Chosen

Lynette Johnson Over 520 million people are globally affected by Covid-19. Over 12 million people have been displaced due to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, and over 20 million people in Sri Lanka are facing a national emergency. The statistical numbers are staggering, but what can I do? King Ahasuerus issued a decree to annihilate Jews, men,Continue reading “Chosen”

Why does Easter matter?

Easter Eggs. Yes, Easter eggs were what struck me about Easter. Who would not remember those tasty and colourful little egg-shaped confectionaries handed over to children on Easter day? Kids looked forward to an Easter egg because when their tiny hands broke the shell, they would be in for a surprise, for inside the candyContinue reading “Why does Easter matter?”

Who am I?

Who am I? I’m a woman unseen, Nameless, they see me and cry out, “unclean”. Twelve years abandoned and left aside, Weak, ashamed, ignored and no one by my side. “The Son of God”, they say, “He’s come”, “His name is Jesus”, “He’s healing”, “Look, miracles have begun!” Who am I? sigh, he will surelyContinue reading “Who am I?”

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis

“Russian troops enter Ukraine” could have been the subject taken out from a history book.  Who would have expected such an extreme crisis over this brewing conflict?  As I write this, the news headlines are updated every minute – a barrage of airstrikes, the rising death toll, resistance, refugee tallying rising…. The images are horrifying. Continue reading “The Russia-Ukraine Crisis”

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy, and yes, I literally mean it.  Who can say “No” to comedy, especially when it comes to Lucille Ball?  Years ago, whenever the programme was aired on television, I made sure I watched it because I could never finish an episode without chuckling or laughing heartily.  I was drawn to Lucy’s appearance,Continue reading “I Love Lucy”