Honouring Her Majesty at St. Matthews Wimbledon 18 September 2022

My she rest in peace and ride in glory – Amen

Four photos.

The Serpent and the Dove

Jesus advised His team:”Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” KJV

Why is this very wise advice? Have a look at a good Bible Commentary on Matthew 10:16

The Salutation of the Dawn

This is a repeat post. I am repeating it because of the number of people who have looked at it. I hope Kalidasa’s poem helps you as it has helped me. John 7 October 2021

No, this is not a recently discovered painting by Turner! It is a photo taken by our friend, artist Professor Estelle Marais. The picture is of sunrise over the harbour in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 7 June 2020.

Silhouetted against the rising sun is a harbour crane, affectionately described by Estelle as “The Harbour Giraffe walking into the sun this morning”.

Estelle always finds the welcoming dawn encouraging and inspiring.

This wonderful photograph is a powerful reminder of Kalidasa’s greatly loved poem “Look to this Day”:

Scroll down below the picture to read the famous poem:

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Picture Estelle Marais

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Thank you Kalidasa and Estelle

Please do this now

Questions to think about (3): Love now

“One day, you are going to hug your last hug, kiss your last kiss and hear someone’s voice for the last time, but you never know when the last time will be. Live every day as if it were the last time you will be with the person you love.”

Does this quote speak to you? Is the message prompting you to do something, right now?

Author of quote unknown to me

A Memory Bench at Schoonmakers Kop near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Beautiful areas have memory benches. A memory bench has a plaque on it. The plaque has a name on it – the name of a person who loved and appreciated the area. It is a fine way to pay tribute to a loved one who has passed on.

The History of the world in 4 min 47 secs. An Amazing BBC video

Click here to see the video. Be ready to be amazed at the skill of the presenter and the super clever animation.

Enjoy!

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How to really help your child who is struggling at school

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Calling all parents. Listen to this TED Talk if you want to learn how to really help your child who is struggling at school. The talk is not about how to make sure your child gets an “A” every time. You will learn how to give your child something much more valuable which will last a lifetime. To see the TED Talk Click here.

The TED talk is by Dr. Carol Dweck, an American Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Stanford in the United States.

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Has God tapped on your shoulder?

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21

May you be blessed by the message in this beautiful video.

Source: Bill Hart on YouTube

Please Do this Now

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Imagine

You have just left on a long journey. You are to be away for a long, long time. Where you are there are no cell phones. No WhatsApp. No FaceTime. No eMail. No communication at all.

Question

Is there anything you regret you did not tell someone you love?

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Yes?

Tell them now.

Please

What is the salutation of the Dawn?

The Salutation of the Dawn

No, this is not a recently discovered painting by Turner! It is a photo taken by our friend, artist Professor Estelle Marais. The picture is of sunrise over the harbour in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 7 June 2020.

Silhouetted against the rising sun is a harbour crane, affectionately described by Estelle as “The Harbour Giraffe walking into the sun this morning”.

Estelle always finds the welcoming dawn encouraging and inspiring.

This wonderful photograph is a powerful reminder of Kalidasa’s greatly loved poem “Look to this Day”:

Scroll down below the picture to read the famous poem:

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is a4c2f850-a495-47de-bd7a-1bbc35675e1c.jpg
Picture Estelle Marais

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Thank you Kalidasa and Estelle

Please do this now