On New Year’s morning Patty and I were celebrating by drinking our last “Ebb & Flow” coffee roasted by our kids in the US, (sorry a little advertising ). As we savored the last drops we were discussing Deuteronomy 6-8, a section Patty had just read. What a fitting text for the New Year. Moses […]
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How do you know Christ the King has come into our world? Christmas Day we were asked to give the message at the church that gathers at the Ocean View Care Center. Although Patty and I missed family and friends back in the States, we couldn’t help both felt it was one of the most […]
“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance and we need 12 hugs a day for growth,” according to therapist and author, Virginia Satir. Research states hugs release oxytocin, which has amazing benefits. Consider the following: Strengthens the immune system. Boosts your mood by releasing dopamine, serotonin […]
After the joyous graduation celebration it was only fitting to ask founder Johann Kikillus to share a few words. We thank the Oceans’ Family for their financial gifts in 2021. Johann and the Oceanview Care centre are examples of how Oceans Ministries is able to support and bless the surrounding communities in which we live. […]
Even here in South Africa you can hear Ben Crosby singing the holiday classic, “I’ll be home for Christmas You can plan on me. Please have snow and mistletoe and presents on the tree…” It doesn’t matter that we are coming into summer and snow is out of the question the song still invokes a […]
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- The Safest Spot in the WorldMay 24, 2022 - 4:00 am
Let me explain the picture above. I know it seems rather odd with little visual appeal- yet for me- it is a place of profound significance. Patty and I are back in the States for a few months to experience what it feels like to be first time grandparents. It is over the moon awesome, […]