Finding Hope

Did you know that finding hope in hopeless situations is a function of your mind? Yes, if your mind game is strong, you are better able to overcome depressive episodes. Your mind determines the response you give in a tragic situation. Do you know Job of the Bible story? Can you picture what happened to…

Celebrating the journey… 1

This early morning I was in a celebratory mode. Despite all the hiccups, one goal has been met. The result? The book is out! A hardcopy version as well as an ebook version. Let me give a brief recap. Recently (On my birthday , I announced that I had finally gotten the courage to release…

When the muse dries…

Sometimes, it is a desert. Parched and seemingly incapable of new  growth. Like no words will ever flow from the usual hole.   At other times, it’s a marshy pool; turgid in its very filthiness, murky depths hidden for what seems like aeons.   Then you remember the days of abundance, When the muse poured…

The Song of the Sun

The Song of the Sun It’s a brand new day. The sun is shining. It’s gonna be alright. It’s a brand new day. Drop your fears at the foot of the bed, As you step out of your room today, Open up your heart to the beautiful possibilities ahead. Join me to sing… It’s a…

Faces and Masks

We all put our best faces forward. To do otherwise is to expose ourselves to social harm and ridicule. We learn to smile, even when inside we are crying a river of tears; painful buckets by buckets. We learn to laugh politely, instead of clawing out the smug face smiling down on us at the…

I Dared to call Him Father

I dared to Call Him Father is a must read. I picked up this book; a copy of my sister’s and I could not put it down for longer than fifteen minutes at a time until I finished reading. Picked up the book yesterday , finished reading this afternoon . A wonderful book written by…

For every woman…

On this International Women’s Day #IWD2016, I celebrate every female, woman alive today.   You are beautiful, unique and special.   When man was created, there was a need, he lacked some vital component and then came you and God was pleased  enough to end the work of creation.   You are refined material, an…

The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind   Can be tasking, Sucking all life out of a weary soul, Leaving only the  residue of a paper thin existence, Dry, lifeless and soulless.   Many walk around, I see them, not a smile nor a dimple  remains, Cares and fears have choked  out the tiny seeds of hope, Forlorn, they…

Pain

PAIN   Unending only because of the memory, Instant and powerful in action, Fear installed even at the first touch, Strongest connection nanoseconds apace, Gripping the most unwilling accomplice   An artists’s dilemma, Not for passion unperceived Shocking, electrifying, numbing, ultimately blinding, Relief, an ocean’s drop lack in the stream, Higher thresholds attained, Seemingly effortless…

When troubles come

Still give thanks. When the words hurt like spiky nails, Or the delays weary the soul, Still give thanks Difficult though it may be. Must life’s road ever be smooth? The rough and tumble needs precede, Before Victory chants ascend.   So in thankfulness, weary steps fly, Songs, the toil of a bleak day breaks,…

Be focused

2016 Rules – Rule 2 This is a tough one, How to be focused? When the distractions abound in appeal…   I will continually return my gaze to the focus, I know I will get distracted, But as soon as I recognise that, I will return and get back on track.   In time, at…

Be thankful always…

2016 Rules If you will not give thanks, What is left to do? Perhaps to mope? Or worry?   None of the other options is useful, They bring more troubles, and give no gain.   So, what will I do? I will give thanks. Laugh and dance with joy. What about you?   Onaoluwa Abimbola…