“It wasn’t a big deal, Gladys. You don’t have to look at me like that. I smirked and said thanks but no thanks, and she said fine, fine, she was just – how do I put it? – she was giving me a honest opinion I could take if I felt like it. And that … Continue reading Why I hate bride-price in my culture
I’m starting to get fed up of being told “age is catching up with you, you will only receive proposals from old men; you are too picky and will end up being like your relatives or friends who never got married or how you can’t get everything you want in the man you want to … Continue reading A letter to those pressurizing me to get married
It all started as some kind of restlessness, uneasiness and a sense of impending doom lingering around my bewildered mind but again this wasn’t some cliché thing. A new monster was definitely penetrating deeper and deeper into my sub-conscious. Then my heart would start racing, the kind that one should feel either at the beginning … Continue reading That moment when the panic strikes
A few moments ago, I picked up my hymn book and got singing this song: “Blow, blow, blow till I be but breath of the Spirit blowing in me….” And all the memories came drifting in. I sobbed in what I can’t describe as I recalled the first time I heard it. The memory is … Continue reading What really happened that day?
The answer is a “yes” for me. Deep inside of me, there is always this desire to pray more but the more the desire, the lesser I pray. A thought struck through my head today: the two blind men in Matthew 20:30-34 and the blind man in Luke 18: 36-43 who kept screaming and screaming … Continue reading Will you go an extra mile in your persistence?
What was deemed liberation day turned out to be deliberation day; there I was on the operating table looking at a corneo-scleral laceration of a one year old girl. Visible on my right hand was the evisceration set on a neatly laid trolley; apparently the nurse was pretty sure the eye needed to be removed. … Continue reading “A tale of the day”
My Reflection: Samuel 1 & 2 “Are all your children here?” asked Samuel. “No, there remains yet the youngest, and behold he keeps the sheep” answered Jesse. “Send and fetch for him: I will not sit down till he comes here” said Samuel to Jesse. Soon David arrives; he was ruddy; had a beautiful countenance … Continue reading “King David, the man close to God’s heart”