NICO’S BLOG

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 …
Lockdown Day 123. I have made many notes on this day. One reminding me of this day 47 years ago. The day my father shot my mother. Why did it take me nearly 20 years to forgive him? 20 years …
We passed our 60th day of lockdown and I continue to hear about friends going through difficult times in their homes. Not just about the finances but emotionally. Many relationships are sudd …