BEYOND “I AM IN LOVE” 14: ARE YOU ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT VALUES?

A dear sister suffered heartbreak and found solace in the hands of a childhood friend who had been asking her out. She did not heal before committing to a new relationship.  One day, she had a reason to visit her boyfriend – he was ‘sick’. She broke all her rules that day. She drank alcohol for the first time in […]

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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 […]

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WHEN THE CALL BECKONS

As I sat in my Dad’s green Nissan Primera that evening under the cashew trees in church, the Lord began to speak to me about my future. I picked up my journal and wrote eight things that about my life and journey as inspired by the Lord. I kept that moment and the encounters jealously. This was April 28, 2007. […]

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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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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 (13)- CHURCH

Growing up as a pastor’s child comes with its troubles. There was a day that we came back from church a bit late. We had hardly settled down after eating and clearing dishes when Dad peeped into our rooms and asked that we get ready for the regular evening evangelism meeting. My older brother did not blink when he told […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (12)- COMPANY

Two of my sons in the faith got admission to the University. They came to ask me questions and seek counsel. One of the questions was, “Sir, what would you do differently if you were to get admission to study at the University afresh today?” I did not think twice when I told them, “I would not waste time before […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (10)- CONSCIENCE 

There was a year at our stewards’ hangout for the ministry when I decided to represent my group in a football match. It was a lot of fun while it lasted. However, by evening, after I slept and woke up, my body began to communicate with me- I was in pain. My entire body, especially my thighs, became very heavy. […]

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The “C” s THAT WILL HELP YOU (4)- CLARITY

Before I left service year, I had written a full document titled “My Life After Service: Pursuing the Call and Embracing Purpose”. I documented my dealings with the Lord from 2006 to 2011. I sent this document to my mentors and my pastor during my service year.  Just before I left service year, I had the opportunity to see my […]

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THREE AREAS TO BUILD FAITH IF YOU ARE CALLED (PART 3)

In my very first year of ministry, I got an invitation to preach at a youth convention. I went for the meeting and began to sound like a foreign preacher. I wanted to do all that was possible to impress my host. I do not remember what I preached about to date, but I can never forget how childish that […]

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