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You Gotta Luv Family 🙂

“So, mind me asking? Which is your favorite family in the world?” “Mine, of course!” most reply. “Is it perfect?” “You kidding me? You should meet my brother, but I love him anyway.” “Yep, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” We intuitively...

Impossible Things

Impossible Things!! To change is to live and to adapt is to thrive. It's not always easy. Here are some thoughts on change through generations and trusting God for what we can never know. And then a bonus feature about 5 ways to help another, or be helped... and...

Church – Why God?

If there's one contentious issue among those who 'believe in Jesus' it's the role of the Church. In our communities there are many who have 'given up on the Church' but still believe in God. "I can believe in God and not go to Church' is a popular refrain. I was...

Reaching Out

“I know what it’s like to be out there…to get a new pair of socks and a coffee and a couple smokes, I loved it,” she said. “I knew when they were coming, I really looked forward to it because it gave me that little bit of hope that somebody cared so that’s what we’re trying to provide.”

The Light that Leads Us Home

It was pitch black darkness in semi desert, undulating terrain lightly sprinkled with scrub and rocks. I was on night manoeuvres during my forced conscription to the army in 1971. We’d been at it all day and half the night and I’d never been so tired in my life. After...

How’d You Respond?

“I grew up very religious, and I was taught to think that people with alternative lifestyles were just ‘confused.’ But now it seems to me that gender and sexuality are so bendable and flexible. I’ve been going to a lot of poetry readings lately, and people present...

From the Cape to Canada

Constantia Village nestles in a basin of mountains draped with grapevines dripping wines of a quality that impresses the palates of connoisseurs around the world. And that means it attracts visitors and tourists. Which is why Mutasa and Noel have set up their...