Busy or Hurried

Busy or in a Hurry?

I remember clearly the first time I heard John Ortberg speak about “hurry sickness”. It was in a course based on his book called “Everyday with Jesus”. Look at the following list and decide if you have hurry sickness: You check for the shortest line at the grocery store checkout, identify someone in the next … Read more

A Dandolin

Stop is the new Go

Lately, I feel like I have been a bit of a magnet for a certain message. In two of the books I have recently been reading and in some of the sermons I have been hearing there has been this common theme. The message is: STOP! It has not been about stopping a certain practice or … Read more

Coffee helps

I am not a Coffee Snob but….

I am not a coffee snob but… sometimes I will choose to drink tea when I can see the coffee is in an “instant” form and about to be mixed with hot water. Or, it is one of those “bean to cappuccino” machines with powdered milk. Even worse is when the said “coffee” is coming … Read more

Spies

The Spies need to come in from the cold and take the log out your eye

When you are always under fire, it’s great to be the victim and to be able to fire back. I am talking about the latest Spy scandal that has been in our news. Great Britain and the USA have been spying on South Africa, Russia and Turkey in 2009 at the G20 Summit. Here in … Read more

Temptation vs willpower

Moving from the real to the ideal, or, how to get a good nights sleep!

Discipline, motivation, achievement and the like have always fascinated me. Apparently it was the actress Lucille Ball who said, “If you want something done ask a busy person”. Some of my best plans to be more focused, disciplined and motivated come to me as I go to bed and try to fall asleep. I tell … Read more

Coming out of the dark

What to do if you feel like you are in a “dark” place.

I think that all of us have a story from our childhood of being really, really scared. I was probably around 6 or 7 when we were on a Family Holiday and we went to the Cango Caves (See picture) in the Eastern Cape. My mother, who suffered with claustrophobia never went into the massive … Read more