Married People: Tips #6-10

Marriage Tip #6 Be quick to deal with issues. The bible [whether you believe in it or not] has this great piece of wisdom: 'In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.' There are times when anger might be a justified response to something but the key is not letting that anger cause you to hurt your [...]

By |2018-11-20T10:06:06+02:00Nov 11th, 2018|inspire-ations, love and chocolate, marriage|2 Comments

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

Is it power or love?

What is better? Love or Power? Feels like a trick question, right? Cos obviously i will be looking for Love... or will i? My friend Rene shared a quote on Sunday from Martin Luther King Jnr which i don't remember hearing before but which caught my attention: “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anaemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice [...]

By |2018-07-31T08:00:09+02:00Jul 31st, 2018|change the world, inspire-ations|0 Comments

Obligatory Valentine’s Day post

When it comes to Valentine's Day you can't find many people who don't have strong feelings about it either way. Love it or hate it here is the Facebook status i wrote this morning to everyone i know and love: To all my friends, single, with someone or married, i see you. May you feel especially loved and celebrated on this day regardless of the relationship status you are currently experiencing or that which you [...]

By |2017-02-14T08:45:23+02:00Feb 14th, 2017|inspire-ations|0 Comments

Love, Patience and Stupid People…

As a follower of Jesus, this really is my mantra. Love one another. This is how you will be known to be My [Jesus] disciples, if you have love one for another. When i spend a decent amount of time online challenging people about their beliefs and actions, this often comes to mind. After all the church has a pretty bad history of typically being known more for what we are against than what we [...]

By |2015-09-24T10:02:51+02:00Sep 24th, 2015|challenging thorts, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

How about more zen, less phobia?

i get it, South Africa is in a bit of a mess right now, and that statement is a bit of an understatement. And yes, xenophobia might not be the correct word, but it's the one most people understand and so it does seem to work for now so please don't let us get distracted by that. With this whole Xenophobia vibe, there are two truths: [1] One truth is violence, fear, destruction, hate [2] Another [...]

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 [...]

and you did…

one by one or in twos they arrive starting with family who are here early to make pancakes and watch little ones and then friends also start appearing friendly and awkward chatter takes place in multiple rooms of the house flapjacks are consumed coffee is made and then drunk with equal measures of passion scattered laughter from small groups of people who have not seen each other for a while of whiles and at some point [...]

God called. He’d like His job back.

this has been quite an eventful week. WORLD VISION AND SAME SEX MARRIAGE World Vision made a dramatic did-they-really-not-expect-the-reaction-it-got decision involving allowing employees to be in same-sex marriages. the Evangelical response was strong with notable Christian speakers such as John Piper and Franklin Graham speaking out against the decision and many Christians apparently withdrawing support for World Vision and specifically for the children they support via World Vision. a day or two later World Vision does a [...]

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