Category Archive: Church

Why I love Dutch people

Last year I wrote about a place called Tshepong – a victim support centre here in Bloemfontein. It’s badly under-funded but has a brilliant leader, Lani, who keeps her staff inspired and motivated.… Continue reading

Holy Sh*t!

Sometimes we Nichols have those times where things go completely crazy – everything falls on top of everything else, and we get flipped up, spun around and dumped back on our bums. I’ve… Continue reading

Joy in the City

One of the main reasons we came to South Africa was to ‘plant’ a church – ie. a mini church community that will grow big in a new place. Bloemfontein church plant has… Continue reading

Mountain Fires

I wanted to celebrate Christmas with something Jesus-y so what better way than to tell you the story of Colin and his trip to the mountains of Lesotho a few weeks ago? Here’s… Continue reading

The art of Venn

Here at “Springs” we are slowly moving towards the state of Utopia called “Sorted Out”. Most days include a positive step forwards, but a lot of days involve a small step backwards too,… Continue reading

Prisoner to pastor

Sometimes you know a party is going to go with a swing as soon as you walk through the door – there’s glasses of drinks ready on a tray, there’s an array of… Continue reading

A catch up with Col

Our move here came about because of our family of churches, and the relationships we have. We value these relationships really highly, plus we share resources, ideas and encouragements. The connections span the… Continue reading

“A time to tear down and a time to build”

We are deep into Autumn here in the Southern hemisphere and it’s beautiful. It took me a while to realise what the difference is…. instead of foggy dampness we have bright skies which… Continue reading

Five Go Nowhere

They call Worthing “God’s waiting room” because so many elderly people live here. I don’t know who ‘they’ are, and why they’re so negative, but funnily enough that description is quite fitting for… Continue reading

Blue-sky Thinking

Definitions noun creative ideas that are not limited by current thinking or beliefs This piece of management jargon has been adopted by my friend Maria and I when we need to justify sitting… Continue reading