Free & Delivered

Originally posted on Back To Being Sara :
Do you believe in such a thing called “perfect timing”? I sure do. I mean, think about it. If everything was coincidental or happened by “fluke” then what would be the point to anything? We could pretend there is no such thing as God’s perfect will, but then all…

The Best Response to Cruelty Is Kindness

For various reasons, some people go through life thinking they benefit from the damage other people suffer, and so it makes them happy to think about it and even cause it. The best way to respond to these people is to teach them a lesson in kindness. This is the proper method of action and respect. The […]

of witches and madeleines

Originally posted on tangerine drawings:
I wrote about madeleines and Hansel and Gretel and Chihiro and Cheburashka, and the witches in the background, in a story for Longreads. Above is a draft of one of the illustrations, one of my favourites. On the recommendation of a friend, I have also been listening to a series…

Waarom gebeur slegte dinge?

Nà sanger Jan de Wet se ernstige motorongeluk in Namibië het hy met die vraag geworstel waarom God dit nie verhoed het nie. Waarom gebeur slegte dinge? In sy worsteling het Jan vyf lesse geleer op sy reis tot aanvaarding. Ons was op pad om vakansie te hou op my swaer se plaas in Namibiè. […]

Can women and men just be friends?

by Dilvin Yasa I HAVE sought the company of men for friendship for as long as I can remember. For someone like me – the only girl in a family of brothers, male cousins and hordes of uncles – it just made sense. While my familial situation has had its advantages (I’m a gun at […]

Jesus, Where are You?

by LYSA TERKEURST “Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.” Mark 6:47-48 (NIV) Have you ever walked through something so difficult, so terrifying, that you’ve caught yourself asking, “Jesus, where are You?” Sometimes when life […]

Jesus carries us

Originally posted on Inspirational Phrases:
Having one of those emotional days. Grieving and crying ’till there’s no more tears to cry. And you cry some more. Wondering why we go through this heartache, wondering why the enemy drags us down and destroy our happiness. Yearning for God’s pressence, just to hear Him say “But I…

Quote of the Day (may 20)

Jerome K. Jerome The truth is, we each of us have an inborn conviction that the whole world, with everybody and everything in it, was created as a sort of necessary appendage to ourselves. Our fellow men and women were made to admire us and to minister to our various requirements.