Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts

Ebola Cure: Where Are African Scientists, Miracle, Faith Healers?

Thinking about the cure for the much dreaded Ebola disease, I am worried about Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and all other West African countries. What happens if no cure is found till the end of the year? How many lives would have been lost by December 2014? How many children would have become orphans, women become widows and whole families and villages and even towns wiped out?

Are we going to just sit there and wait for American Scientists to do all the reserach and discoveries and then send these vaccine/medications on a platter of gold. Are Africans doing something apart from the figures we see on TV being released by the Government? Our Scientists, are they spending sleepless nights in the Laboratories doing research and sincerely trying to find a cure or just wearing the lab coat and waiting?

We have so many Faith healers and Miracle workers in Africa, people all over the world travel down to Africa, Nigeria especially, to get healing from different kinds of "orthodox medicine defying ailments"  We watch these things on Television daily, we see live miracles I suppose. We hear and read healing testimonies every sunday in our different places of worship. I am a believer, a follower, a very practical and realistic African woman, a disciple still learning from the masters and also expecting so much more.

If Jesus were physically here today, with what is happening in the world right now, his compassionate heart will make him do something to bring help. He went to the Camp of the lepers then, helped a man who couldn't get himself up when the Pool of Bethesda is stirred. He layed hands on people with infectious diseases and healed them. He ministered to the quarantined and very sick, brought help and healing. Doing all to the glory of the Almighty. If Jesus were still moving around preaching to people, he would have ministered to the physical needs of Ebola victims (HEALING).

The death toll is rising according to The World Health Organisation (WHO) "Ebola vaccine should be ready for public use by 2015" What now happens in Africa in the next 4 months before 2015?
“Since this is an emergency, we can put emergency procedures in place... so that we can have a vaccine available by 2015,” Jean-Marie Okwo Bele, the head of immunisation and vaccines at the WHO, told French radio broadcaster RFI.

I am thinking; is Ebola too strong for Faith Healing? seriously. Are

Can You Really Change Someone?

We have all heard these things. Some of us are even currently dating men that we believe we will change. We are right now loving men that we believe “if I show him how strong my love is, if I just give him enough love, if I can just keep his eyes on the bright future we could have, he will stop being afraid, he will give up his single lifestyle, he will change." 

The news that your perfect man doesn’t ever want to get married or have children? The fact that he has a monster coke

#words, Once Spoken, Cannot Be Taken Back

The girl  you called a slut today---is still a virgin.
The boy you called lame---he has  to work every night  to support his family.
The boy  you made fun of for crying---his mother is dying.

The girl  you called fat-- is starving herself.
The woman  you laughed @ coz of her pot belly, got it after giving birth to children.

The old man  you made fun of coz of his ugly scars----he fought 4 our country.
The girl  you  called a loner coz she's always quiet and lacks activity.
..she was abused@ age 3.

U think 

Wish I Had The Courage To Live True To Myself, Not The Life Others Expected

When a nurse questioned some patients on their death bed about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently. Here are the 5 most common regrets they had:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
They had

See Yourself? Age Is Not On My Side, I Am Not Getting Any Younger

I see lots of women  going to juju houses nowadays (disguised as prayer houses) and it's not funny @ all.  A lot of single girls patronise fetish mallams and prophets in the bid to get husbands! Guess what? the same hands they use in  giving ou that husband, same hand the wahala go take follow am!

Some women @ age 27, 28 become desperate and start forming the habit of "I'm not getting younger" or "age is not on my side" *SMH*. If only you know the implications of rushing into marriage all because age is not on your side or may be your friends have all gotten married!

 Listen, " IT IS

Vanity: How My Whole Street Converged To Watch A Truck Deliver A Very Large Satellite Dish To A Neighbor :)

I recall my mum telling me about a man in my Neighborhood who became popular for engaging in money rituals just to buy the 80's edition of the Honda Accord, you wouldn't buy that "ca"r for 30k today.I Remember as a kid, my whole street converged to watch a truck deliver a very large satellite dish to my neighbour's house, 2day a dish one tenth that size delivers 5 times the value and is in almost every student hostel room.

 what about the Volkswagen Santana, Mercedes Benz V booth, 505 cocaine, all overtaken by Camry, Honda discussions and Infinity? .... vanity. 

A friend declared drinks for the boys because he just launched the Nokia Communicator for over a hundred grand in 2002. today that phone would embarrass the owner and is a joke compared to

Nigerian Women In Government, Speak Up For Slain Students Or Resign Now

The Yobe School Killings; A Tragedy For Nigerian Mothers-

Dear Aunty Eya,
 Congratulations on your recognition as a popular African Women’s blog. I and many women like myself have learned so much from this blog. In view of the tragedy that occurred in our Country yesterday, I have decided to write to you and other Nigerian wives and mothers on this blog.
I woke this morning to the news that there was another attack on a secondary school in Yobe yesterday that left 43 children dead and I froze. Another attack! More defenceless children. Children who were in their dormitories, away from parental care and probably not under any adult supervision or protection. I began to imagine that one of those children was mine. I have just one child, I had him after six years of trying and earnest prayers. I almost lost my life in the process of childbirth due to complications.
 I imagined that I woke up and heard over the news that my son’s school was attacked by these animals. Throats slit, gunned down, burnt in a dormitory, such brutality. My baby, my precious one, who is away from me, at school!  No I can’t even think about it. I would surely slump and die or kill myself. (Lord, may our children not experience this) Yet these young ones are the babies of Nigerian women just like me.
I saw the pictures of the children who were shot and I have been crying and have not been able to concentrate at work. I just could not briefly express shock and go on  with work like my other colleagues. I have been shaken to the core, does human life not have value in our country?
 26 children were killed in the US by a madman and the whole world focused on this story for almost 2 weeks. The case was

Wives Connection Featured On City People Magazine :)

 After reading all the venom spewed about me and this blog on another Nigerian blog, I convinced myself and a few others that I needed to be off the Internet for a while. The reason I left links to blog recipes so that readers can easily find their way in my absence.

I successfully stayed off even my Facebook page cos I was really pissed. When we plan and strategize on our beds, "...God's ways are not our ways" I started enjoying staying offline, tried to catch up on whatever I missed offline and on TV sef. Was able to watch some movies from beginning to end which is very unlike me. Took time to sleep and ensure my BP is still Ok.

Enough of the blabbing!
Yesterday, I read about wives connection on City People Magazine and like magic, my energy got revived cos I told myself God is still up to something and more blessings will surely bring more "haters" (permit me to use that word). The sweet words about wives connection? You can go read for yourself o. The latest Edition.

Not forgetting that our Groundnut Soup was featured on Saturday Punch Newspaper in January, just last month. I am encouraged. To God be the glory and those who want to spew venom about this God sent blog can SPEW as much as they like. Those who feel approving such comments on their blogs will increase "comment quantity" can go ahead but as for me. I cannot count how many comments I take down from this blog when I see that a bitter soul is trying to rubbish another blogger. Some people discovered wives connection after reading that venom about the blog, they searched for the talked about blog and it turns out they like WC and are leaving good comments on older posts, happy that they found the blog. 

To some, it might just be a "Dog eat Dog world"  but for me, I know how good a few older bloggers have been to me and this blog and so, I will always try my best to encourage newer/younger bloggers to grow and not faint. Anyway, to each her own.

Once Upon a time, Madame Sting published a post on her blog rubbishing this young blog and Oh my, come and see how

Why You Must Read Your Food Labels. A Must See!

What Do You See on this label?

We are told to ALWAYS read labels, but, do we? 
This was shared on Facebook by Natural Nigerian's Photo and it shook me to my bones. I have been careless with reading labels. All I am mostly interested in is

Foreign Versus Nigerian Nurses

I saw this on Debby's page, laughed hard and quickly lifted to share with you guys. Lolz

FOREIGN NURSES VS NIGERIA NURSES
If you see where a woman is giving birth abroad chei!
even as a man you'll feel like getting pregnant For only one woman in Labour You will see an obstetrician A gynaecologist A general surgeon A specialist surgeon An anaesthetist A registered nurse midwife And even registered nurses+plus social welfare officer and so on
And they pet women in labour That is why it is called"Delivery Room" over there.

Back in Nigeria my country it is called "Labour Room" And

I Am Gay, Lesbian, What Would You Do?

So much is happening right now. The Anti-Gay Bill, the fights on blogs between supporters and non supporters, the sudden support and likeness of President Goodluck Jonathan and the anger too by some. Times are changing so fast it's scary abeg.

I took my time to read comments on different blogs and I know fully well that by posting this, some commenters will want me to say my stand and not stand on the fence. I asked myself what would Jesus do? I cannot condemn anyone created in God's image and likeness, who am I to even judge them. HOWEVER, Truth is, I agree completely with

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT... EMBRACING WHO YOU ARE By FISAYO ARANSIOLA



This is me! Fat, Slim, Tall, Short, Fair, Thin, Dark, Black, White... This is me!!!


"To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK" - That was Gabourey Sidibe's response to her twitter weight critics.

In 2010, Gabourey Sidibe told Harper's Bazaar: "People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?' It came from

Wives Connection Ideas For 2014 By Deborah Bala

Hi anty and WC, I got some ideas for 2014, you know me am a foodie! Love cooking and trying new things. Why do we suggest the whole house (those that are interested in the food aspect) each month lets bring a new category of food. Learn and send in recipes etc.

That way we all learn and have fun. This won't exclude the normal sending of recipes as you wish. But I feel it will bring back the food aspect as some people started coming to the blog because of the food. What do you guys think?

 We can start with

ONLY A THOUGHT by Omalicha

I am not saying there is no God. There is a God. The big bang theory and the evolution theory don't even make sense to those who propounded it. There is absolutely no definition for the Universe and all that is in it. There is a God and if I say he is awesome,that will be the ultimate understatement of all time.

   But I want "us" you and me to take a little while and imagine this; what if there was no "heaven and hell" the way we understand it to be? What if when you die, you die. Like that's it. That's the end. There will be the sudden

Debate: Christians, For Or Against Wearing Leggings

A female dancer on leggings
Hello Eya, please share this argument in support and against wearing leggings...


St. Josemaria Escriva...

Leggings make it look like you aren’t wearing
anything to a guy. This is the most fundamental
reason you should not wear leggings as pants. Men
are visual creatures, you see. They are as attuned to
their eyes and images as women are to emotions
and feelings. When they see an image, their brains
are simply wired to react to them, most of the time
in a lustful or harmful way if the image is
provocative

I don’t have

Tears Of Nigerian Children



I see the tears of Nigerian children. I hear their wailings. I feel the agony of their childhood. Have they not been maltreated, abandoned, abused, neglected and sexually exploited long enough? Are their wailings not

Will You Allow Your Husband Have Access To Your Social Media And Mail Accounts?

I went on my facebook page and after what took me like forever; I eventually managed to change my display picture. My friends have been telling me to change the picture; hence, I decided to do so and also add a few things on my facebook page. Barely few mins later, my friends started liking and leaving all manner of comments. I decided to check who was online, as I had quite a bit of time on my hands so that I could catch up with some people.
A friend of mine who had

A Happy Marriage/Relationship Is Just GoodLuck

So many good women and even men find themselves in sour marriages while those you think should never get married are seen flourishing and living the "happily ever after" Who says getting a good husband or wife is all about being good? Vigilant, being a virgin or being overtly submissive? Luck is involved in the happenings of events and situations in this life. Haven't you seen very good girls who read all the great books on marriage while still single, get all the counselling that is needed, even teach other singles what to do to get good husbands, however, when their time comes, they make the gravest mistakes. Or have you not seen very rough runz girls who sleep with every lecturer at college, jump from one guy to the other, visit all the night clubs in town and live like there is no tomorrow having the best and sweetest marriages? Good children and comfort all round?

Luck is one ingredient that is necessary in life. Without it, all your hard work may just yield very poor harvest. Without it, the one you feel is the best man on earth will begin to change into a stranger just one year after marriage and the woman you married a virgin just becomes the greatest cheat having affairs with  colleagues at work.

The lucky do not have to pray

He Said They Said

Of course, I don come again…
I’ve been trying to keep my weight under check as each visit to the stores reveal the obvious I really don’t like, to me. I know it’s just lack of discipline as I’ve been working on that theoretically for a while now.
There is this new gym in my estate and the funny thing is that

Electronic Devices Replacing Hardcover Bible In Church.

Hi Anty, pls I will like people's opinion on your blog about Ipad and other electronic devices replacing The Hardcover Paper Bible in the church. Do we call
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