A New Assignment: DTWMT

At the start of the year, I got the leading from the Holy Spirit to invest time in something that draws from one of the passions God invested in me: teaching bible lessons to children. I was very excited about the prospect, but then I became quite scared as I thought about the implications and [...]

Scribble Pad

A number of people are familiar with the 'scribble pad' analogy of my life. For a long time, I have thought myself to be some sort of scribble pad where God writes His first drafts and makes all the adjustments to particular stories He tries to tell before sending them out for mass print. There [...]

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 [...]

Hello Daddy . . .

The Lord's Prayer has become one of the most frequently recited prayers in my home. To round up our morning devotions, we all pray it together, and I must admit that I'm super proud of Drama Queen (now five and half) and Bumble Bee (soon to be four in a few weeks) for being able [...]

The Fog Within

It was a year ago. We walked out of the house together and stood by the car. Something wasn't right and we both could see it. The windscreen was covered in ice and I knew we wouldn't get far without cleaning it. We had already been through so much together and our exit from the [...]

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 [...]

Non-refundable Love

"Daddy, in my obedience, You tantalize me more than any man can afford. You remain the best Father I could never afford." Tosin This year, a lot has happened in my quaters, as much as it has with the rest of the world. I wouldn't know where to begin if I decided to tell it [...]

3, By Grace!

It's been 3 years since God and I launched this tiny space in the blogosphere. It's been 3 years since my resurrection. It's been 3 years since this seed was planted in the soil and in these 3 years, God has tendered to it and it sprouts a beautiful plant. No matter what happens in [...]

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

According to DQ: Evangelism

Some weeks ago, we walked towards a lady who was trying to pick something up from her front pouch. We exchanged greetings and spoke to her for a bit and as we walked away, my daughter (DQ - she'll be five next month) said,"Mummy, I wanted to ask her if she knows Jesus. It's good [...]

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 [...]

Photography in Alethea’s Mind

Over the lockdown period, I got busy with my camera and have been inspired to capture images that get me thinking about God and life and purpose. I started sharing these images and their corresponding thoughts on Instagram and realised that Alethea's Mind was left dormant. As I thought about it and prayed, I sensed [...]

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 [...]