Race with Me: When have white people done enough?

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: race vibes, Race with Me, South Africa, things to wrestle with|Tags: , , , |

In this video i take a brief look at the question of when we as white people can move on from needing to talk about and act on apartheid stuff...

A Frikkin Hashtag: #ToSeekJusticeIWill

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: activities, AFrikkinHashtag, fun, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game|Tags: , , , |

My wife tbV [aka The Beautiful Val] has spent most of the last year pulling together the first Justice Conference in South Africa. This week's game coincided with the conference so i decided to use the [...]

Taboo Topic: Mental Illness [schizophrenia] – meet Hilary Mushambi (nee Peer)

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: pain and Hope, Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

i am so super grateful for another brave person sharing a story that deals with mental illness as i imagine this has to be something that makes you feel cut off from society at large, [...]

A different kind of peace

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: inspire-ations, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , , |

Some more thoughts that jumped out at me as i was reading 'Chasing Francis' recently. Firstly, if you have never read the peace prayer of Francis of Assisi, this thing is so flippin powerful. Imagine if [...]

Their houses will be turned over to others.

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: God stuff, shtupidt people, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , |

Let there be peace! Most weeks when life is not too crazy i send out an email message called 'Thort For The Week'. Basically a sermon/message/thought for the week that relates to God and following [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #ThatsNotArtIts

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: activities, AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|Tags: , , , |

Having found two very talented women on the Twitterer who have amused and delighted us with their tweets, we decided to put them to work... [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South [...]

Taboo Topic: Mental Illness – the tattoo

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Taboo Topics, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , , |

This post is from a good friend of mine who asked to remain anonymous. It is such a powerful glimpse into the behind-the-scenes struggles of someone struggling with mental illness and really gave me a [...]

i found Jesus [He was in Durban!]

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: activities, adventures, Food and foodlike things, friends and enemas, inspire-ations, South Africa|Tags: , , , , , |

Just to be clear, that's not Jesus in the picture, it's my friend Rudzani Thangoane. i met him in Durban too. Sho, it would take too many words to do our recent KZN trip any justice, [...]

It’s time to be on the lookout for the fruit of the Angus Buchan prayer time

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: God stuff, South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , |

On Saturday 22 April, 2017, a million South Africans met in Bloemfontein to pray for South Africa. Or three hundred thousand. Or closer to 2 million. Depending who you ask. People of all races, ages [...]

To pray or not to pray: thoughts on an Angus Buchan prayer meeting

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: activities, God stuff, South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , |

"If my people pray... then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land." [2 Chronicles 7.14 beginning and end] Wow. This feels a little bit like a dejavu flashback or [...]