What’s Mine is Not Mine

What’s Mine is Not Mine

What should we do with the treasures with which we’ve been blessed? Sindiso Mnisi Weeks shares how she’s grappling to let go in a culture holding on.

Psychologists describe how a significant milestone in child development is when the child begins to understand herself as a separate entity from her mother and the rest of the world. What follows shortly thereafter is the realisation that she can possess things. “Mine!” she says, “… mine, mine, Mine, MINE!”

Perhaps one of the most radical – counter-cultural … even, …

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A Guide to Clearing Life’s Clutter

If your life is so full of “to do” lists and stuff that you’re battling to find God in among it all then maybe it’s time for an early spring clean, writes Richard Lundie.

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First up, a confession. If you were hoping for a step-by-step guide on how to live simpler, this isn’t it. But it will hopefully point you to the ultimate life coach: Jesus. Jesus said some radical things about how we should live in the Bible. Often so radical that …

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Your Thoughts on Simplicity

We’re currently exploring what it means to live simpler in today’s “give me more” culture. Here’s what some of you had to say…

Living Simpler Helped Me Display God’s Love

“At the beginning of this year, I was given the privilege to lead a street ministry in Wynberg. Once a week, we make sandwiches, share the gospel and build friendships with people living on the street. A few weeks ago, as we were about to begin our Bible study on the theme of generosity, a lady approached …

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The Not So Simple Life

How can we live simpler in a world that is demanding that we consume and do so much more? Mother and freelance copywriter, Julie Williams gives us an honest glimpse into how she is grappling with this in her own life.

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A funny thing happened as I settled down to write this piece. I was going to fill it with inspiring thoughts on the art of living simply. But then I got blind-sided. By the giant log in my own eye.

You see, my …

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How I’ve Learnt to Give

Sometimes, the simplest way to determine how to give is to ask ourselves how we would like to receive. By Tim Hoffman

How do I channel my desire to give so that it doesn’t make the receiver feel awkward, or worse, come across as arrogant and belittling? I’m sure many of us are pondering this and similar questions as we take part in Warm Up Winter. Here are some of my reflections based on what I’ve learnt from being on the receiving end.

The importance of relationship

My …

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What does it mean to ‘Live Social Justice’?

We often talk about ‘living social justice,’ but what exactly does that mean for our daily lives?  Today, we unpack what it means to have a lifestyle of social justice.

Jesus said: ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ (John 10:10).

Unfortunately, as a result of human acts and omissions, many people in Cape Town experience life as anything but ‘full’. As Christ followers, we seek to LIVE SOCIAL JUSTICE by noticing, being moved and making …

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Is It More Blessed To Give?

What does a young Scottish minister preaching in the 19th Century have to say to us today? More than you’d think.

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To start Monday off on a reflective note, here is a challenging excerpt from a sermon by preacher, pastor and poet, Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813 – 1843):

“Now, dear Christians, some of you pray night and day to be branches of the true Vine: you pray to be made all over in the image of Christ. If so, you must be like …

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Video: I Like Giving

I Like Giving is a campaign to inspire people to live more generously. On their website are numerous moving videos of people who took something they really liked and found a way to bless someone else with it. Watch their promo video to feel inspired:

Here are a few more cool generosity resources:

Rhythms is a community of people who want to change the world by taking regular actions to build lifestyle rhythms of advocacy, contentment, connection and generosity. Sign up to receive helpful suggestions of actions you can …

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The Grace of Giving

How do you view giving? In today’s post, George Draper reflects on how we can truly excel in generosity when we begin to view it as the giving of more than just things.

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Some months back we did a major spring clean at home and our domestic helper and her family were the key recipients of items we considered surplus to our requirements. A few days later that all went up in smoke in one of the infamous …

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Learning to live on less

Kirsten and her husband Roan with their three children (aged 3, 5 and 7)

Kirsten Wilkins shares the impact the Live Under the Line Challenge had on her family.

Our family was really struggling financially at the time of the last LUTL challenge. We had just closed down our business and the last thing we were able to spend money on was the kind of food we had been used to. We were making a lot of changes, but when the LUTL Challenge came around it helped us to kick …

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