ʻSonder is the feeling you experience when you realize that everyone, including  strangers passing you in the street, has a life as complex as your own. A life they are constantly living in spite of the fact that I may not be aware of it.ʼ The Dictionary  of Obscure Sorrows – John Koenig.

The website and blog, A Vivid Life, was created in celebration of sonder! It is Eugene Peterson that reminds us that everyoneʼs life is a story and that even our small-scale domestic stories are vital to Godʼs big story. A truth we find displayed on almost every page of the Bible – a remarkable collection of stories about ordinary people still inspiring us today to live a colourful, radiant, vibrant, strong, bold, deep, rich, warm and vivid life!

Testimony of Suria Scholtz

Testimony of Suria Scholtz

When looking back over the past years, seasons, multiple moves across continents and countries, I am filled with wonder at His grace upon grace! I am married to Coen, a mother of eleven children, a grandmother of ten-plus kids, and a missionary – all roles I cherish....

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Testimony of Zea van der Heijden

Testimony of Zea van der Heijden

I have always been fond of nature, but especially of God's animal collection. I have experienced His sense of humour in the odd features of a baboon, His grace in the soft coo of a turtle dove, not to mention His exciting love and passion in the wagging tail of man's...

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