Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 11

Job 8:9 “Our life is short. We pass like shadows across the earth.”

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sermon in a Sentence

We cannot control life's difficult moments but we can choose to make life less difficult. We cannot control the negative atmosphere of the world, but we can control the atmosphere of our minds. Too often we try to choose and control things we cannot. Too seldom we choose to control what we can -- our attitude. - John Maxwell

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Knowing the day

i have nothing left to say
and nothing left to learn
i've done my deed
placed my seed
got nothing left to plead

my dues are paid
my life conveyed
and love cant turn around
my sight is blurred
my life defferred
yet not one can be proud

the date when love and hate collide
is the day i shall fade in peace
and me and you can both run free
beyond the point of the sacred place
where all our greatest dreams will all be faced

now its time to go run wild
before that sacred day comes round
until that time of life and death
ill have you until my last breath

Peter Rademeyer

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Back Chat

Our Newspaper Club was started by Mr Stanley Mason in 1991. At that time
Mr Mason was the Senior English 1st Language teacher. Mrs Coetser ran the club
for a short while until she immigrated to Ireland.

The aim of the club was to improve the pupils’ journalistic, public relations and
photographic skills. The Newspaper was funded by advertisements from local businesses.

Pupils were required to sell newspaper space, take relevant photographs and write
noteworthy articles.

Mr Mason was instrumental in acquiring the school’s first computer which was
used for the Newspaper Club. At that time the Newspaper was printed by a local
printing shop in Bellville.

The newspapers were sent to old-scholars regularly to keep them informed of interesting
events and activities at their Alma Mater.

Mrs Simone Coetser has taken over from Mr Mason and is doing a good job.

If you would like to place an advertisement in our Newspaper please contact Mrs Coetser
via the school’s e-mail address:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 10

Photograph taken by TJ
Helderberg College/Highschool Drama Group

John 3:16 (New International Version)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 9

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

Grade 8 Grade 10
Taken at the Gala 2008 by Mr Van Horsten

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Sabbath #8

Taken by Mrs Coester outside Salisbury House(Boys Dorm on the Helderberg College Campus) at sunrise.

Proverbs 4:18-19

18 The road the righteous travel is like the sunrise, getting brighter and brighter until daylight has come.
19 The road of the wicked, however, is dark as night. Thay fall, but cannot see what they have stumbled over.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Translation of Philllipians 2:5-11

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. Storms (365 Days of Memories) tanslation of Philllipians 2:5-11.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 7

I got this in an e-mail this week. Thought it is a great thought for the weekend. Happy Sabbath.
........... I Am a "Kept" child of God ...............

You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind, But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)

taken by Claudelle's Photography

There were times when I thought I could go on no longer, but the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me
Wrong, but the LORD
kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13)

Sometimes, I think the money just
isn't enough, but GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid,
Etc.., (Matt. 6:25-34)

When I thought I would fall, HE
kept me up. When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)

Got something to add??

Verse: Psalm 91:2

I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him
I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust! HE kept me safe

Girl Interupted

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Study Experiences

I love the Sabbath. I really appreciated the Sabbath when I was at University. It was the one day of the week I could take a break from studies without feeling guilty.

I studied early hours of the morning - between 2-4pm, this was when it was the most quiet. I ensure that I went to bed early and after studying I would sleep again. I am not sure it was the healthiest thing to do but for my circumstances it worked.

Reading the article below reminded of the different circumstances we as youth face. No matter what we can be assured that we can put our in God.

Lift up your head

Article from Youth Talk posted on the 13 May 2008

Lord who lifts the needy out of the ash heap - Ps 113:7

We used to live in a single bed-room house during my entire schooling years. It always happened that our house was flooded with relatives or guests all the time or whenever there was a crucial exam around. I used to go to friends place sometimes to study but it was tough to do so always.

So, most of the times kitchen offered me solace. Since my mom used to be in the kitchen cooking for guests always, I had to find a place that doesn’t disturb my mom. I found one place indeed. There was a two square feet gap between the rice rack and fridge. I sat there and studied for all my exams. Kitchen used to be hot and the heat of the fridge would be like fuel to the fire.

Nevertheless, at that time, Education was the only weapon I had next to God. I will cry and hang on to him and say, “Lord, make me pass thro this period”. He did too. Today, am a engineering professional with a good take home pay.

Do we need any more explanation for God’s concern for needy people? He literally took me out of the ash heap and has placed me in a high mountain. Praise be to him. Are you needy? Are you in ash heap? Cast your hope in the Lord! He is our provider!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Sabbath #6

Matthew 18:21-22
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"
Jesus answered and said, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."

How important is family to us? And friends? This evening, as we contemplate the week gone by and the arrival of the Sabbath, we need to ask ourselves: "Are we allowing past hurts and grudges to keep us from the ones we love? Have we grown tired of forgiving our brother?"
Jesus never grows tired of forgiving us our sins. Never, not once, has He lashed out at us or withdrawn His sacrifice due to our sinful nature. Yet we tend to be merciless and unforgiving to those who pierce us with their words and with their acts.
Here stands a challenge as we near the Sabbath hours: if you have anything against your brother, leave your sacrifice at the alter and hurry to him to resolve the matter. Then return and offer your offering of thanksgiving.

GENESIS 33:4 But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept.

Monday, May 19, 2008

It is nearly time for mid-year exams.
With exams threatening to steal our thunder, it is often easy to forget about others and dwell on how much WE need to do and how stressed WE are. But that isn't the way Christ intended for it to be. He has always put emphasis on putting others first, and with that thought I'd like to present 10 ways to show someone you care (even when you're feeling like you really are more of a priority than your neighbour)...

How can you show love more often
Through compassionate deeds
By forgiving others
Through caring confrontation
By being loyal
With humor
In celebrations
By being creative
By honoring others
By really listening and trying not to dominate conversations
By teaching others to care

Take this challenge: Do one of these for the next ten days and really take interest in others.
God bless!

Saturday, May 10, 2008


The Busyness Thing
(To the tune - My Favorite Things)
By Glenn A. Hascall

Noses and diapers
And things that need wiping
PTA letters
And notes that need typing
Dishes are calling
And so are my friends
I move through the house like a hurricane wind

Sure there was Mary
But what about Martha
Scurry and hurry
Round her home and hearth, "Uh
Jesus tell Mary
To start helping out"
The Master's reply left little to doubt

Slow down and sit down
And stop all your rushing
Mary is quiet
Her spirit is hushing
Martha, dear Martha
You want what is best
Oh, come to the quiet and in My love rest.

Oh, so busy
In a tizzy
What am I to do?
Remember the story of Martha and Mare.
Then change your outlook too.

Read the script here.

Copyright Glenn A.Hascall, all rights reserved. This script may be used free of charge, provided no charge is made for entry. In return, the author would appreciate being notified of any performance. He may be contacted at

Friday, May 9, 2008


Better is open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 27:5-6 New American Standard

Taken by Claudelle Photography

Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 4 - Be the Difference

I have just completed making my list for my swap - 100 Things I would like to do before I die. I decided to search on this topic. I see many people have done their own list. There are even generic ones where you can just tick off (i have done a lot of things on those list).

In the process I started thinking about what can I do for others. I found this free e-book: 101 Ways to Change the World from Together We Can Change the World Publishers. In the book there is a link to a movie called Be The Difference.

I thought this was really some great stuff - some things listed are elementary (you are probably doing it already) but its sometimes good to get affirmation that what we are doing does make a difference.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Sabbath #3

Helderberg High School Students: Photography by Mr van Horsten

Did you take a moment to smile today ? Maybe there someone going through hardships and just needed someone to smile at them. A smile is highly infectious! :)

Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me todayI started smiling too.
I passed around the corner,and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized,I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth.
A single smile just like mine, could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 2

Photos taken by Mr van Hortsen at our Gala
Isaiah 41:10

"Teach us to escape the worries of this world, to live and rest in You." ~~Harriet Crosby~~

'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'

Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."

Ps 42: 5

Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?

5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008



DATE: 13-15 June 2008

OLYMPIAD VENUE: TEMPE Defence Force Stadium on 15 June


WHO IS INVITED? ~ District /Church Youth Athletics clubs or teams

REGISTRATION FEE: R150.00 per participating club

R400.00 per person for Meals and Accommodation from the 13th to the 15th of June (3X Sabbath Meals, 2X Sunday Meals)

Gate takings ~ R5 for spectators

R2 for participants

For any enquiries contact: Sivuyile Tshefu ~ 051 447 8271


Monday, April 7, 2008

Time Tested Beauty Tips

taken by Claudelle Photography

Time Tested Beauty Tips
by Sam Levenson

For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise,
Walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored,
renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed;
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself,
the other for helping others.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy Sabbath # 1

Claudelles Photography

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;

You formed me in my mother’s womb.

I thank you, High God – you’re breathtaking!

Body and soul I am marvelously made!

I worship in adoration – what a creation!

You know me inside and out,

you know every bone in my body;

You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,

How I was sculpted from nothing into something.

Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;

All the stages of my life were spread before you,

The days of my life prepared

Before I’d even lived one.

Psalm 139:14-16

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Coming Soon

Coming soon:

1. Swimming Gala report and photographs
2. Swimming endurance challenge organised by the PTA - Parents Teacher Association.
3. Photographs from the Valentines Evening.
4. Summary of the spiritual food shared with us by Pastor Letseli and Pastor Potgieter.

14 March 2008 Athletics Day

Thursday, February 28, 2008

You Are Everything

View the Lifehouse Everything Skit By Winter Park SDA Youth Group version:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Big Thank You

A big thank you to Appletiser for sponsorship of 5 cases of drinks for the Grade 11 Valentines Fund raising Banquet and Waterstone Spur for sponsorship of 3 prizes valued at R75.00 each.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Valentines Banquet

Grade 11 Class fund raiser for the matric (grade 12 "Prom") banquet.

View invites and tickets by clicking on this link.

We will be having a live band, poetry reading, singers and a professional photographer.

Remember to dress appropriately and modestly. There will be no dancing. All food served is vegetarian. Vegans will be catered for on request.

Awards on the evening will be for:

Best dressed female
Best dressed male
Mr & Miss Valentine

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Do not loose your vision


…give yourself permission to go a different way

The Pilgrims landed on the shores of America full of vision. The first year they established a town. The next year they elected a council. In their third year the town council proposed building a road five miles out into the wilderness for westward expansion. But the people criticised it as a waste of public funds. Amazing! Once they had been able to see across oceans to new worlds, now they could not see five miles down the road. What happened? They lost their vision! How can you keep that from happening to you?

1) Refuse to become self-centered! God wants you to enjoy success, but anytime the profit margin becomes more important than the service principle, you will forfeit God’s blessing.

2) Do not get lost in the mundane! One successful leader writes, ‘In preparation for the day, I focus on the main event and ask, ‘In order to make the main event a good event, what must I know? Do? Eliminate?’ Some things will be fun, some will not, but with preparation the most important things will get done well.’

3) Refuse to go with the flow! Most of us are married to the status quo. We want what is, not what can be. We seek safety and simple answers. To keep your vision alive you must give yourself permission to go a different way; to break new ground. The moment your eyes open each morning remind yourself, ‘There is more out there than what I’ve experienced,’ then commit your day to God and get moving!

This article was provided courtesy of UCB, from The Word for Today publication