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Just a day before the month ends.

Looks like I will get a chance to go home this month.The heat of June is all but beckoning me to the hills .The folks at home are all eager to have me home and I cannot wait to be with them.There are major issues to be addressed in the coming days and I cannot wait to get to the bottom of it.In the mean-time it looks like I am in for another break-through academically.I always pray ,lord keep me in-step not ahead,not behind but in step with you.Help me to be obedient in small and big things regardless of what it is going to cost me.Help me to do what you want of me.

Meal in the village

Got invited to the village for a meal.Could not refuse even though I was on-call.All of us around fifteen people in all hired a van and rumbled our way through the difficult terrain.We sat in the open air under the moonlit night trying to make conversation with the old village folks who were much concerned about our well-being .Sat on the floor on the mats laid out for us and were served wonderfully delicious mutton curry,rice,salad and pappad the way only the villagers can .Tried making conversation with the folks in their colloquils.The lady who sells vegetables in front of our hospital with her deaf husband who always tries to show her affection to me by giving me an extra ounce of coriander or vegetables was their to serve us .We ate, wished the newborn,whose birth we were celebrating well.The pastor took time to say the grace and stuffed in his preaching in his prayers. It took me back to the time two years ago when we had sat under the moonlit night in one of the villages singin

This and that.

What do I write on ?There are so many things happening in and around this place.The heat seems to get hotter and the nights without electricity are sitting out waiting for that stray bit of gale to blow across.Meanwhile the campus is all alive and green with every kind of fruits vegetables and flowers peeping out from every corner.The green mangoes ,drumstick,spinach,bananas,ladies finger,bitter gourd,brinjal ,tomatoes,beans and chilly.Malo my maid's husband is my gardener.After he had tilled the land and the sprouts started bobbing out from every corner someone asked me what had I put in my garden?I frankly did not know .Even when the plants were waist high it was still a mystery to me till the fruits actually started coming.Once it started there was no stopping it.I stopped every other person passing through to stop by and help themselves.It was especially a joy asking the girls from the nurses hostel to take their pick of the vegetables because I see them every evening walking

Sing along

A Bride for Isaac-A musical. Abraham to the servant I want you to swear By the creator of heaven and earth That you will take a wife For Isaac my son from amongst My people,Israel Go forth and choose Him a wife but lest she refuse To follow you to Cannaan I release you from the oath. But Isaac shall remain For God had promised this land to me And my descendants. Servant My master has given me A mammoth task To choose a bride for his son How do I find the right one O’God Give me a lead before dawn So many come to the waters To fill their pitcher to the brim So many yet just one Is she the right one for him. So be it o’god and my king The one that lowers the rope To quench my thirst and the camel’s Fulfils my master’s hope She who has the graciousness To tarry and stretch a mile To do a deed of kindness To a stranger for a while CHORUS Velvet ,green ,purple and blue Bangles and trinkets in every hue Delicate hands ,pitcher and pots Drawing water ,casting lots Watching and waiti

Let's play

RUTH-A Musical. CHORUS In the days when the judges ruled Israel There was dearth in the land Ebimelech and his wife Noami Ventured to Moab with the clan. The man died ,his sons married Oprah and Ruth of Moab. Soon after all that was left Were three widows abroad to cope. “These children of the promised land Wandering and as lost in the sea Three widows in a foreign sand The future looked bleak as can be.” Noami to the daughters- My daughters, I return To the country that is my God’s I leave you now to fire the kilns For lives that are your own Go forth with my blessings To your kind to live as you should choose Go forth and may the lord bless you For all that you loosed. Ruth- ‘Do not ask me to leave you Or turn back from following you; For wherever you go I will go; For wherever you lodge I will lodge, Your people shall be my people, And your God my God. Where you die ,I will die, And there will I be buried. The lord do so to me ,and more also, If anything but death parts yo

Just a random thought

Some wonderful white roses are growing on the wall of my compound.The sight of it gives me a warm feeling because it reminds me of my mother's garden and her favourite white gardineas which she so lovingly tends.All my childhood I have watched my mother tenderly nurture and spend time with her flowers as she has done with me.I remember coming back home for the holidays from the boarding school.She used to follow the car headlights all the way through the hilly terrains till it entered our compound.The first thing i did was to jump from the car and run all the way to where my mother would be standing and go and wrap my arms around my mothers tummy that was all I could manage given the height,my mother not being a very demonstrative mom used to pat me in the head .She was nothing short of strict.She was the discipline monger in the family but always had something up her sleeve.She was always challenging us,disciplining us and keeping us interested in whatever we had at hand and yet s

Feel like a bit of poetry today!

A momentary feel Sun shines on the hill All is but sublime Flowers dancing gay smiles to me with love Radiant as can be Such happiness potrays Intoxicates the mind Infectious as it is Can feel his gentle hand And serene mind at work spread the word world-wide preaching its great worth.

Feel like a bit of poetry today!

A momentary feel Sun shines on the hill All is but sublime Flowers dancing gay smiles to me with love Radiant as can be Such happiness potrays Intoxicates the mind Infectious as it is Can feel his gentle hand And serene mind at work spread the word world-wide preaching its great worth.

I am preaching

ESTHER.(Old testament) In annals of the history of GOD’s people Esther’s name is written in golden letters. There are several characters of Esther which comes through in the book.She was a winsome lady.People took to her immediately,whether it be Mordecai,who grooms her for a bigger cause , the eunuch who prepares her for the king or the king himself who chooses her to be the queen. She was an obedient lady,she followed Mordecai’s instructions to the tee even when she was elevated to such a powerful position. She was a discerning lady .She made the right decisions at the right time and listened to the right people. She was a wise lady.She knew the secret of touching the heart of God and the importance of cooperate fasting and prayer while praying for a cause which would have been dear to god’s heart-of saving his people. And yet if one were to single out one reason why there should be a whole book in the bible named after her,it is because of the simple reason that she put all that sh

I am preaching

ESTHER.(Old testament) In annals of the history of GOD’s people Esther’s name is written in golden letters. There are several characters of Esther which comes through in the book.She was a winsome lady.People took to her immediately,whether it be Mordecai,who grooms her for a bigger cause , the eunuch who prepares her for the king or the king himself who chooses her to be the queen. She was an obedient lady,she followed Mordecai’s instructions to the tee even when she was elevated to such a powerful position. She was a discerning lady .She made the right decisions at the right time and listened to the right people. She was a wise lady.She knew the secret of touching the heart of God and the importance of cooperate fasting and prayer while praying for a cause which would have been dear to god’s heart-of saving his people. And yet if one were to single out one reason why there should be a whole book in the bible named after her,it is because of the simple reason that she put all that s

Strange story this!!

Noah -the mad man who chose to build an arc in the dry land because God said so. An old man at the prime of his life adament in his ways and yet his own followed him to safety. Built an arc in a dry land while the world was busy sinning and dissapointing God in every which ways possible. Noah -the ordinary man who did an extra-ordinary feat.he heard the voice of God and followed it to safety. Where are the Noahs of today?Where are they?