Death Sentence on the Rebels 26 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me. 28 Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says

Every once in a while, I would get involved in a heated argument with my husband. It’s actually not often, but perhaps because it rarely happens, it always went beyond what I hope as a standard of healthy argument should be. I think when both parties were filled with anger,

In a conversation with my mothering-friends about motherhood, one of my friends somehow mentioned her crazy rich Asian sister, and this steered our discussion to the talk about value. What kind of value do you hold in your life? What’s the greatest subject you value in your life? Is it

In a book that I’m currently reading states a subtitle: “Change is a process”. As I read this title I remember several moments I desperately prayed to God to let a ‘change’ happen in my life. I cried and wished that I would turn into somebody different in an instant

Vakantie’ in the Dutch means ‘holiday’ in English. And my children are in ‘krokusvakantie’ right now, that means ‘spring holiday’. They are free from school for one week, and since we can’t go anywhere in this corona lockdown, we just stay at home. Often we go out to the neighboring

As someone who dwells often in disappointments (not something to brag about, I know), I tend to look back at a lot of the past events. Unfortunately the memory lane brought me frequently to stressful moments, disappointing people, things I still can’t let go… This has brought me to a

I’m no novice to the subject of pain, being so often hospitalized, having 6 surgeries in the past 8 years (4 in the past 4 years alone, the biggest one gave me 30 cm of scars around my neck and shoulder), 2 attempts of difficult natural births, and uncountable visits

I’ve never been so angry for so long like this time, when I couldn’t stand the nagging of my neighbour anymore. They’ve been constantly complaining about all kinds of noises from our house, from our children playing, from the piano playing. All kinds of rules that they wished to be

Kinderafdeling, Sint Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein Here I am, early in the morning, sitting in an uncomfortable chair in the middle of a big hospital sleeping room for 5 people. The beds are almost full, 4 children were admitted today to have their surgeries. Two were very young, like my daughter’s

Ever since I was young, I would have these dark-days periodically. I would want to do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Even coming out from my bedroom to eat is hard to do. All I want is to lay down in my bed, reading books, playing games, not speaking with anyone. I

A few days ago my mom said to me, ‘Don’t forget, it’s your father’s birthday tomorrow.’ Somehow what she said made me remember one particular day before my father’s birthday, many many years ago. It was such a special day that I made that day as my Bank ATM pin

The Purpose of John’s Gospel Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his