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
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
If you are anything like me, you like the idea of being in control. When your day goes according to plan, it is a good day. When an event meets your expectations, it has been a success! According to Google, the noun ‘control’ means the power to influence or direct people’s behaviour or
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?
It was the early 80’s; the tension was high. I was sent to the Eastern Cape, because the everyday riots were no longer tolerable. I cushioned under the care of my gogo, and then spread my wings back to Cape Town. Only to find my wings clipped by the ravages of a broken
It was 4pm; the longest day of my life. It began with no food, prodding and poking from nurses, a drip line, an anaesthetic and then the scan. It then became a day of drawn-out agony, literally watching the clock tick by. I remember saying to my husband as we walked to the
Relationships. Why are they so hard? I am sure you have read a number of articles on this very topic, perhaps with wide and varied opinions on the cause of these hardships. Since there has to be ‘the unpopular opinion’ in the mix, I’d like to offer another perspective –a biblical view on