Treasure Mine

Stray thoughts, Assumptions, errant judgments Correct or not ... We often conclude outcomes would follow Our whims and caprices while we wallow In the same defeatist or wishful way of thinking Without remodeling or reshaping, Wrong patterns mapped out in our head. But then when we hear ‘I thought’ said In the whisper of our … Continue reading Treasure Mine

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There Must Be More

There must be more For the tears of children Abused and misused with no warm embrace to run to Their innocence trodden upon like a broken flower And their vision for the future, a daunting shadow There must be more For adults unsure of tomorrow They cry too when overwhelmed with sorrow But in the … Continue reading There Must Be More

Look where you are going

Dear Friend... Dear Self... I will encourage you to look beyond your limitations and fears Not because of your found wisdom or even your years Not because of your achievements, your wealth or family Not because of your title, your fame or beauty All these are like dyed veggies and plastic rice With no real … Continue reading Look where you are going

A Close-Up View of Forgiveness (Part 2)

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‘Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me’- Anonymous

Our world places significant value on rights. We have so many of them, from human to animal, natural to legal, women to children… Yes, we all have rights and some of us have had them violated in unimaginable ways. It touches us to the very core of our soul and we are left feeling naked and vulnerable, without value or hope, without a covering.

Forgiveness is difficult because it is much more than relinquishing our right to retaliate or pay back for the wrong done us. It involves the renouncing of all feelings of ill-will, anger and hatred towards the offender. It involves our deepest emotions.

Oftentimes, as Christians, we desire so much to walk in obedience to the command to forgive that we end up condoning sin or suffering silently, with resentment in our hearts. As I mentioned in my earlier post, this is not…

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This Thing Called Lust

A fiery deception, Corrupting the affections A compelling desire; An unruly destructive fire,  It rages making a compulsive  prisoner  Of every heart that would aimlessly wander Into its arena of lies There, every reasoning is enticed By this thing called lust   Satan's snare, his bait  Where he lies in wait     To attack … Continue reading This Thing Called Lust

Beyond Wishes

New beginnings speak of new hopes, new horizons and perhaps new opportunities…As the new year dawns, our once dead dreams come alive again; our hopes and aspirations once buried, resurrect. There is something about newness that propels us to hope for the best even in the midst of the contrary. It’s like a blank open page waiting to be written … Continue reading Beyond Wishes

Lambs, wolves and the Good Shepherd

The scenario of a lamb in the presence of a wolf seems like a foregone conclusion. We could easily assume that a harmless innocent and pure lamb would become a prey to the vicious maliciousness of any ravening wolf. Yet when Jesus used this imagery in Luke 10:3 to commission his disciples, I don’t suppose … Continue reading Lambs, wolves and the Good Shepherd

Bitterness in Focus-Part 3

Dealing with the root of  bitterness In the same way we would treat an infected wound, we need to be open about our bitterness. The more it stays hidden, the more it is festered with germs and the more destruction it causes. Personally, I have realized that the more I am open to share the way … Continue reading Bitterness in Focus-Part 3

Bitterness in Focus-Part 2

Identifying the Root of Bitterness Bitterness can infuse every aspect of our lives, resulting in a harvest of bitter, angry emotions. Since none of us is immune, these are some of the ways to identify it. 1. It accuses or blames It causes us to accuse others, self or even God for  unpleasant circumstances we … Continue reading Bitterness in Focus-Part 2

Bitterness in Focus-Part 1

Life presents you and I with more than enough opportunities for becoming bitter. With each failure, disappointment or setback, we are pushed to take a step towards bitterness. Bitterness could be the trigger for some physical as well as spiritual health conditions and should therefore not be ignored. It could remain quiet like a dormant volcano … Continue reading Bitterness in Focus-Part 1

Questions, Time and Faith in God

There are some questions I sometimes wish no one would ask me but wishes are just wishes…People I meet for the very first time in trying to make meaningful conversation, ask about my children… Of course who wouldn’t want to talk of their children? Indeed it’s a great joy to talk about one’s children and … Continue reading Questions, Time and Faith in God

Mouth Control

In this age of information, there is almost always something to talk about.  Moreover most ears would pop up at the sound of fresh gossip…we all love a ‘juicy’ story.  The more negative it is, the better… What does the Bible say about our speaking?    As Christians, how should we carry our ideas across?   … Continue reading Mouth Control

What to do to a Cold Case

Challenges come to all of us.  We might have done all we know to do and then gradually given up hope. We classify such situations as cold, dead and impossible. We place them safely in the archives of our mind and try to forget they ever existed. Our challenges could be a rocky marriage, an unpleasant … Continue reading What to do to a Cold Case

Light of Day for the Dark of Night

In my growing-up years, it was not uncommon to have sudden power failures at home. If this happened in the evening or at night-time, after a brief outburst of appropriate expletives at the Electricity Cooperation, the next  important thing to do was to find out the whereabouts of the rest of the family(we did this … Continue reading Light of Day for the Dark of Night

A Close-Up View of Forgiveness (Part 2)

‘Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me’- Anonymous Our world places significant value on rights. We have so many of them, from human to animal, natural to legal, women to children… Yes, we all have rights and some of us have had them violated in unimaginable ways. It touches us to the very … Continue reading A Close-Up View of Forgiveness (Part 2)