My princess & I

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        Me & Oonere – 2005

“Daddy are you the one that took Americanah from my table?”
“Yes, I’m the one.”
“I want to read it.”
“I`m not giving it to you.
No, I`m not giving it to you.”
That was the retort from me in response to Oonere`s request that I loan her Chimamanda’s latest novel – Americanah. “The last of her books I loaned you, you spoilt the edges, so I an not loaning you this one (for now). At least not until I finish reading it myself.”
“But daddy, I am not the one that spoilt the edges of Half A Yellow Sun.”
“OK, I’ve heard you, but I am not giving it to you (now). Afterall, we have four of her books and you are yet to finished all the other titles. At any rate, you are still writing your exams. When you finish your exams you can come back for it.”
I picked up Ngozi Chimamanda Adichie`s Americanah at Lagos Airport last Thursday. Isn’t it amusing? My little girl of yesterday has started dragging novels with her dad.

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Oonere with her cousin Eniola – 2013

Wisdom on 3 wheels

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I returned very late from work yesterday and was unable to make it early to the office this morning. I called my boss who kindly obliged my coming late.
While I was trapped in the punishing hold-up, lo and behold wisdom came riding by on 3 wheels.
I had only one chance to grab it on my Galaxy S3, before it galloped away. Men and brethren “THERE IS NO CHAMPION FOREVER.”
That is it, wisdom on 3 wheels.

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Sowing and reaping.

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As sure as can be, “the harvest will always be greater than the seed” that was sown.

I Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

So, watch what and how much you are sowing.

… through the eyes of Jesus Christ.

SEEING PEOPLE THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS CHRIST (By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi)

John 8:1 – 11
JESUS went unto the mount of Olives. 

And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 

They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 

Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?

This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them,He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her,Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
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Mark 8:22 – 25
And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 

And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 

After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
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Men and brethren (you and I), how do we see people?