LIVING or just dying?

“All men die, but not all men truly live” is one of my favorite quotes from the movie Braveheart. Death is universal and there is absolutely no way any human can avoid or escape the inevitable ending of our earthly journey; we will all die one day but the sad reality is that only some of us would have actually […]

Humility – Our greatest ally

“A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility” said D. L. Moody. Genuine humility has almost nothing to do with our external appearances; it is the condition of our heart that has the right estimation of self as God sees us. A […]

The Speck OR the Plank

“We are most like beasts when we kill, most like men when we judge, most like God when we forgive” is a wise old saying that accurately portrays human nature. Judging others is one of our all time favorite natural hobbies; there is not a single day in my life that goes by without me passing some kind of judgment […]

Time to Let GO

How many people does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: “Four. One to change the bulb and three to reminisce about how good the old light bulb was.” No matter how good the old bulb was and how long you had it, after it is burnt it is no longer useful to us and it is time to […]

Fast forwarding LIFE

“There is more to life than increasing its speed” said Mohandas K. Gandhi. We live in a world that is obsessed with doing things at lightning speed, in fact a recent study shows that many college students today believe e-mails are too slow for them and they even wonder why people still have land lines, music CDs, newspapers…etc. The introduction […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

“All men seek happiness, this is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end” says Blaise Pascal. Though the phrase “the pursuit of happiness” is often seen as American, in reality the pursuit of happiness is universal and people all over the world seriously pursue happiness almost all of their lives. Despite the fact that […]

What’s your excuse?

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses” said George Washington Carver. The word “excuse” literally means a defense or explanation for some failure, it’s often the projected reason why somebody could not do something. But more often than not, an excuse is not the genuine or real reason for the failure; it […]

Kingdom Paradox

“The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor even that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite” writes G. K. Chesterton in his book Orthodoxy. It is always exciting to connect dots, to discover and make sense of what […]

Things to FORGET

Jill Price, 42, can remember every part of her life, she baffled doctors with her ability to remember every detail of every day since she was 14. She is the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called “hyperthymestic syndrome” in which a person can continuously and automatically recall all details of each day. Give her any date since she […]

Confident living

“All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us” writes Eugene Peterson in his book “A Long Obedience In the Same Direction”. We live in a world where certainty is often mislabeled as bigotry or arrogance. It […]