Monthly Archives April 2013

Dare to believe again!

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Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jer. 32:17

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me? Jer. 32:27

Growing up for me was fun and during holidays we got to compete in bicycle races with neighbours or just go across the street to visit. We would play and run the entire house down and leave in enough time for our friends to tidy up before their parents returned. I remember one of such holidays, I was 8 or 9 and we had agreed to go ask Dad and Mum for permission to go visit with the neighbours...

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Laying the Chips Down…

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  1. “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” – 2 Timothy 3:12 (ESV)

Every now and again, I meet new believers and see clearly the peace of God upon them. What a beauty? The joy of sins and a past forgiven, the knowledge of a king up there who remembers their names. However, many of them haven’t become too familiar with the scripture above and as life happens and trials come, they are ill prepared to deal the challenges, even when the grace to overcome has been freely offered. As I look through my walk in faith, several years down the line, I acknowledge that Christianity isn’t easy. It’s a great life, but it has its trials...

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I love my Big Brother…

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Today is my BIG BROTHER’s birthday and I just want to say I love my big Brother…

He’s been in my life all my life, LOL!!!  Very quietly protective and one of my strongest cheerleaders to date; ‘don’t worry He says, everything is going to be alright’.  With his very gentle, polite and courteous demeanour despite towering at 6ft4. He always has a smile and a gentle handshake with his large palms. He is ever so reliable, dependent and sacrificial, he’s not a man of many words but when push comes to shove, and even before that I can count on him always to come through for me. My first male friend, still my today friend…

I have so many memories of Big Brother moments, from just growing up at home and having my parents remind me ‘he is your elder brother’ or going away to boardin...

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Theory vs. Practice

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A few days ago, someone asked me to verbally instruct her on how to make Starch (A Niger Delta delicacy often relished with Banga soup or Owo soup) and then I told her that I would have to show her practically, but that besides that, the consistency that is neither too hard or too soft can only be attained by some practice. As I said that, I smiled, remembering how I saw my mum and grand mum often measure the consistency of the starch and water mixture against the back of their palms to determine if it was good to go.

Another analogy,  let’s say you need a driver, here comes a well-spoken young man who understands all the principles of a car engine; from the hydraulics to the brake system but has never actually driven a car before vs...

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Laura Story- A redefinition of Blessings

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Hmm, what do you do when you serve God with all you have and yet seem to have so many unmet needs and a life that appears to be ridden with pain? How do you see blessings amidst your hurt? I’d like to introduce you to Laura Story, a woman whose songs have blessed me greatly but more than that, whose journey has challenged me to a ‘Redefinition of Blessings’.

Laura Story is a prolific gospel song writer and minister, and she wrote the No 1 worship hit “Indescribable” recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin and then by Kierra Sheard in 2011. She also wrote several other songs such as ‘Mighty to Save’, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington in 2005 and recorded several other career successes. Such a blessed life we must already think, God is surely faithful.

But amidst those...

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Things Eternal…

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My heart and prayers go to all those affected by yesterday’s bomb blast in Boston.  It has been a timely reminder of how fleeting life is and how no one knows which day is their last. I pray that God gives each of us the grace to live our lives in realization of those realities.

On April 14, 1912, at 10:00 p.m. the Titanic crashed into an iceberg and in four hours, it sank, leaving hundreds dead. According to the stories, one woman in a life boat asked if she could go back to her room. She was given only three minutes to do so and she hurried down the corridors, already tilting dangerously, through the gambling room piled ankle deep with money. In her fancy estate room were treasures waiting to be taken, but instead she snatched up three oranges and hurried back to the boat...

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“…I can do a better job of it.”

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Yaaay!!! Adam Scott wins the 2013 Masters!!!

Yesterday, Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff on a soggy Sunday at Augusta National. The Masters was the only major an Australian had never won, and before now Scott was among dozens of golfers who routinely rose in the early hours of Monday morning for the telecast, only to watch a horror show, typically watch an Australian lose out again.

Last summer, Scott threw away the British Open by making bogey on his last four holes to lose by one shot to Ernie Els. At that crushing defeat, the 32-year-old responded with such elegance and class, reflecting so much dignity and pledged to finish stronger given another chance...

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Expectations

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But Naaman went away angry and said. “I thought he would surely come out to me and call on the name of the Lord His God , wave his hand over the spot and heal me of my leprosy…2 Kings 5:11

Many times, we hurt in our relationship with God and people because of unfounded expectations. Many children of God believe in a walk with God devoid of pain and full of joy all the way or that God will do everything and we have no part to play. Same way, many of us go into relationships expecting a bed of roses. What discourages most of us in our lives is not what life brings up, it actually is unmet expectations. It can totally block our sights to even the present joys that God gives...

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Little Things

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 I wondered aloud yesterday about what happened to the simplicities of life and a friend said to me that life appears a lot more difficult than it did previously and so people generally have become a little tougher and perhaps somewhat hurried and impatient. Whilst we may have become toughened or calloused simply as a result of the world in which we live, there are still the simple beauties of life that we often overlook. Today, I’m just sharing a few things that made my list of ‘little things’.

They are life’s simple pleasures that we commonly overlook and represent for me everyday sources of happiness right under my nostrils...

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The Hermit Crab Shell Hunt

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Hello everyone,

How did the weekend go? You know how we get so accustomed to repetitive stuff, even the most noble and nicest events end up becoming so formal that we tend to lose the real meaning. I hope that we haven’t done that with the remembrance of Jesus’ resurrection so much that all it represents is two work free days and an extended weekend.

Ok, moving forward, I read somewhere recently about the hermit crab, how it looks for a shell that fits him, then lives in it till he outgrows it. At the point at which it outgrows a previous shell, it has to scamper around the ocean floor and find a bigger one; a process that repeats itself throughout his entire life...

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