Monday Meaning : Syncretism

Religious syncretism, the fusion of diverse religious beliefs and practices. Religious syncretism is the reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief.” This is most evident in the areas of philosophy and religion and usually results in a new teaching or belief system. More and more I'm learning just how serious this matter is and that this doesn't … Continue reading Monday Meaning : Syncretism

Meek Monday Meanings: IDOL

Habakkuk 2:18-20English Standard Version (ESV) 18 “What profit is an idol     when its maker has shaped it,     a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation     when he makes speechless idols! 19 Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, Awake;     to a silent stone, Arise! Can this teach? Behold, it is overlaid … Continue reading Meek Monday Meanings: IDOL

Meek Monday Meaning: Patience

I'm sure you've heard the saying, patience is a virtue. What if we thought of patience, like patients? Like having a task to carry out as part of your service to this particular client. Each patient representing something that is executed and maybe even something new learnt. It is the attitude of waiting and being expectant … Continue reading Meek Monday Meaning: Patience

Meek Monday Meanings:The Joy of the Lord

I decided to devote Monday's to exploring the meaning of words or sayings. Why you ask: because I believe that words matter. Monday's are usually an any topic goes kind of day. I'm thinking of so many things that sometimes its hard to keep focused and on track. Alas, I press on with intention. I was recently reminded of Nehemiah 8:10 where we find the origin of the quote  "The joy of the Lord is your strength" We all know that people have a tendency to whip out their nifty quotes and proverbs for your every need. Sometimes they're really genuine and heartfelt but then there are other times when it's as common as a Whatsapp image with poor graphics. They're stated verbatim or over stated and sometimes do more harm than good.  Even worse if they are slapped on us like a wet band-aid without really understanding the meaning or without care. I'll be honest I am pretty sure that one of these has been me! I'm learning folks.