You know the old saying - "if at first you don't succeed..." Well obviously, it's harder to practice than to understand. Nevertheless, persistence does have its rewards - and a case in point is the eventual triumph of Malam Bacai Sanha who has succeeded in his third bid to become the elected president of Guinea-Bissau, and who took office just a week ago.
Sanha had been president before in 1999, but only in a caretaker capacity. He did run for president in the elections to choose
The Jewish calendar, God's calendar ends sundown this Friday, September 18, 2009, it is based on a lunar cycle. A new one also begins as one ends, in the Jewish mindset, there is really no end, just the end of a cycle and the beginning of another.
This weekly e-drash is about the coming new year... I shall be giving Adonai the praise due His name for He alone keeps me!
Happy new year to all in NVS!
Updated Sep 18, 2009 at 11:03 PM by Oluwato
When Beckyís mum got to her destination she was delighted to see Eniola. She hugged and extended warm greetings to him. Enitan was pretentious in his response, especially when he realised that only his motherís sister had arrived. As far as he was concerned he would have skipped these visits to be with Becky if he had the opportunity to do so. Anyway, he was glad in part, because since only his aunt had arrived, he could hang around for a short while before excusing himself.
First, in case itís not obvious, I am a Christian, for full disclosure.
Now, I have noticed that we have had a few recent "sparring" on religious topics in the village, in parallel with some world events. In times past like during the times and trials of Amina Lawal, there were very few Muslims in the Village to explain / defend the contrary view. It used to be just Danladi at a time, and then came along Gwobe.
Now we apparently have strong Christian believers like
I did something a few years back on this day, and about a year later I reaped the blessings, it's made me kinda look at that date with a keen eye. I've been in transition for a while but I'm gradually coming to the end of what I can call, the most 'educative' part of my divine walk. Well, I may be wrong, I may actually be stepping into the most educative, only Abba knows.
I read the parasha below and decided maybe that was what Avinu had been doing all along, I was just slow in getting
Updated Sep 18, 2009 at 11:05 PM by Oluwato