Mourning in Autumn

Two years ago, I wrote a poem on a beautiful autumn day (see below, in Dutch). The poem still means a lot to me, it expresses so well my feelings of deep, deep longing, combined with the knowledge that all is fleeting, and my difficulty to cope with that. The poem describes the beautiful golden … Continue reading Mourning in Autumn

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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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Consider the lilies

In the afternoon of the 5th of June 2015, I sat down by the waterside, exhausted by everything, completely empty and defeated. Then I looked up and saw the light, rippled in the water, and the tiny flowers brightly lit. “Consider the lilies…” My God was telling me that he was still there. Below the surface of all my failed good intentions, he was there. No need to fight so hard. No need to work so much. Just this: open your eyes and look at what God is doing.

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Fly like an eagle

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; … Continue reading Fly like an eagle

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