Are You Truly Grateful to God?

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner I can remember shaking my head in disbelief after I heard the story of a young lad who could not get food …

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Let Your Heart Whisper These Words – Thank You Lord

I stood in the rain yesterday and guess what I did. I gazed into the sky and let the rain droplets trickle down my face – and I giggled out loud as memories of my little self playing in the rain flashed through my mind from many years ago. I walked on in the rain …

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What My Iya Alata (Tomato/Pepper Seller) Taught Me

And this I will never forget……. Our relationship began about 7 years ago, a few years after I got married and relocated to another part of Lagos. Our first encounter obviously led to our long buyer-seller relationship. Iya ……….. was friendly and treated her customers nicely. Even when she was overwhelmed by the influx of …

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3 Lessons From a Mother to Her Son about Women, Alcohol and Legacies

Do you know that your relationships, habits and character form the core of your existence? When a mother sits before her grown son, looks him in the eye and speaks these words to him. What do you think goes through this young man’s mind? Follow me closely. Perhaps he may sigh, roll his eyes and …

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When Mothers Pray – Keep Knocking That Door for Your Child

Someone special and dear to my heart once shared this story with me. It is a story from thousands of years ago. A story that teaches one very important virtue, PERSISTENCE. Here it is. There was a certain judge in a city. He was mean and hardly cared about people and their feelings. He always …

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Why You Mother – Purpose, Power and Influence

There is the story of a mother from long ago. She was the wife of a minister who had 10 children. Her home was always a beehive of activity, yet she was in control and never compromised her time with God. She had a daily two-hour routine and her children had grown to understand that …

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Why You Mother – Milestones, Moments and Memories

My arms were flung wide open, pure joy was written all over me as he staggered towards me with excitement. I can still hear the sound of his laughter. He was thrilled at his new discovery. He no longer had to feel the pressure of the hard floor on his knees. He could walk now. …

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