Sometimes, trying to win at life, or conquer the past is as effective as attempting to overthrow ISIS with a paper clip. But sometimes, life gives you glimpses of what it would look like to come out on the other … Continue reading Winning at life.
The sermon, it’s this ancient art form that was used to inspire, draw in, and make way for people to better understand their connection with the Divine. It’s been about sharing the death and resurrection mystery of Christ. But it’s … Continue reading The sermon- hate it or love it.
Something sort of two weeks ago I scribbled the word GROUNDED! on a piece of paper and left it on my desk, amongst the many pieces of advice, tweets, ideas, and ramblings I jot down, when I should be finishing … Continue reading Grounded!
Some people call it fate. Some people call it destiny. The way things happen to and for them. Whatever you call it, I believe in that. I believe that some things-good or bad- are meant to find us, and happen … Continue reading Why I got married.
Today, all around the world, we celebrate, and honour the greatest gift to the advancement of society: teachers. If it weren’t for them so few of us would’ve been anything more than what we believed about ourselves since day one of school. They are the heroes who hardly ever get the recognition they deserve (unless they work in private schools). In South African, the majority of teachers work in poor conditions, largely because of a lack of proper administration. Yet, these teachers show up every day, to pass on the gift of knowledge to their learners. They have to deal … Continue reading World Teachers Day
We’ve all heard it, right? Or, at least, most of us heard it. That awkward 5 minutes of, “my child, you’re growing up and your body is changing, and we need to discuss a few things about it.” You both wished it over, and you never spoke about it again. But then you grow up and you realize that the talk isn’t that awkward actually, because it’s everywhere, and everyone is talking about it, and being experts on it. But some things are just too hard to talk about. Some things are just better left unsaid. And some things are … Continue reading The Talk
In a little less than 3 months I will say “I do, with everything in me”, to a princess with whom I share a story from 8 years ago. Nadine and I were in-and-out of love for a brief moment … Continue reading Leaving and Finding
In the beginning of this year, I made a conscious, intentional decision to not purchase any clothes for the whole of 2015. It was an idea I stole from a friend I spoke to one evening. And as someone that don’t worry too much about trends, but have a distinct serious long-term relationship with shoes, I thought this would be an easy “challenge”. But quite to my surprise, I realized how attached I’ve become to what’s in my closet than what’s in my heart. We all have those things, right? Those things that make us shallow. Those things that disconnects … Continue reading White knuckles
In the last week, I’ve had the privilege to share my story/my testimony with three different groups of people- a new-found group of friends, a radio station, and a grade 8 group from a nearby school, today. And as much as it can become repetitive, it truly is something that fills my replenishing bucket to the brim. On most days leading up to the speaking opportunity, I have this fight with myself: “Why did you say yes? Is this all you’ll be known for? What are you without having to share your story?” But I feel my hope immensely refreshed, and … Continue reading Expungement: Rejected
To abandon a comfortable lifestyle that isn’t deeply fulfilling is to abandon nothing. There’s nothing of real substance there to protect. An income, a car, a house, or a lifestyle is not worth protecting if the cost of such protection is your own fulfilment and happiness. People who achieve some of the external trappings of success without internal fulfilment are only living an illusion when they tell themselves they have something of value to protect. In most cases the feeling that there’s something to protect is just an excuse used to avoid facing the real fear — that maybe all … Continue reading You Only Die Once (Y.O.D.O)