I have seen varieties of epitaphs. Some simple, some very long, some very deep, some shallow, some very beautiful, and so on. Have you ever wondered what would be on your tombstone? Or probably you’ve written yours already. That’s definitely a beautiful thing to do. Continue reading
Not sure how many people reading this post were born during the era of ice water. Like they say, if you know you know. Well for the privilege of those people wondering what ice water is, ice water is water sold in nylons, probably a cup of water poured into the nylon, tied with the hand without the option of a sealing machine, and left to chill. It was sold for less than a naira back then. It was a classic for school children on their way home from school after miles of trekking. Continue reading
If you were to recount a dream you had, how would you describe it other than “I had a dream, and in my dream blah blah blah”.
A king once slept and had a dream which he couldn’t remember upon waking up. It took a man with the spirit of God to “re-dream” his dream and even tell the meaning. My point is if you ever dreamt, it would be past tense whenever you are telling that dream. Continue reading
I once saw a meme of a guy saying to himself, “What if this world and its happening were just a demo video being played by God for Adam and Eve to show them the consequences of eating the forbidden fruit. It got me laughing and thinking at the same time. A lot of people have several views of life. Some say life is a race, some say it’s a battlefield, some say it’s a journey, some call it a market place and some have described it as a football field, etc. But have you ever thought of life as a movie or a best seller novel, and not just that but also with you as the main character or “actor” as Nigerians normally say? Continue reading
Let me start by saying I’m not a movie critic neither do I do movie reviews, but I believe we learn from every single thing around us if we pay close attention to details. We can learn from people we meet and everything around us including movies. Two of my previous posts were inspired by movies, Titanic and Hacksaw Ridge. But I must say I’m a sucker for movies themed after the US Army and love. And I’m not referring to Zeeworld or Telemundo. I am in fact referring to the likes of The fault in our stars, Warm bodies etc. Continue reading
Please Lord help me get one more!
Those were the words that Pfc. Desmond Doss kept repeating as he rescued his fellow soldiers behind enemy lines. Doss enlisted as a soldier during World War II but was ostracized by his colleagues due to his pacifist beliefs and stance. He later went on to earn the respect of his colleagues and superiors for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa. Desmond Doss became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour—America’s highest award for courage under fire.
Dodo is the name given to plantain in Nigeria. Over the years dodo has come to be loved by a wide variety of people both young and old.
The usefulness of dodo cannot be overemphasized. Continue reading
Yes, I am guilty as charged.
I wonder how many readers of this blog have asked themselves if I live what I preach. And like Paul too, I pray daily that I would not be a cast away after preaching to people. This becomes very important because the Bible makes us understand that many would be cast away on the last day after they have raised the dead, healed the sick, and did all sorts in God’s name. Isn’t that tragic? Continue reading
I remember growing up in a Nigerian home with typical Nigerian parents. My parents wanted us to be as perfect as possible and be the standard for other children in the neighborhood. Anything short of this was not acceptable. If your grades were poor in school, you would hear something like “do those who came first or second in your class have two heads?” When you ask for lunch too early, you would be reminded of your peers who have to hawk to eat. These experiences are things that most people from Nigerian households can associate with. Continue reading
A lot of people are familiar with the saying “knowledge is power”. But I’m yet to hear that a biology textbook cured headache, or even the Bible raise the dead. In essence, , ownership of books do not guarantee power or victory. What guarantees victory or power is the application of the information in these books. That’s why a pauper can pass an examination reading borrowed books while a prince who has owns the same books would fail the same exam. Ownership isn’t key, application is!