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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year What do you call a Christmas elf that sings? A wrapper! After a year of seemingly endless uncertainties, the annual cheer has finally arrived. With homes decked with lights and clad in colors of red and green, it is finally time for us to unmask that jolly Christmas spirit! 2020 was rough to say the very least. The similarities between us and Santa Claus were uncanny. Just like him in his North Pole we were isolated from other people only to fully emerge during the last couple of months. With that emergence, and especially as of late, came a sudden hope and bashfulness that contrasted against the gloom of the preceding months. But...

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No pennies, but a pendant for your thoughts.

"So don't pass by that penny when you're feeling blue. It may be a penny from heaven that an angel's tossed to you." During the Second Anglo-Boer War (South African War) of 1899 - 1902, one of the English's most effective methods of demoralizing the Boer-forces was to remove the Boer women and children from their farms to be placed in concentration camps, after which proceeding to burn the farms to cinders. These women, despite their circumstances, had quite a reputation of being strong warriors in their own right. It is said that each camp had taken a survival theme from the Bible to act as an unfaltering source of hope and encouragement. Matthew 10: 29 - 31 was the...

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Get off the beaten track

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. It seems that, at least for the time being, we are still slightly deprived of our soul-oxygen. But rest assured. Once we can experience the freedom of the outdoors in full glory once more, fresh air will fill both our souls and lungs just as words of new adventures roll from our tongues.  Yet these adventures need not necessarily be extreme. Often the thrill of a journey in the nearby unknown suffices. While a faraway breakaway isolated from people does sound tempting, it’s fair to say that we have isolated quite enough in recent times. There are ways to stray from the beaten track without having to go to the lonely corners of...

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Pandemic positivity

Across the globe the coronavirus pandemic has caused quite a stir, to say the very least. Even in our usually busy, bustling, and beautiful country the streets are silent and the cities asleep. But while humans are seemingly under house arrest, nature has responded in a flourishing manner, absorbing every bit of pollution-free air, water, and soil. This just once more highlights our dependency on earth and earth’s total independency from us. Even as we watch with wonder how the natural world around us is prospering, we cannot escape the slight tinge of selfishness that comes with human nature, almost like we cannot escape the confinement of our homes. We yearn for all we so easily take for granted and...

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