Author: Deborah Yemi-Oladayo

LETTING GO, EVEN WHEN IT HURTS.

It was our yearly retreat and I had paid for an apartment where my family would lodge. I felt very disappointed when the lady in charge allocated a poor apartment to me, plus she was rude and reluctant to change it. In front of a few persons seated, I had made a big deal out of the entire issue. Maybe because, I expected a fairer treatment. We settled it eventually. However, there were checks here and there in my spirit. After unpacking and settling in, we decided to take a quick nap before going for the evening session of...

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GOD’S ARRANGED DELIVERANCE DURING CHALLENGES.

He shall call upon me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honour him. Psalm 91:15 Psalm 91:15 is an embodiment of Gods faithfulness and a reflection of His consistent love towards every believer. It showcases the stages that God takes and abides with His children in their times of need or extreme challenge. He never leaves nor forsakes His own. We will be analyzing the above bible verse in its chronological sequence. It is arranged in an ascending order which explores practically how God walks with His children,...

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STRIKING LIFE LESSONS: THE STORY OF THE GIBEONITES.

The men of Israel sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord. Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath. Joshua 9:14-15 BACKGROUND During the sojourn of the Israelites to the land of Canaan, God wrought many astounding miracles for them. Some of which were; the crossing of River Jordan and the fall of Jericho. Hearing their exploits, and much more that they will do, the Gibeonites; a nearby nation disguised and craftily manipulated Joshua to make a league with them and...

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TIME; GOD’S GIFT TO YOU AND I.

Time is life. It should not be taken for granted. Time is clothed with opportunities. If lost, it might be difficult to be regained. Most things in life can be stopped but, time is one of those unstoppable giants. Even if a person decides to pause his/her own time, the real time will still be ticking away. Solomon in his wisdom, capped it all in (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8), where he enunciated the seasons and phases of life. Time revolves, each turn it makes leaves a change on you and I. We grow older every day. It’s a hard talk, but...

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IMPATIENT HEART, BE STILL.

Last term, my son came home with a mid-term project in Agricultural Science – to plant beans in a container. Excited, he bounced into action, and within minutes, a container-garden was set up on my balcony. Then came the real drama, he practically made the balcony his resting room. His young restless mind wouldn’t allow the planted beans to breath. He watered and checked on it every passing hour. The first two days of this project were question – answering days for me. I gave out practically all answers there is on plant germination. On the third day, when...

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