A couple of days ago, I went into a government building that had two sets of double doors spaced about fifteen feet apart. The doors opened automatically as I approached, but for security reasons, when I went through the first set of doors, I had to let them close tightly before the next set of doors would open in front of me. As long as I stayed at the first set of doors, the second set would not open.

In many ways, life operates in a manner similar to those automatic doors. You have to let go of your disappointments, let go of your failures, and let those doors totally close behind you. Step forward, into the future that God has for you, knowing there’s nothing you can do about past disappointments. You cannot change the past, but you can do something about the future. What’s in front of you is far more important than what is behind you. Where you are going is more significant than where you came from or where you hav been.

If you will have the right attitude, you will give birth to more in the future than you’ve lost in the past. Quit looking back. This is a new day. It may seem like your dreams have died, but God can resurrect your dead dreams or give you brand new ones. He is a supernatural God and when we believe, all things are possible.

God has not given up on you; He knows that He put seeds of greatness in you. You have something to offer that nobody else has. He’s given you noble dreams and desires. Too often, however, we allow adversities, disappointments and setbacks to deter us and before long, we find that we are not pressing forward anymore. We’re not stretching, we are not believing we will rise any higher in life.

Ironically, some of the most gifted, talented people go through some of the most unfair, unfortunate experiences: divorce, abuse, neglect. And it’s easy for such a person to think, Why is this happening to me? What did I do to deserve any of this?

But understand this: God did not create any person without putting something extremely valuable on the inside. Life may have tried to push you down through disappointments or setbacks. In the natural, you don’t know how you could rise any higher. You don’t see how you are ever going to be happy. You need to dig your heels in and say I know what I have on the inside. I’m a child of the Most High God. I’m full of His cando power, and I’m going to rise up to become everything God Has created me to be.

God wants to do something new with us, God loves us, God is love.©™



The subway train sways back and forth, its wheels screeching more fiendishly than ever against the tracks. Outside the window, the freezing cold of winter ruls and the train rumbles across it. The carriage is filled with frozen self-centered, bored passengers.

Good morning!

Suddenly, a little boy pushes his way in between discourteous grown-up legs-the kind that only grudgingly make room for you. While his father stays by the door, the boy seats next to the window, surrounded by unfriendly morning weary adults.

What a brave child, I think.

As the train enters the tunnel, something totally unexpected and peculiar happens. The little boy slides down from his seat and puts his hand on my knee. For a moment, I think that he wants to go past me and return to his father, so I shift a bit. But instead of moving on, the boy leans forward and stretches his head up towards me. He wants to tell me something, I think. Kids! I bend down to listen to what he has to say. Wrong again! He kisses me softly on the cheek.

Then he returns to his seat, leans back and cheerfully starts looking out of the window. But I’m shocked! What happened? A kid kissing unknown grown-ups on the train? To my amazement, the kid proceeds to kiss all my neighbors.

Nervous and bewildered, we look questioningly at his father, “He’s so happy to be alive,” the father says. “He’s been very sick.”

The train stops and father and son get down and disappear into the crowd. The doors close. On my cheek, I can still feel the child’s kiss-a kiss that has triggered some soul-searching. How many grown-ups go around kissing each other from the sheer joy of being alive? How many even give much thought to the privilege of living? What would happen if we all started being ourselves?

Let’s all take a few moments to be thankful for what is going well in our lives. It’s gonna be an excellent way to dive into the new day with a positive attitude.



We cannot predict the future. But we can create it. Think back to fifteen years ago and consider what has happened. Since the destabilizing events in the world, in your country, in the markets, in your own work, in your life-that defied all expectations. We can be astonished, confounded, shocked, stunned, delighted or terrified but rarely prescient. None of us can predict with uncertainty, the twists and turns our lives will take. Life is uncertain, the future unknown. This is neither good nor bad. It just is, like gravity yet the task remains how to master our own fate, even so.

When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless, boundless grace of God and things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

It’s not about being perfect. It’s about effort and when you implement that effort into your life every single day, that is where the transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.

Keep going. Remember why you started. Believe in your dreams.



Still running errands in another World, a different continent, different time zones, my phone rings. Unusual hours! It’s my brother Frank. He’s been to Senegal. He’s back, I think. Calls take more than a minute before you can hear what is said. The voice in it is shuddery! “What is it?” I ask. “Can I be painfully honest with you for a moment?” He asks. My answer is “Yes” since I’ve got no other choice. “It’s brutal. It’s ugly. It’s unexpected!” He said. “Our only two sisters have been involved in a road accident and their conditions not clearly known!” Chills chased up my spine as a ball terror formed in my stomach! What the hell is this!!! The door knob felt icy in my palm with nothing significant to do. I murmured a prayer for them and began processing my way back home!

When my Mom received this message, it was clear that she couldn’t drive to the accident scene. Luckily, a Godsend gift was their with her; my Aunt Zylper who took up the steering wheel to the unknown destination. It was tragic!

Fortunately, a kind motorist stops by the scene before my Mom arrives and rushes them to the hospital.

A Doctor quickly enters the hospital after being called in for an urgent surgery. He changes his clothes and goes directly to the surgery block. He sees the ladies’ mother (Mom) walking back and forth in the hall waiting for the Doctor.

Once seeing the Doctor, my Mom yelles, “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my daughters lives are in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?

The Doctor smiles and says; “I’m sorry. I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could… now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work.”

It took some time after which the Doctor came out happy. Thank God, your daughters are saved.” Yes it was an encouraging message but sad at the same time. How quickly can our lives change within seconds! Quick recovery my sisters, we all love you! 31st December 2017!

Every minute, everyday, our life is a privilege. Cherish it, be thankful to God and give it importance.



Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone’s mind. It makes me wonder what surprises life will throw at me today.

Curiosity is such a powerful force. When I was younger, I wondered, “Why is the sky blue?”, and still do. I had so many questions and the Universe is the place where I wanna find the answers.

Curiosity is the passion that drives us through our everyday lives. We have become explorers and scientists with our need to ask questions and wonder.

Sure, there are many risks and dangers but despite that, we still continue to wonder and dream and create and hope.

We have discovered so much about the World, but still so little. We will never know everything there is to know, but with our burning curiosity, we have learned so much.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

When you are curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.



I was rushing down the railway station that early morning to catch a train to Mombasa when suddenly a wheel fell off my luggage. There I was in the middle of the sidewalk, people busily rushing past me on their way to work, and I’m standing there with this wheel in my hand.

I start complaining to myself: “God, look what happened. I never would have chosen this bag if you had not put the thought in my mind to go back in the house and swap the one I had picked for this one. Now what do I do? I can’t go to Mombasa like this.”

As I’m standing there perplexed, I look up from the wheel in my hand to see this woman. I notice her because she looks out of place among the rush hour crowd. She is walking slowly in my direction, gazzing in the store windows and pulling a tattered looking suitcase behind her.

I take a long look at her and surmise from her appearance that she has been wandering the street for some time. She looks weary and sad. She is not dirty but her clothes don’t look fresh either. And she didn’t seem in any hurry to go anywhere.

Just at that moment, I felt myself move towards the woman as if compelled to speak to her. Showing her the wheel in my hand, I remember saying; “see this wheel in my hand. It came off my luggage.”

Sometimes the wheels of life fall off and leave us stranded with no place to go. But we can’t let it defeat us. We must not give up. We have to continue moving forward. Our destiny lies ahead of us. God has a better plan for your life but you will never know what that is if you quit now.

This woman’s face lit up as I was speaking to her and I had her full attention. I don’t even remember all of what I said to her. I just remember her expression and honestly, it was like an out of body experience for me. So unexpected! She gave me a piece of paper written Sors, le Seigneur est avec toi.” And told me to go and stick it on one of the doors of the Kmart nearby. Having known a bit of French, this meant Go forth, the Lord is with you.”

When I reached the train station, to my surprise, there was a Kmart next door and it was open at 7:30am in the morning! Something that had never happened before since I had been there a couple of times. I went in, bought the right size nut and bolt set and re-attached the wheel.

We can only achieve success if we do not give up and keep trying after every defeat till achieving what we desire.

Let us all go the extra mile. It is never crowded with God!



Well, this was on a Thursday. As usual, this special day has always been set up for conducting controlled tests (experiments) the fact that I am a science educatee at the institution.

The experiments commenced early enough to ensure that the next shift was not going to run short of time. Each test had a group of about eight to ten people. Today, it was “Elastic collision.” The apparatus to be used gave a sophisticated perspective, a revelation that was most perturbing. Perhaps this is what made one of our crony to immediately fall sick; I don’t understand.

Reading through the manuals from our cellphones, the antenna of my mind could not perceive anything at first. I am not sure if am the only one who experienced such! A second time of doing this had to come. The clock was ticking and no one seemed to be in study mood, maybe because the Don’s strike was to kick off the same day. “At what time will the preceptor’s strike begin?” A compatriot asked curiously with eyes half open, a perceptible indication of not having enough sleep, maybe the previous night was short.

After what seemed like a quarter an hour, we managed to get on the right track and the experiment began.

Glass marbles, metallic marbles etc were seen flying off the horizontal table vertically obeying Newton’s law of gravity. The blue carbon paper on the floor perfectly made the marble marks on the vast white sheet of paper beneath it as the rest followed smoothly.

“Ten minutes to go.” The laboratory technician barked from the far end of the structure. Recording the raw data on clean data sheets was the only task left and everyone was through within a few seconds.

Stepping out of the laboratory with a signed raw data sheet, I had to swiftly move to the next task. The Chemistry reports had to be submitted the following week on a Monday. Since I was going to be engaged the rest of the week, I had to fork out my reports right away.

Scurrying towards my class representative’s room on the first floor of the structure with a friend to pick some assignment, I found myself swing the door wide open without knocking! “Hey Brian! You ought to knock the door first!” My friend reminded as she moved backwards perhaps not to be blamed.

I am so sorry.” I apologized to her and to all the people in the room. Actually, this was not my intent. I quickly realized that I had made belike the worst mistake by the help of a good friend who took the chance to correct me. This has never been my way of getting things done but on this day, it had happened.

Life gives us strange experiences, sometimes it shocks us and sometimes it may surprise us. We end up making wrong judgements or mistakes in our anger, desperation and frustration. However, when we get a second chance, let us correct on our mistakes and return the favor.

We have to learn to be grateful for everyone who has made a difference in our lives and do not wait until it is too late to thank them and let them know they made a difference to us.

If you can forgive yourself as well as others and learn from your mistakes, problems and heartaches will be stepping stones on your path to grow wiser and stronger.

Let us all be humble and positively correct on our faults.