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14 Apr
Somebody wrote me a stinker a few days ago
The stinker felt like Michael Tyson's famous punches as I read it
Not for the words though, but for the blatant degree of ignorance, untruths, half-truths, assumptions, misrepresentation and falsehood held together by so much venom and
hate
The writer had misunderstood an action I took and rather than ask for an explanation or seek clarity, the person decided to put pen to paper to tear me to pieces
I read the message many times and came to this conclusion
It was my fault
Teachers ought to conduct certain tests
for students before placing them in classes
I didn't do this
I took this person on his or her word that he or she had been in Christ for a while and as such, had matured
I was wrong
I apologized to this person and I had to go back to the Lord to see how I could help this person
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14 Apr
You cannot be a Christian and a FEMINIST at the same time!
In everyday parlance, the word “ideology,” like its cousins “worldview” and “values,” is morally neutral. The assumption is that every person has an ideology and that it’s impossible not to have one.
But ideologies are actually uniquely modern phenomena, and historically,they have been highly value-laden. The 19th-century philosopher Destutt de Tracey invented the word “ideology” to describe the system of ideas he designed to transform France into a more rational, enlightened
society. By this definition, an ideology is not a neutral worldview, but rather, an active intellectual framework tied to particular social and political ends. As such, English political theorist Maurice Cranston writes that it “has been from its inception a word with a marked
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13 Apr
She was a natural leader, an alpha
People gravitate towards her naturally
She has a heart of gold, a very loving and caring disposition
She has a stellar career in Human Resources, an innate understanding of human nature and character
She was a psychiatrist by training, the best
She was a happy person, woman whose delight is in lifting burdens off many shoulders
On the surface she has life figured out
She got married at 27
She married a marine biologist who worked with a research institute conducting research works around the shores of an island in
South America
Her husband took a leave of absence from his job the very first year after they got married
The plan was to start a family immediately
Due to the nature of her husband’s job, they would only see for two to three months in a year once he resumed
She felt she would
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9 Apr
So I had some ministrations in Lagos that will go on for three days
I left home early in the morning and lodged in a hotel
My wife was also in Lagos that day, working
At 11pm, I finished my final ministration for the day, I called my wife
She didn't pick
She also didn't return my
call
That was Friday night
ON Saturday morning, I called her again before leaving the hotel
She didn't pick
I knew something was wrong
I knew it was nothing very serious but it was serious enough for my wife not to want to tell me what it was
My wife is the definition of a woman
guile
She cannot lie for a million golden crowns
So when something goes wrong and she feels it might upset me, she will keep quiet
I called the security guy and the children's minder
Both told me the children and my wife were fine
I took my mind off it
Whatever it was would come
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8 Apr
She was the one that whispered the
words in his ears
It was the best thing she could do
at that moment to save herself from
losing out on the love of her life
He had never looked her way for
years, never treated her more than
he would treat a friend
They moved into the same
neighbourhood the same year
Her father had completed his house
in January that year and they moved
all the way to Ibadan from their base
in Akure because that was where her
Father wanted to live after his
retirement
Her father was from Ibadan and he
had always insisted that he
would spend
his twilight in the city of his birth
She was sixteen when they relocated
The ninth child of fourteen children
Her father had a first wife that died
after giving birth to Seven children
He remarried her mother and they
had another seven children together
Her father
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7 Apr
My younger brother was the one who took it upon himself to shop for a wife for me
I had been in an eight years relationship from 1999 - 2007. A relationship in which I invested everything and sponsored the lady's tertiary education. I had assumed that if a man deflowered a lady
the lady would be with him forever
I didn't know where I got that idea
It was most likely from reading Wole Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel too many times
I was a student at the time and I grossly inflated my school fees to my father who lived abroad to be able to meet the needs
of this lady and I
I graduated from Bowen University in 2008 to discover this lady had met another guy in UI and wanted nothing to do with me anymore
My heart broke in such a way that I felt the pain of the knife plunged into it from my back for many days
Loving the wrong person
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6 Apr
It started as a simple conversation
I was contemplating the death and resurrection of Jesus
and engaging the Holy Spirit in a conversation
I said "Do you know that Jesus was the one that declared himself as the resurrection and the life? was if possible that if he didn't make
that declaration he wouldn't have resurrected as he did?
Am I supposed to start declaring that I am the resurrection and the life too?
Will that be appropriate seeing that I have not had the occasion to stand before a grave and declare "Lazarus, come forth" like Jesus did?
The
Holy Spirit said "Do you want to stand before a grave and declare "Lazarus, come forth" as Jesus did?
I said yes
He said "Okay"
I went back to my contemplations, I always internalize the words of Jesus
Sometimes I would personalize the words and say them out loud
All his words
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5 Apr
The moment he walked into my office, I realized the genesis of his marital problem.
It was neither him nor his wife
It was due to gross misconception
His wife grew up in a very strict Christian home
She was one of those girls that Daddy was determined would walk in the way of the
Lord by hook or crook
The conditioning of her father had triggered a rebellious streak in her
She had promised herself that as soon as she could leave the house she would do so without looking back
She wanted to be free
She wanted to live on her own terms
Her father sent her to
the University
She waited for that knight in shinning armor to come for her
The knight did not show up on time
She had to go back home after she graduated
As usual her father was already making another plan for her life
Everybody said it was love but she didn’t want to be loved
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5 Apr
Reflection: Children of the Ressurection

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
When Jesus died on the cross, He didn’t take the place of “Christians,
” but the place of sinners. He came as man’s substitute. The whole world has been saved from the punishment of sin, but God’s interest wasn’t just to save man from the punishment of sin, but to save man from the life and nature of sin
The death of Jesus Christ settled the charges
against us, but it didn’t make us one with God or reconcile us to God! It didn’t bring us into friendship or relationship with God. It didn’t give us eternal life, until we took the very next step as revealed in Romans 10:9-10. It says anyone who confesses the Lordship of Jesus,
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3 Apr
It was her mother that suggested a change of fortune through marriage
Her mother had a friend, they were members of the same fraternity
He was a very rich man and he was already married to three wives
He built a house for each of his wives and each wife raised their own children
independent of the others
The entire family meet in his mansion only three times a year
On his birthday, on New Year's day and on their annual family reunion with other members of the extended family which he hosts
His business ran into some trouble
He ran to her mother for help
Her mother did everything in her power to help him survive that lean season
After he had successfully navigated that dry season, he returned to her mother to say Thank you
Her mother told him what she wanted
"I want you to marry my daughter and set her up as you did your other
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2 Apr
The very first time he cheated on his wife
He met the girl at a market
She was a tailor
His office needed some curtain materials and he was the one who was sent to the market to get the materials because the facility manager was on leave and he was the one standing in for the
facility manager
As soon as he picked the materials he deemed appropriate, the curtain sellers told him they had tailors who could cut the materials and sew the curtains for him
He told them to get one of the tailors
The curtain seller made a phone call
A few minutes later, the
lady arrived
He paid for the material and moved with the materials to the shop of the lady
While the lady sewed the curtains they got talking
Just a chat here and a chat there
They somehow exchanged numbers
By the time the lady was done, they had become friends of a sort
The lady
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1 Apr
The day started on a very poor note
Perhaps it was because he slept on the anger of the previous day
He got home that day and met a note on the table informing him that his wife had left for her parent's house for the sixth time in seven days because her father was mildly ill
It had become the norm since they got married
He initially felt it was cool to be married to a lady with such a strong family bond
As time went on he realized a strong family bond tend to skew people's thinking in a certain way...
The outsider was always the enemy, the gaijin
Whenever they had an issue, his parents in law will take their daughter's side
When they had their first child, their daughter refused to take immunization for the baby because she couldn't bear anybody poking her daughter with an injection
It was a silly reason and he objected
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31 Mar
An Unshakable Kingdom Hebrews 12:
(Exodus 20:18–21; Deut 5:22–33)

18For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and thatg is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom, and storm; 19to a trumpet blast or to a voice that made its hearers beg that no further word be spoken
20For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.”h 21The sight was so terrifying that even Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”i

22Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly
Jerusalem. You have come to myriads of angels 23in joyful assembly, to the congregation of the firstborn, enrolled in heaven. You have come to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, 24to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood
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31 Mar
He fell in love with another woman
He was married at the same time
He didn't really have an excuse for whatever he felt
There are many things he could point to as his excuse
Many things he could itemize as the reason
The bottom line was his feelings, his thoughts and his desire
they just seemed to have found solace with someone else
Someone with a calming and assuring spirit
Someone less volatile
Someone less unwise
There was a time he loved his wife too
Perhaps he still loves her a little
but the affection had waned terribly
His wife was in his opinion
not worthy of all the attention and the love he expended on her from day one
All she wanted was a ring
He didn't see that from the beginning but it became obvious after they got married
She was very warm and accommodating while they were courting but became cold and distant right
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30 Mar
It was not easy being the son of a pastor
The standard was set to the high heavens
It was as if the purpose of his life was to please his parents
It wasn't as if his parents had the power to force him to follow their will as such
He was just not a rebel by nature
He was a good
boy
His older brother started misbehaving from the age of ten
He would talk back to their mother whenever he was asked to do anything
He would ask questions and if the answers were not satisfactory, he would storm off into his room and slam the door
His parents couldn't really do
anything to control his older brother
He practically rendered them powerless by not caring about anything
If you don't give him food, he will stay hungry until everybody was asleep and then he would sneak out of his room and eat anything he could find in the fridge
If the fridge
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29 Mar
He met her on his first day on the job
His employer had insisted that all the staff members must undergo two weeks training before resumption
It was a new Television station
The training started on a Monday morning
She walked into the hall at about midday
She was wearing a skirt
so short that all the men in the room practically paused whatever they were doing at her entrance
He was the only one seating on a desk close to the rear exit
She promptly walked up to him and sat right next to him
The skirt was a distraction
As much as he tried to keep his face
on the marker board
He found his eyes darting to the long spotless legs over and over again
She noticed his dilemma and decided to help out by removing her handbag from the desk and placing it right over her thigh
After she did that, his eyes settled down
They got talking because
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28 Mar
The first indication that "Village People" had gotten involved in his case were the persistent dreams he had immediately after buying his ticket to travel home for the Christmas holidays
He had spent four years in Spain
He left his home country for Spain hoping to find greener
pastures and he did
Even though he went to Spain as a student,he met a lady in his class who had a good head for business
The lady approached him all by herself saying she had been carrying out some studies and had discovered that she could make a healthy profit by exporting cars
to his country
The lady wanted top know if he had anybody in Africa he trusted who could clear and sell the cars and return her investment to her with a tidy profit
He told the lady he was traveling home
They had been in class together for some time and she had seen how honest he
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27 Mar
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for giving me such a beautiful, extraordinary, exciting, fulfilling, exceptional and excellent life; a glorious life that radiates joy, excellence, and peace. I thank You for renewing my mind through your Word and enlightening my spirit to see
and walk in my glorious future. I refuse to be held back by yesterday’s experiences, for my path is as a shining light, shining brighter and brighter, for Your glory. Irrespective of contrary circumstances, I stir up joy from within; Your glory, grace, and righteousness are seen
and manifested in me. Eternal life is my present-hour possession in Christ. I have that unfading, incorruptible, indestructible, imperishable life, resident in my spirit. I’ve been brought from humanity to eternity; therefore, I have dominion over death, sickness, disease,
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27 Mar
The case was a nail biter
She was a medical doctor
She graduated top of her class
She got a job at one of the best private hospitals in Lagos
Her pay was reasonable
She met him at a friend's birthday party
They were from the same state
He was a business man with great potential
they got married after one year of courtship
She was already 29 and had always desired to have a family of her own
He was 34, he had waited for a long time to get the right woman
She was it
She got pregnant immediately after their marriage and delivered a bouncing baby boy
Things
got a bit tricky after then
She came from a wealthy home where things were expected to be done in a certain way
Her mother saw the evidence of some struggle in their home and called her attention to it
She told her mother things will get better once she was able to write her
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26 Mar
Let me share this testimony to attest to the fact that The Holy Spirit moves us to do his bidding if we yield ourselves to Him.
This brother saw a car he liked in Lagos, he took a picture of the car and started praying on February 12, 2021 that God will bless him with that car
On March 24, 2021 I was at the CSR wash at RCCG camp when someone drove this car in for washing. My spirit immediately cleaved to the car. I just couldn’t take my eyes off it. So I approached the seller and we got talking. Then I called the brother and said “can I give you a
Video call, I want to show you something.
The brother said “Okay”
I switched to video and showed him the car. I asked him if he liked it. He said Yes. So I bought the car immediately.
The brother and I are still shocked at how precise the Holy Spirit always is. Trust in Him!
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25 Mar
1 Cor 8: 1Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. 2Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. 3But whoever loves God is known by God.
4So then, about eating food sacrificed to IDOLS: We know that “An IDOL is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” 5 For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6 yet for us there
is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

7But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat
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