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 […]

Abraham Will Command His Household

I was in Christ Church, Port Harcourt, with Ambassador Raymond Orogun Ugbeh on Sunday, 16th of June, to speak during their Father’s Day celebrations; it was a glorious moment. There were several intellectuals and business men and women present. I believe in the vegetative reproductive capacity of the Word of God. When Jesus told 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 […]

Stress And Stress Management

This is the first in a series of posts on stress, the causes and management in life, work, family, and ministry. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lessons from My Wife’s Poultry—Dynamism

The first post about Lessons from my Wife’s Poultry was on the need for re-education. One Friday morning, I was watching my wife attend to these birds that have grown so much and several thoughts flooded my mind. 1. Redesign and realignment of your life. The poultry house was formally a concrete fish pond I […]

Moving On . . .

This month has been very hectic. I was at Calabar for the Church of God Mission Eastern Regional Conference till the first few days of September. I got home on a Monday, I had to dash to Rivers State to speak at another of our branches at Port Harcourt on Thursday night. I left very […]