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Laugh

Have you ever seen a beautiful lady or a handsome guy without a bright spirit? Even if such exists, the gloom will override the beauty. The Holy Book says that a merry heart does to us as much good as medicine. Everyone does need a bit of it. Oftentimes, we …

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Patience

This month of November, I led a meeting in which there was a Nigerian man who clocked 60 on one of the days of the meeting. To commemorate his birthday, he published a small book which he gave to everyone around for free. “Being African,” I dived into the book …

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Together

A little over a year ago, a friend posted on Facebook that she wanted to start a book club. I think she added that she had books she wanted to read, and she had books she had started but couldn’t get to finish. She believed that together, we could read …

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KPIs

It’s a new year again. At the beginning of each year, many of us set out to achieve some goals: several goals. From another point, having seen many years and set many goals, some of us have set goals repeatedly and repeatedly, have seen them not come to pass. A …

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I look to You!

Whitney Houston was a child of promise taught to sing in the Baptist church choir by her choir mistress mother. And she was good. She grew up on the disadvantaged side of life, the African American side of those days. As a teenager, she was introduced to drugs by her …

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Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning. Have you heard that word before? Most people have not. It is what happens when a car runs into a pool of water with considerable speed (about 56 km/h or 35 mph).  A car’s tyres propel the car forward by gripping the ground. The firmer the grip, the better. In …

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Atrophy

Atrophy is kind of a big word. What does it mean? …Gradually decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect. I saw a gentleman with a limb in recuperation. The limb is slimmer than the other but happily getting stronger. It reminded me of the word Atrophy. Have …

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Strength in Ignorance

There was a young man who belonged to a certain Christian group. Almost all they believed in was in conflict with what other Christians believe. He stumbled on Billy Graham preaching on TV one day. He decided to listen and pick holes in the sermon of the “big guy.” This …

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Waiting

One thing most of us find difficult to do is to wait. We jump queues, we push others aside, we throw tantrums, etc, all because we do not like to wait. Interestingly, we are quick to accuse others of unwillingness to wait. Once I got a ride from a senior …

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