Many of us are crippled from birth. The backbone of our standard for living comes fused into unyielding rules and regulations. We are rigid in our determination to control life’s course and outcome. We have this need to scrutinise every little detail of life, through a magnifying glass. We are so sure, for example, how … Read more
Dorothy Patterson The Jewish people held Song of Songs in high esteem and considered it among their holiest books. This book honours conjugal love, including it’s most romantic expressions. One finds there a theology of sexuality, which, as designed by God, offers unfailing beauty and incomparable worth. The Creator designed this most intimate union to … Read more
Either, before or after you read this current post…… For those who didn’t read the previous post about Janine and her journey can click on this link and it will take you straight there ……. http://debras-daily-dialogue.com/2011/08/15/576/ Janine and her hubby Brett A while ago, I featured a guest post on a friend, Janine Robinson and … Read more
I read this poem today, and it touched me and I thought I would share it with everyone else to enjoy as well! Six humans trapped by happenstance In black and bitter cold. Each one possessed a stick of wood, Or so the story’s told. Their dying fire in need of logs, … Read more
The great artists keep us from frozenness, from smugness, from thinking that the truth is in us, rather than in God, in Christ our Lord. They help us to know that we are often closer to God in our doubts than in our certainties, that it is all right to be like a small child who … Read more
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (©1984) but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. I would like to share this amazing video that was sent to me today ….. click on the … Read more
Never come into conflict with anyone’s personality traits, but harmonise personality traits. Even if someone else causes a disturbance, just remain silent. You must not create any complications, but instead give them the co-operation of peace.
Ball of Life Tread lightly upon this earth, seeing, understanding but never imposing. Thoughtful, independent, be gracious in victory and defeat. Free of possessiveness, so ease of mind sweetens relationships. Like the scent of a rose the untroubled spirit imparts a lasting fragrance.
I don’t mind getting old! Do you? As we age, we are ‘One Day Nearer to Home!’. That idea thrills me!! I can understand why people ‘who have nothing much to look forward to’ try frantically and futilely to hang on to their past-youth. Some, get a face-lift, plaster their makeup on ever more thickly, … Read more
Just a reminder today that good husbands are a rare ‘commodity’ (yes, I use the word commodity) I love mine! I have decided to paint the inside of our home. Hubby has said he doesn’t mind what the colours are – I have ‘carte blanche’. Now, what woman can resist an opportunity like this? … Read more
A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his preacher’s visit, the man welcomed him, led … Read more
“You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” -Barbara Sher
Worry wastes time. Worry cannot produce good fruit – the only fruit we reap from it is more worry. It can become a way of life. We worry whether someone will like us We worry if we will do a job well We worry if we can pay our bills each month We … Read more
Anthony & I with Derick Derbyshire Look how young we look I can’t believe that I have been with Anthony since 1998. Goodness me but the years have flown by. To be honest, ours has been a pretty rocky up and down relationship. Anything and everything that can go wrong in a relationship, happened to … Read more
Photo source: Ina Blignaut Barnard – Facebook God has a perfect plan for our lives however, He never reveals it to us all at once. Just step by step He wants to teach us to walk by Faith and not by Sight.
Mark 5: 25-34 This speaks of a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had seen many doctors but none were able to make her well. And, while she spent all her money seeking a cure, her condition only grew worse. Then she heard about Jesus and believed that if she could get … Read more
The ability to enjoy one’s own company is one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. Learning to turn my thoughts away from all my responsibilities at the day’s end and take my mind into a state of peace and benevolence enables me to carry greater and greater loads without feeling the burden. When … Read more
When in High School, a campus life leader commented that before our group graduated, quite likely that one of our classmates would die. Death is that near, he said. Even young people die. His prediction was wrong! None of my high school classmates died. But a few years later, on one day, in the instant … Read more
The Four Season’s depicted in One Image ‘Embrace Change’ When you are aware and accept that everything around you is constantly changing, and that you have no control over 99.99% of it, you are able to embrace change like a close friend! Change is a like a river, constantly flowing and moving things around. The … Read more