Wisdom for Troubled Times

Hello, welcome to my blog! Hope you’re having a great day? Today, I’m sharing thoughts on navigating difficult times, something most of us can relate to.

Troubled times can make a fool of anyone. Those who ought to comfort you or help you can easily become unsolicited advisers, sharing with you wisdom that you already have. This was the cry of Job in the Scriptures verses quoted below:

“But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Indeed, who does not know such things as these?” (Job 12:3)

“I have heard many such things; Miserable comforters are you all” (Job 16:2)

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Saying Goodbye

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I found out about the demise of two former colleagues within the last one week, both of them middle-aged men looking healthy the last time I saw them. One of them was a very jovial man who would greet me heartily with a big smile every morning as I headed to the office kitchenette to grab water or coffee. Hearing about his death opened old wounds – memories of friends who had passed away in their twenties. And I came back to an old dilemma; that feeling of confusion on how to react when a loved one is gone too suddenly and too soon. I penned these words  in an attempt to capture that dilemma. Continue reading “Saying Goodbye”

Follow Me

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Have you ever been asked to come along to a place you have not been before? Who asked you? Did they ask nicely or command you to come along? Did you have any idea where you were headed? Did you know how long you were going to be there? Did you hesitate or were you excited? Did the hesitation or excitement have little or everything to do with who was asking? These questions might help you step into the shoes of some of the people Jesus interacted with while He walked the earth, and the experience they had when He first said to them those iconic words: “Follow Me”.

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Uren

Uren! The river of my childhood dreams
How often I longed to stand by your banks
And splash and splatter with all your water
That murky fluid of yours that stood lucid in the morn
But it seemed to me that God did not approve of it
For my desires and hopes were never fulfilled
Till that dream died and faded and passed away
With the rest of its kind, buried with my childhood

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The Christian’s Modus Operandi (MO)

For we live by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7)

My son fears being alone in the darkness, but he does not fear darkness. He is unmoved if the lights go off while he is in my arms. He knows Daddy has got him. It is amazing that we as God’s children allow fear in our hearts for any reason. It is either we do not know who our Father is, or we are not sure he is with us. This is the essence of living by faith – having proof that you possess things you hope for, evidence of things you cannot yet see. Our very salvation is hinged on the message of faith.

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“Dem OR Dio?”

The third letter of John (3 John) is one of the shortest books of the Bible. With only 14 verses, it makes for a very quick and easy read. A simple personal letter from the Apostle to a friend, it was written to appreciate and further encourage Gaius’ generosity and hospitality to itinerant teachers of the gospel, even though they were strangers to him. John also briefly shares the good reports he’s received about Gaius and how that gave him great joy. Towards the end of his brief letter, John refers to two men who have contrasting personalities and impact on the local church to which Gaius presumably belongs – Demetrius and Diotrephes. Continue reading ““Dem OR Dio?””