There can be something rather proud and obnoxious about the head held high. It can in some settings give the impression of superiority. Yet there are times in life, especially when the storms are raging in particular where the head held high is not just about defiance, it’s about looking up in hope. It’s about […]Read More Hold Your Head Up High
In my childhood days it became even a point of principle to avoid conflict and confrontation. Sure, there were sibling altercations, but that was inevitable when you look at my siblings. Other than that, I didn’t like the thought of a confronation and the concept of engaging in conflict was terrifying. I avoided it diligently. […]Read More When You Walk Through A Storm
“Come out with your hands up. We have you surrounded. There’s no point in trying to escape, we will get you. It’s only a matter of time. Give yourself up now and we might go easy on you,” Back in the day, growing up, I did enjoy watching dramas and action programmes or films with […]Read More Faith When Under Siege
There is a sort of intellectual agnosticism that has a problem with some expressions of faith. It is not outright atheism because it is not so committed to ruling out divine influences. Its content knowing that there’s things beyond its understanding. Maybe there’s divinity somewhere, maybe not, but they don’t get hung up on it. […]Read More Is It The Hope That Kills You?
It’s remarkable how changing circumstances can affect us emotionally. Not remarkable in the sense that it really shouldn’t, more remarkable as to how it affects us in differing ways. There are some people I know whose whole mood lifts when it’s pay-day and that mood sags towards the middle of the month when they have […]Read More Hope Helps You Look Up
The day is long and exhausting. All I want to do at the end of it is to rest. And the end of it can be fairly late on. There’s the time invested in the workplace. There’s the quality time with the children. There’s the conversations with other loved ones. It is not a chore, […]Read More Sunrise on Opportunity
Perspective is quite something. We get an intimate close up. A man and his wife were living with his father’s family. Moving around with him from place to place. Eventually his father passes on and he hears a call to take his family to a different place to be given to them. He embarks on […]Read More All That And You’re Only Just Beginning