If you did not know this by now, I am a music lover. Music connects with us in ways we cannot fully express in words hence we dance, it revives our souls and heals us of sicknesses we did not know existed within us hence we cry. I started being part of the worship band at church when I was 12 years old because it pulled me in at an early stage in my life and has become my release on in life, it has been my release instrument for years. I have also fought many battles through worship. A Harvard study found that listening to musicRead More →

So I have been struggling with my skin since I stopped breastfeeding and started taking contraceptives (too much information right? I know), but the last time I struggled with acne I was a teenager and if you have ever had skin problems you know how it can affect your confidence. It has been rough! I changed from Dermalogica to 365 and my skin has been in the “critical but stable” state ever since. I thought let me give it a year maybe my hormones will calm down and I will have my skin back, this is according to my friend Google and the timing ofRead More →

18 January 2010 I started my internship at the National Treasury, it is also the day I met Sweet-One, he was starting his trainee programme. We got married in 2013, we had our first born  in 2015 and our second one born in 2017 . We bought our first home in 2015. I got my post graduate degree and valuable work experience I would not trade for  nothing. I failed my dissertation for my masters in town and regional planning in 2014. I also made good friends who encouraged me to be better and who love me for me. This was a blessing for me because IRead More →

  So one of the Monday’s at cell group we were reflecting on the Sunday’s sermon about leaving the familiar. People in the group reflected on where God had taken them from, it was a good session to remind us that He is committed to our development, growth and success. However one of the members asked: ”what if you are okay with being comfortable?” and he gave an example about how he grew up in a Christian home so he does not necessarily have the similar curiosity to dig deeper as someone who’s encountered God at a later stage in their live…(I am paraphrasing.) But thisRead More →

By now you probably know my content is inspired by the word, sermons, music and LOVE. Today is no different, I listened to Steven Furtick a month ago, the title of his sermon was: “I know how this story ends” if you are interested in searching for it after the read click on the link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54jgesZlCQ8) .He was speaking about the distractions David faced before facing Goliath. 1 Samuel 17 verse 28:“When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheepRead More →

”For better or worse, I am in this for the long haul.” Those are the words i heard during my quiet time with the Lord, “not even death can do us part.”  If there is one thing I have learnt over the year is that God speaks to us in a language we understand, love is a language I understand very well, I study it, I am fascinated by it and because our Father knows this He said this to confirm how personally He knows me. Jesus knows me Dzo 😀 . That alone deserves a blog post, because I can’t imagine a more beautiful formRead More →

As women’s month drew to a close, I found myself appreciating the amazing force that is a Woman. We are phenomenal creatures, meticulously created for God’s glory. We are delicate yet strong, we are gentle yet courageous, we brave the toughest storms and emerge stronger than before. Sweet-one always says, “if there is anything he admires about women, it has to be their emotional strength”. I know you may think that, that is a not big compliment but it is. It takes strength to love unconditionally and to hope for the best. It takes strength to forgive, to nurture a fragile person to life. ItRead More →

Squeezed

“Our small car”, that’s what Phopho calls our Run-X. And this Saturday morning when he went to the garage he noticed that the car was not there and he asked, “Mama, where is the small car?” I struggled to answer him because I also didn’t know, so I muttered something like: “it was taken,” “by whom?” he asked “tsotsis” I said, but quickly realized he (had) no idea what I was talking about. I ended up resorting to “the bad guys” but he thought I meant Batman the superhero 🙄  I eventually gave up and left the explaining to daddy. Yes, that’s what I do IRead More →

As the cool kids say prayer is the ‘plug’, it simply keeps you connected to the right frequency . So I have been feeling down because of my work situation and feeling unappreciated. I remembered what God said through a friend to me at the beginning of the year about how things about to change. And I just got angry thinking about it because it doesn’t look like it at the moment, instead it looks like things are getting worse. So, I had to come up with a strategy to get me through this hurdle. I started with listening to sermons instead of just readingRead More →

It turns out the more progress you make in your fast the more the enemy tries to distract you from focusing on God. This does not just happen when you fast but after every mountain top, there will be a valley. When this happened to Jesus he responded with the word. For most of us our first reaction is to feel defeated  😥 You start thinking of quitting I mean , you can’t be fasting and praying while things seem to be getting worse right? but that is the time to pray even more simply because it is hard. It is not going to be easy,Read More →

“I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low? Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh) You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing You say I am strong when I think I am weak You say I am held when I am falling short When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours And I believe (I), oh I believe (I) What You sayRead More →

So I finally understand the verse that says “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today”. Matthew 6 verse 34. Last Thursday my boy had a  dry cough and didn’t sleep well which means I didn’t sleep well.  Allowed Adjustment budgets stress get to me and had a disagreement with a colleague . Now Back to Phopho I nebulized (not sure if this is still english 😛 ) him gave him telfast and we slept okay the following night. Saturday went to a baby shower in the rain then Thando came back with a bad cough, nothingRead More →

The other day a friend was sharing how in winter he switches on the engine and lets it run for a few minutes before driving, he mentioned that it is important for the oil to be warmed up so the car  functions optimally. I immediately, I remembered that both my husband and my dad do the same but I never bothered to ask why. My friend mentioned that he uses that time to pray before he goes to work, like a light bulb switching on I saw that as him starting his spiritual engine and warming up for the day to ensure he functions optimally.Read More →

So my boss came to work with an audio cd  that he thought I would like, still not sure if he is trying to say something to me about my work 🤔 anyway….the cd  is about gifts based on the talents parable in the book of Matthew 25:14. And he was right, I loved it, I listened to it over and over. When I was trying to prepare a message to talk to Young Adults Ministry about finances, I subscribed to a christian website and upon subscribing I received a 23 paged booklet which I started reading  immediately. Guess what the book was about? Yep Matthew 25Read More →

I saw a quote which I liked on social media which said “Don’t pray when you feel like it. Make an appointment with the King and keep it” Corrie ten Boom Everything within me agreed with this quote because if  I simply waited to pray when I felt like it, that could mean once a week, once a month and eventually never. A prayerful life does not happen by accident it is something one must practice every opportunity they get. Until it becomes a part of who we are. We must pray until we don’t do anything without committing it to God ,not only should weRead More →

On 22 August 2017 , the former statistician-general Pali Lehohla released the latest report of Poverty Trends in South Africa. This depressing report got me thinking about how our environment can lead to a never ending cycle of poverty. The report reveals that the victims of poverty in South Africa are children aged 17 years and younger, black Africans, females, those with little or no education and people in rural areas. And the most affected provinces are the Eastern Cape and Limpopo. While poverty is highest amongst children (aged 0–17), poverty levels tend to drop as they reach productive/working age and only starts to increaseRead More →

When it’s family, you forgive them for they know not what they do When it’s family, you accept them, ’cause you have no choice but to When it’s family, they’re a mirror of the worst and best in you And they always put you to the test And you always try to do your best And just pray for God to do the rest, when it’s family Some are preachers, some are gay Some are addicts, drunks and strays But not a one is turned away, when it’s family Some are lucky, others ain’t Some are fighters, others faint Winners, losers, sinners, saints, it’s allRead More →

When a child is born the family rejoices and they anticipate the wonderful things they will do in this world. We know God saw a challenge on earth and he decided to send that specific person to bring a solution. When we start seeing their personalities we appreciate that they are not like their siblings and we celebrate it. Somewhere between creche and high school the panel beating takes place. When a child expresses themselves through drawings instead of singing then we scold them for that decision. When you raise your hand in class, they say you think you are better than everyone. It isRead More →

On the days leading to the end of my pregnancy,  like most women I was anxious about the safe delivery of our daughter into this world; in the perfect health, and the birth that I have been praying for. I started thinking about a failed attempt at seeing our baby girl through a 4D scan the previous Saturday, she only gave us a glimpse of her eye and nose but quickly brought her hands to her face almost as if she knew someone was trying to look at her. We did this for 30 minutes and still no luck. Sweet-One concluded she did not wantRead More →