My wife and I are cycling partners. We had a tandem road bike called “The Bull” (it had the colours of a Red Bull can). The best thing about it was speed. When we were in sync, in harmony, we could reach speeds over 90km/h. What a sweet-sweet symphony.

Similarly, we were not meant to live this Christ-following life mucking about on our own. We’re designed to live and move and have our being in tandem with the Holy Spirit. We’re rubbish on our own – but in sync with the Spirit, what a sweet-sweet symphony.

Read Galatians 5:25 (



Let it rain

Lately Cape Town has been experiencing a lot of rain and every time I see the grey clouds outside my window I think of Heinz Winckler’s song “Let it rain”. In this song he cries out to God to open the floodgates of heaven.

In the same way the dams catch and store the rain, we as God’s children should be ready to catch and store up all God wants to tell us and bless us with. Paul tells us in Acts 1:8 (, that the Holy Spirit will pour out on us and we need to be ready to receive Him, whenever, wherever.



The Outcasts

Here we see the all too familiar high school mean-popular group vs smart-nerdy group aka “the outcasts”. The latter have had enough of being the target and come up with a plan to switch things up. Mid-plan they lose sight of the point of this whole mission and start compromising on the important stuff.

Being a teenager today is challenging; it’s easy to lose sight of what is right, and what is important. This is why we need to constantly connect with God and listen to the Holy Spirit as He guides us.

Read Galatians 5:16 here –


Finding it simple.

The weird thing about life is that, as confusing and complex as it so often seems to be, it’s also unbelievably simple.

There are thousands of opportunities each day for you to disobey God and get involved in stuff you actually know will mess you up, and yet the psalmist offers us peace and a practical way forward amidst all that noise: ‘How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your word.’ (Psalm 119:9

If today gets hectic and you’re drawn towards something toxic, ask the Holy Spirit to highlight God’s word over that situation. What do you know to be true? Be brave to live it. Solomon tells us in Proverbs 9:10, ‘Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.’