Faith for Works

I live in a row of flats that necessitate some sort of shared facilities; wherein, something as simple as a fault in the water pumping system requires a meeting of many tenants to resolve. It is amazing how many back and forth is necessary before simple things get resolved. Among us are some, who don’t…

The Flaw in Expediency

A couple of days ago, I stumbled on a woman with two children, frantically searching a waste dump for food for her children. The part that hurt me deepest was that this waste dump is nested in the neighbourhood of the affluent. In the midst of the affluence, she had no one to look upon…

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…

This Thing Called Mentoring . . .

Moses led (not mentored) Joshua, but Joshua didn’t start his ministry while Moses was alive…same for Elisha to Elijah…same for Disciples to Jesus Christ! None of them went to wake the dead for instructions…the same Holy Spirit that was on their leader was who came on them (for some in double portion). They did greater…

“Now You Are Ready…”

After a very heavy bowl of food, I decided that tonight is not an evening I wouldn’t do my evening walk. So, I laced my sneakers and set out with this beautiful music from Dunsin Oyekan in my ears (Na You!) A few steps into my walk, the first thing I heard in my spirit…

A Delicate Mix

A few days ago, I went to the local market and stopped at a stall to buy Ginger and Garlic (it has become a necessary drink, since the beginning of COVID pandemic). The woman selling these roots, seeing that I have made my purchase already asked that I should add Tumeric roots as well; according…

What Do These Things Mean?

The search for understanding is the wellspring of life. . . those who make their camp around understanding are ever-green and never in lack of what is needed. But understanding is not an easy get. It requires a deliberate immersion in life’s processes till the ‘Why’ is clear enough for a decisive action. These processes…

Crafted Memorials

About two month ago, after a day of fasting and prayers, I sat down to catch up on my series on Netflix and suddenly my heart started to palpitate so much that I was so afraid I jumped out of my house, hoping to get some fresh air…Few minutes later, I realised something bigger than…

First Response

A couple of years ago, I met a very high-ranking clergy. I had the opportunity to meet him for a matter and in the middle of our conversations, Life By The Word, a Bible contemplation piece that I had written, came to the fore in our discussions. He asked me a question and said: “What…

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…