Living a life of Certainty in an Uncertain World

Jpeg Source: Internet The world we now live in gives us a lot of reasons to want to throw in the towel, due to the level of uncertainty around us. People go out with the fear of not returning in one piece. Parents leave their kids at home with afraid of the unknown. Everyone goes about their businesses unsure of new policies by the government which might affect their operations. However, there is a disclaimer! As believers, are we supposed to live in such panic with the countless promises in…

Read More

Stop Wasting Your Time Complaining

Photo Credit: Jessy Renold Complaining is a draining act that leaves you ineffective, and make you unappreciative. Although, surrounding our lives are situation that are worth complaining about, but if we are careful to take note of those things we keep complaining about, they never get better, until we brace up to make a change happen. A story is told of a wiseman who people visit to complain about the same problem over and over again. One day, he decided to tell them a joke and they all roared with…

Read More

Former Domestic Worker Owns a School

Vicky Abraham, Freelance Writer She is an Imbokodo (grinding stone) who played a pivotal role in the lives of several families in Gauteng, South Africa. She is a woman with aspirations, has the drive and the edge. Some probably called her Aunty, Nkhono or Gogo (granny), Helper, Mme wa Washene (a woman who specialises in washing clothes), Cleaner, Maid, Nanny or Domestic Worker. However, these names rather confined her in a box of those who believed they are superior than her. Such are those who doubtlessly believed that she was…

Read More

The story of the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Like every other tree in the forest, the Chinese Bamboo Tree starts its journey as a tiny seed planted below the surface of the earth which requires nurturing – water, fertile soil, sunshine to break forth the solid surface of the earth.  Unlike every other tree which seed sprouts and begins to yield leaves and fruits, the Chinese Bamboo tree goes invisible in its first year, second year. Again, no growth above the soil within the third and fourth year.  And finally in the fifth year – behold, a miracle! The…

Read More