Life can throw curveballs at us that we never saw coming. From simple missed opportunities to life-altering circumstances, we all face the vicissitudes of life. While I have not had life-altering issues, I have seen my own step-children lose their father tragically and horribly. The reality is that life’s not been fair to so manyContinue reading “Is any among you suffering?”
The gospel of John chapter 2 verse 1-12 records Jesus’ first miracle at Cana in Galilee, of Him turning water into wine. The scriptures record that Jesus, his mother, his brothers, and his freshly called disciples were all attending a wedding when the wine ran out. John wrote this gospel with the intent that youContinue reading “Jesus turns water into wine”
There is a call, a challenge for all of us to have faith, persistent faith. The kind that does not let go even in the face of no change in our circumstances. Should we pray over and over about a matter until God answers? The struggle is real when we read scripture passages that sayContinue reading “Persistent faith”
Many of us have suffered hurt or loss emotionally, mentally, or financially from mistakes or poor judgment and if we are honest with ourselves sometimes we fall prey even spiritually not once or twice but several times. If we are rational beings, how come we trip up over the same issues over and over again?Continue reading “Why we don’t learn from past mistakes and 4 ways to wise up from them.”
What is Faith? This is a question I’ve been asking myself in recent days. In search of answers, I have looked into several scriptural passages where faith was commended or those reprimanded for lack of faith. I considered the Syrophoenician woman and the Roman Centurion, both non-Jews with pagan backgrounds, who were commended by JesusContinue reading “FAITH”
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The Blue and John Crow Mountains in Jamaica were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site many years ago. With several endangered tree species, these mountains rise over 2,000 meters with Elfin Forest due to stunted and gnarled appearance of trees which are heavily coated with epiphytes including hanging mosses, ferns, and tiny orchids.
Moses the servant of God has died and God now charges Joshua with the task of leading the people of Israel into the promised land. The land had been promised generations ago and it was now time to take possession. Joshua 1: 3 & 4 records the scope of the promised land ‘Every place onContinue reading “Understanding our Spiritual Blessings”
Some relationships come with warning flags. Similar to the warning lights and gates at a railway crossing, ignoring them can place you in great danger. It’s almost like we have a built-in ‘relationship checker’ but the problem is it comes with an ‘OFF’ position, and often it gets into that position innocuously. We were builtContinue reading “Relationship warning signs- eight questions to ask yourself”
This ‘alternative’ movement is most attractive as it carries a philosophy of self-determinism.
We live in a broken, fallen world where we all struggle with a similar range of sins as there is nothing new under the sun. The problem begins when we start to categorize into greater and lesser sins, particularly when it comes to sexual sins. A day ago a friend sent me an audio recordingContinue reading “My attitude to Homosexuality”
Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning has now sold more than 12 million copies in a total of twenty-four languages. Frankl was once asked to express in one sentence the meaning of his own life. He wrote the response on paper and asked his students to guess what he had written. After some momentsContinue reading “The search for Meaning or purpose in life”
This morning September 29, 2020, Dr. James Dobson’s Open Letter to All Christians Regarding the Upcoming Election was published. Allow me to quote excerpts: How will Americans, and how will you, decide who to vote for as our Chief Executive Officer? I have heard from dozens of friends and acquaintances in recent weeks who tellContinue reading “The Mission of the Church”
I wrote the below article to the Miami Herald back in March 1997 as an assignment in a course being taken at Miami-Dade Community College. What I did not expect was that the Miami Herald called and invited me to a ‘open-house’ geared to the public on how articles and headlines are chosen for theContinue reading “Blood, bodies and bombs”
Maybe…. What will be the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic which has swept the globe? I believe one will be the new levels of appreciation which will emerge. Maybe for once we will truly appreciate the value of family and the support and togetherness, we all crave. So many are separated from loved onesContinue reading “Maybe”
An age-old question as relevant as ever today in a milieu of supercomputers, Alexa and Google. The definition, ‘quality or state of being true’ helps little to this great philosophical subject. We all hold and treasure opinions, thoughts and ideals which we believe are true, for to cling to a belief known to be false,Continue reading “What is truth?”