Guest Post: Tired of being strong

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When you’re tired of being strong When everything looks wrong To the left it’s bleak To the right it’s black Tears, pain, sorrow, sticks and stones Who comforts the comforter And helps he who has always helped Seemingly failed prayers and hopes The light at the end of the tunnel dimming To what end? More questions, less answers Enabling the despair Fueling the hopeless Easier to give up than to continue Proof of strength? Or fool hardy carrying-on But my path is not of sight Not of the senses Not of the obvious Walking of the insensible Strutting of the …

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Why do we wait till it’s over?

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Some people are suffering and you’ll never know because they suffer in silence Hello People, Today, I have a question. I understand that life is in phases and we go through different things at different times in this journey of life. What I am curious about is why we wait till the “worst” is over before we can talk about the not so pleasant things that happen to us. I see it happen alot and I experience it too. I understand that some people might say you need time to heal – well depending on the severity of the unpleasant …

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Does God care about my body?

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When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. Billy Graham The first time I started paying attention to what went into my body was during my NYSC days. I noticed that I was getting bloated and just generally felt very unhealthy, I decided to cut out red meat at the time and reduce the portion of rice I ate. I cannot say that I have totally embraced the healthy life style yet but I am not opposed to it. The world is evolving and there is a …

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International Day of the girl child

“A Girl Child Brings Joy, She Is No Less Than A Boy.” October 11 is the international day of the girl child which is done annually to raise awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society. If we look around us, there’s so much that the girl child goes through, just for being a girl. In more recent times, I have paid attention to conversations seen how different people reason when some issues are brought up. There is alot the girl child deals with which she shouldn’t have any business dealing with at …

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Letter to my younger self

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.” ― Søren Kierkegaard Dear younger self, I am not sure how old you are right about now, but I will guess 19! There’s so much that is going to happen very quickly and here are a few things I wish I could tell you. I am really glad you’ve decided to take your school work more seriously, Don’t give up. Focus on your work and don’t have any distractions trust me you’d have so much time on your hands when you graduate you’d wonder what to do with it. …

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4 Often Misquoted Bible Verses

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Luke 24:27   For a very long time my relationship with the Bible was through the eyes of someone else, what they preached, how they understood it and their interpretation of the Bible. I listened to alot of preachers at the time but it wasn’t like I followed them hook, line and sinker but I definitely was swayed by whatever wind of doctrine my favourite speaker at the time was preaching to me but for some reason somethings just …

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5 things I am Thankful for

Hello People, How are you all doing today? Today was not one of the best days and I have been having issues with this wordpress – I think it’s because it needs an update – However, I decided to look beyond myself and be Thankful irrespective of what the day brings. Here’s a list of what I am Thankful for this week; Memories: I have gone through some old pictures, read some old articles and just basically remembered what life has always been like for me and how it’s changed from what I imagined. I am grateful to be able …

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Music & Hope

” Music can change the world because it can change people.” ~ Bono, U2~ The most significant memory I have of music playing a huge role in giving me hope was during my NYSC year in my one room in the small town of Kontagora. That period was probably the lowest point of my life and I had just started to recognise God’s love towards me and having a budding love for him too. I had a playlist of more than 100 gospel songs that were shuffled and on repeat for more than half the time. Singing along to the …

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I heard my president speak…

“Good governance is less about structure and rules than being focused, effective and accountable.” ― Pearl Zhu, Hello My people! It’s Day 3! OMG… I am actually doing this. LOL. Don’t let me get too excited. How are you all enjoying the Independence holiday? ************************************************************************************************************************ I am not one to always have an opinion about our beloved country. I have little or no interest in current affairs and I am always the one laughing at heated arguments about the country when 2 people are going at each other, it might be safe to say that I am not passionate about …

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Are you over analysing and missing out?

“I’m tired of being inside my head. I want to live out here, with you.”  – Colleen McCarty, Mounting the Whale You know how Facebook sends you 4 years back “On this day”? It’s always been bitter-sweet for me to see some of those updates because they mostly contain links, links to my old blog. Sometimes I cringe reading some of the old posts and other times I just have a very sweet smile on my face. Looking back at those times and how easy it was for me to just click the “publish” button makes me miss those times. I …

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