Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th February 2019

Before Lyn and I started our quiet time on the morning of the 15th February, we were chatting about the sale of an investment property.  We now face the Capital Gains Tax issue, amongst other things,  and  we lament  about  incorrect advice given to us upfront. Lyn is the “stressor” of note in our family and with provisional tax looming large on the horizon Lyn was stressing even more. I  told her not to worry about it and showed her  a whatsapp message that Paul had posted on our FATHERS  group this morning:
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

A WEEK BACK IN THE BUSH - 15 February 2019
 
May God’s grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying love.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 13th February 2019

Welcome back to another Wednesday of sharing.  Talking about sharing how do you feel about sharing your faith and how do you go about it? Are you like me who finds it is much easier sharing with family, fellow Church goers or Church groups like FATHERS and cell groups?  But what about sharing at work or on the sports field or even with strangers? My devotion recently reflected on a businessman who was to present to a University how he became successful in business. He drew up his list but felt he’d left out the most important factor… seeking God’s guidance. His quandary was how to include it to make the point relevant and to make an impact?  Also how would it go down at a University?  Then he remembered a training course he’d been on when the most senior and well respected Lecturer said as his closing statement “Every day you will face challenges and difficult situations bigger than you….be sure you take time to pray”.  He repeated this in his presentation.
 

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LUKE'S HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 - 8th February 2019
 
My prayer is that our fellowship with you as believers will bring about a deeper understanding of every blessing which we have in our life in union with Christ.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 6th February 2019

Another Wednesday, another devotion.   What does your happiness depend on?   Does your happiness depend on the car you drive, where you stay, what size house you live in, what you wear?  If the answer is yes to any of these questions you have entered into the rat race called materialism.  Can you win this race? No because there will always be a newer better car on the market;  there will always be a better suburb, a better house to move into. This race is unwinnable you are just setting yourself up for more anxiety. You will feel good when you have a lot and awful when you don’t. The cycle is predictable. In each case joy comes, then diminishes.
 

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TANDA TULA THROUGH NEW EYES - 30 January 2019
 
Listen! This is the hour to receive God’s favour; today is the day to be saved! 2 Corinthians 6 : 2
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 30th January 2019

What a friend we have in Jesus.  That sounds awesome but how do we go about it and foster a relationship with Jesus?  How do we form friendships here on earth? I found that we need to spend time together; we need to be constantly aware of the other’s needs; we need to be trusting, open and honest; we need to show appreciation, resolve any misunderstandings and choose compassion over cynicism.
 

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An Aardvark Surprise – 25th January 2019
 
For in union with Christ you have become rich in all things, including all speech and all knowledge. 1 Corinthians 1 : 5
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 23rd January 2019

i there, Wednesday is here again as we meet in God’s presence. I pray that God will reach you as we share together.
 

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A WEEK OF MORE SURPRISES – 18th January 2019
 

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A WEEK OF MYSTERY – 11th January 2019
Greetings from a lush, green Tanda Tula Safari Camp, and welcome to another instalment of A Week in Pictures. The past week has seen a very welcome 81mm of rain falling at camp, with other parts of the concession receiving in excess of 100mm.Now, whilst this figure might not seem a great deal to many of our northern hemisphere readers, for us, this represents about a fifth of our average annual rainfall, and with the promise of more rain next week, things are looking up for a good summer of rainfall!
 

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THE LAST WEEKS OF 2018 - 4 January 2019
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Another year has come and gone, and that means it is time for another best of album! This past year saw me opt for a change of scenery following a wonderful decade at my previous home. Although the move wasn't a big one, moving a few miles south in the Timbavati has made for a delightful change - not only in terms of animals and landscapes, but also for me personally (like meeting the lady that makes me smile ever day). I have been able to enjoy my guiding thanks to the freedom offered, and as a result, it has also resulted in some special sightings and a few unique photographic opportunities.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 2nd January 2019

When thinking about what I should share for the first devotion of the year my thoughts were along the line of reflection. I already had the pictures lined up in my mind but then a message on my cell phone prompted me to go in another direction.  The message I got was “Too much storage is slowing down the system”.   All my WhatsApp messages, pictures, videos and emails that I seldom refer to were taking up most of the space.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

CHANGING OF THE SEASONS – 21st December 2018
A question that I am often asked by guests is “what is your favourite time of year?” and although it took me ten years to come up with an answer, this past week at Tanda Tula Safari Camp has once more entrenched within me the fact that I no longer need to think about the answer, and can simply say “summer”! 
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 26th December 2018

A Wednesday with a difference…. the Wednesday after Christmas.  The magical Christmas joy which is displayed by so many of us should be a reminder of the Christmas spirit of love, joy and peace as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. At this time of the year this spirit is evident in so many places.  We witnessed it on Sunday night as thousands of people of all ages, race and from all walks of life shared Christmas Carols at Mandela Square in Sandton.  The joy was palpable.  Wouldn’t it be great if we carried this Christmas spirit with us throughout the year?.