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Battlefield of the Mind

Can the word of God help you overcome depression? I was at an event when a person was sharing their battle with depression. They talked about how they could hear voices telling them, that they weren't good enough, they wouldn't amount to anything, and they should just end their life. This victim of the dreaded disease associated the voices they were hearing to the voice of the devil. But later concluded saying, that when someone is going through depression, religion should be kept aside and the sickness should be battled medically or scientifically. Image Courtesy of Unsplash That was their own belief system, and I don’t fault them for it, but if you are a Christian, you know that the word o

Fiction or Reality

How entertainment can influence our day-to-day lives I love television; I grew up watching lots of it. My parents filled our home with countless movies, like Sound of Music, Annie, The gods must be crazy, Sheena, Going Bananas and so on. We had a cabinet dedicated to VHS movies. Yes I grew up in that era. Movies were not the only things we loved to watch around the house, I remember when Friends premiered, and we sat watching it together. Since I was so young, I didn't quite grasp what the show was about. All I knew was there was this young group of people who did life together, and I loved the theme song. Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Nanny were also part of our watch list. I remember the

Movie with a Message: Slumdog Millionaire

When your bad experiences, become your greatest blessings. Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a great day so far. Movie with a message is back! And our focus for today is Slumdog Millionaire. Yes, I know its old, yes I know there are hot movies out right now that you guys would love to see, but I want to draw attention back to this great movie that was released ten years ago and left us all feeling emotional and joyful at the same time. A great story, connects with the audience and pulls on their heartstrings, and makes them feel like they are a part of the journey. Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan directed this movie. In my opinion, the entire cast including Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto were al

How Could She? Part 2

Segun drove to my house two weeks after me and Omololu’s encounter. He said he wasn’t sorry for moving on from me, because I hadn’t shown any form of interest, during our two-year friendship. But was sad that it was my best friend. He went on to say that he didn't feel he had wronged me in any way, and will always be grateful for meeting me since that has led him to his happily ever after. He also wanted me to give him my blessings, I was devastated. I honestly don’t know which hurt more. The fact that I was losing an eligible suitor to a friend, or the fact that I created an enabling environment for it to happen. It was all too sad for me to comprehend. Image Courtesy of Unsplash I wanted t

How Could She? Part 2

Segun drove to my house two weeks after me and Omololu’s encounter. He said he wasn’t sorry for moving on from me, because I hadn’t shown any form of interest, during our two-year friendship. But was sad that it was my best friend. He went on to say that he didn't feel he had wronged me in any way, and will always be grateful for meeting me since that has led him to his happily ever after. He also wanted me to give him my blessings, I was devastated. I honestly don’t know which hurt more. The fact that I was losing an eligible suitor to a friend, or the fact that I created an enabling environment for it to happen. It was all too sad for me to comprehend. Image Courtesy of Unsplash I wanted t

Wisdom Weekly: Self-love

The art of truly loving yourself I've seen a lot of articles, videos, books, talks, and podcasts on this topic of self-love. You never know how desperately people need to love themselves until you see the abundant material that is out there. Some produce great insight and wisdom, while some are just vague because people like to be up to date with the latest terminology, which they don't dig deep enough to find out what it really means. Whether a material is excellent or average at its best, we all need to learn to love ourselves. So permit me to add my two cents to the matter. Let’s talk! What is self-love? This means regard for one's own well-being and happiness (according to Google). Self-

Dear Parent,

Research shows that one in three teenagers have experienced cyberbullying, and girls are more likely to be victims than boys. Girls are also

Dear Parent,

Your teenager is not an adult Let me start this off by applauding every parent out there that is doing the most difficult job on this planet, which is raising a child. It is not easy being a parent, from the moment a child is born, till when you as a parent probably leave this planet, your job is that of a lifetime. Parents worry about what their children will eat, wear, what school they would go to, if there is enough money to pay for their child's education, while trying to keep the home-front afloat. All of this is very daunting. But the purpose of this article is to bring to light, some of the things I have noticed with some parenting style, especially with pre-teens and teenagers. Some

How could she? Part 1

Segun pursued me for at least two years. I met him one hot Saturday afternoon as I was waiting for a taxi on Grogner Street in Iwaya, Onike. He pulled over and asked where I was heading and if I needed a ride. I don’t ever talk to strangers on the road, but this day, the look of the mist on the window of his air-conditioned car made it difficult for me to ignore him, given the extreme heat I was exposed to. I stepped into his car, grateful for the ride, yet determined to let him know I was no cheap girl that jumps into available vehicles. “Thank you so much, Sir, for the ride. I normally wouldn't do this, but I have been standing outside in the sun for at least 30 minutes. The cabs come in t

How could she? Part 1

Segun pursued me for at least two years. I met him one hot Saturday afternoon as I was waiting for a taxi on Grogner Street in Iwaya, Onike. He pulled over and asked where I was heading and if I needed a ride. I don’t ever talk to strangers on the road, but this day, the look of the mist on the window of his air-conditioned car made it difficult for me to ignore him, given the extreme heat I was exposed to. I stepped into his car, grateful for the ride, yet determined to let him know I was no cheap girl that jumps into available vehicles. “Thank you so much, Sir, for the ride. I normally wouldn't do this, but I have been standing outside in the sun for at least 30 minutes. The cabs come in t

God's Plan

What do you do when your plan and God’s plan doesn’t align? “When You don’t move the mountains, I’m needing You to move, when You don’t part the waters, I wish I could walk through, when You don’t give the answers, as I cry out to you, I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You.” These lyrics are from the song—Trust In You by Lauren Daigle. I love me some Lauren Daigle, maybe because of her husky voice, or the fact that she is also from Cajun country (Lafayette) her songs are always amazing. She is a Christian artist that is so hot right now, with her latest album— Look Up Child debuting at no. 3 on the Billboard top 200, Selena Gomez always playing her songs on her IG stories and also

Breast Cancer Awareness

Why women should take their breast health seriously October is breast cancer awareness month, and a lot of light is being shed on this disease that has affected so many women, either directly or indirectly. The purpose of bringing awareness on breast cancer is for women to get used to checking themselves, to make sure that no changes have occurred with their breasts. And if there are any changes, early detection is key to a successful treatment of the disease. Because of its severity, it should be taken very seriously. Women are advised to perform a routine examination on themselves so they can get familiar with their breasts, for them to be alert to any abnormalities. Image Courtesy of Unsp

The Second Acts

Why your life shouldn’t end after retirement or a run at a successful career. Second acts according to Google, is something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation, after a successful career. I am nowhere near 60; neither do I have a successful career under my belt yet, so I don’t feel as qualified to take on this topic. But after a bit of research and thinking, I think I have a thing or two to contribute to this conversation. Watching my father who is newly retired, still go after his dreams of building a legacy, definitely gives me something to look forward to as I get older myself. But the second acts, shouldn’t be reserved for just w

Spotlight Monday: SHOFCO Organization

Shining hope for communities I logged unto YouTube one day and came across a couple's TED talk. I was drawn to the video, because of the names of the speakers. The man was black with a name that looked Nigerian, and the woman was white and shared the same surname as the man. So that sparked my curiosity, and I went ahead to take a listen. Kennedy Odede is the founder of SHOFCO organization, which was birth out of his desire for a better life for himself and those who are living in the slums of Kibera, located in Nairobi, Kenya. And no, he isn’t Nigerian. Image Courtesy of Shofco Kennedy and his wife, Jessica Posner-Odede met in quite an unusual way. Jessica found out about the organization a

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