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DO THIS WHENEVER YOU ARE ANGRY

We were in the middle of a conversation. Irewamiri said something that got me angry, and I decided to hold my breath. She did not realize it, though. I walked away from the place where we were having the conversation. I paused and spoke these words to the Lord: “Lord, help me to choose the right response in the middle […]

THE DANGER OF HALF-TRUTHS IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH

One evening at the university, I was heading to our sports complex when I met a friend of mine. While discussing, she told me that she would spend the evening attending a mentoring vigil with some of her other friends.  I smiled and told her these exact words: “Why are you guys jumping around? What are you looking for? Sit […]

“I WAS DOING MY ASSIGNMENT”

I knew when my girls came in from school. They would come into my office and greet me before they went on to do any other thing that they needed to do. But I heard their voice when they arrived but did not see my girls come in to greet me.  About an hour later, Danielle walked to my office. […]

PARENTING DOES NOT HAVE TO BE HARD

We came back late from church that Sunday afternoon. Just before you could blink an eye and go through the Sunday afternoon routine of cooking, cleaning, and at least resting, Daddy was already at our door telling us it was time for the regular Sunday evening evangelism.  My brother would give none of it. I was too young to be […]

DO NOT FORCE PEOPLE INTO YOUR CONVICTION

I made a definitive decision on a vital ministry relationship. The day I mentioned it, she was greatly overjoyed. I had not seen that glow before. Later, she informed me that the Lord gave her a word about the situation and that relationship about three years earlier.  I asked her why she did not mention it. She said, “I did […]

THE BLESSING OF SOLID CHARACTER 

I had shared the testimony of what God did at a season in our ministerial journey with a dear brother who is a minister of the gospel. We had given out almost everything in our house. We moved to a new place and the living room was bare.  A year later, we got the gift of a truckload of furniture […]

THE BLESSING OF COMPLETE TRUST 

I was away on a writing retreat. Some bills needed to be paid for our building project. We were at the foundation-filling stage. The account needed just about seven thousand naira more to make up for the required payments. I told those in the office to wait till noon.  At about half past eleven in the morning, I picked up […]

THE BLESSING OF TIMELY HELP

After we got our first venue, we could only afford to pay for six months. We needed to renovate the property so it would be conducive for use. We had gotten quotations from artisans, and we were trusting the Lord for resources. That same day, my brother came into town from Ibadan. The interesting thing is that we met on […]

THE BLESSING OF FAITHFUL MEN

I took over my dad’s old shop. It had a front shop which I turned into a bookstore. It also had a back office which I used as a ministry office. It was a humble beginning indeed. I still wondered how someone or anyone who saw me in that space and accept to work in the ministry. I got back […]

THE BLESSING OF UNUSUAL SUPPLIES

The young man (an undergraduate) mentioned that he was surprised when he heard I was in Eruwa. He could not believe that I could ever settle in the community, especially since I rarely spent any of my breaks from school in the community. I shared the vision with him. Some days later, he sent a message that he won a […]