Lessons I Learnt From My Wife On Mother’s Day

1. She is not afraid of facing challenges. While I was away preaching, she completed the first phase of our new school building at Okuokoko. She started it from foundation. She has proved this over and over again, even from the time we married as young people during my NYSC days. She was 24 years […]

Building A Healthy Home

A healthy family/home is a family that is spiritually, physically, intellectually, mentally, and financially sound, and socially responsible. It starts from the choice of a marriage partner. Usually, in times of old, inquiries are made about issues like mental illness in the families. Today, hemoglobin genotype tests are done to check for conditions like Sickle […]

Reflections On Retirement

Speaking yesterday at College of Commerce, Warri, Delta State to members of staff. Lessons of Life You will probably spend most of your life at your workplace until the age of 60 or 70 years. The irony is that when you retire, very few of those you served or worked with will ever check on […]

My Experience At Age 60

After my last post on my friend’s 60th birthday—Preserving The Legacy and A Duck In The Pond—Dr. Charles Apoki At 59, I made some reflections of my own experiences at this time. Lessons of Life 1. The aging process, even though it starts gradually from 50, increases more rapidly from about 58 years of age even though […]

Preserving The Legacy

Speaking today at the 60th birthday celebrations of my dear friend and brother, Rev T. Y. Emmanuel at the Doxa Family Church, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. Text: Proverbs 22:1 Legacy is the balance sheet of your life here on earth. It is what you will leave behind for the next generation. Most dictionaries define legacy in […]

Don’t Tell The Children—The Spirit Of Esau

With this post, we’ll be concluding this series on the The Spirit of Esau. Previously, we’ve looked at The Spirit of Esau, Why did God hate Esau?, The Spirit of Esau and Legacy, and The Spirit Of Esau And Recklessness, The Seed Of Esau—Would you have forgiven Jacob?, and Esau Stopped Being A Hunter. Esau reconciled with Jacob, but before then, […]

The Seed Of Esau—Would you have forgiven Jacob?

In previous studies on the Spirit of Esau, we’ve looked at The Spirit of Esau, Why did God hate Esau?, The Spirit of Esau and Legacy, and The Spirit Of Esau And Recklessness. We continue now with the Seed of Esau. Text: Genesis 33:1-18 This is one of the most dramatic chapters in the Bible. It is also one of the most challenging […]

The Spirit Of Esau And Recklessness

In this series of posts on the Spirit of Esau, we’ve looked at The Spirit of Esau, Why did God hate Esau?, and The Spirit of Esau and Legacy. We continue with a look at Esau’s Recklessness. Text: Genesis 26:34 When Esau was 40 years old he married two Hittite women contrary to the instructions […]

The Spirit of Esau and Legacy

In the series on the study of Esau, we’ve looked at The Spirit Of Esau and Why Did God Hate Esau. We continue the study looking at how Esau treated family legacies. As said earlier on, the covenant inheritance that Esau had as occupational blessing was animal husbandry. It is noteworthy that even Pharaoh’s attempt […]

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 […]