a visual world these days. To children and adults alike, education and entertainment are visual, dramatic, dynamic and constantly improved.  In classrooms and boardrooms the new tech is used to make people understand and remember as well as stimulate creativity and initiative.  The days of dusty chalk on blackboards are long gone. Long,…

62. Surely it will come.

We are in the first days of a new year. Something new is such a delight. There is deep satisfaction in the idea of new. A clean start, a new beginning, something different and fresh, redesigned, renewed, restored – an inspiring thought. We have just relived the days of Christmas again. On that first Christmas…

20. New and newer – a complete makeover.

In the northern hemisphere spring is in the air. It seems like a fresh green mist covers the trees and bulging bulbs promise beauty and colour in expectation of the warmer days to come. Renewal is clear in the seasonal change. The season blooms in assurance of the promise of Genesis 8:22: While the earth…

13. Look – I have something new!

There is a thrill to it – something brand new. All over the world the people celebrate a new calendar year, simply a day like all others that starts with the usual daybreak and sunrise and ends with sunset and darkness. Still, it is different and marked by the date with which we count it….

Pebble 1: Note on Doubt

I will be away for a while and would like to have a short chat before I go. I will be back for our usual conversation by the end of the month. I marvel at the Bible stories that sometimes give the most astonishing details and other times just gloss over decades of history. No…