Lifts

Merle's Love

Merle's Love
April 16th marks what would have been the 80th year of the birth of Merle Adeline Khoza, my mother.  Merle was a fighter, non-conformist, and tirel...

"Don't Give Me Attitude!"

"Don't Give Me Attitude!"
In his book Attitude 101, Dr. John C. Maxwell tells us that a good attitude does not promise our success, but a bad attitude guarantees us of failu...

Fear Buster!

Fear Buster!
Have you ever sat to do something – something you know you want to do, you’re excited about doing, it is meaningful – yet you go blank? Not even su...

What color was Jesus?

What color was Jesus?
If you and I are alike we would have grown up hearing that Christianity was “the White man’s religion.” We would have been influenced by such songs...

Letter To My 18-year-old Self

Letter To My 18-year-old Self
My dearest Mphatso, We turned 50 this year.  My, what a ride it has been!  We have experienced some significant losses but have also experienced po...

What Is In a Name?

What Is In a Name?
Were you called a derogatory nickname when you were growing up? I was. In high school, some of the children started calling me “toad”. I never full...

Be Someone Who Plants the Land!

Be Someone Who Plants the Land!
“He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.”  Bible Proverb Whereas a man of fantasy says, “pick up...

30 Sayings to Live By

30 Sayings to Live By
Whether you believe in the Bible or not, good wisdom is hard to refute.  In the book of Proverbs, between 22:23 and 24:22 (chapter:verse), King Sol...