Posts from October 2021

Posts from October 2021

Three Simple Ways To Become More Valuable This Week

I can bet that you would love to be a valuable person in your world.  Whether it’s with a team at work or with school; whether it’s as a business owner or as a customer, as an employee or employer, or even in my neighbourhood- I want to bring positive value to the table in my world this week. I don’t want to be that team member that is a prayer point for every other team member- or well, let’s…

Four Tips For Greater Productivity This Week

How do you like to cook? Are you one of those people that believe that there’s a different taste when the pepper for stew is ground with hand stones rather than when it’s blended with a blender? Or are you one of those cooks who believe that ‘sweat and human moisture’ is a secret ingredient for good pounded yam- as far as you’re concerned, machine-made-pounded yam is a heresy! Did you know that a wooden stick placed on a boiling…

Are You Burning Out?

Have you ever felt like you’re burning out? There are different levels to that though: There’s the Moses burning bush type, where you’re burning but are not consumed. But there’s the type that goes beyond that. You really feel like you’re losing yourself. If we’re honest, the generational pressure with which we live- and maybe especially the way things are set up in some places- makes you actually start reconsidering how we define some words.  In some sense and settings,…

Day 5- The Madness in Nations. 

Bible Reading: Matthew 24:1-14 We live in a tense and troubled world. Politics, governance and nation relationships are filled with various levels of aggression and tension.  Maybe for you, it’s not even just about what you see on the screens and in the news- maybe you can relate to it in a very personal way: the politics and rivalry of siblings and family.  All levels of human grouping and interaction are soaked in the weight of these sad realities. What…

Day 4- Surprise Appearance

Bible Reading: Romans 13:1-7 My wife has this interesting habit. Whenever I have told her about someone who she hasn’t met yet, she goes ahead and creates a picture of the person in her mind. She decides whether the name I have told her is a young or old person, fair or dark, tall or short. She decides various attributes like the mannerism or type and quantity of beard, and so on. And then when she someday meets the person,…

Day 3- Prejudiced By Geography

Bible Reading: John 1:35-51 When I was in Junior Secondary School, we offered a subject called Geography as a part of Social Studies. I liked Social Studies until it came to Geography. Geography really wasn’t my favourite- all that stuff about drawing maps and nations and all. It felt like it was the limiting factor for me. Maybe for many people actually.  Geography feels like the limiting factor.  Does Geography feel like a limitation for you? When Nathaniel said those…

Day 2- A Promise and A Hope

Bible Reading– Jeremiah 29:1-14 I remember how I would watch my little son get frustrated sometimes. If he was trying unsuccessfully to get something done- like to fit in a toy in a specific way or to get his bicycle out of a tight corner- and couldn’t do it, he would get angry, stop everything, and sit down somewhere on the floor either crying or venting.  ‘Why are you crying?’ ‘Because I cant do it!!!’ He shouts in his loudest…

Day 1 – Wrongly Grouped?

Bible Reading: Acts 17:22-31 Have you ever cursed your luck for landing in a wrong group? Maybe a lecturer in school paired students up to work on an assignment together, and then you got paired up with that guy that is totally unserious and would never move a finger to get anything done. Now here you are looking at all the other groups where there is so much exciting collaboration going on and wondering why you are here.  Or maybe…