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Depending on the Wind

Summer is here in South Africa and at the Retreat Center it also means the wind is here. I’m not just talking about a summer breeze blowing gently off the ocean, but a sand-blowing, building-shaking kind of wind. In fact, it was blowing so hard the other night I thought Oceans Retreat Center was going […]

My Friends-the Prophets

Do you have any friends who are prophets? If you don’t I would strongly suggest you find a few. I have been spending a lot of time lately with my prophet friends. They are a unique breed for sure, not always easy to make friends with. Most of them are extreme introverts and struggle with […]

Gratitude & More of God!

Written by Patty Spykstra: Who would have thought that RT Kendall would join us for dinner? Yes, author of More of God is a regular guest as we listen to his book online. I was struck by Kendall’s words “if we desire more of God we need a spirit of thankfulness.” With honesty he addresses […]

Room 47 – Repentance & the Voice of God!

  Written by Mike Verkaik: This past Sunday we followed a new devotional pattern started by my son, Chad. On the weekends we read from Tim’s new book, Stepping into the Lord’s Prayer. As Chad was leading us through chapter 4, I began to hear the theme of this blog when he read, “ We […]

The Blessing Challenge!

The song birthed out of of the Covid-19 pandemic “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes has been a grace to many around the world. Straight out of the Priestly Blessing of Numbers 6:22-27 and directly from the heart of the Father these words shine forth God’s deep love over His children. Sunday as […]