Triptych: Bible verses as tree poems for life

Naomi, do you know what a tree or trees stand for in this poem? It is almost fifteen years ago and I’m still sorry I didn’t answer the question fully or right. During that oral exam my teacher said that trees in several poems represent humans. Well, of course I knew. I mean, I grew up in church: heard and read the parables of Jesus and so on. Yes, I could have answer the question quite easily. No, I would not have known what I know now. Christian faith is a relationship based matter. Sometimes is difficult to understand some Bible passages because of a lack of experience and sight. There are highs and lows: they widened your life experience and broaden your knowledge. As I got… get older I understand e.g. compassion more, love even more. Just a few examples of life, with God. Continue reading “Triptych: Bible verses as tree poems for life”

I will soar

This week someone asked me what my favorite Bible verse is. I almost started stuttering. I do have some, but I really suck at knowing verses by heart. I guess that for some reason I’d rather write about it than talk about it. Writing usually gives me time to think, overthink and look things up. Anyway, I wanted to share one of my favorite Bible verses with you. Maybe you’ve seen it a hundred times before, but in this blog I’m letting you know why I love to meditate on this verse. So you see, it is personal. Continue reading “I will soar”

Well, well Don Ceder

This is so amazing. Politics is a special subject for me to talk about because it has my interest. I studied Public Administration for a reason I guess. Politics also influence my everyday work. But to be honest, as a Christian I am not always certain about the existence of Christian political groups. I mean, I do prefer having representatives that have the same values as I have. But sometimes I wonder if we should name or label those political groups as ‘Christian’. Also because some parties have the name but are just in for the politics. There is nothing Christ like in them. I won’t give any examples. Continue reading “Well, well Don Ceder”

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Welcome to NEWS OF PEACE.

This is a blog about love, hope and faith.

Those are the ingredients for perfect peace.


I’ve been blogging in Dutch for a long time and I had a break for a long time.

For my blog archive in Dutch you can go to this website (just click).

I’m starting a new journey now.

I want to reach the international world and that is why I’m blogging in English.

We’ll see how this will go.