Self-rising dough

Life and love are like self-rising dough. They contain within them the germ of what they can become, yet whether they can become that depends on the containers that hold them. Little children are preeminent embodiments of life and love, so the same can be said of them: children come into this world already possessing …

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Perfect children

March 20, 2016 (Kampala): My 'troubled relationship' is with my daughters. Perhaps I have idolized them as the 'perfect children', in the sense that I try to control them to make sure they're perfect. It manifests in two ways. First, I want them to be perfect (by my narrow definitions), and when they are not, …

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Stupid

February 25, 2016 (Kampala): The voice of guilt over being a terrible father has been growing louder. It's no surprise, since I've been unkind to my girls this week. It's almost like I can't help it. Yesterday I even mocked Mercy over something she said. Is this the real me? I self-righteously told them two …

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Original sin

One of the core doctrines of Christianity is that of original sin. Supposedly, original sin is a condition all humans have inherited from Adam and Even, the progenitors of our species (whether viewed paleoanthropologically, historically or mythologically). The various branches of Christianity differ on how they interpret the Bible's statements on original sin. Some groups …

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