Category Archives: Helga’s random thoughts

Would You Press The Time Button?

Saturday If there were a time button that could fast forward you through time to get past the waiting or hard time we encounter in life, would you press it? Two years ago, the spate of 5 burglaries we had, … Continue reading

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Living Your Best Life

Tuesday Living your best life. What does that mean? I think it probably means something different for all of us. One thing I know for sure is that God wants us to be happy. He doesn’t want us or like … Continue reading

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Following the Sock Rules

I’ve always thought if you are going to do something, you may as well do it right. So when someone asks me the time and it’s 28 minutes past 8, I usually would say “it’s 8-28”. I regularly don’t round … Continue reading

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Take a Step Back

It’s so easy to be outside of a situation looking in. Sometimes life can get so complicated. I’m hearing of acquaintances and some of the drama that is unfolding in their lives. It’s difficult for them to see the wood for … Continue reading

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13743 Days Ago

There are many things in this world that we don’t understand. This morning as I prayed, one of the strange words that came to mind was ‘mystical’. Mystical means, “inspiring a sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination”. It is … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Thinking

About 24 hours ago I arrived back in Cape Town, picked up my car and drove home.  Tired but thankful to be home safe and sound and that the busy week was over. This morning I woke late and just … Continue reading

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Living With Myself

I wrote this nearly a year ago and as I re-read it today, I thought of how true it is, especially as right now I am alone in the house. Mike has gone to the driving range and I’m all … Continue reading

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How To Be Married 101

I was thinking about this, this morning. Marriage is a complex arrangement! What are the most important things to know about being married? What does it mean to be married? If someone had to ask me how to be married, … Continue reading

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Do We Ever Need To Go Up In The World?

This was the question I asked myself this morning as I cleaned the toilet! There will always be tasks that we don’t enjoy doing. It may be cleaning the toilet, unblocking a drain, doing menial jobs which we feel we … Continue reading

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Ten Things That Have Enhanced My Life

….that don’t include marriage, children or family.   As I look back on my life, thus far, it seems it has neatly been divided into decades. 0-10 – I grew up 11-20 – I was educated 21-30 – Married and … Continue reading

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Be Careful Who You Follow

In life we are faced with role models. At every age and stage of our lives we are faced with opinions, suggestions, options and choices. Where to shop, what to buy, who to befriend, who to follow. It’s our choice. … Continue reading

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Missent to the Philippines

We immediately jump to really bad conclusions when things get lost in the mail. I ordered a bank card and it didn’t arrive, so I presumed it had got intercepted. It’s the kind of thing you think will probably happen. … Continue reading

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Making Stupid Mistakes

Yesterday I made a stupid mistake. I know I’m making more of this than necessary and writing about it will  be a good reminder to me that it is not a big mistake, just a stupid temporary, never to be … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Trees

It was the strangest thing. Yesterday brother Julian, who was in Cape Town for a couple of nights, and I walked around the block. As we arrived home, something caught my eye. How strange! What is that? We have a … Continue reading

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Praying Ahead

This morning, we woke up early. What a treat adding two hours to the day! Usually, we sleep until we wake up and that’s usually around 7am. By 5am this morning, Mike had hopped out of bed, made coffee for … Continue reading

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