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“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” ~Isaiah 40:31

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  • Pieces
    ~ You’re one of God’s puzzles Your life is a giant puzzle you’re trying to solve – each moment representing a “piece” of your life puzzle. You collect all these “pieces” – moments – and try to build a big beautiful “smiley” puzzle, thinking you’re in control. But then life hits, and shows you, youContinue reading “Pieces”
  • Getting by with a Smile
    When life gets tough – learn to smile. When it feels like pain is literally leaking out of you – learn to smile. Being able to smile through life’s curve balls thrown at you – might just give you a little bit of happiness. Even though your smile might be fake, studies have shown thatContinue reading “Getting by with a Smile”
  • Life in the waiting room
    ~ Waiting on God ~ “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” ~ Psalm 27:14 Just as a patient will wait in a waiting room to see a doctor- expectations already formed inside of themselves- we often find ourselves, at times, waitingContinue reading “Life in the waiting room”
  • Before it’s gone
    “Later” Talk to you later. I’ll call you later. See you later. We’ll take pictures together later. I’ll reply later. I’ll tell you later. We leave everything for later, but forget that “later” does not belong to us. Later, our loved ones are no longer with us. Later, we don’t hear them and we don’tContinue reading “Before it’s gone”
  • On God’s Time
    I was reminded this week yet again, that life is short….even being young doesn’t mean you are “immune” to death. A very special bank account is given to each of us, by God, the moment we are born. Imagine for a minute, 86 400 dollars are deposited into this account every morning. Sounds amazing doesn’tContinue reading “On God’s Time”
  • A Sunrise to Share
    Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to never experience a sunrise? Never seen the sky light up in all its beauty, in the midst of the darkness – to welcome a new day? Blind individuals know what it feels like. But individuals who do have eyes and that can see, areContinue reading “A Sunrise to Share”
  • I’m fine
    “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehend it not” ~John 1:5 A recovery is a messy thing. What I am about to tell you, is the story according to me. And it is tricky when you write your own story, because you don’t know if it has a reliable author. My “I’mContinue reading “I’m fine”
  • With a healthy HEART, the beat goes on.
    What a privilege it is….holding a human heart. It is the tireless muscle inside of you that keeps pumping, if you think about it or not. Everyone has one. The human heart has hidden treasures, and true navigation begins in this amazing organ. My first thought was the passage in John. “Greater love hath noContinue reading “With a healthy HEART, the beat goes on.”
  • Help. I’ve lost my identity.
    Identity crisis. It came to me in a dream, isn’t that what we all say when we realize something ‘big’ in our lives? However, the moment I realised I had lost my identity – didn’t feel as glamorous as some dramatic dream, or a message hidden for me up in the sky. And before IContinue reading “Help. I’ve lost my identity.”
  • Depression and defeat
    Medical school. We walk with our heads high, upright, smiles on our faces and stethoscopes dancing around our necks. But inside we drown in our own darkness. Nobody talks about medicine’s dirty secret; desperate, drowning, depressed. Who would want to? ….I don’t think any medical school would like to be known as the ‘suicide school’,Continue reading “Depression and defeat”