Drawing Deep Waters From Shallow Wells

Insight & understanding from the mundane

I remember back in my early teens when I was just beginning to really take note of the things of God, I was watching a movie in the living room with my elder sister who was more seasoned christian than myself, at some point in the movie she turns to me and begins to point out (while the movie was still playing) how certain scenes expressed certain truths, how the hero stood like this, and how an action scene depicted this spiritual truth, and how that part of the movie was analogous to this area of life, and how what the villain said revealed that and on and on she went, getting more visibly excited as she spoke, so excited she was that she started bubbling in tongues here and there like the latest drunken Pentecostal on the street. I remember looking at her agape, my eyes oscillating between her and the action movie on the television and wondering how on earth is she seeing all this from this movie? It’s not even a Christian movie!Read More »

Spiritual Parenting 101

Judges 13:8-13, Gen 18:19
The privilege to have a child comes with the responsibility of raising the child aright.
Children are good gifts from God, they are not a means to our selfish ends, they are not
an extension of our personalities, they are not investments for our latter years, they are
not symbols of our social status, they are not means to accomplish the dreams or goals
we never could or paths to correct our mistakes of the past, they are in themselves
unique, special and individual souls, gifts from God to us, not necessarily for us and as
such every parent becomes a co-laborer with God in accomplishing His purpose for that
individual child.Read More »

Identity

who are you?

This simple question is perhaps one of the most difficult question to answer, simply because they can be so many true answers; I’m a human, I’m tall, I’m a Norwegian, I’m a lover of chocolate, I’m a fan of Arsenal FC, I’m a doctor, I’m a world changer, all these might be true but is that the truth of who you are?Read More »

Redefining Beauty

Let’s begin with a story, this is the story of a God fearing brother who wrote down his experience to his younger sister, he shared with me this write up (and gave me permission to share it), his simple experience will help us see what we mean (certain details have been changed for identity sake & ease of communication);Read More »

Defining Success

I had an interesting experience a while ago back at home, my sister had brought two of her kids to stay with us for a while, one of those days the younger one aged 3 had been sent to the room to have his siesta (he had other plans), after minutes of tossing and turning, peeping and popping, I entered the room to see him on the bed with a pretentious sleeping pose, so I asked him ‘Brian, are you sleeping?’, without any delay still on his sleep pose he replied ‘Yes!’ Read More »

The Sexy Culture

The story is told of a primitive hidden away tribe who many generations ago were
afflicted by a certain communicable disease which affected one eye and caused it to be
sealed up, it spread from person to person till everyone in the tribe had this disease
and as that generation gave birth their children also came out with the disease from
birth.Read More »