Category Archives: Religious Thoughts

Leadership is Responsibility


leadership_lessons_from_monopoly_with_darryl_schoemanWhen playing monopoly, my 7 year old son thinks that being the banker is really cool because he “has” all the bank’s money to his disposal. But being the banker is one of responsibility. Much like many church ministries are.

Looking to pick a fight


Samson went down to Timnah and saw there a young Philistine woman. (2) When he returned, he said to his father and mother, “I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife.” (3) His father and mother replied, “Isn’t there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me. She’s the right one for me.” (4) (His parents did not know that this was from the LORD, who was seeking an occasion to confront the Philistines; for at that time they were ruling over Israel.) Judges 14:1-4 (NIV – emphasis mine)

In Judges 13:5, an angel of the Lord tells Manoah’s wife that she will bear a son (Samson) and that he will begin to deliver Israel out of the hands of the Philistines. Later, when Samson is all grown up, he wants to marry a Philistine girl. Of course his parents are not happy as the Philistines are their oppressors.

But the key to this whole unfolding of events, is Judges 14:4; God was allowing Samson to be interested in marrying a Philistine women because God was looking for an occasion – a reason – to fight the Philistines.

In a nutshell, God was looking to pick a fight.

And He just so by the way had the right chap for the job.

my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say

Santa & Satan


It just struck me that Santa and Satan have the exact same letters, just re-ordered. Considering what Santa has done to the truth of Christmas, makes you think doesn’t it!

my name is darryl
and this is what i have to say

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