A4P Guest: On one of your Tweets, you said, “We have to obey God first before we understand Him.” That is wrong. We have to understand God before we obey Him because if we understand Him, we find it easy to obey Him.
A4P: Hmm, if we could understand God before we give him our obedience, God would have been one of the science subjects we studied in colleges. Continue reading Understand Vs Believe
Our little son is the one who usually comes up with a biblical question which makes our brains hurt.
“Is God fair?”
You may say, “Duh, God is always fair.” Well, if you say that, let me ask you this: If a plane crashes and a loving husband of one woman and a father of four little kids die but another loving husband of one woman and a father of two survived, is God fair for both families for the second family? Tricky! Tricky! Continue reading His Unchanging Love
Satan always works hard to take away our love and devotion for Christ Jesus. And to do that, he targets one thing from our life and that is our sexuality. He uses anything to get us stumble in sexual sin so that we deny our Lord Jesus Christ by the way we live. Satan knows that there is no sin like sexual sin which has a power to take away our “first love” from our heart and make us enemies of the Cross. Continue reading Our Sexuality
After God “chastened” me in different ways, I learned to ask my husband’s feedback on my clothing before I stood behind a pulpit.
I always stand before him and ask if he approves the outfit I’m planning to wear the next day. Continue reading “Do you want to represent – – -”
While I was waiting in line for the cashier to pay for my items, I saw a beautiful chap-stick hanging on the side of the isle. I looked closer to see the flavor and I immediately realized that it was an orange flavor. I mean, I love orange and anything orange color steals my heart instantly.
So, I picked it up but didn’t want to put it in my shopping cart thinking that it would fall between the holes of the shopping cart. So, I held it on my hand until my turn. Continue reading Shocking Reality of the Condition of my Heart
Most of you by now know what my “nickname” used to be, don’t you?
Well, let me refresh your memory. My nickname used to be a moth. In Amharic, the direct translation is: “Dinner of Fire.” (By the way, this is one of the zillion nicknames I’ve earned for myself so far.)
After I learned the English name of “Dinner of Fire”, I began reading about moths. Let me share with you some of the things I learned. Continue reading Name Changed?
“What is special about this girl that I keep on being drawn in to” was the question he raised to himself after he tried to call her for the third time in one day.
“Is she ignoring my call or is she not interested to talk to me?” He didn’t like the fact that he was on the other side of the equation, the one who was being ignored.
He said to himself, “Whatever! She’s a girl; she will call me back. Let me ignore her.” But the truth of the matter is, he noticed something in her that he hasn’t seen in any other girl. And he knew that she wouldn’t call him if he didn’t keep trying.
“Wow, she is very different” he said to himself. And he said, “Maybe I’m just exaggerating things. She is not that different from other girls.” But still there was that nagging curiosity which made him subject to stare at his phone for a long period of time, waiting to see her name popping up as her call came in. Continue reading When God Surprises the Prodigal Son With His Beautiful Gift
We are who we are mostly because of our circle of friends we choose to hang out with.
Are they complacence? Are they indifferent for the Work and Kingdom of God? Are they nominal Christians? Do they have integrity issue? Chances are we are the exact copies of our friends. Continue reading Our Circle of Friends
It was spring and the bright sunlight brightened up my heart. And with that gorgeous weather, how beautiful it was to attend a wedding. I met some of my lovely friends with whom I could laugh and be just “me”.
Then, suddenly I saw one woman. The moment I saw her, I felt a sharp pain in my stomach. I quickly changed my eyes from her and started looking away as if I didn’t see her. Continue reading I Rather Die than Loving This Woman