Photography and Truth Series #5

I don't judge the days when I want to lie in like a lazy log. But even in those days, I have the opportunity to choose not to be STAGNANT. You want to know how? Consider this verse: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are [...]

Photography and Truth Series #4

It's hard, but it's okay. It's lonely, but it's okay. It's stretching, but it's okay. It's uncommon, but it's okay. It's noble and it's okay! It's rewarding and it's okay! It's life-giving and it's okay! It's shame-free and it's okay! It's always okay to stand for TRUTH! - Alethea's Mind

Photography and Truth Series #3

"THAT'S JUST HOW I AM. I DON'T TAKE NONSENSE!!!" We hear these words a lot of times, and we may admire those who live by this mantra as 'no-nonsense' people. We might even want to be like them so that no one will ever take us for granted. But is that the best way? Colossians [...]

Photography and Truth Series #2

For those who have no voice, speak For those who have no strength, lift For those who have no sight, lead For those who have no light, shine! - Alethea's Mind "I, the Lord, command you to do what is just and right. Protect the person who is being cheated from the one who is cheating him. [...]

Photography and Truth Series #1

"Life is not a race with men but a walk with God" There was a time in my life when everyone around me seemed to be making great strides in their life's pursuits and I felt stuck. I was pressured to play catch-up, but when God gave me the quote above, my perspective changed forever. [...]

Sowing Lies

About two weeks ago, I went on an evening walk with my camera to practice and to spend some time alone to ponder. As I walked past the bridge over the River Don and continued on the sidewalk, I thought about what I might find around me that would be a great capture and tell [...]

Of Talents and Productivity

And he who had received the five talents came and brought him five more, saying, Master, you entrusted to me five talents; see, here I have gained five talents more. Matthew 25:20 Over the past couple of weeks, I have silently pondered on this verse, or let me say I have been a bit bothered [...]

Parsley, Radishes and the Dangers of Comparison.

When I was young and living with my parents in Nigeria, I enjoyed planting things. I would take care of the flower pots and spend some sweat tending to the flower beds that surrounded our house. My dad loved trees, so we had a good number of them: Guava, Avocado, Orange, Coconut, Plantain and Banana [...]

According to DQ: Miracles

Tuesday morning.Family devotion.I asked Bumble-Bee to suggest a praise song so we could all sing along. In his usual fashion, he carried his drums sticks and began banging on his drums as he sang his second favourite song:"You're the God of miracles, signs and wonders.We believe in your power, we believe in your power."We all [...]

According to DQ: Matthew 18:20

I enjoy our morning devotions as a family. God speaks to us in many ways, and one of those many ways is through the voices of our kids. For those who follow this blog, you might have come across quite a few of these types of posts where I share a quote or an action [...]

When Anger Finds the Dark

Be angry but do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26 Sunset. When the sun goes down, all that remains is darkness. Anger. Every time there is anger, sin lurks in the corner, looking for the opportunity to take over. Darkness. Every work of sin is born in [...]

Sow Good Seeds

When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. [...]

Who Has The Final Say?

There is a chorus we sing at church that goes like this: "Who has the final say? Jehovah has the final say" Those words have come to mean more to me over these past few days as the accuser of the brethren geared up his armour to war against my peace of mind and my [...]

Fruitful Scars: The anSpoken Story

"Why do bad things happen to good people?" If you've never heard this question before, then I believe you have been living on a completely different planet from the rest of us. Anytime there is an accident or disaster that causes pain in one form or the other, that question is thrown about like pebbles [...]

If I was there . . .

If I was there, Jesus, in your days What would be my name? Where would I have stood? Would I be Mary who gave you birth? Or Herod, who sort your death? Would I have travelled like the wise men? Or held the sword across a child's head? If I was there, Jesus, in your [...]

“It’s still in the Bible”

I must say that because of my children, mornings have become more exciting for me than they would normally be, as I am not a morning person. I listen intently to anything they say, it seems as though they wake up with fresh revelations from the throne of God after basking in His arms all [...]