Author Archives: John Muil

Pentecost talk

  Did you all watch the royal wedding yesterday? With the appropriate oohs and ahs and isn’t she gorgeous? I wonder how many gifts they received from all over the world? Do you think they sent any gifts back? ‘Sorry … Continue reading

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Sermon John 14

I have never owned a GPS system to show me or rather, tell me, where to drive. I have never felt the need to own one, after all, I have been married for over 50 years. There is no need … Continue reading

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Am I blessed?

I was talking to a man the other day who never made one positive comment about his life, his wife, his family or his surroundings. Everything was wrong and everything was everyone else’s fault – certainly not his. In fact … Continue reading

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Be prepared

In our daily lives we are prepared for most things which interest us, hold our attention, pay us for our services (we-ell sometimes) or something we enjoy. When the situation arises or requires will we be in the front-line leading … Continue reading

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The gospel according to me

Always enjoyed the story of the golfer whose opponent wanted to bend the rules “just a little” to suit his lost ball/out of bounds/behind an obstruction et al. If you play golf you’ve met them. You meet them in all … Continue reading

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Living life to my full negativity

I recall the words of Willie Nelson – he who spoke to walls – who suggested replacing negative thoughts with positive ones will lead to positive results. Helen Keller was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the … Continue reading

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Am I the problem?

Do you think the present climate in South Africa is anywhere near the euphoria and patriotism that followed our victory in the rugby world cup in Jo’burg? We never were the perfect democratic society but under the guidance of Madiba … Continue reading

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Time to be good

Mental health is one of those issues society does not wish to drag out into the open for discussion. The stigma of mental disease appears in most societies and the question needs to be asked – why? Why the stigma? … Continue reading

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Is joy a part of your life

Listening to and reading of the rampant corruption and evil surfacing during the South African court cases, enquiries and commissions leads one to suspect the country is very close to breaking down. Descending into another Zimbabwe. In fact hardly a … Continue reading

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What is a church?

Elizabeth Elliot (A lamp for my feet). ‘Sometimes when I was a child my mother or my father would say to me “Shut your eyes and hold out your hand.” That was the promise of some lovely surprise. I trusted … Continue reading

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