Faith: A perfect excuse?

For a respectable number of Christians, especially those just coming to the belief system of following Christ or growing in their knowledge of him, faith is something we struggle with.  It just seems very unnatural to leave our lives to someone we can’t see and for ‘control freaks’, its arguably incompatible with being in total control of one’s life and affairs. Faith is just one of those things that a Christian has a long-time battling with. It’s therefore a noteworthy victory where having faith is no longer a constant struggle. But when does faith become a perfect excuse? Prayer is a ...

A conversation with a stranger

‘Loosen up. We are here to have fun, remember.’ Her best friend said to her as she put her bag down and went to do the normal pleasantries of saying hi to people she knew and didn't know and ignoring those she thought obnoxious. She rolled her eyes as she watched her friend go. She brought out her phone to check the time, hoping time would leap so she could leave. But time becomes unbearably slow when you need it to be fast, she knows this too well. She sighed and brought out her lip balm. Out of habit, she ...

Potential Bae

He always calls you his potential bae And deep in your mind, you want to tell him! You want to tell him you have more potentials Than just potential bae Whenever he calls you potential bae Your head automatically screams no And your heart stops pumping blood as well Because your heart knows it does not Want to remain potential For many have died being just potentials   In your heart, you know he doesn’t Want to say potential bae He wants to say you are BAE!!! You are the one he writes all those sad stories for The sad stories where the guy never gets the girl Because the guy does not know if the ...

What Should I Tell Our Kids?

Hey You, So, I have a question for you… What Should I Tell Our Kids? I sat at the large dining table that always felt too small whenever you were seated there. I held the hot cup of coffee in my hand and looked out the window. Our girls were playing basketball with their brother and that made me smile. It also made me sad because I didn't know how I was going to tell them that their daddy was not coming home. How do you explain death to children that are younger than ten years? I know the world has really advanced ...

Come At Me!

Come at me!!! Challenges, take a go at me. I am ready. I am stronger. I have the courage to Lead My Life. I am ready to be teachable and I know there will be a lot to learn from you * I might cry. Wait, did I say might? I will cry when your weight is getting too much for my shoulders, I will scream and wonder what I was thinking when I invited you to come at me. I will want to give up, But I won’t. Because I am stubborn, Because I know you don’t need my permission to come at me, Because I like my privacy and I will fight you, Fight ...

Believe Again.

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“People like to talk and dish out advice like they can feel your pain. But they don’t know your pain and they can’t feel it. Yet they will talk. Some will say he is not strong enough. Some will say he should suck it up, he is not the first and neither will he be the last, easily forgetting that even if the experience is not peculiar to the person, the pain felt might be unique. Then you get some, the bloody inspirational writers telling you you are strong enough; it’s a phase that will pass and you just have ...

Chill Out!

On Friday, I was stuck in traffic twice in the day. Once, I can take, but twice within the space of about 4 hours, I cannot take. It was a long day, I just wanted to go home to rest for a bit before going out to dinner with my stalkers (Kamso, Juella and Simbiat) but, the traffic mocked me as it dragged on for so long. ‘This traffic makes me feel like I’m in Lagos,’ Yvonne who was seated beside me said to me and I concurred. At that point, there was minimal difference between the beautifully diverse city of ...

Am I good enough?

They were laughing.  They stopped laughing, but one look at his face sent her reeling with laughter again. She held her stomach as she laughed harder.  He looked amused. ‘What have I said to make you laugh this hard?’ he enquired. She moved close to him and hugged him. He looked confused but accepted the hug and hugged her back. He has always known her to be a special being, special in a weird way. Silence fell upon them. It was a comfortable silence they were used to. Their love was pure and their friendship, strong. They were each other’s best friends ...