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A perfect day according to C.S. Lewis

In my last post I reflected on the best way to use my (God-given) time, under the circumstances of my actual life. To some, my approach may have seem self-centered. I then remembered a passage from a book by C.S. Lewis, where he describes his perfect day. I remember it still as it seemed quite ideal to me […]

Time is holy

At the beginning of a new school year, I often think about how I can use the time I have in the most meaningful, efficient en enjoyable way. I like to plan. I plan my days, my weeks, my year. And I have always more plans than I will ever have time for! This morning […]

It’s that time of year again…

When we lived in Peru, I hardly realized what it meant to be an expat. Expat as in expatriate, someone who lives outside his passport country, by choice. Of course I knew we were expats, but the full implication of that didn’t sink in until we moved to Tanzania, 7 years later. Till then, we […]

Ascension Day

This morning I was reading a few verses from the book of Hebrews (in the bible). It is a letter to Jewish Christians, mainly dealing with the differences between Judaism and Christian faith. It emphasizes how Jesus Christ is the centre of the faith and that he has taken the place of the ‘high priest’, who used to offer animal sacrifices and […]

When a friend loses his faith – as a missionary

So it happens sometimes: a missionary losing his faith on the mission field. Like a soldier becoming a pacifist in battle. It may be hard to imagine, and shocking when you find out, but it does happen. So it happened to a friend of ours, serving as a missionary in Asia. After years of living with […]

Is the Lord your Life?

Friday is my writing day (yay, love to write!). Yesterday I have mainly been writing on an exegesis of 2 Kings 17:7-8, as this was an assignment for my theology course. An exegesis is ‘an explanation or critical interpretation of a text’. And the text in this case is two verses from the 2nd book […]

Offline Sundays

I recently read an article in a Dutch newspaper (, Sept. 26) about Tony Crabbe‘s view on work and busyness. According to Tony Crabbe, we should stop being so busy (and proud of it!) and focus more on what is really important. It’s not managing our time that matters, but managing our attention. ‘To get most out of your day, manage your […]