Leadership for the Africa We Want

Despite her riches, the African continent continues to be haunted by serious problems, which constantly drag her behind, making her punch below her weight. Resultantly, the other continents always view our continent ‘as plagued by corruption, dictatorship, military coups, rebellious leaders, greediness, misuse of power and incompetent, politically unstable leaders’ (Masango, 2002, p. 707). Beyond … Continue reading Leadership for the Africa We Want

Anxiety (Among Children)

How many times have you just wanted something to happen a bit faster that it seemed to take? A time when you felt or you feel like some steps should be skipped and the result or destination reached faster. But one of the major disadvantages of being anxious is that anxiety takes away our peace … Continue reading Anxiety (Among Children)

Motivated

Hey there? Have you ever been passing through a time in life where you feel like the heavens are falling in on you? Sometimes life gives us the exact opposite of what we desire to have. Finding hope in such moments is like finding water amidst a desert and being able to quench your thirst. … Continue reading Motivated

Are You Genuine Enough?

A personified story is told of a mother mosquito and ‘her’ young one. After some months of rearing, the young mosquito was set for a maiden flight – her very first experience aloof. The young one, courageously and anxiously, flew and went away. After some time, the young one comes back and the mother, smiling, … Continue reading Are You Genuine Enough?

Own Your Race.

I’ve heard it said that you are your own life’s driver. With you lies the power to tailor and mold your life to the shape and kind you want it to be. You may decide to push it like a cart or even cycle it towards the direction you want it go. You can as … Continue reading Own Your Race.

Coping Strategies to Deal With Grief

As we saw in my previous article, the 5 Stages of Grieving and their Significance, which you can read here, the grieving process is totally different for everybody. We also saw that grieving may be caused by the loss of a loved one, losing a job or migrating to a different, lonely city, among other … Continue reading Coping Strategies to Deal With Grief

The 5 Stages of Grieving and their Significance

Confessedly, yet sadly, we’re living in unprecedented times. Times in which what we have dreaded for ages is unexpectedly happening, day in day out; loss of jobs, attacks by chronic, life-changing diseases, kidnappings and sadly, death of loved ones. A myriad of psychologically-striking experiences have come in handy with the pandemic. They’ve brought closer the … Continue reading The 5 Stages of Grieving and their Significance

Take Heart, Dear; Your Morning is on the Way.

When everything seems to be tearing apart and the heavens threaten to unexpectedly fall in on you, hold your peace. Even when your destination seems far out of sight, fear not. Imagine yourself having reached your goal and fill your mind with positive expectations and the joy of achievement. At the roar of the seas … Continue reading Take Heart, Dear; Your Morning is on the Way.

Is Your Mind Healthy Enough?

Photo Courtesy: OSU Nursing School. Are you okay upstairs? In any human being, the mind serves as the steering wheel of the whole body. Undoubtedly, it istherefore paramount to keep it sound and healthy. Mental health therefore remains an evergreentopic, gaining more relevance as days keep on clicking! Mental health cuts across fit mentalcondition and … Continue reading Is Your Mind Healthy Enough?

1,000 Trials to a Single Success.

Photo Courtesy: The Franklin Institute Many people don’t like Science. Most people, however, like history on Scientific Discoveries. In a different tongue, many people like Science, but only in past tense! Amazing. The story of the failed trials by Thomas Edison should not be a cliché, for it reawakens something new and positive to us … Continue reading 1,000 Trials to a Single Success.

Happy Birthday to Me.

So, on a day like today, around 23 years ago, I came to this world. I thank my Creator for continually fathering and caring for me every single minute of my life. This far, joy fills my heart and a sweet smile is all over my face. I am all happy and grateful. Every single … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me.

Asking for Help Shows not Weakness, but Strength (Part 3).

I believe that after investing your time in reading Part 1 and 2 of this Asking for Help Series, you have been asking for help and have benefitted from it. Good. You’re now stronger. After seeing how asking for help will keep building our courage muscles, part 2 gave us answers on why we should … Continue reading Asking for Help Shows not Weakness, but Strength (Part 3).

Asking for Help Shows Not Weakness, but Strength (Part 2)

Here’s the thing: At some point, even the best of us need help. Knowing when to ask for help and understanding why you need it is ultimately the most important thing – Krista Rizzo on Forbes. I recently wrote Part 1 of this evergreen topic. Kindly carve out your few minutes and enjoy it right … Continue reading Asking for Help Shows Not Weakness, but Strength (Part 2)

Asking for Help Shows Not Weakness, but Strength. (Part 1)

Photo Courtesy : Psychology Today Even if it didn’t involve you getting stuck in a confusing city street, or it wasn’t a maths test you weren’t sure if you should add or subtract the numbers, you’ve probably had so many occasions in which you’ve needed and asked for help. Actually, chances are high that you’ve … Continue reading Asking for Help Shows Not Weakness, but Strength. (Part 1)

LIFE

Many a time, we humans make many wishes. We get carried away by our desires and imaginations. They take us far away from reality and we sail in a world unknown. When we come back, we wonder why we weren’t born in a different family. We ask ourselves why our parents don’t have a better … Continue reading LIFE

PARENTS.

Photo Courtesy : ChomskyWeb If it wasn’t for our parents, none of us would be where we are today. Although we may not always see eye-to-eye, the love and wisdom they instill upon us is something that can never be forgotten, as Norbert J., a lead editor, would tell us. One of the unending joy … Continue reading PARENTS.

Good-bye 2020, Welcome 2021.

The end of something ushers the beginning of another. Who isn’t gladdened when a tedious journey comes to an end? Or when you call it a day for a hard task you’ve been engaging in? The mind is designed to conclude things when a certain period ends and start new others when newness of seasons … Continue reading Good-bye 2020, Welcome 2021.

For To Us A Child Is Born – Merry Christmas.

When you hear the bells jingle and the melody of the famous “Jingle Bells” song sweetens the air by its words “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse-open sleigh, …, you would be right to conclude that the world is celebrating the fulfillment of … Continue reading For To Us A Child Is Born – Merry Christmas.

7 Reminders When You’re Tempted To Chase After Someone Bad For You

Scrolling through some of the wonderful articles I’ve been saving from wonderful people owning bright thoughts, I came across this. It’s a nice escapade for the weekend. Many a time we’ll be tempted to keep staring at the closed door, when a better, wider door already lies open for us. Here’s a sneak peek. 1. … Continue reading 7 Reminders When You’re Tempted To Chase After Someone Bad For You

Welcome December.

Image by: Pinterest Perspectively, humans usually have positive expectations of a better future, brighter moments ahead and the unveiling of nicer months ahead. This was however shuttered by the onset of the uncertainties which firmly gripped 2020 and tried to smash it. The past 10 months haven’t been among the best. Even the whole year … Continue reading Welcome December.

“Everybody Else is Doing It”

Cartoon by : Pinterest At the current era, we live in a society and in societies into which so much filth has infiltrated. Societies where moral decay has not only taken root, but has also blossomed and even fruited. A way of life in which people find comfort in doing whatever they want. The idea … Continue reading “Everybody Else is Doing It”

In Christ Alone!

In Christ alone. Yes, in Christ alone. This is me surrendering everything to Christ that He may take over and guide me. This is me trusting in His Divine guidance, that He is my light and will take me where He wants me to go. This is me glorifying Jesus for seeing me when I … Continue reading In Christ Alone!

Remember Who You Wanted To Be, But Be Who You Want To Be.

Illustration Courtesy: Pinterest Ever wondered what would happen if at the very heart of the ocean, the ship’s captain were to decide to exit the ‘cockpit’, abandon the wheel and join the passengers at the deck? The result is as crystal clear as it is obvious – a shipwreck. The same thing occasionally happens when … Continue reading Remember Who You Wanted To Be, But Be Who You Want To Be.

Remember Who You Wanted To Be, But Be Who You Want To Be.

Illustration Courtesy: Pinterest Ever wondered what would happen if at the very heart of the ocean, the ship’s captain were to decide to exit the ‘cockpit’, abandon the wheel and join the passengers at the deck? The result is as crystal clear as it is obvious – a shipwreck. The same thing occasionally happens when … Continue reading Remember Who You Wanted To Be, But Be Who You Want To Be.

Continuity Hypothesis – The Art Of Dreaming.

Photo Courtesy: The Mirror I must innocently admit that the moment I first came across the two terms, I fell in love with their meaning. It felt so solid. The texture of it’s reality could not just be ignored. It’s Om Malik, who mentioned it in one of his, as usual, neatly weaved-out articles: ‘Weird … Continue reading Continuity Hypothesis – The Art Of Dreaming.

Peering Beyond the Pandemic – What Shape Might Life Take?

Photo Courtesy of : The Herald If you push the veil aside and look through the window, you could easily see how life after the pandemic might be. If you’re keen enough, you could see it’s shape and speculate how people will be behaving. It’s a pandemic which has taught the world how to embrace … Continue reading Peering Beyond the Pandemic – What Shape Might Life Take?

Ewe Ndege Wa Angani, …

Ewe ndege wa angani, njoo nikutume kwa Wakenya. Uwapelekee ujumbe wa kuziliwaza nafsi zao. Ujumbe wa kuziponya roho zao. Ukifika walipo, angalia kama wanalo tumaini lililobaki mioyoni mwao. Peleleza ujue kama lipo lepe la imani kwenye mitima yao. Labda mioyo yao imevunjika. Labda tumaini lao kamwe tena halipo. Labda yaliyowafika yameyatikisa maisha yao. Labda mwangaza … Continue reading Ewe Ndege Wa Angani, …

HAPPY EASTER – A Death That Gives Us Life.

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. (Rom 5:7). But we were not righteous, neither was there anything good in us to trigger Jesus to die. He wanted to benefit us, even though we never deserved it. He accepted shame, rejection, humiliation, … Continue reading HAPPY EASTER – A Death That Gives Us Life.

In The Church Or In The Heart? – Fellowshipping At Home.

I know that at the wake of events in the world now, many are spending their fulltime at home. At the recent closure of public gatherings, church fellowships not withstanding, the thought and worry of “how shall we conduct the service at home on Sunday? ” has become a thorn in the eye to many … Continue reading In The Church Or In The Heart? – Fellowshipping At Home.

6 Lessons To The World From The COVID-19 Pandemic.

Upcountry, adhering to the self quarantine regulation, as stipulated by not only the Kenyan government, but also by almost every other government on our Planet Earth, in fear of the Corona Virus. As I rest, I am thinking about the reason as to why I am where I am, at home, when I should be … Continue reading 6 Lessons To The World From The COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Seven Utterances of Jesus at the Cross.

The words spoken by a departing person are very important to the living. Many a time, reference to the departed is made by recalling their last words. Their words keep lingering and reverberating not only in the minds of those who were being spoken to but also to those who heard them. The same happens … Continue reading The Seven Utterances of Jesus at the Cross.

On The Other Side Of The Mountain.

Full of hills, mountains and valleys is life. A long journey, an arduous one the Creator has granted to mankind. At the epochs of life when we get on the flatland, we become blissful and tend to enjoy it, but on reaching the mountainside, we become weary and dejected. We celebrate in times of goodness … Continue reading On The Other Side Of The Mountain.