Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me. —Susan Polis Schutz

Dear Reader, I've cried a lot this week. It took me back to the time when I was sixteen and have been diagnosed with depression. With counselling and the right treatment, I've managed to crawl out of that dark hole. I've sworn to myself: "Never again!" A promise that I've always managed to keep so … Continue reading Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me. —Susan Polis Schutz

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:4

Dear Reader, Do you sometimes feel as if you've lost all hope? This can happen easily when we look at the world around us. The economy is in a slump, crime figures are rising and corruption is everywhere! And that is even before we where confronted by the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020! Maybe you've lost … Continue reading He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”Revelation 21:4

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!-Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Dear Reader, It's been a long harsh winter..... Starting with being retrenched end of 2018. My mother being diagnosed with cancer in December. Watching her fading away until she left us in July 2019. I had high hopes for 2020. I had an opportunity to teach reading and math at a nursery school as an … Continue reading How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!-Thomas Wentworth Higginson

“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” ― Author Unknown

Dear Reader, Last year, on Saturday 8 September 2018, we've celebrated my mother's 82nd birthday. It was such a lovely family gathering - the table beautifully decorated, good food and of course desert. I can't remember all the details, but it left me with a sense of belonging, of feeling at home. Like what typically … Continue reading “When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” ― Author Unknown

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers – 1 Kings 19:4

Dear Reader, I wonder why it is that life’s peaks are often followed by our deepest lows. Elijah comes to mind. We read in the Bible that he had an enormous victory over the Baal prophets at Mount Carmel. Israel turned away from God and started serving Baal, and God kept away the rain. God … Continue reading But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers – 1 Kings 19:4

Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people. Helen Keller

  Dear Reader, Being "deaf" changed my life, and no-one can explain it better than my older sister.   She was an adorable girl with soft blonde curls, huge blue eyes and a will of her own. Being the youngest in the house did not stop her from having her say. She knew the difference … Continue reading Blindness separates us from things but deafness separates us from people. Helen Keller