On the 30th day in December 1952, a special baby was born into this world. That baby grew up to be the most dashing man I have ever met, and I have met many. That baby became a source of joy and encouragement to the people that crossed his path. That baby became a brother, [...]
(Written last week) My sister surprised me on Thursday night all the way from Abu Dhabi. We spent the whole day together yesterday before she left for London to surprise her parents. She had booked a studio session (her birthday gift to me) for a song I had written in 2020 and were supposed to [...]
20 Years and a Legacy
It seems like no matter how hard I try to keep up with my writing on Alethea's Mind, there still come moments of silence. These moments are not bad in themselves as I spend them on other assignments, but I'm grateful that I can always come back here and feel like I never left (WP [...]
Village people are surely out to get us . . .
As I listened to those words come out of her mouth, I became quite ashamed and worried at the same time.
At the end of the last term of Nursery, Bumblebee came home with a plant in a cup. During the term, they had planted sunflower seeds and watered them till they grew out as beautiful seedlings. I placed the cup on my famous kitchen window sill and watered it as faithfully as I could. It [...]
of Gekko Underpants and Contentment
The long awaited day had finally arrived: Bumble Bee's 4th birthday. The night before, Boo of life and I had spent some time decorating the living room with balloons, buntings and honeycomb decorations as a surprise for him the next morning. So much for being born in winter; so far, Bumble Bee has had less [...]
Guest Writer Post: Godfidence
Please help me welcome my darling sister, Astra, to Alethea's Mind. She's our first guest on our guest writer series. She writes this beautiful post: GODFIDENCE!
When Obedience Hurts
I came across a movie on YouTube titled 'The Train', based on the life of one of Nigeria's prolific Christian movie makers, Mike Abayomi Bamiloye. Although it's a Yoruba movie and considering I'm the fakest Yoruba girl ever, I still enjoyed every bit of this true-life story (thank God for subtitles, the Yoruba they spoke [...]
Photography and Truth Series #7 – Building Relationships
"Bridges" The greatest glories and challenges of my life have always come in the place of relationships. My hottest tears, my hardest laughters, my insecurities and greatest moments of triumphs - all laced around a relationship or two. In such moments, I find myself very strong or very vulnerable, but I have never come to [...]
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 [...]
Today heaven has gained a warrior
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. [...]
. . . I knew I couldn't go through with it.
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 [...]
Who did he answer?
At the end of twelve months, he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, and the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” Daniel 4:29-30 (ESV) There is no record [...]
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 [...]
Hello, Dan Brown . . .
Dan Brown: "God can't survive science" . . . and I do agree.
Like the waves of the sea . . .
And all the joy she brings . . .