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At one time or the other, we all have had inappropriate things come up on our computers or mobile devices while surfing the internet. It could be on your personal device, or at an internet cafe, or at a borrowed device. Sometimes, you feel the inappropriate thing followed a cookie …

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One I recently read a book by John Maxwell Running with Giants. In it he discussed the life of Noah and how one person could make a difference. It took Noah about 100 years to build a massive ark on dry land. One could only imagine the persecution. However, the first …

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Many years ago, there was an unprecedented riot in my city. Mum had to walk some distance to pick us from school and we had to walk that distance again to get to the car. It was as though the whole city was ablaze and confused, and all major roads, …

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Eleven of twelve

By September 2014, I had become shy to review my 2014 annual plan–too many unfulfilled plans. Last week I was discussing with a friend and we saw January 2015 disappear too quickly. We both imagined that another year is going and several plans are slowly slipping to the junk yard …

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Architects of History

Once someone referred to a much older man. He said, “He’s so old that in his school days, history was called current affairs!” Well. We often think that history was made by great men! I think that no one is born great but in time, each proves his/her worth. Architects …

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Competitive Religion

Oh well, this is not about whose Benz, Jeep or Jet is bigger. It’s about an eroding core. A friend pointed out to me how there was no kindness in her religious centre. I did not let her land: Me: You belong there , and you have been there for …

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Peace-time Soldiers

Scarcely would anyone associate soldiers with peace…except on a second thought. Yet soldiers are more about peace than war. This is certainly not about the once-popular political soldiering and coup d’etat. Mankind will always contend, hence the need to defend. But while humans are naturally-occurring, soldiers are not. Soldiers are …

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War of the Currents

I came across a book about Nikola Tesla. He was said to be the inventor of the 20th century. That caught my attention. If he was so key, how come I did not know him! Well, he was born a European boy and he was technically inclined. He admired Thomas …

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Constellation

When God wanted to bless Father Abraham, He told him to look up at the stars to catch a glimpse of what his progeny would look like. If we look at the stars tonight, we will not only be impressed by the quantity (innumerable), but also by the quality (various …

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Time for change

  Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist in his twenties with the goal of calling the attention of the populace to the plight of the unfortunately poverty-stricken street children of  England. He succeeded at it. As a journalist, he later went ahead to encourage George Muller’s orphanages by writing about the good …

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