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    LIGHTEN YOUR LUGGAGE

    Dear Sista, I’m so excited! It’s been three months since I wrote you and a lot has happened in that short time. I can confidently tell you that I’m gaining progressive clarity on God’s purpose for my life and increasing confidence to pursue it. In fact, I’ve taken some baby steps in that direction and I’m happily watering those seeds as I patiently look forward to their growth and greatness. But, this is not about me! How are you? I trust you’ve been discovering and defining yourself in line with God’s manual for your life. I deeply desire that you discover and be content with all that He has to…

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    THIS CAN’T BE IT!

    Dear Sista, Gosh sis! Mixed feelings here. Though I look forward to taking a rest and getting refreshed, I’m going to miss writing you. This 3-month communication gap will surely to get to me but I trust you that won’t stop listening to the rhythm of my heartbeat for you. Sweet sista, this much I leave with you; “yearn for more”. Let your quiet moments be filled with thoughts of expansion and your waking moments with the zeal to burst at seams. I long that there be an awakening within you that though purpose began with you it MUST NOT end with you. So I pray That you don’t join them in…

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    You are a WEAKER vessel

      Dear Sista, How are you sis? Thriving I believe. In this letter I’ll briefly share with you my thoughts on a particular popular ideology. Though it’s impossible for me to say everything that needs to be said here, I’ll try to cover some ground. I’m a big believer in the values of equality and equity but I don’t hide behind the deception that the same measure of strength is apportioned to all humans. As much as I don’t celebrate any attempt to put me down or make me feel less in anyway, my commonsense does not applaud the assumption that I am as strong as the average man or woman,…

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    Butterfly or Moth?

    Dear Sista, Happy new month! What a year! Irrespective of your experiences so far, I encourage you to take on the coming days with renewed hopes for better dealings. In this letter, as always, I’m addressing the evolving you and I hope you think through this read. As a teenager, I hated moths. I could never have been offended by any but I just couldn’t stand them. In my opinion, they were unfortunate butterflies who pale in comparison to the lucky ones. So, out of sheer disgust, I developed an obsession to kill moths in sight, while I admired and celebrated butterflies. Brutal, but that’s the fatality of ignorance. Today,…

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    PALACE PILLARS

    Dear Sista, How are you doing? The first of this letter series will be over in a bit and I have mixed feelings. But I know that you’ve been challenged, inspired and encouraged as I have been and I really cannot wait to hear about your growth experience through this journey. Today, I write to you about you- the palace pillar- a fusion of strength and beauty. Sis, with the growing celebration of superficiality and the increasing emphasis on packaging at the expense of content, it is easy to be conflicted on who the 21st century woman truly is. Is she the boss lady who torments in the corporate world…

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    Your baby is YOUR baby

    Dear Sista, How are you? I’m so sorry I delayed this letter till now. Too many things are fighting for my attention but I’m glad I finally get to write you this one. In this we’ll talk about trusting the magic of your individuality. If you need to write this somewhere and remind yourself every morning, please do. “Even if everyone does the things you do, nobody can do them the way of you. There is a flavor to you that cannot be duplicated” Sis, have you ever felt and entertained the restraint of embarking  on certain projects just because someone else is already doing something like it? Truthfully, we…

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    WE MAKE

    Dear Sista, I’m exhausted but it always feels good to write you! Tomorrow morning, one of my soul Sistas will be saying her “I do” before the law in the first of a series of wedding ceremonies that will culminate in a thanksgiving service on Sunday. So, right now, I’m in Lagos- that concrete jungle where hopes and realities fuse into an overpowering signature fragrance- to wait on her as she queens through her line up of events this weekend. Like  the many choices and decisions we make everyday, in the many facets of our lives, walking down the marital aisle is one with the potential of bringing us to…

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    POUR

    Dear Sista, What a wonderful ride we’ve been on! It is always such a joy to write to you and I hope you’ve been experiencing tremendous growth in all areas of your life as I have. Today we’re discussing the need to be value adders not just for the good of the beneficiaries of our benevolence but importantly, for our own better. Too many times we miss out on the numerous opportunities around us for personal enhancement and growth because they are often disguised and hidden in the venture of actively investing in and improving other people. It really is not our fault that we are self-absorbed and usually always…

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    WOMB OR TOMB?

    Dear Sista, How was your Easter break? Worth the preceding excitement? Well, I trust you made good use of the timeout. I am fine as always and today I write to you on a subject that has refused to leave me. Some weeks back, I attended a spiritual retreat above my “age grade”. But, though the purpose of my attendance was to serve, I was privileged to learn lessons relevant for both the future and now. One of the many revelations I caught’s the lesson on the womb and the tomb. I must confess that as the teaching leaped out of the convener’s mouth it reached for my spirit and though…

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    WHAT ARE YOU READING?

    Dear Sista, Hello and welcome to the last days of the holy week. As we cast our minds back to the sacrifice of Christ that made us acceptable, I hope you’ll create time to share your faith and testimony with someone. Today I write you on the subject of reading. As ladies we all have things that make us tick. For some it’s shoes, for others its makeup or jewelry. Well, whatever it is that gets your blood flowing, you may need to reevaluate and embrace a new ideal. Let me ask; when was the last time you spent money on purchasing a book? When was the last time you…