Category: Issues of Life

A Firm Hand

A firm hand is not a violent hand, Nor an aggressive one… A firm hand is a guiding hand, And a persuasive one. It cuts through the resistance of folly And instructs in wisdom. It endures the many testings of doubt, And instills faith in love… It inspires […]

Blessed in the Valley

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I’ll fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me ” (Psalms 23:4) I feel overwhelmed, challenged and on the brink of failure. I have so much to do, […]

Inescapable Favour

It is good to know who you are in Christ, but even if you don’t or forget, you can’t run away from God’s favour.  This is a lesson I learnt recently, and God used my own family to teach me. I thank God that for as long as […]

My Womb Cryeth

My womb doth cry and cry… For the thing that delighteth it so, It did not receive. In the days past, It hath gathereth and prepareth A place so inviting and intimate, Where it may conceive and nurture The seed of a man… But alas, the month has […]

If I had a gun

If I had a gun, I’d hold TV captive for 40 days So that husbands and wives, brothers and sisters Fathers and sons, and mothers and daughters Would learn the art of conversation If I had a time machine, I’d travel to the Last Day And watch the […]

The Panic of the Pessimistic

I haven’t always been a pessimist.  I used to be optimistic.  In fact, I’ve always been an idealist and a dreamer, so I don’t get this pessimistic side to me.  All I know is, I expect the worst, and when good things happen to me, I am more […]

Conversations With God – Part 2

The leading came again to continue the series on Conversations With God.  This writing deals with the things that hinder our prayer time with the Father.  I’ve identified five key obstacles, but there could be more.  They are: Time; Insincerity; Pride, Doctrine and Language.  I will address each one […]

Martha and Mary at Christmas

“But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:42). There’s a story in the Bible about Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42), two sisters who loved the Lord Jesus.  Martha was a servant with her love.  […]

Conversations With God

I started this write up thinking that prayer should be the easiest thing to do, but by the end of it, I decided that there is a need to have ‘Conversations With God Part II’!  It is not that prayer is complicated, but because it is about COMMUNICATION, […]

My Flesh, My Enemy

I give you an inch, but you take a mile… I feed your need, but you grumble still! When I think I have you under control, You show you are crafty and untrustworthy. So I must deny you, and hear you not! For you do not suffer my […]

New Creature, New Covenant

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). This article complements the long article on 1 Corinthians 7, titled ‘A Hard Teaching’.  There were some things said that need to […]

A Hard Teaching

Introduction Over the last few weeks, I’ve been meditating on Paul’s teaching and God’s commandments concerning marriage.  As one seeking answers, and also seeking to minister to others like myself who have pondered on this great topic, I desired to know God’s will on the matter.  Over 40 […]