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donkerDepressie, uitbranding, spanning en bekommernis is vir duisende mense ’n realiteit. In die donker put bied ’n eerlike prentjie van dié groot stryd.

In die donker put is Johan Smith se persoon-like verhaal van hoe hy en sy gesin deur sy seun, Dirkie, se stryd met depressie geraak is. Johan vertel ook hoe sy eie uitbranding hom voor sy menslikheid te staan laat kom het. Hiermee saam stel hy ander aan die woord wat hulle eie ervaring met depressie deel en ook persoonlike raad gee aan ander wat ook in dié donker put vasgevang is. Dié verhale getuig ook van die genade, hoop en vrede wat deur Christus vir elkeen beskikbaar is.

In die donker put sluit af met feite en statistieke oor depressie, en wenke en praktiese raad rondom dié siekte. So bied dit hoop terwyl dit ook ’n dieper begrip sal skep vir dié wat worstel met depressie. ( Lees meer )


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Sal jy Jesus se Koningkryk beskerm?

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Peter Howe (A Novel and Testimony)


The Target takes snippets and highlighted events from the Howe family's lives. Following a time line, it illustrates the challenges, trials and tragedies they faced, including the death of their two sons. This book gives a commentary of how the earthly and heavenly realms affect each other.Peter however, weaves Christian fiction into the different aspects of his own true personal journey.

Their faith developed and grew throughout all the tragedies they experienced, and blossomed into the life they now live serving God and ministering to others.


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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Lê jou daarop toe om jou tot beskikking van God te stel as 'n arbeider wat die goedkeuring van God wegdra, 'n arbeider wat hom vir sy werk nie hoef te skaam nie, wat die woord van die waarheid suiwer verkondig. (2 Timoteus 2:15 Afr83)


Die arm van die Here is nie te kort om te help nie en sy oor is nie te doof om te hoor nie. JESAJA 59:1

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Inspirational Quote

"The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home." St. Augustine of Hippo

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"Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist. We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen, will be made evident to others from the love which he imparts to us." — Sadhu Sundar Singh

Interesting Facts

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Ottors sleep while holding hands (paws)

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You cannot think of an English word to rhyme with the word “month” because there isn’t one.

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Humor Quotes

Humor Quote

On your birthday, send a thank you card to your mom.

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If it is not Valentines day and you see a man in a flower shop, you can probably start up a conversation by asking, 'What did you do?'