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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Did God Hate Esau?

In the first post in this series, we looked at the historical context behind the birth of Esau and Jacob to Isaac, and that despite the fact that he had the blessings of his father, Abraham, there were still some recurring challenges he had to overcome. WHY DID GOD HATE ESAU? Esau was a typology […]

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 […]

Stand Out! [1]

This was a two-part lecture I gave to young ones at the annual conference/camp meeting of the Today For Tomorrow at Yenagoa. Somebody once said, “If your mates are sleeping, wake up. If they are lying down, sit up. If they are sitting up, stand up. If they are standing up, stand out. And if […]

The Rich Rule Over The Poor

Speaking on Saturday, the 23rd of June, to Youths at Redeemed Christian Church of God near Mega Chicken, Ikara Estate, Lekki, Lagos. Discussing the bitter truths of the Nigerian Political System. Text: Proverbs 22:7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. My take 1. The Not Too Young […]

Becoming An Honourable Father [2]

In the first post to mark Father’s Day, we looked at the first four D’s to going beyond just fathering children to becoming an honourable father. We looked at having a dream/desired life, having and giving direction, making right and hard decisions, and having discretion. D5 – Drive and Determination Be strong, Philistines! Be men, […]

Service Unto Greater Responsibilities

Text: Mark 10:28-31 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!” “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, […]