I AM

I am IfeanyiChukwu Oluwafemi Chukwudi

A CREEPY WHITE CASTLE

  Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash     The lone tricycle cab [‘keke’ as she knew it in her country] coursed its way through the thick black night that even the dimly lit road could not dissipate. A gloomy aura overwhelmed her in this foreign land even as she battled with the biggest mosquitoes …

A STOLEN BABY

      Chike took a deep breath before turning the door handle of his house. Ronke, his neighbor, had called him while he was still in his office that he had a still born and his wife, Amaka, had eloped from the hospital with another woman’s child. She added that his wife had refused …

LEARNING TO BUILD

Times are hard, yet we must keep up with the journey of life. And sometimes, we need a helping hand to push us, to support us, to complement us, to love us ... Read how this unfolds in this beautiful #story of #learning to #build

HE HAS US ALL IN MIND

He revealed Himself to me as was suitable for the curious child that I was... The ethereal presence that enveloped me at that time sufficed. I saw He was present there with me... It was a moment of indescribable joy and peace and the awareness of love, and I did not want it to end...

GOOD OLD DAYS; WERE THEY REALLY?

If everyone embraced virtues and morality, without pretense and hypocrisy, the world would be a better place: children would grow up to be responsible and productive, leaders would be...

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN SUFFERS VIOLENCE AND ONLY THE VIOLENT TAKES IT BY FORCE

Photo by Houcine Ncib on Unsplash This Matthew 11:12 line according to some Bible versions, is a favourite quote of many prayer warriors. It is usually followed with belligerent praying as if in a spiritual fight with the devil and its demons. I have had to ask someone why they put themselves through so much stress when they …

THE HULLABALOO ABOUT DROPPING RELIGION

Another reason people are beginning to condemn religion are the confusing differences in denominational doctrines, some of which are termed unreasonable, and others, unfathomable. That which is unfathomable, is why it requires faith. But faith is not unreasonable, and this is what people condemn.

WHOM DO YOU CHOOSE?

Make your choice The suffering and humility of the state of poverty has caused many preachers to propound that ‘poverty is a disease’ and so win a lot of congregation that hope that by their teachings they would learn how to pull themselves out of or not degenerate into poverty. The saying is so gladly …

ENJOYING LIFE

Enjoying life is what many will be quick to listen for. Many want to be justified for it and even some Christians will be quick to quote or misquote the Bible to justify it. Well, in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with enjoying life, as long as the means to that end is not …

SHOULD WE NO LONGER PRAY?

Prayer, being a communication with God – our Maker, should be meditative and with good intensions. I cannot control the manner of your prayer; it is an expression of your emotions. But I can advise on the contents of your prayer, because it is important for your expectations at the end. Sometimes, we question whether …

YOUNG MINISTERS: COME HOLY SPIRIT

COME HOLY SPIRIT - VIRTUES Introductory tune. A group of four children [sitting] are studying and another group of four enter and approach them [standing]. 1st standing – What are you doing? 1st sitting – Learning our Catechism. 1st standing – What lesson are you learning about? 1st sitting – Our teacher gave us an …

YOUNG MINISTERS: – SOLDIERS OF CHRIST ARISE

Based on TALENTS Introductory tune –   Children [3 girls and 3 boys] playing and then -   1st boy – What would you like to be when you grow up? 2nd boy – An artist.   Others who heard the question also answered –   1st girl – A doctor! 2nd girl – A …

YOUNG MINISTERS: – A LITTLE MORE

LET ME PRAISE A LITTLE MORE   Introductory tune   A young girl sits alone sad and some friends join her –   1st boy – Hello! Why do you look so sad? 1st girl – [Sad,] On my way, I saw many poor and sick on the street and they were sad. 2nd boy …

YOUNG MINISTERS: SONS OF GOD

EPISODE – SONS OF GOD Introductory background music. Four Children [2 girls and 2 boys] playing cards. 1st Boy – Pick two! 2nd Boy – Oh no! [He picks 2 more cards.] 1st Girl – Hold on everyone, hold on and last card, check up! [Rejoices.] All – Awww! 1st Boy – [Bored] Let’s do …

MY DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

WAKE UP! AND PRAY At the early hours of today I woke up to some sounds on my roof. It was persistent and it took the sleep away from my eyes; no feeling of giddiness that should easily force me back to sleep. “Okay,” I thought, “I should as well say my Divine Mercy prayer” …

What Happened To Love? What Happened To Humanity?

I am troubled. My heart is very troubled. Today, someone sent me a whatsapp video claiming it to be one of the incidents of the Kaduna crisis. It was a video of some elderly men and women brutally lynched, burnt alive. They were quite old and helpless and some young men, old enough to be …

LIFE IS A GIFT FOR OTHERS

A couple of religious articles I read this week jolted me back to the true essence of my Christian and religious life; that it is not a life of self-absorption whereby one is consumed by saying the right things and being seen as good, but should be a life of self-giving which is sacrificing your …

WHO IS GOD

Photo by Davide Cantelli on Unsplash KNOWING MY GOD As a child, when my mum used to take my brother and I to the Church, I remember always looking around at a crowd of people go to receive communion, but not be allowed to join them and wondered why: ‘why did my brother and I have to remain …