HACKSAW RIDGE

movieposter.jpg

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.

Continue reading

Advertisements

GUILTY

guilty

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

TWO HEADS

two-headed

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

FREE?

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!

Continue reading

300

300.jpg

Everything sure has its root in The BIBLE. Tag team wresting like I posted sometimes back, the flash (Elijah ran ahead of the chariot of the king), the incredible hulk (who else fits that description other than Samson?), and the 2006 American epic fantasy war film , 300. Continue reading

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

During my university days when we had our chapel services, it was an offence for a student to slouch on the chair. But rebellion wasn’t far from the hearts of youths, hence the students violated this simple order. In order to stop students from slouching, the ushers had to walk through the aisles during the services to correct them and I happened to be an usher myself. Continue reading