Going West To Go East [4]

After the events of When Punctuality Becomes Punishment, we were finally taken in a shuttle bus to the aircraft. I eventually sat down, and it was such a great relief. Within a few minutes, we were taxiing on the runway to take off. For some days, my sinuses were filled, and my head was heavy; I could […]

Going West To Go East

January 26th saw me embarking on my first trip outside Nigeria in five years. Five years ago, in January, 2015, I went to Australia. Cameroon is our direct neighbour to the east. It is about 3 hours by speed boat through the ocean from Calabar. It is eight hours by road from Calabar. Those two […]

What Have You Of Sale Value In Your House?

This was one of the scriptures that affected me tremendously. One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, “My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the Lord. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as […]

Be True To Yourself

A Lesson For Itinerant Ministers I started ministry as a medical doctor after 11 years as a medical director of my private practice at Aba, Abia State. When I sold the hospital and moved to Ughelli, I did not deceive myself. My wife and I quickly realized that life was not going to be the […]

Economic Prophecy—Ruga Settlements

Following the recent uproar caused by “Ruga” Settlements, which is an initiative from the Federal Government to provide ranching for nomadic herdsmen in places all over the country, I remember a time when I talked about this in many places. One of such was in this Facebook post. The church could have started “Churchga” settlements […]

In My Father’s House | I Have Plenty

In the first post on “Full-time or Fool-time Ministry”, we looked at how Joseph’s and Mary’s capacity for adaptability was part of the reasons they were honoured to be the 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. The […]

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 […]

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 […]