Category Archives for Reflections
In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence
Appeal asking you to donate by SMS? Might be better to donate online. When you donate by SMS, you get a follow up call from a “professional fundraising company” who will do everything possible to convince you to set up … Continue reading
Look, if I had as much money as you two Irish rockers, I probably wouldn’t release a Christmas single to raise some cash for charity right now. How much money do you two actually need to live on? Most of … Continue reading
2,200 people were killed in attacks on Gaza this summer. 203 mosques and 2 churches were targeted. 73 were destroyed completely. We shrugged our shoulders.
This past week I have been blessed with access to a Surface Pro tablet PC — a brilliant device — and have found great pleasure working with digital oil paint in Microsoft’s free art app, Fresh Paint. Very relaxing and … Continue reading
I don’t like to get emotional about an inanimate object, but sometimes you do just have to express your wonderment at advances in technology.
Building confidence in our community For some time I have been contemplating means and methods to build confidence in our community, where issues related to a lack of self-confidence and self-esteem can be seen to be linked to academic under-performance, gang membership, … Continue reading
What we really need is balance. If all the good people withdraw, fearing harm or evil, the voices of negativity and hatred will only be amplified and all the more pervasive. Good people need to make themselves heard, felt and … Continue reading
My dear noble friends, my humble servants, my trusty companions: alas, the time has come to part ways. We have been through thick and thin together, through rainstorm, snow and searing heat, on hillside and lowland, on soft verge and … Continue reading
A friend posts conspiratorial claims on the Internet. I am surprised, because he is a student of knowledge who knows all about the importance of verification in our deen. So I ask, “Are any of these claims true?” A friendly … Continue reading
Is it really deception to keep one’s faith to oneself? I get the impression that some people I know are moderate evangelicals, but they’ve never actually said so. Generally speaking, we’re not a people who goes for show; we like … Continue reading