Embers of hope

Looking at the world today, it seem that all hope have left this little blue planet of ours.

Attempting  in seeking for a ember of hope my faith gives me some. But the teachers of my faith snuff it out before it could catch alight. There is hope! Where you may ask? This wild fire of hope have its origins also in faith.

If we look through the glasses of the media,  politics and even Social media. We only see racism, hatred, violence the list can go on. But what it don’t give you is hope, all that you see is the evil in the world. But through the glasses of faith in the all Mighty God the picture change completely. You see embers of life’s being changed. People giving truck loads of water and grass for drought stricken towns, students gathering across colour and race lines to pray for their  country.

A great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice. (1Kings 19:11-13)

The God of love is blowing with a small whisper over the ember of hope, he’s starting the wild fire in our country and the world. It so small that we can miss it in the storms, earthquakes and fires of the evil one. The prince of darkness is running scared.

What are we to do? What actions should we take? Is the Prince of peace working in a new why? and are we his children ready for it?

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Do people log off there brain when they log on to social media? 

I wonder about this question when I listen too the news. Do people really think they’re invincible on the web or is it just ignorance? What comes to mind is freedom of speech, but here is where I would like to look at it from a different view point. What if the post, tweets and comments where filtered through the thinking of, do unto others … Ask yourself what would you want people to post about you? Then do the same unto them!

The article below is a over view look about social media and the law. (Op pad Magezine, Feb/Mrt 2016 bl. 15; Moreletapark Congregation)

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Social media is not just for selfie, sharing your opinion (wanted or unwanted) and finding old friends. From the smallest church to the biggest companies and even shopping malls have Facebook pages, Pinterest profiles, can be found on Twitter and Instagram. Hate it or love it but its here to stay for longer than most of us. I manage and advise on several of these social platforms. Over time I have learn some of the danger and treasures of the connected world of social media.

Below is a article I written about social media etiquette. Hier onder is ‘n artikel wat ek geskryf het oor etiket op sosial media. ( Op pad Tydskrif, Okt/Nov 2013 bl. 18; Moreletapark Gemeente)

What do you think of peoples  etiquette and manners on social media?