Are you a hedge builder?

Are you a hedge builder?

Paul is the creator of Under The Tamarisk Tree.Click here for a bit more info.
Paul Grobler
“Demons watch you through the ink of your tattoos”, my daughter’s friend told her a few weeks ago, “when you have tattoos you give them a door into your life. My grandfather told me so”. My daughter was discussing some contemporary matters of the day during a youth group meeting,...Read more
Interview with a Retrenchee

Interview with a Retrenchee

Paul is the creator of Under The Tamarisk Tree.Click here for a bit more info.
Paul Grobler
It’s an early evening on a Cape winters weekday. It’s dark. A man is walking, alone, his collar up to shield against the icy breeze coming from the cold Atlantic. Knowing it’s not quite safe to be alone at this hour, he keeps his head down but glances around every...Read more
3 ways to dislodge yourself when you’re stuck in your bible reading

3 ways to dislodge yourself when you’re stuck in your bible reading

Paul is the creator of Under The Tamarisk Tree.Click here for a bit more info.
Paul Grobler
I remember as a boy, there were a few times I tried to bargain with God. If he would just answer my prayer and let me have that blue BMX or this Atari video game console, I would do some things for him in return. Do you know what I...Read more
The Masked Giant

The Masked Giant

I am a fellow Christ follower and married to Paul.We have a teenage daughter, a tween son, two daschunds and now also a rescue puppy.I am a social worker in private practise.I am heading up Phileo Dynamix Counseling Services.We focus on support and social services in the healthcare industry. Please visit phileodynamix.co.za for more info.
Ronel Grobler
We are reaching the end of all this giant talk. But one giant still lurks in the paragraphs of this post, one last giant we still need to dislodge from his hiding place… In my previous post I wrote about survival in the valleys of our lives. Little did I...Read more
The Giant of Doubting Castle and the Question of the Keys of Promise

The Giant of Doubting Castle and the Question of the Keys of Promise

I am a fellow Christ follower and married to Paul.We have a teenage daughter, a tween son, two daschunds and now also a rescue puppy.I am a social worker in private practise.I am heading up Phileo Dynamix Counseling Services.We focus on support and social services in the healthcare industry. Please visit phileodynamix.co.za for more info.
Ronel Grobler
Giants are a bit of a theme in our house lately. We have just completed a giant detox eating plan for two weeks to stop us from becoming giants ourselves (it helped somewhat). Also, Paul wrote a blog series on the giants in the Bible, and that made me think...Read more
Time is on my side! (Giants part 3)

Time is on my side! (Giants part 3)

Paul is the creator of Under The Tamarisk Tree.Click here for a bit more info.
Paul Grobler
“Ti-i-i-ime, is on my side… yes it is!”. Remember that line from the movie Fallen, starring Denzil Washington? Wow, I can’t hear that song without thinking of that movie anymore! Or what about the block buster Noah starring Russel Crowe? City of Angels starring Nicholas Cage and Meg Ryan? Do...Read more
Sins of the Fathers (Giants part 2)

Sins of the Fathers (Giants part 2)

Paul is the creator of Under The Tamarisk Tree.Click here for a bit more info.
Paul Grobler
Something was off in Genesis 6. This whole thing about the “sons of God” taking wives from the “daughters of man” drew a strong reaction from Yahweh. When this started to happen, he said “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be...Read more
Uncle Screwtape’s guilt games during lockdown

Uncle Screwtape’s guilt games during lockdown

Paul is the creator of Under The Tamarisk Tree.Click here for a bit more info.
Paul Grobler
Who in the world is Uncle Screwtape? If a British person in the 1940s were to look at this title, they probably would have ignored the reference to Uncle Screwtape (they knew who he was) and wondered “what in the world is lockdown?”. Or perhaps not… It was the time...Read more