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The Fragrance of Humility in Prayer

The Fragrance of Humility in Prayer

“There are two ways to attain high esteem. One is the world’s method: Take every opportunity to promote yourself before others, seize occasions for recognition and manipulate your way into the center of attention. The other way is God’s way: Humble yourself. Rather than striving for recognition and influential positions, seek to put others first. […]

3 Ways to Handle Conflict Like a Christian Should

3 Ways to Handle Conflict Like a Christian Should

Getting angry and lashing out in an argument is something we’ve all likely done before. It happens so fast sometimes that we find ourselves defending our point of view with words of anger and contention before we even have time to consider if those words are honoring to God or if they will be edifying […]

God And Your Time In The School Of Waiting

Waiting means hope or expectation for something. The Psalmist in Psalm 27:13-14 stated that “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living……..wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” 2 Peter […]

Faith, Public Responsibility and Women’s Rights

Faith, Public Responsibility and Women’s Rights

For nearly three decades, I have been domiciled in Europe and America while my heart is glued in to my beloved Africa. I have had the previlege of extensive travel in every region of the world and experienced the joy of  hospitality of people so different in every way from me. During this nomadic life, […]

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

Confusion and frustration can grow out of the chorus of voices in the public square from people who claim to understand depression. Neuroscience and psychology offer many theories. Unfortunately, not all of them are based on facts and others are void of faith. Depression is not simply a medical problem or a mental problem, depression […]

Six Things Submission Is Not

Six Things Submission Is Not

  What is submission not, according to 1 Peter 3:1–6? When I preached on this passage probably twenty years ago, women in my church found this question really helpful because we bring to the text presuppositions from our experience. You might hear submission means six or seven things, and five of those sound horrible to […]

Insights: Interfaith relationships are the wave of the future

Insights: Interfaith relationships are the wave of the future

A new cultural wind is blowing across the planet. Diverse faith communities, religious leaders and individuals have begun to commit themselves to mutual understanding and cooperation on issues of vital human concern. The recent World Parliament of Religions in Salt Lake City (October 2015) drew over 10,000 participants from around the world who set aside […]

The Zelophehad Daughters

The Zelophehad Daughters

These daughters were mentioned first in Numbers 26:33 “And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.” Because their father died without a son, they were not included in the number of those to have inheritance in […]

Crafting God’s Arrows

Crafting God’s Arrows

In Psalm 127:4, you will find an amazing statement about your child. Many of us know of the previous verse, in which we are told, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” That’s a nice, warm, safe verse. But then look at verse four: “Like arrows […]

Honoring God and Blessing Humanity

Honoring God and Blessing Humanity

For all the Lord has done, He’s doing and He will yet do, I am grateful. I am a product of grace and nothing else. When I was born, people gathered to mourn for my parents, saying, ‘a girl? What will she become?’ To them, girls did not amount to anything. Growing up, I remember […]