The End of the Affair

A book review of ‘The End of the Affair’ by Graham Greene. Warning: the following review does contain some spoilers, I need to explain some of the plot in order to describe why it moved me so. I will restrict that to the minimum, but if you want to be surprised, then you must stop […]

Wait patiently for the Lord

“Wait patiently for the Lord”: It is a recurring theme in the psalms, as for example in Psalm 27 quoted above. It reminds me of moral stories, that we tell children to teach them that honesty will eventually be rewarded, although that may take long. But how long? At what point will we accept that […]

Inspiration speaks to the heart

My fascination with words has led me to write ‘Words of Life’ and ‘Meaningful Words’. While I was writing those, I knew in my heart that a third needed to be written. For there are words that go beyond the surface of our understanding, and actually do something within our hearts. How does this work? […]

Longing for God

This is a translation of a text that I wrote earlier (February 2016) in Dutch. It was triggered by a sermon that I heard in Lent 2014, on fasting, that made rather an impression on me. A long time ago I heard in the time before Easter a sermon in which Psalm 63 was quoted. […]

Touching the Soul

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows If there is one word that describes me well, it is ‘curiosity’. I always want to know how things work, in all details, especially what […]

Soap Bubbles

There is something very attractive in soap bubbles. The way they float in the air, their lovely soft colours, the glimmering reflections, they really catch the attention. And I’ve recently discovered that they are even more beautiful when they are frozen. Just google for ‘frozen bubble’ and you’ll find the most stunning pictures and tutorials […]