“DON’T BRING THAT SICKNESS IN HERE”

As kids, anytime we got sick in school and our parents were beckoned on. As soon as we get home, Mum would say to the sick- “Temi, you know sickness is not permitted in this house. So, before you come inside, rebuke that sickness”. You need to see me saying, “In Jesus’ name, I am not sick”. She would definitely […]

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DEAR HUSBAND (2)- PRAY FOR AND WITH YOUR WIFE

She was in a funny mood that morning. I kept praying under my breath for her all through the morning. She was giving me short-word answers even though we had no misunderstanding. As we drove to work, I asked that we join hands and pray together. She did not want any of it. I wondered what was wrong. Just before […]

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REVIVE YOUR TROUBLED SOUL [2]

Just after Mum lost her sight, she embarked on a fast, the word she got that season remains a strong point of light for her till date: “Count it all joy when you fall into different trials. Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience” (James 1:2,3) And then the Lord said to her, “Oluwafunmike, life will still get […]

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“DADDY, IS IT TIME TO PRAY?”

Danielle has a way of waking up long before dawn. She will likely not sleep back once she sees either Dad or Mum awake. She woke up one morning around 3 am and the first question she asked was, “Daddy, is it time to pray?” She was asking about our family devotion. Friend, what is the first thing that comes […]

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UNDER YOUR BREATH

As it is our custom, every morning after morning devotion, we greet one another- smiles, hugs blessings and kind words flow. But that morning, my daughter would have none of it. She was touchy and moody. All the “Say Good Morning dear” did not work. Well! I said to the mum’s hearing that “In the name of Jesus, I rebuke […]

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HOW I ATE MY RICE

As a young boy, when rice and stew is served and never forgetting the meat, I had a strategic way of eating it. I will begin to eat from the sides- the white rice alone ensuring that the stew on top of the mountain is not touched. After circling and eating out the unmixed rice, I then stir the portion […]

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WHAT GOD TOLD ME IN COURTSHIP

The emotions were there. Like every lover, I wanted to talk to my babe first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Asides the fact that we at times get to have late night calls during the days of free call. No matter how tired I was, I knew talking to her was a priority. At a season, […]

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DADDY REFUSED A “DEAD” WIFE

January 4 1990 is my mum’s unique birthday. She was to undergo eye surgery in an hospital in Ibadan. Just before the procedure commenced, she reacted to anaesthesia. They rushed her to another hospital and kept trying all they could but to no avail. The Ghanaian doctor tried all that was possible and had to tell my Dad that his […]

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THRONES AND ALTARS

In my first year in the University, I was in a room that had 11 others legally. We also had those who lived in the room as squatters. We were about 14. On one of such days, a dear room mate paced the aisle in the room talking and disturbing all those who were trying to catch an evening nap. […]

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“IF I CAN TEACH YOU TO PRAY… “

That afternoon, the meeting took a different turn- the atmosphere switched. My spiritual father began to declare over us as sons. Then he paused and said to us, “The major thing I need to teach you is to pray. If I can teach you to pray, I can get you to succeed”. The disciples of Christ told Jesus to teach […]

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