Tag: love

  • Day 17: Following God into the Future #28DayChallenge

    Day 17: Following God into the Future #28DayChallenge

    The future: that imaginary place where all our problems are solved and our dreams are fulfilled. The younger we are, the more excited we are about the future. It holds so much promise and possibility that we can barely wait to get there. We make plans and write lists and take steps to get to […]

  • Day 11: Faith, Unfeigned #28DayChallenge

    Day 11: Faith, Unfeigned #28DayChallenge

    Today, I want to share a few thoughts on faith, particularly in connection with the adjective “unfeigned” as used in the King James Version of the Bible. If you use more modern versions such as the NKJV or NIV, the word will likely be rendered “sincere” or “genuine”. In the first chapters of both his […]

  • On Repentance towards Others

    On Repentance towards Others

    In every healthy human relationship, there must be a good dose of a repentant attitude on both sides. We are constantly learning about each other, and finding out things about our friends, families and colleagues. If we are not disposed to “repent” or make changes, we are very likely to keep hurting or offending people […]

  • Covered by Love

    Covered by Love

    The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (Jeremiah 31:3) Here I am, lying in quiet contemplationAs you gently serenade my soulWith lyrics sung to an eternal tune.You speak peace to my stormsAnd bring an end to my fears.Your words stir my lukewarm soulAnd […]

  • On Loving People

    On Loving People

    The greatest treasures anyone can ever have are people. We are also the greatest trials we can ever experience. I write today to ask you to value the gift of people in your life, to pray for them and nurture them. Loyal and supportive, reliable and faithful, dependable and honest – people with the right […]

  • A Crisis of Love

    A Crisis of Love

    Totally drained is how I feel:When your words ride over mineAnd our thoughts do not alignWhen your voice drowns under mineAnd our voices become hoarseFrom screaming silent expletivesIn vain: we became deaf to each other.

  • Unrequited Love

    Unrequited Love

    What do you do when the one you love, loves another? Do you plead for love, or quietly nurse your pain? Do you wait in hope, or just simply walk away? Do you silently pray and wish the ache would just abate? Or do you gather with friends and drink your sorrow away? Even though […]

  • Liberty: a Poem for Nigeria

    Liberty: a Poem for Nigeria

    Today, October 1st, 2016, is Nigeria’s 56th independence celebration. In the spirit of celebration, and in the hope of a better tomorrow, I have penned the following words, because I believe. I believe that Nigeria will not be a failed dream or a failed state – it will come through for us, and we all […]

  • In Love

    In Love

    Like a freshly blooming daisy, you came and Lit up my world Smiling brightly and laughing heartily, with Twinkling eyes And talkative eyelashes and beautiful teeth.   Beautiful teeth Were the reason I fell in love with a queen and Your tender heart Was the reason I stayed in love with a woman Of great […]

  • Of Memory and Music, Love and Expectation

    Hello there! It’s been a few days since I posted here; busy with work and writing too. It usually takes a lot of hard work to put up something I find worthy of reading or which captivates my own attention. And I have a few pieces of poetry I have been working on – I […]