Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thanks to another friend, I nearly broke my ribs. At your own risk, click here to read more about this crazy world!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
So many times on my way to and or from work, I use public vehicles. In Uganda, the public vehicles are uniform in one way or the other, they are 14 seater and have a "T" trademark engraved around the driver's door. This uniformity goes on. These mini buses have loud speakers echo out all varieties of music from all sorts of radio stations. Recently, while comfortably seated in one of the many taxis I have used since the year began and struggling not to listen yet the volume of the speakers at their maximum the song "LOVE IS WICKED" played on and on. I was disturbed by the lyrics of the song but the only consolation I had was the verses that rang in mind over and over again.
LOVE IS WICKED, is this the true meaning of LOVE? I don't think so, Let us not allow the world to redefine beautiful issues for us.
True definition of Love...
1 Corinthians 13:4 - 8b
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
And this is love expressed...
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
I can now post my thoughts, meditations, convictions and opinions on more regular basis. I will compile more articles/posts as the week goes by. For now, I leave you with the words of the Psalmist - Psalm 75:1, 6 -7
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
For exaltation comes neither from the east
Nor from the west nor from the south.
But God is the Judge:
He puts down one,
And exalts another.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
We have been having trouble accessing internet connections for the past days and this has lagged down my posts. Though I have not been online, I have been working on several assignments offline.Here is my story!
Not a few months back, I was introduced to a world of "online Journalling" which in the IT world has been referred to as Blogging. Lately, I have been interesting several of my friends in Uganda to blog. Well, soon I will be giving a list of all those who started out blogging.
Nothing much to air out for today.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
We were chatting online on msn messenger when she asked me how am spiritually, physically and emotionally. We shared in our status and well just like Paul, we found out that we are not where we would want to be spiritually. We want more... Heather Ninsiima, sent me these scriptures and I found them fitting and appropriate for many of us who hunger for a deeper unison with Jesus...
And if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Proverbs 3:3 - 4
Let love and faithfulness never leave you find them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Filled with grief and with a troubled heart I flipped through pages of different local newspapers the other day, one thing was common among all the articles. Crime rates are on the increase in our country and most affected are the children. Yesterday's local newspaper headline - The New Vision had a release of Crime Report statistics around Kampala and the Entire country Uganda. Details of the crime report indicated defilement, child trafficking and many children are being exploited through Child labour. In the same report, CID published that more than 12,ooo crimes are reported monthly. Today's New Vision had yet another heart breaking headline, a child was more like caned to death. There is a call for us for the cities around the world, join me in this cause.
"Destructive forces are at work in the city, threats and lies never leave its street." Let us interceed for our countries, for our continents and for our children that peace and joy may reign once more amongst us.
Friday, April 4, 2008
My cousin sent me an email yesterday morning with this title subject that would make anyone reading it want to read the email instantly. Count me a victim of this enticing subject title because I indeed opened the email. After glancing through the contents, I was convinced there was a driving force behind it not that am so "spiritual" or something. The contents had some numbers which at a closer look signify something!
Have you received an email or emails in your inbox, junk or spam commanding you to send a message to 6 people in the next 6 minutes and that something you have long desired for shall be given to you in the next 6 days? Do you realise the 6's combined round off to triple 6 . 666 has connotations attached to it and am sure every body knows what 666 represents. Revelations 13 and 14 tells us that 666 is a number that has bearing to the beast-the Devil-who does he has blinded into his dark world.
There are other categories of emails that are backed up by stories which put you in a position of "either forwarding or sending to requested people that email". Many times you are left without an option, you just have to send that email to atleast 69 people less the person you received the email from. Always be vigilant to observe the number of people you are asked to send to that particular email!!! 69 has a connotation attached to it, new flash huh? I have seen several t-shirts with this number engraved on them. I wouldn't recommend selling or purchasing of materials with 69 on.
There are more numbers that meaningful connotations attached to me... say 888 and all. Are we mindful of the numeric world and what these numbers represent...
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
On my way home a couple of days ago out of curiosity combined with so much eagerness, my eyes kept glancing at the various billboards around the city as the taxi we were seated in found it's way to my home. There was this one advert that made wonder what a person actually perceive and consequently do when they read it!!!
The advert from a local brewery company stands out to the public, call it advising or the equivalent imploring many to do this one thing I would refer to as abominable.
Advert goes... Dont forget someone for the Road as you leave that Bar...Given a chance, I would edit this statement and we would have for a change... Before you leave the home dont forget a Proverb or a Psalm for the day... We dont have as many adverts on billboards asking whoever would read them to either reach out to a child soaked in poverty or even find a church and learn more about God... In my opinion, this is fertile ground in regard to mass media evangelism... How about Billboards with John 3:16... Or John 10:10??!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
At the time you think of leaving home early morning for work the clouds on the other hand are opening up their reserves and before you know it, a heavy down pour of rain is hitting so hard. Fortunately the rains came in at the time, we needed them most though too much of it gets me alittle cuckoo. Many fellow countrymen are being driven crazy by the regular morning rains here in Uganda. Yesterday, while in a prayer meeting a colleague made a prayer request; He asked all who were in attendance to pray that the rains would reduce [he had a number of reasons to back up this request, very justifiable!!]
He answers all Prayers ...
Am grateful towards God's mercies but to crown it all up and this brings me joy-that God answers all prayers aligned to His will. Apostle John to whom many revelations were told in a divine manner writes saying...
1 John 5:13 - 15
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of Him...
Our patience is tested when the answer is no or not yet, that time is like an metal subjected to fire that it might be easily molded into a finer shape. Better an answer no matter what the answer content than no answer at all!