Story telling: Series 1

The afternoon was cold and windy. The rains poured heavily outside, the streets were deserted from the fierceness of it. It was as though the world was aware that the heavens were falling. The weather told the story of what was happening in Mr. Adeniji’s house. Though midday, it was drearily dark and desolate, as though the masquerades of the spirits of the dead have indeed come to haunt the so-called notable families. The clouds were dark; the ground was pulsating from the thundering rain with fearful thunder claps, and lightning crowning the air with tension. … More Story telling: Series 1

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When does a marital issue become a public affair?

It’s not only sad but it is heart-piercing when I read different relationship issues, marriage issues on social media and you find more women than men seeking advice, ranting and begging for solutions on how to get it together again, with or without their spouses.

A pastor once prayed for the happiness of a troubled couple. He says whether it be together or in separation, happiness and peace of mind is the most important thing. Now this is a contradictory prayer you’ll often hear from pastors or Christians. As much as we want to play holy and be without blame, in most cases, we often neglect the truth of the issue to address it accordingly. No two marriages are the same, therefore, no one solution will apply to both. If only the church will be as realistic as the issues most marriages face, I believe there won’t be so much confused people on social media seeking advice from total strangers and hoping to get genuine answers. … More When does a marital issue become a public affair?

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5 Ways Travel Will Change Your Life For The Better

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Anonymous

This is one of my favorite travel quotes and I couldn’t agree more. Travel is transformational and has a way of changing who we are to our very core. It changes us for the better and brings out the best version of us. More so, traveling comes with so many thrills; that great feeling that comes with getting off a plane, booking a hotel room online, trying new delicacies, just to mention a few. Below are 5 ways travel can make your life better and why you should not hesitate to plan your next trip: … More 5 Ways Travel Will Change Your Life For The Better

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Protect me passionately

Ada is a sixteen year old enthusiast who wanted to be a soloist with one of the big Nigerian record labels. She often gathered the other children together and make everyone join in on her singing competitions, knowing full well that none of the other children had the kind of sensational talents that she had. Onome, though a year younger than Ada, had her unique talent too which often confused even her parents. Onome is a good actress. She often dramatized her way out of any unwanted situation she found herself and her parents couldn’t tell it was all an act for years.

A conman had approached them individually, having watched them from afar for months. Different in talent they may be but they both had the same trait which is common to his other victims – desperate for fame. … More Protect me passionately

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Issues affecting women empowerment

This should be an interesting topic to deliberate upon and it is, especially in a world where women now strive to be equal achievers with men. However, as women, we must understand that whatever we consider as issues starts from the mind. There are issues all around us if we choose to see life from that perspective but I know definitely that a better outlook to life and dreams is perhaps to see every obstacle as a challenge. I remember always wishing for more challenging tasks in my jobs and I remember a colleague telling me to be careful what I wish for. In all the busy schedules and activities now, I have learnt a vital lesson – taking ownership of my life. … More Issues affecting women empowerment

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Can someone tell me how to retain relationships? I seem to have lost all of mine.

So, we’ve had our moment of breaking the ice and having that first unbelievable conversation, what next?

In some cases, our views of people from afar are most times contrary to who they really are. You can’t tell a nervous person, for instance, from afar until you’re close enough to something or an activity that brings out that trait in them. In some cases, it’s better to appreciate people from afar and eulogize their seemingly perfect persona that makes you want to be close to them. I say this because once we get to know people, with all their good sides and bad sides, their flaws and weakness, we tend to let those traits form some sort of diminishing returns on our relationship with that person. A friend said to me once that it takes a sincere person to know you for who you are, imperfections and all, and still love you unconditionally. … More Can someone tell me how to retain relationships? I seem to have lost all of mine.

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It wasn’t the nail that pierced him: Isaiah 53:4-5

My daughter asked, “Mummy, why did the people kill Jesus?”

I said to her the people killed Jesus Christ because that was the reason He came to the world – to die for the salvation of humanity. So I suppose the people didn’t know they were doing Him good when they put Him to death.

My son asked, “Why do they call it Good Friday?”

As opposed to the dramatic and painful death of Jesus Christ that good and kind hearted people might have considered a Bad Friday, Christians call it Good Friday because it was the day humanity was once again reconciled to Him in the way He meant for us as in the days of Adam and Eve. So if we really want to show appreciate and love to Jesus Christ for what He did for us, we should love and each other and reverence Him in return. … More It wasn’t the nail that pierced him: Isaiah 53:4-5

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The woman of your dreams is worth chasing more

Hi people,

Trust your day went well or is going well, depending on what side of the world you’re in. So this morning, I was passing time on Instagram while having breakfast and I came across this picture message that said, “Woman, you will lose many relationships and friendships just to become the woman of your dreams. Be ready to let them go because the woman of your dreams is worth chasing more”. … More The woman of your dreams is worth chasing more

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money for Travel in 2017

Ever nursed the dream of traveling the world but have no funds to bring it to a reality? You are not alone. A good number of travelers confessed to not having sufficient funds for travel at the beginning of their “travel career”. However, after learning some tricks on how to cut down expenses while traveling, getting funds for traveling became a walk in the park. Below are a few tips to help you save up for wandering the world if you are just a regular, hardworking individual that does not have so much money to splurge on traveling: … More 5 Easy Ways to Save Money for Travel in 2017

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For the Girl Child, Dear Jesus …

As Jesus Christ makes his triumphant entry into Jerusalem today, I bring my prayer request for the little girls.

Dear Jesus,

I pray for the little girl child that she would hear and understand how God values and loves her. I pray that she would be accepted and treasured within her culture as someone who has been created in God’s image. I ask for her protection and loving care; that cultures will be transformed in view of the girl child through the knowledge of God’s word. Give her a sense of belonging, O Lord, that she would feel safe and accepted within the family and community. … More For the Girl Child, Dear Jesus …

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