This past Sunday was Father’s Day. My church has a culture where the church gives gifts to mothers on Mother’s day, and to fathers on Father’s day. So on Sunday the chairman of the men’s group started calling out fathers to go pick their gifts. First, of course, came the Senior Pastor. Then he called […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
In late teenage, when I had just finished high school, I had a certain acquaintance, who we shall call Lelo for the purposes of today’s article. I was working as a peer teacher, those jobs schools were giving ex-students who were waiting to join university. But Lelo was a trained teacher. He was not much […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Part of the feedback I got from last week’s article, Women, Bring your Money, is that some women are already at the table. But there is a problem. They are sitting alone. The men have left the table. Or they were probably never on it in the first place. Okay, some men. Not all. Now, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The other day I sat with my friend Arnold at a café in Westlands. He had a question for me: “When you get married, how do you intend to handle your finances with your wife?” I did not understand immediately what he was getting at, so he clarified. “Will each of you deal with his/her […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last Sunday Ely Band visited a Girls’ Rehabilitation Center in Kirigiti, Kiambu. I was the Designated Survivor, sorry Preacher, but I did not expect to survive without massive emotional hemorrhage. See, I am not exactly a fiery preacher who works up crowds and has them jumping up and screaming Amen! Amen! throughout the sermon. No. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The other day I accompanied the Prayer Partner to an Associates Day held by her former campus Christian Union. When the time came for introductions, we were all lined up in front, at the pulpit. Associates and guests. One of the things you were supposed to say as part of your introduction was your relationship […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
Suppose you are an employee in a large multi-national company. You earn a good salary, which allows you to live a comfortable middle class life. You have a four bedroom house on mortgage. You drive a BMW X5, while your wife drives a Mercedes S class. Both on loan. Your two children are schooling at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Felista couldn’t get him off her mind. Neither could she get the moment off her mind. It was frozen in time. A story to be told to her grandchildren. The story that would become the living tale of her clan. Her clan with Jack. They would be sitting in their comfortable yellow sofas, whiling away […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nothing confuses my maternal grandfather more than the concept of single women making it on their own. ‘Single’ here is used broadly to refer to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed women. It makes no difference to him. Because in his mind, a woman needs a man in her life to achieve anything. It has to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We all love to stay in familiar territory. We love what we know, because what we know offers us some level of control over the situation. Therefore there is nothing as unsettling as an abrupt change of culture. It leaves us unsettled, because we have no idea what will happen next. See, culture is predictable. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.