inspirational

Oct 23, 2018
Young people sitting against blue wall, laughing, wearing Christian T-shirts

Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…

It must have been only a short while after we started printing our own range of Christian T-shirts that I became deeply  aware of what people were wearing. My eyes were drawn to the fonts, the logos, colours….but mostly the pictures and the messages on clothes and T-shirts. I was shocked by some of the things people were blatantly donning in public; messages of death, violence, sexual promiscuity and profanities among other things. Being a Mom, I am also deeply concerned with kids’ clothing. Kids everywhere are wearing messages like “Little Rebel”, “Troublemaker”, “Rules don’t apply to me”, “Mommy’s Monster”, “Warning, next tantrum in 2 minutes”. Sometimes I want to
Sep 3, 2018

Put the spring back into your step this Spring – Tips for being thankful

Life can be hard. And sometimes it feels like the straws just keep piling up until the burden of it can be quite overwhelming. We had a tough season. The wonderful news of being pregnant again was quickly overshadowed for me by extreme nausea. “Morning sickness” is really a misnomer, as it hit me all day, and was especially worse in the evenings. Keeping to normal life became increasingly difficult and my poor husband had to pick up the pieces when I just couldn’t. Starting late afternoon I couldn’t keep anything in, unless I laid down, which meant my husband (after a long day’s work) had to feed and bath and put our kids to bed every day. Anyone with children will know that on the best of days this time of day is not […]
Apr 23, 2018

He tore down the wall

~By Emma Elstadt A few days ago, we had our weekly gathering of Kingdom School. We had this real cool teaching about trust in our power session and how we should be living. And as I was listening to the teaching, something the pastor said grabbed me. I looked up and saw Ephesians 2:1-8 on the screen, but he only quoted this part, “You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.” I was so blown away by that verse, for a moment, I thought he was talking to me. Even though
Mar 22, 2018

Being dust; is that a good thing?

“And what about love?” Our pastor was going through the fruits of the Spirit. “Do we really love people the way Jesus does? We love our friends, our family, sure. But what about our enemies? What about the person who annoys us? What about a dirty beggar? Hey, think about it. Lice could be a real problem you know. It’s not that easy getting it out of your hair, having to buy special shampoo, to comb it out with those little combs…” Everyone was squirming in their seats, imagining the little creatures running through their hair and feeling very uneasy with the challenge of loving the unlovable. He was trying to make a point. And the next thing he said hit it home but at the same time came as an immense wave of relief: […]
Dec 30, 2017

Christian T-shirt Evangelism Survey Results!

Christian T-shirt Evangelism Survey Results are in! We were interested in knowing if Christian T-shirts really do make a difference in the world and so we took a short survey to find out. So without further ado, here are the results * 72.7 % of survey respondents confessed to regularly wearing Christian Clothing while 45.5 % has bought a Christian Clothing item online *When asked about the response they received when they wore the T-shirt: 54.5% said they received encouragement from other believers because of the T-shirt’s message 27.3 % responded that at least one unbeliever asked about the T-shirt’s message while only 9 % received criticism because of the T-shirt and 9% did not receive a response at all
Dec 20, 2017

Shine your light this Christmas

It’s the season to be jolly! To celebrate Jesus, to spend precious time with family, to give to the needy, to rest and party with friends. It could also be the season to eat too much, spend too much. The season to listen to endless Christmas carols, endure big crowds and fake Santa Clauses in shopping malls. For a lot of people Christmas time brings mixed emotions. It can be the happiest or most depressing time of  year depending on what you focus on. Every year when this season approaches I once again ponder the traditions of the season. Many of the things we do have become so ingrained in us that we do not stop to think why we do them anymore. Many will agree with the statement that “Christmas have become very commercialized.” What that […]
Oct 26, 2017

Something to encourage you right where you are

God is not so much into our comfort than into our redemption. “Wow, okay, how is that supposed to encourage me right now”, I hear you say. This week at Bible Study I was reminded again that God’s ways and thoughts are so much higher than mine. And try as I might, I just don’t understand everything that He does or allow. But, you know what, that is a good thing. As my pastor recently said: If we can understand and explain all the ways of God, wouldn’t that make us just as smart as God. Which would mean that
Jun 27, 2017

A cheerful heart is good medicine – proven

Don’t you jut love it when science catches up to the Bible? Almost 3 000 years ago Solomon wrote these words: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength” (Prov 17:22) Studies have shown that hearty laughter decreases stress hormones, relieves physical tension, increases blood flow and immune cells and even has an anti-inflammatory effect that protects the heart muscles from the damaging effects of heart disease.  Laughter releases endorphins, our own natural feel-good hormones and has a similar effect on our brains to taking anti-depressants. When we laugh together, these same hormones promotes
Jun 1, 2017

Abiding is good for your brain

~Elmari Viljoen  “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” – Jesus (John 15:5) “We are wired for love” declares Dr Caroline Leaf, well-known neuroscientist, author and motivational speaker. Brain research shows us that our minds (and consequently our bodies) do not have any circuitry or structure to handle negative thoughts, stress, anxiety, depression, unforgiveness etc. In fact, says Dr Leaf, your body reacts to these toxic thoughts (as she calls it) in the same way that it would react to a virus invasion or an injury. Your immune system sends out a response to the site causing the problem (in this case your brain), causes inflammation, trying to heal the problem. Isn’t God amazing? He has […]