The Gift & The Blessing Blog

By Marietjie Rossouw on 13 September 2012 04:09 PM
Spring is upon us, and the garden at The Gift & The Blessing is a blessing!
By Marietjie Rossouw on 12 September 2012 09:35 AM
This is the best fruitcake ever – no fuss to make and even people who insist that they don’t eat fruitcake say its “very, very nice” once they’re convinced to try it!
By Marietjie Rossouw on 30 September 2011 09:43 AM
Proverbs 29:18a teaches us - Where there is no vision (no redemptive revelation of GOD), the people perish; and GOD warns us through HIS prophet Isaiah - Isa 1:23 Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after compensation and rewards. They judge not for the fatherless nor defend them, neither does the cause of the widow come to them (for they delay or turn a deaf ear).

Proverbs 29:18b - but he who keeps the law (of GOD, which includes that of man) blessed (happy, fortunate and enviable) is he. And GOD says in Isa 1: 19 - If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.

Pray today for our country, our leaders and our nation.
By Marietjie Rossouw on 01 September 2011 09:14 PM
Hebrews 13:2 –  

Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood –being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it. My little Oxford Dictionary defines ‘hospitality’ as friendly and liberal reception of guests and friends. Since the beginning of time GOD taught us – humans – to be hospitable toward strangers. Adam and Eve were guests of GOD in the garden of Eden. They practically had free reign in the garden but some bouderies were set. GOD teaches us as well that there are some boundries which guests should respect when they are received in someone’s home. Through Abraham we are taught the art of hospitality. Abraham rested in front of his tent in the heat of the day – not in the shadow. He sits there in case strangers came by. And who came by – GOD HIMSELF! accompanied by two other men or angels. Firstly Abraham ran to them and bowed...