Traditionally, the month of December is marked by festive celebrations for those who celebrate the Christmas holiday season. It is also the month of reflection preceding the New Year. While some of us have been blessed abundantly with health and wealth, anno 2015, unfortunately, fellow humans still live in poverty and under harsh circumstances.
Worse than Witchcraft: Ungratefulness
In the USA, the feast of Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This celebration is not tied to any specific religion and can be celebrated according to one's taste.
Another traditional celebration is Halloween on October 31st. While some faiths describe this celebration as 3-D: Dark, Demonic, and Dreadful, according to Wikipedia, it is related to the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. You be the judge as to whether or not to celebrate.
Netherlands Rewards Unemployment
Open Letter to Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mr. Mark RutteIn June 2015 I wrote you an open letter which was sent to several local media, but for reasons unknown was not published. However, as fate would have it, this might just be the right time to make my letter public. a young girl, I grew up hearing my father repeat this quote over and over again. Daddy, -as I call him- has passed the average lifespan of three scores and ten, and at 87 can be considered healthy and young at heart in many ways. His positive attitude in life and strong spiritual values keep him mentally stable amid tempest and trial. And he takes good care of himself physically as well.
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”
As a young girl, I grew up hearing my father repeat this quote over and over again. Daddy, -as I call him- has passed the average lifespan of three scores and ten, and at 87 can be considered healthy and young at heart in many ways. His positive attitude in life and strong spiritual values keep him mentally stable amid tempest and trial. And he takes good care of himself physically as well.
God of the Gay and Straight
Always opinionated, yet in a respectful and non-offensive way, never before was it so difficult to write a publisher’s note challenging these values.
Moral and Spiritual Bankruptcy
“The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers".
Fulfilling My Purpose with Passion
It's amazing how one's life can change if you dare to be different and do something unusual. By writing more, interacting and voicing my opinion on certain subjects, I'm finding out my Purpose is to Inspire, Create, Empower & Motivate with Passion.
Drawing from my Wells of Wisdom
I often ask myself how my parents managed providing for a family of 10 on just one average income with no extra government support. Nowadays, depending on the social laws in your country of residence, you might be fortunate to be entitled to some kind of allowance if you're unemployed.
Follow Your Stars Leading to Your Destiny
The Holy Scriptures record that the three wise men followed the star leading to Bethlehem where Jesus Christ was born, and which is the reason Christians celebrate Christmas. I would love to see the challenges and intense adversity of this passing year as stars in my entrepreneurial journey leading to my destiny
Fastening My Seatbelt... and it was not for taking off
After countless turndowns for several positions as a management assistant, I decided to do whatever work is available, because no job earning your income in an honest way is dishonorable. Reading and learning from several experiences of others in vulnerable positions served as a catalyzer to roll up my sleeves, get out in the streets and shake some trees.
Quit, Trust, or Fire God as my Boss!
As a christian, I try as much as possible to live by the Golden Rule and trust God as my source for strength and guidance. Philippians 4:6 states “Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.” (Bible)
This might sound familiar to some of you, right? At the same time, I'm very much aware that being christian does not exempt me from trials and tough times. To the contrary, God promises to see us through hardship and even overcome these triumphantly.
Adversity is my University
Congratulations! You've made it. You have $¥££€$$.
I'm looking forward to that achievement too. Why not? We all need money to live and "Money answers all things" is a Bible quote seldom used. However, the road to success is paved with Passion, Honesty and Discipline. That's my first PHD.
Coming Out of the "Faith" Closet
Some of you may know me as a person who is not shy nor ashamed to share my faith and beliefs with conviction. It’s like being in love, doing something intriguing or exciting, you want to share with the whole world. “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine”, is a song we used to sing in Sunday school back then.
The Netherlands and the world are in euphoria and anxiously awaiting the upcoming match after the unpredicted and unprecedented defeat of world champion Spain by NL with 5-1 Golden Goals.
Instinct and Intellect
Did you ever have that feeling, where instinctively you just know there's more out there for you, but grabbing it is like gambling? Reviving Colors, I've had that instinctive feeling for the past three years, and as time passes, reconfirmations have proven that my intuition was right all along
Stand Up, Speak Up, or Shut Up
Some of you will hate me or love me for this. Do I care? Yes. I would feel sad, sorry and disappointed if my message is misunderstood.
Scouting for Life Among the Dead
It's not my favorite subject when invited to enjoy a high tea with friends on a Sunday afternoon or sipping a cocktail at the bar on a Friday after work. But this is one invitation no one can postpone nor turn down when it knocks on your door. So here are some reasons for addressing the subject.
A Virtuous Woman
Speaking of which, International Women's Day is round the corner, and I couldn't think of a better role model to dedicate this publisher's note to other than my mother. Sarah Elisabeth Libert V. (89) the eldest of 11 siblings, took on responsibility of her younger siblings, after her mother due to ill health, passed away at an early age.