A GOD WHO SPEAKS!

My weekends usually begin with a weekly Friday meet-up at my dad’s/mentor’s office. It’s mostly the highlight of my week. Last week Friday, almost from the time I woke, I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit to confirm that dad was at the office. I ignored it. I went about my morning and began […]

TORMENTED BY GUILT!

I finally left the church. I wasn’t my mother’s daughter, after all. Unlike mama, I couldn’t sit still every Sunday and pretend that life was great outside the walls. I was too exhausted to try to atone. Besides, I had seen first-hand the vanity of atonement. My mother tried for most of her life in […]

SEEK THE ANCIENT PATHS!

I met a woman last week, and our conversation has placed a burden on my heart. Honestly, I am surprised that believers are taken aback by trouble. God promised to make your crooked paths straight, so there are no ups and downs for the child of God. However, Jesus also said that in this life, […]

TORMENTED BY GUILT!

I grew up in church. We were there at the opening and stayed till it was clear and empty. I was an only child of a street club dancer. My mama was a pole dancer by night. She hated it, hated how she felt afterward, but mama had to fend for us. My birth certificate […]

I DIDN’T SEE TODAY COMING!

I honestly didn’t see Monday the 6th of September coming at all. My day started bright and early because I had a couple of obligations to fulfill. After it was all done, I began my journey to Ikorodu from Egbeda. It was all nice and smooth until I got to Ikeja. Thanks to the Lagos […]

CHOOSE LIFE!

How do I tell this story? From the beginning, I knew the path I had chosen went against everything my parents believed and taught. They always said, “Clara, we set before you life and death. Choose life.” I got into the university, took one look at skies that seemed to go on forever, and I […]

ACTIVATE THE WORD!

I woke up on Tuesday morning with news that the electric current at our house was low. It was depressing because we had just come out of a season of light out. I got into the day and tried to stay optimistic and productive. I watched several episodes of the chosen until my phone battery […]

THE EXTRAORDINARY!

I’ve always had a flair for the dramatic. I’m not talking about relational drama or life drama. There is already too much of that, plus what good are those? I’m talking about experiencing extraordinary things in God. I know God is spectacular so, I’ve always wanted something I considered significant. As a teenager, my Pastor […]

IT’S REAL Y’ALL!

I was on my way home, just enjoying the ride, and then the suggestions flooded my mind in waves. It wasn’t anything I planned or thought about previously. However, at that moment, it felt so authentic and genuine. Truthfully, in conversation with the Lord, I confided about some struggles I had been battling and how […]

PROMISE KEEPER!

God is amazing! It no longer is a cliché when you have seen God come through again and again. God is good moves from a Sunday mantra to your daily testimony when you have experienced God’s faithfulness despite being undeserving. I write this in a state of awe at God’s goodness. Last week I found […]

CALL TO PRAYER!

I was coming home from Maryland on Monday in the bus rapid transit (BRT). We were already about two bus stops from Agric when a commuter stood to tap out by placing his card on the machine. On entry, they had deducted 500 naira from his account, understanding that the balance of 200 naira would […]

THAT CAN’T BE RIGHT, LORD!

Two weeks ago a number of us converged at my mentor’s house. He had scheduled a meeting to pray for us and impart grace to us. He spoke to us for a bit then asked us to kneel for prayers which we did. And he prayed. I remember kneeling and just being grateful to be […]