It was way back in 1999 that I watched the Oprah Winfrey show and she spoke about gratitude. Here is the gift of gratitude.  In order to feel it, your ego has to take a backseat.  What shows up in its place is greater compassion and understanding.  Instead of being frustrated, you choose appreciation.  And … Continue reading gratitude

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on rest… Come to Me Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me … Continue reading onder engele


It was a defining moment. I remember looking at myself in the mirror. I knew that the brokenness was gone, I couldn’t see the hurt. I knew that my previous self had overstayed her welcome. She was leaving. It was a new experience for me. I had had no problem leaving people, belongings or dreams … Continue reading grace


Becoming our authentic selves, and knowing what that looks like, is a journey~ the longest we will ever take. 1 Augustus 2011 Vandag wil ek skryf oor journeys. En hoe ek die afgelope maande nog duideliker besef het wat ek nié wil doen nie. Dit is clarity. Ek wil nie my hoop op positiewe mense … Continue reading journeys


‘n dagboek inskrywing 15 June 2006 vandag is ‘n eenkant~dag woorde boelie mekaar op my tong om stilte op te soek is vir my ‘n lafenis.  ‘n recharge. Solitude and Silence… It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the … Continue reading eenkant