Connecting Faith and Life

Modesty: A Dying Virtue

About ten years ago, as I can recall, it became common for young women -- my peers -- to wear spaghetti strap tank tops, leaving their bra straps visible to the public gaze. When this practice first came to my attention, I was, in agreement…

Is Modesty an Issue in the Church Today?

Yes. And it's not just a problem for males. Women have issues with it as well. But it is true that males are more visually spring-loaded to lust or to think unhelpful thoughts when they see a certain picture or person, so that's where I'll…

Dressed to Glorify God

Slutwalk was first held in Toronto after a police officer outraged women world over when he said in a speech to university students, “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” What started as a protest in one…

Sex Life: A Personal Choice?

When 87 yr old Tiwari, a former senior politician, was put to shame for fathering a son out of wedlock and then denying it, his unwitting remark was, “This is my personal matter. The country should not waste its time on this.” A reputed…

Learning to Let it Go…

Just the other day, I was watching the movie Hansie, a remarkable and true account of the former South African Cricketer, Hansie Cronje (1969-2002). After years of isolation from the international community (because of apartheid), when the…

Money or Honey: Your Choice!

Today many families are ruined by a giant killer called money. The craze for affluence and fear of security are T driving many couples to look for better job prospects that pay a 'little bit more'! Many a couple do not have time for each…

A Memorable Drive

Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One day I was responding to a call from a small brick fourplex in a quiet part of town. I assumed I was being sent to pick up some party-ers, or someone who had just had a fight with a lover, or…

Bee Surprised!

What's to fear in one small bee? Not much, but put fifty or sixty of them coming at you relentlessly and then you know the meaning of “Apiphobia.” That's exactly what happened to me a few months back! Conducting the funeral of a dear…

Fanny: The Hymn Writer

Frances Jane Crosby was born into a family of strong Puritan ancestry on March 24, 1820. As a baby, she had an eye infection which an incompetent doctor treated by placing hot poultices on her red and inflamed eyelids. The infection did…

The Practice of Prayer

1.  Twice a day set apart a minimum of fifteen minutes each as soon as waking up and just before going to bed. 2.  Sit up straight with your legs stretched and body straight and the body relaxed.  A kneeling position with hands and head…