Lovely Paradoxes

Summer holiday was nice and relaxed for me, I’ve done a lot of reading (of course) and in one book I stumbled on the sentence that following Jesus means that we embrace the freedom of our failures and weakness. Apart from all the other wonderful things in this book, especially this sentence made me think. … Continue reading Lovely Paradoxes

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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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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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