I just read Paddy Adenuga’s story in the early hours of this morning on how he nearly bought Chevron Netherlands. I know I’m late to the party but I’ll forgive myself for postponing it due to its length (it took me roughly 70 Minutes by the way; feel free to call me a slow reader, but I really had to digest it).
Anyway, before now, I’d seen different reactions to it on social media and now that I’ve read it, let’s discuss.
Let me start by giving Paddy a bow for being a very brilliant storywriter. I got glued from the very first line and I could picture myself in every scene. What more could I ask for from a lengthy piece? (more…)
When you hear “walking on water” what comes to mind first? For me, it is the part of the bible that talks about Jesus Christ walking on water and Peter taking the lead. Or who else has walked on water?
Now, that’s the physical aspect of walking on water. We will make use of this phrase figuratively and apply it to our lives presently. Of course, I’m not asking you to go walk on water right now. If it were possible, we’d probably have gone to experiment it, but well…
Do you know the only reason you won’t try walking on a pool of water is because you fear that you will sink? It’s even worse if you don’t know how to swim. I know I can’t walk on (physical) water, and I won’t dare try. If you see me trying to walk on water, then it’s clear that I have overcome a part of my fear, for me to take that bold step of trying at all. You’d just watch in amazement as I lift my legs to give it a try.
“I’ve gone through enough faith trials. What is God testing again?”. This is something anyone close to me must have heard in one of those times of telling me “your Faith is only being tried”. This is because I’ve had, and still have, many encounters that will pass as “trying of my faith”.
I remember asking the Holy Spirit to tell me the “section” of my faith walk that he wants me to talk about.
Sometimes, I can’t but think the “Faith” in my name is the reason I encounter this much. There are times I feel great about it, because it pushes me to hold on still, and there are other times I just wonder why God is busy working out my faith, like, isn’t it enough? Haven’t I had enough?
It was recently God told me clearly “your faith walk is a journey”. This didn’t make much sense at first, but it gradually did as he took me through it.
One of the most discussed issues surrounding social media is on what to post and what to discard. Hence, the ‘is it right to talk about my relationship on social media?’.
Beautiful question, really.
It’s a beautiful thing to be in love; to have someone who ignites your life and make you feel like the best living creature.
We all respond to love in different ways. For some, it is by telling whoever cares (or doesn’t), how much they’re in love. This can be both beautiful and dangerous.
I call myself an internet rat, because I do a lot of things online. I must say that the internet is many things; it can be distracting, disturbing, educating, inspiring, and many more. The internet can make or mar you, as little as it may seem, and it’s funny how time flies so quick while you have your eyes glued to your screen. You keep scrolling down your screen and flipping through tabs and different applications; you decide to take a glance at your time and you discover an hour or two is gone. Oops!
This rickety old bicycle was once my savior
It saved me from drowning in lovelorn
And brought me the love I desired
as kids, we painted a bright future for ourselves
we saw light in unclear places
and ran our hands through paths that should be crooked
these things were fun
we saw ourselves hooking up with the best of friends