“My mother, don’t you worry My brother, don’t you worry If I happen to die in the battlefield Never mind, we shall meet in heaven”. Women wailed, reaching for their sons as the soldiers marched to waiting trucks. Old men shook their heads, heaved their shoulders, and spat on the ground. This was a senseless … Read more What would you have me do?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). What do you hope for? And what is the basis of this hope? If the hope you have is rooted in the word of God, then there is nothing wrong with your faith. There is nothing wrong with … Read more There is nothing wrong with your faith
The outlands called, Beckoning with enchanting appeal, Imploring, cajoling, enticing— “There is more out there”. “Your soul could never be satisfied within these bounds”. She draws to the edge, And then retreats, not sure what her next move should be. What would she do? Where would she go? Streams still flowed. The garden … Read more There is joy in Heaven
I’m thinking of Jesus and His disciples. Jesus had just fed a crowd with five loaves of bread and two fishes. It was a miracle and the disciples had front row seats. In fact, after praying, Jesus had given the bread to them to distribute to the people. And the disciples had gathered twelve baskets … Read more Fear would make you forget what you already know
Faith is the rudder. Truth is the way. Hope is the fuel. You do not have to see the whole course, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Your purpose might seem like foolishness to the world; There would be brighter and fairer paths that call out to you with grandiose allurement; But you … Read more Navigating in fog
What about me? It was the only thing I wanted to know; What about me?— Do all these years of faithful service count for nothing? Do they mean nothing? Had my brother been wise to take off, squander father’s living, and then return to grandiose reception (all without the slightest hint of reprimand)? What about … Read more Older brother’s song
Dear Vashti, Your story has been told countless times, always as an example of something. Some say you were a hero. Others say you were a villain. We’ve heard that you were an example of self-respect; that you were a woman confident enough to walk in her dignity, no matter the cost. Other people say … Read more Dear Vashti