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Married People Tips #1-5

Married People Tip #1 Find things to do together. Find things to do apart. Either of these extremes can be detrimental to a marriage and the balance will no doubt differ between marriages but typically i imagine there are some things you will find that you love to do together [for us that includes boardgames, weekend walks, certain series, challenging conversations, dressing up crazy to meet people at airports] and other things that you prefer [...]

By |2018-11-11T22:42:16+02:00Nov 6th, 2018|inspire-ations, love and chocolate, marriage|6 Comments

The Bad Habits of Jesus

i am busy reading Leonard Sweet's book, 'The Bad Habits of Jesus: Showing us the way to live right in a world gone wrong'. It has a very different way of looking at Jesus in terms of picking up some things that might be seen as bad habits - He spat, He procrastinated, He was constantly disappearing, He offended people, He hung out with bad people and so on - and showing how they point [...]

A moving post

Just to clarify, that is NOT us. Or if it is us, then what's going on behind the boxes is quite likely to NOT be mirroring what you see on the outside. If you were to look REALLY carefully, perhaps you would see tiny little drops of salty liquid dripping down from under the boxes. Yes, ladies and gentlemen [and blog trolls!] we move home in three days... A MOVING MARRIAGE Which technically will be [...]

By |2016-03-22T07:42:42+02:00Mar 22nd, 2016|activities, love and chocolate, pain and Hope|0 Comments

Hugh Jass? I’m looking for a Hugh Jass?

If you're married, then probably every day there is at least one thing that happens that makes you just smile and know why you married that particular person. But on some days the thing is more obvious and the smile is much bigger. i have had a bit of a history with airport dressing-up ever since i was greeted in the Durban airport by two of my friends [and two of their friends] in full-on [...]

Celebrating Ten Years of Rob and Nicky

Today we celebrate the Marriage of my best mate Rob Lloyd and his wife Nicky. We continue to mourn the loss of a dear friend, a husband, a brother, a son, a mentor, a pastor, a worship leader, an ultimate frisbee player, a model of generosity, a voice of reason and hope and faith and so much more. […]

After the rain…

You go away on a houseboat for a week, come back home, turn on your computer and it's like a paint factory sneezed all over Facebook. Or something like that. Actually the graphic on my buddy Steve Heineman's page expressed it best: And i think enough has been said from either side of the rainbow for me to need to add anything specifically about that, although i definitely have some deep sadness for some of [...]

And the drum beats on…

I was thirty-five when I tied the proverbial knot and so had attended many marriages and yet this one continues to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Not simply because it was my marriage, which no doubt adds its own weight of bias, but I imagine regardless of whose ceremony I was attending that day, I would have still been blown away. Purple-haired, black suited, I waited nervously for my bride to arrive. Upon [...]

Sometimes love…

Every now and then i will post a status on Facebook or the Twitterer that starts with the words 'Sometimes love looks like...' Which will then go on to mention something [large or small] that my wife, tbV [the beautiful Val, yes folks the 'b' does not stand for 'lovely'!] has done for me as a way of celebrating her more publicly. The latest one looked a little something like this: Sometimes love is walking [...]

NaPoWriMo: Day 4 – Love

[And now for today’s prompt. Love poems are a staple of the poetry scene. But because so many love poems have been written, there are lots of clichés. Fill your poems with robins and hearts and flowers, and you’ll sound more like a greeting card than a bard. So today, I challenge you to write a “loveless” love poem. Don’t use the word love! And avoid the flowers and rainbows.] word unspoken the unwashable grease stains [...]

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