I CAN'T HELP IT!

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My first exposure to sex was when I was no more than 8 years old. It was on a bus back in Zimbabwe where I saw the bus conductor having sex on a seat with a passenger. At the time, I didn’t think much of it because I had no idea what they were doing. […]

May 1, 2020

Andile

How have you been finding lockdown? As a homebody, I’ve enjoyed working from home. I marvel at those who’ve taken the time to go for walks and consistently post workout videos and running stats. That’s simply not me. My room and I have seen more of each other than ever before… in fact, my bed […]

April 17, 2020

Grace

Durian, starfruit, and karela are revolting. I’m also suspicious of anyone who finds okra or white aubergines palatable. How can I be certain that they’re all vile? I’ve tried them! If you haven’t… spare your taste buds the pain. Please. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts […]

March 27, 2020

Grace

Growing Young is the paradoxical title of a book by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin. Young people leave church for a variety of reasons and the void that is left means that the church is, in essence, growing old. The book focuses on six essential strategies to aid youth retention, thus enabling churches […]

February 28, 2020

Grace

I wish I could remember why the 13-year-old me wanted to get baptised so badly. Looking back, all I can remember is feeling a sense of urgency because of a campaign that had been happening at the time. It felt like it was now or never. It’s funny how much of a fuss I made […]

January 31, 2020

Grace

Although giving generally has good connotations, an experience last year reminded me that it’s possible to give selfishly. There’s a big difference between giving what you want versus what the other person needs. She needed friendship and quality time, but I convinced myself that money and occasional phone calls would suffice as they were other […]

January 17, 2020

Grace

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about 2020! Not just this year, but the entire decade. As I write this, I’m reflecting on the past decade and so much has changed… way more than my 14-year-old self could have possibly imagined. But that’s the thing with life, there are so many twists and […]

January 3, 2020

Grace

Present The thing they say about habits taking 21 days to form is so true. Well, in my case anyway. This particular habit (of not having devotion) is one I’d rather not cling to. That probably seems slightly perplexing given that this is a devotional blog and there’s been a post every week this year […]

October 18, 2019

Grace

Do you ever wish you could turn back time and give the younger version of you the knowledge you’ve gained about life? I do. At times it feels like there’s a film playing in my head that I can’t stop. I keep rewinding it and hoping that I’ll say something different so the outcome changes… […]

October 11, 2019

Grace

Someone told me about the impression I’d left on a group of people we both know and I was crushed. I felt so misunderstood. But I can’t undo the past; that is, sadly, the way I’ll always be remembered by them.  “…did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before […]

September 27, 2019

Grace

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