THE “C”s THAT WILL HELP YOU (29)- COMPASSION 

My father, in the faith, shared with us about a time when they had a capital-building project they trusted the Lord for. When he took the matter to the Lord in prayers, the Lord told the ministry to build a church at a particular mission field. They obeyed.  The moment they finished building the church in the mission field, the […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (27)- CREATIVITY 

During the economic crisis in the early 90s, when we had to cook with sawdust stoves and invent different things, we also had a shortage of supplies. However, as kids, we did not know. Mum would send us hunting for slightly ripe mangoes. She would cook vegetables, and when they were almost done, she would cut huge chunks of mangoes […]

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BEFORE MORE… SAY THANK YOU FIRST!

Danielle had been with Mum in the kitchen- clearing dishes alongside. It was a sweet adventure for her. Mum was also making Moin-Moin (a delicious delicacy made from blended beans that taste amazing when cooked in special leaves), and she was helping with the process. At a point, Mum had to relieve Danielle of some of the technical parts of […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (26)- COMMUNICATION

There was a season when Irewamiri and I had a particular issue that we always avoided talking about. The moment we began the conversation, we both knew it would likely lead to an argument. Once our conversation goes in that direction and it starts getting heated a bit, we would throw the issue under the carpet again. One day, it […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (21)- CONSECRATION

A dear friend used a powerful illustration once: If you have two bowls that look similar- you use one in the kitchen and another in the restroom. Then one day, you had a visitor who did not know the difference. You just met the two bowls in the kitchen. You are not sure of the one for the kitchen nor […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (20)- CALLING

I was reading about 3 am that September morning in 2009. I was awaiting a miracle for my Law School posting. It had become a naughty issue. That morning, while reading a book by Myles Munroe, “Principles and Benefits of Change,” I heard the Lord speak to me at my parent’s dining table. He said, “Son, there is a repositioning […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (19)- COVENANT 

My first time out of home as a teenager was at a State University. I was just about sixteen years old. One night, I was all alone in the flat when sickness struck. I had no phones to call home. My temperature was high. I was scared.  As I shook with feverish rigour under the thick blanket, I began to […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (17)- CORRECTION 

We were with a dear teacher, asking questions regarding leadership. He said to us, “Pastor Temi, anyone that is not being instructed or corrected is not being trained. Anyone that is not being trained will soon become a major source of trouble”. That is a very true statement. Correction means to make a change that makes something right. To correct […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (16)- COURTESY

As we shared experiences about how different people got into the church, there was one that, to date I have not forgotten.  An elderly woman shared that the reason why she came into the church for the first time was that I would always acknowledge and greet her as I walked into the church. She visits a bar beside the […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (14)- CHALLENGES

Right after we had the very first meeting as a ministry, I was so elated that I sent a message to my mentor. His response was simple and unforgettable- “Pastor Temi, congratulations, but what next?” I did not know whether to rejoice or how to respond. I have celebrated a milestone, but truly, what next. Beloved, challenges are the food […]

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