The Trouble with Love


 There was a time in my life when I was afraid that there was something really, really wrong with me. I never admitted it to anyone, but I had got it into my head that I was a psychopath. I know that sounds really dramatic but I was worried that it was only a…

“Has as great a thing as this ever happened?”


 By Debbie Desmond Deuteronomy 4:32-34 Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created man on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of? Has any other…

Slaying the Hydra of Jihadism- The search for a Better God.


It is impossible these days to open a newspaper, turn on TV news or browse the internet without being confronted with the phenomenon of globalised Islamist terrorism. Gone is the blissful illusion that these events only happen in Middle Eastern cities that resound with the sound of the call to prayer from ancient minarets. No…

PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS By Debbie Desmond.


Earlier this year I delivered a message called Perfect Imperfection. While I was spending time with the Lord, contemplating how we fall short of His perfection, the words of ‘All of Me’ by John Legend came to mind and I felt like the Lord was singing that to mankind, to me: ‘Cause all of me…

Let the Nations Burn!


Miracles, Signs an Wonders in France I expect signs to happen where I go these days, after all Jesus told us that we should expect signs to follow us. Some signs are like whispers on the wind, easily missed but at other times it seems that God is roaring like an approaching hurricane. That’s how…

Taking a Leap of Faith


An Incredible Journey It has been an incredible 22 year journey pioneering and leading two very different churches which have made a powerful impact in South Africa and abroad. Now we stand on the verge of another life changing move, back to the city where our adventure all began, Cape Town. It feels like our…

Beetroot Juice, iPads & Cultured Cheese


By Debbie Desmond I was out in a restaurant today and I decided to order a Beetroot Juice. That of course got me thinking of my good-looking husband. Why? Simply because it is another of the many things that he has got me into. Knowing and living with him has changed and enriched my life…

Faith to Forgive


– By Debbie Desmond From my counseling chair I watch their faces which, like a TV screen, displays the evidence of the huge battle raging within. Shattered loss and deep cutting pain cry out for vengeance. No peace is found as they look over the ruin and wreckage of what is left in their hearts….

Living with Wonder-Why Supernatural signs matter.


Christians are being slaughtered in Syria and Iraq. Jews and Palestians are killing each other in the “Holy Land”. Children are being Kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Ebola World Hunger. The rapid secularization of nations that once loved and served Jesus, and the consequent negative social consequences. –and you are sticking coins and spoons…

Time you old Gypsy Man. -A Meditation for Change


The sun sinks behind the horizon and another African sunset fades away. One more day slips downstream in the river of my life. What a beautiful sky it was! Now darkness settles over Joburg and I go inside to the hum of a thousand lives buzzing hurriedly by – late for dinner, early for drinks…