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It’s weird how instantaneous circumstances can change the course of man. Earlier this week on Tuesday, I confronted my gaffer and tendered my resignation with a 30-day’s notice. The strange thing is that I already had printed my resignation letter and was…
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It’s bloomin’ challenging when one chooses to be faithful in the LORD and stick out like a sore thumb. Yet, I don’t find it a shameful pursuit. However, it is increasingly concerning when I bite the gums of my mouth, as I keep my tongue behind my teeth.…
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Today’s much delayed blog post combines two reflections over the course of 2 months. By the time this reflection sees light, I will have convinced myself to dig my heels in the ground of sanity, despite both my brain and flesh longing to escape for the…
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I was bemused when a fourth parent offered me their daughter who is on the market as it were. I get that parents want the best for their kids. A parent will always defend and promote said child, unless he or she is guilty of a grave and serious crime,…
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It’s a weird feeling to be working for the Empire. Let’s just say it’s not exactly the Rebel Alliance. The perks include a laid back attitude. You can breathe in-between tasks, but the literal air is toxic. The exponential perk is that I will not see the…
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A miracle happened today… on a Sunday. I was helping Dad to humph our infamous treadmill from our living room to our nearly-finished ‘sunroom’ (more of that drama in a much delayed reflection this year). Half way to its final destination, we had to tilt…
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I believe good things come to those who wait. I also believe patience is a virtue. Knowing that I’ve recently inked my kid-like signature on a new contract, I sense an inward pressure to honour God’s temple as I now have a new superficial price on my…
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It’s a weird feeling to be growing up. I may not be shouldering heavyweight responsibilities as others are, but I signed up for some grown-up benefits including a generous pension and then some. I seriously got to be careful in who I marry now for various…
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The following reflection is a personal account based on a climatic Thursday in late October, which I was blessed to be allowed to take time off through legal channels. I had to turn down the original date, which I couldn’t attend due to our shortage of…
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October’s payday has come and gone and I have reached £9k – and then some. I am confident I can acquire a 5-figure sum before the end of the year, which will be a personal milestone since being debt-free of student loans 10 years ago. I have yet to set…
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