Saturday, 31 December 2016

A New Year; A Reason to Live.


The last day of an old year. Just time we try to fence in. God says one day to him is like a thousand years. One day spent with God is better than a thousand elsewhere. Home is where His will is (Reinhard Bonnke said that). May we be in God’s will and may His presence be in our hearts and overflow into whatever happens. We have no idea what will happen, but in His hand, He will take care of us. One purpose in everything; to grow closer and more intimate with God/Jesus through Holy Spirit. Forever grateful for Jesus reconciling us to God and giving us life eternal. A reason to live.
Whatever frame you look through, see God in the picture.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

My Unusual Usual Christmas

Just covering Christmas 2016 with a blanket and ready to tip-toe out and close the door until the next Christmas 2017.
It has been a pull and tag between reality and spirituality (“longing for my child” versus “I will never leave you”).  Whose birthday is it anyway?  The day I had the instruction to deliver gifts to Christmas day workers on the beach was the day the light of John one went on and displaced the darkness. It was my Lord’s birthday and His joy does not depend on who, what or where or with whom. His grace and His truth has no measure. Wherever the place, it is His place, and because He lives, I rejoice.  Receive-and-believe, believe-and-receive umbilical cord directed by God brings the joy to my heart.
Figure 1 Gifts made up for police, metro police, law enforcement and security Christmas day workers.

The WOW parcel I received from the movie people who are still in the process of making a film on my life story.

And then there was Boxing day. OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY

Key words: Family, cold wind, early.
Brighton beach is sardined with tents, children unpacking sand tools, constructing castles, youngsters kicking ball, teenagers chatting in corners, grannies wrapped in blankets,  brave children bobbing in pool, breakfast preparations, friendly hello to strangers passing by.  And (wait for it) … not one cell phone in sight.

Figure 2 Making Memories. I love these people
Visit to my sister Joan. 19 Dec – 22 Dec. 2016
The best quality time ever. One of those forever memories to take with us.
Talking all night long; going back in time and forward into eternal things,
laughing our heads off about nothing,
wearing our pajamas back to front,
Thunderstorms and wet dogs and boxing cats and of course
calling after an ice-cream bell to stop so we could once again
taste the fruit of a 'roomys karretjie' (ice- cream cart).

On a more serious note;
we made a deal for us not to attend each other’s funerals
(of course only one of us will have a choice to this)
but to celebrate life while it is still inside these old containers.
Once the tent is taken down our spirits will remain together anyway
and we will have eternity together.
That is the big and the small of the weekend. Xxxx
Figure 3 My arrival.
Figure 4 Two old ladies buying ice-cream. Joan and Glenda
Figure 5 Sisters and sisters children. Steven, Joan, Glenda and Marco.

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

My Daughters Birthday

My daughter and I  December 1982

Your little body fits my hands, 

Kindred seedlings future grand

Growing faster past my brain

Empty nest and faraway planes.

Now wrinkles in my hands  I hold

years of love in golden old

Fear and wonder fully Thine

The greatest gift and so sublime

Love and peace and joy for you

God has promised, so it’s true.

Happy birthday  final word

God will bless, His love superb.

To Kim

from your mother.

Glenda Harper.

My mind, a turmoil of birthday words, laughter, tears and celebrating happiness. All about having you, and now not having you, but still having you. Oh those 'GPS' wings that programmed England.  Oh those plans of God that operates the 'GPS' …  Today is your birthday

Monday, 28 November 2016


67 years old and still 'dancing' Lol

Hoop, hoop, I did it; 67 years old and I danced my way through a 60th hippie birthday bash. And was I carried away on a stretcher? Not a chance. Just maybe ... I can still dance for my Lord.


My hippie outfit

Glenda and Joan. Crazy sisters fooling around.

  Blame it on the music.

Captured the birthday lady in a net.
My oldest sisters daughter, Martie.

Monday, 10 October 2016

United States presidential election.

"Praise the name of God
Forever and ever,
for He has all wisdom and

He controls the course of
world events;
He removes kings and sets up
other kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the scholars" (Daniel 2:20-21).

"I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one" (Ezekiel 22:30).

Saturday, 2 July 2016

BREXIT (personal)


Peter’s (my husband’s) antibodies voted exit.

Like the EU mat ripped out under his chemo stuffed body,

we now see a wound as big as a ballot box  that can house the whole of the Scottish population -

it started off as a little boil – the wound, not Scotland.

And now gout! That leaves him with not a leg to stand on.


And the carer (that’s me): falls down like the pound with the house of parliament going on between her ears. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Big name, they call it, just commonly known as vertigo.

With both the patient and the carer sitting back to back to the age 70, they hang on like Jeremy Corbyn. Unlike Jeremy Corbyn they speak out: “Yet, I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:18-19.


You see, we know something England does not know; “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).


You want to know how we are doing? We are doing 2 Chronicles 20! Go see for yourself and be amazed! Do it with me.


Take heed England! Take heed South Africa! Take heed world!

“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster; for I command you this day to love the LORD your God and to keep His commands, degrees and regulations by walking in His ways” (Deuteronomy 30:15-16).


Here is my invitation to you:

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most” (Hebrews 4:16).


Oh how He loves You.


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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

My Testimony My life story!

Where is the young Glenda now? Where will the old one be in 10 years or maybe tomorrow?

The forever me. The new creation. As God sees me through Jesus.

The only reason I am allowed to go back into my past is to use it, to stand on it (not let it press down on me) so that I can testify of God’s grace.

I was blamed for the severe drought in SA at some point.

Dirk de Villiers made a movie on my life. There were two versions. It is very embarrassing when the ‘overseas’ version finds its way to our DSTV.  Believe me the past will always find you. I thank God that it does not matter what people think, but it does matter what He thinks. And as for God, he says “What movie?”

The reason I wrote the book is to show the ‘butterfly’ or ‘bronze snake’ because another international movie is in the making. This movie will only be on the past, as interpreted by the world.

This book was written with Jesus sitting as close to me as my fingertips on the keyboard. Every single item of the past was placed in His hands. The best shrink ever!  How different to go back into your life with Jesus standing by your side.

Plead with couples: Embrace God through Jesus! Imagine if my mom and dad had Jesus sitting at our dinner table! Not spirituality or New Age – but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who died and rose and who says “I am the way the truth and the life. No one come to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
Here the wheels came off the bus. My mother runs off with another man and the kids are scattered. The stepfather wanted only me… until after the abuse and then off to the orphanage to meet up with my sister Joan.

I was number 16 on arrival in the orphanage. The saddest day when my mother, little new brother and stepfather came to visit and I was not allowed to go with them. I scratched deep grooves into my face as I turned into pain. If only I had known God then, I would have known that His plans are good plans.
Happy day: I was born in 1949 and I was number 16 in the orphanage: Isaiah 49:16 tells me that my name is written on the palms of God’s hands. Amen. The grace followed me all the days of my life.

A vision at Easter that set me free. Jesus was on the cross. Jesus beckoned  me to leave my seat and join Him on the cross. I walked forward in the spirit. I climbed up. I turned and sunk into his body, hanging there with him. I saw the crowd below. Screaming insults and disgust in their faces. They were a sad mob. I felt the love of my Lord for them. Then I saw him in the crowd! My stepfather. The one who sexually abused me. I saw him. Jesus saw him. Jesus spoke. Forgive them for they know not what they are doing. My heart became love. The blood of Jesus was like a light covering my stepfather. I cried for him. I loved him. I forgave him. I was free. The tomb was empty. The bandages were removed.

My very first work: I danced at a discotheque in Hillbrow and was offered a job as a go-go dancer. Blame it on my little brother. He collected snakes. (Want to know what happened to my very first snake?  My spine crushed the spineless creature. I was mortified. Never loved snake but it sure worked for business. My last snake was left in London. I don’t know if it ended up as a handbag or continued to dance along other ladies. My act did not need it anymore; my boss said my dancing outshined Oupa.  I never could drive a car up to the age of 32. The pram was my practical transport when running to work 3 blocks away from where I lived. The basket was home to my very first snake. Later I needed a sleeping bag to pull it around.

America! It was a brothel! I washed the oil out of my hair all night long so as not to go and mix with customers. God protected me. The owner took pity on me and let me off the hook. He sent me home. It could have been the end of me.
At home I did up to 5 shows a night. One organiser fetched me from the previous show and the last show had to take me home. Never did any one touch me, always treated with respect. Answer to prayers of my foster parents.
Skeleton outfit: I was ordered thrown in jail for the night for public indecency when stripping to the ‘bone’ in the ultra violet light. The police were really losing the plot. Of course the case had to be thrown out.

How very painful is a divorce! If only I had been back with God! God said we cannot be unequally yoked. (2 Cor. 6:14.)
“Eating the bitter fruit of living their own way” (Proverbs 1:31)
“People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry with the LORD” (Proverbs 1:31)

God knows individuals. God knows me. When my child went off the track; I knew God. I remembered the creator. My love was going nowhere, I wanted power from above.  This child is my blessing. She is now a speech therapist in a school for autistic children in London. God’s mercy is new every morning. Kimmie loves Jesus too. What more can a mother ask for.
Started going to Bible study. Met Eliza. Hungry for God!!!!

Tent Life truly begun when that ‘pole’ that held my Lord was holding my sins.  Do you see that tent? I was thrown out of there. The devil was very angry about the plans God had for me. I was praying for some teens and the organizer said he knows who I was and his ‘body guards’ threw me out. Well pushed me to my car. I was shocked. But Jesus said if they hate Him they will hate us.
Eliza and me working for Jesus. Puppet shows, concerts, delivering salvation pamphlets. Whatever God was putting in our hearts.

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