Formed of Steel, But Coated In Clay

[Click on Above Title Link for Clearer View]   A Tribute To Dr Raoul Dederen (1925-2016)  By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD [NOTE: Dr. Raoul Dederen (1925-2016) was my “doctorvater,” theological and spiritual mentor,  pastor, father, and role-model in research and teaching. I learned from him ...

Is Your Father Alive?

A Father’s Day Tribute To   Some Special Father-Figures in My Life © By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD; June 18, 2017   Last year (2016) was a particularly trying year for me. Within the span of six months (from June to December 2016), I lost my biological father and three special father-figures a...

Branded Racism: The White House, The What House, & The Prayer House

[For Clear Viewing, CLICK HERE or THE ABOVE LINK] By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D.  Introduction Racism is ugly. It is the cancer in the soul of human society. No one is completely immune from it or from its deadly effects. For it infects the highest of the high and the lowest of the low—whe...

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THROUGH THE STORMS

Violent storms are raging in our world—and in our lives. We’re afraid, we’re out of options, we’re out of ideas, and are frustrated. We’re “at our wits’ end”—a phrase that means “to be so worried, confused, or annoyed that you do not know what to do next” (Cambridge Dictionary). That idiom is from the King James Bible in the 1600s. In Psalm 107:27, it was used when fishermen in the deep oceans faced life-threatening storms in which they felt desperate, powerless and helpless. (The Hebrew of the Ps 107:27 phrase “at wits’ end” literally says “their wisdom was swallowed up.”) How do you face storms in your life? Psalm 107:28-30 assures us that when we “cry to the Lord in our troubles and distresses,” He will calm the storm and the waves, bring peace to our hearts, and guide us safely to “our desired haven.” At your wits’ end? The way up is the only way out.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim