Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces 507 – I disagreed with this post:

I read this post from Our Daily Bread during the week.  The piece was entitled United in Christ. Obviously the idea of unity is great… But I disagreed with the writer’s point of view.  (But no disrespect meant in my observation.) The writer said that the gospels didn’t capture Matthew and Simon bickering.  But the obvious reason […]

Sacred Spaces 504 – “40”

I spent some time reading Isaiah 40 this morning. I was encouraged. And thought I could share the piece of scripture with you and highlight some things: “Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God. 2 “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord […]

Sacred Spaces 503 – The hungry man and Jesus

Sacred Spaces 503 – The hungry man and Jesus Perhaps you know that saying (or some version of it): “A hungry man doesn’t care about Jesus until you feed him.  Deal with his hunger then perhaps he will be ready to listen.” (Picture source: http://religionnews.com/2015/09/24/pope-francis-embraces-washingtons-hun...) Youth ministry today is far different to what it was 10 […]

Sacred Spaces 502 – In my garden…

I am totally enjoying the approaching spring and the signs of life in our garden.  I made this make-shift bird feeder: And I love seeing the birds come and visit it, every morning now, since it’s been up… Our visitors include house sparrows, weavers and doves. I think of this: Jesus said “see the birds […]

Sacred Spaces 500 – Simple. Centre

(Disclaimer.  Can’t believe I have written 500 of these since I started back in 2004. I hope God has used these words along the way.) Sacred Spaces 500 – Simple. Centre (The photo is not mine.  But I like the imagery it captures.) I was thinking recently, How I make “life with You” so complicated. […]

Sacred Spaces 499 – A Quiet Life

There is something so appealing about this verse from 1 Thessalonians 4: 11 “…and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you” There are too many people,  too many Christians who are in other people’s business.  We’re […]

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