As is rather common in Nigeria, more people live outside their states of origin than within. in like manner, I live in one part of Nigeria but originate, as in my family bloodline flows from a different part. In my time so far, I have used the major forms of transportation in Lagos. I have airplane’d, Uber’d, taxi’d, private car’d, hire car’d, Keke Marwa’d, bus’d, and as recent as last Sunday, okada’d! Huwaddav thought!! My sister must not hear this. I’m sure I had sworn never to take them crazy quarter-life weapons of singular destruction. The only one I’ve not entered is Molue – maybe I’ve been permanently delivered from that! Amen? Continue reading
Should in case you have not read TABH 1 yet, give yourself some medicine a la Proverbs 17:22a MSG (A cheerful disposition is good for your health;) and read it here. Then you have qualified to read this one . . . lol, I joke, I joke. Anyway, this is part 2 of the TABH series and the topic of my debate this morning is light.
If you’re Nigerian or are affiliated with one, you’ll know that in Nigeria ‘light’ is synonymous with & used to describe electricity/electric power supply. And even though we have probably more than enough light from the sun, we definitely do not have enough light from the government. It might even take all the true men of GOD to all at once decree “Let there be light!” for light to be stable in Nigeria. #justsaying Continue reading
After being away from Home for about 16 months, I was finally able to go Home and see my family. If you read one of my first posts on this blog, you’ll know that I wasn’t able to go Home because of the UK’s home office saga, when my dad went HOME. So finally, I’m Home!! I was and am well happy to be Home. UK is just house, not home for me, at least not yet. It’s been really good to see the rest of my family and be in my father’s rent-free house . . . lol.
So I’m chilling at Home with my family and visiting and catching up with friends, Continue reading
Today’s post is a tad bit different – loads of Bible verses. Yesterday*, as I was reading my Bible I got a verse in Ezra – chapter 7:6. In the later half of the verse (what I would call verse 6b!), it says,
“…and the king (Artaxerxes) granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.” (parenthesis & emphasis mine)
And this is what I wrote in my study book: Continue reading
I recently attended a women’s retreat called Healed for Life, which I have abbreviated to H4L, for my writing convenience . . . lol. This 2-day, women-only event is run through the year by Pastor Jo Naughton of Harvest Church, London. I heard of the retreat at a women’s conference in July hosted by Prophetess Chi of Christian Women of Influence (CWOI) where Pastor Jo ministered. I signed up as the timing was perfect for my teacher self – summer holidays.
Image credit: Jo Naughton
Imagine a Bible quiz where you’re being asked to reel off the names of popular women in the Bible, either mentioned directly – like Sarah, Mary and Deborah, or indirectly – like Lot’s wife, the Shunamite woman and the woman with the issue of blood. With some years in church under your belt and some thinking, I’m sure you can come up with a much longer list under either sub-heading.
As I go through my One Year Bible reading plan, I have since come across women that were in a sense hidden because their accomplishments or stories do not get much air time in today’s church world. I’m sure there are many more whose stories are popular for only a season of their lives and not other seasons. An example is Bathsheba, also known as Uriah the Hittite’s wife, who committed adultery with King David but was also very instrumental in making sure Solomon became king in David’s stead before Dave passed on. Continue reading
“No manna appeared on the day they first ate from the crops of the land, and it was never seen again. So from that time on the Israelites ate from the crops of Canaan.” – Joshua 5:12
This was part of a text I read some in April this year. And it stood out to me to signify a Change of Season. Then I looked up the middle-column reference scriptures and these came up:
“So the people of Israel ate manna for forty years until they arrived at the land where they would settle. They ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.” – Exodus 16:35 Continue reading