Liberating Creativity

With Easter we’ve celebrated the victory of Jesus over death and sin. It is a precious victory, that He won at a high price. This leads me to think about freedom, which I first associate with creativity, because we need freedom to be really creative. Also, our creativity is truly a wonderful gift of God: this is what makes us all unique and special.

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Who’s in control

A couple of months ago I wrote a piece titled ‘Who lives my life?’ And the short summary of it was: ‘That’s me, and I’ll really flourish if Jesus is my source of energy’.  As a counterpart to that, this text will deal with the question who controls my life.  That is: who decides about … Continue reading Who’s in control

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Verlangen naar God

God, u bent mijn God, u zoek ik, naar u smacht mijn ziel, naar u hunkert mijn lichaam in een dor en dorstig land, zonder water. — Ps.63:2 Beste gemeenteleden, een paar maanden geleden heb ik in de Jeruzalempost iets geschreven over contemplatief gebed. Dit was omdat dit voor mij in het afgelopen jaar heel … Continue reading Verlangen naar God

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Limitations

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, lately I’ve been thinking about death. But don’t worry, this is not going to be a sombre text, just so you know. The thing is, I’ve been reading some texts by Russian orthodox priests, because what they say interests me, and their love for Jesus shines so beautifully through … Continue reading Limitations

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God’s Tears

God begged me out     To walk in the rain. His tears fell on me,   Was He feeling pain? He cried over me,   It made me start. Don’t cry, dear Lord,   I will change my heart! Tears poured down,   I continued my way. Tears of joy? Or sadness   About my delay? Dear Lord, I cried,   You … Continue reading God’s Tears

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