Articles from Darrel Hofland's Sacred Spaces

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 […]

Sacred Spaces 510 – Onesimus

I came across the small book (a page long) of Philemon in the scriptures over the weekend. I read about how Paul meets Onesimus in prison. Spends time with him and then sends out this appeal to Philemon: “He is no longer like a slave to you. He is more than a slave, for he […]

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 […]