I didn’t pay any extra attention to my outfit or hair. I went out to run some errands. Then a woman complimented my pair of slippers. I said, “Thank you!”
The thing is, I didn’t pay that much attention to my shiny slippers lately but oh, well, somebody did. Within few minutes, a guy said, “Beautiful hair color.” I said to myself, “My hair color? What color is that? Last time I checked, my hair has no one definite color!” But who cares? Somebody liked it. So, I turned around and said, “Thank you! That is very nice of you!”
And when the third person gave me a nice compliment about my summer outfit, a worn out pair of shorts and a t-shirt, I said, “Okay, hands down. I look good! These people are not crazy for saying the same thing!” And I felt like the whole world was a wonderful place to live in; and I kind of wanted to go around and give a squishy hug to everyone. Continue reading The Unquenchable Desire to be Complimented by Others
If you feel like you found the love of your life, a person so beautiful/handsome who understands you more than anybody else, a person you can talk to for hours without realizing that you talked for six hours and you are already thinking about your wedding and your children you are going to have with this person BUT it’s only been two or three weeks since you met this person, STOP!
You are acting CRAZY! So, stop and take one step back. Then take like three days off from everyone, including yourself and be present before God. Let the Word of God do some kind of mental and emotional check up on you. You know, when we ride in a very speedy train of life, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, we end up in a ditch where nobody can snatch us out until we harvest all the consequences of our carelessness and mindlessness. ///
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” (1 Corinthians 13:10)
I don’t know about you but for me, this verse alone anchors me in safety and security in these dark and trying times. ///
A4P Guest: I’ve been married for four years now. My husband and I have two kids, two years old boy and seven month old baby girl. I love my husband and I know he loves me too. I used to be happy with my marriage but not anymore.
A4P: Why aren’t you happy?
A4P Guest: I’m not sure how I can tell you.
A4P: If you can’t tell me, I can’t help you. Most married couples come to this ministry because they have sexual problems. Is that the case with you?
A4P Guest: Yes.
A4P: Okay. Let me hear about it and see if I can be of any help. Continue reading Killing Two Birds with One Stone
The theme or the topic of the conference is:
Set Apart, Make an Impact!
The theme itself stirs up something in me!
The two speakers for this year’s Chicago Conference are Pastor Nebiye and I. I can’t tell you how excited I’m to minister with Pastor Nebiye who is the husband of a beautiful woman and a father of four beautiful children. I met Pastor Nebiye in San Francisco and after we spoke for few minutes, I realized that we had the same passion, similar call, same message and hear this, we read similar books.
So, when I first heard that Pastor Nebiye is the other minister invited to speak at this year’s Chicago Conference, I can’t tell you how excited I was and still am.
So, if you are going to be in the DC area from July 22-25, I invite you to come and worship God with us. ///
Today, my parents, my mom, Kessela Mengistu and my dad, Tadesse Kifetew, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary! Continue reading Happy Anniversary to the wonderful couple!
If you read Genesis 18, you find a story where God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah where homosexuality was practiced openly and everywhere. And Abraham pleaded with God so that God wouldn’t destroy those cities.
Why did Abrahma plead with God? Because his nephew, Lot, was living in those cities.
So, Abraham pleaded with God asking a very important question: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?” (Genesis 18:23) Continue reading Your Census, not theirs, that Matters!
I love to dream. If I don’t have anything to do, I go to the nearest park, walk and dream. And if you ask me one of my favorite dreams, I will say, “Dreaming about how to tell young girls and young men the biblical truth I know about our sexuality.” Continue reading Chosen Girls for Such a Time As This – (CG-STAT)
It’s been forever since we ran any competition on this page. Well, let’s do it today.
So, here is how you can take part in the game:
First, you have to read my book to play the game.
Second, you need a nice camera to take a picture of you and the copy of my book on your hand (you can look at the June 14 post on this page to have an idea). Continue reading A Game for a Prize