Colin's Wise Wednesday - 2nd January 2019

When thinking about what I should share for the first devotion of the year my thoughts were along the line of reflection. I already had the pictures lined up in my mind but then a message on my cell phone prompted me to go in another direction.  The message I got was “Too much storage is slowing down the system”.   All my WhatsApp messages, pictures, videos and emails that I seldom refer to were taking up most of the space.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 26th December 2018

A Wednesday with a difference…. the Wednesday after Christmas.  The magical Christmas joy which is displayed by so many of us should be a reminder of the Christmas spirit of love, joy and peace as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. At this time of the year this spirit is evident in so many places.  We witnessed it on Sunday night as thousands of people of all ages, race and from all walks of life shared Christmas Carols at Mandela Square in Sandton.  The joy was palpable.  Wouldn’t it be great if we carried this Christmas spirit with us throughout the year?.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 18th December 2018

Last week I was brave enough (or crazy enough) to take 4 teenagers with me to our place in the bush. They needed to de-stress after the exams and Lyn preferred to have some ‘Me time’ so she stayed at home.  

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 14th December 2018

Only one Wednesday after this before Christmas so I would like to share some of my Christmas thoughts with you.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 5th December 2018

Another Wednesday another opportunity to share with you. This week has been a real battle to get moving with my devotion. I started in one direction got lost on the way and ended on a different theme altogether. So I decided to start again the next day. While in limbo I came across this poem in Max Lucado’s book “Anxious For Nothing”  which I thought was very appropriate for my situation of getting anxious about this devotion. I hope that you will also find meaning in it.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 28th November 2018

Another week has come and gone and here we are together again to share a few minutes together in God’s presence.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 20th November 2018

Here I am sitting in bed, at Wyndford Farm, (away again???) about to start my quiet time.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 14th November 2018

Another Wednesday is upon us and after last week’s soul searching I thought that I would talk about our helper, our advocate the Holy Spirit.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 7th November 2018

Colin asks some searching questions of himself this Wednesday.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 31st October 2018

This Wednesday I am going to share a few thoughts on Grace. I have being struggling for some time to come to grips with the meaning of grace that will resonate within me and would love to share some of the readings and my own experience that have helped me along the way. Please bear in mind that I am no theological wizard I’m just an old sinner sharing my Christian walk. Sharing my walk is something I always wanted to do and with the encouragement of Nicole and Lyn, God’s prompting and the readers “likes” (thanks sooooo much) I am doing just that.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 24th October 2018

Another Wednesday another day to share with you what is happening in my life and hope and pray that you can relate to it.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 17th October 2018

Do you remember last week I mentioned we were in the bush and while I was writing our devotion the rest of family and our close friends from the UK were playing card monopoly? Later one of our friends Claire who left South Africa about 19 years ago wrote a poem while sitting on the patio in the bush.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 10th October 2018

I am truly blessed, another Wednesday is upon us and I am once again writing this devotion from the bush. You will notice the inspiration of the bush coming through in what I am sharing. As I write the family are around the table on the patio playing Monopoly Deal, a card version of the “old monopoly” and laughing away the afternoon before we start our sundowners drive and then gaze at the night sky with stars that shine like diamonds.

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 3rd October 2018

Here we go again, must be Wednesday, but this time our message is in the words of a song “Need” by Richard Pratt from CrossRoad and features on their new album called “There’s a Light”. A special thank you to both Richard Pratt and Luke Powell who have given me the go ahead to use this song for our devotion. Luke also gave me a link to a discussion that he and Richard had concerning the background under which this song was written, very interesting:

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 26th September 2018

Oh boy does this wheel move fast, time for our Wednesday get-together for some thoughts on a very topical issue. Let me start off with a statement:  I want my life back!

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 19th September 2018

I hope that God will reach you through another Wednesday devotion. Hope that you follow rugby so that you can relate to the first part of our devotion:

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 12th September 2018

It’s Wednesday so that means that another week has come and gone, so here I am with some more words of wisdom (I hope!!!!!!)

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 5th September 2018

I have been reading a book called ‘A Warriors Faith’ written by Robert Vera, a story of a Navy Seal Ryan, who’s wounds during combat in Iraq left him blind. Part of the story tells us how his friend discovered Ryan was a Christian. This is the part I will share with you today, it touched me and hope that it will do the same to you.

Colin’s Wise Wednesday – 29th August 2018

It is amazing as one looks through devotions how relevant the posts still are in current situations.  Many of the Bible stories could have been written for today's situations.  

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 22nd August 2018

Saturday nights are our favorite radio nights. From 22H00 until midnight on 702 they have a program ‘Jukebox’ featuring hits from the 1950s and 1960s. On Saturday night they played our wedding song of 47 years ago ‘Love is a beautiful song’ by Dave Mills. Wow what awesome memories came flooding  back.