Colin's Wise Wednesday - 18th September 2019

It was a wee bit late for getting out of bed, especially being in the bush, so this morning for our quiet time we decided to sit outside on the patio with our coffee, rusks (of course) and devotions and spend time in God’s presence.  Before reading I sat staring at the huge sycamore fig tree which stands in the river bed in front of the bungalow. The previous four days of our holiday while being on the patio busying ourselves with various things I hadn’t noticed any activity in the fig tree which is normally a haven for the green pigeon, one of my favorite birds, who just love the fruit that the tree produces most year round, but sadly not this time.
 

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

A BIG SURPRISE IN PICTURES – 13th September 2019
 
In order to set us free from this present evil age, Christ gave Himself for our sins, in obedience to the will of our God and Father.       Galatians 1: 4
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 11th September 2019

Coincidence or God ‘incidence’? On the way to take a good friend of ours to have a cataract operation last week the car in front of us had the registration Godsway… (talk about a burning bush moment).The lead up  to his operation was indeed Godsway but that’s not the story I want to tell you now, will leave that for another day. This incident reminded me of a devotion that I read last week that I want to share with you.
 

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

A WEEK OF WANING HOPE IN PICTURES – 6th September 2019
 
Jesus Christ is not one who is a “Yes” and a “No”. On the contrary He is God’s ”Yes”; for it is He who is the “Yes” to all God’s Promises. 2 Corinthians 1: 19 - 20
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 4th September 2019

Spring is in the air. That line reminds me of that “old” song “Love is in the air”. Well spring and love are in the air as we celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary today the 4th September. I thank God that Lyn has put up with me for all these years.
 

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

A WEEK OF FEASTING CATS IN PICTURES – 30th August 2019
 
The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw His glory, the glory which He received as the Father’s Only Son.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 28th August 2019

Colin’s saying it in a song this week …
Lyn and I are always on the “lookout” for something relevant to say in our weekly devotion. This message came unexpectedly while listening to LM radio. For our younger readers LM radio was “THE” radio station in the sixties and seventies. For Lyn and I it still is.  They played “Can we get to that”  which I hadn’t heard for ages and the message hit home anew striking a cord deep within. I think the lines that made me cringe the most were “Well we can get to church on Sunday and sing about brotherly love, but can we roll up our sleeves and start the work that must be done?”
 

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A WEEK OF GROWING CONCERNS – 23RD August 2019
The winds of August continued to blow through the Greater Kruger Park this week, but what it did bring was a week of comparatively mild weather, and even a need to grab the ponchos one morning as the cloud cover started to gently drop some of its precious, watery cargo in isolated patches across the reserve. Sadly, it did nothing more than settle the dust in the Timbavati, but it was wonderful to be able to take a deep breath and smell the characteristic petrichor that precedes the first rains of the season. The less said about flowering Knobthorn trees this blog, the better! It appears that the areas south and west of the Timbavati are all enjoying the smells and sights of these acacias bursting into flower, while we sit and await the first evidence that spring hasn’t forgotten us. It appears that this differential rate of flowering has temporarily drawn the giraffes out of the area and for the first time in a while they are a little bit on the scarce side this week. That being said, if they have indeed moved south to enjoy the bounty of nutrients that the flowering season brings, my hope is that they will be browsing all the available flowers like mad now, and when our Knobthorns to eventually spring to life (pun intended), the giraffes will come flocking back to our concession to replicate the abundance of their towering presence that I have been speaking of to the guests since I experienced it last year. Until such time, I have to be content with the fact that at least some of the tree Wisteria’s decided to bloom early for a change this year!
 
Love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 1 Corinthians 13 : 5
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 21st August 2019

What?? The parable of the pear tree!!! Have you seen or heard of this parable in the bible?  No, it is not in the Bible, it is a parable written by Kimberly C. Starr about enjoying your season in life. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2754Ij19E4&t=38s or just read it:
 

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

A WEEK OF BETTER FORTUNES IN PICTURES – 16th August 2019
 
I pray that your love will keep on growing more and more, together with true knowledge and perfect judgement.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 14th August 2019

Daily dying and living!!!!!! What’s that all about Colin? In 1 Peter 2:24 it says “He Himself bore sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness”. We know Jesus died for our sins but don’t you think His death is also intended to lead us in our own daily dying to sin and living to righteousness, living in the image of Christ? The only One without sin suffered and died so we sinners could be justified. Shouldn’t His death encourage us to try as best we can, with God’s help, to live a Christ inspired life?
 

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A WEEK OF OPPRESSIVE HEAT IN PICTURES – 9th August 2019
 
May God’s grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying love. Ephesians 6 : 24
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 7th August 2019

“Wow you were fantastic, how did you manage that?” Do we keep the glory or do we pass it on?
 

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

A WEEK OF WARM WEATHER IN PICTURES– 2nd August 2019