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It’s not about you…

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“The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary…” (Isaiah 50:4).

baby shower

On Sunday, I attended a surprise baby shower for my friend. She had trusted God alongside her husband for this baby for a number of years and now God showed up, so it was a gathering of very excited friends, celebrating our friend and thanking God on her behalf. As I sat there excited for her alongside several other friends, one thing that everyone kept saying was how real she was about the pain she felt when she was waiting and how encouraging it was to know beyond Christianese that she felt weary sometimes. She is one of the most cheerful people I know but she was real about her struggle without carrying it on her head...

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Random Post – ‘My Traffic Light Moment’

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traffic

Two days ago, I was driving home from work, I had worked a little later than usual and the road was slightly deserted at the time. As I approached Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, a car sped past me, it was going so fast, its rear lights were all I saw in a few seconds.  I was so ‘tripped’, it felt like I was watching the scene from a movie.  But then just ahead, there was a traffic light and I couldn’t help laughing when the driver screeched to a halt as the traffic light turned RED. Your humble self drove and slowly brought my car to a halt beside the guy that just sped past me in his Porsche Panamera. Trust me, I flashed him a nice victorious smile and he smiled in return. Ha, yes, as fast and expensive as his car was relative to mine, there was no ‘beef’ but we both had to wait...

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‘Stupendous Grace Fragrance’

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Grace fragrance

Amazing how profundity often bursts out of simplicity. A few days ago, my lovely buddy @signetseal came up with an expression for my presence on Twitter, she simply called it ‘Stupendous Grace Fragrance’ (SGF) and it was inspired by www. stupendousgrace.com. It evolved from mere friendly banter between good friends and inspired the post below.

2 Cor. 2:15 says Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

When I was younger, I had an uncle who used to smoke English tobacco via a pipe; he also wore a very exotic perfume.  Over time, the mix of those fragrances became etched in my subconscious as his distinct fragrance. When he visited and left, his fragrance would remain for hours...

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