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Who are you not to think highly of yourself? … By Sharon Itumeleng Bosii

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Romans 12 states “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you”

When I look at this scripture, I used to think that I shouldn’t think highly of myself, really I thought so! It took some rereading the scripture and thinking thoroughly about what Paul meant when he wrote this…man Paul is a deep man. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A Question Of Existence… By Avela Sidaki

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“men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: Will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?” Troy 2004 (film)

Hi, my name is Avela and I’m saved. Is it not ironic that in a predominantly Christian society I can lose all my “cool” points in 33 characters? We have become a huge group of genetic Christians. I mean think about it, my moms went to this church and her moms before it and well I am a Christian coz I went to Sunday school and stuff, I don’t know much about dad coz he just could not miss the Rothman’s Cup/ league game “maybe next time….”. But is this what it’s about? Are we who we are because of what we do/ did? Are we who we are because of our inheritance? Put a pin on that. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Genius Level Kendrick Lamar (Good Kid Mad City- An Album about The Streets, Gangs and Finding God)

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Kendrick Lamar, K Dot or Good kid. Call him whatever but one thing remains clear about him, he’s a genius; a musical, lyrical, song writing genius. Rumor has it he’s ghost written for a couple of famous acts in the industry. His music always has a message and that message can be seen in the way he sets up his albums. From Section 80 to the recent Good Kid Mad City album. In my opinion, the later is the best album of our time. I’ll even take in further and say its not an album it’s a movie, how? Well just listen………. Here’s what Drake had to say about the album

“The last great concept album was Kendrick Lamar’s good kid m.A.A.d city—still obviously true to his life but very conceptual. Very specific stories that need to be told. I always say hats off to that album, that album’s incredible, what an undertaking” Drizzy Drake

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As tempting as it is, I will avoid going into the control verse controversy. I got shocked the other day when someone told me ‘Swimming Pools’ is a commercial track, really? Let me not get too excited, let’s dump it down from the start. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Art, Genius Individuals, Music

 

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#HerWordSeries ‘What do women want????’ #VdaySpecial… By Lunga Vuyo Ncala

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What do women want????

Is a stupid question actually coming to think about it! But we as men spend so much time and effort trying to to get to the answer to a question we have no business asking in the first place, because it’s not meant to be asked anyway. But somehow we believe that if we answer it we will be better suited to love her right aka “have a key to unlimited access to ass” as if that is the aim. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2015 in Feminism, Love Wednesdays

 

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She Is Complicated… – Pert 1 of a 6 part series that seeks to understand her in attempts to love her #HerWord #Lesson1 #30DayzToVday by Lunga V Ncala

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She is complicated…

My assumption is that because when God made woman, he put man to sleep and extracted  a piece of him to create her.

Man was alseep and knows not how she was formed, thus the complication of application. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2015 in Art, Genius Individuals

 

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Making it my fight “Continuous Activism Against Women & Child Abuse”

In the early hours of the 16th and last day of 16 days of activism against woman and child abuse, I was suddenly immersed by an idea to write a piece dedicated to the women in my life. I didn’t really identify with the general/ the social media understanding of this movement, so  this brain wave started off by me wanting to write a praise piece about specific women in my life that have inspired me, purely by the way they lived their lives. But this nagging feeling of not fully understanding 16 days of Activism, drove me to start thinking of the meaning behind this 16days of activism from a woman’s point of view. What happened to these women that they had to take a STAND and say “Fuck it!”? (I use such language for dramatic emphasis, because after looking up the word “activism” Fuck this shit that’s happening or in context Fuck it is best suited) The word activism by a British dictionary is defined: as a policy of taking direct and often militant(The Fuck It) action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one. Other definitions describe activism as consistent efforts to promote change.

Remember the #Bringbackourgirls Hashtag? Remember how it started off on a serious note but eventually lost its true meaning as more people who did not care much or understand the very serious issue at hand? We now live in a world where #Hashtags are supposedly a new Uprising. #Bringbacktheyouthof76 I say!!

“We live in a world where #Hashtags are supposedly a new Uprising

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Militant action, to achieve an end!! Militant action, are words normally used when nations go to war. My basic understanding of war or militant action is when all peaceful efforts to resolve a dispute between two or more parties have failed and a more vigorous and direct action is required to reach a form of balance/peace. This is some serious shit and my cute little tweets and catchy hashtags #Isupport16days ect started to look like a fashionable activism, I’m following a trend, at least I said something. I lacked the “activism” because I never bothered to make the fight my own.

Thus began my mental, spiritual, emotional and physical (All the areas attacked) journey into understanding this war that women & children find themselves in.  “Walk a mile in my shoes” approach. To achieve this I need to understand a woman, a child and a man, who best to give me insight on this than the creator of us all. Why? Because I trust no one else to give me a solution. In this world we have Men, Women & Children. When two of the three are being attacked, it either means the attacker is me(Men) and/or means I failed in my fundamental duties as man.

Glossary:

The Fuck It: – Is a state of mind or attitude that one adopts, and often times pushed to it by circumstances or situations where human reasoning and logic are no longer effective solutions to the situation at hand. And one has to simply say FUCK IT, and this will activate a series of auto piloted events/responses which are directed at solving this diabolical situation. And thus one cannot be held responsible for actions that take place after “The Fuck It” has been activated.  But more than often that individual or group will claim responsibility for “The Fuck It” in the form of “something had to be done” OR “drastic situations call for drastic measures”

Examples of “The Fuck It” users are generally those who make history: The youth of 1976; Jesus; Martin Luther King; Mother Teresa; Malcom X; Nelson Mandela: Rosa Parks (who literally ‘took a stand’ by sitting down); EFF; Thuli Madonsela; Beyonce; Most rappers and high performance athletes.

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Who are these women? And what happened?:

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Walking in the shoes of those women who have had their voices beaten, raped and muted. Those women who have joyfully & courageously given up on their dreams of a future to passionately and vigorously fight to create one for their children. Those broken hearted women, who for the sake of their sons and daughters swallows her pain, her fear, her hopelessness, her loneliness and her undying longing for him. A man, her Adam, her Protector, her Provider, her Partner, her Prince of peace, her personification of Love – God. A man when added up with all that she needs, he will reflect the image (The Physical evidence, of God), the nature (His state of being, that needs no altering or improvement) and the characteristics (His features, His thoughts & His actions, when quality tested, match up to her father’s own character) of her helper – God.  I don’t think I will never fully understand the abuse of woman & children, but I do know that the solution is in God, we are not to be trusted.

 

& oh hi, I’m Lunga and this is a Relfection of my Word

 

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Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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