“Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God!” These lyrics are lifted from a wonderful hymn by John Newton. Sadly, even though it is often sung in churches, most who sing it are unaware what it means. It was written to magnify
Christmastime is loved and celebrated around the world. In the southern hemisphere, this usually means warm weather, an extended break from work or school, time for family and home maintenance, lots of eating and, of course, gift-giving. There is nothing wrong with any of this.
Many readers will be familiar with the name Adrian Vlok and his infamous apartheid era evils. When our family moved to South Africa in 1990, his name was often in the news. His actions as Minister of Correctional Services, and later as Minister of Law
Perhaps you have at some point in recent years received an email like the one below: Dear Mr. Van Niekerk, It is our pleasure to inform you that your name was randomly selected out of 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. The