I pray you get to experience groundbreaking, life-changing, empowering, emboldening love. The kind of love that makes the day brighter and colors pop extra. That makes you understand the lyrics to your favorite songs.
All these years later, I still remember every detail. Did I ever stop loving her? No. Will I do it again if I had the choice? Can I honestly say no?
Time heals everything except heartbreaks. Love mends heartbreaks though.
It doesn’t heal it, it only mends it.
“The essence of life manifests better when love is found.”
This is to love. May we find it. May the one we find it in, find it in us. And when it ends in heartbreak or death, may it all be worth it.
For a better part of my life, if you ask me what the meaning of love is, I had no answer. This is despite the fact that I have been taught all my life to love my neighbor as myself.
It is like everyone was too busy teaching me who to love, that no one remembered to teach me what it means to love.
Jesus is not exclusive to you. Jesus is also our Valentine.
We have only chosen to share our love with others too. I think that is part of obeying His commandments on love.
As much as we need to ask for it, the power of revelation is not in our ability to receive or decipher it. It is in our willingness to act as directed.
Just as I would say don’t be a waste of the grace of God, I will also say, don’t be a waste of divine revelation.
It is a few days to Valentine’s day, and everywhere I turn to, I am swamped with advertisements for BDSM kits.
At this point, it is either everyone is into BDSM and they are feigning naivety, or the retailers are trying to pull us in.
Being an adult includes treating others with the courtesy and decency they deserve. Their station in life does not determine if they should get it.
The fact that they are humans dictates that they must be respected.
I am not asking you to start saluting empty poles. All I’m saying is give the pole the kind of respect you give the flag as it waves in the wind.
It is only free to fly because its safety is assured by someone else.
Why exactly must you bring woe on yourself just to avoid apologizing? And if offenses must come, must you be the offender?
Others are aspiring to be sources of blessings, while you are parading yourself about as an Offender-in-Chief.
They are not doing you a favor by giving you a chance. When they give you a seat at the table, it is because you earned it.
And if they ever disrespect you and act like they are doing you a favor, or that you would be nothing without them, then it is time to say goodbye.
Just as you are unique, every pastor is unique. The same way you might not eat every meal you come across, that is how you won’t settle into every church.
These Assistant Jesus seem to know God more than the rest of us. They have the unit for measuring grace and dishing out forgiveness. By looking at you, they can decide if you are worthy of heaven or not.
I’d be cussing and swearing if I were that kind of man, but that isn’t a vocabulary I use.
Seriously. Stop leaving your children with idiots.
That might be the key to your peace of mind in the future.
Just as you need to be kind to others, forgive their past, and help them heal from childhood traumas, you need to do the same for yourself first.
It is after you have found the strength to pull yourself out of your past, then you can welcome others into your wholesome present.
How can you survive and thrive in the information age when you are consciously avoiding information?
There is just one way to summarize this, if you don’t stay updated, you will get outdated.
As a leader, opinion shaper, influencer, or celebrity, you need to always watch your back. As in audit your followers, fans, and audience.
Who are those you lead? Who do you speak for? What kind of people gravitate towards you and your message? What happens after you speak?
It all began when my mother got me a denim top and trousers. That became my favorite cloth. If anyone asks me to go get dressed to go out, you can bank on the fact that I’m emerging from the room dressed in denim.
You can imagine how funny, or foolish it sounded to me when I found out my sense of offense was misguided when I realized what “Chineke na kpo gi” meant.
So after God-fearing and ashewo vibes, what else do you want in a spouse? From what I heard, the sex is one of the first things you will get tired of.
The press needs to stop this need to make politics exciting.
To help people keep an eye on the government, politics needs to remain “boring”.
The politician might be an orator or performer, that is not a license for the press to enable him to play to the gallery.
As much as they are happy that they are being paid to do what they love, they will appreciate it if they are allowed to do it with their sanity in place.
Will you be kind enough to stop asking them to do it again?
Being a writer is being god-like. You have the power of life and death. Just by putting pen to paper, you create a character that has never existed.
As the writer, you are the origin of their life.
From 2021 and beyond, may our peak period, our productive days, and our best years not be wasted away through no fault of ours.
I pray we find teammates that will bring out the best in us, spur us on to excellence, and may we be that teammate to others too.
If iron sharpeneth iron, then I need only the best of the best around me.
If that makes me elitist, then it is likely those around me (my accusers inclusive) are elitist too.
The brain is indeed stronger than we ever imagined. Don’t stress over things. Even the subconscious part of you is working to fix things that matter (and do not matter) to you.
The inquisitive part of me can’t help but wonder, did the wives start calling their husbands Daddy, because he called her Mummy, or did the husbands start calling their wives Mummy because she started calling him Daddy?
With or without an early IV, I am expected to be at the wedding. Matter of factly, without a wedding IV at all, I am still supposed to be there.
If I’m valued, you will enjoy me. And if not, I will excuse myself.
My time is too valuable to be wasted on fortuitous gambles, led by incompetent glory hunters.
Late last year, I was in conversation with an acquaintance and he asked me, “where is your money? Why aren’t you wealthy?”
The person in question can be categorized as rich. And I know him well enough to know that he didn’t ask the question as an insult.