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Wisdom Weekly: Rejection Sucks!

Rejection is a part of life, we can’t escape it Everyone has experienced rejection, and we can all agree that it sucks. Rejection makes us feel inadequate or less than. Be it being rejected from a job opportunity, or boy or girl that you like, or an idea that you thought will skyrocket, and everyone just keeps saying no to it, can make you sink low. Image courtesy of Unsplash In today’s wisdom weekly article, I am going to share on how we can begin to view rejection as a blessing, rather than a disappointment. I remember graduating college, and applying for countless jobs, and endlessly getting those emails that read—“We are sorry, but we decided to move forward with a more qualified candida

Let's Talk about Money

My money is my money, & your money, is our money. Studies have shown that after infidelity, money is one of the significant reasons marriages break up. If you want to keep your marriage intact, you and your spouse have to be on the same page. Welcome to the final part of our Let’s Talk Series, where we have been exploring all things relationship wise. We talked about commitment, character, sex, and spirituality. Of course, there are many more things to be examined before you say I do, but these are the topics we decided to focus on for this series. Money is a crucial factor when it comes to committed relationships/marriages. If you are not yet married, you have to have a set of conversations

Movie with a Message: Million Dollar Arm

“Sometimes to win, you have to change the game.” J.B Bernstein Have you ever smiled when watching a movie from start to finish? Well maybe I am exaggerating a bit here, but that was the feeling I had watching Million Dollar Arm for the second time. I love India and everything it has to offer, so I am always excited to watch them on the silver screen, when there is a movie about them. The authenticities of the characters displayed in this film, made me want to be a part of not just the movie, but also the real-life cast. Yes, it is a film based on a true-life story (our favorites). According to producer Mark Ciardi, you know you have a great story when it can pull on the emotional strings of

Spotlight Monday: Aiyeteju Primary School

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you did it to me.” Jesus It’s been over a month since we published an article under this section. Here at Let’s Talk Nation, we like to go for quality, rather than quantity. The purpose of this section of the website is to shine a light on amazing people, doing extraordinary things for people who can’t fend for themselves. Serving under the Nigerian government, through the NYSC (national youth service corp) program has afforded me the opportunity, to visit places I wouldn't usually come across on a regular day. Today’s focus is the Aiyetetu primary school, which is located in the Ibeju Lekki local government area, wher

Wisdom Weekly: The Power of Intentionality

Choosing a life that matters It will only be wise to start off this article by defining what intentionality is. Intentionality, according to Google, can be described as the fact of being deliberate or purposive. I was never really familiar with the term—Intentionality until I received a book (Intentional Living) authored by John Maxwell, as a Christmas present. Once I got acquainted with what the word meant, and the book as a whole (which took me about a year to finish, sad to admit), it completely transformed my life, and I will like to share a bit of that wisdom with you today. Intentionality is a term that can be applied to every aspect of our lives. Image courtesy of Unsplash For you to

The Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such, there is no law.” Galatians 5:23 In the book of Galatians, you find Paul addressing a group of people. He was trying to tell them to embrace all that Jesus did for them, and not go back to their old way of life, their old way of thinking. The Bible makes it clear in Galatians 5, that most of the atrocities that happen in life (if not all) stem from people not walking in the Spirit. As Christians, when Jesus died and rose again, He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit, who now resides in everyone who believes in Jesus. That spirit now empowers us to live ou

Let's Talk About Spirituality

"Can two walk together if they don't agree?" Amos 3:3 As a Christian, I want to be involved with someone, who also shares my belief system. Because it just saves you a lot of grief, relationships are complicated enough that we don’t need to add one more ingredient to the mix that will throw off the whole taste of the food (Okay, I just came up with that analogy, but you get my drift). When it comes to relationships/marriage, it is vital for you to know that whoever you are considering joining your life with is on the same page as you spiritually. You both have to believe at least the same fundamental things. Now, one person might be stronger than the other one when it comes to spirituality,

Me Too

Putting an end to sexual violence against women Last year was a pivotal moment for the Me Too movement. Brave women emerged sharing their stories of sexual harassment. This campaign took not only Hollywood but the entire United States by storm, with women accusing men in positions of power, for the heinous crimes committed against them. Men became scared—people started asking questions like; if my female co-worker doesn't wear a bra to work, can I tell her that it is disturbing without being labeled as a perpetrator? Or how many times do I have to ask for consent before I get intimate with a woman who isn't my spouse or girlfriend? Image courtesy of Unsplash It was as if men started walking

Me Too

Last year was a pivotal moment for the Me Too movement. Brave women emerged sharing their stories of sexual harassment. This campaign took n

Let's Talk about Sex

Why we need to have this conversation before commitment A lot of people, well Christians—committed Christians, shy away from the topic of sex while in a relationship or getting to know someone. Some shy away from it because they don't want to awaken that passionate desire within them (Oh daughters of Jerusalem, do not stir up or awaken love before its time—Songs of Solomon 2:7) or some may feel that to have a conversation about sex, might be a sin, while in a relationship. First off, let's just be clear that sex was created by God. It is a pure/beautiful thing when experienced within the confines of marriage. The reason why there is so much shame attached to sex or sexuality is that it has b

How I Get Over Heartbreaks

Breakups are hard to deal with, but moving forward can prove even harder. How then can we overcome this age-old epidemic? Who else has heard this myth—to get over a man/woman, is to get under a new one? Breaking up sucks! It hits you like a ton of bricks. The world around you all of a sudden seems so dark, with no hope of a possible ray of sunlight. As adults, most of us would have experienced some type of heartbreak or disappointment from a partner. People often spend months and months, brooding over the loss of love, depending on the longevity of the broken relationship. Image courtesy of Unsplash Some people become cold because of what others have done to them, others become closed off, a

30 Reasons Why....

I am thankful to God for 30 years I have been looking forward to turning the big 3-0 for quite a number of years now, and I am elated that the time is finally here. I have also discovered this about myself that I am not a big celebratory person, honestly; if I can just stay home today and have a good snooze, then my day would be made. But no, I just have to be an adult and go to work. Okay, enough of the whining, this is a gratitude post and not a complaint post. I am actually very grateful to God for all He has done in my life and continues to do. So I have dedicated today's article, to highlight some of the things that I am thankful for. For those who don’t know, I am a Christian and God i

Wisdom Weekly: Change Your Thoughts and Reshape Your World

Because as a man thinks, so is he. “Switch your mentality from— I’m broken and helpless, to I’m growing and healing, and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.” This quote by Jay Shetty sparked something on the inside of me. Sometimes we are victims of our circumstances; we may have done nothing wrong to find ourselves at rock bottom, where everything seems so bleak. Rock bottom is a place where you feel like you have every right to have this woe is me mentality. But if you want your situation to change, you have to change your mindset; you have to start with proper thinking. Most of the battles we face are in our minds, but the moment you decide to flip that switch in your though

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