a slice of Pi?

i am busy reading 'the life of Pi' having already watched the movie and there are definitely some interesting thoughts on religion in it - while i don't necessarily agree with everything written so far, this piece i found absolutely profound: 'And that wasn't the end of it. There are always those who take it upon themselves to defend God, as if Ultimate Reality, as if the sustaining frame of existence, were something weak and [...]

Self-OCCUPY'd [a belated processing of the Occupy Movement that i encountered face to face]

i don't know a crazy lot about politics, nor do i claim to. although i do try to keep on top of the daily/weekly goings on back home in South Africa as well as the major news events with daily visits to internet news sites like iafrica.com and bbc.com so that i have a general idea of what is going on in the world. so when the OCCUPY movement came along, i had some idea [...]

protesting the protesters…

so i posted about the protest action we were involved in with regards to the outdoors sharing of food with homeless people on my 'the simple weigh' blog but i know a lot of people susbscribe to this one so thort i would stick the links here as well. click here for part I dealing with what i was pertaining to. click here for part II which deals with the picnic which was my beautiful [...]

putting the ‘C’ back in Christmas [part iii]

this year we got to be secret rooftop witnesses of this incredible act of Christmas mischief that Shane speaks about in this article and it was incredible hearing some of the stories from some of the people who had no idea where the money came from and yet for some of them it was a complete lifeline and life-changing moment for them: So here is the start of the article shane wrote but click on [...]

i am homeless, not heart-less [part 2]

i managed to find Paul's second letter, which he gave me a copy of when i went to visit the homeless community on sunday with val and some friends from SA who are visiting to join them for a quaker type service - it has been published in a few online newspapers and i got this copy from here. when we arrived at their base, they had been issued an eviction notice and had to [...]

By |2011-12-06T07:44:32+02:00Dec 6th, 2011|change the world, inspire-ations, life, local news|1 Comment

i am homeless, not heart-less…

two nights ago val got a call from a guy from a local church who told her that some homeless people [who had been evicted along with the 'Occupy Philly' people this week] had moved under a nearby bridge and would we the Simple Way be wanting to do anything about it – i chatted to him and got the details and told him i would try go that evening… something more prioritised came up [...]

the news should be more like this…

please take a minute and go read this story titled "A victim treats his mugger right" and let this story of a man called Julio Diaz challenge you to think more creatively about the people in need around you whatever shape or form or flavour you may find them in [had a super rad encounter with a homeless guy called Paul today who i will blog about later, made my day!]

By |2011-12-02T13:18:43+02:00Dec 2nd, 2011|heroes or heroic moments, inspire-ations|0 Comments

can you make curveball juice?

so sunday nite i made a space for testimonies for people to share what God has been doing in their lives... the second person who got up was a man named P (well not really, but let's call him that for now) who i know pretty well from being around church and from having an amazing story of being homeless and God and the church bringing transformation in his life and so now he and [...]

the sermon preaching the preacher

so last nite we had another incredible time with enGAGE – our church congregation – i preached a talk called ‘The Crit of the Hippo’ – crit being and assessment, a mark, an evaluation... and hippo being a really big creature... so The Big Evaluation essentially... and of course the words ‘crit’ and ‘hippo’ combining nicely to form the word ‘hypocrite’ of which the original meaning was simply actor – so being someone you are [...]

By |2010-05-10T09:04:38+02:00May 10th, 2010|change the world, church, the beautiful Val (tbV)|3 Comments
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