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Inevitably, one of my favourites !!
In Truth .


I have often thought about the stuff dreams are made of .

Of course , apart from things like a foundation , an innate passion and a resilience to stand up against all odds to make it happen , what else is there ?

Are we missing out on something here?

Stuff dreams are made of ..

To sum it all up , I came up with a quote inspired by Brian Houston , though this is my rendition of it

” Sow to Succeed , and Succeed to Serve ”

If you have stayed with me thus far , good to know you are a dreamer !

Dreamers are not day dreamers.

Dreamers are pioneers , visionaries , builders and legends in their own right . 

They know what they stand for , personally and professionally , and integrate their values to pursue the Highest Will for their lives .

Enriching to be one , I’m guessing! But as Scripture aptly puts it , ” He , to whom much is given , much is required” .

So what IS required of one ?

I believe in the ” sowing and reaping ” principle , the ” cause and effect ” .

You have a dream , a vision you desire the manifestation and fulfilment of .

That’s great .

More often than not , however , it is a process , a walk , a journey , what we call ” the good fight of faith ” .

It build us , and as a result , we are rewarded by the manifestations of that which we truly desire , with good intentions and good motives .

I digress.

Let’s focus .

” Sow to Succeed ,


Succeed to Serve ” .

Why don’t we strive to sow into our God given Dream  and Destiny ?

Sow with our love and generosity towards those around us .

Sow into The House of The Lord with our gifts , talents , time and tithes?

Sow into our vision by speaking Life and Faith into it , every single day .

Sow into it , as Scripture puts it ,by writing it down and making it plain/clear ?

Sow into our dream by guarding the voices that surround it .

Sow into it with fervent , consistent prayers .

Sow into it by sharing it with trustworthy , life giving friends and family ?

Just sow .

So you know , we can succeed and succeed we will !

We sow in faith and we reap what we sow .

We make the causes and lavish the effects .

However ,

Once ” successful “, now what ?

We have realised what was once only a seed , as Bishop Jakes puts it , “an acorn with the potential of an Oak tree” .

But we weren’t built to just rest on our  laurels .

So we take it to the next level , and I just don’t mean more and more creative ideas for our continued prosperity , but contributing in a way that we give back to the community that first , gave itself to us .

So how do we want to give back ?

We serve .

Not out of obligation , but because , as Scripture puts it , ” our cup runs over ” .

We Serve the folks around us with what we have to offer as a result of our Success .

We serve the poor and the underprivileged.

We serve in our local communities and families .

We serve in donations to the global movement against human trafficking.

We serve in The House of The Lord with ever increasing zest and earnest .

We serve in the ministries that invested in us .

We serve with generosity in the use of our resources.

We serve .

Whatever creative ways we can possibly come up with .

We serve .

And guess what happens ?

That ” service” in turn becomes a ” seed ” that you have ” sown ” , intentionally or unintentionally into The Kingdom of The Most High .

As  Christine Caine says ,” you never know the Eternal consequences of the seed you are sowing ” , so never underestimate the power in your seed .

It can be a vessel for miracles !

A vessel that continues the on going rhythm of  “Sow to Succeed , and Succeed to Serve ” . 







It was so cool the moment I saw it , it had my heart !!


img_0794This one is for those of us that await a sign , an affirmation or a word , as we yearn to embark upon a new dream , a new project , a new venture or a new ( fill in the blanks ). 

Whatever your ” new ” is ? 

Wait . 

Wait for  the RIGHT SOIL and the RIGHT SEASON . 

It’s worth the wait ! 

But if you got it , then make a go for it ! 

To me , the ” RIGHT soil ” denotes a “rich soil ” ; 

And the ” RIGHT season” denotes  a “bright season”. 

Rich Soil  will birth rich dreams . And no , I certainly do not mean “rich” in terms of wealth . Though I must confess , a bout of luck on an extra portion of resource definitely helps ! 

Rich Soil stands for a firm foundation in faith . First things first . Always . 

It stands for who will stand by you . 

It stands for the right voices undergourding your “new” thing . 

It stands for wise , Godly counsel in your life . 

It stands for a team of prayer warriors in your life .

It stands for life vibrancy flowing in and out of you . 

It stands for your “crew” that will  huddle and stick close when the going gets tough . 

It stands for its message . 

It stands for the hope , help and inspiration that will be extended to the world as a result of the birth of your “new thing ” . 

The RIGHT season implies a bright season , 

a season full of opportunity and possibility , 

a strategic period wherein you have been specifically positioned to be (I know it sounds cliched , sigh ! But true ! ) .. to be ” in the RIGHT place , at the right time ” . 

a juncture that testifies that though it’s a risk and a sacrifice , it’s not a rash decision . 

a vibrant time in your life  possibly when you feel ” your cup runneth over ” ,

But most importantly, 

a time when you feel that undeniable nudge on the inside of you , your gut , your instinct ,

That still , small Voice . 

My advice ? 

Heed it. 


Melting Pot

Is what I am .

Not wanting this to be a narcissistic post ,

Stay with me .

A kid born into the defence forces ,  safe to say I have always considered myself a transient , nomadic soul .

As soon as we would get ” comfortable ” in one place , off we were to another adventure! Another topography, another culture , another people .

Another start .

Today as I look back , I have Revelation in Retrospect .

I count it a pure privilege to be able to travel the way I did ,  across the length and breadth of my country , from the mountains and the peaks to the plains and the plateaus ; not only was I blessed to see it all , but also live it all .

To be able to blend in , yet stand out .

To be able to learn , yet stand firm .

To be able to imbibe , yet inspire .

Is how I grew .

So thankful.

Though this is not a post about a nostalgic childhood , but one that seeks to encourage everyone to be pliable enough to let life take you where it intends for you to go , embracing each step of the journey as a walk to arriving at being a melting pot of various influences and lessons , aspirations and inspirations , dreams and fantasies. 

To spur you to tread uncharted waters. 

To follow your heart and allow yourself the rare gift of being astonished at where it takes you.

To be all embracing .

To nurture a broad and generous spirit .

To be true to yourself and to your potential .

To trust life .

To appreciate , that even as you read this , at this very moment in the history of your life , you already ARE a ” Melting Pot ” , of experiences and journeys that are unique to you and tailor made for your authentic Destiny to play out in the World , and in fact , before all the World.

To break down the walls and break open the gates .

To soak in and let go .

To inhale and exhale .

To take in and to contribute.

A Melting Pot in a divinely orchestrated cosmos , you have a role that is so representative of you that it even has your unique finger prints on it !

Think about that .

There was never , is not , and never will be another YOU !

Through school bullying and partying ,

Break ups and Graduation ceremonies,

Weddings and baby showers ,

Job promotions and business ventures ,

Learning to parent and leading an organisation,

An abrupt end and a refreshing start ,

You have stood the test of time and are STILL standing ! You are not just a testimony to the power of faith , you have become a melting pot that is infinitely vast and rich in the treasure it holds , and the Treasure that holds you .


Reminiscent . 

Majestic and Stoic

Vibrant and Fiery

Expansive and Colossal 

Inspiring and Inviting

Artistic and Dramatic

Mystic  and Poetic 

Diverse in it’s elements and Unified at the Root . 

Vivid and Magnificent 

Sheltering and Protective

Room to breathe and space to grow

Beacon and a guiding light

Magnanimous and Generous

… just some of the things this unique , one of a kind tree , as a perfect specimen of Creation itself , reminded me of .

Much like The Creator Himself  ? 

It certainly is reminiscent of the divine fingerprints that made it . 

That made you.

That made me . 

That made Creation the awe inspiring marvel it is . 

Astounding in its stature , the  MOST remarkable quality of this tree however , is in being : 

” Anchored and firmly grounded ” 

Which serves to remind me of the very well known quote : 

    ” the deeper the roots , the stronger the tree ” 

And strong  it sure is . 

In Length

In Breadth

In Height

In Depth 

Much like His Love for us ? 

A Love that proved to have no bounds ; not in length , width , height or depth ; but in it’s all encompassing Glory , bore and forever wiped away every remnant of our sin , sickness , shame , transgressions and infirmity. 

So we may BE free and LIVE free ! 

A Stative  verb ,” be ” giving way to a Dynamic verb ” live ” . 

The perfect nature of God Himself . 

From a space of centering ourselves , a space so pristine , so sacred , so free ; we strive to rest in that space and  operating from a place of “rest” and ” freedom” , WE LIVE FREE ! 

And continue unabated. 


Kingdom Kid 

What does it mean to be a ” Kingdom Kid ” ?

Let’s excavate :

You are humble .

You are not easily moved.

You are steadfast .

You are not a part of the rat race .

You have been set apart for a High Call .

You are not ashamed of your scars .

You are Chosen .

You are not working for your glory , but His .

You are gifted beyond measure .

You are not for death and destruction .

You are for signs , wonders and miracles .

You are not deceived by snares and temptation.

You have eyes to see and ears to hear .

You do not work out of selfish ambition .

You expand and further The Kingdom of God .

You are not built to live mediocre .

You are led by The Spirit .

You are not afraid of persecution that comes your way when you uphold your Faith .

You are graced to handle every occasion .

You are not a spiritual coward .

You are willing to work with your weaknesses in His Strength, not yours .

You do not seek validation from the World.

You are here to Serve the World .

You do not buy into the lie that you  do not measure up .

You stand in the royal dignity of a Child of The Most High God .

You do not confuse excellence with perfection .

You know Perfection is the Name  of God .

You do not let bitterness take root .

You are quick to forgive .

You know you have treasures on the inside of you , seeds of greatness .

You trust in Divine Right Order and Timing .

You are guarded by the angels of The Most High .

You are not ashamed of your flaws .

You ARE His Child ,







You ARE His image bearer ,

And in THAT folks ,

You ARE a ” Kingdom Kid ” . 

Luck . Love . Courage .

And so I went to this lovely cafe .

Donned with ferry lights , visual art , inspirational quotes and a kitchen door that much to my surprise screamed ” CREW “in bold green letters ( instead of a more conservative response , clearly I felt at home ) , 

This was one of a kind .

Everything about it was intimate and inviting , intriguing and inspiring .

Strolling through the marketplace abuzz with activity , my effervescent friend and Senior in Faith by my side along with her son , I was already feeling transported to a different space: a space that craved silence in the midst of the noise , an adventure within itself ( and how many of us really do feel that , I wonder ? )

My spiritual lens were already activated , and as such , it was only natural that not only this cafe , but even this peculiar quote would grab my attention. 

And so it goes :

” if you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love , you have to find the courage to live it ” .

At first glance , it seemed to strike a chord and I was impressed .

Three words hit me :

Luck. Love. Courage.

Once home , I delved a bit deeper , only to realise that the one word that links it all up in a composition of exemplary symphony , without needless effort or striving ; was , in fact , missing .

I shall save the best for the last .


To quote Oprah , luck is literally when preparation meets opportunity. I concur , hence I quote .

Under the ordinary set of circumstances , this places us at an advantage . We work hard , and the Universe , mystic as it is , always conspires in the direction of our bravest , seemingly impossible dreams .

That’s luck !

From the looks of it , we got it !

Awesome !


Now if we are smart enough to know how to get ” lucky ” , I am most certain we are smart enough to discern our God given gifts and talents : things we are endowed with in spirit only to serve as instruments and catalysts shaping our God given Purpose and Destiny , things without which life seems a bit empty , a bit selfish , a tad bit too meaningless !

So we discern , with a lot of help from the Heavens !

Discerning however , is not enough . We follow through . Past the intimidation and rejection , the risks and the self sacrificial cost of it all , we follow through .

With what though ?

That special instinct for music ? 

That penchant for jewellery designing ?

That body and soul you knew was designed to dance ?

That bent towards communications ?

That passion for justice ?

That innate ability to manage your calendar well ?

That gift of hospitality?

That inclination and drive to raise the next generation? 

That inherent endowment of a personality so magnetic that people can’t fathom what it is about you they are drawn to ?

That intrinsic need to want to teach everywhere you go ?

Whatever your “that” is , I am here to remind you it is your “that” which is your “is” .

That IS your  gift  , your calling and even your commitment .

It ought to be your Conviction , and mine too ;

a conviction so deep and steely that it gives birth to God given dreams , visions , ministries and legacies . 

For it is my firm belief that a life based on such convictions is a life not only based on the right foundations , but one that is unparalleled in the measure it brings you joy , peace , soul satisfaction; and of course , love !

That IS a way of life to LOVE indeed !

Ok .


The courage to live the way of life you love ?

You will need the courage , the grit , the resilience and the tenacity to stand your ground in the face of all opposition and persecution . Indeed you will .

But I have some good news , folks !

And this is where I break the suspense .

The one strength that makes such a seemingly daunting task effortlessly possible is PASSION !

Because once you find that thing you truly love , PASSION takes control of your soul . Passion , in my experience , is the No. 1 driving force behind anything worth doing or achieving.

Passion , anchored in sound ideals and a firm foundation in Faith .

Passion , attached to a burning desire to positively impact the world around you .

Passion , grounded in humility , so it has roots to stand and wings to fly .

Passion , that stems from a wisdom to hone your gift and talent not only so you can enjoy the satisfaction it brings , but use it to spread joy and give back to the community in a way ONLY you can .

Passion .

It makes you do things you wouldn’t perhaps take a chance on otherwise.

PASSION serves as the fuel to give you the COURAGE to tread uncharted territory  in the pursuit of your Calling ; a journey , that in itself , is an evidence of your LUCK at having ” found” it , needless to say the LOVE that abounds within it , and the realm of endless possibility that is your Promise .

A lot can happen over coffee .

What say ?