Two Strikes

Lol . . . even that title had me thinking: “I’m funny!”. . . lol. I almost literally just name the post from the first few thoughts that come to my head! I hardly ever change it to something else after the post has been drafted and edited. Anyway, back to the post for today.

I’m a logical person and most times in my walk with GOD, I’ve had this tendency to Continue reading

Identity Cries

I was tempted to title this post ‘Identity Crisis’ but that would have just covered a part of what I intended to talk about with this post. As you may have seen from my previous posts, I talk about some of my experiences as a teacher in a school on the mend, on the bend?! I’m not an English teacher, thank GOD!! I also talk about what speaks to me as I go through the my Bible in the Year reading plan via the YouVersion® Bible app. And other topics in between.

Both these main sections came together this evening* to inform this post. In 1st Kings 1, Continue reading

The GODs must be crazy

Hahaha . . . Yes, me too!! I wondered whether this was the ‘correct’ way to name a post but yes, I decided to go with it as it captures as close as possible the first thoughts that popped into my mind one day as I read my Bible about GOD’s love. So let’s dive right in and I hope by the end of this post, if not before, you’ll agree with me that this title was rather fitting. Continue reading

The Re-Visit

Part of my training year as a teacher was to spend a week in a primary school learning all I can about how kids are taught in Key Stages 1 and 2 (equivalent to Primary School 1-6 in Nigeria) to help me teach them better when they move on to Key Stages 3 – 5 a.k.a secondary school. As I was (or am?) still settling in Manchester when the time came around for me to spend that week in a primary school, my professional mentor in school was kind enough to ask me if I wanted to spend it in Loughborough as that was where I knew people and could reconnect with friends there. I immediately jumped at the opportunity and said ‘Yes’. I had the job of then emailing quite a few primary schools and after a few emails and some ‘Nos’, I got a ‘Yes’. (If you’ve not read my blog post on not being afraid of No’s, you can do so here.) Continue reading

At least 7 times

persistence

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I’ve been doing the YouVersion® One Year Bible plan this year as I’m not really used to devotionals and I’ve kinda gotten myself unused to it. So I’m at the part where Elijah the Tishbite enters the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel and Judah in the first book of Kings chapter 18 after he had  called down fire on the water-soaked and entrenched sacrifice on Mount Carmel. Prior to this time in Chapter 17:1, he had decreed there would not be rain on the land till his say so and so it was. Then in Chapter 18:42, the Bible records he puts himself in a posture of prayer which doesn’t look comfortable to me! He then sends his servant in verse 43 to go and look toward to the sea.

I love the Message Translation of verses 43-45: Continue reading