Making life matter: Treasures


Photography by Melinda Maidment

Lately I am wondering a lot about what is really important in life? What is it that you are searching for in your life? What do you invest most of your time in? What is it in 10, 20, 30, or how many ever years that you will look back at and will make you smile? How are you measuring your life? All these questions keep circling in my mind.


A while ago I remembered this quote by Abraham Lincoln that I first heard when I was still in primary school:

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

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Endings and Beginnings 

Every beginning has an ending, but every ending is the start of a new beginning.

My Gran’s lilies in full bloom – Photography by Melinda Maidment

I thought a lot about what I should say in my first post for 2017. I asked God where He wants me to start this year, where He wants to take me this year, and what is stuck in my head is a quote by Abraham Lincoln: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” I believe that God wants me to focus on making the life in my years count. More on this topic in my next blog post. Continue reading

Like Father, like son


Photography by Melinda Maidment


Like father, like son…

This is a well-known saying and we use it often. Here is what the saying means: a son’s character or behaviour can be expected to resemble that of his father.

This past weekend we spent time with family and friends. My husband and his family are bikers and so are most of our friends, so a large part of the weekend was dedicated to riding motorcycles. I don’t come from a biking background, but I have learnt a lot about riding and motorbikes in the past year, so please bear with me.

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From Knowledge to Believing to Action: Part 6 – Be Still and Know


In the previous blog post we said that going over into action after gaining the knowledge and then believing it, is to move towards God – seeking Him and His Kingdom. This year in our ladies ministry at church the verse that we started the year off with is Psalms 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God;”

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From Knowledge to Believing to Action: Part 5 – Seeking God


Photo by Melinda Maidment

In the previous blogs, I started off by saying that we need knowledge of God and an understanding of this knowledge. We get to know Him better by spending time with Him, and then comes faith by believing the unseen, and growing our roots deep into the living water. The next step is action.


Synonyms for action is activity and movement. We briefly touched on movement at the end of the previous blog (faith and trees).

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