Wednesday, October 13, 2010

a story on eagles

a lovely fabel with the permission of Johan Potgieter of Gecko Homeloans. Find him at

It is said that before eagles mate the female eagle will pick up a rock or large object in her claws , then flying very high, she will drop the object. The male eagle will then have to swoop down and catch the object before it hits the ground. This ritual is continued until she is assured that he can catch – only then do they mate.

A nest is then built on a very high ledge of a steep cliff, with thorny branches which is then covered with soft down from the mother’s chest features – onto which the egg is laid.

When junior hatches – you can imagine the wonderful life he lives for the first couple of months. He has great view over the valley, nestled in a warm nest and Mom & Dad stuffing food down his throat at every squawk.

But, eagles are clever – at some point, the mom will start removing the soft features in the nest, thus exposing the thorny branches. At this point, junior becomes very uncomfortable and climbs out of the nest – only to find himself on a very precarious, cold and slippery ledge. It is at this point where the mother eagle offers him her wing.

As he eagerly climbs the wing, she kicks herself from the ledge and soars the sky – with junior on the wing – and then suddenly, she’ll collapse the wing, dropping junior to the valley below. It is here where Dad shows off his catching abilities again, grabbing junior & dropping him into the nest. This ritual continues until finally during one drop, junior, out of desperation – opens his wings and finds out he can fly.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

a hug for you . . . girls

I received an e-mail from our bookkeeper this morning and thought to share it . . .

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning the devil says,

Dear God:
this is my friend, whom I love
and this is my prayer for her :

Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her to shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,
and let her know when she walks with you,
She will always be safe.

After thought :
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.