What the Bible teaches about rest

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN When you hear the word ‘rest’, it can mean going slow, relaxing or taking a break. Panic and anxiety do not solve anything but instead worsen any situation. So, the best you can do is to relax and take it slow. The Bible encourages us to rest, although many Christians do not heed that advice. Here are five Bible truths about why one should rest. Rest   is   living  by faith It is absurd that faith has been misunderstood to mean that if you do not…

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Clergywomen mark 50 years of service

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BY BRIGHT NIWAHA AND ELIZABETH AMONGIN Clergy women in the Church of Uganda came together at Uganda Christian University, to celebrate 50 years of ministry. This was during a four-day conference held from May 2 – 6 in Nkoyoyo Hall under the theme: “Reflecting on Jesus Christ’s mandate for women in mission and ministry”, derived from Matthew 28:1-10. The chief guest, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali, at the opening of the conference hailed the clergywomen for their dedicated service to the Church regardless of the challenges that they meet in life and…

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Down syndrome is still a health threat

An illustration showing the signs of Down Syndrome (Internet Photo)

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN Alvin Mukisa was born a normal baby like any other, but soon his mother, Achiro, noticed that her son was lazy and had wide eyes. The mother decided to take him to the paediatrician who carried out various tests and said that he had Down syndrome. Down Syndrome was first described as a disorder in 1866 and it was named after John Langdon, who later discovered the cause of the defect in 1959. The World Health Organisation defines Down syndrome as a condition caused by extra-genetic material…

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How The Standard taught me about journalism basics

Oyako during the interview (Photo by Elizabeth Amongin)

BY STAFF WRITER It is a common practice for many people to despise humble beginnings (first place of work) after gaining more income and popularity. Many do not want to be recognised as former employees of particular institutions or companies due to various reasons. But for journalist Arthur Oyako, despising one’s humble beginnings has never crossed his mind. Oyako was first employed at The Standard for two years. While at The Standard, he worked as a photographer, editor, writer among others. At this time, the newspaper was only three years…

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Heart attack on the rise

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BY ROSE RUTH AKONG The heart is the most important organ in the human body. So when it is unwell, it can be your worst friend. This organ is responsible for pumping blood to all body parts, which enables the proper functioning of the systems. “It is heart-breaking that he left us too soon and we noticed his problem too late. “The doctors did all they could to save him but all in vain as his heart had already stopped. The late David Anywar was my husband, a strong man…

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Make your church a place of belonging

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BY STAFF WRITER Showing up on a Sunday morning at Church is good, but it is not enough. Church is not like a shop where you go to purchase what you want at a particular moment, and forget about the rest of the time when you do not need anything from it. Spiritual development requires discipline and constant connection. Church is a community and as a Christian you have to be part of it all the time. The same way you feel comfortable and at ease at your home should…

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How working at The Standard re-shaped my thinking

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By Elizabeth Amongin Who is Frank Obonyo? I was born in Nagongera, Tororo District, to Johnny and Betty Obonyo. I went to school in Luzira Primary School, Kisoko High School, Luzira Secondary School, then Uganda Christian University, Mukono, where I graduated with a BA in Mass Communication majoring in Print. How did you join The Standard ? After     graduation in 2006, the idea of starting up a student community newspaper was hatched by the then head of department. We were interviewed and appointed as staff writers in March…

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Writing one’s way to the top

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By Elizabeth   Amongin While undertaking his A-level studies at Mengo Senior School, Semakula decided to pursue journalism in spite of not having studied literature. “I joined UCU in 2003 to study Mass Communication thinking my class had only former literature students. But during the lectures I discovered that we were all the same and not everyone had done literature,” he said. The ambitious Semakula made his friends wisely. While at university in second year, he met one Samuel Waigolo, who was at that time writing for Daily Monitor and…

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Why January semester is bad news to business

Stalls without clients in the recent January bazaar (File photo)

BY STAFF WRITER It is the Easter (January) Semester and  the majority of the university students are not on session. Students in the faculties of Education and Arts, Law, Science and Technology, and Health sciences are not on campus. Those who are off-session are thankful that they will have to rest for the next four months. They are happy that they will have time to make some pocket money for their next semester. This situation is however  bad news for the business owners in and around the Mukono campus, because…

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Chaplaincy raises Shs2m for Nkoyoyo

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BY STAFF WRITER Former Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi Nkoyoyo needs prayers where he is admitted for treatment in the UK. Nkoyoyo was recently flown out of the country to the UK for specialised treatment after being ill for several months. By the time he left for UK, he could neither eat solid food nor drink normally and was mainly depending on fluids. Family sources said he had serious pain in the chest. The Standard learnt that he was diagnosed with cancer of the throat although the reports could not be verified. …

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