Author: Deborah Yemi-Oladayo

Beauty from Ashes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should repent. -2 Peter 3:9 It was raining heavily when Kenneth and his entourage arrived at The City Resort in London. To him, this was unimaginable. As he was ushered to the podium, the loud cheering from the seated audience sent cold shivers down his spine. This could only be a dream.  ‘It is a rare privilege addressing you in this epoch making occasion’ he started in a cracked voice. Clearing his...

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Conquering Depression

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the Spirit is broken.  Proverbs 15:13 Depression is almost a global phenomenon. It is a prolonged emotional downcast that is caused by several factors which include; grief, feelings of shame, failure, deep emptiness, sadness, low self esteem and feelings of guilt. Almost everyone at some point gets depressed as a result of one issue or the other. The difference here is; while some persons get off the mood thing easily, others find it just difficult to let go. The issue of depression largely settle around the...

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Real Peace

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Challenges, commotions, fear of the unknown, sufferings and death characterize our world today. It is constantly from one evil occurrence to the other, with an endless struggle for survival. The hearts of many are already failing them; people are faced with a daunting bleak future, there is uncertainty everywhere. Right in the face of these harsh situations of life, many are being misguided and they aren’t seeking help...

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Who am I?

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Several years ago, I asked myself these most frequently asked questions among the youths; who am I? What is my purpose on earth? How can I ever fulfill this purpose? Will my dreams ever come true? As my young mind pondered over these endless questions, I embarked on a journey; in search of my undiscovered identity. I read many books on the subject, I inquired for people’s opinions about me,...

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