Babette du Plessis-Caroline [USA]
is gliding like a bird.
welcome to our virtual coffee shop. Pull up a chair, take the load of
your feet. Let's chat.
who are you, where you from, what do you do in life?
du Plessis-Caroline, originally from South Africa, Cape Town, been living
in the USA 11 years now. I am an artist, writer, minister/pastor (www.eaglesglide.com),
business woman (www.smartart.name),
wife, mother and eternal student. Finishing off a doctorate degree (at
I get you a drink? Cappucino, earl grey, dandelion and burdock, pale ale?
Earl Grey – HOT!
you like a doughnut or pastry to go with that?
Anything with cheesecake J
if you had to describe the church/project/experiment/thingy you are currently
involved with in one sentence, what would that sentence be?
Watching, learning, trying new things, speaking out for equality of race,
culture, sex, and standing for truth righteousness and justice.
you an instigator? / new recruit? / have absolutely no recollection of
how you got involved?
Leading a diverse house group, and growing.
do you value most about being part of it?
Watching people grow and be inspired by a living intimate God, the honesty,
and the willingness to be part of each others lives. Seeing people love
God. Actually, when people have friends that are genuine and care for
each other and link arms during the tough times, and then going on to
do this to others outside the group and spreading this kind of love –
now that’s the real church.
excites you most about it?
People learning more about who they are, and what they can do with the
strength and inspiration of the God’s Spirit. I get a real kick when people
discover that there is a God who can help them be their best and enjoy
the journey. The Messianic roots to Christianity.
anyone ever turned up out of the blue not knowing what to expect?
What did they say?
This is different, and I made new friends!!
words that describe your attitude to 'being church' in the big wide world:
Real, fellowship/friendship, support, accountability – fun!
Don’t forget the Jews!
words that DON'T:
Pretentious, people pleasing, sensationalism, churchy, religious, spiritual
superior pride, I could go on……….
have this weird dream - you meet Jesus face to face.
Where does it happen, what does he say to you?
I am gliding like a bird, he comes along side and swoops down, and says
“rest a while”. See my website: www.eaglesglide.com
the big secret you're itching to share with everyone?
To know your Messianic roots gives one a clearer view of the BIG PICTURE.
would your 'emerging church survival kit' contain?
My laptop with wireless internet (can get the Bible on it, in all versions),
my truck, (good for carting “goods,”and “helps” around), and my cell phone.
else you'd like to share with us before you have to rush off?
Yes, “KEEP IT REAL” - seek the truth!
Good to see you. Have a good day!