Colin's Wise Wednesday - 13th November 2019

Does God really exist?
As I sit in bed listening to the news, before we do our quiet time, I see the huge tree opposite us swaying in the wind. I often liken it to my Christian walk. I cannot see God but I can feel the effects of His presence. I often wondered how I could put this in “eloquent” words. A few months ago I came across a devotion that illustrated it beautifully.
 

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

A week of fights, snarls, yawns and portraits – 8th November 2019
 
Instead, you received me as you would an angel from heaven; you received me as you would Christ Jesus.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 6th November 2019

Will there be enough? How often do you ask that question? I know Lyn, my wife, always asks that question when we have friends over for dinner. When we were newlyweds and bought our first house, we had to borrow money and get a bond….would we have enough money? When we had our 3rd boy I had a strange feeling…would I have enough love for all of them and Lyn? Later on in life the question arose again would we have enough money to send the boys for tertiary education and the BIG question would we have enough money when that retirement date came.
 

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

A WEEK OF DOGS AND GIANTS – 1st November 2019
Even though the area around Tanda Tula Safari Camp has had some rain, around 15-20mm by now, it has all come in rather small and sporadic downfalls.  Although there are a few trees like the Knobthorns and Sjambok (shambok) pods that have started to show a little green, the bush is still dry and stark for the most part.
 
And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God.   Colossians 1 : 27
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 30th October 2019

I Can Only Imagine (song written by Brat Millard); Millard found comfort in the thought and began to write it on anything he could find. Once Millard started writing the song, he estimated that it took him only about ten minutes to write the lyrics.
 
Christ is the head of His body, the church; He is the source of the body’s life.     Colossians 1: 18
 

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

A week of full bellies in pictures – 25th October 2019
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 23rd October 2019

Rain, beautiful rain.
Have you ever entered the Kruger National Park at Crocodile Bridge and left at Orpen Gate?  We did this trip about 6 weeks ago and we had the added blessing of it raining all the way, a soft gentle soaking rain, the type of rain that the ground and vegetation was yearning for.  Two days prior to this trip we had gone into the Park, it was like a dust bowl, dust everywhere, but today rain everywhere.
 

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

Changing of the Seasons – 18th October 2019
 
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent Me, so I send you. Then He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20 : 21
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 16th October 2019

Beep beep beep our Whatsapp group is abuzz with news of another intruder in our so called fortress of a boomed off area. Peace has been shattered, in the area and on our cell phones. Everyone has something to say on how to solve the problem. The most “common” advice is to change the Guards. It is their fault they must be more vigilant, must have eyes in the back of their heads. These are the same Guards that have been doing a great job for years with very little recognition but boy let something go wrong!  The same with our Committee - doing a great job for years but now all of a sudden they need all this advice.
 

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

A WEEK OF MORE FEASTING LEOPARDS IN PICTURES - 11th October 2019
 
And the secret is that Christ is in you, which means that you will share in the glory of God. So we preach Christ to everyone. Colossians 1: 27 - 28
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 9th October 2019

I give up!
Our Sunday morning routine involves waking up at 5:45, Lyn or I get up to make a make a cup of tea and back in bed by 6:00 to listen to Rev Shona on  Hot 91.9 FM (highly recommended!). Part of her message this past Sunday  that I would like to share with you was about giving up the old to become a new creation in God. She spoke about Psalm 46 v 10:  "Be still and know that I am God".  The original Hebrew route (which I have not been able to confirm) means let go.  The revised version would then read; let go and know that I am God which is very similar to the old adage of "let go and let God".
 

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

A WEEK OF SPOTS IN PICTURES – 4th October 2019
 
Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Romans 12 : 2
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 2nd October 2019

“The Lord was with Joseph”. Joseph was excommunicated by his brothers, to put it mildly, and ended up in Egypt sold as a slave. He had nothing but the clothes on his back and the call of God on his heart. Within a short while he was running the house of one the most powerful people in Egypt. How did he do it, how did this turnaround come about? In Genesis it tells us “The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man” (v.2) “His master saw that the Lord was with him” (v.30) . God then blessed all that the “master” had “The blessing of the Lord was on all he had.” (v.5)
 
On with it then, and finish the job! Be as eager to finish it as you were to plan it, and do it with what you now have.       2 Corinthians 8: 11