Religion

CULTIVATING AND MAINTAINING THE HABIT OF THANKFULNESS (GRATITUDE (PART ONE): DEFINITIONS AND BACKGROUND

This month (November) both Liberia and the United States of America observe and commemorate their National Holidays of Thanksgiving. Liberia observed its own on Thursday, November 3, 2016. An Act of the national Legislature set aside the first Thursday of November of each year as a National Holiday commemorating Thanksgiving Day.

KNOWING ONE’S IDENTITY: A KEY REQUIREMENT FOR LIVING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE (PART SEVEN): THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE ENVIRONMENT

This concluding (seventh) article of the series on the necessity of knowing one’s true identity in light of who God is and his plan for one’s life, centers on the individual and his/her environment. There is no gain saying that every person comes out and belongs to an environment or environments and the environment has some impact on him/her for good or ill. This article examines in brief the relationship between every person and his/her environment and its consequences. How then does the environment affect every individual and may every individual relate to and affect his/her environment?

KNOWING ONE’S IDENTITY: A KEY REQUIREMENT FOR LIVING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE (PART FIVE): THE INDIVIDUAL AND GOD

The thrust of this sixth article on the necessity of knowing one’s true identity in light of who God is and his plan for one’s life, is on the individual’s identity in relationship to other human beings. Common experience and social scientists teach us that human beings are social beings and their identities are partly determined by their particular social groups (tribes, clans, communities and families), their own DNA and carving out their own unique place in society. How is the individual’s identity partly tied to his/her environment?

KNOWING ONE’S IDENTITY: A KEY REQUIREMENT FOR LIVING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE (PART FOUR): THE NEED TO DEVELOP SELF

The thrust of this fourth article on the necessity of knowing one’s true identity in light of who God is and his plan for one’s life, is on self-discovery and development. It is one thing to answer the significant question, “Who am I” and quite another thing to answer the question, “How do I make the most of myself?” The question switches from “Who am I” to “How do I? The questions this article will seek to attend to are: “How do I make the most of my talents and abilities?” “How do I wisely manage my time and opportunities for the betterment of myself and others”?

KNOWING ONE’S IDENTITY: A KEY REQUIREMENT FOR LIVING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE (PART THREE): WHO AM I?

In this third article on the necessity of knowing one’s true identity in light of who God is and his plan for one’s life, attention is now turned from, “Who is God?” to “Who am I?”. This question is one of the fundamental questions of life. The right answer to it affects everything one thinks and does. It determines how one looks at God, others and the world about and consequently affects one’s attitude profoundly. Let us explore it in some details below. The second article on “Who is Jesus?”noted the following points:

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