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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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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All Saints

Inspired by the name of the new church in Amersfoort, and also because we’ve just celebrated the feast of All Saints, I’ve been thinking of the communion of all saints, as we say in the Creed: I believe in the holy catholic Church: the communion of saints. It is a wonderful thought that God gave … Continue reading All Saints

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Who lives my life

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” Gal. 2:20 The words “not I, but Christ lives in me” … Continue reading Who lives my life

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On prayer and quiet

This is my first text ever, that I wrote initially as a letter to my congregation ‘De Jeruzalemkerk‘. I later shared it with Father David, who asked if he might translate it for the Holy Trinity Chaplaincy. I was so encouraged by this, and noticed how much I had enjoyed sharing my thoughts, that I … Continue reading On prayer and quiet

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Contemplatief gebed

Lieve gemeenteleden,
ik wil heel graag iets met jullie delen, wat ik het afgelopen jaar geleerd heb over contemplatief gebed. Ruim een jaar geleden had ik hier nog nooit van gehoord, totdat iemand er mij over vertelde, en ik ben hier zo door gezegend, dat ik het graag doorgeef. Ik denk dat het heel belangrijk is voor geestelijke groei.

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