In the book of Genesis, Abraham and Sarah were visited by three random strangers. These strangers were angels in disguise, with the audacity to gently remind Abraham, of God’s promise, to make him the father of many nations , and also, that Sarah will bear a child in her old age. Y’all know that […]Read More Gifted hands (part VIII) – The war within me! !!
I was born in Syracuse, Onondaga county, New York. This area is home to one of the research universities in the United States known as Syracuse University. Back in the days, when the Nigerian government, genuinely awarded scholarships to students based on merit, some students had the opportunity to study overseas. Unfortunately, it’s not the case in […]Read More Gifted hands (VII)- “the known to the unknown”
“How could you stoop so low to become an apprentice in a sewing shop? It’s not a professional job! You’re going to end up in poverty! You are a disgrace to the lineage of this family!” If you’re reading this blog, I’m pretty sure, you’re surprised at the comments above. What if I told you that in […]Read More Gifted hands part VI-“to be or not to be”
Fast forward the conversation, after detailed explanation of why I wanted to become an apprentice at Mr. Eddy ‘ s sewing shop, my father finally gave me the money. Truth be told, I was under the pretense that I was only learning to pass time. Dad had no clue that someday, I had the intentions […]Read More Gifted hands part V-Reality checks!
“Intentionally schedule your pleasurable moments because good old pain will schedule itself” I heard these words from my pastor , while worshiping at my home church , last Sunday, the 13th of August. I’m at my job on Tuesday night, the 15th of August, suddenly, I felt a slight heaviness on my left lower […]Read More In all things, give thanks!!!…..birthday reflections
Are we there yet? I asked the young man taking me to his friend’s shop. The shop is by the corner of the road, he replied. So now, I’m thinking in my head that there are many shops by the corner, which one is it? I hope this young man is not trying to take […]Read More Gifted hands (part IV): The conversation
It’s almost 9 years of residing in the land of my birthplace; 9 years away from the motherland! I vividly remember, one of the situations I struggled with, was having a true tribe. A part of me wanted to remain patriotic and adhere strictly to tribes that reminded me of the motherland. It didn’t matter if […]Read More Tribe