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, […]

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 […]

Building Like the Ant [2]

In continuation of the story of Building Like The Ant, here are some more lessons on the purpose of relationships. Lessons Of My Life 1. No two marriages are the same. As fingerprints and personalities differ, so do marriages differ. 2. There is no ideal marriage. Don’t attempt to fashion your marriage in the pattern […]

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 […]

The Story Behind The Glory—Building Like the Ant

In continuation on The New Year Has Started, here are a few lessons I’ve picked up. Lessons Of Life 1. Real estate rarely depreciates in value We bought that piece of land on which we are building about 20 years back. Then, an acre was about 300,000 Naira. Today, an acre goes for between 24 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marriage: A Transaction in Values

This short video clip below is our new school project at Warri, Delta State.      You can see my wife with a white T-shirt, marching around, inspecting the project, like a soldier. We were driving back home after inspecting the project and I said that marriage is not necessarily sustained by love or emotionalism, […]