Let’s talk about speaking in tongues

My first experience with speaking in tongues has to be Foursquare Children’s Camp. Teenagers Camp was an annual retreat for teens for all the branches of the Church in Nigeria, I really cannot remember the schedule but I know different branches of churches in Lagos were together at the same time. It was always I time of learning of God’s word, fellowship, making new friends (Hi Seun) and hopefully a sort of Spiritual experience. Going to camp was a part of my childhood, from Children’s camp to Teenagers Camp to Youth Camp. It was always quite the experience. This particular …

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What I did when I knew my marriage was over

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“I Do” “In Sickness and in health” “For better for worse” “For richer for poorer” “As long as you both shall live” “I do”   These were the vows I made before God and man. They felt like just mere words at the altar because my feet hurt from the heels and I really just wanted to get it over with as I am not a big fan of getting all the attention.

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7 Lessons I’ve learnt in 7 Years of Blogging

Hello People! Happy New June! It’s the beginning of the first half of the year. It’s amazing how this year has been, I am super grateful for God’s grace, mercy and I am grateful for You!! Those of you that still find time to read what I write. I am really grateful. SOooo… May 24, 2010 I wrote my first blog post ever. I remember asking on Facebook for name suggestions and since then my blog has evolved from The Rebirth of a Dramaqueen to Girl at the foot of the Hill to Arike and now the Counter Culture. Looking …

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Learning to walk again || The Counter Culture

  There is no way I can tell my story with revealing how extreme I can be sometimes – rather, most times. I’ve noticed this pattern in my life and here’s how it plays out; I am hit with a truth or curious about something, once I get convinced about it, I start a journey to the extreme to either learn or unlearn as the case may be. Here are a few examples of how it’s played out in my life. When I was in the university, It was the beginning of my second year in the university, a seemingly …

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Feb 2017 Recap and March Goals

Happy International Women’s day!!! #BeBoldforChange Happy New Month People! How has the first week of March been for you? I kept postponing writing this post because there’s just been so much going on around and before you say “Jack robinson” 24 hours is gone *Phew* I would say February was a good and productive month but with the way March is going and me already dropping the ball, I doubt I would be able to say so for this Month. Pray for a Sister! So? What was I up to this February? Personal Goals: This year, I just didn’t want …

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6 tips to form and keep a Habit

Habit is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tens to occur subconsciously (Source) Research shows that it takes about 21-30 days to form a new habit. Our success or failure is determined by the habits that we have cultivated in our lives. The aim of this article is to help us look through our goals and whatever we want to achieve this year and form habits that will bring us closer to making the goal(s) a reality. Here are 6 tips to help you form and keep a habit; Create a conducive environment: When you are ready …

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How my marriage helped me understand God’s love language

I love Love. Or atleast, the idea I had in my head before I got married. After I got married, I soon realised that I needed to get my head out of the clouds, erase all the expectations and purge myself of the ideas Hollywood had planted in my mind. It was time for work. Expressing Love Looking back at my friendships and romantic relationships over the years, I would call myself a fierce-heady-romantic lover. I used to think that the proof of my love for someone/something is writing about it, talking about it and telling the person about it. …

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