Into the lion’s den

(Fiction) A toddler wandered into the lion’s den once upon a time. No one knows how this happened and no one knows why she was out there all alone to begin with. What is known however is that wandering into the lion’s den could be the only thing that changed her life for the better. Now, as she walked in the scorching safari she found herself walking into a cave. little did she know that a greater danger was lurking

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They were yet to run.

If I had told these shoes the day I brought them home that they were going to help me move from a size 44 to a size 36, they would have been sceptical; and if I had told them after a month of wearing them, they would have flat out laughed at me with tears rolling while they roll on the ground in laughter.   You see; I wore these shoes for three months doing nothing but walking. Not even

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My two weeks as a vegetarian

So I decided that in order for my healthy weight-loss program to give me effective and quicker results I’m going to spend the next one year as a vegan. No meat, no processed foods and lots of veggies and fruits. That didn’t work out so well. I literally didn’t go beyond two weeks. I spent exactly one week and four days as a vegetarian. Don’t get me wrong, there’s apsolutely nothing wrong with anyone being vegan. It’s the healthiest lifestyle

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The cold hard cement can teach you great lessons

Sometimes in life one does not realize how bad things are becoming until you fall flat down with your face on the ground. Being young and naïve doesn’t help either when you are heading for dark dangerous areas. You see, I grew up under the guidance of a praying mother. She would pray about and for a lot of things; in my young state I couldn’t understand the devotion to prayer even when some things seemed to be out of

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Peanut butter carrot muffins

I love baked goodies and since I have been trying to follow a healthier lifestyle, I took it upon myself to experiment with recipes that might be slightly healthier than most store bought baked goods. This is my latest version of healthier muffins. This recipe made 21 muffins for me. Ingredients: 3 eggs 3 spoons of butter 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 1/2 cups of milk 3/4 cup of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of salt 4 teaspoons of cinnamon powder

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Cold rainy days are for warm outings

My greatest love when it’s cold. This time of the year is great in Pietermaritzburg, it is cool and the flowers and trees are beautiful. All looks so great but God knows I hate the unpredictable London-like weather. Despite heating up the room and a cup of soup, still feels like something is missing. I think it’s the memories of cold days when I was younger that make me feel this way. My mom would make the warmest meal she

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The day the devil went to church

(Fiction) One evening the devil was sitting and reflecting on all the things he’d done. While reminiscing on his life, he realized that he had really done a lot of damage to a lot of innocent people and some who weren’t so innocent. All this thinking actually made his head hurt and somehow reached at the core of his heart; that’s when he decided that it was time repent and on that warm Saturday night he decided to go to

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