My Grace is enough for you...........

Paul in the new testament speaks of a "thorn in his side." An angel of satan sent to torment him. He asks the lord three times to remove it but the lord replies "my grace is enough for you for my power is greatest in a time of weakness".

God's ways are not our ways......we need to have a little more faith! (or alot more) Human beings are not perfect, we have many weaknesses! There is however often in life a situation that doesnt seem to get better no matter how much you try or pray. I have mine, to be honest it seems like a heavy cross but i want to keep fighting everyday!

I visited Kibeho (a remote town in rwanda) last year in October. It is famous for the first approved appartions of the virgin Mary in Africa. Our lady's message to the world is that we must embrace our crosses with humility, patience and love. We cannot hope to reach heaven one day if we do not carry the cross and follow Christ!

Lord, help us everday to embrace our crosses with love and f…

What is in a name?

There is power and truth in a name, believe it or not. When parents are naming children, they ought to be careful about the names they choose! Names can haunt you or be a source of blessing! Some people even grow up to be a certain way because of the names they were given.

I have two names. My christian name is a hebrew name meaning abundance or excellence. My sur name is in my native tongue, meaning wisdom. Very beautiful names, filled with meaning. I love them and i am glad my parents named me well.

As a christian, i would advise naming your children after the saints or holy people. They were filled with virtue and some of their graces will rub off on them. Naming your children after graces is also a good choice. Lets all take time to ponder the power of a name before we give one or take on one!
God bless you all!

The violence caused by sin......

Human life is the most precious gift, a gift freely given by God to us who are so undeserving of it!
 Do we ever stop to ponder about the value of life? There is a quote that says" there is a difference between a human being and being human"

Oh my how the world has changed! In my country today (Uganda), thugs will not just take all your belongings but will beat you to a pulp as well. You would even be considered lucky to escape with your life! What happened to us? When did we lose sight of the value of life and replace it with mere things?

In our materialistic lifestyles, we use people and treasure things! The world today is engulfed in cycles of violence. Everyday someone is viciously assualted, raped, murdered, kidanapped or robbed! This is the result of a humanity lacking in God's grace. We have ignored God and moved further and further away from his teaching. This is what you are , oh seemingly enlightened humanity, worse than the beasts!

As per the requests of The B…

What is my legacy?

We often times do not want to think about death but it is a part of our lives and when we think about death, it forces us to think about how we have lived our lives! What is your true legacy? What will you leave behind even after your are gone? I believe in life after death but that life will be greatly determined by the lives we have lived here on earth!

Recently i was watching a video showing a speech given by Oprah winfrey at a college graduation. In this speech, Oprah gave a wonderful speech about life and legacy. She says being wealthy and able to buy so many material things will NOT fulfill you! Living a life of service, of giving ones whole self to others, will!

She also says she once had a conversation with Maya Angelou in which she tells her that her legacy will be the school she built in South Africa. Maya replies with great wisdom and says, "you have no idea what your legacy will be!" Oprah then says she wants to leave the audience with the final words of wisdom, …

The power of love...........

As i watched the recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, i was pleasantly surprised by the homily from Reverend Michael Curry. I could see that many of the guests in the audience were disturbed. To be honest, it made me uneasy but in a good way. His words seemed to penetrate the heart and his powerful message could not be ignored!

His homily touched on a number of subjects including the history of slavery in the United states, the industrial revolution and the discovery of fire...e.t.c. But the main theme was the power of love and not just "romantic love" but the redemptive power of love. The world we live in today is so full of selfishness and hatred, there is alot of bitterness and lack of compassion for one another. As i write this today, my country Uganda has been plagued by shootings of public figures and numerous kidnaps. We used to be such a peaceful people but oh how things have changed!

This world needs to rediscover love in all its forms and as Reverend Cu…

Come Holy spirit.........

Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth! Sunday will be pentecost and a great feast to remember the first descent of the Spirit in Jerusalem so many years ago. But it is not only ceremonial, the earth is in need of the comforter, the spirit of love and truth. We are in desperate need of God's wisdom and love!

Take a look at the world now and ponder about the situation we are living in. Wars are increasing and the threat of another world war is ever looming due to global tensions with "world powers". The humanitarian crisis is devastating in Syria, in Sudan, in Congo..etc. Christians are being persecuted for their faith all over the world. Abortion and euthanasia are being gradually accepted as well as "gay marriage". Our leaders have failed us and seem to pursue selfish interests. The number of homeless people and unemployed increases every year and so many die of hunger! The earth is also seemingly unstable with numerous earthquakes, volcanic eruption…

Life always has a valley............

I am dealing with a personal health crisis that has been recurrent and getting stronger. Its now resistant to some of the medication i have been taking! Very scary indeed and quite serious. Honestly i did not how bad it was untill i sat down with my doctor last week and he looked at me with a grave face and said the lab results were not good! (sigh)

I choose to wake up every day and fight and i will overcome this! Life is sometimes rosy but the thorns are always there at some point. When i was younger, i used to think that some people had it so easy, that some people didn't have troubles. Fast forward to today and i realise life isn't like that for anyone and life seldom stays the same. Today you are on the hilltop and tomorrow, you are tumbling into the valley. As they say in French, "c'est la vie"

Life is full of mountains and valleys and we cannot expect to have a flat road. A life devoid of challenges isn't a life worth living. Every situation you have ex…