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A Season called Life…

14 Oct

“To everything in life there is a season”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 if you’re reading
There’s a time to laugh
and a time for weeping
A time to fast
And a time for eating
A time to keep quiet
And a time for speaking
A time to sow
And a time for reaping
These seasons come in their own time
Without warning,
Without reason.
Sometimes, the timing… (“Kisses teeth”)
Untimely, displeasing
Sometimes, the timing… (“YES!”)
Rewarding, redeeming!

There is a purpose for every season under the Sun
It’s a plan that is good and is meant for everyone!
That includes you!
You are part of God’s creation
Part of God’s esteemed generation
Irrespective of your denominational persuasion
Surely if we leave this world in a better state than when we arrived,
That is the perfect demonstration…
of God’s love.
You see…
There is much to be done in this one life that we live
But how much time do we spend meditating to realise it?
Do we boast about tomorrow like the evil ones in James 4:16
Or do we use wisdom and number our days like a good Christian?

In this season called life there is no tomorrow
So let’s try and live the remainder of our days as if another won’t follow
Let us be labourers of Christ cos the harvest is plenty
May we continually till the land and never run on empty.
On that note
I hope you leave here with a satisfied stomach
Jesus is coming back soon so we better get back to work
Make the most of this life cos you only get one
Eternity is a long time to spend somewhere
Especially if you happen to get it wrong…
Cease the day and be strong

Carpe Diem.

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Family

17 Aug

The following poem was forwarded by my mother no less and I thought it appropriate to share as I think the message rings true for most of us.

 

F A M I L Y

I ran into a stranger as he passed by,

‘Oh excuse me please’ was my reply.

He said, ‘Please excuse me too;

I wasn’t watching for you.’

We were very polite, this stranger and I.

We went on our way and we said goodbye.

But at home a different story is told,

How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,

My son stood beside me very still.

When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.

‘Move out of the way,’ I said with a frown.

He walked away, his little heartbroken.

I didn’t realize how harshly I’d spoken.

While I lay awake in bed,

God’s still small voice Continue reading

He is Here, He is Near

27 Jun

This is a truly inspiring video by the spoken word poet Amena Brown. Continue reading

Vuvuzelas Parable‏

21 Jun

Our thanks to Jasan for sharing this commentary and poem with SoM.

Now that many of you are engrossed in following World Cup football, I’m sure you wouldn’t have missed the sounds of Vuvuzelas** that are deafening ears.

While many of you may hate its sound volume to be a real irritant, I’ve travelled in the opposite direction to imagine a parable those sirens out of Vuvuzelas bring to the world. Continue reading

Invictus

7 Jun

I recently watched a movie called Invictus. I know I know, it’s old. I saw the ad on the billboards and thought it looked rubbish – and I could not make out what the hell ‘Invictus’ meant. I watched the movie because my sister had put it on and to my surprise it was pretty good. The movie did not answer the question of what Invictus meant, and if it did, I missed it, so I dug around (which means I Googled it) and found out that Invictus is the title of a short Victorian poem written by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) – (for a brief synopsis of his life and what prompted the poem see Wikipedia).

 The poem spoke to me immensely – especially when viewed through the eyes of the most famous occupant of Robben Island, Nelson Mandela. I thought I’d share it with the rest of you too. Continue reading

Blue Ocean, Black Gold, Brown Gardens

6 Jun

 

(Image courtesy of John Cole) 

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Changes

30 May

Changes take place within us and around us every day of our lives; it’s an inevitable law of nature. Amidst this cycle of chaos, our ability to grasp the essence of what remains constant afford us a degree of serenity and stability. 

Take a step back and ask yourself, what remains same for me? It depends on which window we gaze through – often a window called ‘perception’. Continue reading

Know Not Me

28 May

You brought me forth into this world

With pain and joy which mingled

Like blood and water eventually the cord

Was cut, now separated and singled

You raised and fed and taught me all

The lessons that life had shown thee

Behind the flesh my spirit withdraw

It’s clear you know not me Continue reading

The Real Secret Ever Manifested

23 May

Prompted by Sentinel’s recent analysis of ‘The Secret’ (read here), I did a little research to qualify some of its extraordinary statements. Their website claims that the secret is quote “the most powerful law in the universe”. That it’s “the secret to prosperity, health, relationships and happiness”. For the sceptic, it even adds a sweetened hook, one that appears overtly blasphemous, claiming it’s “the secret to life”. To label this a myth and deception would be a gross understatement. 

Now we may not truly discern their scheme or the mystique behind the book/ film’s cult phenomenon but we’ll do well to realise the REAL SECRET that was made known two thousand years ago – the timeless, unblemished truth that is God’s gift to the world, His Son – Jesus Christ. 

This secret was revealed to ordinary shepherds in the land of Bethlehem and God is still revealing His secret to ordinary people from all walks of life today. Unlike Rhonda Byrne’s book, it is authoritative, for in Jesus we find “the way, the truth, and the life”. (John 14:6). Continue reading

The First Step…

20 May

He tried to hold it down
But they forced his hand
He tried to bide his time
But that didn’t suit their plans
“You’ve so much to say; so much to give young man!”
This he knows but this young man
Didn’t think it was time to expose what he knows he can
Truth is – he is bound
Bound by the fear that they don’t really want to hear
What goes on his inner interior?
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