I first felt the presence of God when I was five-teen. It came to me in the middle of the night after I had woken from a nightmare and had begun to pray. The nightmare had left me feeling dark, cold and anxious, but the presence of Jesus made me feel light, warm and [...]

By |2019-09-25T14:23:01-04:00September 28th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on IN DARKNESS, ABSENCE, OR DROUGHT

In the Storm

On this Thursday afternoon, I watch as not one, not two, but three hurricanes make their course along the Atlantic basin, gaining violent momentum propelled by forces in the atmosphere. First Harvey, now Irma, Jose and Katia. I can’t imagine what people are feeling as they brace for what may come. Cities along the Gulf [...]

By |2019-09-25T14:23:25-04:00September 7th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on In the Storm

Embracing Failure

At a particularly low point in my life, I discovered that I couldn’t spell the word failure. I wrote it out a few times in my journal. Faliure Faliure Faliure Frustrated, I gave up and went to bed, realizing the next morning my obvious mistake of swapping the “l” and the “i” around. Now I [...]

By |2019-09-25T14:23:41-04:00August 29th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Embracing Failure

Not Waving but Drowning

I remember, a few years ago, attending a funeral for a mother of a friend who had taken her own life. The call came on an ordinary South African summer afternoon when I was sitting in the office at my computer. Even though it was a hot day, the news made me cold to the [...]

By |2019-09-25T14:24:11-04:00August 22nd, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Not Waving but Drowning

Have we Forgotten to Listen?

“Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” – James 1 v 19-20. Look no further than the events of the past week in the United States of America, and you can see that we live in a [...]

By |2019-09-25T14:24:25-04:00August 17th, 2017|DEVOTIONALS|Comments Off on Have we Forgotten to Listen?
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