Thank God for Sport

Came across this article today in a Dutch newspaper “De Pers”. The title is already disturbing “Fatherhood you learn on the sport’s field”, but the conclusion is even more disturbing, and that is that sport is the savior for the relationship between the father and his child, because “if there were no sports, the majority […]

Valentine’s Day

I had planned to write a post on the history and relevance of Valentine’s Day in relation to biblical beliefs, but someone beat me to the punch and did a really good job at it. So instead I will just post the link to his post. Valentine’s Day Enjoy.

Thanksgiving, but to Whom?

Today a dream comes true. This may sound like an overstatement, but for years and years I always wanted to celebrate Thanksgiving on actual U.S. soil. I know, I know, I am Dutch, so what do I care about this celebration. We don’t even (really) celebrate this in the Netherlands. And why should we, for […]

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today my mom turns 70. Quite an achievement I must say. And so it will be a day of festivities, lots of food and good times. As a sort of tradition I wrote her a poem, and although it is in Dutch I will post it here. Happy Birthday Mom! I love you. Lieve Mam, […]

Kiss Halloween Goodbye

Yesterday was Halloween, and I figured that it would be a good opportunity to spend some words on this topic. Ever since I am a Christian I want to be more aware of what all these celebrations mean, in light of pleasing God and what the Bible has to say about us being in the […]

April Fool’s Day

What day seems more fitting to list some things God has to say about fools. My personal favorite has got to be Proverbs 26:11. “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God,’ they are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good.” (Psalm 53:1) “The fear of […]