COLIN & LYN’S WISE WEDNESDAY – 17TH APRIL 2019

Holy week is upon us. A time of deep reflection. What I would like to do this week is to share with you part of my talk/sharing I did last night at Hillside. To say I was nervous is an understatement.
 
The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you.     John 14: 26
 

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

A WEEK OF GOOD MOTHERS IN PICTURES - 12 April 2019
 

Colin’s Wise Wednesday – 10th April 2019

Here we are 10 days before Good Friday, how has your lent journey been?
 

CHAD WILL BE AT HILLSIDE! THURSDAY 16TH MAY 2019

HillSide is so excited to have Chad Cocking back with us!
 

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

A WEEK OF COOLER WEATHER IN PICTURES - 5 April 2019
 
So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help to strengthen one another.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 3rd April 2019

The sun is about to set in the bush. We drive around in search of the best advantage point to see what promises to be an awesome spectacle with a few clouds on the horizon that normally add to the scene. We arrive just in time. I reach for the camera, the focus icon blinks red the camera won’t focus, the zoom goes in and out. I get exasperated. I put the camera down and then realize what I am really missing. There in front of me is a horizon full of the various shades of red and gold, a cloud with a silver lining, a stillness that amplifies the beauty that fills my vision. This is for me alone and it’s only for right now. I try etch these details in my memory bank. One cannot adequately describe the beauty of an African sunset.
 

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

THE CHANGING OF THE SEASONS - 29 March 2019
 
My grace is all you need, for My power is greatest when you are weak. 2 Corinthians 12: 9
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 27th March 2019

This morning we decided to do our quiet time on the patio with a cup of coffee and a rusk, who can have an early morning coffee without a rusk while in the bush? Our patio is pretty secluded on the banks of a normally dry river bed, with the river bed in front and trees all around.
 

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

THE RED-BILLED QUELEA - 18 March 2019
 
So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help to strengthen one another.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th March 2019

Is that the alarm already? No it’s not an electronic alarm because here in the bush it's a harsh “kwali, KWALI, Kwali” of the Natal Francolin (now called the Spur Fowl) that wakes me up. What’s worse is when he makes a raucous, to put it mildly, cackling sound when he becomes alarmed. I think that is the sound I heard. I breathe deeply and sigh, time to get up I can sleep another time.
 

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

A WEEK OF BRILLIANT TRACKING - 15 March 2019
 
What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete --as complete as God’s knowledge of me. 1 Corinthians 13 : 12
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 13th March 2019

The day after I posted last week’s devotion about lent and what we would be giving up or taking on to get closer to God I came across this quote during our cell group Lent Bible Study;  The Final Weeks:
 

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

A WEEK OF LEOPARDS AND CUBS - 8 March 2019
 
Put yourselves to the test and judge yourselves, to find out whether you are living in faith. Surely you know that Christ Jesus is in you?   2 Corinthians 13: 5
 

Colin's Wise "Ash" Wednesday - 6th March 2019

Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, begins the start of Lent. A period that we use to get closer to God, a period to renew our reliance on God. The tradition is that you give up or take on something. I do not give up coffee, or chocolate or red wine, I give up scratching my itchy skin (which is as result of my meds).  “So how will that help you get closer to God.. Colin” I hear you ask. I make a pledge that every time I feel the urge to scratch instead of scratching I think of God. It really works and wow I think of God often during Lent!   Scratching how bad can that be? I have tried everything to stop, have even been to a hypnotist for treatment but I can only control it during Lent. It may be unconventional but God uses all means to draw us closer to Him.