#SundayThoughts

Allow me to share a Bible verse that has touched me today.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)

[6] Humble yourself, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up.

[7] Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Please comment with your #SundayThoughts in the comments section below.

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#RestInPeaceCarolineMwatha

I recently wrote a blogpost on the subject of human rights activists getting lost. In the post, I talked about Caroline Mwatha who had gone missing. Sad news is that she was found dead several days ago. Her body had been taken to a mortuary in Nairobi. It was alleged that she had committed an abortion which did not go so well and she ended up dead.

May I send my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Caroline Mwatha. May she rest in peace.

#MySundayExperience

A considerable number of individuals usually go to church on Sundays. Others worship the Lord on Saturday. Often the two groups debate on the subject of the Sabbath. In such discussions, both sides recite Bible verses to support their arguments. But all the same, one thing remains common to both groups: They worship One God, the Lord Almighty.

Please allow me to share my worship experience today. I left my apartment (single) at around 10.00 am and decided to visit one church in the neighborhood. I usually go to the Anglican Church but today I decided to have an adventure and worship in a different church. I was welcome warmly, passed through the metal detector at the church entrance, and got into an ongoing worshiping session.

The worship songs were so touching such that some members of the congregation were crying as they uttered words of prayer to the Most High God. I also did my humble prayer, but I was keen to know the unfolding of events in the ‘new’ church. The session took almost 30 minutes. Then the plastic chairs were collected together to give room for the praise session. I was surprised since the Anglican Church rarely has such hot praise sessions with rigorous clapping, jumping and shouting for another 30 minutes or so.

All in all, I have been blessed with the praise and worship sessions. It has been an adventurous Sunday since I went to a church with a totally different programme.

#FindCarolineMwatha

The issue of missing individuals in Kenya has been a trending topic with the latest being the missing of one Caroline Mwatha. Most of these individuals engage in fighting for issues that affect the society in an effort to make the community a better and safer place to live. However, their positive-intentioned acts often lead them to get missing. Mine is to pray to Caroline that the good Lord will protect her and save her such that she will be found safe and sound.

In my opinion, it is time we started talking about ways of bringing this saddening issue to an end. What are your suggestions? Contribute to this trending topic by leaving a comment below.

Masculinity & Over-dependency

God created man in His own image and likeness. Thereafter, woman was created from one of the man’s ribs. Looking at the present and past generations, the position of a man in the society has been accorded with respect in a majority of communities in the content. First, a man is the head of the home in any homestead that you come across. Consequently, a man is the sole bread winner of the family. Moreover, a man is the one supposed to provide security for the family and protect it from any dangers.

However, at times, there are concerns on the scope of masculinity when it comes to providing financial assistance. Should it be a man’s choice to decide the extent to which he shall help siblings, other members of his extended family and even the his wife’s family? Does the society place too many expectations when it comes to man providing financial support to close family members and man’s close relatives? Could this over-dependency on the man in the basis of his masculinity be a source of stunted growth of their economic status?

Please contribute to this topic by dropping a comment below.