Tag Archives: believe

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Do it again

Last Sunday we sang a new song with the lyrics: “I believe I’ll see You do it again”. A beautiful song about trusting God when you are in doubt. ‘God helped us before and He will do it again.’ But at the next sentence they lost me; “You moved a mountain and You will do it again”.

It reminded me of an interview with a famous Dutch TV personality who made a remark about Jesus, “Can’t He just go to the cross again?”and then bursted in to tears and said sobbing “How could I ask that?” read more »

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Baby’s and Toddlers

I am not the person who is over the moon for every baby nor the one who does all the funny faces to get a little laugh. I’m more the one who keeps a little distance to see what the child would want. I do like to hold those little ones and to make them comfortable. Nothing more beautiful to me than a baby who falls asleep in my arms.

When they are between nine and twenty-four months I like them the most. They become mobile and go out to discover. I can watch such a child for hours. Everything is being touched, picked up, looked at, tasted and shaken. Everything is being tested; what happens when I throw it? Can I tear it? What sound does it make when I hit the table with it, or the floor, or my brother? How does sand feel, and dirt, gravel, plants? What happens when I squeeze it? Some children hear with everything they do: “no”, “don’t”, “stop”, “dirty”, “dangerous”, “stay away”. read more »

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With sorrow you shall bring forth children

After the fall God said to the woman: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;

In pain you shall bring forth children (Genesis 3:16). God says this to Eve after she ate from ‘the apple’. Because of this verse pain at a delivery is sometimes looked upon as a punishment. For her disobedience.

I think this is a strange conclusion, read more »

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To believe relaxed and to raise as a child

A new series of blogs about the resemblance between growing in your faith and the raising of a child.

The bible compares God to a father and a mother and the church to a family. It speaks about baby’s in faith, about growing in faith and about mature believers. read more »

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Healing ministry

A good health always is in the top 3 of most important things in life. People who are seriously ill take medication with severe side effects, undergo operations and other painful treatments or follow strict diets, all to get cured or to stay alive. A number of them seeks healing in the alternative circle of faith healing. The bible to describes a lot of healing miracles. In the New Testament is said that there are people with a special gift of healing. How do we relate to these people in church?


  • People with a healing gift we call doctors now a days.

  • The healing gift was only for the early church, because there wasn’t a church or a bible.

  • People with a healing gift have a special ministry that supersedes the local church.

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Talking with God

Praying is difficult; talking to someone you don’t see nor hear.

Talking to someone you don’t see is doable. It can be good practice to say out loud what is bothering you, what frustrates you, what worries you or why you are sad. Or say what you are grateful for, what you enjoy, what goes well. It helps to imagine you are talking to someone, but for the psychological effect that does not have to be a deity. read more »

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Opinion or fact?

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius read more »

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Elizabeth en Mary

Elizabeth en Mary, two women without whom there would be no Christmas read more »

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Everybody a teacher?

According to the writer of the letter to the Hebrews, everybody should be a teacher after a while. Having listened to sermons for years, having attended bible-class or courses, having read the bible and Christian books, everybody knows how Christian faith works and can help other believers in that area, isn’t it? read more »

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I believe so I am training to win the race

I have been really trying to be a good Christian. I read books, listened to sermons and tried to apply what I have been reading and hearing. I behaved as if I was doing an education. And even if I say so myself, it really looked nice. I was reasonably satisfied with myself.

Until God asked me an unsettling question; “Do you love me?” read more »