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  • Jehovah Jireh

    “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.” – Genesis 22:14 (ASV).  Abraham was asked by God to offer his only son of old age as a sacrifice and he listened. When he was about to slay his son, God called out to him and told him not to lay a hand on Isaac. God then provided an animal which Abraham used for the sacrifice. Abraham, despite the fact that God had blessed him with Isaac when he was now very old, listened to God’s instruction to offer his son as a sacrifice. This is how God tests us in our lives. There… Continue reading "Jehovah Jireh"

  • TWSC Submission: How Discrimination Nearly Derailed My Success

    My name is Tanunurwa Wellwisher Mangava. I am a married mother of two children. I live in Harare, Zimbabwe in a house which my husband and I built. I am a full-time editor at Zimbabwe Open University (same grade as lecturer).  I am also a part-time tutor at the same institution.  I am a counsellor on a part-time basis and I am the leader of the Social Welfare Committee of Budiriro North AFM Church Assembly. I started work as a copy typist at the University of Zimbabwe and was promoted to the post of secretary in the public law department in 1990.  I was then further promoted in 1995 to the post of senior secretary at the University of Zimbabwe… Continue reading "TWSC Submission: How Discrimination Nearly Derailed My Success"

  • I Survived

    Sean Kingston in his song “Beautiful Girls” sang a line, “all these beautiful girls, they only wanna do you dirt; they’ll have you suicidal, suicidal when they say it’s over….” Adults and kids sang along, oblivious to what they were singing, myself included. It is only when it hit closer to home than l could ever imagine that l understood what it truly meant to be suicidal. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, suicide is “the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally.” For me, it had been a gradual build-up of situations and circumstances that led me to that dark and messy place. A place where an impulsive moment could not have been reversed if… Continue reading "I Survived"

  • How a Relationship with God and the Power of a Vision Transformed Sibo Hlabangana’s Life

    (I met Sibo Hlabangana whilst attending a girls’ workshop last October and was immediately drawn to her level of faith in God’s word. This compelled me to want to share her journey from being a lawyer to authoring four books already. She narrated to The Weight She Carries how she has since stopped practicing law to becoming an author, blogger, motivational speaker and more.) Growing up in a country where [most] people identify as Christians, l was one of them but l did not have a personal relationship with Him. And so in my twenties, l went through my rebellion against God. At the time, l was unhappy because l felt that l had done everything right and yet He… Continue reading "How a Relationship with God and the Power of a Vision Transformed Sibo Hlabangana’s Life"

  • Embracing My Beautiful: Taida Chikuni’s Road to Modelling and Loving Her Body

    Taida Lucy Christine Chikuni describes herself as a daring character and a people person. Raised as the only girl with three older brothers, she learned early on how to carve out her own path in the world. In addition to a career in human resources, Taida is a model. Growing up was tough at times for Taida because people often focused on her weight. “Body shaming was essentially a norm in life especially when I was younger, which is a time that you find children can be brutally honest,” Taida told The Weight She Carries. “Upsetting as it was, my parents taught me to accept the person I am and that I [am] uniquely me and no one can take… Continue reading "Embracing My Beautiful: Taida Chikuni’s Road to Modelling and Loving Her Body"