Colin's Wise Wednesday - 26th February 2020

What do you need most?  Have you ever thought about this?  I had the answer straight away…. honestly? No but I came across a reading the other day that made me realize what I really need. Coincidence or Godincidence? Let me share it with you:
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Luke Street

Smaller things in pictures – 21st February 2020
 
THE WAY TO BECOME WISE IS TO HONOUR THE LORD; HE GIVES SOUND JUDGEMENT TO ALL WHO OBEY HIS COMMANDS. HE IS TO BE PRAISED FOR EVER! PSALM 111: 10
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 19th February 2020

omrades marathon, one of my up-hills in life.
Something I read during my devotion time the other day made me think of my running days….again!!!!!! It was to do with the up-hills we all have in life. While running I was always trying to convince myself that for every uphill there must be a downhill.  By the time I got half way up Polly Shorts in the Comrades marathon (89 kilometers) my theory was dispelled.  Looking back now I think that’s how my life is, I cruise through the quiet periods without a thought and then legs aching I hit the next hill and the next.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Incredible rains in pictures – 14th February 2020
 
YOU CREATED ME, AND YOU KEEP ME SAFE; GIVE ME UNDERSTANDING, SO THAT I MAY LEARN YOUR LAWS. Psalm 119: 73
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 12th February 2020

Our Daily Devotion the other day made me think of the enormous task we have as believers in a world of increasingly sceptical viewpoints. The devotion told a story of a person who was teaching English in Uganda to some very inquisitive youngsters. Another teacher had read about the change of seasons and their enquiring minds wanted an explanation of “change of season”. How does one explain that to people living on the equator? Spring with the flowering trees, yes, and autumn with falling leaves, yes, they could comprehend. But winter? They couldn’t imagine being cold so how do you explain cold? To try and make them understand the teacher pointed to Lake Victoria, which was visible from the open-air classroom, and said if that was in Canada they would be able to walk on it in winter as it would ice over. With that she said she lost all credibility.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Waiting for the Rains In Pictures - 7th February 2020
 
BUT AS FOR ME, I WILL PRAY TO YOU, LORD; ANSWER ME, GOD, AT A TIME YOU CHOOSE. ANSWER ME BECAUSE OF YOUR GREAT LOVE, BECAUSE YOU KEEP YOUR PROMISE TO SAVE. Psalm 6 : 13
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 5th February 2020

Prevent aging? Use “Eternal Youth Dew” by Ponds. Ever heard this ad? No… neither have I (I just made it up)! But I’m sure you have heard many ads telling you how to remain young; rid yourself of all the wrinkles and retain or regain your hair. None of them have worked for me I’m still wrinkled and my hair is falling out faster than ever. Have they worked for you? Have you noticed all the models in these ads are good looking/beautiful and I’m sure they’ve never needed any cream or hair restorer anyway!
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

CALM TIMES IN PICTURES – 31st January 2020
 
I PRAY THAT CHRIST WILL MAKE HIS HOME IN YOUR HEARTS THROUGH FAITH. I PRAY THAT YOU MAY HAVE YOUR ROOTS AND FOUNDATION IN LOVE. EPHESIANS 3
 

Just a Word - February 2020


As your pastor, I don’t always get the opportunity to speak personally to each of you in our loving congregation here at Hillside. So this monthly letter: Just a Word, will not only serve as some information on what is up and coming in our community but also a time for me to reflect on my 15 years with you leading Hillside.
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 29th January 2020

I’m not sure what you do in life – if you’re employed, are a ‘home executive’, a scholar or retired like me but please  “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” says Paul in Colossians.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Promising times in pictures - 24th Janaury 2020
 
BE WITH ME WHILE I PROCLAIM YOUR POWER AND MIGHT TO ALL GENERATIONS TO COME. Psalm 71 : 18b
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 22nd January 2020

This morning while reading a devotion about the writer’s loving Retriever it reminded me of my adorable (I thought so, not necessarily a sentiment shared by my family!) parrot Zulu.
 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GAME RANGER by Chad Cocking

Timbavati Bliss in Pictures - 17th Janaury 2020
 
Praise God with shouts of joy, all people! Sing to the glory of His name; offer Him glorious praise! Psalm 66: 1 - 2
 

Colin's Wise Wednesday - 15th January 2020

“I’m coming back to the heart of worship and it’s all about You. It’s all about You, Jesus. I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it”….the words of the chorus  The Heart of Worship