finding hope in the book of job 0

When life gets real, I remember Job

This week was the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak that I felt it. Until Thursday, the whole situation felt like a, surreal, distant problem. This is largely because I am in a country where the daily deaths and confirmed infections are not in the...

2020 the year of hope 0

I believe 2020 is still the year of hope

At the beginning of most years, I have a word or a scripture for the year that lies ahead. At the beginning of 2020, my word for the year was hope.   You might say, “Well, Marcelle, you better wash your ‘spiritual ears’ out, because this...

the meaning of salvation 0

What Salvation Means to Me

Writing a post about the meaning of salvation feels like a mammoth task. It is a fundamental concept in the Christian faith, so there are legions of authors, theologians, preachers, and people like me who’ve said something about salvation.   After two false starts, I concluded...

how to prepare for your wedding night 0

Oh Maiden, How to Prepare for your Wedding Night

Growing up, sex before marriage was taboo in our culture. This, according to me, was the norm in South Africa up until the early 2000’s. Then, with the help of mainstream media, the Gen X’rs and Millennials challenged the norms and now, the reverse is...

this is the real life series 0

The Story Behind #thereallife Series

Some time ago I started toying with the idea of creating a series of posts that interrupt people’s daily dose of curated lives.   The goal? Remind people that what they’re seeing isn’t the whole picture.   Why?  We all know that what we’re seeing isn’t the whole...

letting go of control - the surprising road to patience 0

Control – A surprising source of impatience

In our premarital preparation, we were told that happiness is not the purpose of your marriage – holiness is. At first, I thought it meant marriage will suck, and some days it does. Especially when that other person starts doing things that dig into some...