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

Monday Morning Meditation: What's All The Fuss About?

 What's all This Fuss About US Same-Sex Legislation?
"You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?" Romans 2:22, NIV
¶ Last week, the United States of America was in the news again - for the absurdest reason. For the second time in the history of the world, a nation poked God in the face. The first was the infamous Tower of Babel. The Supreme Court ruling is the type the Trbiune God would say, "Let's go down and take a look." Even Russia felt revulsion!
••• I'm not sure America understands or cares about how other parts of the world view the copious outpouring of spiritual pollution streaming from Washington DC. I've watched dozens of interviews originating from China, Middle East and Africa that basically posture thus: "America, why don't you clean up your house first before complaining about my backyard?" The gun violence and racial killings of the past couple of months are equally appalling to us as the terror attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait or

The Supreme Court's Decisions Are Based On The Constitution, God Judges You Based On His Word. T. D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes, founding pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, remarks on the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage
during a service on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Jakes informed worshipers at The Potter's
House in Dallas that he had been "bombarded"
by various people wanting to know his
thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling last
Friday that state bans on gay marriage are

"I'm not really as concerned about this as a lot

Meditation:Thy Kingdom Come

••• I have a friend close to my heart. Whenever things go wrong in her life, she'll jerk her left

Turn Off The Tap, Stop Mopping Floors

A Faucet in Your Soul

"I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me." John 14:30ESV

¶ A few years ago, a popular Nigerian pastor was in the big news when he declared that masturbation was not a sin. Usually, when such a matter generates such heated interest, it could only mean that too many people are involved, if you know what I mean.

Is masturbation a sin? I pondered that question for years because I was involved. The answer my heart gave me was not the answer I had wanted. I secretly wished masturbation wasn't a sin! I had fasted, prayed, tried hard not to look at women lustfully. Yet, the more I tried the more my willpower buckled. 

At some point, I didn't care anymore if it was a sin or not. I just wanted to be free from the habit! I

Monday Morning Meditation


"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him." ~ James 1:5

¶ When our children were still young, we visited an aunt in the village. While there, our youngest son said he wanted to go. So, Mum set up his potty at the latrine. That was when the 'green leaf' made its way toward him.

When my wife went to clean him, she was horrified at the sight of the green snake beside our little boy! If I were the one, I would freeze on the spot and then try to attack the snake with some grammar and hefty vocab. Not my wife! Her mother instinct instantly subdued her fear. She ran and whipped the boy away from the snake! Women never cease to amaze me!

The little boy was a little surprised at his Mum's Hollywood-like action movie. He said, "Mummy, I thought it was only a leaf!" That's the problem with raising an African child in the city. Just because something is green doesn't make it a leaf!

Must Read: Belated Mothers' Day Wishes

Happy Mothers ‎Day. 

I really dunno how many times a year we celebrate mothers day,I've deliberately decided to loose count. I guess it's 3-4 times abi? 
Well, if you ask me, I think mothers ought to be celebrated everyday. They never go on strike, nor do they retire, they never tire nor give up.

Here's a toast to all the mothers, intending mothers, aspiring mothers, mothers to be, etc...

Water In Your Phone? Get A Bag Of Rice

I am one mom who's very good at hiding her mobile phones from restless crawling walking babies,blaming other mothers for letting kids throw their phones in buckets of water and I called that carelessness but, this time, I don't know what happened and he found it. Before anyone could stand up to grab, it was aleady in a cup of water. I vex eh! The phone continued to work after I opened and cleaned it up. Later in the evening, everything went blank and it won't come on. My Bil overheard me talking about taking it to Emab or GSM village for repairs and he tells me there's no need for repairs, that rice alone can fix it for me. The bag of rice delivered

It's been three months now and the phone is still working perfectly fine and even posting to the blog. I opened it up, brought out the battery and sim cards, dipped the phone in a bag of rice and left it there for two days as advised. I forgot to bring it out on the second day so the following day it came out looking very dusty. I wiped with


MONDAY MORNING MEDITATION: The Malignant Pathology of Nigerian Tribalism (PART 2)

"Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him." ~ 1 John 3:15 (NIV)

¶ The brutal murder of Emmanuel Sithole, a Mozambican in South Africa, captured by a journalist, is a grim reminder of what hate can do with the human heart. Poor Emmanuel probably expected too much from the human heart - to have casually walked into the streets of burning hate and expected to make it through. Those who found him dead saw three armbands on his wrist that read: "United for Bafana."
The events in South Africa, and the recent pushing overboard at sea of Nigerian and Ghanaian Christians explains Jesus's teaching that he who hates his brother without a cause is guilty of murder - and why no tribalistic person will 'smell' heaven, no matter how religious.
Let's bring it home to the stench of tribalism in Nigeria, and moreso in the Nigerian church.

••• During the Oba of Lagos saga (which

The Obama's At Church, No Special Seat

 At any available seat, First come basis?
When I opened this picture, was like wow! This, is the President of the United States of America, the most powerful man in the world right now, The first family sitting in the congregation with everyone else. Would you prefer they were given front row seats or this is just fine?

For me, I

My Awesomeness Story By Imoleayo

The word 'AWESOME' means; inspiring, admiration or wonder, breathtaking, magnificent, wonderful, amazing, stunning, impressive, extremely good, excellent e.t.c.
Laying in my bed right now and all i can think of is the Awesomeness  of my Creator. How breathtaking are His works, how wonderful are His thoughts, how magnificent He really is.
Earlier today, I decided to watch some videos online. I watched the human procreation process; from fertilization taking  place in the uterus of a woman to delivering a child into this world. Awesome! 

First of all, it is amazing how a child develops with the help of millions of cells! I watched how the external part of the body forms and mehn! the joy in my heart was overwhelming! 
Another amazing fact is that in spite of the fact that a child is born into the world every second NO two are the same! We are hand crafted by the Creator, you've got your own DNA and I've got mine!!  Yipee
The Bible emphasizes this in JEREMIAH chapter 1 verse 5, God says: BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB I KNEW YOU. BEFORE U WERE BORN I SET YOU APART. It warms my heart knowing that before the world knew me, God did.

The second

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

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
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