Permission to Edit

There are certain things that cannot be changed by spoken words, negative emotions, terrible attitudes and changing environment . . . one of them is a person’s true identity. It is possible to change appearance, style, outlook, perception and responses; but who you really are will not change until something really drastic happens that brings…

Already Done

Walking an unknown pathway is not strange, every known one was once an unknown pathway. Still, ‘directional signages’ are helpful in making smart choices; though the edge of adventure may be far removed. So, what will it be?A journey or an adventure? Your choices will not matter in the end; believe me, you will soon…

What Matters Are Within Your Power of Choice

If there is anything that has made me think deeply more than anything else in my lifetime, it is the matter with people and the choices they make. As much as choices determine most of what happens in our lives, there are few of them we do not have the power to choose: to whom…

Counsel for Would-be Spouses (Men)

In recent times, I have found myself having a lot of conversations with single men (not many of ladies :-), about choosing a spouse and getting married (I guess ladies prefer to talk to women like them). As a matter of fact, so much burden has been heavy on my heart in this regard. So,…

“I’m not you”

The beauty of a new life,The blessings of fresh opportunitiesThe jinx of fresh perspectivesThe judgment of those who stumbled. It says: ” I’m not you”“I think and act differently”“I’ll walk without stumbling because I know better”“I am me, not you!” Until avoidable tragedy strikes,And history repeats itself…Until posterity is damaged,And precious time is wasted. If…

Bad Until Proven Otherwise

I reckon that life is bound to unfold with so many wrongs targeted at diminishing our values as a people; that is as sure as the day rising out of a dark night. We cannot change that! But, what do we do with the ills we have seen, the bad experiences that came out of…

The Cares of Youthfulness

Youthfulness is the beginning of dreams and the end of innocence; yet, it is one of God’s uncommon blessings to humanity. It presents opportunities that can be matched with skills, values that are responses to problems and work that can be done because of the abundance of life’s primary resource – time. As beautiful and…

Scary, Yet True . . .

I have been reading from the fourth chapter of the book of Mark, from the Holy Bible, in the last two days, and my eyes are opened to very scary truth in the word of God. It began with Jesus Christ leaving a traditional place for teaching the word of God, which is the temple,…

The Gift of Time

A valuable lesson I have learnt in life is that time is a gift…a very rare type of gift. It cannot be stored,It cannot be kept;It cannot be saved, we only save ourselves with respect to it,It is used without permission or notice. It is given without a request,It is received, each passing day, piece…

“Please Separate From Me”

A real mission has clear objectives, central to which is the people that are involved. The choice of people on any mission must be carefully considered if the mission will not suffer from series of setbacks. But wait, is the mission even a noble one? Is it something that its successful completion would bring glamour…