The Shorter Route is Not Always Better: A Lesson From Israel’s Wilderness Journey

When God was to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, He had two options: a shorter way and a longer one. The way through the land of the Philistines was the shorter one. The longer path was the route through the wilderness. Along the shorter way, war was waiting by the side. But the Israelites …

The Danger of Self-Deception: A Lesson Failure Taught Me

Socrates’ well known nugget, ‘Man know thyself’, is apt for self-discovery and self-assessment. Tacitly, it says, ‘evaluate yourself sincerely, then act on that knowledge’. As a naive 12-year old, in his third (and final) year of junior school, I fell short of this timeless advice as I prepared for the qualifying exams into senior school. …

Day and Night

Day and night, we livefor days and nights to come. Day and night, we sleepDay and night, we wakeand choose and actand many days and nightsare sorely impacted. Day and night, we loseDay and night, we gainA day and many daysA night and many nightsFrom one and anotherFor each and the other. Day and night, …