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Lord, only say a word.....

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Last week on Monday, my father had a bad fall at home and injured his spine! My first thought was how did this happen? Was he climbing and fell from a high place? It turns out, he missed some steps and that's how he ended up in the hospital. He will require surgery and the recovery period according to doctors is "unknown".



This trial is testing my patience in a big way! I have been so stressed since his accident. I keep thinking what if this and that but worry doesn't help! I am choosing to let go and let God! This is the time when our faith in God is tested and trials will always come. It is our choice whether they will make us bitter or better!



We don't often want to hear it especially in such situations but everything does happen for a reason. This trial has definitely brought our family together and is teaching us patience and the value of living by faith! God will see us through this no matter what happens. Only we need now is to pray and hope!

"Lord i …

Mea culpa....

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I am still in shock concerning the ill fated Ethiopian flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi that crashed last Sunday shortly after take off. Air travel is currently considered the safest form of travel but accidents do happen! However two crashes within 6 months involving the same plane model raises questions (and eyebrows).

My condolences to the families, friends and coworkers of all the deceased crew members and passengers! I cannot imagine what they are going through right now and having to bury empty coffins is simply heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May the good Lord grant you comfort and may their souls through the mercy of God rest in peace!


I have been reading about the crash extensively and while we cannot judge exactly what happened since the investigation is ongoing, i am appalled by the first reactions of Boeing, the FAA and the American carriers to this tragedy. They seemed nonchalant in stating that the Boeing 737 Max 8 is sa…

Is Feminism really pro-woman?

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Let us take a moment to think about whether feminism especially the radicalized kind is truly about helping women! In our times feminism has risen with the supposed goal of uplifting women's status in society and ensuring that women's rights are protected. However i am left to wonder what the true agenda of feminists really is!


We have lived in a patriarchal society for a very long time. Yes, it is true that the male gender was given so much more priority over the female gender and still is in some societies and countries. I stand firmly against discrimination and it was and is wrong to value one sex above the other. Radical feminists do not realize that they are doing the same thing now. They are trying to put the value of women above the value of men and thus the scale of gender equality will not be balanced!



I have been reading theology of the body by St. John Paul II and i must say it is a true eye opener! It makes us come to the realization that man was created, both male…

Where are you?

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Today is ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is meant to be a time of renewal, a time to return back to God! As the priest blesses your head, he says the words ""You are dust and to dust you shall return". Human beings need to be reminded of our own mortality as we often live our lives as if we were meant to be on the earth forever. We forget that our lives here are only a temporary journey to our final destination which is eternity. Our lives here will determine our state in eternity!


On Monday, in the homily of one of the priests in my local church, he exhorted us to look deep into our inner selves and make an evaluation of our lives. He used the example of the late celebrity, Michael Jackson who died from an overdose of sleep medication. He was wealthy and surrounded by seemingly "adoring" fans but couldn't sleep. There are so many things we take for granted but how many people are struggling to find the joy in simple things? We spend most of our…

Exercising your faith...........

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Yesterday, i was reminded in the homily of a priest in my local church about the value of faith! He demonstrated it with a simple example about how people build their muscles when they go to the gym! If you do not use what you have, you will lose it!


Jesus says, "all things are possible for him who believes". In yesterday's Gospel reading, a man has a child afflicted with a deaf and mute demon. This demon has tormented him since childhood and he comes to the lord with faith. But he also responds, "I believe Lord , help my unbelief". I know how hard it can be to live by faith especially when you are faced with terrible odds!


All of us have situations in our lives that test us to our core! I know i do and many times i have thought why me? As my priest reminded me, i am not the first one to go through what i am going through and i need not project other people's situations and let anxiety get the best of me. I need not compare my life to anyone else because ev…

The ripple effect of bad choices and decisions.........

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On Monday, i was reminded of the consequences of our actions by the homily of the priest in my local church! He told us about the story of a woman who abandoned her children to pursue a new relationship with a man who didn't want children. She is now living a life of regret! How terrible it is to live a life always looking back and wishing we could change the past!


The hard truth is that our choices and decisions especially as leaders, elders and parents affect a lot of people. We often do not realize that because every one depends on someone else whether we like to admit it or not, the consequences will reach much further than we thought! Lets take the example of political leaders and families. The actions especially of leaders will definitely have lasting consequences on the people they serve. When a leader serves himself, no one in society will benefit. His selfish actions will lead to poverty, hunger and a basic lack of necessities as we see all too often here in Africa!(somet…

The spirt of Anger!

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Beware of the spirit of anger and mindless rage! We ought to think before we act in anger as the consequences of such actions are often dire and cannot be overturned! Sometimes we are unnecessarily irritable and lash out at others due to no fault of their own or as a means of getting rid of stress!



This is very wrong indeed. Last week i observed it in a close relation of mine as he was driving. He struggles with anger and i pray that God will give him serenity and peace in his heart! How many terrible things have been done just in a fit of anger? Sometimes even to the extent of taking someone's life!



When you are angry, you cannot think clearly and often regret will follow your actions! Let us learn how to pause and walk away from confrontation. Lets also try to hold our tongues and be silent when we feel enraged by someone. If you cannot say something good, its best not to say anything at all! No one should be self righteous in regards to anger, only God has that right.

The lord …