Profits and Persons

A senior friend asked online what I would choose between friends and money. My response was expected, I chose friends like I also expect many others would do. No one wants to appear fickle. But, are we really interested in people more than we are in the benefit we get from being associated or in…

Birthday Chronicles

These oranges were the first gifts I received from a woman of God in the local church I attend in Ibadan for my birthday, which happened to be yesterday. It was after a Sunday service, two days prior, this woman walked up to me and handed me a nylon bag containing these and in a…

Believing God

Jehovah is God and He specializes in making the impossible possible. When He comes, He announced His presence with unbelievable words. In Luke 1, two people were confronted with impossible things: Zechariah the priest and Mary, the mother of Jesus. They asked two seemingly similar question, based on the reality of their circumstances; yet, they…

Of Design and Alternatives

In recent times, my heart has been drawn to events that are happening locally and internationally; mostly reflective of the choices we make as individuals and as communities and here are few of my thoughts: 1.  When men try to replace God’s design with their well-thought-out alternatives, unrighteousness and injustice become the only way to…

Random Thoughts Again

1. It is indeed a dangerous thing to be surrounded by praise singers who cannot look one in the eye and tell the TRUTH. 2. Parents who pray that their children would receive from their own children what they received from them aren’t sincere or honest . . . within them are deep seated hurts…

Credentials and Credibility

Sometime ago, in the British Empire, just as war was breaking out with the Germans, the second son of King George V, the Duke of York, found himself on the throne that was abdicated by his elder brother as King George VI and his major challenge was that he stutters when he speaks. It is…

Delayed Dues

Are you out dry, at the end of your road, wondering what use is virtue? Are you looking into what is beneath, behind, before and beyond you but could not muster hope? The people you serve with all your heart, who when the glory came, forgot to remember you, would have their regrets soon enough…just…

Switch to Relevance

The son of a carpenter don’t have to make masterpieces with wood…he can heal the sick. The daughter of a seamstress don’t have to make dresses for others to wear… she can change the world. Dream! Dream really big! Let the life of God in you mean more than religiosity! Let it birth the kingdom…

Outcomes

The ultimate end of all endeavour is not necessarily the sum of inputs; time and chance happen to all.   Each one would have the privilege of time, an irreplaceable gift of God; and the blessing of chance, that significant moment when ‘choice’ would determine all . . .   What are you doing with…

Subtle Shift

I have been watching a lot of movies lately; it seems the major avenue to relax for me these days. Now, if you watch a lot of movies like I do, you won’t go too far before you would come across movies that would stir something in you . . . negatively or positively. This…