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ONLY STRONG BRANCHES CAN BEAR MUCH FRUIT.

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"Only strong branches can carry much fruit."John 15:11-17 Through the eye of a leader developer.Jesus uses a metaphor to explain the concept of "bearing fruit." We envision a vine and its branches massive with fruits. We also see a gardener watering, nurturing, and pruning the branches that do not bear fruit. Jesus starts by saying He is the true vine; could it be another fake/false vine? We see a great picture of the Trinitarian image when Jesus says His Father is the gardener, and He is the vine. He introduces "God in us" an invitation to the Triune God. We see the father pruning every branch in Him that does not bear fruit. We notice that He prunes such branches so that they will be even more fruitful and gain health. We observe the word "remain" ten times in these 17 verses. What does that mean? He talks about remaining in Him and Him in us so we can bear fruit. No branch can bear fruit by itself. What fruit does Jesus refer to here? Could He…

They got a heritage in Christ.

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Prepare the future for them (Inheritance) but don't forget to prepare them for that future. Gillian.  Psalms 127:4-5 (NIV), Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with the opponents in court.”

September is the month I get to reflect a lot about being a parent and a mum because of our kids' birthdays. The last two years have found me very busy, so I have had to integrate activity with contemplation as I slow down to ponder. No matter what happens like the African proverb says, "there is no stone placed on children, they have to grow." 

The psalmist seems to be compelling me to not allow that to just happen but be intentional and aware of the invitation by God to partner with Him to raise His children made in His image.  He calls them "arrows" in the hand of a war…

What if it's Safer Without a Mask. A young artist Illustrates

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UNMASKING 
A  10-year-old Artist: Roy Edube's illustration. Rushingly he dashed to my desk, holding a newly done art piece. Directly looks into my eyes, with less excitement but pausing thoughtfully. Mum, this is me! Seven months ago Roy says. My face was open, and people could see my facial expressions. Even my teeth!





Suddenly a new way of life was brought by COVID 19, and we all have to mask up. You no longer can be real! You smile wide but people don't see. 




Behind this mask is a brave, silly, strong, smart Roy. "Masks cover so much of who we are," mum. 









 He hurriedly runs out to catch the next online class.  Roy's illustration, through his art piece, was very intriguing.





Lately, I have stopped smiling when I meet people because my efforts are in vain; they do not see the smile unless I pull it to the level of my eyes. Days get longer for me when I have to be on a mask I can hardly breathe. Well, truth be told I miss my lipgloss/stick.
Are there times in our lives, …

A SYNOPSIS OF THE JOURNEY.

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Faith, Hope, and above all Patience amid a Pandemic. Tested, tried, and proved. Finally its MA Intercultual Studies.  "Should we move or not"? I asked my husband. His answer to this question was the beginning of our long journey. My husband looked at me and responded, Yes, because this is your season. With those words, and very sure that this was the direction God was leading us, wrapped up our affairs in Uganda and left to pursue a MA in Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College Graduate School.He amazed us by going ahead of us, and opening extraordinary doors, giving us favor, and making it easy for us to adjust.Transitioning from holding a full-time job to being a full-time student, holding on to my roles, mother, wife, and, most importantly, a child of God was not easy. I was ready to hit the road, though.  ADOPTED TO A NEW FAMILY. We were soon adopted into a new family of close friends who went out of their way to make sure that we settled in an apartment, a school for …