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Free Yourself, Let Go

“When you let go, you create space for something better.” – Unknown A story is told of two monks. They were on a journey. Darkness fell. They got to a river with a strong current. They found a young lady there. She gazed at the current warily. “Would you help me cross to the other […]

Riding the Storm

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. –Maya Angelou The twin-engine McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet airliner first flew in 1965. The year I was born. The aircraft was designed for frequent, short flights. I boarded the single aisle Fly540 aircraft at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on a drizzly Friday afternoon. […]

Night of Success

Put out into deep water and let the nets down for a catch They had worked all night, and not with good results. They didn’t get any sleep during the day either; they needed to spend time with Him. And now He was telling them to get back to work.   Have you ever had […]

Never Beyond Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes Several years ago, I returned to the village where I grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi. Nostalgic moment. Nothing much had changed, except for the people. I used to know almost everyone back then. Now, […]

When You Believe

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” –Denis Waitley I got deeper into the towering woods and closer to the river. Chania river flows from the Aberdare ranges in west central Kenya. Just […]

If Tomorrow Never Comes

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” –Unknown True, there’s always a tomorrow. Except when there’s none.   The call came on a Thursday afternoon a little over two years ago. My friend phoned from a hospital bed. We had not talked in a while, so naturally, our conversation […]

The Buck Stops Here

One of us has to go – man or the matatu, public transport minibuses. The number of fatalities on Kenyan roads every year is staggering. The other day, I thought of how many accidents are caused by…. wait… rudeness. “How about going out for coffee?” I asked my wife and kids on a quiet Friday […]

The Power of Vision

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” –George Washington Carver   “Bam.   “The right hook hit my shoulder like a hammer, knocking me back on my heels. I gasped for breath. Ali, my opponent, used his fancy footwork to turn into a moving target. His long-range punches kept me at bay. A […]

Leaving Nothing to Chance

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.” –Annie Van De Wiele   There’s an allure to the relaxed pace in Perth, capital of Western Australia. The city is located at the slopes of the Darling Ranges and is almost encircled by the Indian Ocean and Swan River. Perth oozes confidence in […]

When the Deal Is Too Good

  The dazzling beauty of Phuket Island, Thailand, captures the imagination of the visitor long before the ship anchors about five hundred or so meters from Patong Beach. The island – a convergence of tropical beauty, enticing beaches and exotic culture – is a popular holiday destination for lovers of leisure from around the world. […]

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