NICO’S BLOG

I have a close friend, Reiner Fahrenberger (93), that I first met in Germany more than 40 years ago. Below is a letter I wrote to him a few months ago – I thought of sharing it with you and …
It’s been a while since my last blog. Many things have happened. Another year behind us – many lost friends and family; jobs and savings. And yet, God said that I need to expect the unexpect …
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to grow with daily reports of people being sick and dying around us – family, friends, staff’s family. A terrible time. And now the riots. I have never seen s …
Eighteen months we have been in lockdown with no end in sight. I think about how our lives have changed. How we now value life more than anything else. Forgotten are the frequent flyer progr …
I don’t read… Probably the three words I hear most when I ask people (especially men) whether they read. Involuntarily I wonder how they hear God’s voice and receive His guidance if they don …
TIME (alone) WITH GOD Easter 2021 and still in lockdown. Some of us have had a time of reflection, looking back and remembering our journey (Micah 6:5b) and the wondrous presence of God in o …
It has happened to me twice now, that as we wind down each year, I end up in casualty. Once, at our holiday town in the Cape, Hermanus, and once in Pretoria. All due to stress… As a nursing …
Annus horribilis best describes the year we left behind. On many fronts a disastrous year, a year we never thought would bring so much illness, death, joblessness, poverty, and destroy famil …
Not all families have a long term vision. Our family is fortunate enough to have a God-given vision ‘to make a difference’ – which is what we strive doing every day – changing lives by makin …