Life is so unpredictable at times. The big splash can come from nowhere and try to knock you off your feet. This is a tale that occurred recently. It was … Continue reading The Big Splash
Renewing your mind is essential if you want to live a healthy life. I recently went through rough patches and rediscovered the importance of a renewed mind. It was only … Continue reading Renewing Your Mind Is Essential to A Healthy Lifestyle
Growing up in Nigeria, West Africa, there was a lot of time spent thinking of our future and what we wanted to be when we grew up. Sadly there was … Continue reading Finding Purpose in Christ
This month makes it 25 years since my journey with Christ truly began. It seemed like only yesterday when I made a lifetime decision to follow Jesus Christ as my … Continue reading My Journey with Christ (1)
Love is one of the most powerful forces on earth. It’s no wonder that God calls us to love him and our neighbours. Yet he went the extra mile to … Continue reading The Most Precious Love
Today in Nigeria, we are celebrating mothers. It is Mothering Sunday, and all the mothers in the church I attend are decked out in their blues and whites.Growing up in … Continue reading Celebrating Mothers
Today I am in the mood for Celebrating Women. It is International Women’s Day, and the theme for this year is #BreaktheBias I am proud to be a woman. I … Continue reading Celebrating Women
It’s February 14, and love is in the air. The different hues of red are out in a full display of romantic expressions of love. Flowers and chocolate are selling … Continue reading Love is in the Air
I am glad to say goodbye to January. What a long month January has been. If I am, to be honest, I started the year feeling tired and drained. As … Continue reading GOODBYE TO JANUARY
Being Reliable is key to a successful relationship with others, whether at home or in the workplace. Can people trust us at our words when we promise to do things … Continue reading How Reliable are You?
Are you a big fan of making new year resolutions? Amid all the pomp and festivities that come with entering a new year, there is also the tradition of setting … Continue reading New Year Resolutions: Yay or Nay?
Welcome back to my blog; this post will be my reflections on 2021. What a year this has been. Certainly not what I expected when the year began in January. … Continue reading MY REFLECTIONS ON 2021
Guarding your heart is critical if you want to be successful in life. Our hearts are essential to all that we do as human beings. In scriptures, the heart is … Continue reading GUARDING YOUR HEART
A Reflection on lagos It wasn’t love at first sight.I am not sure if there is love in the equation.As a child, you were a drive-by experience.I came to see … Continue reading LAGOS
Rest is essential now more than ever, as we live in a world that constantly seems to be on the move. It is so easy to be swept up in … Continue reading WHY REST IS ESSENTIAL
It was the middle of August 2001, and my adventures at orientation at my University were about to begin. My Father and I had finally made it to Los Angeles. … Continue reading My Adventures In LA MIRADA: California
Are Sundays the best day of the week? Well, it depends. We all have different days we love. Sundays, however, have a special place in my heart. Sunday Breakfast is … Continue reading Sundays: The best day of the week?
Flying the nest is a big part of growing up. I was 18 when I flew the nest, and it’s hard to believe that was twenty years ago. It was … Continue reading Flying the Nest: My Journey to California
It’s been a week and some days since celebrating another year around the sun. I wasn’t sure how my birthday would turn out to be. But I knew I needed … Continue reading Celebrating Another Year Around the Sun
Like a cold-case detective, I have for the past 29 years been on a quest for a treasured book my family once owned. I fell in love with this book … Continue reading The Quest for A Treasured Book
Despite all your travels and adventures, there is great importance in returning home. It’s essential that you return home whenever possible. Twenty years ago this month, I took a trip … Continue reading The Importance of Returning Home
The move to Zambia was the catalyst needed for literature to root me in my identity. Although I grew up surrounded by books, as a child, I rarely paid attention … Continue reading How Literature Rooted Me In My Identity
It’s two months since I had to learn to deal with an emotional meltdown. It’s amazing how things can be so different in such a short space of time. I … Continue reading My Emotional Meltdown: A Journey to growth
Fatherhood is key to the health and wealth of society. Yet, there are so many children who miss out on the joys of having a father. I have been blessed … Continue reading A REFLECTION ON FATHERHOOD
The Resurrection of Christ is a piece of news worth celebrating everywhere today. Did you hear the amazing story of the empty tomb? He is alive. He resurrected from the … Continue reading The resurrection: Worthy of celebration
Yesterday was Sunday, a perfect day to rest, right? Nope, unfortunately, in Nigeria, Going to Church means spending at least four hours at Church. I have no problem with going … Continue reading THE GIFT OF REST
Today is International Women’s Day, and I decided that sharing this post on this day was perfect. I wrote this piece during a relationship that turned sour. I started to … Continue reading A LETTER TO MY FUTURE DAUGHTERS
“There is no illusion greater than fear.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching When faced with fear, what is your reaction? Do you wallow in it, and let it override … Continue reading What do you do with fear?
“Don’t wait for miracles, your whole life is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein I actually wrote this piece awhile back. I had just listened to news about another mass shooting and … Continue reading The Miracle of Life
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats It’s all about perception. How do you see things? Is the danger near … Continue reading IT’S ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr. What is Love? It is a … Continue reading WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH ANYTHING?
It’s exactly a week today since I went on an adventure. After almost a year of not physically going on an adventure, I was more than happy to get a … Continue reading ADVENTURES AT ABEOKUTA’S FAMOUS OLUMO ROCK
What a year 2020 turned out to be. If you were like me, you likely had some lofty goals you wanted to achieve. Then the Corona Virus hit, and everything … Continue reading Good bye 2020
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~John 3:16 (NIV) For … Continue reading CHRIST THE GREATEST GIFT
Merry Christmas dear friends!! There is something about this time of the year that invokes and rekindles warm childhood memories. As a child, Christmas was a holiday we looked forward … Continue reading CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
I have no recollection of when I first tasted the delicious treat and goodness that is ice cream. But I know it wasn’t something that we consumed frequently. Growing up … Continue reading SWEET MEMORIES OF ICE CREAM SUNDAES
It’s the time of the year where I get more reflective. It’s also the time of the year that has marked transitions in the past. The 2nd of December made … Continue reading A MOMENT OF REFLECTION
I know it’s been a while since I posted, but 2020 has been a very interesting year filled with a lot of sorrow and sadness layered in between some blessings. … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
So while the leaders slept, the house caught fire. They assumed the trouble was afar off. That the people would remain quiet. But, they thought wrong. Because the fire is … Continue reading A CRY FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE (PART 3)
Years went by, as mothers and fathers wept for their children who never returned home.Yet it seemed life continued as usual.The Men in Uniform got bolder in their atrocious and … Continue reading A CRY FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE (Part 2)
60 years after Independence, we still cry to be free. Our Government treats us just as bad as the Colonial Masters. Maybe even worse, that is what makes it so … Continue reading A CRY FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE (Part1)
Dear Readers and followers, A lot has happened since I penned my post for Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary. You may have noticed I have not posted since the first week … Continue reading REFLECTIONS OF A BROKEN HEART
““Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.” ~Matthew … Continue reading The Lessons Gained from The Parable of the Bag of Gold
After my first trip to New York in May 2018, I knew without a doubt that I needed to see more of the city. Well, I got my chance a … Continue reading Adventures in New York (Part 2)
Today my country, Nigeria, celebrates 60 years of Independence. That is a huge deal, but there is really not much celebration going on. Many people are jaded, others have lost … Continue reading What Should I Say About Nigeria?
New York has always been a place that has captivated me since I was a child growing up in Nigeria. I first encountered her in Movies like Miracle on 34th … Continue reading New York Adventures(Part 1)
Dear Bethany-Angel,You have so much to experienceMy Advice smell the rosesTake time to inhale the air around youBe in the moment.Because Time flies by so quickly.I know it seems like … Continue reading A Letter to my 17-Year old self
It’s Sunday morning; it’s raining heavily outside. I am supposed to be up and getting ready for church. But I am too weak. I have had this horrible intense headache … Continue reading MY STRUGGLE FINDING A HOME CHURCH
It was the middle of November already, and I was already done physically and emotionally with the year. What a year it had been. There were still a few more … Continue reading A Trip down memory lane(final episode)
The months of October and November ended up being a hectic time for my classmates and me. I had nine subjects and 25 papers to take. With my father’s warnings … Continue reading A Trip down memory lane (Episode 7)
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 (NIV) I woke up very early Saturday morning in my room in Lagos State, … Continue reading Discovering how to embrace Life
As a child, I watched my Dad get up every morning excited to go to work. So when it came time for me to choose a career pathway, I knew … Continue reading Celebrating the blessings of A job that brings satisfaction
The month of August 2000 had been a great one. I had gotten the opportunity to see so many exciting places. But it was time to head back home to … Continue reading A Trip Down memory Lane (Episode 6)
July 2000 ended with me turning 17. I got to spend the day with my Mama and my siblings in Ndola. My Mama, as usual, had baked a cake. But … Continue reading A Trip down memory lane (Episode 5)
I found myself rolling my eyes just at the sight of him. Venom about to spill out of my veins His voice and his laughter sounded so crude to me. … Continue reading Freedom from bitterness
A few days after writing the French and Religious Studies exams and the mock papers, it was time to go home. Boy was I ready for the break from my … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane (Episode 4)
How can I forgive? When my heart has been broken, and words have been said. They Pierced right through me. They hit me at the core of my being. The … Continue reading How can I forgive?
Oh wow, I can’t believe I am 37 years old today. It seems like it was just yesterday that I turned four and had my first big party. It had … Continue reading Birthday Thanksgiving
It’s June 2020, and I am tired of the year already. I love my work, but lately, I have had these headaches. As a result, I am struggling at work. … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane (Episode 3)
Like a father you want to hear from me from your child Every morning you wait like an eager father Waiting to share my dreams and aspirations for the day … Continue reading When last did I speak to my Heavenly father?
New found freedom January 2000, started with a bang. I was super excited for my last year in secondary school. I was 16 years old, and I felt so grown … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane (Episode 2)
Walking in the light is no easy task. There are spiritual battles to be fought. Just as there are physical ones And often just as one ends. The next battle … Continue reading Walking in The Light
I first heard about Arizona, in my Geography class in secondary school. I remember writing a paper about life in the desert. I had no idea then, that almost 17 … Continue reading MY Arizona Adventures
The clock struck midnight; we were already in the sitting room as a family. We had already gone around the room, sharing our dreams and goals. This practice had quickly … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane (Episode 1)
Where were you doing 20 years ago? What if you could go back in time, would you change anything? Reflecting on the past often reveals how far we have come. … Continue reading Introducing A New Series
It is not an emblem to be stored as treasure.Nor Jewelry to adorn our necks.It is so much more.So much more.It was where the Lamb of God was slain.Once and … Continue reading the Cross
Daily coming to the cross. I cry out Lord, my body is no longer mine. My will and my heart now belongs solely to you. So Father, what will you … Continue reading A Living Sacrifice
Rainy days invoke memories of days gone. As a child, I lived for rainy days. So I could go out and play in the puddles. Right now, it’s getting dark … Continue reading Rainy days
“Loud courage silences loud fear.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo A Valiant Man is one who sees a wrong and tries to correct it. The men of Jabesh Gilead in the Old … Continue reading Thank you to the valiant men in my life
“Our humanity is worth a little discomfort, it’s actually worth a lot of discomfort.” ~Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race The wounds that never heal Day after day … Continue reading My Reflection on racism (3)
“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, … Continue reading My Reflection on racism (2)
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. I look at my phone Another Black Man Gunned down I can no longer stay silent When oh … Continue reading My Reflection on racism
”Children are our most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” ~John F. Kennedy Today in Nigeria, we celebrate Children’s day. Yet many children are suffering. With so … Continue reading Happy Children’s Day!!
“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ― Maya Angelou, All God’s Children Need … Continue reading where is home?
Today is the International Day of Families. Families are the bedrock of societies and nations. From an early age, I learned to respect and cherish my family. My Family, I … Continue reading The Blessings of Family
Today is Mother’s day, and as people around the world celebrate their Mothers. I am reminded of how important Mothers are. I am so blessed to have not only my … Continue reading Thank you Mama!