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, […]

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 […]

Celebrating 21 Years Of Friendship

At Chapel of Answers, Aba with Rev. Chibueze Okezie. Lessons Of My Life 1. Treasure relationships. They are a measure of your wisdom and strength of character. 2. Value more those who add value to your life. 3. Be mutually respectful and appreciative of each other despite age, financial and academic differences. I met this […]

God Visits You In Your Workplace

In the first post, Work—The Purpose Of Your Existence, we said the primary purpose of God creating man is to deputize for Him to do good works and how work is the basis of functionality of any society or organization. In this continuing post we look at some reasons why our ‘workplace’ provides a channel for God’s […]

Work—The Purpose Of Your Existence

Scriptures: Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 5:13-16, Genesis 2:15; 19-25. When the purpose of a thing is not defined, it cannot be refined, and it will definitely be misused and abused. The primary purpose of God creating man on earth is to deputize for Him on earth. From the Scriptures cited earlier on, you must have noticed […]

Lessons From Christmas—The Birthing And Berthing Of Christmas

With age, maturity, and responsibility, I have become very unexcited by the frivolous activities associated with Christmas celebrations. First of all, the home is empty. We just had one visitor, at the time of writing, on the day. Secondly, with the fear of diabetes, atherosclerosis, and stroke, you can’t eat as you would want to […]

The Leafy Lifestyle

The passages below, from the Bible, have always intrigued me, but they became more meaningful to me after some observations and meditations. Text: Mark 11:12-14, 20 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. […]

Scars, Stains, Scandals, and Stars

On my way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, we had to stop at a hotel to pick up some young people—members of a TV crew that came for the presidential bid declaration of His Excellency, Governor Olusegun Mimiko. We had to wait for the State Chairman and Secretary of the Ondo State Labour […]

The GCU Experience

At the Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association, Sapele Branch, luncheon.   Government College, Ughelli, like some others was established to raise future leaders just like Eton College in the UK. The topic was on “Habits, Routines, Attitudes, Personality and Character . . . The GCU experience”. Attitudes are repeated actions that become unconsciously done […]

The Power To Acquire Knowledge (Lessons From My Teacher)

When I was in Form Three at Government College, Ughelli, my Geography teacher made a profound statement that has helped form my life. Mr. Bamuza, a very fine Ijaw man said, “valuable as knowledge is, the power to acquire it, independently, is more valuable”. This statement shaped my approach to the quest for knowledge. Coming […]