Stand Out! [2]

In the first post on Stand Out!, we looked at the D’s of outstanding performances—having a Dream, being Defined, Disciplined, and Directed, while young, having a Deep and Dense lumination that creates a Drive, avoiding Distractions, and Deviating from the Crowd. We continue on with the more D’s of outstanding performances in: having the right […]

Secrets of Enduring Marriages – Appearances Can Be Deceptive

When you see pictures and hear testimonies from people like us, the tendency is to feel that our marriage is an ideal or a flawless relationship. That is very far from the truth. Every one of us has our own challenges. The first 8 years were not easy (and it’s definitely not a ride in […]

Secrets Of Academic Excellence

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 [AMPC]. On June 7th, 2014, I finished a master’s degree program in Public Administration from the department of […]

Good Samaritan Christianity And Evangelism

In the first post on “Full-time or Fool-time Ministry”, we discussed why Joseph’s and Mary’s ability and competence for adaptability was one of the determining criteria for granting them the honour of being earthly parents of Jesus. We also discussed how capacity and the ability to manage little opportunities would, to a large extent, determine your level […]

Raising A Fulfilled Child

To raise means to nurture, groom, culture, and train with specific expectations in mind; it means to have milestones which are expected and pursued. A child is an offspring, which is usually biological, but could be adopted. Just like Steve Jobs adopted by Clara and her husband such that even when his biological father emerged, […]

Full-Time or Fool-Time [2]

In the first post, we discussed why Joseph’s and Mary’s ability and competence for adaptability was one of the determining criteria for granting them the honour of being earthly parents of Jesus. We also discussed how capacity and the ability to manage little opportunities would, to a large extent, determine your level of operation. We […]

Full-Time or Fool-Time [1]

I wrote this the day after I came from an embassy in Abuja to get a visa to visit my son graduating from medical school in Europe in 2012. About ten years before then, I was in an embassy, and I was so nervous because I had no statement of account of my own. I […]

Managing And Controlling Stress

In the first post, we looked at the types of stress and how one can be beneficial if channeled in the right directions, and how the other can be detrimental if not managed properly. We also talked about the difficulties most people face in discussing stress-related issues. The second post considered various causes of stress […]

Causes Of Stress

In the first post we described stress and how it can be beneficial if channeled properly but detrimental if left unchecked. In this post, we’ll look at some common causes of stress. For us to know how to manage stress, we must know what causes harmful stress. Hereditary Predispositions There are some families where people are […]

Stress And Stress Management

This is the first in a series of posts on stress, the causes and management in life, work, family, and ministry. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, […]

Vision and Creativity

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thought into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. Dee Hock Vision is the mother of creativity. Vision triggers a sense of purpose […]