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 [...]

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 #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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

. . . of Simplicity, Service and Love

I've been on a special journey with the Lord since that grey Monday. On this journey, many walls I have built over the years have been pulled down and layers of veils torn apart as He gently strips me down to the original state He intended when He created me. I wish I can write [...]

Songs in the Darkness

Yesterday was . . . But God! And through the darkness, He sang to me, and He still rejoices over me with singing. Today, I share my 'Songs in the Darkness', so I'll never forget His words to my heart . . . and so that you, if you find yourself in the dark, will [...]