Friday, 20 June 2014

Todays Thoughts.....

I normally walk past some blind individuals but I must shamefully admit that the thought of how different life must be for them does not really sink in. Probably due to the fact that we are too busy getting involved in our own stuff and ignoring that which constitutes a lifestyle for some. Today however, I had to have an official conversation with an intelligent, articulate middle aged man who went blind at the age of 15 due to a brain tumor. And trust me the 2 hours will remain indelible in my thoughts. As I sat with him, it dawned on me that I was so confused on how to start, but at the end of the 2 hours, the environment felt so different I was laughing and I was so relaxed I asked him so many personal questions even up to his relationships, hahaha! Yea I know curiosity killed the cat, but I am no cat.  And even as I led him to his escort, he held my hands which filled me with so much emotions as I imagined being in his shoes.

 Lesson of the day, learn to be thankful for the things you have got, regardless of how small you might think they are. And don't get it twisted, LITTLE does not mean INSIGNIFICANT.
Secondly, the worst thing that can happen to a man is not blindness but having eyes and yet not being able to see.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dad -Be There!!

...He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children.’

Malachi 4:6

Almost 20 million children in America grow up without a father -   75% of them in poverty. And it gets worse; these children are five times more likely to commit suicide, ten times more likely to take drugs and 20 times more likely to go to prison. Luther Burbank said, 'If we paid as much attention to our plants as we do to our children, we'd be living in a jungle of weeds.' Father, answer these three questions: 1) Are you giving your children things instead of yourself? By the time they're 12, they'll have learned 75%  of all they'll ever know. The question is who will their teachers be? Television? Some drug-addicted celebrity? Their peers? As the twig is bent, so grows the tree. 2) Are you giving your best to your career or to them? If you spend all your energy at work and leave none for your family, you'll pay a high price. Remember, you get only one bite at the apple. Your children will grow up either to resent you, repeat your mistakes or rejoice in the memory of a home where love was spelt T.I.M.E. 3) Are you setting a spiritual tone for your family? Or does your wife run circles around you in this area? Thank God for mothers who 'stand in the gap’, but the Bible holds fathers responsible for the spiritual training of their children. Listen: 'Fathers...bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord' (Ephesians 6:4 NIV). Ten or twenty years from now, what are you going to wish you'd done today? Start doing it!


Thursday, 12 June 2014


 I have watched with dismay, the extent of moral decadence in the society, however personally I choose to dwell more on the positive and resort to intercede rather than criticize. Also, I find it very hypocritical of the society that we scream immorality, but yet it continues to thrive because deep down in our heart, we enjoy it and even encourage it in lots of obvious ways. 
I was on and as I read the above mentioned subject, I said to myself that it couldnt have been put better and I just had to share.....
I pray for a better society but it starts with you and I, and with what we applaud, consciously or unconsciously.

Our culture has become overly sexual, it’s all around us TV, Film, the music industry, the internet. Sexuality is being used to sell everything from toothpaste to cars.

These companies and industries that are using the motto “sex sells,” lack the moral integrity  to separate morality from profit. Is it any wonder problems arise because our children are being raised up in a sexually obsessed culture. A culture that is giving the green light of approval to just about every sexual practice there is .

“They’ve taken our two X chromosomes and turned them into XXX DVD’s”

Our natural modesty is being suppressed, and desires are heightened. It’s no wonder we are seeing an increase in so many sexually related problems, including addictions to pornography, STD’s, broken homes, unwanted pregnancies, abortion, abuse, and sex crimes.

Not so many years ago a lot of what is being shown in advertising, and on TV  would have been protested against as indecent.  People have become desensitized to blatant displays of nudity, and sexuality.

The present attitude is just about anything is acceptable, as long as its not hurting anyone, BUT IT IS! In one way, or another lack of morality has consequences, hurts, and erodes all of society. It is time to turn away from what our society has been force feeding us, and to listen to what God commands us to do.

1 Corinthians 6:18 1 Corinthians 7:2-3 Hebrews 13:4 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 1 Corinthians 6:13 Matthew 5:28

David Roads-

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Celebrating Maya Angelou

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Monday, 2 June 2014


Most  times unpleasant things happen to us and we use the very popular phrase "WHY ME"? But Really if not you then who? With Stephen Sutton however, rather than "WHY ME", his was "WHY OTHERS"? Diagnosed with cancer at such a young life, he was determined to make a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with the same ailment. An attitude of bravery. Everything happens for a reason and life will only become much better, when we start considering others more than ourselves. Unfortunately we get so consumed with where we are now, and the fear of tomorrow heightens our insecurity. We think our security comes from how much we can acquire, and the more we acquire, we realise that there is a difference between how much we have acquired and how many people we influence and then the tussle for power/influence begin. The drive for comparison/competition steal the joy of today and frustrate every attempt to enjoy the fruit of our hard work. It ends up producing individuals who are so consumed in themselves and forget the whole essence of humanity. To make a positive difference in as many lives as we can. Stephen died at a very young age, but he had such an influence that some who live up to a 100years of age will never ever dream of achieving. If you are reading this, realize that today is a gift, and tomorrow is not guaranteed. Maximize today before getting busy with worrying about tomorrow. If you can do a good deed, do it today. Make a difference and dont defer any opportunity to change a life positively. Even the bible says "that men may see your good works, and glorify your father in heaven" What are you doing? Living or Live In?


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