Dads really do count

Just a few days ago, I sat watching from my train seat as a dad got off with his two little sons. The younger son couldn’t have been more than five years old while the older one could probably pass for seven. What caught my attention was this big burly man who got on his […]

The Eve Syndrome

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and […]

Help! I’m in Transition

I remember when I first found out that I was pregnant with my first baby, that was over fifteen years ago. I was filled with awe, anticipation and trepidation – all at the same time. It was a strange feeling knowing that another human being was forming inside of me. The following few months were […]

The Counsellor

A couple of weeks ago and at the beginning of summer, I was privileged to attend an introductory course in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with a focus on Psychoanalysis. Prior to attending the course, I could say I had some idea about counseling in general, but going on the course helped me solidify some of the […]

What is in it for Me?

Many a times we ask the question above in relation to a venture or a cause before we commit ourselves to it. This is because we want to be sure that it will be worth our while or our investment in the long run. We also ask this question at an unconscious level at the […]

Fatherhood by Design

Becoming a father can certainly happen by default, so long as the right ingredients for making babies are present, however I’ve come to discover that the successful raising of children cannot happen by default, but by intentional efforts of both fathers and mothers. Despite the notion that good and absent fathers are scarce in today’s […]

When life doesn’t make sense… excerpts from a new devotion coming soon

At one point or another, every human being will face obstacles and challenges in their lives, and usually in those moments, life ceases to make sense, or so it seems at least. It may present as a loss of a loved one, the loss of a marriage or long term relationship, career or other personal […]

Where is God?

When life ceases to make sense to our natural minds and we find ourselves at the intersection of pain and suffering, we begin to ask where God is. Our belief system seems to suggest that the presence of a problem implies the absence of God. For the Atheist and unbelieving person, it further strengthens the […]

14 Things that Love is

In this month of love, I felt it necessary to focus on what love is. As we were celebrating Valentines’ day and I observed the attitudes of people and businesses towards that one day dedicated to celebrating love, I thought it was worthwhile reminding myself and every other person who will get to read this […]

Stand for Something

In a world where values are gradually eroding, I sometimes struggle to know what people’s worldview, ideologies or if you like, position are on basic/fundamental things such as faith, marriage, relationships, parenting, business, just to name a few. In my view, we are becoming a generation of people with confusing ideologies. Once upon a time, […]

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