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Seasons in history

Ecomomic seasonsThe wise king Solomon said “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” (Ecc 3:1) If we look at nature it is just wonderful to see swallows returning at a certain time every year and fruit getting ripe in its appropriate season every year. In Gen 8:22 God promised that

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.

Business cycles

In business we experience the same. A business owner recently told me that ... continue reading

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Time management – Is it possible at all?

Time Mastery, Time management, BookDuring the past week I attended an online Business Summit. A large number of renowned speakers each talked on their topic of expertise. One speaker Walt Hampton author of Power Principles of Time Mastery: Do Less, Make More, Have Fun spoke on what he calls “time mastery”.

We often hear about ‘time management” courses, but according to Hampton

we all have all the time there is, which just passes us by.

So according to him we cannot manage time, but we can become masters of ourselves to better use ... continue reading

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Are you one of the lucky ones?

Gary Player, Golf, Luck, Lucky, PracticeOn our way back from Bonnievale where my wife and I enjoyed a weeklong breakaway, I saw a billboard near Robertson advertising Cloverfield wines and restaurant. Their logo caught my eye and made me turn back to take a photograph. It reads “Hope, Faith, Love, Luck – We have it all.” Sounds like a happy place be.

What are the chances?

But what are the chances that luck will lead to you becoming successful in life? I once read that it is estimated the chances are one in two million ... continue reading

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The Camino and other walks of life

Camino, Santiago, French, Walk, LifeMany people annually walk the Camino de Santiago which ends at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of Saint James are buried. Many follow different routes (some longer, some shorter) as a form of spiritual path or retreat.

The French Way

The French Way (Camino Francés) is the most popular (60% of pilgrims) of the routes of the Camino de Santiago which is also known as the ancient pilgrimage route.

It starts on the French side of the Pyrenees ... continue reading

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Compare, Spy, Content, JonesesKeeping up with the Joneses was until now never part of my ambition, perhaps just because I was never quite able to afford it. Many people though are continually comparing themselves to others and they always feel as if they have been dealt a bad hand to start with.

Numbers people

They are what Rob Parsons in The Heart of Success call “numbers people.”

People who are always calculating and comparing.

“They hate stopping for petrol. They would rather run out of fuel. Now why would they hate it so ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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