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USED CONDOMS AND OUR NEW HOME

A couple of years ago, I rented an apartment. After the old occupants moved out, I and some others had to do some clearing out of the apartment. We made a lot of discoveries that tell a lot about the lifestyle of the former occupants. The unwelcoming sight of used condoms stuffed in a bottle hidden in a corner on […]

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“FUNERAL” BEFORE MARRIAGE

Just some three weeks or so into courtship, our planned meeting for a study was not going well. Every question I asked Irewamiri was met with a one-word answer. After all attempts failed, I decided that we change location- we drove to a quiet location and I began to probe again. Well! I did not know when the tears began […]

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LAY THAT BED WELL

We spent the night at our friends home. We had an appointment to keep up with in the morning. As we packed our things to leave, I noticed we had not laid the bed. I began to do a rush work of laying the bed- some parts of the sheet were still rumpled. As I made to rush off, the […]

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WHAT DO YOU SAY IN HARD TIMES?

As a young boy, I had the opportunity to see a diligent medical doctor go about his work almost every weekend. One of the days I cannot forget was a woman in the pains of labour who began to rain curses on her husband. She was not finding the process of labour easy. The matron shut her up and asked […]

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WHY CAN’T IT BE LAGOS?

“Temi, even if you say God has called you to ministry, why must it be Eruwa? Why can’t it be Lagos? At least, that would have given us more hope” Those were the words of some of those who loved me dearly when I was picking up God’s call to ministry in Eruwa. “Lagos has more shine,” they said. For […]

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“AM I EVEN MAKING SENSE WITH MY LIFE?”

A couple of years back in the early days of ministry, I was already fully dressed for our Sunday Service when I suddenly had a heavy heart; an untraceable burden. I grew weak. My internal strength did not support my external frame. It was a battle with thoughts like, “Are you now making sense with your life?”, “Is this what […]

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE LESS THAN YOU NEED

I needed money.I told God about it.There was no way I would go to church empty-handed. At least, I should have an offering to give to the Lord. That was my heart cry. During the day, I got a gift of 1000 naira (about 3 dollars). Just the moment my mind wanted to start feeling disappointed, I turned it to […]

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OF HARD TIMES AND MANGO SOUP

I thought mum was being creative (she actually is), but maturity made me realize that it was because of the times- instead of meat in vegetables then, we had “real thick hard almost ripe” mangoes. And as kids, we were always looking forward to Mango soup! (I salute mothers). I do not know how she came about it but one […]

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I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EASY

Of all the crazy things my wife and I had done in our walk with God, we took it to a new level sometimes back when we gave away something that took us our entire marital life to build. Tough but we did. I was at work one day when my wife sent a text that she needed me at […]

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SPILT PEPPER

It was a beautiful afternoon when mum sent me to buy and grind some pepper from her regular supplier. I borrowed Ayodele’s (my childhood friend) bicycle and had a good ride to the pepper seller. I diligently tied the pepper to the carrier at the back and rode all the way home. I returned the bicycle; untied the small bucket […]

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