Igniting Insight

Principles of Decision Making

Principles of Decision Making

Patrick M. Morley, in his book The Man In The Mirror writes about decision making.  He gives insight from the Temptations for Lord Jesus Christ.  …

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Generosity and poor

Generosity and Poor

There was a news that a delivery boy of the food outlet, cancelled the order and ate the food just outside the home of the …

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Why Four Gospels?

Why Four Gospels?

Diamonds are colourful and beautiful.  It could be viewed from different angles, and it is uniquely beautiful form each angle.  In the same way, Lord …

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Kill desires?

Kill desires?

The issue of suffering has overwhelmed many people in the world. Humans are born for trouble or suffering as sparks fly upward.  (Job 5:7) Buddha …

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Delusion or Defiance?

Delusion or Defiance?

One young couple were fascinated with jungles and forest.  They became forest officers and also built a home on a tree and started living there …

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Vision or Survival?

Vision or Survival?

There was a huge global organization that worked mainly among children.  In many countries they worked and had helped millions of children to have education, …

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Robbing ‘Free Will’

Robbing ‘Free Will’

Viktor E. Frankl, a survivor of holocaust during Hitler’s rule in Germany wrote a book: ‘Man’s Search for Meaning.”  In that he writes: “Everything can …

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True Spiritual Life

True Spiritual Life

God created Adam in His own image. (Genesis 1:27) Essentially humans are spiritual beings longing to be in intimate personal relationship with God. (Ecclesiastes 3:11) …

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Pomp or Power

Pomp or Power

There was a Youth Conference held in the central part of India.  Two different speakers were invited.  One was called a celebrity, came with pomp, …

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Different weights

Different Weights

One celebrity evangelist of global fame visited a city.  He gave private appointments to few rich people who liberally donate to support his lavish lifestyle.  …

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Life is Like Click, Off You Are Gone

Life is Like Click, Off You Are Gone

Steve Jobs was a technological innovator, computer specialist, founder of Apple and one of the richest in the world.  He referred computers as bicycle for …

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Significance

Significance

There is an interesting book ‘Guinness book of world records.’  Some like to achieve significance by doing something unique, could be crazy and weird to …

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Poor oppressing poor!

Poor Oppressing Poor!

An intelligent but poor man organized his own people to fight for their rights and dignity.  He was educated and had ideas, charisma, and strategies.  …

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No Self-Help Salvation

No Self-Help Salvation

A surgeon who was teaching in a prestigious medical university had heart attack.  He was rushed to the hospital where he teaches.  Another surgeon operated …

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Good Samaritan persecuted

Good Samaritan Persecuted?

Lord taught the Parable of Good Samaritan to teach who is our neighbor?  A man journeying from Jerusalem to Jericho was caught, looted and left …

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Pandemic, Pestilence, Plague and Christian faith?

Pandemic, Pestilence, Plague and Christian faith? | J N Manokaran

I IntroductionThere was a brilliant scientist, who grew up in a Christian home, but never believed in God. His education in physics made him proud …

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Funhouse Mirrors

Funhouse Mirrors

In the malls, fairs, carnivals there are sections with funhouse mirror or carnival mirror.  People go and stand before each mirror and could see their …

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Mirror for Soul

Mirror for Soul

Mirrors have been a fascinating accessory for men and women throughout history.  There are portraits, poetry, parables associated with mirrors.  There are various superstitious beliefs …

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Slackness is destruction?

Slackness is Destruction?

“Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.”  (Proverbs 18:9) This seems to be a severe condemnation.  One who does not …

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Half-cooked food

Half-Cooked Food

Some students are frustrated when they live in hostels.  Even prisoners experience such sad experiences.  When they are served food especially chappati (flat wheat bread) …

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Ignore insults

Ignore Insults?

There is a Hindi proverb: “If someone hits you with brick, hit him back with rock.”  There is a Tamil Thirukkural (General Scripture) that states …

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Personification of Word

Personification of Word

There is a small town along the shores of Bay of Bengal. A very few Christians lived there. They used to share the gospel of …

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Discipline of Listening

Discipline of Listening

Samuel was listening but could not understand the source of the voice.  (I Samuel 3:7-11) Peter was listening but could not recognize the voice of …

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Heart, mind and tongue

Heart, Mind and Tongue

A dashboard is provided in cars, airplanes, ships…etc. It is a small screen for the driver or pilot could see that is connected to all …

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Why me Lord

Why me Lord?

Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) was the only Afro-American player to be ranked World no.1.  He won both Wimbledon beating Jimmy Connors (1975) and US Open champions …

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Go, Sin No More

Go, Sin No More

To trap the Lord, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before the Lord. Jews cannot execute death sentence, unless ratified by …

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Likes, LOL and Longings…

Likes, LOL and Longings…

In the time of pandemic, all celebrations were curtailed, education becomes online and most business meetings became zoom meetings.  A girl wanted to celebrate her …

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Pop – Up

Pop – Up

While working in the computer, if connected to Internet, there would be sudden pop-up messages or push messages.  It could be notification from an app …

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Fruit of Spirit Homes

Fruit of Spirit Homes

One of our friends has an interesting ‘home rule.’ He said: “In this home all are expected to speak only Fruit of Spirit words. (Galatians …

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Elijah was like us

Elijah was like us

James makes a startling statement that all believers are like Elijah.  That means all believers are similar or equal standing to Elijah.  In our mind, …

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