We will see Him

C.S. Lewis once observed that this life is only ”shadow lands” compared with the glory to come. Even life at its best is but a shadow of Heaven. Does that mean we turn our backs on this world and have nothing to do with its delights? Not necessarily. Sometimes (as Lewis was suggesting) the good things God gives us…

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An inheritance from the Father 

Nigerian Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola recently gave her daughter £5,000,000 house for her 30th birthday. Femi told her daughter that he could not think of a befitting present because she has always made him proud. Perhaps you are like me that doesn’t have an earthly Father that can give the type of gift Femi gave her daughter and you are also…

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Mindfulness

My friend, Dr Niran Olarinde Ojomo recently wished me mindfulness weekend and shared an image of what cognitive capacity entails along with its health benefits. Thinking about the image and his message, I ‘connected’ that that it is impossible to have cognitive capacity without mindfulness. Cognitive capacity involves focus & attention, memory, productivity and creativity innovation. Its health benefits…

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Passion for learning 

If you were given a choice between all expenses paid trip to Singapore for an academic conference  where you will give an oral presentation of your accepted paper or all-expenses paid trip to Zimbabwe for an intensive two week workshop/course to develop your skill in an area of interest, which one would you choose? My postdoc was faced with that choice recently…

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Everyone can be rich

A mentally challenged young man once asked Brian Tracy after he heard him say anybody could be successful if they just did certain things in a certain way. He said to Brian in a very loud voice, “Mister Tracy, Mister Tracy, can I be a success, too?” While Brian was thinking of a proper response to his unexpected question,…

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Redeeming love 

In her book Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers told the story of Angel who was sold into prostitution as a child. After going through a lot of horrible experiences while growing up, she met Michael Hosea who God told to marry her. Michael loved her unconditionally. Angel however was filled with an overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear.  And so, she…

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Be an outlier 

“Outlier” is a term used in statistics to explain data that lie outside normal parameters. In his book Gladwell studied people who are outliers i.e., highly successful individuals which he grouped into categories such as professional hockey players, successful professionals and billionaires. One of the key findings of Gladwell is that individual success is not an anomaly- it can…

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Flexible and yielded clay

In the Potter’s Hand, Gretchen Quie and Karen Matison Hess shared a story of a potter who had tried for years to make a perfect lid for a pot, one that was handsome, fit exactly, was easily held, and was not too heavy or too fragile. But she never quite achieved it. She agonized in her search for perfection….

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The Everlasting King 

Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest at Windsor Castle on Monday 19 September 2022. Her funeral was attended by an estimated 2,000 guests, including world leaders and heads of state, according to the BBC. After the state funeral, the coffin was taken to Windsor Castle, England for a committal service, followed by a private family ceremony. The Queen,…

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Continuous innovation 

This past Wednesday, Ethereum, the second biggest blockchain successfully completed its most important innovation ever. The innovation or upgrade, referred to as Merge, allowed Ethereum’s protocol to fully transition from Proof-of-work (POW) to Proof-of-stake (POS). This will allow Ethereum to reduce its ecological footprint. Another consequence of this transition is the reduction of the issuance rate of ether (ETH),…

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