#PODCAST: DISCOVERING YOUR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE (A LOW-KEY GUIDE)

Lulu / 27 Nov, 2019

So I know it’s been quite a drrryyyyy desert on here the past few weeks, and there really is no excuse, just a million apologies. Life has just been happening too quickly and all at once that we kind of just lost the plot a bit over there, but we are still here! And if you will allow us to pick up where we left off, we have another podcast episode for you, one we hope you will enjoy, glean something from, answer questions you might have had or just find interesting. I know when I was thinking about what…

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#PODCAST: AN HONEST DISCUSSION ABOUT GRIEF, PT. 2

Lulu / 30 Oct, 2019

If you haven’t already please listen to the first part of this podcast episode, where Gugu and her friend Fungai talk honestly and openly about what it is to grieve and deal with all the emotions that come with it. As a. refresher for those who may not have had a chance to listen yet, Gugu’s friend Fungai sadly lost her mother to cancer in July this year, and we are so thankful that even though it is all still very fresh, she has bravely and generously shared the emotions she has gone through (and is still going through) in…

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#PODCAST: AN HONEST DISCUSSION ABOUT GRIEF, PT. 1

Lulu / 23 Oct, 2019

We’re back with another podcast episode this week. I’m excited for this one, but not because the topic of conversation is a particularly fun one, because as you can tell from the title, it’s in fact pretty heavy, but I’m excited because the format this week is a little different. As we mentioned before, some of the podcasts will be brought to you as usual by both Gugu and I sharing on our previous posts, or specific topics of interest to us, but doing so in conversation with other female minds and voices with much to impart. This one is…

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SARAH’S LAUGHTER

Lulu / 16 Oct, 2019

I just want to start off with a tiny little confession, this blog post may or may not be [read: is] about 80% plagiarised. I’ll explain. The title for starters; as perfect as it is, and you will see why in a moment, I didn’t come up with it myself. I saw a devotion with the same title on the Bible App, and like I said it was so fitting for what I want to talk about today, so I stole it. Then comes the actual content of the blog; here is where Turn It In would absolutely embarrass me.…

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SPARE THE ROD?

Gugu / 2 Oct, 2019

Recently, there has been much talk and animated discussion on South African social media about the seemingly ubiquitous and embedded violence within our society. Important links between the violence of South African history and the kind of violence we witness in crime in general and the brutality/misogyny of gender relations in this country, have been made. Essentially, we are a country with a deadly brutal history, spanning back 300+ years in our history. Colonialism is violent. It is an erasure of the identity of another; it is dispossession of not just the habitat but the self, the beliefs, and the…

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#PODCAST: Journeying Through Forgiveness

Lulu / 25 Sep, 2019

We’re back with another podcast episode! We know these were quite popular last time, and we appreciate you guys for your feedback, support and encouragement of them, which is why we decided to bring them back and more of them this time. So, you can catch us on the airwaves (look at me trying to make us sound fancy) once a month from now on. YAY! To begin, we thought we’d look at one of the most challenging but also raw posts written on the blog this year. A blog written by Gugu on forgiveness/unforgiveness. If you’d like a bit…

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Set Up For A Miracle

Lulu / 18 Sep, 2019

I know I’m not speaking for myself in saying what I’m about to say next, but I will, just for the sake of not putting words in peoples mouths, so here goes: I am and have been waiting for a miracle, for God to move heaven and earth in this one particular situation I’m facing. Now that you’re all like “YES! Me too!” — with your permission I will now speak for us all, because I truly feel like a lot of us today are in the same boat; you know that boat that Jesus and His disciples were in…

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BOUNCING BACK

Gugu / 4 Sep, 2019

Setbacks, obstacles and difficult (or ‘tricky’) situations are a part of life. Curveballs are always around the corner. If things have been smooth-sailing for a while, you can bet that there’s something around the corner coming to just add some unwanted “excitement” to your life. That’s one of the defining characteristics of life. However, as humans, we can never accept or get used to this. We are taken aback, shell-shocked and deeply disappointed when our curveballs reach us. It’s like we’re new to this life thing and we feel greatly offended that life would allow such things to be our…

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OVER-THINKERS ANONYMOUS

Lulu / 4 Jul, 2019

Raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimised by over-thinking? Yup, same. In fact, as I write this I have just pulled myself out of my own personal mind gym where I was swinging back and forth on the monkey bars with thoughts that are in all honesty not even close to real and even more so, highly unlikely. And even though I know that, or at least have now told myself that, I still couldn’t quite help myself. I woke up with a nagging thought poking at my mind, and before I knew it, I was having an argument…

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LOVING SELF TO LOVE OTHERS

Gugu / 26 Jun, 2019

So the past week, I was reflecting on how much emotional and mental stretching I have experienced in the last year. And it’s funny cos late last year, I had said the same thing about how far I thought I had come, LOL. And I guess that’s the thing with growth: it’s constant. Some of the lessons I learnt last year, I recorded in Loving Me, What I’ve Learnt in 2018… and Surrendering Doesn’t Always Mean Defeat. It’s funny because the lessons captured in each of those posts are kind of a “set up” or building blocks of sorts to…

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