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#InspireMonday: Not A Mistake!

the world apple

Happy Monday! In one of my training sessions with a group of secondary school students, I asked them a pertinent question. I asked them how many of them would love to “bail out” of Nigeria? Almost all of them without any hesitation said they wanted to. They all believed their lives would be much better …

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#InspireMonday: Think!

THINK !

Happy Monday! Many years ago, Temitope Ogunfayo (fondly called Pastor Tea) shared a story with me. A pastor had a vision that he was in a market where they were selling brains. And the pastor noticed that there were 2 sets of brains in the market. Some were new and others were old. Quite old. …

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#InspireMonday: Finish to start

Finish and start

Happy Monday! The year 2014 is winding up. For a long time, I didn’t quite understand the reason why so many people got so excited about seeing the end of a year. Back then, I couldn’t quite understand what the hullabaloo about the end of a year was all about. I thought there shouldn’t be …

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#InspireMonday: Serve

serve like jesus

“For the Son of man did not come to be served but to serve” –  Jesus Christ On May 30 2007,  Umaru Musa Yar’Adua became the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his very first speech, he introduced a most poignant concept. He labelled himself a “Servant Leader”. (As …

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#InspireMonday: All About Love

In 10 days, it will be Christmas! Christmas means many things to different people. For some, it is about shopping and getting great deals on stuff. For others it is about getting and receiving gifts. Yet for others, “Xmas” is simply a season of fun, games, and holidays. What really is Christmas about? Arguably the …

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Ugandan maid admits toddler torture

And she asks for forgiveness… A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating and kicking a toddler has pleaded guilty to child abuse. Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, was charged in court with the torture of a girl of 18 months. A video of the assault caused outrage when it was posted online. The child’s father, …

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#InspireMonday: God of the Weak 2

Happy Monday! Last week I tried to establish that God Almighty is the God of the weak. The weak and powerless can run to Him and not be afraid of being rejected on account of their disabilities. However, I didn’t complete the picture. What happens when the weak and powerless run to God? God’s antecedent …

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