Saturday, December 26, 2009
This past week was the most exciting week of the year. I was busy with the preparation for the graduation, it was my birthday 24th December and proposed to Monique Theron on the same day and off course
I just want to take something special out of the week and that is the graduation of the MoM2.0 and the Reconstucted social Media for social change sessions under the banner of Rlabs. I am a graduate of the 2008 Reconstructed session and this time around I was there to support the graduates of 2009. After all graduates received their certificates not expecting anything I got a certificate for facilitating the sessions and a special award Rlabs staff person of the year. The only certificate that is not in my social media cabinet is Social Media Masters certificate.
The graduation blog post coming soon
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
it told my friends that we must make the best of it because i am not going to turn 16
again and they said lets have a party and i said OK lets do so i went to that party
and i was thinking about what am i going to say when they ask me to make
a speech so i was very nervous so my friend said relax don't worry about it
is going to be fine and i tried my best and that party was great the best party i ever had.
because i came to realize that there is more to life then success as to be successful with the worldly things in life.i came to realize that you must be successful in God then of the pleasures of this world.The word of God says seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and the other things will be added unto you. god bless.
I was really shocked when I heard about the many incidents that happened this year, it's really sad to see young people from the ages of 16, 17, 18 and 19 being killed.It really hurt me badly to read daily in the news papers about young people been killed in car accidents, shootings etc.....up to a point where I said enough is enough! I spend a lot of my time praying for those young people's family's daily, I can only thank God for watching over my life daily as a lot could have happened to me but my God is Faithful and He watches over all his children.
I'm ready for 2010 and looking forward to see what God has in stored for me I just know it's going to be bigger and better than this year......God Bless and play safe over this festive Season!!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Pastor Willie shared the following amongst other things:
'Your ship is coming in
Don't go for the speed boats, go for the cargo ships that come from afar.
Because it comes from afar it will take long to come and has to come through storms.
The longer it takes to come, the bigger it is.
God doesn't have a problem sending the stuff. It's the people who's bringing it that's the problem.
Just continue to be faithful and worship God in spirit and in truth.
Don't think He forgot about you....how can He forgot about you?????????????????
Some will get financial breakthroughs while others will get spiritual breakthroughs.
When God gives you a breakthrough in finances, don't look for a spiritual breakthrough (and vice versa). The other breakthrough will come. GOD DELIVERS.
When He starts, He doesn't stop. Only we can stop the deliveries - when we become unfaithful.
It's only kilometres away now.
Every onslaught has a shelf life, an expiry date. When it's over, IT'S OVER! No other onslaught will take the place of it. When it's over it over.'
I've been asking Him whose next on his Christmas list for us to bless.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
being a pensioner it wasn't easy , having prayed for awhile ,
on this particular day a few days before the payment was due
i was driving along to the reconstructed living lab for my computer lessons
and just called out to the Lord to help me, the next minute my phone rang.
it was a company wanting me to repair their lead tank.
i repaired it and 7 hrs later i came home with the amount i needed.
thank you Jesus.
to accomplish it and i think that i am going to pass hopefully but anyway the pappers i
wrote were tough and some were not my first papper was arts and culture which was
easy and my second one was EMS that was a tough one i struggled with that papper
so the teacher told me i must relax and take it easy and there is no rush
Love is the most amazing thing and I remember when I met my wife. The love I felt for her was real, although physically it cant be seen, you know that it exists because you can feel its reality. I can only imagine the Love that God feels toward us. His Love toward us is real and unchanging, His Love is deep, unconditional, so much so that He sent His only Son to die upon the Cross. Although most of the world do not believe in this Love it is real. Real to Him who created us and real to those who believe because we feel the Love of God in our heart not only towards Him but also toward our neighbors.
We exchange a few words as she only spoke Portuguese, as i had to translate English to her.As we were in a shop the manager of the shop did not understand English so well , so i had to translate.The campaign of Bafana Bafana certainly took me by surprised,where everyone needs to buy a Bafana Soccer Shirt.I hope the Bafana team will have the same energy as the people.
The different acts that i saw on the stage,overwhelm me as i enjoyed it".Your heart will be where your treasure lies" Music is one of my passions.
First off i just want to say i had a good week was busy at the impact centre availing myself where i could help i did i want to thank you LORD for carrying me through this week and not just for me my family and friends and every individual on this earth for the bible says concider others before yourselfs LOVE others as you love yourselfs thats the great command because if you have LOVE you have GOD because GOD IS LOVE and his mercy endures forever and ever Amen.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Today RLabs was priviliged to host a group of amazing individuals from the University of Amsterdam Business School who are currently busy with their Executive Masters in Information Management. The group have been doing a week of training and the project is part of a collaboration with UCT Graduate School of Business. Being part of this programme not only provided our team an opportunity to share experiences and stories but also learn from an amazing group of individuals who are adding value to their various organisations daily.
I had the privilege of doing a presentation together with Craig Ross about the “Art of Mobile Counseling”. Today I found myself presenting this new form of counseling to people who probably had more degrees than a thermometer and the great thing about it is that in this instance I was the expert. Who would have thought that a group of ex gangsters and drug addicts could add value to or impart knowledge into the lives of a group of highly qualified individuals from Europe?
What has God still got in store for this group of young men and women who once gave up hope on themselves thinking they would probably all die “druggies”…
Join me in the next episode in my journey, God bless.
Posted from "From the balcony"
On Saturday morning while getting ready to take my boys to Tee Ball my 8-year-old son Junaid said to his mom that he would really love to hit a home run in his match that day. Being the great mom she is Shameez encouraged him to pray and ask God to help him hit the home run he so much wanted and they immediately prayed together. We soon left home and headed to the Tee Ball field.
At this time I was still not aware about what happened at home. When it came to Junaid’s batting turn he hit a beautiful line drive through the diamond and the ball continued to race between two fielders allowing Junaid to complete his home run. All the supporters jumped up in jubilation to celebrate with Junaid. It was at this point that my wife Shameez told me about the what they (Shameez and Junaid) had prayed for at home. I immediately stopped and thanked God for answering Junaids prayer and making himself real to my son.
After the game I congratulated Junaid on his home run and also asked him about him praying and asking God to help him hit a home run and he just smiled with me and nodded his head in agreement. We spoke some more about it later on and I urged him to thank The Lord for answering his prayer and he agreed to do so.
I would like to take this opportunity to again thank The Lord Jesus Christ for making Himself real to my son in a practical way and for boosting his faith. My encouragement to the readers is to read Romans 1 : 21.
Remember to always give thanks and you will get more. Be blessed.
Posted from "From the balcony"