Knowing God Through A Child

8 years old Danny Littoi of Chula Vista (Califonia, USA) had a class assignment to “Explain God”. Below from a child’s eye, you can see God better. “One of God’s main job is making people. He makes them to replace the old ones that die. He does not make grown ups; just babies! I think…

Taking Stock of What Really Matters in Life

We are caught in a daily rat race to make and accumulate wealth. People live their lives on a constant need to make money, remain relevant, build empires and live a life of comfort and satisfaction. What they fail to realize is that peace of mind and enjoying life has little to do with money….

The Omena-Omena Principal of Living

I won’t be one to call myself a daddy’s boy. As the first child of the family and as an Igbo man’s first son, I was given the almost compulsory “Junior” tag attached to my name. I was named after my dad. Big honour I must say, considering the achievements of my old man. Very…

People Pleasing: The Key To Failure

  Jesus went about doing wonders and healing people of their infirmities. What a mighty God we serve. What the Bible pointed out rather stylishly was the fact that not only was Jesus going about doing wonders and healing people, He was also displeasing people along the way. In Matthew 8:28-34, Jesus healed two demon…

Listening Your Way To A Girl’s Heart

  Then I asked her “so why do you like me?” Without flinching, she replied “Because you are a good listener. You listen to me when I talk. Whether I am making sense or not, you listen. I like that about you.” Growing up, I was the kid you could term “friendly”. I was all…

African Parents Are Raising Women Beaters

With the strict disciplinarian method African parents utilize in raising their children, are we inadvertently raising women beaters? With the African tradition, it’s bride price and ownership of women ideology, are we inadvertently giving rise to women beaters? As a precursor to this article, it’s advisable to read “African Parents Are Lazy Disciplinarians” where I…

The Titanic Way Relationships End

As Titanic was sinking and hundreds of people were either jumping to their death or drowning, Jack and Rose were in the ocean together. Jack helped Rose onto a wooden panel only buoyant enough for one person while he dangled in the ice cold ocean. After a little while, a rescue effort is conducted and…

African Parents Are Lazy Disciplinarians

Growing up my mother was the disciplinarian in the house. Momma had a cane or two at every corner of the house. Anyone that stepped out of line was given a beating even before the offender was given room to explain his/her actions. The house was hot and every child towed a respect-yourself-or-get-a-whopping line. One…