South African Christian Blog
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21
This verse is in essence what this blog is about, spiritual treasures hidden in the heart. Here you will find:
- Personal spiritual insights
- Encouragement and mentorship
- God conversations on a certain topic
- Online Bible Studies to be used in your quiet time with the Lord
About the person behind the blog:
Hi, my name is Michelle du Toit and welcome to my heart. I have known the Lord for over 38 years and I am still passionate about Jesus. This blog shares that journey with the Lord, my personal treasures that I have hidden in my heart, gleaned from the Word of God.
I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and am married to Adrian with two adult children, Timothy and Jessica. These three are my greatest gift, together we have learnt many valuable lessons. With their encouragement in October 2012, Heart Treasure was born.
What started in simple obedience has since become a source of information to many. I use it personally in both in my counselling and mentoring work. To make the information more accessible, I am constantly making improvements to the website, and writing new content. With more than a years worth of blog posts, I am currently working these into bible studies that can be used in your quiet time.
What makes my heart throb?
I love working with women, and I believe in mentoring according to Titus 2:3-5 (NIV)
Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
As a result I have spent many years pouring what I know and understand into the lives of other women in my own circle of influence and then in a group called Cedars (www.cedarswomen.org.za) After 15 years and with the advent of COVID, Cedars has closed down and now I am focusing on making the material we have used over the last 15 years available to others in the form of books, retreats and workshops.
I regularly speak at churches, retreats and women’s events and besides being involved in mentoring, I have in the past been joint organiser of the annual Beauty for Ashes Women’s Conference which was held in Johannesburg every May. (www.beautyforashes.com) I have also written for Joy Magazine in their Women of Grace series. If you would like to contact me for speaking engagements, please feel free to use the contact page on the website.
How this blog works?
I try post once a week. I mostly quote from the New International Version (UK edition) bible. If I quote from any other bible, I will provide this information in the reference. I believe that if a blog is worth following, it has to have worthwhile content, so I take care to write something which is “meaty”, well thought out and meditated over. My goal is to post scriptural “treasures” or information that is helpful to you, will challenge you and encourage you in your own walk with the Lord. It is my deepest hope and earnest prayer that you benefit by your visits.
If you do not want to miss one of my heart treasures, please consider subscribing to the blog here, and I will send you a regular email with my latest blog post. It is my intention to allow my subscribers to have first access to material that is made available.
I have reworked the content on the website, to collect previous blogs under categories and tags. You can access previous blogs on a keyword in this way as well as making use of the search facility on the website. I want to point out one main menu item called Word at the Moment, which is the current topic God is talking to my heart about. At the moment, the specific word is Flourish, focusing primarily on Gods call to me to Flourish and bear much fruit. This page, will make all previous and related blog posts available on one page from the main menu. It will also include further insights and information not included in the weekly blog. All the previous Words @ Moment are available under Life Wisdom on the top menu (they include Love, Rest, Circumspect and Flourish.
A bit more about me:
I love Jelly Tots! They are my favorite sweet, I eat them one color at a time. My most precious possession is my bible and along with that my journals (I am a believer in writing it all down so that I don’t forget.) I also love butterflies, pansies, hearts, roosters, the smell and taste of coffee, cooking, crafts (my favorite is crochet), a good book, live music, long family dinners, early mornings in my garden, taking photo’s, camping (yes you read right, I camp) and over-landing in our 4×4 truck. There is a whole world out there to explore and I think life is one exciting adventure.
Connect with me:
I look forward to getting to know you, so find me on Facebook and Pinterest. If you want to send me a personal mail, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
All my love and kisses,
P.S You may want to see a Statement of Faith from me here.