Mark Paul Odendaal | My Thoughts in Words

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God, it’s Your fault

I’ve said this many times in my life:  God gets blamed for all kinds of things that He really had nothing to do with. Little did I realize I was doing that very thing....

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It is what it is – but is it?

I am privileged to have a great relationship with my in-laws.  They are just all round great people! But one of the things I treasure most is the pearls of wisdom that come from...

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Social Media Wake Up Call

I have loved social media for as long as I can remember.  So much so, that my final year research paper was on the potential of social media to be a great means of...

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How Christian evangelicals rate Trump

Kate Shellnut of Christianity Today recently released an article after the Pew Research Center did post-election research on how President-elect Donald Trump handled himself in the presidential election. For those interested in what Americans, particularly...

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Law and Grace

I grew up hearing about grace… naturally. I went to a Baptist church that taught the great truths of the Word, including that my salvation was, and continues to be, by grace through faith...

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An Open Letter to the DA

Dear Democratic Alliance In the spirit of full disclosure, I will let you know up front that I am not politically minded.  I read a few articles now and then, I listen when people...

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Tell your heart to beat again

There’s something so powerful about ‘testimony’ – the story of what happened.  This video below is one such video that I’m sure will be a great blessing to you. Enjoy!

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#IloveJozi – Juta Street

One of the things that surprised me most after moving to Pretoria was how so many people that live less than 45 minutes from one of the greatest cities in the world had no...

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Facebook done right

I have likely said it before: I both love and hate social media. When I love it, I love it properly.  So much so, in fact, that I did my honours thesis at Theological...

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A month in bed

So today mark’s exactly a month since I’ve turned a luminous shade of yellow, started losing a lot of weight and, most notably, got into bed for what I hoped would be a week or...

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People, The Gym and Church.

I am unashamed when I say that I am one of millions (billions?) of people who had “Get fit and healthy” as a new years resolution. I am also proud to say that, despite...

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5 Things I love about the church

When last were you able to scroll through your Facebook feed without at least one shared article about what is wrong with the church today? No doubt it’s been a while! 5 reasons millennials...