Not only on Valentines Day, but every day, I have to remind myself that my Christian advice, my loving correction to help others and my best attempts to 'do the right thing' in my pursuit of perfection will always fall short of selfless, Christ-like love. We are called, above all, to love souls well.
When you gaze at the sun, it makes everything else dark. When you taste honey, everything else is bland. So, when your soul feeds on Jesus, it takes away the sweetness of fleshly pleasures.
John 8:12 - I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
I want to be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest of days I will stand tall & find the sunlight.
Tomorrow is my 25th birthday and I wrote down some life lessons for my 15-year old self. Ten years has passed since then…
It was about four months after my dad moved to Egypt, when I decided to visit him over Christmas. He is still living alone and my mother will join him abroad very soon in February; in fact, their flight is tonight. I had a very special time in Egypt with my dad. He lives on... Continue Reading →
Some of us dream about having the so-called American Dream - maybe some of you are already living the A-Dream. Others may be dreaming about having the dream career and being on top of the ladder in the cooperative world. Maybe your dream is to have grandchildren, to see your own children prosper, to get... Continue Reading →
It is 18:00 on a Friday night and as I sometimes work on Saturdays, I try to drink in my last bit of ‘weekend’. I am enjoying a cup a coffee with the scent of vanilla candles and my favorite gospel music in the background, as I admire my incredible sunset view outside my window.... Continue Reading →
Keep on reading to enjoy the video at the end.On the 13th of April 2018, my twin brother asked me if I would be up for a Drakensberg hike for the coming long weekend. I was stunned for a moment and before I replied to him, a hundred thoughts went through my mind. Well, firstly,... Continue Reading →
My guntelingliedjie is die van Elvis Blue, “Mooi”; ‘Hoe raak jy aan die slaap? Hoe begin jou dag? Open jy jou oë met 'n traan of met 'n lag?’ In die moeilikste en alleenste tye van my lewe het ek hierdie lied soggens oppad werk toe geluister, en sommige oggende steeds. || Hoe begin jou... Continue Reading →
20 Oktober 2018 13:50 (UAE Time) Dis ‘n lieflike (sonnige, natuurlik) Saterdagmiddag en ek het besluit om bietjie in Marriott Hotel oorkant my blyplekkie te kom sit en skryf. Met klassieke musiek in my ore, ‘n heerlike vars Granadilla drankie en ‘n pragtige uitsig oor die fonteine hierbuite, kan ek terug dink aan my 2... Continue Reading →
In what season of your life are you? We can so easily become entangled in the idea that faith is only about joy. Especially at spiritual teen camps or listening to the world’s perception of Hedonism, we are prone to think that Christianity is only about eternal joy and gladness and prosperity. But as... Continue Reading →
What a privilege to work with such a good travel agency. SA-Recruitment recently posted a new blog on my new journey in the UAE. You can read more about it here: https://www.sa-recruitment.com/post/estie-in-the-uae
I wrote this poem for someone special I met in 2019. Sometimes God gives us a mate for life and sometimes, only for a while.
In my third year of college, I wrote this blog post one quiet evening in my residence room. I am grateful for the privilege of dreaming and of serving a God of miracles. || 2015 I am only 22 years old, a young student, and yet it has been enough to be able to experience... Continue Reading →
Mother’s Day always makes me think for a while. How perfect the roles are that God has designed for us to live out. How the female gene multiplies over different generations and how you can always after many years, see something of yourself in you mother, she sees something in her mother, and so it... Continue Reading →
My mother came to visit me in the UAE in the first week of April. We explored Abu Dhabi and Dubai and had an amazing time. Here is a short recap of our time together. Day 1 – Abu Dhabi I made a 9-day itinerary before my mother’s arrival and that is what awaited her... Continue Reading →
I wrote this short poem as I reflected over my life and the mountain of life that awaits me. Some days are harder than others. Some days we take more breaks and need more rest. Some days are steep and other days the road is smooth. But every day, we have to take that step.... Continue Reading →
Finally, I see only a memory of you and me written on leaves in a forest of trees the story of us that saw the sun ray every day and grew tall even through fall strong it became so no one could tame the so often spring blossom leaves of wonder... Continue Reading →
December, 2018. I often wonder what it must feel like not having a sister, or as for me, two sisters. I am the eldest of two sisters (and a twin brother) and I’ve learned a lot about the world by having them in my life. Research even shows there are many proven benefits to sisters... Continue Reading →
Christmas Eve, 2018 This year, more than any other year in my life, I came to know God for the Holy savior that He is. I am so grateful for the little wisdom I gained this year and excited for what is to be learned in 2019. One of the things I realized around this... Continue Reading →