Many of us have grown up without fathers. Others of us have lived with fathers who didn’t know anything about fatherhood. And there are some of us who were raised by fathers who did the best they knew how, but still failed. Even the fathers who have done a great job are not perfect. As … Continue reading The Battle for Love and Identity
As a person who sleeps and wakes up thinking about how people can communicate more effectively, I want to ask you two questions today. 1. Did you know that there is a difference between ‘I am sorry‘ and ‘I apologize’? I am sorry says I am taking responsibility for my actions which have affected you … Continue reading Effective Communication: What’s the Difference?
One of the reasons we are to pray continuously is because sometimes, our initial prayers are rubbish. That might be a bit of a harsh way to put it, but it’s true. Sometimes when we come before God and we start praying, He’s looking at us like, “What is this child saying? Does she know who … Continue reading Raising a Poverty-Minded Generation
I once had a very nice and friendly neighbor. The first time we spoke for more than 5 minutes, he stopped somewhere in the middle of the conversation and said, “I hope your boyfriend won’t go crazy on me for talking to you.” I replied, “If there is some man like that out there, he is certainly … Continue reading Relationship Isolation
The story is told of a man called Okonkwo in the award-winning book,“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo is consumed with the fear of becoming like his father, Unoka. All his thought processes and corresponding actions revolve around this fear. Therefore, his one goal in life is to make sure he doesn’t become like … Continue reading Are We Better than our Fathers?
When I was younger, there was an infamous book that everyone, including the most fearless members of society seemed to avoid. It was said that even clergymen could not read it at night for fear of apocalyptic dreams or live nightmares, if they were still awake when the lights went out. There’s dragons, angels, demons, … Continue reading Blueprint for Correction
The other day, I was watching a movie about a girl who was scarred by the loss of her Dad. Every now and then she has these imaginary conversations with him, where she actually thinks he’s there. On one occasion, she’s telling him how she wishes she didn’t cry so often and was as strong … Continue reading Should Men Cry?