Advent

Bulbs are planted in the fall but they bear fruit in the spring.  For the bulb the winter is a time of waiting and expectation.  Everything the bulb needs to burst into vibrant color and celebration is already there but it is not time.  Advent is the same and today the 21st there are only… Read More Advent

Courage

The life of this man is much fuller than this quote can convey but it is in that sacrificial life that he has lived time and time again courageously. Belief and convictions come to us more easily than courage. Convictions can be intentionally developed, reconditioned and strengthened throughout one’s lifetime. Courage, on the others hand,… Read More Courage

Why being 23 is like a 3 week old relationship and why you should desire it

Passion.  Short and sweet is the common thread between a twenty three year old and someone three weeks into a relationship.  In both instances you are full of opportunity and little responsibility. You could run in any direction and in every direction you see opportunity   Your eyes are wide with ambition and a bit of ignorance.  The world… Read More Why being 23 is like a 3 week old relationship and why you should desire it

The King

This was an observation from a while ago that I thought I’d share. It is Friday, the 20th of May. I started the day reading the history of Maghreb. From the Pagans, to the Romans, to the Christian influence, on to the Arab Conquest. Noon-time I leave for cous cous. As I return on Avenue… Read More The King

Universalism vs. particularism (What is more important, rules or relationships?)

From Fons Trompenaars, post number one in a series looking at different cultures and a Biblical worldview. The Universalist attaches great importance to the observance of rules. The behavior tends to be abstract. In universalist, rule-based societies there are certain absolutes that apply across the board. They apply regardless of circumstances or particular situations. What is right… Read More Universalism vs. particularism (What is more important, rules or relationships?)