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A Common Goal

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Heb 12:1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  It was obstacle course racing weekend this past weekend and again, many lessons or parallels to be drawn; even more so once I sifted through all the photos I took and some of the videos we captured of the day’s action. If you would bear with me a little, I’d like to share it here with you. This race was on a local Ostrich farm here in Cape Town South Africa, and as everyone knows, with the local drought, the conditions were rather extreme. Part of the beauty of obstacle course racing is the fact that the venues always change, so the natural elements are never the s…

A story on education - part 3 - a struggle of our time

The Word of God and His Church – our University
Whilst attending a Summit during April 2015 at Bergkroon in Wellington; whilst listening to all the sharing and caring happening and at the same time thinking on my journey and our journey as a family in the Lord as well as in this church and part of this Reformation move of God’s Spirit, I realised, everything I have learnt, skills I have gained, knowledge, wisdom and understanding received I learnt by meditating in the Scriptures and in church. And I learnt how to do that by faithfully going to church and Bible College and there I was taught how to hear God speak to me from an open Bible. Most of the skills and knowledge and understanding and perspective we gained in life, we gained from church and all the work and further study opportunities they are currently receiving and or can choose to accept later on in life are being provided through the church.
This made me think back on research regarding the history of education I had done as …

A Story on Education - part 2 of a study on education - a struggle of our time

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A Home School Journey
A Home School Journey While we studied the meanings of the word ‘disciple’ we saw that it also means; to be educated or to educate ones children. In our case the Lord worked it out quite literally by calling us to home educate our children. The journey He has taken us on has also been rather profound as in the beginning we never had available to us all the resources that one would generally expect a home school family to have. Now that our eldest has completed her schooling we have what the others need and God makes ways available for them to be able to use what we do not have through other people. Internet is a major luxury in our home and it is very limited, so we couldn’t download things or watch video clips. By the time we were blessed with a printer we had already finished schooling our eldest so the books God guided me to buy and accumulate over the years will suffice for what we need to do. When I look back on how God brought us through and what we faced, I…

A study on Education - a struggle of our time

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The hand of God will never lead you where His grace will not  sustain you.

What is Education? Globally the weather in regards to education is changing. In some countries there are storms brewing that have not quite yet been identified in regards to whether it will be a destructive storm or will it water and refresh an already parched land. In other places the winds of change have had positive effect and is now being used as and precedent, toward influencing global change, and in yet other places education is a flourishing garden of growth and joy. Unfortunately, it is not so everywhere as in most places it is the harshest and most unforgiving element of child rearing.
I’ve taken pause to consider what education really is, in its purest form. Some I meditated on when I had to make decisions regarding my own children’s education and educational needs, other revelations came as I went in search of the why and the how of school and when it all began. And the rest are from living, and my eye…