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Single vs. in a Relationship

Which is better? It’s funny how with all that life has to offer, we still come back to this topic of being single or being in a relationship. I love it though, because it always makes for a great conversation. Today’s question is, which one is better? Both come with their advantages and disadvantages, but when you are done reading this article, I want you to decide for yourself which one works best for you, in the season of life you are in. So let’s talk about it! As a hopeful romantic, I would think that my instant answer to this question would be—in a relationship! But when I was asked this recently, I had to think through my response carefully, (Ah Evi! You’ve grown oh! Ha-ha) which gave

Wisdom Weekly: What is in your hands?

Why we shouldn’t let excuses keep us from the life, God is calling us to live. What is in your hands? A question God asked Moses in the book of Genesis, where he was giving God all the possible excuses as to why he couldn’t carry out the task God had assigned to him. My question to all of us today is also what is in your hands? There are times where people are frustrated with life, nothing seems like it is working out. You might have been rejected from job opportunity, after job opportunity, maybe it has gotten to a point where you don’t expect a call back from anyone because no one calls back anyway. Image courtesy of Unsplash You also tired of crying, and feeling like a failure; everyone a

Mr. Perfect: Part 3

A Beautiful Mind ‘What would I do without your smart mouth? Drawing me in and you kicking me out, you got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down. What’s going on in that beautiful mind? I’m on your magical mystery ride, and I’m so dizzy, don’t know what hit me, but I’ll be alright….’ John Legend must have thought about Mr. Almost Perfect and me when he coined the lyrics to his hit song, All of Me. That was the exact way I was feeling about Mr. Almost Perfect. He knew the right things to say and when to say it. He had a lot of empathy for me about the past hurts I had been through. He had me continually thinking—could he be the one? Like the disciples of John the Baptist asked Jes

Mr. Perfect: Part 2

My First date It felt good for me to finally catch someone’s attention after what seemed like a yearlong drought in a new city. I wasn’t all attracted to Mr. Not so Perfect, he wasn’t my type, but I decided to be open minded. People have accused me of being too protective of my heart, well you wouldn’t blame me. My last relationship taught me a lot. Later on that day, Mr. Not so Perfect gave me a call, he wanted to start chatting away like a long lost friend, and I soon cut him off. I gave him an excuse of having to go out at the moment. I promised to call back later that night but opted for text instead. I guess Mr. Not so Perfect wasn’t the texting type, because the conversation ended befo

Hands & Feet of Jesus

It is more blessed to give than to receive—Jesus What does it mean to be the hands and feet of Jesus? Before Jesus left the earth, He promised His disciples that He would send another helper, who is the Holy Spirit that would teach us all truth, and will guide us while we are still on this planet. The disciples where sorrowful, they did not want Jesus to leave. If I were with them, I wouldn't want him to go as well. With Jesus being physically present with them, all was well. They did not face any persecution, no one stoned them, they were eating and drinking and enjoying his company until it was time for him to leave, then reality set in. Image courtesy of Unsplash You see, Jesus was only o

Yes We Can!

I remember back in 2008 when U.S Presidential elect, Barack Obama won the elections and became the first black president of the United State

Yes We Can!

You can achieve anything you want if you believe you can. I remember back in 2008 when U.S Presidential elect, Barack Obama won the elections and became the first black president of the United States. As celebrations ensued, he delivered his speech with so much eloquence, and the famous phrase, “Yes We Can” emerged. Just like the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech, I Have a Dream; it was a message of hope, encouragement and a call to action. Both heroes called everyone to take their place and make America great again. Today, I’m inviting you to do the same for your life. I was a brilliant child growing up; I was always among the top three in my class. My future was auspicious, and the

Wisdom Weekly: Who is your Support System?

Why we should do life with great people As humans, we were designed to have relationships with each other. Ever heard the saying no man is an island? The world we live in is full of a lot of ups and downs, detours, and heartaches. We can't carry the weight on our own. That is why it is vital for us to cultivate meaningful relationships, and have a great support system around us. (Jesus knew this; he was intentional with picking his support system) There are a lot of disappointments I have faced in this life, and if not for my family and close friends, I would not have been able to come out of those situations, stronger. They were there to encourage me, support me and show me, unconditional l

Mr. Perfect: Part 1

My journey to happily ever after I am a thirty-something-year-old single woman; something because I just turned the big 3-0 a few months ago. I love romance, relationships, and love; this has led me to critically acclaim myself as a hopeful romantic. I moved to a new city recently, and my dating life was non-existent, until a few months ago. After I broke up with my ex, four years before this big move, I locked up my heart and threw away the key. I could not trust men for anything. I was done! Well, so I thought. The whole break up saga pushed me closer to God, and I wasn’t willing to settle for any man less than, the one God has for me. Anyway fast forward a couple of months after the demis

Secrecy vs. Privacy

Why we shouldn’t confuse the two when it comes to dating. Relationships are something we love talking about here on Let's Talk Nation and today's topic is an exciting one; Secrecy vs. Privacy. Some of us might have experienced relationships when our significant order, did not want anyone else to know that we were both seeing each other. At first you taught it was cute, that he/she wanted privacy, but as the relationship progressed, no friend or family on their side, knew that you were together. That was a secret relationship, not a private one. If you are secretly dating someone, or if someone wants to date you and not let people know, chances are you are in dangerous territory. The other

The Nigerian Dream

The Nigerian dream for our parents was for their kids to go to the best schools in the world, come back home with good grades, work for a good company and start a family. I was an interview away from achieving a significant step in my parents’ Nigerian dream. My wife who was my girlfriend at the time, trying her best to convince my very broke self that this was the best way forward. But in my heart, I knew to go for that interview would be the worst mistake I would ever make, I had to walk away from their dream. Now let me give you guys some context. The Nigerian dream was something my parents were able to achieve, both of them went to good schools, my mother went to university in Washington

True Servant-hood

Why we must answer to the call of God upon our lives ‘I’m gonna make a change, for once in my life, it’s gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right, as I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat, this wind is blowing my mind, I see the kids in the street, with not enough to eat, who am I to be blind, pretending not to see their needs, a summers disregard, a broken bottle top, and one man’s soul, they follow each other on the wind you know, cause they got nowhere to go, that’s why I want you to know, I’m starting with the man in the mirror, I’m asking him to change his ways.’ I don’t know if the artists of these days make solid statements with their songs. Man in

Are Entrepreneurs Vital to the Development of an Economy?

National Bureau of Statistics reports that the Nigerian economic growth has been declining since the second quarter of 2014 which led to an economic recession in quarter two of 2016. The unemployment rate also increased as a result of the recession, and even if Nigeria is officially out of a recession, it usually takes time for things to stabilize. If people don't make the initiative and create opportunities for themselves and others, it will take an even longer time for things to start thriving again in Nigeria. This is where entrepreneurs step in to bridge the gap. An entrepreneur is someone who sees a need in the society and creates an avenue to meet that need. Economies in developed coun

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