The Psalms as Guide to Being Formed After God’s Own Heart

Today’s post is provided by guest-blogger Henry Miersma, who recently attended the “Formed After the Father’s Own Heart” Retreat in Colorado.   During the last weekend of July 2023, I joined twenty-seven other men from across the Unites States at the Highlands Camp and Retreat Center in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Our group ranged in age […]

Seek and You will Find!

Written by Mike Verkaik A few weeks ago Dawn and I had a reunion with our latest high school South African team. While talking about our lasting impacts, the common highlights remained the children, and our times of worship. Reflecting on our latest journey, this familiar text came to my mind, Jeremiah 29:11:  For I […]

Free to Dance!

Blog written by Mike Verkaik Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Psalm 149: 3-5 (NIV) Can you dance? Does it seem insignificant? Can Abba use dancing to usher in His kingdom, […]

Finding Freedom in Forgiveness 

Blog written by Oceans Board member Danell Czarnecki    The other week I talked about father wounds; and if Father wounds are the source of the majority of our infections; then lack of forgiveness is our biggest source of captivity.   Unforgiveness is the most frequent block to our freedom; it binds us to the […]

Bitter Roots

Blog written by Oceans Board member Danell Czarnecki  The Monday morning following the Discover Inner Healing Conference at Overflow Church in Fish Hoek, SA, Ken and I were stopped by a woman as we walked the streets and greeted with an exclamation of joy and gratitude to her Heavenly Father for bringing healing into her […]

Father Wounds

Written by Danell Czarnecki, Oceans Board Member. At the close of Saturday’s Discover Inner Healing Conference, Pastor Ryan, of Overflow Church, asked if anyone wanted to share something. The room was pretty silent for a short bit then a beautiful young woman from the second row walked to the front and began to speak through […]