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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
The power of priorities

As I considered the power issues being experienced in The Bahamas, I was reminded of the importance of priorities. One has to ask the question why? Why are we still

Maximizing your potential

As the new school year begins young people are faced with some tough choices. For some, school is dreaded while for others, school is a time of rejoicing. Many will

Respect each other, disagree amicably and live in peace

A disturbing trend has emerged that has grown more intense in the past decade and has reached a point of intensity that it is causing great distress but is still

Move beyond complaints to action

This week I noticed something that went largely under the radar, but I found it to be a significant statement and an example of a person with influence acting and

Food diplomacy

Daniel was one of several intelligent young men from Israel who were taken captive and later elevated to the position of governor because of personal excellence. Most of us focus

Energy, economy and the environment

I have observed over the past few months information that has been disseminated regarding the Oban Energy deal designated for Freeport, Grand Bahama. Based on what has emerged so far,

Sexy or nasty?

The Bahamas appears to be a part of a global trend in reducing the amount of clothes that women wear in public. Of course each of us have a right

I am for gender equality, not sameness, confusion or illusion

One of the raging discussions today is the subject of gender equality and gender identity. It is important to navigate the debate effectively through common sense and basic information. Let’s

Our energy situation

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

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Sexual harassment

Too often we hear of cases of sexual harassment in the work place. The workplace should be emotionally safe for both employees and employers. However, far too many people do

When religion causes pain

Toxic faith or when religion becomes poisonous is causing havoc in the home, community and the church. Toxic faith or poisonous religion freezes people in a state of legalism, rigidity,

Working together for a cleaner country

Last week I wrote about “Bahamian dogs” that are determined to do what they know as right and proper — keeping the streets and communities of The Bahamas dirty and

Lessons learned from Bahamian dogs

The handsome, brown-coated Bahamian dog strutted down the road. His eyes scanned left then to his right. He was looking to see if humans left on the side of the

Are you a violent parent?

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 best summers are planned and organized

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

Husbands are equally responsible in home management

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

Gender equality: celebrating our differences

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

Do not beat your children

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

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
God shall bless us

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. — Psalm 67:3 What a wonderful show of national solidarity from those who participated, were involved and gathered

Let truth be your calm in the midst of the storms

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:32. “I swear by Almighty God that the evidence I will give is the truth, the whole

Appreciate what God has given you

“This is the day that the Lord hath made: We will rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24 Our text today is a well-known musical score and is sung

The Lord is our shepherd

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

The answers to our troubles are found in the Bible

“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

Repent, confess and forsake evil ways

“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

God’s grace has brought us through

“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

Be bold and tell it like it is

“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

Love or fear?

“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.” –

SAVING GRACE
Baptism is God’s way of giving us a path back to him

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live

Patience is a virtue of God

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you

Share the gospel and give hope

“But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of

Many people need lifestyle changes

“The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” “What should we

Come, Lord Jesus, come

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will

Be vigilant and faithful

“But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of

God is in control

As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not

God’s promises are more dependable than the sun or the moon

Last Sunday we celebrated Remembrance Day. This special day commemorates the sacrifices that brave and selfless young men and women made with their lives during the wars, particularly World War

What a glorious day when the church militant becomes the church triumphant

… And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.