Being a christian in times of adversity: that’s following Christ.

It is easy to trust God when things go the way we want them to go. I say it is way too easy to say we have faith in God when throughout our lives all we see is His blessings around us.

I believe as a christian you know you believe in God when you’re faced with circumstances beyond your control and still manage to keep your eyes on the road. 

The thing about faith in God is to see His goodness and greatness when all odds are against you. When you manage to still keep to your prayer routine, read your bible and still believe God will see you through that’s when you know you have faith in Him.

When you’re not sway but the storms rising up in your life to denounce the promises of the resurrected son of God, Jesus then you know you are a true believer.

The walk with Jesus Christ is not the one that promises all joy and happiness, it is not the journey where tears wouldn’t flow on our cheeks. In fact it is a walk full of challenges, tribulations and pains unimaginable. However, when you walk with Jesus you’re assured,  as a matter of fact you’re guarantee of the light at the end of the tunnel when you walk with Jesus.

As a true christian you must be able to see God’s goodness no matter the circumstances good or bad. You should be able to hold fast to your belief in Jesus Christ especially when the tide is high up and you don’t know if it will engulf you. 

I don’t know what the Holy Bible says but I do not think God has said promised christians a walk without pains or challenges. You see it is up to you, the true christian to demonstrate your faith in the Almighty especially when you fail where you think you should have succeeded. Following Christ shouldn’t be about convenience, it should be a way of life. Let your faith shine where your life is at the crossroad. God will see you through.

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​MY FIRST TEACHING EXPERIENCE WITH KIDS

The most wonderful thing in life is to be around kids. Being around kids is an admirable thing to do. 

According to the biblical “God created Adam and Eve and said they should give birth to populate the earth. God also promised Abraham that his descendants will be like the sand.” Christ also told his disciples to allow the children to come to him for they will inherit the kingdom of heaven. These illustrations show that even the Almighty God loves children.

It is a great experience to be around kids. I have spent almost 70 percent of my life around kids and I’m proud of this. My very first experience is still a memorable one. I remember creating jokes which made them laugh. I called them by different funny names and told them some nasty things in the funny sense of the word and all this made my bonding with them a success.

One thing which always occurs in our daily lives is learning. As the saying goes “Education is the key to success”. Another saying by one of Ghana’s finest gentleman also stresses education, especially of the female sex and it says “if you educate a man, you educate one person but when you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation.” 

Everything we do in this life is centered on learning. Learning and teaching go hand in hand. During my first experience with kids I tried to teach them and in the process of teaching them, I learnt a lot from them as well. This demonstrates that no matter our standings in life we all are on a learning journey.

I remember vividly, on that first experience with kids in the classroom we talked about the history of great personalities such as Mansa Musa, one the world richest man who hailed from Egypt according to history books. We also talked about the history of the Ghana Empire, getting to know that the Akans migrated from the Ghana Empire. 

We also talked about the life and achievements of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Akuffo Addo, Yaa Asantewaa, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I etc. Talking about all these personalities made the children laugh and happy. After the journey down memory lane we decided to play some games. As the saying goes “all work and no play make Jack a dull boy”, so after our teaching and learning session we had some fun. Some of the games we played were countries and their capitals but the most interesting game we played on that day was “ghost tears”.  All of these brought happiness to the kids and me. Then I had lunch with them. It was so funny, lovely and exciting as some of the kids didn’t know how to use cutlery sets. Seeing them with the knives in their left hands and the forks in the right I couldn’t help but reminisced about my own childhood considering that I never had that opportunity. It was for me then a privilege to teach these kids how to use cutlery sets. 

However, the amazing time I was spending with them was brought to an abrupt end as the school’s authority told me my time with the kids was over. I was sad within me. Then they told me I am allowed to come whenever I wanted to in order to share with the kids. It was indeed great news for me. So I went back and announced to them that I was leaving. I could see the expression of sadness written all over their faces. Then I lighten up their gloomy looks as I told them from the next day I was going to be their teacher. They were excited and overjoyed. They gave me a group hug that made my dress dirty but it was a good feeling. Then I bade then good bye and promised to see them the next day. My heart was buried in sorrow as I left them. But knowing that I was coming back to spend time with them almost every day warm my heart.

I would never forget that day. It will always be a memorable day in my life and I will always cherish that memory. I wish to spend the rest of my life helping kids for that reason I pray that I become wealthy in the future in order to establish an orphanage and a children home to take care of the poor and vulnerable kids in our society. So help me God. 

Written by Boamah Isaac Junior (Kasoa)

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem…


​Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, Things aren’t always what they seem”

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night’s rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen?

The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die..

“Things aren’t always what they seem,” the older angel replied.

“When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn’t find it.”

“Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.

Things aren’t always what they seem.”

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don’t turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later…

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Life’s Life Segment

​Mathematicians say LIFE is like a line segment drawn from point B to point D. What is point B to point D?

It’s from point of Birth(B) to point of Death(D). So life starts from the moment we are Born(B) until the day we Die(D).

But in the middle of B(Birth) and D(Death) is a mysterious C. What is C then?It is CHRIST.

If we put Christ in the middle of our life(Birth—>Christ—>Death) our life will not end at D but extend to E.

What is E? It’s Eternal Life.

So all those who put Christ in the middle of their life have Eternal life after Death

But those who do not put Christ in the middle of their lives don’t have Eternal life after Death but they have F(Fire).

Definition of Life For Christians:

B——->C——->D——->E

Birth     Christ   Death   Eternal Life. Definition Of Life For Unbelievers:

B——->D——->F

Birth     Death    Fire

Any one that avoids C must surely lose E 

For scriptural references, please check the following

1John 5:11-13   Acts 4:12   John 5:34   Rom 10:1   John 3:16 & 17   Rev 20:11-15

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RAISING YOUR VOICE WON’T HELP, IMPROVE YOUR ARGUMENT!

This morning as I was going about my daily routine, I witnessed a scene that got me thinking about the relationship between the so-called mighty people and the weak.

A street hawker with her wares on her head was almost accidentally knocked down by a driver revving his vehicle rather carelessly.
It took the vigilance of the hawker to avoid being run over by the car, but in the process she threw her ware to the curb.

Realizing her loss, as she couldn’t confront the driver who apparently is a big shot judging by the make of his car and the licence plate, the poor hawker held her head between the palms of her two hands and begun sobbing rather hysterically.

As if that wasn’t enough to her mysery, the driver came out of his lavish Toyota Corolla saloon car and started heaving insults on her. Blaming her for being negligent and almost made him the driver run her over.

The poor girl couldn’t control her grief as tears stricked down her cheeks.

Even when other passers-by told the driver he was at fault, he just continued hurling expletives at the poor hawker.

The insensitiveness of the driver to the plight of the poor girl, who had obviously lost her daily income due to the carelessness of the driver beat my imagination.

Why is it difficult for the so-called high and mighty to apologize when they are in the wrong?

Wouldn’t it have been humanely right for the driver to console the hawker, considering the fact it was no fault of hers and a tragedy has just been avoided ? 
Would the driver’s attitude have been the same if the person at the other end was in his class or society?

Whether we are high and mighty or poor, in the wrong or the right our society will be a better place if we learn to tolerate and respect each other.

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NEVER GIVE UP!

Many are those instances in our lives when we have honestly giving out the very best of ourselves to no avail. Success just seems to elude us no matter how hard we try.

During these trials, especially when we have exhausted all available options and we are left with this numbness of inadequacy, the most viable action that comes to our peripheral vision is to: GIVE UP.

A learned man once said that “Consistency is the key to emotional security”. The same can also be said about success.

When you keep trying, when you are consistent in your efforts no matter the outcomes, you don’t realize the grounds you have gained. For at that point, because you are always trying despite the failures, you have become emboldened and have acquired the endurance over the seemingly failures of your attempts at success.

However, what isn’t obvious to you is that you have reached a junction where your heart no longer ache for not being able to achieve your set goals.

We become so consistent in our attempts such that it becomes part of us. So we end up happy whiles falling short of our goals. 

I therefore put it to you that the real success is not in achieving your set goals but deriving real joy in your attempts.

So lovely friends, NEVER GIVE UP! CONSTANT EFFORT IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

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FOR ALL HAVE SINNED…


All it takes is just one second of inaction, one oversight, one mistake and your whole world could come tumbling to a halt. It doesn’t matter all the good you’ve done hitherto, your present and current actions prosecute you even when you’re not caught. Most often the penance starts way before the sentencing just that our stubbornness and self denial help us not to see our stupor.

Everybody can find his way on the bad side of the law. Nobody is predestined for the correctional homes. As a matter of fact many of those incarcerated today would have crossed their hearts in their moment of bliss if it was prophesied that they will one day spend their lives behind bars. You see nobody wants to be tagged deviant let alone be sent to jail.

However, in the midst of this naked truth thousands are escorted practically on a daily basis to spend a part of their lives away from their families. And for some for the rest of their lives.
Sometimes it is very disheartening to see how people refer and even treat those who have sojourn in the prisons. As if they have become sort of lesser beings.

The disdain and rejection that greet these brothers and sisters who have had a brush with the law is more disastrous to them than the time spent in prisons.

But they too deserve a second chance, the fact is we all deserve a second chance. Have we ever wondered why ex convicts go back to the life of crime? The answer isn’t far fetched.

Society has tagged and painted them based on the prior shortfalls. So whether they are reformed and want to make right their mistakes, we see them as people to be wary of. We don’t give them the benefit of doubt. So in their efforts and struggle to turn a new leaf, they are prejudiced. And this is why most of them relapse.

Question is why should they try harder to prove they have changed when the very people they are trying to convince see in them only convicts? Think about it.
At the height of it human beings are very hypocritical. We all have skeletons in our various closets. But we walk around condemning and pointing fingers at others. Wait a minute, just because you haven’t been caught for that crime you have committed in the cover of the night doesn’t mean you’re better than those standing trials or those already sentenced.
Let’s show these folks who have obviously made bad choices and taken wrong decisions some kind of humanity and help them become better.

Who are we even to condemn? Haven’t we all fallen short of the kingdom of glory? We need the grace. So as we are praying vehemently for God to save us from ourselves, let’s also remember those with whom the law has had a rendezvous. Remember it could be you. Think about it.