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Insha’Allah #MondayMusings

‘Insha’Allah‘ is a word I heard growing up from the Muslims I interacted with who were either friends of my family, school or college mates and later colleagues. It’s a lovely word that means ‘if God so wills it’.  And yet, it’s not a word that has any fatalistic tones…

The Danger of Superstition #septemberchallenge

The danger of superstition is that we put our minds on hold when we follow it. In the words of the Indian philosopher, Swami Vivekananda, ‘If superstition enters, the brain is gone.’ Vastu shastra is a traditional Hindu system of architecture. ‘Vastu‘ translates to mean ‘dwelling place’ and ‘shastra‘ translates as…

We Are All Connected

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony Side by side on my piano keyboard Oh Lord, why don’t we? The Paul McCartney song plays endlessly in my head as I read reports of the henious crime in Charleston. A crime that is in all probability a racial one. People…

Inspirational Quotes During Lent

Lent – a season where it’s common practice for Catholics to ask each other ‘What are you giving up for Lent?’ Okay. So I’m half-serious. But that’s the kind of idea of we had of Lent growing up. A time of ‘giving up’. While I understand the value of fasting…

You’re Going to Be Okay

You’re Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days Holley Gerth Published February 4th 2014 by Fleming H. Revell Company Sometimes it feels like life’s falling apart at the seams. Sometimes you’re completely worn out by stresses that never seem to end.…

Blessings In Disguise

She lost count of the sleepless nights, the pain, the confusion. Why was her love never enough?. She ranted and raved against the unfairness of it all. She couldn’t understand the workings of God’s mind. Hadn’t she put God first? Why was she being punished this way? Her questions remained…

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