Five lessons from an unpretentious post

  Yesterday, I posted this inspirational quote on my Facebook page, as I usually do every day at 8am: “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people that you do.” – Tom, a friend of Anne Lamott. Update: Ok, judging by the […]


Singles: choose yourselves

  You probably remember the time in school when everyone got together to form a sports team. Two team leaders would take turns picking the players. One would say “So-and-so, come”, then the other one would say “I chose So-and-so”; everyone expecting to be among the chosen ones.  Obviously, the best players would be chosen […]


Acute Excusitis: symptoms and cure

  Excusitis is a contagious disease that manifests in the infected person with excuses for everything in life. It is usually brought on by the “tisnot myfaultis” virus, occuring in the majority of the population. Acute excusitis is characterized by frequent justifications by the patient over something that did not or will not work. Other symptoms include: […]


Righteous anger

  The other day, I posted this on my Facebook: “You can accomplish more in a day of righteous anger than in a year of passivity.” And many have asked, “What is righteous anger?” Apparently, it’s not as obvious as I thought. You know what the words ‘righteous’ and ‘anger’ mean. Maybe you’ve never seen […]


How to get 30 hours in a day

  There was a time when I fantasized about applying to Heaven for an extension of the 24 hours of the day. With so much to do, I dreamed of a day with 25, 27 or even 30 hours. And I imagined how much more I could do with those extra hours. But this fantasy […]


Do you know your weakness?

  You are not Superman, but even he has a weak point: kryptonite. However much of a superman or superwoman you might be, there is a part of you that is weak. Another name we can give to this is Achilles Heel, an expression that comes from Greek mythology. Achilles was an invincible hero that […]


Eliminating stress in 7 steps

  Identify the first thing that pressurizes you most at the moment. Identify your second and third biggest concerns. Write these three things somewhere. Under each one, write down everything you can do to solve them. Check what you are already doing and what still needs to be done. Do what needs to be done. […]


Talking about what you know nothing about

  The greatest ignorance is to criticize something you know nothing about. The world is full of ignorant people disguised as wise. Conceited critics on duty, they stand on their ignorance podiums, ready to point fingers and argue their point of view. They forget that a point of view is just that. I only mention […]


As I have thought, so it shall come to pass

  “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass,
and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.” Isaiah 14:24 “As I have thought, so it shall come to pass” is more than a promise. It shows how God works. If what He thinks happens, then He does not think about what is […]


Lust and guilt

  Guilt is a much stronger feeling than lust. Long after lust has faded, guilt still remains. Lust is subject to time and circumstances. Guilt is not. Lust can be controlled. Guilt is an inevitable consequence. Lust needs to be fed. Guilt has a life of its own. Before you act upon and give in […]