Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

Dear Sacred Spaces reader

To whom it may concern, I love words. I love reading. I love writing. I love expressing myself. But… You may have noticed… I have posted less over the last few weeks. This ministry (it started as that) has gone on since Oct 2004. So thats roughly just over 12 years. I’ve always prayed and […]

Sacred Spaces 518 – Simplify

(Maybe this seems to be a requiring theme in my life for a reason. Maybe yours too?) Less noise Less things Less Facebook status updates Less phone apps Less clutter Less social media Less gadgets Less running from one appointment to another Less online presence More quality time with loved ones More present More reading […]

Sacred Spaces 517 – On wings…

The other day riding back from the shops I captured this shot: On seeing this awesome bird of prey, I thought of: “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah […]

Sacred Spaces 515 – Twenty Sixteen

Hi all, this is my last Sacred Space post for 2016.  (And from this side of South Africa too) If I had to choose my favourite song of 2016; it would have to be The Window by THRICE “All that I’ve known’s within the walls of this room where there’s a window Roughly boarded up It’s true the […]

Sacred Spaces 513 – Ten words only

Be content! Don’t compare! You are on a unique journey! (10 words to encourage you and to remind you. I know this is something I battle with. Stop looking outwards in despondency. You are living your own unique tale. Embrace it!)Filed under: 2016 Tagged: Be content, contentment, count your blessings, Don't compare, Philippians 4, thief […]

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I have entered my Sacred Spaces into the SA Blog Awards in the  ‘Best Religious or Spirituality Blog’ category. (Voting Period is:  28th November 2016 until 31st December 2016) I would love you to vote for me.  How to do so: Click on the “VOTE” image when you visit my site: Or click on this image below: WHY HAVE […]