Eric Tangumonkem Ph.D

Eric Tangumonkem Ph.D

Dr. Eric Tangumonkem has Bachelors in Geology and Sociology from the University of Buea in Cameroon, a Masters in Earth Sciences from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon and a Doctorate in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition to being a consultant geologist, he is a poet, an inspirational speaker and President/co-founder of Equipping of the Saints International Ministries based in Dallas, Texas. He is married Elizabeth and God has blessed them with four children

email: tangumonkem@yahoo.com

cell: 214-908-3963

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Sunday, 13 November 2011 02:43

We are doomed

We are doomed

A few seconds of earthly bliss,

Fleeting moments of ecstasy

Now we gnash our teeth, wail and groan;

Our sorrow has overwhelmed us,

Like the weight of a mighty ocean

Sadness crushes us perpetually.

There is rottenness in our bones;

And our bodies are decaying

There is death in our blood

We are doomed

Our defenses have been crushed;

Completely shattered and obliterated

There is no sign of relief and no end in sight

We are doomed

This disease not like any other is beyond comprehension;

Why should the young and strong die?

Why should the wealthy and powerful die?

Why should the beautiful and handsome die?

Why should the future be snatched from us?

The cream, the brightest, the best,

Have all succumbed to this monster.

It is a Melham, the war rages on,

We are losing and the tide is against us

Nothing we do seems to work

We are doomed

Helplessness, hopelessness is our only comfort,

The quest for a cure is taking too long;

Raising and dashing hopes as the days go by

Promises, promises, but little to show for,

A cure remains elusive and the chase continues

All our efforts only delay the inevitable;

The grime ripper is always neigh

Ripping the cream, the best and the brightest.

We are doomed

If we continue to satisfy the lust of our eyes;

If we break our marriage vows

If we let our emotions be the pilot.

But we can beat this monster and put an end to this Melham;

Be faithful to your partners,

Delay gratification, abstain from sex

Put on the condom when in doubt,

And AIDS will be vanquished.

We are not doomed if we change our ways.

Sunday, 13 November 2011 02:38

Marriage Needs Constant Sizzling

We got to keep working on our marriages, for when we stop the marriage will stop growing. It will get stagnant and bad things will happen. It is interesting how we spend so much energy on our jobs and many other things and little on our marriages. We all take it for granted that we have “love” and it is going to take care of everything. The truth is that most of the time we do not act in love at all. According to ( I Corinthians 13: 5-7) " 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres".

I do not know about you, I am light years away from this type of love described here. There is need for constant evaluation and reevaluation, focusing and refocusing. This takes time, energy compromise and the willingness to move into the center. Remember two imperfect individuals are trying to make something perfect. Boy oh boy, what a task. Both parties have to roll up their sleeves and get down to work. It is hard work and the benefits are worth working for. If you are having challenges do not feel that you are the only one. Just ask others and you will realize that we are all in the same boat. We are all living life and dealing with the daily disappointments and disillusions.

Let those who have figured it out shed some light for others to follow. Although information no matter how good it is can only be beneficial to the individual when it translate from head knowledge to action. Did I say action? Yes action. For action speaks louder than words. Talk is cheap. And working the work is tough. That is why America is saturated with books on marriage and relationships, but half of all marriages end in divorce. It is difficult to apply all those great truths that others share with us. Why is it so? Is it that these ideas do not work? Let the ink continue to flow.