I was eight when I discovered that snails could dissolve in salt. It was my father who broke the secret. That was when table salt started running out at an alarming rate in our house. I did not spare a single snail around our premises. I even went hunting for snails until I sprinkled salt on each one of them. I could watch them with … Continue reading VALUE KNOWLEDGE
“Never give up” has become the commonest advice these days. Everybody expects you to hold on, to hung in there, to endure, to persist. But is being persistent the best course of action in other circumstances? Take Patricia for example. She and her boyfriend John have been in a relationship for eight years now. She started dating him while young. At only 18, she had … Continue reading Knowing when to let go
Trusting God is a topic for another day, but today let us talk about trusting man. I agree it is important to see the best in everyone, to be open minded, to be positive, and if we can, to be trusting. There is nothing wrong in all that, but I think it is important that we give limits to men and draw a line that … Continue reading GIVE PEOPLE LIMITS
Guilt has been known to drive people to their extremes. Judas, one of the twelve and the one who betrayed the Lord Jesus, committed suicide afterwards (Matthew 27:1-10). It is normal to feel bad after you have done something wrong. There is nothing shameful with feeling remorseful, it simply shows that you are human. Some people have successfully shut down their consciences that they can … Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH GUILT
The music was so loud it could tear the ground. Beer was the commonest drink one could find there. She dragged herself to the braai stand, and admired the ones who were able to eat half-cooked meat. “Hey, why aren’t you drinking?” one of them asked her, his eyes almost falling from the socket. He staggered as he walked to her, some beer spilling from … Continue reading ABOUT PARTYING AND CLUBBING…
Being a godly woman certainly has its moral hazards. One of them stems from the fact that we may be pure and innocent, but we live in a world reeking with evil. This makes it very difficult to be true to ourselves and tell the truth at all times, because this may not be taken positively by others. Do you tell your fiancé that you … Continue reading TELLING THE TRUTH AT ALL TIMES: HOW PRACTICABLE?
All of us desire good things. I don’t know if there is anyone who doesn’t wish for good things to happen to them. Well, good is subjective, so it depends on how one defines good. It is some people’s ambition to be a problem child. I once overhead a conversation between two secondary school boys discussing how bad they will drink beer in college. Some … Continue reading Don’t Overprice Yourself