For the last years, I have had the goal of reading 20 books in the year. This year, I tried to increase my target to 25. I tried pushing my targets to inspire my reading habits a little bit more. I purchased a Kobo e-reader for my birthday, so reading in bed and on the … Continue reading 5 books I loved reading in 2022
On being steadfast – part 1
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain 1 Corinthians 15:58 Just a couple of weeks ago, a man visited our church location in the city of Amsterdam for the first time. Let's call him Guy. That's not his … Continue reading On being steadfast – part 1
What is your meaning?
It's been a long while since I last wrote an update. To be honest, it has just been a really crazy year. I wrote a bit about it in my last post and we started a separate website to post personal updates about our family. Let's just say that for at least for a season, … Continue reading What is your meaning?
5 books I loved reading in 2020
The end of the year is a time to reflect and I try to reflect on the books I have read too. Every year I try to read 20 books. Yes, I have a book-reading target. I find that it helps me keep reading - I know I enjoy it, I know it helps me grow, but life can happen and keep me from reading. These are some of the books I loved reading in 2020.
So what is hope really?
Earlier this year we did a series on Hope at church. Here's some thoughts about our the difference between hope as we use it daily and hope we find in the Bible
Four ways how not to read the Bible
Many Christians find it difficult to read the Bible. That might be a suprise to my agnostic and atheist friends, but it actually makes sense. It's not an easy book. We are quick to judge it or to conclude things from it. Here are four ways how NOT to read the Bible - because I think we all do one of these from time to time!
How speaking the same language contributes to unity
“One love, one heart; let’s get together and feel alright.” Famous lyrics by Bob Marley. I think unity is a desire that most people have – most of us prefer harmony over strife. I think most people understand the value of unity in a team setting, but I also think most people don’t experience unity … Continue reading How speaking the same language contributes to unity
Learning to lead: leading with a humble heart
I have been leading in several places in and around church. Here is one of my largest lessons in leadership so far.