The Parkrun

Ten minutes from our home is Gillooly’s Farm where every Saturday morning the Parkrun event takes place. Parkrun is a 5k event that takes place in parks where people of all ages, race, gender, shapes, sizes, etc run, or walk their dogs or baby strollers. Astonishingly, some people run with their baby strollers. A couple of…

Uncontainable Love – Elevation Worship

  Again, one of my favorite Elevation worship songs from their new album There is a Cloud. This is a lyric video. I’ve also included links to the lyrics and the chords for any musician or worship leader that wants to try out the song.  More importantly for me, the song points us to Jesus…

Finding Jesus in David’s sin

The gospel has become everything to me. Grace is everything to me. What Jesus did for me is my sail. Without grace, I’m lost in the stormy waters of life. Without the gospel, I’m a mad man hearing strange voices in my head.  I have to write, journal, read, listen, converse, meditate, debate, consider, contemplate…

Mighty Cross (Live) – Elevation Worship

    Sometimes I wonder aloud why Elevation Church write such gospel centered songs and still preach “me-centered” sermons. I guess we don’t get it 100% all the time.  In the meantime we receive and enjoy anything from them that points us to Jesus and His work on the cross for us – the gospel….

Fences and Grace #2

In this second part of the blog, I’d like to explore the other line in the film that stood out for me in terms of grace and the gospel. Rose: I been standing with you! I been right here with you, Troy. I got a life too. I gave eighteen years of my life to…

Fences and Grace #1

  Recently, I watched the film Fences by August Wilson based on his Pulitzer prize-winning play. The film features the two most gifted and talented actors of their generation – Denzel Washington and Viola Davis amongst other cast of stellar actors.    The film is set in 1950’s Pittsburgh and it’s about Troy Maxson (Denzel…

A new reformation within the Charismatic Movement

This week we celebrated the 500th anniversary of the reformation. On 31st October 500 years ago, a German monk by the name of Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the All Saints Church. He also sent the theses with a letter to Albert of Brandenburg the Archbishop of Mainz. His one…

Top secrets to landing a job with the grace company – How to prep your CV

I’ve always been fascinated by leadership and especially how leaders recruit their workers or employees. The recruiting process in companies, organizations, religious organizations, learning institutions, goverments etc. is one that I’ve studied for a long time. It is amazing to see the different approaches used to recruit and retain workers and employees. Some approaches are…

Why your hair matters to God – Why you are more valuable to God

Every morning for the past 6 years I have been at the front seat of my wife’s hair-do. I mean literally. Jenny has this particular routine that she has perfected throughout her entire life that she goes through every single morning. Here it is – wakes up – has cereal for breakfast and reads —…

What I did after I got my driver’s license

I can certainly remember when I qualified for the South African driver’s license. It was July 31st 2017, 10:45am. The testing station was at Bedfordview and the examiner was a Mr. Niekerk – a soft-spoken, non-threatening and unassuming gentleman who guided me through the test. I arrived at the test station at 10am in a mad…

Brought to the end of ourselves – the gift that marriage has given us

So, Jenny and I are celebrating our 6th year in marriage. To the one’s that have been married recently that’s like, “Wow that’s amazing guys.” To the ones that have been in this game for long they are like, “Mschew, nothing to see here.” hahahahahaha On September 2, 2011, we made our vows before God and…