“But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” – Jude 20-21 At the funeral of a dear friend a week ago, the homily was focused …

  “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:6   The chronic challenge with which most countries are faced is to find a solution to the problem of slow and unsteady economic growth.  The answer is in two parts. To …

    “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 When a baby is born on planet Earth, any mentally stable parent would wish their child to develop to the fullest and, through procreation, expand the human race. The parent would be mindful of the …

  “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” – Romans 12:12 Recently several members of the Caribbean family of nations have been faced with one crisis after the other as a result of a series of high intensity hurricanes. These countries have had to muster all the help they can get …

  “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will no fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23: 4 We have experienced a very turbulent hurricane season what with Category 5 winds, storm surges way above the average …

  “No one will lose their soul if they stay aboard the ship.” – Acts 27:31 Last week we affirmed that, once we exist, we can do all things in Him that strengthens us and we agreed to strive, conquer and achieve success whether we have a relatively smooth systematic and evolutionary path or whether …

“I the Lord test the mind and search the heart, to give to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their doings.” – Jeremiah 17:10 We concluded in last week’s column that optimal thinking expedites the process of embracing love and eradicating fear as we traverse the journey to sustainable success. Sustainable …

  “There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear.” – 1 John 4:18 The human brain is made up of five major areas, all of which serve as individual power houses that process conscious thought, control emotional and physical reactions, store memory and much more –  www.holinergroup.com.  Similarly, the business “brain” is …

“Return, my soul, to your rest, for the Lord has showered you with blessings”. – Psalm 116:7   As we pursue our daily living and expose ourselves to the news, things are not the same as measured by our quality of life. There is significant turmoil around us. There is a need for change but …

“So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!” – Ephesians 5:15-16   In February next year, it would be 50 years since I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. The title of the thesis …

Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.—Mark 8:25 I am blessed to be actively involved in so many interesting visions in life that it does present a challenge in the management of the 24 hours per day allocated to …

“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.” – Revelation 7:9   Just over a week ago, former U.S. President Bill Clinton spoke on a range of trending topics as hundreds of mayors convened on Miami Beach for …

  “For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:8   Caribbean politicians these days, perhaps it is endemic to the profession, guard very jealously the power surrounding their election to political office.   Their egos drive them to pursue myopic tactics …

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 Much energy has been spent by Barbadian leaders and professionals recently on litigation, political wrangling, poor decision making, questionable management, ego massaging, internal quarrels, media messaging and conflicting advice regarding national economic issues. If we spend this energy constructively kick-starting the Barbados …

“You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity.” – Philippians 4:19   The average individual adopts a classical pattern over the changing phases of life. There …

  “Let your speech at all times be gracious and pleasant, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how to answer each one who questions you.” – Colossians 4:6   Good national governance is about effective and efficient decision making. Leaders make speeches designed to inform their listeners of the decisions that they have made. …

  “For wisdom will come into your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.” – Proverbs 2:10   There are two primary sources of inspiration for this column. The one is to record stimulating thoughts related to my area of business activity, enterprise development, and the other is to respond to those kind …

“Forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before.” – Philippians 3:13.   Caribbean-born historian Professor Richard Drayton will deliver the 41st Sir Winston Scott Memorial lecture tonight at 8 p.m. at the Frank Collymore Hall where he will speak on the topic “The Time of Sovereignty: the History of …

“By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22-23   The purpose of government is to look after the people’s general welfare, indeed, to provide for their well-being and happiness. Specifically, government’s role may be partitioned into two components “regulatory” and “service”.  Government …

“There is one body and one Spirit.” – Ephesians 4:4   In any society the ultimate objective of right thinking political, trade union and private sector leadership should be to design a structure for society so as to ultimately engender happiness among the people that they serve. This means that addressing issues such as net …

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” – John 13:34   Why is it that Caribbean leadership is in such chaos? Is it because of colonial heritage, power, egos, greed, arrogance, disunity, infighting, mendicancy, a fixation on reparations, lack …

“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will … increase the harvest of your righteousness.” – 2 Corinthians 9:10   Once again, I join my fellow Trustees of the Graham Gooding Trust in commemorating the late E.G.B. Gooding (1915-1987) by observing Eat Bajan Day on Friday, October 7, 2016.   In …

“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.” – Revelation 7:9   Author Caitlyn Patch is a yoga teacher, writer and researcher. In her opening paragraph in an article on “Diversity in Nature” she makes the point that “Diversity …