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A little bit about how the people I have come to know and love have shaped my life.

What now?

Well, well, well! Friends, about my last post, ALA results are out! However, I won’t indulge your curiosity because this blog isn’t about my brother, and his school applications 🙂 This blog is about this often confused young girl (or woman, whaaa?) throwing herself into the strong muscular arms of a God that’s bigger than the biggest, and wiser than the wisest. This is me making sense of my thoughts, and hoping that as I share my journey, the Holy Spirit will inspire someone to lend me (or gain?) some wisdom. I write words I wish someone will speak to me in the different situations I face. So if you want to be creepy, you can call my number and read my blog posts aloud to me. I kid, I kid. That said, please remember that if there are things you want me to write about/ questions you have about stuff, I’m definitely open to writing about those! Anyway, here is today’s topic, which is a follow up from last time’s. Picture this: God has …

Faith or Complacency?

For two years in between my secondary and university education, I attended A Levels in Johannesburg. I have absolutely lovely memories of SA, so I am particularly horrified by the ongoing Xenophobic attacks. It could have been my friends and I stabbed and mutilated during one of our trips to Clearwater Mall, Spar, or Gold Reef City. Notwithstanding, I loved my experience at ALA so much that I personally convinced my younger brother (who turned 17 a few weeks ago) to apply. I remember editing one particular essay question that asked him to imagine a moment in his future. In my brother’s essay, he had obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from a top American University and was about to begin work with a pan-African team to revitalize hydro electric power generation. In the essay, he (my brother) was excited to speak with our Grandma. She was a beneficiary of this scheme and was running a small business in the village that had grown tremendously because of the near constant power supply. Unfortunately, my grandmother died a few …

…and who do you think you are?

Once upon a time, something happened. And I got upset. I got upset because I felt like I tried so hard and do all I could to serve God and to do His will (although I often fail terribly). So why, I thought, did all that happen to me? Why didn’t He warn me earlier, why did He watch me fall into the trap again? It was the same story of someone doing something, or I doing something, falling short, then feeling bad, getting upset, and finally asking “Oh Lord, why didn’t you warn me ahead of time? Why did you not also prevent me from this? Why do you not help me?” But that day, just as I was about to launch a big, annoying rant about how God is good to other people and bla bla bla, something in my heart told me to shut my mouth. A little detour. I find it very difficult sharing the struggles I face in my spiritual life, as I often fail in extremely embarrassing and shameful ways. But it always occurs to me that my mistake could be …

Guess who turned 17?!

Hello friends, please why is the weather so rude? It’s March for Pete’s sake! Anyway, to the main story for today- my little brother turned 17 last month and this post is for him. Dear Miko, (pronounced my-koh), The next year of your life will be marked by important milestones and transitions. You’re graduating secondary school, which means you are eligible to run for president of Nigeria. And by God’s Grace, you’ll leave home to for the next phase of your educational pursuits. Since I like lists, I humbly compiled this one for you. These are nuggets I have gathered thus far, and I hope you abide by them because I really wish someone shared these things with me as explicitly as I am about to! 1. God is the one and only one constant in life– Amidst all the change and transitions in this coming year, remember that there is one and only one constant in life. God. He will be with you through the thick and thin. If you find your identity in Him, you will never be …

6 Lessons from my 6 Year Old Sister

‘Do you know the one thing I admire most about you?’, he asked. He had the expression of someone about to spill a succulent secret. ‘You’re very childlike. Don’t ever lose that’. That was the one of the best compliment I ever got in recent times (Not like I’m ancient or anything). I would love to share why with you. It also has everything to do with the fact that I have the sassiest, most confident, and smartest 6 year old sister ever! Here are a few lessons I have learned from children, and especially from my sister: