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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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