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Respect: Given or Earned

Posted by Vuyo on September 5, 2017
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When it comes to respect, I believe we fall into two camps. Those who give it right away and those who say you have to earn it. Photo Credit: mich53 - thank you for your comments and 4M view Flickr via Compfight cc I'll explain. First a definition. From Websters: RESPECT: To view or consider with some degree of reverence; to esteem as possessed of real worth. With this definition in mind, I believe the first camp
Want to know what get's under my thin skin? When someone say's,  "I don't love them anymore?" or "We just fell out of love!" as justification for ending their marriage. Can you really do that? I say no! Not really! Look at these two scenarios I found in an article In the Huffington Post. Angie: “I woke up in the middle of the night and looked at my guy. He still looked exactly like the
You can go online and find many a slogan singing the praises of failure. Here are a few of them: 1. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy             2. “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing,
I wrote a post about one wrong reason to reject Christianity. You can read about it here. I'm going to make a similar argument here but put a slightly different spin to it. This post was prompted by a story I heard. A couple went to see a preacher who called himself a 'prophet' of God. At the service, he called them out to prophesy over them. To prophesy is to foretell or predict future
Nomsa wished that closing her eyes would also render her deaf as she longed to silence the sobs and sniffles of her loved ones. Photo Credit: stevendepolo Flickr via Compfight cc “The bed is surrounded by my family,” she said. “I’m going to die.” Her Spirit responded. “I’m willing to keep on fighting. Why are you ready to give up?” “I’ve been fighting this cancer for 11 years now. I can’t take it anymore.” “We’ve

I am better than You!

Posted by Vuyo on March 24, 2017
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We've all heard it. Maybe we've even said it. "You're not better than me!" At what? I may be a better singer than you, be a faster runner than you, or know more about the eye than you do. Similarly, you may be a better piano player than me or better public speaker. Clearly I am being a little facetious. When someone says "You're not better than me," they are reacting to an incident where

International Womens Day

Posted by Vuyo on March 8, 2017
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Watch this. It's good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc  
Check out this story. This is political correctness run amok. Just in case you didn't see my picture, I'm black. There is no way any black person would have found that job ad offensive. It was clearly tongue-in-cheek. To fire the guy and close the restaurant for a while was serious overkill. If I was a lawyer, and he wanted to sue, I would take his case pro bono. Photo Credit: dylan.unknown5150 Flickr via Compfight

Happy New Year y’all

Posted by Vuyo on January 5, 2017
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Category: Under My Thin Skin blog
2017 is here. Many of us are foolish enough to make resolutions. I am one of those fools. I do it every year. I fall short every year. Why I don't resolve to achieve goals in May or August, I don't know. This New Years resolution thing is a trap I always fall into. (more…)

THe Problem of Evil

Posted by Vuyo on December 4, 2016
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I recently read two stories that had me thinking about the depravity of man. You can read them here and here. Yes , it is true that stories like these are unfortunately common place. Humanity continues to inflict harm on itself and other forms of life, and seeing it more on the news, in movies, wherever, doesn't make us do it less. You would think that maybe seeing it would disgust us so much that

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