If my mind was stuck somewhere else

Sesame Samantha Marumo, a retunring writer,  is a mover and shaker of life who believes that all people are created to serve their surroundings through all their talents and personalities. She does this through her gift of words; she is the author of the highly inspirational book titled “Agent of Change” and she is an exceptional modern musical Poet.Enjoy!

If ever my mind was stuck somewhere else.

Like if I zoned only into my success and generations remained with much less.

The nations projects… incase I saw them as vehicle for my own progress.

I am regretful. Please forgive me.

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Church Rise Up

Loago Kgosietsile, a returning writer is a graduate lives and works in Palapye, Botswana. She is an avid reader and occasionally write notes her blog Elgeesite and loves traveling.She believes in women empowerment and admires women who strive towards becoming the best versions of themselves.She is a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Enjoy!

Weeks back as I was scrolling down my Instagram timeline I came across a powerful post about people being hurt by the church. I shared the post to some people because it resonated with me in so many ways and I was compelled to write this piece.

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Unseen Heroes

Andy Moithuti Batlhophi a returning writer is a Business Developer. Being passionate about Africa’s development, Andy aims to establish himself, within the few years, in community development.Enjoy!

If there is one thing I have recently learnt to appreciate, is seeing the beauty in small. Haven’t you realized the only way to hear the sweet and subtle sounds of nature, you must learn to quiet down everything around you, to listen to the melodious sounds of the birds and to the shape shifting breeze of the trees.
There is a constant war between your Mind (External Thoughts) and your Spirit (Voice Within).

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No Season is Left to Waste

Refilwe Kerekang loves creating opportunities and developing environment that exercise growth, she is the Founder of Purple Crown Society. She attends His People Church. Enjoy!

It’s been a while since I wrote my last article and mainly because when life is busy happening to you, you almost want to see how the story will end before you share about it. In this case, I figured my story is FAR from reaching its peak so there is absolutely no harm in this…I hope.

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Thank You

The Rising Tswana Team would like to thank all our readers and writers for an incredible two years of fanning into flame of gifts, passions and purpose. We have for the past two years shared many poems, many stories and honest recollections of the way God is at work in our individuals lives. We also would like to extend a special shout out to those who have made time to attend our Writers Meets and the speakers who have spoken at these events.

We are currently throwing back on our Facebook some of our articles over the years and hope you will join us there in celebration. We hope you have enjoyed and been impacted by our work on this blog all in hopes that we bring glory and honor to the Creator and will continue on this journey with us.

We always looking for authentic work and creatives to join with us. So, do connect with us and share your story with us.

With Love, The Rising Tswana Team

You can email us at risingtswana@gmail.com

Don’t believe the hype

Lesego Otlhabanye is the founder of Rising Tswana. Enjoy!

2017 began on an interesting note for me. After doing some work, behind the shadows I was all of a sudden catapulted in to the limelight. I was taking up more leadership roles, aggressively working to ensure I performed at work and doing all that I could to stay ahead in every area of my life. This of course came with recognition from friends, to acquaintances to complete strangers. I imagine sometimes, one might perceive me as someone who has “made it”. In fact I might as well believed it for myself as well.

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The Public Servant//Review

Rising Tswana’s Kutlo Olerilwe, shares his experience at the Public Servant Book Launch by Lazarus Takawira, Enjoy!

If you do not know the name Lazarus Takawira, I suggest you get yourself acquainted with it; my very informed prediction is that very soon, it will be a household name.

I had the privilege of attending the book launch of ‘The Public Servant’ by Lazarus Takawira recently at the University of Botswana Library Auditorium. I haven’t attended a lot of book launches before; however, far was this book launch from being any ordinary launch, why you ask?

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Five Rebel Girls of the Bible

Nina Dafe is the founder and editor of the Faraboverubiescollection.com, and author of “The Ultimate Guide to Eve” (set for release July 31st). Her mission is to help women understand God’s blueprint to womanhood and become the woman He ordained them to be. Start her free email course  at Understand God’s Blueprint for Womanhood in 5 Days. Enjoy!

Recently I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when I came across a video from Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (of Rebelgirls.co) called “If Cinderella were a Guy”. Through this video, they highlight the fact that women are impacted by misogyny as early as childhood for the following reasons:

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Life, Places and Voices

Andy Moithuti Batlhophi a returning writer is a Business Developer having had about 2 years developing concept papers for start up companies together with a year’s experience in consulting for small businesses in Equador through Pakta Consulting. Being passionate about Africa’s development, Andy aims to establish himself, within the few years, in community development.Enjoy!

It is an unfortunate truth that out destinies are subject to the kind of environment we grow up in.

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