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Entries by Julia Fryer
Don’t make excuses. They sound best to you. Progress takes pain. Nothing worth having comes easy. So get up. Dress up. Show up. No excuses.
I loved this! God’s Tech Support Team – essentially his call center that fields calls, especially Covid calls!
Years ago, I had a very sad conversation with an elderly lady. We didn’t talk about loss or tragedy, instead, we talked about beauty. The woman’s sister lived in one of the most scenic parts of the country that comes with harsh winters. When I asked her if the stunning mountains and lakes make up […]
“What’s your favorite insect?” my seven-year-old daughter asked as we took an evening walk on the first night of her spring vacation. “You can’t pick butterfly. Everyone picks the butterfly,” she quickly added before I had a chance to respond. “Hmmmm,” I thought out loud. “I guess mine would have to be a ladybug,” I […]
A journalism professor in a long gray sweater taught me the difference between a story worth writing and a public relations stunt: A real story still has meaning even if no one ever hears it; a PR stunt only matters if people are watching. And that became a new item on the list of promises […]
Have you ever noticed how in the scriptures men are always going up into the mountains to commune with the Lord? Yet in the scriptures we hardly ever hear of women going to the mountains. But we know why — right? Because the women were too busy keeping life going; they couldn’t abandon babies, meals, […]
It’s a time of badges, certificates, medals, trophies, recognition, awards, prizes and ‘seeing’ of high achievement. I love seeing the kids that shine at this time of year – a big high heartfelt round of applause to you. You so deserve it for the effort you have put in. But this message is for the […]
There is nothing that gets in the way of success more than avoidance. We avoid hard conversations. We avoid certain people. We avoid hard decisions. We avoid evidence that contradicts what we think. We avoid starting a project until we’re certain of the outcome. To justify our avoidance, we lie to ourselves. We tell ourselves […]
Last week I had coffee with a friend and she was convinced that she is failing as a mom. She said all the moms around her (or that she follows on social media) seem to have it all together but she messes up daily! She said other moms are all perfectly put together, have perfectly […]
If you’re reading this, this fu$king brain cancer probably got me. But let me be crystal clear while I’m able: I did not ”lose a battle” against cancer. This is a ridiculous, steamy pile of horse shit that society has dumped on cancer patients. Western medicine, and Western culture, especially, is so uncomfortable talking about […]
It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore. “Hello Eeyore,” said Pooh. “Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet,” said Eeyore, in a glum sounding voice. “We […]
The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short. When you first have children they talk about the challenges of parenting….the struggles of a baby waking in the night, the toddler who won’t stay in their bed, the cost of childcare, injuries from sports… Having to take off work to pick them up from school […]
Dr Hamilton Naki Teaches Us: “You can only get more in life by saying YES!” This is the story about a remarkable man called Dr Hamilton Naki who never attended a day of school in his life. He could neither read or write. And he obviously never went to University. Yet this man was awarded […]
Author, speaker and activist. Glennon’s candour and vulnerability just nails it! I could not put down Glennon Doyle’s book: “Untamed” – there was something in that book that really spoke to me so I decided to put together a collection of some of her quotes that really hit home in the hope that some of […]
Today as we celebrate Heritage day, it’s a moment to pause and reflect on what it means to be a South African. What makes me proud to be an African? Shew, the question alone brings a lump to my throat…. It hasn’t been an easy year being a South African, especially if you are from […]
Help someone out of a dark hole by shining a light on them. I read an article the other day (I wish I could find it) which really stuck with me. It was about helping people who are in a dark place. It said that it is not our job to remind people or point […]
The following short stories are a collection of some of my favourite ones. They were not written by me so I can’t take credit for them. Some of them are very well known and have been published many times so its not easy to find the origional authors. As I stumble across new inspiring short […]
If you are hurt, sad, angry, lost – take it to the Lord. He knows your pain before you even have to tell Him. He never promised life would be easy, but He does say that ALL things work for the good for those who love Him. God bless you.