Mugg & Bean Rustenburg


Blog-a-day-June… Tuesday, 12 June
I was back at Mugg & Bean today. The one in Rustenburg.
And I was extremely happy! I was able to use their wi-fi. Without issues. I hope this is a trend that will continue!

Blog-a-day-June


Friday, 1 June
“I want to blog every day.” These are words I recently read on one of those “advertising pages” on Facebook where people share their blog posts and blog sites.
I also know it is something similar to what I say when I start to write again after a long absence from blogging. And normally those kinds of resolutions last for about two weeks, at most, before dying down again.
I don’t know how long it will last this time.
I want to try to write a post every day for the next 30 days. I want to call it my own “Blog-a-day-June”.
I already know what will happen. I will not post every day. I live on a small holding outside Rustenburg. I do not have wifi at home. I also do not get to connect to a wifi spot every day. So I will post the posts I write, maybe 3 on one day at some stages.
I know what else will happen. I don’t know if I will be able to write some awesome and new content on every day. So some posts might be a reflection on some news or sport story that happens, or I might write a post about a song I like (maybe even the words only).
But I am going to at least write one post every day… And post most of them onto my blogsites.

 

02 June 2018: Unpacking boxes

03 June 2018: Extremely cold!

04 June 2018: PE Monday

05 June 2018: Not-registration day

06 June 2018: Research

07 June 2018: Mugg & Bean

08 June 2018: PE Friday

09 June 2018: Savings idea

10 June 2018: Comrades

11 June 2018: Countdown to World Cups

12 June 2018: Mugg & Bean Rustenburg

13 June 2018: Eskom consequences

14 June 2018: Soccer World Cup kick-off

15 June 2018: Spain vs Portugal

16 June 2018: Youth day 2018

17 June 2018: Father’s Day 2018… no father

Me and my Dissertation 2017 … Beginning again


I want to start a series of posts about my Dissertation. I am going to e-mail these blogs to some people, people to whom I want to stay accountable until my Dissertation is finished. Readers who also want to challenge me to finish my Dissertation, are welcome.
I am goint to try to blog every two weeks about how I am doing.
These posts will be short. Of course it must not keep my away from the actual work of writing my Dissertation. Sometimes it will be in the style of a blog post and sometimes in the style of a letter – depending on what I write first.
This series will be in two languages – Afrikaans and English. I have two blogsites – an Afrikaans blog and an English blog. I want to have people from both sites to go on this journey with me. I write in Afrikaans first, and then I translate it to Afrikaans. I expect that my writing style will change in this translation. The email version will be one document. [You are welcome to read both blogposts; I will include both links.]
The reason for this decision? I have come to realise over the years that there are truth in the teaching that we are part of a community of people, that we can’t function optimamly [I hope there are a word like that!] outside of that community (That is also a reason for the choice of part of my Dissertation theme). I also experienced that, with some projects, I need a community of people.
Each person’s community differs. For the sake of this Dissertation, there are a few Theology students, as well as some current pastors that I want to “use” in my community. I am mailing this to people without even getting their permission to be part of this community. If you don’t want to be part of it, please let me know.
I am writing this post before I even know whether I will be allowed to finish my Dissertation through University channels. I started in 2007 at Tukkies. I finished my degree within 4 years. After that (2011), I started with my church-specific degree. {I can’t actually remember which one is MDiv and which one is BTh; I am sure someone will comment about this.}
Different things happened that caused me not to finish my dissertation earlier. In following posts I will share more in this regard – as part of my own process of transparency.
I have works on it over the last few months. It is not on an academic standard, though. In Rustenburg, I had three pastors (Riaan Steyn, Herman Jansen and Pieter Jordaan) who has helped me correct my standard and style. My hope was to get as much work as possible done, maybe even up to 75% or more, before finding out whether I can register again. I never realised how much of the sources I photocopied. [After all, students know that they have to make copies of parts of their sources if that don’t want to or can’t work in the library.] As a result of some wrong methods of referral (wrong or incomplete), my dissertation went from 45% done, to 15% done.
That is why I need to register as a student again – so that I can get into the library.
This is my first hurdle toward finishing my dissertation. Will I be able to register as a student again, dispite already registering for this specific part of my studies 2 or 3 times already?
It is amazing (maybe I should have realised this) how much of the student-processes a person forgets if he/she doesn’t go to campus anymore. So I am a little unsure how to find out whether I can register again.
I’ll keep you posted.

YWAM was at our church (NG Bergsig) tonight…


Ds. Pieter summed their message up perfectly… You are never too young to start to make a difference in your world.

They also reminded us how “fortunate” we is South Africa are… We don’t have to go very far to reach someone and make a difference in their lives.

They came all the way from Orlande, USA… In Rustenburg, it’s 10 minute drive to Phokeng. In Pretoria, it’s 20 minutes drive to Mamelodi. If you stand on the grounds of NG Moreletapark, it’s 5 minutes walk to a place where you can serve someone with God’s love!!!