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New Beginnings

It was with much joy that we finally moved into our new home in Blairgowrie just over two weeks ago. This brings to an end 3 years of "temporary" residence (Singapore) and 5 months of "close" living as the five of us shared a 2-roomed garden cottage in Johannesburg. Now, at last we have somewhere to hang our hats and call home, good internet access, and most importantly, an office.

Is the Pen mightier than the Sword?

Is the Pen mightier than the Sword? Lucy’s Surprising answer

Is the pen mightier than the sword? This was the weighty question that Lucy Gannon addressed at the 1st of March event hosted by Rosebank Union’s Write On! Group. I really expected Lucy—who wields her pen with such success and influence on the British TV and stage—to answer this question with a resounding ‘yes’.

Bekker's Bulletin

The New Normal

We've been back for just over 2 months now - the longest we have lived in South Africa in 7 years! Whilst a lot has changed in SA since we left in 2003, there is a comforting sense of familiarity...and its nice to be living under African skies again.

Weekend Getaway 2014

First and foremost I would like to thank the church for the bursary. It may seem small but to a student budget it's a huge sacrifice. The serving team were on point. You could see that a lot of time, money and effort was put in the preparation and throughout the camp. I'm really grateful for you guys.

The Weekend Getaway...I've got so much to say and I hope I can fit it all in a paragraph. Let's do this.

Living as a Community

“The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer


As we focus on community life this month; I searched the dictionary for a definition of the word ‘community’ and found the following elements instructive:

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