Merry Christmas!

Christmas… the miraculous event of God coming to earth. I have heard the expression over and over again, but this morning it hit me afresh: the Creator of heaven and earth, ‘stooping down’ to his own creation and becoming a child, dependent of people, leaving behind his God-being. Enjoy Kees Kraayenoord’s beautiful answer: God, I come to you… Lees verder Merry Christmas!

Forgive to live

It was my turn to speak in church once again. I chose the topic of forgiveness, on which I never spoke but I did blog about it. And as I wrote in that post, forgiveness is pivotal in maintaining relationships, but it is not the goal of it. The whole point of forgiveness is to get a life – literally, if we talk about forgiveness of sins by God, to us. Today’s focus was on that side of the story: understanding and receiving Gods total and once-and-for-all forgiveness, in order to live with Him and in order to extend forgiveness to others. You can find my sermon notes here and the bible verses here:

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Greeks & Giants

This blog seems to turn into a travel blog, because my last update was on the trip to the States, and tomorrow I’ll be off for another trip, this time to Greece. But in between a lot is happening as well, for which I do not always find the time or the right words to write about. I’ve been busy with many different things: today … Lees verder Greeks & Giants

The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (3)

At 1.30 pm the second episode started: travelling to Phoenix. And guess what: long before rush hour, we hit a jam because of a traffic accident, downtown Atlanta… so we ended up running through the hallways in the airport, hitting a 2-kilometer long line for Security, running back, looking for another entrance, and then Mira made just a little mistake at the security gate: she … Lees verder The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (3)

The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (2)

The United States are a nice country. Really, I like it. The only thing is: you have to be ve-e-e-ry patient to get in… It took us ages to leave the airport: first of all we had to get through Immigration – about 50 minutes waiting time. When we got through, we took the luggage and went through customs – not mentioning some of the … Lees verder The adventures of Mark & Mira in America (2)