Posts from February 2021

Posts from February 2021

Pressed But Not Crushed

While we have been hemmed in on all sides with all sorts of undesirable news in recent times, I am never in doubt that we remain more than conquerors through Christ who loves us. “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).  Not only do we all now know someone who has succumbed to the overwhelming effect of the Covid-19 disease,…

Our Lent Be-attitude

The Christian calendar of Lent has come upon us again.  It is meant to be a time of abstinence, penitence, repentance, renewal, and rededication.  It is a time to approach the throne of grace just exactly the way we are and seek mercy and grace from our God most high.  We must make this season more meaningful by allowing its importance to weigh on our hearts so we can focus more on the real essence of the season. Lent is…

Valentine Love

I have experienced different forms of Valentine celebrations in my lifetime.  In my High School days, we will come to class sometimes before the day, all of us looking forward to our usual Valentine Day tradition.  The tradition then was to pick ballot papers that reveal who your Valentine that year would be.  Many of us who did not have the courage then to talk to ladies always hoped and prayed that the master orchestrator will orchestrate the ballot to…

The Interconnectedness Of Our Stories

Judge Frank Caprio is a Municipal Court Judge in Rhode Island who has become a viral video star for his unique type of judgments.  For a while now, I have enjoyed watching some episodes of his court trials.  The unique aspect of his hearings, to me, is the attention he pays to the individual stories of the people brought before him.  In the end when he gives his judgement, they are often more influenced by the stories he heard than…