Competing against yourself pt 2

I remember measuring my run up and looking at the bar at the Athletics High Jump in grade 4. Almost everyone cleared the first round except for the fat boys who bent the bar (hahahaha!). In those days (1992) the high jump pole was metal so the teacher had to try and bend it the […]

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Competing against yourself pt 1

Competition is the way of survival. One of the reasons I believe that sport is good for children is that it teaches them how to compete. Competition exists in every aspect of our lives and we will not succeed or improve if we don’t know how to compete. Whenever my children have running races up […]

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A gift in secret pacifies anger.

“A gift in secret pacifies anger” Proverbs 21:14 When fights and misunderstandings happen, its easy to sulk and stay cross for a long time. It is physically not good for our bodies to stay in a state of anger for too long. Our bodies release a dread hormone called cortisol which attacks our immune system, […]

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Day 31 – Proverbs 31

Day 31 – Proverbs 31 “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies” Proverbs 31:10 Chick flicks portray a very unrealistic expectation of relationships, love and marriage. Its all about the chemistry and meeting Mr Right. The fairy-tale ending is not how it works in real life and things don’t […]

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Day 30 – Proverbs 30

Day 30 – Proverbs 30 “A spider skillfully grasps with its hands and it is in kings palaces.” Proverbs 30:28 Nature is amazing! Even the smallest and creepiest creatures just KNOW what to do. Spiders don’t go to varsity to get a degree on how to spin a web. It is something that they are […]

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Day 29 – Proverbs 29

Day 29 – Proverbs 29 “A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.” Proverbs 29:11 A common practice of the Internet age is to rant about everything. The social media platform has allowed us the liberty to say whatever we want, whenever we want. Facebook even has the “add how […]

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Day 28 – Proverbs 28

Day 28 – Proverbs 28 “He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eye will have many curses.” Proverbs 28:27 Being poor doesn’t necessarily mean having no money or living on the streets. Someone who is poor has got a lack in a particular area. It could be a […]

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Day 27 – Proverbs 27

Day 27 – Proverbs 27 “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” Proverbs 27:17 It confuses me why people enjoy gaining at the expense of another person. They prefer a Win-Lose situation over a Win-Win. This kind of attitude is extremely selfish and short sighted. If both parties gain, […]

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Day 26 – Proverbs 26

Day 26 – Proverbs 26 “Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard, is a proverb in the mouth of fools” Proverbs 26:9 Its easy to spend hours googling inspirational quotes and funny memes and sharing them on facebook. Its good to fill ourselves with positive sayings but too much inspiration can be […]

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Day 25 – Proverbs 25

Day 25 – Proverbs 25 “Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a bad tooth and a foot out of joint” Proverbs 25:19 The warnings in Proverbs are quite hilarious. What a way to describe an unreliable person. Hahaha!! I can just imagine someone getting told off by an old granny “Your […]

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