NICO’S BLOG

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 …
I took this photo in the Arctic near Svalbard years ago. A scientist lived alone in this hut, hiding from the ice bears and the ice-cold weather for a whole year, of which six months were in …
It is my fifth week at home while recuperating from my ½ knee replacement – including one week left of self-isolation. This is a time for reflection and introspection. Now, at least three mo …
I’m currently at home recuperating from a ½ knee replacement, and I have time to watch the different news channels on TV, and am shocked at the havoc and death the Corona virus is causing ac …
A new year ahead of us with storm clouds brooding. Our country and many of its citizens are at their wits’ end. Only faith can dispel the dark clouds and give us hope … and prayer is the key …
During a conversation with a friend, I was challenged to consider spending a week alone with God to “really listen to His voice”. However, there was one catch … without any electronic device …