Quieting Your Soul

I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child (resting) with his mother

psalm 131:2

I remember a funny experience I had as a child, my parents had just finished whipping me for some misdeed I had probably fiendishly committed, I was pouring out tears from both eyes as I pampered my aching bottom. I entered the bathroom to freshen up and on looking at the mirror I saw my sweaty face and reddened tear emitting eyes, I was looking horrible and feeling so too. A strange thought came to my mind “how would you look if you smiled with the way you look and feel?”. I indulged the thought and smiled at myself facing the mirror, it felt weird to be smiling but it also felt empowering, that it was in my power to keep smiling and I kept smiling.Read More »

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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 »