"We love because He first loved us" 1 Jn 4:19

Posts from October 2013

Guidance and the Voice of God

My mother often quoted an old Dutch saying to us whenever we as children got a little carried away.  She would say, “Just act normal, that’s already weird enough!” That saying came to mind this past week when I was again confronted with the story of someone who seemed to think he had a direct […]

Intelligent Trees?

Something struck me the other day about the theory of evolution… something I had never really thought much about before.  For me it was one of those “Aha!” moments.  It came about while I was reading a copy of the Australian Geographic. To explain what happened I need to digress a moment and say something […]

Keeping God in your back pocket?

Last Thursday morning as I led the teachers at Glenvale Christian School for devotions our focus was the first letter of John.  It”s a lovely letter in which one of the major themes is love.  Twice John tells us that God is love.  All our love for God and for others stems from the love […]

Would you go?

This week I asked someone, “Imagine that same sex ‘marriage’ was approved in Australia and a workmate invited you to his ‘same-sex marriage ceremony’, would you attend?” I asked that question because recently in the US a past President, the older George Bush and his wife, Barbara, attended the ‘marriage’ of two women.  He was […]