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    KEEP AN OPEN MIND, GOD IS NOT LIMITED BY STRUCTURES

    The “contemporary” God doesn’t live in an ark, He dwells in human temples and He speaks through them when we least expect. I created “SHEmotions” as a junkyard of some sort- a tacky little space where ‘everything else’ fits comfortably. But like every junkyard, there are treasures beneath the pile of mess and rubbles. First, let me begin with a confession: I skipped church. #bombshell! I can imagine the horror on your face. I know! I am not one to skip holy communions and fellowships. I crave such gatherings. And even though sometimes I disappear from my assembly to reappear elsewhere, I usually keep Sunday mornings sacrosanct. It’s my conventional…

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    WHEN PASSION COOKS…

    When passion cooks the entire nation perceives the aroma. Passion, zest, zeal, whatever you choose to call it, is the needed ingredient for the preparation and successful execution of our visions and dreams in life. Any engagement that is short of passion leaves us lethargic, doleful and miserable. I counsel myself everyday never to engage in projects that I am not passionate about because when I do, I under-perform. For our competence to incessantly match-up to and inspire our performance, we need a dollop and two scoops of passion. To outperform our competition and set new standards in our vocation, we need passion. To amass fecundity and become virtuosos at our…

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    GETTING THE RESPECT YOU DESERVE

    I hear people say it and frankly, I used to say it too. “People don’t respect me as much as they should”. That was my line, yours may only be similar. Bottom line, we want the same thing; respect. It would be nice to get noticed by people especially those you care about. It would be nice for them to acknowledge your presence in the company of their friends. It would be great if they’ll treat you with honor, dignity and respect. But the reality however is, they don’t always do and in fact, some of them never will. That hurts. It hurt me too. Then I discovered, after many…

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    CONTENT? GREAT. CONTAINER? EVEN BETTER.

    Over the years I’ve met quite a number of people. And frankly, a remarkable number of them seemed to be carried away with what they’ve got going-on on their inside that they lose the entire picture of what their outside is supposed to look like. They seemed to be driven by the knowledge of what they carry and their capacity to effect changes around them, that they deflect counsels on their outward appearance with statements like “I’m good at what I do” or “I’m a great mum and a good wife and that’s all that matters”. For their sake I wish that were true. I wish all that truly matters is…

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    When Broken Pieces Fit

    Years back, tragedy struck and I lost someone very close to me. I wanted to die. The occurrence wrecked me emotionally and I had no idea how to move on. People came with advice and words of consolation. They all seemed to chorus “It is well” when it was not and nothing they said ‘jelled’. As I advanced from the mourning stage to confront reality, I staggered. I would put on a pretty face on the outside while I fell apart on my inside. I cried and worried so much that I began to loose weight. My greatest fear then was for my future and my dreams. The loss had created a…

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    Don’t waste yourself, be unusual!

    Sometimes the biggest mistake we make is to look up to people.More often than not, when we do, we get so engrossed in the “wanna-be-like” euphoria that we forget what it is to be ourselves.While I admit that certain individuals are worthy of our emulations, it is essential that we do not lose touch with our individuality. Our admiration must be channeled first to ourselves, then to others.We must master the art of self appreciation and place premium on our worth cum the potentials we carry. Then, we can proceed to value others and engage in a value exchange without inhibiting or endangering our authenticity and ability to self-express. Treasure…

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    When You Trash-talk, Shit Happens!

    We cannot over-beat or overrate the potentials lurked in our utterances. An amazing poet once said “the word is an egg”, indeed it is. The tongue can be unruly and consequentially, the undoing of our lives and relationships if we do not tame it. Ever wondered why the tongue is surrounded by the teeth? It is not only for functionality but to guard it! Some words are better left unspoken while some should cease to exist in our vocabularies. Note that every speech made is a seed sown, and such sown seeds can never be retrieved. It does not matter how many apologies you give for saying mean things to…