The Power of Love

Written by Mike Verkaik Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. (1 John 4:7- TPT) Remember Huey Lewis? Or how about the movie Back to the Future? The song where the above title comes from has been stuck in my head for […]

Prayer: Dancing with the Invisible God

I was struggling to put a talk together about prayer for students from a tutoring center, this is the organization that Oceans is partner with to start a Christian high school. As nothing was coming I took a brisk walk hoping it would bring some inspiration. Sure enough a phrase popped into my head – […]

The Other-side of the Foot-JOY

Last week I shared about the cut out of a wooden foot I found while climbing to my prayer spot on Elsie’s Peak. I love the words of truth inscribed on the this piece of wood: “Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God.” These words are such an encouragement as the Oceans Board and […]

“Every Square Inch…” Prayers for a Christian High School

This last week I was once again climbing up my “Prayer Mountain” also known as Elsie’s Peak. Just before arriving at my favorite spot I noticed an usual piece of wood, and when I looked closer I realized it was a foot- and these words were inscribed on it “Jesus Christ the Son of the […]

Peace in 2024: Father’s Home

On Christmas Day over 100 families in Jimsebosh, township lost their homes. In a matter of minutes the fire consumed everything but their lives. A day of celebration turned into heartache and despair. These people who suffer daily trying to find food and a job just to survive now have to start over with nothing, […]

Peace in 2024: Worship

  Lately I’ve been singing a childhood Sunday School song when I sense my peace beginning to waver. The words are from Phil 4:4: “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice and again I say rejoice!”  There was such joy when the kids loudly belted out these words in a […]