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Offline Sundays

I recently read an article in a Dutch newspaper (nrc.next, 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 […]

Why study Theology?

It had been on my mind for a few years already – the wish to study theology. At some point in my life. Maybe. But when? And why? After some thoughtful consideration, I decided at the end of August this year that I should do it, starting in September. Now is as good a time […]

Dark Clouds

Sometimes it feels like I am being followed by a dark cloud. It doesn’t always come close, it often stays at a distance. But it is there. If I keep moving, the cloud can’t catch up with me. But if I stop, it may suddenly loom over my head. At night, there is no way to keep […]

Spiritual Practices {part 2}

In my last post, I mentioned two books that encourage us to put into practice a number of spiritual disciplines, in order to grow spiritually. In this post, I want to look at what these spiritual disciplines are, and how you can begin to actually practise them. The aim of spiritual growth is to become […]

Spiritual Practices {part 1}

Spiritual. A word with many meanings and interpretations. When I think of spirituality, I think of everything that has to do with the spiritual, as opposed to the physical. There is more than what you can see, touch or feel. The spiritual has to do with the connection between my spirit and God’s Spirit. This is […]

Organise & Inspire

Last school year is long gone, the new year has already started! Last year for me was a year of trying new things and finding out how to best spend the ‘extra’ time I had with all three kids in school. However, the extra time I thought I would have, was not as much as […]

Quiet time during the holidays

Some years ago, I realised I wanted to work on the habit of daily taking time for bible reading and prayer. A quiet moment in the day of reflection and meditation really helps me to keep perspective, to stay focused on what is important and to not fall down the well. But how to find […]