Colin's Wise Wednesday - 15th January 2020

“I’m coming back to the heart of worship and it’s all about You. It’s all about You, Jesus. I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it”….the words of the chorus  The Heart of Worship
 

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

A week of a new decade in pictures – 10th January 2020
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 8th January 2020

“Dad, Gramps, Love, you have told us that before”…
 

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

A Week of Emerald Green in Pictures – 30 Dec 2019
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 1st January 2020

“You will never walk alone”. Welcome to 2020, new decade, a new beginning?
 

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

Chad's year in photos
It’s difficult to believe that yet another year has come and gone; it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year, and now we are getting ready to turn the pages of our calendars to 2020!
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 25th December 2019

Do they know it’s Christmas?
Do they know it’s Christmas in Heaven? This is the strange thought I had this morning as we attended the memorial service of my brother's mother in law. Her granddaughter from Australia had come all this way to spend Christmas with her Gran. She got here too late. Or was it too late? Gran had been battling Dementia for the last few years in a Frail Care Centre. She was now free of her frailties to celebrate Christmas singing (she had a beautiful voice) with a host of Angels singing praises to the King. An uplifting moment of hope during a somber occasion.   
 

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

A Week of More Rejuvenating Rains in Pictures – 17 December 2019
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 18th December 2019

A day or so after hearing the Drakensburg Boys Choir sing we were sitting on the patio in the bush with our good friends watching the river flow by. This is rare occasion as the river only flows about once every 2 years and then only for a few days before the water disappears into the “thirsty” river bed.  As we watched the magnificent sunset with our own “sundowners” in hand the frogs started with their mating calls. As this was the first decent rain in the area this summer the frogs were in full “voice” trying to attract the opposite sex.
 

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

A curious case of cat adoption – 13th December 2019
 

A message from Ann Goodfellow

A message from Ann - our Prayer & Devotions writer
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 11th December 2019

Does hell really exist?
A few weeks ago I asked: “Does God really exist”, now I ask the opposite question, does hell really exist? Please bear in mind that this devotion does not necessary reflect the views of HillSide Methodist Community Church.
 

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

A week of wonderful wild dogs in pictures – 6th December 2019
 
Those who proclaim God’s message speak to people and give them help, encouragement, and comfort.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 4th December 2019

Thrilled by Hope!!!!
Time again for reflection as we sit at home after a 2 week break that took us to the Drakensberg and you’ve guessed it to the bush. We were privileged to listen to the Drakensberg Boys Choir. Boys of all races, colours and creeds coming together as one in song and dance. The first half included many Christmas songs harmonizing as I imagine the Angels would have. Shivers ran down my spine at their rendition of ‘Oh Holy Night’:
 
So I become all things to all people, that I might save some of them by whatever means are possible.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 27th November 2019

Can you remember?
At the beginning of the year we ran a 6 week life apps course for FATHERS.  All of us raved about the course on forgiveness, confession, rest, trust and encouragement. Has it changed our lives? If we only think of them as fantastic apps and we don’t respond and apply them, was it worth our while?
 

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

A week of beautiful rain in pictures – 22nd November 2019
 
Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th November 2019

“How do I look?”
How often have you heard those words or asked them? Be honest. How much time do we spend in front of the  mirror each morning getting ready for the day ensuring that every hair is in place, mascara perfect, clothes right for the occasion and shoes polished.