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Dennis Beeselaar's blog

I am privileged, I am blessed, I am challenged!

For more than seven years now I have had the privilege of being part of the Rosebank Union Church pastoral team and staff. Even more, being part of the body of Christ gathered here at the corner of William Nicol and St. Andrews Drive and scattered all over the city and beyond. As I reflect in my beautiful office, made available to me by God and His people, I again realise – Lord you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance! Psalm 16: 5-6.

Autumn

Suddenly I am feeling the morning and evening air has a slight chill. I see the trees are changing their colour and the leaves here and there are starting to fall. I observe the levels of the dams on the fruit farms here in “Oppi Berg”, this very fertile plateaux, up the Gydo pass in the Koue Bokkeveld, has drastically dropped. It is obvious that nature is preparing for a rest.

Living the Resurrection!

Someone led me to a Christian book with the title, LIVING THE RESURRECTION. The book was written by the well-known writer and translator of the Message, Eugene H. Petersen.

Last Sunday our pastor of worship, Justin announced the theme for Resurrection Sunday evening service – Living the Resurrection! I sat up and realized that our Lord is speaking to me at this specific time on the Christian church calendar!

This Water makes all the difference

Jackie and I had a fantastic time in the Cape with our children and family over Christmas and New Year. The place was packed with a holiday vibe. But what really struck us most when we visited the Tulbagh Ceres Oppi-berg area, where our son farms, were the fruit trees bending their branches with the heavy loads of fruit they are busy producing – nectarines, peaches, plums, cherries - and apples, pears coming into season! As we climbed the Gydo Pass taking us into the Koue Bokkeveld, we stopped at the “’uitkyk” post. We found our answer for the abundance of fruit.

If One Falls Down...

Pastor Dennis

I was blessed at the beginning of October 2011 to go on sabbatical for three months after completing five years of ministry at Rosebank Union Church. Every week was meticulously planned in how I will spend my time in reflection, refuelling, relaxing and refocusing for the work which I believe God has called me to.

Spring Clean

I was not born and bred in Johannesburg. To our senior pastor’s dismay - I hail from the Cape! He loves Johannesburg! Actually, he raves about our city. But he will delight in the fact that I have really – and I mean it – “grown into” the City of Gold.