Saturday, September 13, 2014

Art




When we talk about art many people think of paintings and drawings. Which is partly true. But there are many other forms of art that people are usually not even aware of. Art is a creative expression, a creative way that an artist uses to pass a message. Art is useful in so many ways, in fact it is all around us. Take the laptop in front of you right now, it was someone's design. When you sit to watch TV you are looking at art and artists performing. The clothes you are wearing, magazines, newspapers, adverts, music are all works of art. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Youth, dreams and finding a purpose in life



Youth is a crossroads. It is a time where young people find themselves doing a lot of soul searching. Pursuing dreams and trying to find meaning and purpose of life. This is where many get lost because of the wrong directions they take. In this pursuit of dreams many end up disappointed and hurt. Deep down many youth are void and unsatisfied. Their greatest battle is trying to fit in with their peers and being cool. To have this and that ie. fashion, the latest gadgets, partying and clubbing, and nowadays it’s the internet, staying connected through facebook etc. Every effort is made to fill the void, to find a sense of contentment and satisfaction. Pleasure becomes a priority as this temporary sense of elation plays a very important role in avoiding the reality of a broken and unhappy soul.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crossroads (Chapter 13)

 There was a sense of tranquility in the streets of the upper class neighborhood where Kate’s residence was situated, in the suburb of Durban North. Rarely did you hear any sound except for the birds singing in the trees. It would seem there was peace in this place. But the truth was many things happened behind closed doors. 
A cold war was raging in Kate's house. Things had never been the same again since Thando’s relapse. Her growing demand for drugs had forced her to draw near to Kenneth. He had what she wanted. And he didn’t hesitate to give her. It was only a matter of time before she discovered what he wanted from her.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Emotions(Part 3) Stress



Stress is nothing but a build-up of energy and toxins that are released when your fight or flight response is triggered. What your body does is release extra energy into your body to prepare you to face your challenge. In the previous post I briefly explained that your mind doesn’t know how to differentiate between a real threat to your life, something that can harm you eg. A lion, snake and other threats like losing your job or debts that you have to pay. Your body sends just one response to all your threats.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Emotions(Part 2)


“Those who are in the flesh cannot please God” Romans 8:8

Flesh is everything that has to do with senses, feelings and emotions. God is not pleased with feelings and emotions. One feeling that God really condemns in the bible is fear. How many times does God say in the bible “Do not fear”? From Genesis to Revelation God continues to repeat the same thing. Do not fear. Do not worry. Be anxious for nothing.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Emotions


Now we are going to start a subject that we have all been waiting for. We are talking about emotions ladies. What are they? Where do they come from? And how can we keep them under control. So if you say you have been an emotional rack and just can’t seem to have control, keep reading.

The mind and behaviour

Whoever said men don't have emotions was mistaken. Men also struggle with emotional issues. Perhaps not as much as women do. I have  known cases of men who have behavioral problems because of problems they have had in their previous relationships with mothers or even with wives. Men do feel insecure especially when they feel they don't have control. Innocent people needn't suffer for our own frustrations. It is very important to look closely at how our mind affects our behavior. Remember that God is the only one who can give us a new mind. He can wash away all false beliefs and give us a new way of thinking. In our next posts, we will speak more about emotions and the mind. Did you read our short story 'Taking Charge'?