The 9th of November this year marked the 31st anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I can still remember watching in excited incredulity as the TV news showed pictures of jubilant Berliners hacking at the concrete structure with hammers and pick axes, and friends and family members from both sides joyfully embracing as…

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En français Few of us are trained to treat sick communities and continents. Unfortunately, that is our task during a pandemic. The origin of the word comes from the Greek pandemos, where pan means everyone, and demos means population. Pandemics confront us with not just one sick individual but with hundreds of thousands of ill patients. The responsible pathogen overwhelms…

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The case for SEPPE – spiritual and emotional support with PPE – during COVID-19 and beyond. ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ (Proverbs 3:5-6) As I sit down to write this, my mind goes back to the…

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На русском, español, français, português ‘“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”’  (Jeremiah 29:11-12) A verse…

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Em português And my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19) For we brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out of it. (1 Timothy 6:7) The movie, The Pursuit of Happyness, reminds us to ’never give up’.  Since its release over a decade ago, it is among…

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En français, português  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.(Genesis 2:25 NKJV) In the beginning, the first couple in the Garden of Eden were naked. This nudity symbolises transparency, an intimate knowledge of the other, of their thoughts, dreams and deep aspirations. Satan succeeded in breaking the beauty…

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