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M.I.A

“I tried calling you last week but I was unable to reach you.” “Iyanu! I tried calling you.” “Hi Iyanu, I hope all is okay. Please get back to me. I am really worried that you are not responding.” These are some of the messages I found on my phone upon my return. I hear […]

The Dichotomy

This Dichotomy, where logic makes no sense at all.
Where instead of running parallel, all things intersect.
A place where Last is First, and Surrender is Honor.
This place where Death became Life.

To Expect… To Hope… To Connect

My heart is just… I don’t know I don’t know how to feel I am feeling so much right now… I don’t know How am I to handle this? My heart feels so much right now. It is full I now know that I can once again feel Feel what it is like to love… […]

Trusting The Process

“Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10, KJV) She saw it boldly written. The other words seemed faint as she glanced through her bible. She had flipped through the pages continuously and that was the only verse that she caught sight of. She threw her bible to the floor and went down […]

Let it be You

No matter where I am, Let it be You No matter the platform, Let my focus be You When I get there, Let it glorify You Not for self recognition, not for fame Instead, Let it be all about You Not about me, it is all about You… Perceptions and perspectives will always change So […]

Prompting: What could have been a short story.

The steering jerked to the right – towards the 18-wheeler. I watched in complete silence as the car spun towards the back end of the truck. I was so sure that we were going to smash into the back of the truck. It was a literal ‘Jesus take the wheel’ moment.

The Unknown

I have no idea where I am
I have no inkling as to where I am going
Certain uncertainty that is all I am sure of

The Process of Letting Go

“If you have never begged God to help you let go of someone, you have never truly loved”… I push myself to release, and each time I try, it is like trying to kill a part of me in many ways. You are a part of me.

The Ephesians 5 Guide

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us, and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2). We must always remember that Jesus was only able to fulfill His ministry because of one thing – He surrendered. He was in constant […]

The Future Depends on it.

Transitioning between 2 activities in class…   Student: Miss can I make a comment?. Me: Sure. Student: I don’t know if I should. Me: Ok, then we can move on. Student: Ok, I’ll say it. Me: Go ahead. Other Students: Don’t do it. Me: (in my head – ok I’m amused or should I be […]

THE WORD

The Word started it all, sustains it all, and will settle it all. The Word is the beginning, middle, and end. I was meditating on the Book of John, particularly John chapter 1. As I read this passage, taking the time to read, meditate on, and listen to each verse, I kept thinking of Genesis […]

At The Very Center

So, how are you going to let yourself adapt? How will you allow yourself to see the good at the very center of your not so great situations? How are you going to allow yourself to heed the nudge that most often leads to inexplicable peace – though the path may be uncharted and rough?

On The Hill

“On the hill far away, stood an old rugged Cross, the emblem of suffering and shame…” (Bennard, 1913). On the hill, on that Cross, was where the battle for my life was won. On the hill, on that Cross, was where my victory was taken back for me. On the hill, on that Cross, was where […]

My Battle Plan

How often do I let what I am doing for God take up the time that I am meant to spend with God? I woke up this morning excited to check out my site, to write, to see if there was any feedback left on the writings I had shared, to continue in this area […]

That FOUR LETTER word

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Love… We say it, we think we know it, we give it, and we hope to experience it as we go about our day to day life. Love… That four letter word that seems to be […]

Conformity vs. Transformation

…Sometimes, to better understand where you are going, you need to look back on where you are coming from… Often times I forget the bondage from which I was freed. The bondage masked under pleasure. The bondage masked under ‘societal norm’. The bondage masked under capitalism. The bondage masked under liberalism. The bondage which by […]

If Today Be My Last Day…

I would not think of the things that I own, nor of the things that I wished I could have. I would not think of the career I was able to attain, nor of the amount of money in my account. Instead, I would think of opportunities. Opportunities taken, opportunities missed. Opportunities to laugh, opportunities […]

Have you ever been?

Have you ever been lonely? Have you ever been spat on? Have you ever been beat up? Have you ever been hungry? Have you ever been ridiculed? Have you ever been betrayed? Have you ever been laughed at? Have you never fit in? Have you ever been made fun of by family? Have you ever […]

If I could be Jealous

If I could be jealous of anything in this life, I would be jealous of those who came to God (through Christ) early. The pain, loss, misunderstandings, heartbreaks, and wasted time that I could have avoided. All the wasted efforts and trivial pursuits that could have been avoided. Oh boy. I would not be jealous […]

I’ll Be

Don’t give up Don’t you stop Everything will work together No matter the circumstance No matter the situation I’ll always be there for you I’ll be your shoulder to lean on I’ll be your help when you need some I’ll always be there for you Never will you be alone now I’ll always be by […]

I Would If I Could. I Will When I Can.

Dear Lord, I go back and forth in my mind about the many reasons why none of this makes sense. The truth is that I know that I may be holding on to the ideas of what was, but that does not seem to be enough to deter me. Why? I am definitely not like […]

Wisdom & Understanding

The battle rages within.
What I want to do versus what I ought to do.
Through these lenses of war I make decisions.
Daily choices, that determine the outcome of life and living.

To Iquitos, with love

Then Monday morning happened. We woke up to the news that Iquitos was on total lock-down. Airports, seaways, and roads were all shut down. We were not allowed to leave. No one could get in. No one could go out. We watched as all flights got canceled domestically and internationally. We were stuck, and no one knew for how long.

My First Winter

I thought that this was a curse I would have to learn to live with for the rest of my life. So, I began to deal. I learned how to live life with the emptiness, the brokenness, the pain. I learned how to smile even when everything inside of me was weeping. There was no light at the end of this never-ending tunnel.

Approaching With Confidence

Originally posted on My Colorful World:
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” [Hebrews 4:16]. ? As I sat and listened to the message that was being delivered one faithful Sunday morning, the minister said…

How to Worship A King – Sermon

Worship as recognition of authority [Master & Lord]

Worship as a living testimony [Savior & Redeemer]

Worship as living out the gospel no matter the cost [A life of surrender]

Worship as unbridled, unguarded, extravagant display of love (Humility]

Not Comfortable

Think about this for a second… Maybe take a minute… Possibly even more than that… I have been pondering this all year. Now, we know that “Faith is the evidence of things not yet seen, and the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1), but what does that even mean? What does it mean to […]

In Loving Memory…

You weren’t a pastor or a prophet, a doctor or a clinician, you weren’t in the spotlight and most didn’t even know how much you did BUT The number of lives you impacted, transformed, and uplifted are beyond measure. You were a man beyond compare. Charles Robert Scott, Coach, I do not even know where […]

ON FIRE: Aflame for God

Inspired by Aflame for God, by Smith Wigglesworth By desensitizing people to miracles, to divine manifestations, and to divine works, we as a people desire less of the works -calling them theatrics-, and focus more on the materialistic prosperity – calling them blessings- as signs of God’s involvement. Nothing stops us from raising the dead […]

Rejection

  Written by: Amarachi Silverline Offor & Iyanuoluwa Akinrinola   Let me ask you a few questions to start. Have you ever heard the word “No”? Have you ever felt worthless? Have you ever put so much effort into a thing Only to watch it blow-up in your face? Have you ever written or answered […]

How are you?

What would happen if you gave real responses to this question?

What would you say in response if you encountered real responses?

Stretch

The more you resist it, the harder it is.
The more you tense up,
The more difficult it is to get into the position you need to be.
The more you try to force it,
The less you are able to accomplish.


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