• Devotionals

    February 2015

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” Proverbs 29:18 “I have no vision, but I had a vision to become an IAS” echoed the voice of a young woman whom I met recently on a Republic Day function, who has qualified through her civil service exam. The challenges that came in the way of this brave lady who cannot see the world around her with her eyes, could not stop her from moving on. She was clear and focussed with the Vision for her life, and there she stands right …

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    Thank You Lord

    A month ago, I along with my father engaged ourselves in a task we considered Herculean and kept pending for several weeks. We wanted to segregate all the clothes of my late mother and late grandmother and distribute among the people around us. With utmost care, keeping each person to whom we wanted to give in mind, and the choices they may like, we carefully bundled up the clothes and labelled it. Each of these clothes were precious to us, not because it was made of silk, or any other expensive material but because it belonged to our dear own …

  • Devotionals

    October 2014

    “All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the soul is not satisfied.” Ecclesiastes 6:7 One of the God’s greatest blessings we consider in our lives is to be employed and earn for our bread. For most of us getting a job is certainly realized as God’s gift and we pray about doing our duties well, getting recognitions, promotions, hikes and so on. When God blesses us with all these, we are left with very little time or no time to pray and converse with God. I’ve often felt ashamed of myself and wonder how “I prayed …

  • Devotionals

    July 2014

    “My soul wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5 It is hard to believe half of this year has already come to a close with the swift passing of time. We might have started this year expecting a lot of things or with some planning for the year. Looking back sometimes might make us feel that we are still at the starting point without markedly making any progress, if things did not turn the way we have planned. This is what happened to me exactly when I got the news of my scientific project …

  • Devotionals

    May 2014

    For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which GOD prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 Recently I had taken my family to the most famous Louvre Museum in France, and all of them were very much eager to see the Famous Mona Lisa painting. The place was all crowded and getting a view of the painting which was carefully and securely kept behind a bullet proof frame was not that easy. My grandmother remarked “Even the replica paintings sold outside the museum are much bigger and brighter than the original, but …

  • Devotionals

    March 2014

    The Lord knows the ways of the righteous. Psalm 1:6 Often times we need to suffer blames for things we have not done and possibly each time when it is so we have no choice but to endure the pain. Have we ever realized we are so blessed that all our complications in life dissolves to nothing, as the One who created us knows our ways? Over the last couple of years I have personally been through incidents where I have been trapped into situations which completely pictured me as a different person. Probably it was a result of someone …

  • Poems

    A new year’s prayer

    Swiftly doth the time fly, and another New year lies ahead Oh! My past year resolutions, should it be to this year instead? Did I add any soul last year, or At least did mine stay fit, Did I run the race with cheer, or did I incapably quit?   Yet again that time of year, to reflect the past and start anew; And of the hard times tackled, self-interrogate “How could you?” It never could have been the strength in me, nor from those around T’was felt as unexplainable strength from a Loving wing surround!   Besides all those …

  • Poems

    The birth

    The birth of Grace in utmost disgrace In this world, as Son of a virgin’s womb What shame He might have had to face With all those tales people around assume! He knew the suffering of being such child And that of a mother with undeserving guilt; Panic not, if thy ways seem wild For His life too was on such shame built!   The birth of a King in lowly cattle shed Of some strange land with no help around; What humble place to lay the King’s head Where His cry with harmonious bleats surround. He knew from birth …

  • Devotionals

    October 2013

    For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39. To sum this verse up – “There is NOTHING that can separate us from the love of God”. What an incredible blessing it is! And to add more to it, we need to do NOTHING to earn His love because His Grace provides us this love, though we do not deserve. …

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    In everything give thanks

    “Thanks” is one of those few words that parents teach their children from the time they begin to speak. Isn’t it very cute and sweet when a little child says “thanks” without being prompted when being gifted or offered something, bringing joy and pride to the parents when their child is considered well-mannered, polite and grateful by everyone around.  “Thanks” is an everyday word we use with numerous people, friends or strangers to acknowledge something we have received from them. But, most of the time we take our everyday blessings for granted and do not feel a need to give …