My Writings

Your Work Matters

Work is the form in which we make ourselves useful to man and thus to God! - Lester DeKoster Work is more than a necessity; it is a privilege. Work enables us to take part with God in the work of creation. It develops our personality and shapes us into the unique persons which God … Continue reading Your Work Matters

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Journal – July 14

The day is wrapping up.  Daniel got me up early this morning (4am).  He does this occasionally,  but it's  less frequent now that he's  getting older. He's 3. I had to give him some bread and tea,  but he took only half of it.  Funny enough,  he fell back to sleep at 6.30 - on … Continue reading Journal – July 14

Graceborne: An experiment in journalling

Today,  by God's grace, I commence the practice of journalling.  I used to do this many years ago but got too busy.  Over time, however,  I have learnt it is a vital practice for spiritual development and personal growth.  It is a good way to nurture one's  spirit as one reflects on daily life.  And … Continue reading Graceborne: An experiment in journalling

Why Grammar matters

Two days ago, I had a brief online discussion with someone about grammar. It centred on the idea that the writer's job is to focus on content and leave the worry of grammar to the editor. I believe that assumption is misguided. As a writer or blogger, you should take grammar seriously. Grammar is not … Continue reading Why Grammar matters

In Praise of Books

It was Stephen King who said that books are a uniquely portable magic. About 400 years earlier, the English poet John Milton also noted: "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." And for those who may scorn old books because … Continue reading In Praise of Books

Who are you?

I graduated from the university seeing myself as a failure. I had come out with a poor result, a 3rd class, to be precise. Before then, I was one of the top students in my set all through secondary school. University, however, was a different ball game. I found the course challenging, my GPA was … Continue reading Who are you?

Check. Don’t assume

Can you believe that 'Latinx' is actually a word? I was proofreading a 600-page book about the career of a world-renowned Nigerian scholar. Then I came across a phrase: 'Latinx Catholics'. My immediate instinct was to change it to 'Latino (or Latina) Catholics'. This was certainly a typographical error, I mused. After all, there is … Continue reading Check. Don’t assume

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

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