Author Archives: jacovr
He commands the rain (or the dogs)
14 December 2020 Some mornings, when I wake up, I can hear the rain playing on the roof. It is a very pleasant sound while I’m still snuggled up. But. I’m on the morning dog walking duty. And I’m fine … Continue reading
Parenting is for thinkers
In the mornings on the train, I am reading Mathew Henry’s commentary on the complete Bible. It can probably be considered the heaviest non-technical reading I have done in my entire life. And it will take me a bit longer … Continue reading
Is your church relevant?
I recently responded to a Facebook post by a good friend in South Africa who asked to tell more about the church that we attend in the Netherlands. I honestly believe CLC is fulfilling the purposes of God for this generation in … Continue reading
Is marriage meant for divorce?
Another discussion at the office. Since recently, I have an Indian colleague. So, one day during lunchtime, there was a seven and a half second discussion about marriage. The public opinion would have it that statistics prove that arranged marriages in … Continue reading
Hillsong in Zoetermeer
I witnessed something last night, that I have never seen before. The Hillsong United band from Australia gave a concert in Zoetermeer. We really enjoyed the worship & we sang along with all our hearts. I listen to their music … Continue reading
Reflections of Rome
I have never been to any place on earth that has such a rich history and so many references to things I have only read of and some I hold dear. Granted, I have not been in Israel yet. But … Continue reading
God loves us; Or does he love rules?
‘Does your church also forbid the smoking of wiet (marijuana)?’ I am asked by one of my Amsterdam colleagues. And then he goes on to explain that Jesus drank wine, and wine is so much worse for you than wiet. … Continue reading
Why should they believe
I often wonder about one aspect of faith: How do you make it relevant to the next generation? I knew full well that my gandma believed and that she prayed for my salvation every day. And I’ve written previously about … Continue reading
The miracle moove
Quickly… Define LIFE. You have 15 seconds. No, no, no. Not THE MEANING of life, we’ve covered that last time. LIFE itself. I tend to think of life as the things that happen to you while you are making other … Continue reading
Why in heaven’s name are we on earth?
In Acts 13, we read about the first missionary journey by Paul & Barnabas. They were sharing the good news, and in the middle of a sermon, Paul says this: “For David…served the purpose of God in his own generation” (Acts 13:36) … Continue reading