December 14th, 2017



  • The purpose of Christmas

    Incarnation First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Every machine and appliance has a purpose: stoves, fridges, cars and planes. Every part of machinery has a purpose or function. When a mechanic or electrician opens a machine, they must know what the function of the various parts are, or figure it out, before they [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Throw out bad old stuff

    Old and new Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Why do we hoard so much stuff over years? Some put unwanted things on the driveway for people to take for free; others have a garage sale. One person’s trash may become another person’s treasure. Moving to another home or town is a good [...] Read More »

    2 weeks ago
  • Old things can be valuable

    Old and new Second of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Although humans are attracted by new things, they still love some old stuff. Wine and meat are matured for optimum tastiness (Luke 5:39). North American jerk meat and South African “biltong” originated from the need to preserve meat for several months before there were [...] Read More »

    3 weeks ago
  • Building on the good of the past

    Old and new First of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Humans have conflicts regarding past and present. Some things of the past we like, others we hate. It usually depends on the effect past things have on our self-esteem. Past events we feel proud about, we like; those we regret, we hate. Likewise, we [...] Read More »

    4 weeks ago
  • Kind words, deeds dearly needed

    Word power Last of three parts Jacob M. Van Zyl Christ’s words of love nurse hidden wounds, healing slowly to scars of victorious battles. Debates in public media, governing bodies, and international relations have lately become increasingly caustic. Not long ago, fierce opponents showed respect for each other as persons. Children are already exposed to [...] Read More »

    1 month ago

Wheels Review

  • GMC reinvents Terrain

    Redesigned crossover spacious and powerful Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald With its redesigned 2018 Terrain, GMC is not just going to conquer the highway, it’s going win over the hearts of crossover fans. A tidier and — in this opinion — a better looking package, the new Terrain offers buyers a spacious and comfortable crossover [...] Read More »

    2 months ago
  • Redesigned Camry better than ever

    Toyota gives its mid-sized sedan a massive makeover Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald The Toyota Camry was always a great car, by far one of my favourite sedans to drive. Completely redesigned for 2018, it is now beyond fantastic. Sharing zero parts — yes, zero — with the 2017 model, the 2018 Camry is built [...] Read More »

    3 months ago
  • Impreza makes an impression

    Redesigned Subaru is a game-changer Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Stunning. How else can an auto writer described the redesigned 2017 Subaru Impreza? How about “absolutely stunning?” Sharing little else besides a name and all-wheel-drive with its predecessor, the new Impreza is a game-changer in its segment. Riding on an all-new platform and available in [...] Read More »

    7 months ago
  • Outback ready for adventure

    Subaru wagon has plenty of space and power Al Beeber Lethbridge Herald Vacation season is just around the corner and whether staying on the pavement or adventuring off-road, travellers will find the 2017 Subaru Outback a perfect getaway vehicle. The all-wheel-drive Outback has been reviewed often here since Subaru first launched it in the [...] Read More »

    7 months ago