5 Reasons To Embrace Challenges

We are not immune to life’s tussles; inflation-bursting household bills, broken promises, health problems, nights on hospital bed, childcare dilemma, difficult career demands and decisions, bank balance in the red… the list is endless. This week, a colleague asked me how to deal with an unreasonable boss making life difficult for him. Do I tell him to quit and move […]

5 Extraordinary Ways to Know God’s Will for Your Life

This guest post by Peter Guirguis first appeared on The Story of Hope in 2012 and went on to become one of the most read posts on this blog. I am re-posting it because I believe it will be a timely reminder for you. If you have a story of hope, purpose and leadership to share with the world, you’re welcome […]

Tribute to my ‘Second Father’

This is not my typical post on this blog. This is raw, straight from the heart and head; from the heart because this is deeply personal and from the head because grammar is the least important to me right now. So if you find any typos, you understand why. Struck down but not destroyed Two weeks ago, we were getting ready to travel […]

Living the God-Intended Life Where It Matters

While leading prayer meeting this past weekend, I challenged my church folks to live a life that will cause people in the city to be drawn to God. If you’re wondering what the God-intended life means, that’s it right there. The Christian faith is mind-blowing; just think of Christ, His Cross and His Cause — simply mind-blowing! Sunday is preparation […]

Live to Die Without Regrets

This past weekend, I read about the passing to glory of a young Christian worship leader, affiliated to a youth ministry I’ve had to privilege to partner with in the last couple of years. He was very young (probably early 20s) and seemed much loved by his friends. Tributes to a Young Christian Soldier The tributes I’ve read about him […]

You’re Not Fatherless: A Story of Forgiveness

I lost my father 11 days after I turned 13. I was in high school, writing mid-term exams and wasn’t informed until after his burial. As a teenager, I remember the sense of pain, emptiness and also a dawning sense of reality that I felt. Life was going to be different from now. And it turned out so. Education was important […]