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. … Continue reading Longing for God

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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 … Continue reading Touching the Soul

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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 … Continue reading Soap Bubbles

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You, child

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of all their sins. Luke 1:76-79   No human being can pay full attention to the words that he or she is … Continue reading You, child

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Meaningful words

To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! Proverbs 15:23 Jesus is called the Word of God. Surely this points to the enormous value of words. What is it with words? What do words do? There are so many types of words! From … Continue reading Meaningful words

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