Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th March 2019

Is that the alarm already? No it’s not an electronic alarm because here in the bush it's a harsh “kwali, KWALI, Kwali” of the Natal Francolin (now called the Spur Fowl) that wakes me up. What’s worse is when he makes a raucous, to put it mildly, cackling sound when he becomes alarmed. I think that is the sound I heard. I breathe deeply and sigh, time to get up I can sleep another time.
 

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

A WEEK OF BRILLIANT TRACKING - 15 March 2019
 
What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete --as complete as God’s knowledge of me. 1 Corinthians 13 : 12
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 13th March 2019

The day after I posted last week’s devotion about lent and what we would be giving up or taking on to get closer to God I came across this quote during our cell group Lent Bible Study;  The Final Weeks:
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

A WEEK OF LEOPARDS AND CUBS - 8 March 2019
 
Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in faith. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you?   2 Corinthians 13: 5
 

Colin's Wise "Ash" Wednesday - 6th March 2019

Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, begins the start of Lent. A period that we use to get closer to God, a period to renew our reliance on God. The tradition is that you give up or take on something. I do not give up coffee, or chocolate or red wine, I give up scratching my itchy skin (which is as result of my meds).  “So how will that help you get closer to God.. Colin” I hear you ask. I make a pledge that every time I feel the urge to scratch instead of scratching I think of God. It really works and wow I think of God often during Lent!   Scratching how bad can that be? I have tried everything to stop, have even been to a hypnotist for treatment but I can only control it during Lent. It may be unconventional but God uses all means to draw us closer to Him.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF GAME RANGER Chad Cocking

Wow! That is the best word to sum up the past week at Tanda Tula Safari Camp. Our guests have been treated to some absolutely amazing sightings over the past seven days, but it has also been one of the tougher weeks I have had in narrowing down my image selection to just over a dozen shots! 
 
For God’s Kingdom is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of the righteousness, peace and joy which the Holy Spirit gives.   Romans 14: 17
 

Colin’s Wise Wednesday – 27th February 2019

When I started out on our devotion on Monday I had it all planned in my mind. Then I heard my phone “beep”,  I normally ignore it if I’m busy but for some reason I looked at the message. It was a very dear friend of ours. Her 9 year old granddaughter had been declared clear from cancer on the 6th June 2018 after 10 weeks of intensive treatment. Lots of praising God and thanksgiving prayers. Her message this morning was “Georgia’s tumour is back”. I had no words for her yesterday, I was devastated and I am still battling today as I dedicate this devotion to Georgia and her family.
 
The Word was the source of life, and this life brought light to humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out.   John 1 : 4 - 5
 

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

A WEEK OF COLOUR IN PICTURES - 22 February 2019
 

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.
 

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER LUKE STREET

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.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by TANDA TULA

TANDA TULA THROUGH NEW EYES - 30 January 2019