Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hay Fever

Its that time of the year again!
I recently discovered that Honey
gives you instant relief. Its been
working for me, just a teaspoonful
of honey and am good to go.

Try it!

Friday, May 12, 2006

This is true Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.

John 3:16 (New International Version)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Where is God when it Hurts?

I'm reading this book 'where is God when it hurts' by Philip Yancey. I have found it to be very insightful. It was recommended by my friend the kenyananalsyt and now I recommend it to you. If you'r going through any kind of hurt be it physical or psychological , this book is for you. If you have a relative who is hurting in any way, again this book is for you!

I have taken a couple of exracts just to wet your apetite....mind this book is from a christian perspective.

"However deep the pit, God's Love is deaper still"

Why do relationships break when a couple encounters a crisis like illness?

"When a couple encounters a crisis, it magnifies what's already present in the relationship. Since Claudia and I happened to love each other deeply, and had worked on open communication, the crisis drove us to each other. Feeling of blame and anger against each other did not creep in. The crisis of illness merely brought to the surface and intensified feeling already present."

According to John the best way to prepare for suffering is to work on a strong, supportive life when you're healthy. You cannot suddenly fabricate foundations of strength; they must have been building all along.

The above extract got me thinking about my relationship with God. When I encounter crisis do I suddenly withdraw from Him or do I draw closer to Him?
This book will get you thinking and it will blow your mind. Please please read it. It will help you know what to say and what not to say when visitng the sick in hospital or even when dealing with a sick relative.

Let me not preEmpt the whole thing!

read 1 corinthians 13

"How do I help those who hurt?" The answer is "how do I Love?"

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sharia Law

A teenage Somali boy has stabbed to death his father's killer in a public execution ordered by an Islamic court. Large crowds gathered at a Koranic school in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, to watch Mohamed Moallim, 16, stab Omar Hussein in the head and throat. Hussein had been convicted of killing the boy's father, Sheikh Osman Moallim, after a row about Mohamed's education. Islamic courts have brought a semblance of order to Mogadishu, imposing Sharia law after years of rule by warlords. Under Sharia law those who commit murder are punishable by death. Hussein was tied to a stake and had his head covered by a bag ahead of his execution. He shouted "There is no God but Allah" as Mohamed Moallim stepped up to take his revenge. Speaking afterwards, the boy said he felt satisfied that Hussein was dead. "I am happy now because I killed the man who killed my father," he told the Reuters news agency. The execution marked the first time the local court in the Bermuda district of Mogadishu had handed down a death penalty, local media reported. Residents in the nearby area have reported a drop in robberies, murder and general lawlessness since the court began its work, Radio HornAfrik said.