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SIT AND TIE THAT SHOE LACE

By Taffy Bete
Imagine a child running with her friends who falls over her shoelaces, quickly jumps up and starts running again without tying the lace. How far can this child go before tripping over the lace again? Until that shoelace is tied, that child will keep falling with each fall, making her dirty and draining a bit of her enthusiasm.
We all have moments when we find ourselves knocked down on our knees, haunted by self doubt, painful memories and past failures. Emotions and thoughts that dare us to just give up, stop dreaming big and just settle for the ordinary. A number of greatness thoughts tell us to rise and run again but a recent incident had me wondering what if when we found ourselves in the basement we sit for a bit, tie our shoelaces then rise again.
A powerful strong woman I know was once asked how she made it through all the hard times she had been through and she said ''I have learnt I will find myself in the basement several times along the way. I have embrace…

Marriage and divorce

I was watching a documentary of one of these hollywood stars whose name i am not going to mention for obvious reasons and what caught my attention was the number of men she either was married  or engaged to. Those people are setting trends in general people's lives and it disheartens me to note that my little brothers and sisters have someone as that as a role model. We wonder why there is a lot of divorces in marriages but why not if the people who are being used as models are married four or five times. seriously are they the kind of people we can look up to.
What good has come out of hollywood in terms of shaping family life. How many hollywood stars have been in a single marriage and never divorced. How many hollywood stars have upheld the 'til death' vow. The movies these guys make set the tone for the lives people lead out there. We need to seriously look at how we view these people with regards to marriage and divorce.

The Stolen Goose

An Acient Greek Legend on jealoousy

Fable of the Holy Man

Fable of the Holy Man
The Devil was crossing the Libyan Desert when he came across a group of
junior devils that were tempting a holy man. They tried to tempt him
with the flesh, with doubts, with fear, and then with lies. But, nothing
they did could tempt the holy man to sin. The Devil asked the junior
demons to step aside so that he might show them how to get at the old
man. The Devil leaned forward and whispered in the man's ear, "Have you
heard the news?
Your brother has just been made Bishop of Alexandria." With that, the
cloud of jealousy clouded the now not-so-holy man's face - and the Devil
had him.
Don't be jealous, you just giving the devil another one more reason to celebrate

Steve

Getting used

FROM THE HEART

Growing up in the Zimbabwe of early 90's, before divorces were fashionable it was still fairly common to have two parents at home. In school, I was the only one in our class that didn't have a father at home, because of a divorce. I know depression and hatred all too well. Like many, I have had my heart broken. Dumped. Depleted. Rejected. Various forms of physical anguish, different kinds of sad-various shades. Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you could eliminate the pain, auction off your past? I sure have, though I am grateful for my youth--it helped shape me. I wouldn't be who I am today. I've been asked, "What kept you going?" My mother, some would say, isn't well spoken or well educated, but she was always nurturing, there. She is a quiet leader. Accountable. She isn't superficial or shallow. She wasn't out using men. In fact she never remarried after separating from dad – yet she was in her early 30s. My teachers in High Sch…

Inheritance

Every father on earth desire to and do leave an inheritance for their children. Most parents are prepared to live in lack and to sacrifice a lot of good things this life on earth has to offer so that they may be able to live a decent inheritance for their children. If our earthly fathers imperfect as they are, go to such lengths for their children's inheritance how much more our Almighty Father in heaven. He has an inheritance for me, for you.

The Israelites had an inheritance yet they lived in bondage in Egypt. They travelled to Canaan to possess their inheritance but along the way some beacame weary and fell along the way. In as much as we are destined to inherit  heaven and earth, we are not to be like the Israelites who lost it because they were stiff-necked.

Close to thee

Thou my everlasting portion,         more than friend or life to me,         all along my pilgrim journey,         Savior, let me walk with thee.         Close to thee, close to thee,         close to thee, close to thee,         all along my pilgrim journey,         Savior, let me walk with thee.         Not for ease or worldly pleasure,         nor for fame my prayer shall be;         gladly will I toil and suffer,         only let me walk with thee.         Lead me through the vale of shadows,         bear me o'er life's fitful sea;         then the gate of life eternal         may I enter, Lord, with thee.