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DIPLOMATIC NOTES

One of the harsh realities facing The Bahamas is that we have woefully inadequate and overprice electricity. It is not something new or unknown, but it is something that has

Recent events that were broadcast on Facebook have initiated a very necessary discussion about what is appropriate discipline and when discipline turns to abuse. Let’s begin by determining what the

The words I share on this topic are from my perspective and represent the philosophy derived from what we call the kingdom perspective. I realize we live in a democracy

Our bodies are our most important asset while on earth. If we don't have a body it means we no longer exist on earth. We should want to do everything

In every culture there are expressions of art, music and culture. Every society has these expressions and they are important to cohesion and as an outlet for talents. The need

One of the greatest problems in the world is the proliferation of mediocrity. So many are content to produce half-hearted work — to do as little as possible and to

Racism has become an increasingly focused topic in recent times. We see incidents of police shootings in the United States, reminders of apartheid in South Africa and Zimbabwe, and racial

One of the greatest issues in the world today is health. There are many health lectures and discussions, but how many of us pay attention to what God says about

Leadership is interesting and complicated. Many aspire to leadership but fail to recognize the inherent challenges. Many are ready to relish the perks and status of leadership but are not

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Are you a violent parent? If your children would choose just one word to describe you as a parent, what word would that be — bossy, bully, grumpy, biggity, rough,

The summer has begun. This means that thousands of children are not in school and are doing things that they dreamt of doing during the school year. Summer vacation for

Some wives, and husbands, just don’t get it — that it is not the husband’s role to help his wife with housework. They are equally responsible with their partner to

Why are so many people confusing gender equality with sameness? Some individuals think that gender equality has to do with body parts, tasks, and abilities. Gender equality is not sameness

If you are beating your children, you must read this. Why should we beat our children? Does the Bible really teach that parents are to beat their children? Does “spare

Here’s a question I received from a tired wife. “Dear sir: My husband seems to love his mother more than he loves me, his wife. She caters to all his

The topic of homosexuality is always a sensitive one, especially among Christians. Many Christians have difficulty treating homosexuals in loving and caring ways. Many parents often do more psychological and

Sometime time ago someone sent me this question: “To what extent should mother-and-father in-law, and all other in-laws get involved in a relative’s marriage? I believe that they should keep

For many, the most painful part about getting a divorce is when there is nobody who believes your story or who is truly trying to understand your pain. When there

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 I am like the jockeys on their horses that come out of the gates for the Kentucky Derby. They

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: ‘I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’” – Jeremiah 32:26-27 Two weeks ago, on the

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” –

“Then he said, ‘Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.’ He answered, “For the sake of ten

“Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15 Some years ago, what was considered as a

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” – 1 Peter 5:6 The Oxford Concise English Dictionary defines “humble” as having or showing

SAVING GRACE

“Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where

“A large crowd followed and pressed around him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for 12 years. She had suffered a great deal under the

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But his

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But his

‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” — Ephesians 6:4 This coming Sunday, we in The Bahamas along with

“Another time he went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched

“No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven — the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness,

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within

“God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God and God in them.17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on