Category: Spiritual Growth

This Subtle Emotion Can Ruin Your Life

From the natural standpoint, it is normal to feel bad if one’s friend fails. However, one tends to feel even worse when one’s friend seems to be getting ahead or doing better than one. Some have even come to accept this feeling as a challenge to make them do better than the person too. Excuse me, better in what? Isn’t each one’s life’s journey distinct from and mutually exclusive? When our friends do well and we feel life is unfair or we feel cheated by those friends, or feel more deserving of their blessings, then something must be wrong...

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The Variables of Success and Prosperity

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8) Over the years, motivational speakers and authors have given us numerous principles of success. We’ve been told countless things we need to do and things we must discontinue doing if we want to be successful. By human reasoning, most of the recommendations have some logical validity. However, it...

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Problems, Solutions and Problem Solvers

Problems and challenges abound in the world of the living. And we dare not deceive ourselves by hoping that they will all end someday. The day that one ceases to have issues to contend with is the day one bids the world goodbye. To lend credence to this fact, the Bible records in the book of Job 5:7 that man is born to trouble as indubitably as the sparks fly in no other direction but upward. Having established the fact that problems and challenges abound in the world in different forms and sizes, how can they be solved as...

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Tale of a Christian Driver

Leaving the house wasn’t so easy for me at all, my landlord called us for a meeting early in the morning just because the fence collapsed due to one mighty rain that fell the previous day; Ordinary mighty rain falling a fence, **arghhhh**. Anyways we had the meeting and the long and short of the meeting was that we should contribute money to build back the fence, I was like “Can’t you just send a memo instead of having meeting on a Sunday morning” **rolling my eyes** I left the house hurriedly in my black Honda bullet car; yeah,...

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Does God Want to Spend Time with People Who Always Hurt You?

I grew up on old movies and classic sitcoms. Summer mornings always included a dose of I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show. Now, when the need to take a lazy break pulls at me until I can’t stand up any more, rather reluctantly I succumb to the TV thing. Me and my tiny man-child plop down for a shared re-run of Andy Griffith. As I started rewatching the series as an adult, I realized how much watching these TV shows seep into our worldview as kids. Andy Taylor is known for being the “sheriff without a gun” because he says most...

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