Colin's Wise Wednesday - 19th September 2018

I hope that God will reach you through another Wednesday devotion. Hope that you follow rugby so that you can relate to the first part of our devotion:

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 12th September 2018

It’s Wednesday so that means that another week has come and gone, so here I am with some more words of wisdom (I hope!!!!!!)

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 5th September 2018

I have been reading a book called ‘A Warriors Faith’ written by Robert Vera, a story of a Navy Seal Ryan, who’s wounds during combat in Iraq left him blind. Part of the story tells us how his friend discovered Ryan was a Christian. This is the part I will share with you today, it touched me and hope that it will do the same to you.

Colin’s Wise Wednesday – 29th August 2018

It is amazing as one looks through devotions how relevant the posts still are in current situations.  Many of the Bible stories could have been written for today's situations.  

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 22nd August 2018

Saturday nights are our favorite radio nights. From 22H00 until midnight on 702 they have a program ‘Jukebox’ featuring hits from the 1950s and 1960s. On Saturday night they played our wedding song of 47 years ago ‘Love is a beautiful song’ by Dave Mills. Wow what awesome memories came flooding  back.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 15th August 2018

When I sat down on this cold Saturday morning after our FATHERS meeting where we are going through a Life Apps series by Andy Stanley and Jeff Henderson, I intended doing a summary for our FATHERS group on The Encouraging App. Once again God changed my mind and said maybe our Wednesday readers might also be interested in what we heard and discussed this morning.  So here we are and I hope and pray that God will talk to us all through this sharing:

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 8th August 2018

Is It Wednesday? Yes, then it must be time again for me to share what’s on my mind with you:

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 1st August 2018

It’s Wednesday here we go again.
A sombre message today, one that is close to my heart. Once again what I had thought of sharing with you changed this morning. Please bear with me. After snuggling back into a warm bed this morning after making Lyn a cup of tea (for a change!) Just Jinger’s song  “What He Means” (If there grace in this world) was playing on the radio. As I lay there “as snug as a bug in a rug” listening to the words of the song my thoughts went out to what I had planned for today. It was to deliver food parcels, together with Mike, to the squatter camps in Tembisa.  Food parcels that are sponsored by Hillside and packed by committed congregants. In 2011 there were nearly 500 000 people in Tembisa … and now?  How many of those people have electricity to make a cup of tea, how many of those 500 000 have got beds to snuggle into?  Our food parcels give 1440 meals … a small percentage of those who are hungry.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 25th July 2018

This morning when contemplating what God wanted me to share I decided that I would pour a cup of coffee and go and sit in the lounge, in the sun, and listen to some praise songs to get my mind in order. While getting in the right frame of mind all MY other ideas faded and God’s idea, of just sharing some extracts of the first 3 songs  I was listening to, came through.  I pray that you will feel God’s presence as you read His message below.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 18th July 2018

Wow these Wednesdays come around faster and faster as God leads me to share with you.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 11th July 2018

Polo’s eyes seem to reflect the  joy in his heart as he runs to collect a ball that I have thrown.  Chad captures this special moment as we take our neighbors dog for a run in the open fields.

Colin's Wise Wednesday -4th July 2018

It’s Wednesday! Here we go again. We will start off differently this week with an appropriate Bible verse for our devotion:

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 27th June 2018

Another week, another opportunity to share with you.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th June 2018

Wednesday has arrived so it is once again time to share with you.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 13th June 2018

It’s Wednesday again and what a privilege it is to once again share a time of devotion with you.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 6th June 2018

As I said a few weeks ago birds are one of my passions. When we moved into our current house 15 years ago one of the first things that we looked for was a place forour bird feeder and bird bath/drinking spot.( Aren’t we glad that we don’t have to drink the water we bath in!)  We were eager to see what birds would “pop in” for a meal and a drink. We had masked-weaver males fighting for their territory and the Indian Mynahs chasing the more placid birds like Cape white eye and the Redheaded finches. We had cut the perches short so that the doves could not stand on the perch, it was their job to clear the ground as they ate all the food that the smaller birds had messed. Our plan works very well. The other birds that we have around are the Cape Robin the Olive Thrush and the bigger birds like the Grey Lourie and our daily wakeup call the Hadida. We are truly blessed having God’s creatures all around us.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 30th May 2018

Last week we reflected on recognizing Gods call. I have included Chad’s picture of the bird calling as it is again appropriate to God’s message today.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 23rd May 2018

A couple of years ago I officially decided to stop saying that I was still running every week because increasingly I wasn’t. After a lifetime of running which included Comrades, Two Oceans, cross-country and road running my body called it a day and I now I mostly walk. Not infrequently I stop altogether to examine birds, another one of my passions. I often used to keep a tally of how many different species I saw during a walk. During my running career a stop or a walk was a definite “no-no”.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 16th May 2018

Every time I hear the hymn below I think to myself how awesome it would be to be a “channel” of Gods peace. I no longer want to be a storage facility or a storage dam I want Gods love to flow through me. I don’t want to be stranded like those storage garages down Modderfontein road away from the main source. I want to be like a distribution center where stock arrives  in one end, it is rearranged, redirected and out the other end. That is what I would like to happen to Your word Lord. I don’t want your word to come in one ear and out the other but I want  Your word internalized within me and go out in word thought and deed.  I absolutely love the image Lord of You spilling from me in  life-enhancing living water.

Colin’s Wise Wednesday – 9th May 2018

Every picture tells a story.
When thinking about my devotion for this week I came across these two pictures.  The captions inserted are God’s desire for us, most probably the most difficult instruction to adhere to….love your enemy.