Babalwa Mhlauli

Lovelight flower Babalwa


"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom."

Khulu Mandela



You the VOICE of GOD

Heard by all

At the very hour

In which it goes out to the world


What words can describe

How we suffered in your absence

Yet triumphed in your presence?


What stories of courage

And Ubuntu

Can we share with future generations?


History books tell us that;


When Buckingham Palace was bombed during the Blitz, the royal couple escaped death by a 30-yard margin. Surveying the damage, the queen met the challenge head-on, saying, “I’m almost glad we’ve been bombed. Now we can look [London’s] East End in the face.” Determined to do her duty and convey optimism, the queen visited bombsites day after day, offering comfort and encouragement. Her warmth and charm were captured in newsreels as she visited hospitals and slums, and her calls for unity were so successful that Adolf Hitler called her “the most dangerous woman in Europe.”


Then we heard Winston Churchill's voice;


"We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing,"

officially announcing Germany's surrender on May 8, 1945.


Oh Victory

How brilliant you look

Your softness


So welcoming

Beckoning hope

To all

A brighter future

Full of light and rich promise


Greater things to come

Better days ahead

Days of jubilation, rejoicing and splendor

"So also shall be the word that I speak

It will not fail to do what I plan for it;

It will do everything I send it to do."


What shall we tell future generations about VE Day?


It is written;


"In 1985 the Queen gave a Radio 4 interview to former BBC royal correspondent Godfrey Talbot, recalling that magical day when she became one of us for a few hours.


She said: "I think we went on the balcony nearly every hour, six times and then when the excitement of the floodlights being switched on got through to us my sister and I realised we couldn't see what the crowds were enjoying."


The Queen recalled how she and her sister walked for miles and were "swept along on a tide of happiness and relief".


She also described how her attempts to pull down her uniform cap to try to remain incognito were scuppered by an officer who told her in no uncertain terms that it should be straight.


At some stage during the celebrations a sailor's hat was cheekily pinched, the Queen told listeners."


We read on;


"It was like we had all been living under a huge, heavy, dark cloud.


"And suddenly it had gone."


Mrs Rhodes said;

"Elizabeth and Margaret even joined in jubilant chants of "We want the King!" outside Buckingham Palace."


Ha ha ha!

How I wish I was there chanting;


"We want the King!"


And I would have burst into a jubilant song of praise;


"Let the days of the King add up to years and years of good rule.

Set his throne in the full light of God;

Post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts,

And I'll be the poet who sings your glory

And live what I sing every day."



Shouldn't we be investing our energies in matters of love?

Its all in vain

If its not LOVE


“The soul is your innermost being. The presence that you are beyond form. The consciousness that you are beyond form, that is the soul. That is who you are in essence.”





"glorify God in your body,

and in your spirit, which are God's.


Let your light so shine before men,

that they may see your good works,

and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


whatsoever ye do,

do all to the glory of God."




"Upon the defeat of Germany, celebrations erupted throughout the world. From Moscow to Los Angeles, people celebrated. In the United Kingdom, more than one million people celebrated in the streets to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander incognito among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.


In the United States, the victory happened on President Harry Truman's 61st birthday. He dedicated the victory to the memory of his predecessor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died of a cerebral hemorrhage less than a month earlier, on 12 April. Flags remained at half-mast for the remainder of the 30-day mourning period. Truman said of dedicating the victory to Roosevelt's memory and keeping the flags at half-mast that his only wish was "that Franklin D. Roosevelt had lived to witness this day. Later that day, Truman said that the victory made it his most enjoyable birthday."


Dear Makhulu and Khulu


The Thanksgiving service held on May 10 is simply one of the greatest church services I've ever experienced in my entire life. It was conducted and orchestrated by God. The music, the people, the scriptures all came together so seamlessly. A perfect picture of what unity looks like in heaven, thus on earth.


"How lovely is Your dwelling place,

O Lord of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, even faints

For the courts of the Lord;

My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.


Even the sparrow has found a home,

And the swallow a nest for herself,

Where she may lay her young—

Even Your altars, O Lord of hosts,

My King and my God.

Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;

They will still be praising You.


Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,

Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

As they pass through the Valley of Baca,

They make it a spring;

The rain also covers it with pools.

They go from strength to strength;

Each one appears before God in Zion.


O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;

Give ear, O God of Jacob!

O God, behold our shield,

And look upon the face of Your anointed.


For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God

Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;

The Lord will give grace and glory;

No good thing will He withhold

From those who walk uprightly.


O Lord of hosts,

Blessed is the man who trusts in You!"


This was medicine for the heart

Healing for planet earth

How lovely creation looked

How serene it felt

How rich in nature




All that it was meant to be






The world felt it!

We'll never be the same again

We are forever changed


When you entered the church doors

I saw pillars of the earth

Who were sent to restore dignity

To countless souls

To uplift humanity

I speak as one who has been saved

By your convictions Khulu

And ministry of your spirit Makhulu

You live what you preach

You've blessed me with something far greater than I could have ever imagined

Something far deeper and completely satisfying

You were sent to embrace humanity's soul

God sent His angels to minister to you

So that you could deliver and heal many who are still in captivity

Captivity in the mind

Locked behind bars of

Poverty of the mind

And ignorance

The worst kind of suffering ever

To befall human kind

Wisdom begins with honoring God

Who unlocks all things

Without pure love

Might as well sit and fold your hands

You invisible

Your work, useless

This is why some people

Might never experience the bliss

That comes from honoring God

Because they not interested

In things that bring about true love and lasting salvation


Pope Francis says;

"Many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war."


You looked ten feet tall

Thus all were risen within

This is eternal salvation

For the soul lives on


Your faces

So serene

So beautiful

One's heart is mirrored in one's face

Makhulu your beauty is astonishing

And you always, always look so beautiful in your majestic royal splendor

It feels like a brand new fashion show

Every time

Its refreshing

Its inspiring

Its captivating

Its beyond clothes

What we experience

Is deep seated peace

A wholesome alignment from heavenly places

For God loves beauty

What we feel is serenity

A heart that is at peace with God

Thus glorifies God in movement, form style and grace

"The body is a temple of God"

The soul delights in beauty

We so so grateful

For all these experiences

Its little things and big things like these

That brighten up our hearts

And our world

Fashion is a huge part of our culture

It contributes to our well being


Khulu you always look splendid in your lovely clothes too

Distinguished gentleman

Very handsome


Some of my clothes are inspired by grandpas

Ha ha ha

I must confess

I study their style

And I wear their suits

Jumpers and shirts


They just so stunning and so original

Super cool

The way they move

So dignified

The way they talk

So noble


Feels so good


We love it!


Its a joy to see how different generations continue to embrace fashion. Princess Anne you looked so beautiful when you came to South Africa during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. So did Prince Charles and

the Duchess of Cornwall.


The whole world smiled when Prince George appeared with his dad to see his sister, Beautiful Princess Charlotte.


Looking so so lovely!










Yanga Inkos' ingev' umthandazo

Wabantwan' abancinci

Ngenxa ka Yesu Kristu



Thank You for greeting us Prince George. The entire world melted and burst through the seams with unspeakable joy the minute we saw you, little princess cradled by her beautiful mom, in her daisy dress (giggles, those shoes! uh lala!) and your super cool, handsome dad.

Life so so sweet!


"You, God, created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created."


"I want to pay tribute to Prince Charles,” wrote Westwood on a set of briefing notes (emblazoned with an image of Charles in a beret) given to guests at her autumn/winter 2015 menswear show in Milan. “If Prince Charles had ruled the world according to his priorities during the last 30 years, we would be alright and we would be tackling climate change."


(Prince Charles is in Ireland as I write this note, on a mission of peace, reconciliation and healing. A mission so dear and so close to my heart!


"Prince Charles has said the 1979 IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten gave him a profound understanding of how people affected by the Troubles suffered.")


God orders the steps of a good man.

Thank you for leading the way beloved Prince Charles. The dawn shall meet you with God's Brightest Glory at its Summit!


"I've had it with you! You're hopeless, you religion scholars, you Pharisees! Frauds! Your lives are roadblocks to God's kingdom. You refuse to enter, and won't let anyone else in either."



Who's WORD is final?


Khulu I can't begin to tell you how delighted I felt when I read this article. Pleasant surprise!


It was God sent, because I had been sculpting some paintings for a while without finishing them. I had to take advantage of the sun since its starting to rain a lot here(winter). Without the sun, the sculptures don't get dry. So I have to be ahead. I was a bit frustrated. The frustration vanished in thin air as soon as my eyes rested on this painting.


You captured Makhulu's aura. I love it, love it, love it so so much!

You gave me so much energy, your life, your portrait that I was creating inspired me. You took me higher. Thank You so much. This is the reason I was able to produce the Grandeur Page in a short space of time. I was working on it way before the big events.


The scripture was fulfilled khulu.


"May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word."


Last night May 16 I read;


"Queen Mary took an interest in the upbringing of her granddaughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, and took them on various excursions in London, to art galleries and museums."


Prayer to my soul!


Prime Minister David Cameron read;


What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?


Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies.

Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

As it is written,


“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;

we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”


No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.



Victory to sentient beings and

all living things!


Peace on earth

Good will to mankind


God spoke about these things

Long before we came to be

Today we bear witness to the Devine   Words

Hear them echo from the passage of time


"Now it shall come to pass in the latter days

That the mountain of the Lord’s house

Shall be established on the top of the mountains,

And shall be exalted above the hills;

And all nations shall flow to it.

Many people shall come and say,

“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

To the house of the God of Jacob;

He will teach us His ways,

And we shall walk in His paths.”

For out of Zion shall go forth the law,

And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

He shall judge between the nations,

And rebuke many people;

They shall beat their swords into plowshares,

And their spears into pruning hooks;

Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

Neither shall they learn war anymore.

O house of Jacob, come and let us walk

In the light of the Lord."



May God bless us with the wisdom to fulfill our devine tasks, small and big. May He continue to send us healers, messengers of love and wonderful Parents who care and nurture the soul of humanity like our Beloved Queen and Prince Phillip.



The Sovereign holds the title 'Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.




"Poverty can produce a most deadly kind of violence. In this society violence against poor people and minority groups is routine. I remind you that starving a child is violence; suppressing a culture is violence; neglecting schoolchildren is violence; discrimination against a working man is violence; ghetto house is violence; ignoring medical needs is violence; contempt for equality is violence; even a lack of will power to help humanity is a sick and sinister form of violence." Corretta Scott King


One writer expressed;


"...a sense of caution persists as I consider the 'violence' perpetrated by those who solely ride the wave of good will and implement programs that do more harm than good to be masked behind good intentions."


God's eternal love, sweetness and deepest blessings Khulu and Makhulu as we celebrate your birthdays this month.


God's grace.