22 Days to Christmas

The Christmas Story for kids Long ago, about 2000 years, when King Herod ruled Judea (now part of Israel), God sent the angel Gabriel to a young women who lived in the northern town of Nazareth. The girl’s name was Mary and she was engaged to marry Joseph. The angel…

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What type of Activist are you?

Violence against women and children is never acceptable, never excusable, and never tolerable. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International…

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What is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”?

Just as Christmas comes but once a year, so does International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women. Amid much fanfare and activities, do you actually know what this day is about?

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23 Days to Christmas

We have always used the holidays to give the message to our kids that if you don’t make room for good to enter then it can’t. It works well to get the kids into the ‘spirit’ of giving and thinking about other people who may benefit from toys and clothing…

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It’s Christmas with a capital C for me

I was born Catholic and have remained Catholic ever since.  Celebrating Christmas in the Catholic tradition is all I’ve ever known. I love it this way. Working in corporate for many years we were always debating what type of message to put out over the December holiday period; is it…

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Keeping it in the family

I recently wrote about my thoughts on caring for the elderly in What Should We Do With Old People? Yesterday I shared Fiona Dowie’s experience in caring for her parents on this blog. Fi moved her folks to Johannesburg from Durban where they lived for 34 years to a retirement…

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24 Days to Christmas

The symbolism of the Advent wreath. The Advent wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition. The symbolism of the Advent wreath is beautiful. The wreath is made of various evergreens, signifying continuous life. Even these evergreens have a traditional meaning which can be adapted to our faith: The laurel…

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Moving house after 34 years

I recently wrote about my thoughts on caring for the elderly in What Should We Do With Old People? Every life situation is different.  Every family is unique.  Every individual has an opinion.  Tradition and culture aside, there is also the personal preference (by the aged person and their children…

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30 Nov 2012 Gratitude

This is my story. I am grateful that I remembered to be Grateful 🙂 It has been a wonderful month. Average Rating 0 out of 5 stars. 0 votes. You must log in to submit a review.

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What should we do with old people?

I look after my great-uncle who lives in an old age home. I love my uncle dearly. He will be 90 years old next May (or 91 if you go by the Chinese calendar). Uncle was born in the same decade they discovered King Tut’s tomb, when the first “talkie”…

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