A Prayer for our anxious age

"Lord, help me be faithful during my waiting period. Your promises will be fulfilled in my life, for you are a God who cannot lie. However, I can dishonour you by worry, impatience or fear when I refuse to trust in the process. I can bring myself much pain and stress when I get anxious … Continue reading A Prayer for our anxious age

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At the Daystar Skill Training in Ogudu, Lagos

Last Saturday was quite eventful. I was privileged to work alongside a team of leaders within the Cell System of Daystar Christian Centre, as we embarked on a skill acquisition programme for individuals within the Ogudu area of Lagos, Nigeria. We invited experienced facilitators who trained participants on different skills such as Fascinator design , … Continue reading At the Daystar Skill Training in Ogudu, Lagos

Starting a blog? A few tips

A friend recently reached out to me for tips on how to start a blog. He was aware that I had been running The Christian Mind for some years now. So I gave some suggestions, and I think others might find them helpful. Things to note are generally in 2 categories: Content and Platform. Content Be … Continue reading Starting a blog? A few tips

The Textouch Story

Textouch began with a fascination with stories. Whether it was the tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, or the story of Ade and his adventures, or the experiences of the young African in a new city, stories caught my attention. They drew me to partake in a world so real and yet so strange. … Continue reading The Textouch Story

Rejoicing in persecution

1 Peter 4:12-16 According to Open Doors, 11 Christians are killed daily for their decision to follow Christ. In North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, and several other countries, it is extremely difficult to be a Christian. Believers are attacked by both the state and Islamist groups. Systematic killings of Christians have also been ongoing in … Continue reading Rejoicing in persecution

Diversity: A Christian View

Diversity is a hot-button topic today. It is as though modern society has realized that it must recognize the wide differences that exist within the human race and allow for their expression. There is an interesting description of this concept on a website linked to the University of Oregon in the United States. It reads thus: The … Continue reading Diversity: A Christian View

Thankful for 10 years of work

  On this day, 10 years ago, I started my first job. Graduating from the University of Ilorin in 2006, I had my youth service in Cross River State in 2007. Then I sought for a job throughout 2008 but could not get any. Finally, I came to Lagos. My brother helped submit my CV … Continue reading Thankful for 10 years of work

The grace of humility

1 Peter 5:6-11 Humility is a Christian grace. It is a quality which makes us much like Christ and so unlike the world. And it is a grace which yields more grace. "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" (v. 5) Why does God oppose the proud? Because the proud person is … Continue reading The grace of humility

A Tale of two kings

Jeremiah 31:15 The birth of Christ was attended by great sorrow. In one day, several mothers were brought to tears when King Herod ordered all toddlers in Bethlehem to be slaughtered. Why? He learnt a new king had been born there and he didn't want a rival. Years earlier, Jeremiah had described the sorrow felt … Continue reading A Tale of two kings

Righteous Suffering

1 Peter 3:8-18 The Christian life comes with a good dose of suffering. We are a people seeking God's glory in a world that is hostile to him. Whether overt or subtle, the believer feels the world's opposition. A look, a remark, an attack - it comes in various forms. And it can be discouraging. … Continue reading Righteous Suffering