If you haven’t read the story of The Prodigal Son, you can read it here.
The story resonates with me on many levels – as a son, as a brother, as a father and as a pastor. I like this narrative because I think that the tendency to run away is dormant in all of us. In addition, I like this story because I think the older brother’s attitude of entitlement also lies dormant in all of us. Continue reading The idea of home… and what it means
Over two years ago, I woke up early on Saturday mornings to broadcast a thing called “Coffee Sessions” on Facebook Live. At the time it seemed a bit far-fetched in our local community, although there was plenty of Continue reading Virtually live around the globe
I have two distinct feelings after Sunday night, when President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africa we are in a state of emergency in the midst of Covid-19.
The very first one was: Continue reading Musician life in a time of Covid-19
I have many feelings regarding this Covid-19 epidemic, the Coronavirus strain that has upended manufacturing cycles, travel plans, and conference schedules around the world. But as I’ve reflected on everything, I’ve discovered gratefulness. Why? I think that the unforeseen collateral ramifications of this pandemic is exactly what the world needs right now.
Let me explain Continue reading What humanity needs in 2020
The months of September and October 2019 were tough. And if I’m honest, most months since then have been tough. Two young children whom I taught and spent time with often during the day – aged six and four – died. Separate accidents, different families… but families I’ve been close to.
Then a week ago, a close friend of mine was knocked over outside his house by a speeding vehicle. He died, and leaves behind a wife and three teenage children. Yesterday was his memorial. It has been hard to say goodbye. Continue reading When children and people die young…
IT’S the title of one of the songs on the Great Deep. In actual fact, it didn’t start off resembling an Eminem lyric – although I do like Eminem. Initially the title of this song was Continue reading Losing Myself
I work in schools where I teach children under the age of 9. Most often, a typical lesson begins with most of them all talking to me at once. Literally. It goes like this: Continue reading Who should you listen to?
It’s that time of year, people. “Roses are red” vibes. In fact, everything is red. In every shop. Everywhere.
Valentine’s is the name and exclusivity is the game. You and yours. But don’t worry, if you don’t have a valentine, I have options for you as well. Continue reading 10 out-of-the-box romantic ideas for you and yours… you’re welcome.
Someone asked me the other day how I manage to stay so calm all the time. I must be honest and say, I wish I felt as calm as what they perceive me to be! My wife likens me to a duck on the water – above the surface it looks quite easy-going and chilled but underneath there’s lot of furious paddling!
I suppose the essence of the question is how do we maintain some sense of order and common sense in a crazy world? Continue reading Coping strategies in this crazy world
So how’s your vision for 2020 going so far? (Yes, that pun was intended.) All visionaries knew this year was going to be filled with puns. “I can just see it now,” they said, all of months ago.
But let’s get back to the question: how is your 2020 going? I mean, we’re now at the end of January. How are those new year resolutions holding up? Continue reading How’s your vision for 2020 going?