I am currently reading one of those books that people read in secret. You know, those books that would make us look bad and weak and inadequate if people saw them on our shelves? The title of the book does little to help my ego: How to Win Friends and Influence People. You are probably already drawing inferences about … Continue reading In Defense of Self Esteem and Other Self-Help Needs
I guess he hadn’t completely broken off ties with his family. For in this scene, we find Jesus still hanging out with his mum and even attending a wedding together. I wonder, was he a mama’s boy? John doesn’t tell us. But he does tell us that there was a wedding, and that the wedding … Continue reading The Winemaker
"If we refuse to move, physically, morally, or psychologically, short of perfection, we will not have what we can have." - Francis Schaeffer The highlight of my 2013 reading list (so far) has to be the book True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer. In this book, he talks about the various challenges that the Christian faces … Continue reading Give Me a Perfect Marriage or Give Me Death!
Three reads to enrich your week. The first one is lengthy but timely. The second is brief and to the point. And the third one is, well, just read and find out: THE IDOL OF 'OPEN' OPTIONS: "We worship the god of open options. And he is killing us. He kills our relationships, because he … Continue reading Blog Break (25 Feb 13)
Here are three interesting reads to wrap up your week: In WHY THE AFTERLIFE BORES US, Russell Moore exhorts us to be a little more hopeful and enthusiastic about how life in heaven is going to be like. "We talk about all the questions we’ll ask about why this or that happened. We never think … Continue reading Blog Break (22 Feb 13)
Here are three links to spruce up your weekend reading: In THE COMING ELECTIONS, Pastor Murungi of Trinity Baptist Church, Nairobi, appeals to Kenyan Christians (and Kenyans in general) to acknowledge the sovereignty of God in government, to assume responsibility for that government and to vote wisely. "Our great hope must not be in a … Continue reading Blog Break (15 Feb 13)
Here are three links to some enlightening and encouraging reads to start off your week: AUGUSTINE: ON EVIL is a summary of Augustine's ontological description/explanation of evil. For those who often have to deal with the question of why an all-good and all-powerful God would allow (not create) evil, it is my hope that this … Continue reading Blog Break (28 Jan 13)
The number of deaths from Sunday’s bomb attack on a matatu in Eastleigh has risen to 9. Those injured are in their dozens. Chaos has erupted in the affected neighborhoods as accusatory fingers are pointed by members of one neighborhood across the fence from another neighborhood. I have now lost count of the number of … Continue reading Why Are You Afraid? Insecurity in Kenya
Dear Child, I saw you trembling with fear. From my throne, I felt the hairs on the back of your neck rising. The cold sweat chilled my spine too, your troubled heart tripped my heart-beat too. I heard your cries, I noticed every shade of doubt in your eyes... So do not fear, for I … Continue reading Let Me Be Your Strength – A Letter From My Father
[Originally written in 2008] God doesn’t send people to hell, they volunteer. The names in the lamb's Book of Life are written in God's handwriting. The names on hell's members list are written by the sinners' own handwriting. As human beings, our self-preserving gene is famous for magnifying the accusing finger. We are known through-out … Continue reading Volunteers in Hell
I will say it up-front, Jimmy Gait's new song, "Appointment" is both simple and beautiful, I guess that makes it simply beautiful? As usual, I will go straight to the lyrics, for that's my niche in these reviews. I have not been able to locate any online links containing the lyrics. But I wrote them … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Appointment by Jimmy Gait ft Cece
"I'm only human." - Unknown At least, that's what I like to tell myself every now and then. I am only human. I employ those words to shield myself from correction and the rebukes of others, and often to justify my carelessness or poor stewardship. This is especially true when it comes to my words, … Continue reading I’m Only Human… or Am I?
"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him." [Luke 15:28] Dear Brother, I remember it like it was just yesterday; the hurt look on your face when I told you I was leaving home. I remember the conversation we had. You tried to dissuade … Continue reading A Letter to the Elder Brother
It begins even before we can speak. The miracle of a memory. As infants, it was the memory of the sound of our mother's voice that calmed us down whenever she whispered to us in the dark. We recognized her voice because we recalled it. We were comforted because our memory connected the voice to … Continue reading The Miracle of a Memory