Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ambagsman Van Liefde

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Ambagsman van liefde

Bereiker van volmaaktheid

kompoinis van saligheid

Direkteur van volwassenheid

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Arties van ons ewigheid

Breker van ons goddeloosheid

Connoisseur van ons persoonlikheid

Dromer van ons vryheid

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

“Holy” Suicide

Kill desire
To live the lie
Castrate passion
In hopes of freedom
Drown ambition
To fit the bill
Suppress emotion
To keep appearance
Gag action
To avoid mistake

This is not sacrifice
It’s suicide
And it’s a lie

Forget appearance
and dance
Confront life
and grow
Renew passion
and excel
Revive ambition
and thrive
Take action
and live

Monday, June 24, 2013

Who?

There is a great General. Master of battle. Lord of armies. Commander in Chief. He sets his gaze upon the earth, looking, yearning and asking: Who will serve me?

Who will serve for me? Who will fight for me? Who will speak for me? Who will live for me?

There is a Great Composer. Lover of song. He sets his gaze upon the earth, looking, yearning and asking: Who will listen to me?

Who will listen for me? Who will sing for me? Who will dance for me? Who will be joyous for me?

There is a Great husbandman. Gardner of grace. Sower of love. Reaper of plenty. He sets his gaze upon the earth, looking, yearning and asking: Who will work my fields?

Who will feed the sheep for me? Who will tend the garden for me? Who will plant the seeds for me? Who will bring in the crop for me?

There is a Great Friend. Brother in arms. Champion of peace. Restorer of relationship. He sets his gaze upon the earth, looking, yearning and asking: Who will declare allegiance to me?

Who will share food and drink for me? Who will take whip and scorn for me? Who will give a hug and a kiss for me?

There is a Great Father. Faithful to bride. Provider of plenty. Daddy to the abandon.  He sets his gaze upon the earth, looking, yearning and asking: Who will love me?

Who will love for me? Who will obey me?  Who will be all that I have for them to be?

There is a Great One. He sets His gaze upon the earth, looking, yearning and asking: Who will be my hands, my feet, my heart, my love?

His words a-thunder, His eyes afire. He sees all, knows all; what was, what is, what is to come. Who will pray? Who will love? Who will give - forgive? Who will live? Who will go?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

22 Lessons from Unpacking in India

For those who need some context, I’ve just moved into a new house with all my old stuff, half of which needed to be re-assembled upon arrival. So here is what I’ve learned, and if you are wise, take heed my friend:

  1. Plan way in advance
  2. But be ready to improvise, life is not subject to your plans
  3. Don’t believe the truck driver when he says he knows how to get to your place
  4. Be sure to have an interpreter on hand
  5. It helps to know people who know people
  6. When offered help, don’t act polite, accept immediately
  7. Except when its random people on the street, they just want lots of money
  8. Work in teams: Un-loaders, carriers, un-packers and arrangers
  9. Make sure there’s a lady around to make everyone tea (it helps if you’ve stocked up on clean water)
  10. Take one step (or box) at a time
  11. Practice hand signals before the time (for when you cant find the interpreter)
  12. Practice building lots of puzzles before hand
    • Make sure puzzle pieces are mixed with other puzzle  pieces
    • Figure it out without looking at the picture on the box
    • This will train your brain to handle the assembly of complicated furniture
  13. Always keep a pocketknife in hand, it will become your best friend.
  14. Your second best friend is toilet paper
  15. Also don’t forget your friends: Mr Screwdriver, Mr Hammer, Mrs Broom and Mrs Snacks
  16. When in doubt, turn item upside down and try again
  17. If the glove fits, it doesn't necessarily mean it belongs there
  18. Sometimes, you have to make the glove fit
  19. If at first you fail, hammer harder
  20. If failure persists, wait an hour and try again: by some mysterious magic, you will have an 80% more likely chance of success
  21. It is possible to survive on a diet of cookies and tea (but not recommended for children and pregnant women)
  22. Reward all your voluntary helpers with chocolates and thank you cards.

Now you too are ready for the extravagant adventure of setting up home in India. Follow this advice and success will only be a week or two, a couple of cuts and bruises, and a handful of headaches away!