The Watermelon Story

I woke up at 3 am to the sound of my toddler screaming, “Watermelon, watermelon”. At first, I thought maybe he was just having a bad dream; but a few minutes later, he was semi-awake and pretty insistent. He wanted watermelon. Of course, we did not have watermelon in the house. I had a feeling […]

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Falling in Like with Your own Life

Slow down Or, in the wise words of Dallas Willard: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”   There is no quick fix to falling in like with your own life. If you don’t like your life that much at the moment it’s probably because you are already too busy, too overwhelmed and desperately in need […]

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The Art of Gratitude

We tend to get stuck in the middle of our situations, our problems, shortcomings and frustrations.. <> When we’re angry, feel confused, our hearts broken, our bodies bruised. <> It’s often hard to see, even one reason to be: Grateful instead of hateful. <> To feel grateful instead of stressed, lonely, discouraged or depressed. <> […]

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The Story of Racism

“Where do you come from?” “South Africa” “South Africa!?!” (pointing to my skin or making a rubbing gesture on their own) “Why aren’t you black?” If my language skills were good enough, I would probably have answered in all honesty: “God only knows.” After all, I could very well have been born to a family […]

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