Driven by hunger - Marcus 2229

Driven By Hunger

Hunger is powerful. It can cause a person to reach incredible heights, depending on the extent of their hunger

The Ego Dilemma - Marcus 2229

The Ego Dilemma

The word ‘ego’ has been appearing quite a number of times in my life recently, both in my readings and in conversations.

Second Half - Marcus 2229

Second Half

July 1, 2020 marked the first day of the second half of 2020. For many people, this has been a year to forget.

The Irony of Hardship - Marcus 2229

The Irony of Hardship

“Cancel the whole of 2020.” Megastar Lebron James uttered words to this effect just after COVID-19 forced the suspension of the NBA season

Contemplative Speech - Marcus 2229

Contemplative Speech

Do you find it easy to think and ponder meaningfully before speaking? I have so much to learn in this area,

The power of truly listening - Marcus 2229

The power of Truly Listening

There is something different about George Floyd’s death. The pain felt by his family, friends, other African Americans…

Palm Branch - Rest In Peace - Marcus 2229

Rest In Peace

It’s almost unthinkable that Justin is not with us after his tragic death last year. June 1, 2020 would have been his 41st birthday and, boy, is he missed.

Heart-Surgery - Marcus 2229

Heart Surgery

“We live from our heart: The part of us that drives and organizes our life is not the physical”-Dallas Willard

Give Thanks - Twice - Marcis 2229

Give Thanks – Twice!

The story is told in Luke’s Gospel of the ten lepers who were cleansed, yet only one returned to give thanks.

Cherish Her - Marcus 2229

“Cherish Her”

How do we learn about greatness? We can read books about the subject. Perhaps we may decide to look at movies with persons who we consider to be courageous and skillful.

For My Friends - Marcus2229

For My Friends

Is there a better time than Good Friday or Resurrection Sunday to reflect on the selfless sacrifice of one person for the sake of others?

Refreshing Others - Marcus 2229

“Refreshing Others”

“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”-Proverbs 11:25


Prudence, Patience and Perspective

“Trust the LORD completely, and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take, think about what he wants, and he will help you go the right way.”-Proverbs 3:5-6


One Extra Day

“Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens…?”


“Overlooking Offences”

“You must be joking, Tyrone! What do you mean that I should overlook an offence? You were going fine with the sections on wisdom and patience, hard as the latter could sometimes be.


“The Sweet Taste of Friendship”

Ice Cream. Donuts. Cheesecake. Brownies. These aren’t exactly your healthiest food choices, but they all have at least one thing in common: they’re sweet. Our taste buds are attracted to sweetness.


“Productivity Over Procrastination”

Life is short. Death is unpredictable, yet certain. Our brief sojourn on this earth, therefore, needs to count because after we have departed this life, we can’t work, make plans, grow in knowledge or live out wisdom principles.


“Out of the overflow”

The well-known expression that “out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks” was uttered by Jesus Christ in the first century A.D. during his public ministry.



I was inspired in 2019 by the innovative format that James Clear has been using in his “3-2-1 Thursday” blogs in which he offers 3 ideas, 2 quotes and 1 question.