Besoek aan die Goudstad- deur Ester October : Opgedra aan Mollie le Roux 13/09/1955 – 13/08/2019

Pas aangeland in die Goudstad, slenter ek verby die Goue akker en besluit om links te draai by die hoek en die suidelike deel van diè wêreld beroemde stad te verken. Eers het ek na die een kant toe gekyk en toe na die anderkant en toe vinnig die besige Goudstraat oorgesteek. Die eerste mens wat ek aan die anderkant raakloop is die liewe Mollie, sy staan en vergaap haar aan die prag en praal, Ek het my hand om haar skouer gesit en toe sy omdraai was die wedersiens…

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Dis Saterdag!

Saterdae in die 70tigs was langer en lekkerder as nou se Saterdae. Somer of winter, my ma het altyd ‘n plan gehad en ons het die wêreld rooi geverf in haar groen 1967 Ford Anglia. Wanneer dit somer was in die Kaap gedurende die vroeë 70tiger jare het my ma meeste Saterdae oggende ‘n groot koelsak gepak met toebroodjies, ‘n paar bottels coke en koue water in daardie reghoekige plastiese waterbottels. Swembroeke en handdoeke en ons drie kinders het in haar groen 1967 Ford Anglia gebondel om van Bellville af…

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Blogger Michelle Myers- Preserving Peace

Hello, and welcome to Preserving Peace! I started this blog because when I was at my lowest battling anxiety and depression after the loss of my mother, I struggled to find the tools to move forward. Being a Christian hearing of the peace offered in the Bible all my life, I still had to go through the process of healing. A year later, I by no means profess to have reached a place of perfection on this journey, but I have come to develop a deeper understanding of peace as…

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BROKEN to BEAUTIFUL- poem by LizZy

Broken to Beautiful Hearts Renewed beat In the face of adversity  Courage we greet  The Glue of Grace with Love overflow  A halo of blessings with golden glow  The oil of joy like a river flow  Sifted  Strengthened to grow .. Fields of wheat Harvests ready and sweet Trees steadfast by the waters side  Carry fruit even in arid tide A Garment of Praise  Worries erase  Through every Season  Every Man. Is in the Caring Hands of the Great I Am  To soar above within His plan Truth souls ignite  …

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Let’s Sing written by Lizzy

It seems that I always have a song playing in the crevices of my mind and the chambers of my heart. I often tell my friends I think in songs and also catch myself singing so often. Whenever I play Cinderella at home I choose to  brush  the cobwebs away with waves of music filtering through the air. I even belt out a tune or two in the shower. Let’s just say the neighbours know I’m home when I sweep the leaves up outside or hang the laundry out to dry. Whenever…

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CARRYING the BEAUTIFUL by Lizzy

One of my favourite authors Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” From the very first moment I read these words, their impact took root in my heart. Since then I have done my best to try and carry the beautiful within me, wherever I may be led to travel. I have strived to pack and fill the suitcase of my soul with beautiful memories and imagery… Here are just a few of the…

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