It took extra effort to listen to Billy Graham. He was not a speaker to my generation. But his TED talk in 1998 on Technology, Faith and Human shortcomings was phenomenal! And with his books, he remains in circulation! So many lessons to take from a simple life. My dad …Read More »
Nothing yet something!
I flew in a helicopter I sat by the window, And the clouds were low The chopper barged into the clouds and we shook Wow! Clouds! Why not touch one? So I stuck my finger out of the air hole. We barged into another cloud and shook. I withdrew my …Read More »
Strength in Ignorance
There was a young man who belonged to a certain Christian group. Almost all they believed in was in conflict with what other Christians believe. He stumbled on Billy Graham preaching on TV one day. He decided to listen and pick holes in the sermon of the “big guy.” This …Read More »
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 …Read More »
An ovation? Sad news that Myles Munroe died, now, and in a plane crash. He lived a life of impact and he succeeded at moving from “very poor” to “very rich” in the same community. About his death, I pressed my “black” button and began to wonder: Did he commit …Read More »
I got tired of seeing the same contact appearing multiple times on my phone due to multiple email/social media synchronization. So a few days ago, I began to merge, to delete and generally tidy up. I was amazed at the number of my contacts that have crossed to the great beyond! Just then, something seemed to whisper to me, “The number will only increase…with time!”Read More »
Sleeping and …?
Years ago, I worked in an organisation in which, officially, a worker caught sleeping on duty twice would be summarily dismissed. While I was there, no one was officially caught twice; it was always a first time! You know, you’d walk up to a dozing colleague and wake him up …Read More »
The nature of my job got me purring over contemporary climate challenges lately. Once, I drifted to think about the annual fear of “the coldest winter in hundred years” in UK, and then the gradual warming up of the Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa. By implication, while …Read More »
How far? That obviously is a phrase peculiar to Nigerians! However, I am writing from another perspective. I heard about an Englishman who served as a missionary in East Africa from 1981 to 1991. He taught English at a local secondary. In 1981, he had an offer to teach in …Read More »
Gratitude! ‘In every thing give thanks…’ (1) Author Barbara Johnson was frazzled; she was running late, and on the bus to work she had to stand. Her attitude was going downhill fast when a cheery voice from the front of the bus announced, ‘Beautiful day, isn’t it?’ She couldn’t see …Read More »