Sophie De Witt has been involved in various aspects of women’s ministry for almost 20 years, and is the author of Compared To Her and One-to-One: A Discipleship Handbook. Married to Chris, who pastors Hope Central Church in Pinelands, and mom to Molly, Zach and JoJo, Sophie spoke at the Come Away Women
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Anne Hoffman is mother to two grown-up daughters, grandmother to Zakes (9 Months) and a Research Sister in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. At the Come Away Women in Ministry Conference, she shared her testimony on being trained to handle God’s Word and lead a women’s Bible
For the last few years, I’ve been on a mission to redeem Christmas. Not from over-commercialisation or de-Christianisation, but from bad memories. For me, the Christmas season carries a heavy load of memories about arguments over tree toppers, disappointments because I didn’t get someone “the perfect gift,” and general ill-feelings that I’ll never measure up. Here are 25 simple activities that you can do with your family to infuse Christmas with more meaning and joy, starting right now...
A couple of years back, I remember my sister asking my kids, “What’s on your Christmas list?” They looked at each other blankly before asking, “What’s a Christmas list?” At the risk of sounding prideful, I was relieved and grateful that they had made it to ages 6, 8 and 11 without knowing
I remember back to our third Christmas without my mom. We were having Christmas at our house, and my sister was coming over. A few days before, she handed me my mom’s Christmas tablecloth, the white one with the embroidered trees on it. All folded up neat and compact like an American flag
Ah, yes, the controversial topic of Santa for Christian parents. The title of the article provokes an emotive response...maybe you feel guilty, with a secret love for the fun of Santa, but questions over whether it’s valid stir in your heart. Perhaps it’s never really occurred to you to even think about the
Traditions. We all have them, especially during the holidays. We decorate trees, we bake cookies, we play Secret Santa, we stuff stockings, we glaze hams. All in the spirit of Christmas. But what do any of these traditions really have to do with true meaning of Christmas?
Our eldest is 10 years old and worrying… again. She worries about almost everything. But this time she’s worrying about sin. She’s realising that she’s a sinner and wants to uncover every last bit of her sin. She remembers moments from yesterday, last week, even last year when she stuffed up and feels
Perhaps you're feeling swamped at the idea of Christmas presents...you just have no idea what to buy this year, and it all feels a bit much. Why not let us help you find 9 different Christmas gifts for kids that make that purchase feel meaningful and thought-through? We have pulled together 9 Christmas
I was sitting in church. The Bible reading was being delivered - a familiar passage. In my tired exhaustion I sat back presuming the words would just wash over me. My momentary interest was sparked as the reader read these three verses. I could hear the misplaced translation over and over again in my head. It wasn’t small. It was huge. Can I