I sat on my computer working myself away. As you can imagine, my to-do list is as long as the Great Wall of China. Unedited portrait galleries, unedited devotion and parenting episode videos, paperwork here and there and a guilty conscience from abandoned/unwritten blog posts. I'm on it . . . To help my work [...]
Daily writing promptHow often do you say “no” to things that would interfere with your goals?View all responses The fact that I'm writing this post is somewhat an answer to the question. My initial intention when I logged on to my site was to write about something else that just transpired. But, of course, I [...]
Sam’s Stories: Happy 70th Birthday
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, [...]
Spot the Difference
The long story starts here . . . 'You should pack your bag', Boo of life said while sorting through some papers. 'But I don't know where we're going, so you'll pack for me'. That day (October 27) was my birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary. Boo of life had planned a trip for us [...]
(A draft folder post from November 2019) C H A O S - Christ Has Absolutely Overcome Sin That just came to me after intentional thought. I guess you're wondering why. I'm jet lagged and I can't sleep, so I open up Facebook and all I see, read and gaze on is absolute chaos. I'm [...]
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 [...]
Jesu: An Ode to Jesus
Yesterday, while trying to relax after a long day, I decided to watch The Passion of The Christ. That movie has tugged on so many strings in my heart and while watching it again yesterday, I received a new perspective on the weight of what Jesus did. The idea that the gruesome treatment of Jesus [...]
All I Don’t Like About Jesus!
I was going through my draft folder where a number of articles have been left to rot, and I came across this post that dates back to the 1st of November 2017. I began to read it and couldn't stop till I got to the end and wished I had never abandoned it. At this [...]
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 [...]
Quote Series: Pixels of Life
The picture of life is dotted by pixels of relationships; and no one likes blurred pictures. - Alethea's Mind His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3
The Other Side of the Lake
On the other side of the lake the crowds welcomed Jesus, because they had been waiting for him. Luke 8:40 NLT
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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 #6
"Dandelion" Over the period of the lockdown, we've gone on regular afternoon walks. Some of our favourite things to spot are the seedheads of dandelion plants, or what you might call a blowball. I've become quite fascinated by them, especially how with a single breath they disperse their hair-like seeds. Many times we're just like [...]