Pruning for Growth

Pruning for Growth

Have you heard of topiary? It is the art of pruning plants (typically evergreen shrubs and trees) into intricate or stylized shapes and forms. These forms can be as simple as a pyramid or as complicated as a giraffe, elephant or other animal shape. To maintain the shape and beauty of that shrub, regular clipping is needed.

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Are You Willing To Be The Good Samaritan?

Are You Willing To Be The Good Samaritan?

We are the busy beings of the twenty first century, caught amongst meetings, deadlines and dates, facing tremendous pressure and stress. We are inevitably concerned with ourselves, and only ourselves.

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You Will Receive Power

You Will Receive Power

It has been a decade since WYD was held in Sydney Australia, and if you were fortunate enough to attend, you would surely remember the theme that was forefront for the entire event; Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and...

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Royal Perks

Royal Perks

‘Prince offers all guests diamond rings as his wedding gift.’- This was a news headline I came across very recently about one of the Royal families in the Middle East. As I went on to read the article, I saw images of the couple where the bride looked absolutely stunning with the trail of her gown completely embedded with diamonds!! At...

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Eagle Christians

Eagle Christians

I’ve always wanted to know in depth why God wants his followers to pattern their lives like those of an eagle. A few thoughts come to mind. ‘How far are we willing to go with God, and how high?’ ‘How close a relationship with God do we really desire?’

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Waiting for love

Waiting for love

LOVE! What is love? Is it a feeling? Is it a thing? Perhaps chocolate? Or ice-cream? Is it a person? Whatever it may be to you, we cannot dismiss its ground reality – everyone longs for it. Everyone desires it. Everyone chases it.

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Today’s Special: Leftovers

Today’s Special: Leftovers

Have you ever returned from a long journey or an outdoor trip, and the best thing you can do with is a nice hot shower followed by a good home cooked meal? I remember coming home once after a long flight and since it was odd time in the morning, the only food that my mother could give me were the leftovers from the previous night.

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Journey To The Wellspring Of Love

Journey To The Wellspring Of Love

For those of you who do not know me, I am Tanisha Mascarenhas. Most people know me as Tani but for most part of my life I wasn’t even known by my name. In my early years of school life, teachers knew me as my brother’s sister, in church I was referred to as my mother’s daughter, labels such as “good girl” or worse still...

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iBelieve: Truth on Trinity!

iBelieve: Truth on Trinity!

In 2014, Qatar hosted its annual Youth Retreat with the theme “iBelieve”. To my utter dismay I was forced to attend it. But caught completely off guard, given my atheistic background,

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