During my childhood, Christmas, Easter and a few other days were important days to be commemorated each year. St Valentine’s Day went by almost unnoticed. Nobody I can remember ever really celebrated Cupid’s Day.
Nowadays it seems like Valentine’s Day rose to the stature of a mini festive season. Now from a business point of view I can understand that it makes good sense. For many businesses February is one of the quietest months of the year and Valentine’s Day may add a very welcome cash flow injection in a ... continue reading
Northland College principal John Tapane has shared the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. “Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘what can we do,where can we go?’
My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.
The world does not owe you a living, ... continue reading
“There are some spiritual technology involved here,” a preacher once said when explaining a certain part from the Bible.
We understand the term technology, but spiritual technology? We are acquainted with using computers, cellphones, tablets and whatever more in our daily life and work. We also know the frustration when a “seemingly insignificant mistake” gets the whole system to stop working. And often we need to call in an expert to find the “seemingly insignificant problem” before we can carry on.
We live in a knowledge-based economy. Sure, if you ... continue reading