The Things My Father Said

The Things My Father Said

My father was a brilliant man – he had a brilliant mind. He was a man who always approached a situation with wisdom, logic, and most often just some of the plain old common sense. Which is why he was always liked and his counsel often sought after. Although he started...
Darby – the Lost!

Darby – the Lost!

Newlands Forest is a storehouse of all things exquisite, invigorating and soul enhancing in creation. It’s a refuge and a sanctuary to more than just birds, trees, fynbos and bugs. It’s also a sanctuary for the human soul. Situated on the eastern slopes of Table...
The Blessing and the Curse

The Blessing and the Curse

Hubby turned 50 last week. Instead of the usual birthday bash, he opted for a week-long getaway in a farm-style cottage on a thriving, mountainous wine farm at the foot of a treacherous mountain pass. It was incredible: the views, the calm, the winter-sun pushing...
Footprints

Footprints

I first read the poem ‘Footprints’ many years ago. It invigorated my soul. The author had so eloquently posed the question that had often stirred in my own heart. Time and again I have read them to gather courage to endure the storm, encouragement to persevere through...
Empowered – A Lament

Empowered – A Lament

As I prepare to embrace and step over the threshold into a new season – spiritually – I’m pondering what that season may look like. What would the work of my hands be that God has prepared in advance for me to do? I don’t know yet, but adventure calls out loudly...
Out of Darkness, into Light

Out of Darkness, into Light

Today, I’m activating the reset button in my life, to the year 2008. I was crouching on the edge of my life then, preparing steadfastly to take that leap of faith and courage and just nosedive freely into the depth of my life. It was the year I decided to surrender to...