Thursday, June 18, 2015

Working with students; young and active is very energizing. Not long ago, I was chatting with a student in first year. As we chatted over a number of things, he asked me when I was in first year, and how my experience had been. I excitedly shared with him. And I couldn’t believe it when he told me where he was when I was joining First Year at the university.

I felt too old, with very significant difference in our age. But nonetheless, it was refreshing to talk about those days, a little over 13 years ago when I was a Fresher. God bless this young man to live for you in campus over the next four years.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

There is no greater love, than the love of Him who came for all of us! Jesus Christ!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year Again.....

It is another New Year.

And this Year is definitely going to be different from the rest of the years. I have been spending time the whole of today to think through how the year will be. To be specific, I have been financially planning my year. And the feeling of planning is of course that of excitement, because you see the 31st of December 2010 on the 4th of January 2010. What a great thing! But I think that there are realities that come with the New Year despite one having planned. I’m so looking forward to that.

May the Lord bless this Year and may it be a Year that will be fruitful, and a Year that I will walk in His purposes. Amen.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Out with First Year Students....

Transition is one of the most challenging things that every morning as the sun rises, constantly faces everyone or is it one faces. One grows a day older every morning. However handling this challenge isn’t easy. And one of the not so easy transitions to handle is entry into institutions of higher learning.

I love working with students. And so two days ago, we went out for a retreat with first year students-freshmen they are called elsewhere. It was exciting to be in the nature and to as well play those games that we indeed played in the days of old as we grew up. It was just beyond imagination to see more than 700 students from more than 12 institutions around Nairobi gathered in the name of the Lord.

In the afternoon, the students split up into several smaller groups. We had animated discussions in our group, and I remember the students protesting that the time given for the discussions was too short. As the discussions unfolded, I could see so many questions in the faces of the students, and it seemed that whatever they were asking was just but a bit of what was going on in their minds-kind of scratching the surface. And this reminded me of my experience in first year, not so long ago. And I knew that as a student worker, all that was required of me is to indeed give the responses that I could on this day-but then be committed to walk along side these students as they begin their studies at campus and college. And as we prayed at the end of the day, one thing was very clear, that they would make it just the way I had…

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just How Public?

Nearly a month ago I was privileged to attend Staff Orientation and Training at FOCUS Kenya. One of the speakers doing a devotional on embracing Godly leadership said something that is still ringing in my head, “our lives as leaders should be such that it can be toured by any one at any time without shame”.

A week later, I went with a friend to one of the popular tourist destinations in Kenya; Maasai Mara. This place is popular for its biodiversity and richness in fauna and flora. Our driver was good and not so good. Good that he ensured that we see the animals and birds, because that was all we had gone to see-and enjoy the creation of God. Not so good because he was flouting most of the basic guidelines that I knew of when it comes to driving within Game parks and Reserves. Moving too close to the animals and all that kind of stuff.

But then while we were there, I just remembered the teachings; having a life such that it can be toured any time by any one. We managed to see quite a lot of the big five except the rhino. What came to mind was that all that these animals know is being gazed at, nearly every hour of daylight. 12 hours a day, they are there to be looked at, to be seen, to be photographed. Actually, the driver told us that the animals had learnt how to pose for photos…may be. Just may be. But then me as an individual, how open is my life to be toured by anyone at any time? Can I manage an hour per day of my life being toured by anyone at their pleasure? Quite a big question…….

And this is my desire for my lifetime-living a life such that it can be toured by anyone at any time without shame. The challenge is that it just doesn’t happen. It takes time and discipline, and help from God. So help me God……..

Friday, August 28, 2009


This is the time to become more serious with blogging........

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It is New Year Again!

Every New Year comes with new resolutions. To many these resolutions are meant to help in achieving long time and lifetime dreams. This is always aimed at having better lives since that is the desire of every (if not most) living person.

The reality is however always at Variance with the expectations. As this year begins, I have my aspirations and dreams to be a better and more productive person. As of whether this will become a reality is a matter of time. By God’s grace, I hope that I will add value to people’s lives. And in the process I will have more value too. To me, that is all that matters........