I had just quit my 9-5 to focus on my clothing business. That’s exactly when the pandemic hit, it meant the clothing business had to be on hold; where was I going to get money to get by? Even though I wanted to pursue the strategy business, I felt I needed more time. Around that … Continue reading Patty’s story
Your talent is like a flame, you can use it to destroy lives, create new things or keep others warm. Till you know why you are gifted, however, you will be all over the place, confused and often depressed to say the least. You see, what you do with your talent doesn’t matter as much … Continue reading What’s your purpose as a creative?
There is nothing more frustrating than praying for months, years or even days for one thing in hope, only to be left feeling crushed and without an answer. I recall a moment when I attended a three day church program, to fast and pray about my business amongst other prayers. I was trusting God for … Continue reading Hope Deferred: when nothing seems to be working
I have been thinking about the subject of fear lately and how this affects the life of a creative entrepreneur. We all have our fears, but many times never sit down to analyze and battle these fears. We just accept them as ours and allow them to determine the course of our lives. In this … Continue reading The four mountains of entrepreneurial fears
Where does the concept of the starving artist come from? Why do most creatives rant about not working for free? Why do most creatives give up their crafts and go look for a “real job”? How have some succeeded and built world-class empires?
I accidentally damaged my phone some time ago. It slipped out of my hands and cracked upon hitting the ground. To my dismay, it became unresponsive. The only thing I could pretty much do was receive incoming calls via an earpiece. This unfortunate incident helped me assess the use of my phone. For the past few years, WhatsApp as well as other social media platforms has become my default mode of communication; a development which I believe appeals to other phone users as social media platforms provides easy and convenient ways for correspondence. How was I going to survive with a damaged phone whose only use was to receive calls?
Have you ever wondered why people visit zoos? Think about it. Is it just to admire works of nature or to marvel at God’s handiwork? Do we go to the zoo just to hear lions roar and to see monkeys swing from tree to tree? Yes! That’s exactly what we do…but why? There is the simple reason. Every creature, object, mountain or work of nature designed by God serves a purpose. And you know, we like these creatures who are below us are exactly the same—we were designed for a purpose.
At 21, you have no clue what your future could possibly hold. You don’t have the slightest idea that you will discover your gifts and purpose in life through the most bizarre circumstances seven years later. Dela, you might have never thought that you will inspire and influence people through your works as an artist, designer and an advocate for purpose. Perhaps, you didn’t think that someday you will be sharing your faith in God with the world and the many miracles He’s done in your life.
Have you ever wondered why people visit zoos? Think about it. Is it just to admire works of nature or to marvel at God’s handiwork? Do we go to the zoo just to hear lions roar and to see monkeys swing from tree to tree? Yes! That’s exactly what we do…but why? There is the … Continue reading Running with the wolves
I will never forget the fall of 2014. Alone in my car and heart broken I turned up Chris Brown's song "X" as I drove out of a friend's house. I was angry and felt I had had enough of everything a certain girl was doing. With a grin on my face and anger in … Continue reading Moving on with God
Think about it! You go to church on Sunday, go through the whole week indulging in your own secret sins and forgetting practically everything the preacher said—except the jokes; and come back the next week to listen to another sermon you will forget weeks later. Truth be told, this does happen to a lot of … Continue reading What’s the point of Christianity?
Sometimes life really sucks, and when I say really sucks, I mean really sucks: you know, those moments when you mess up things so bad that you wish you could just turn back the hands of time. Yep! That's what I am talking about. So I went through one of those moments—I have actually been … Continue reading Even before you were born
Have you ever told yourself that you will never do something or let something happen to you only to find yourself in the very position you never wanted? I guess we all have. I said to myself that I wasn't ever going to date a girl if I perceived that we will breakup. It’s not … Continue reading Love you, hate you, let’s break up
Hey Akua, thanks for asking such a great question. What I have realised about God is that besides answering our prayers in His own time, He many a times gives us a different answer to the question(s) we asked Him; but since we are usually so bent on hearing a particular answer, we fail to … Continue reading Why does God answer prayers in His own time?
A friend of mine said the craziest thing this weekend; that he was going to write a "detailed business plan" to find a wife: he being the target market and she, the perfectly crafted product. I don't entirely know what he meant—but I found it funny. I was just wondering as he spoke, what a five … Continue reading WHO IS A HELPMEET? AND WHAT EXACTLY IS SHE SUPPOSED TO HELP HER HUSBAND DO?
Selfie God love you: Acrylic on Canvas (2015) Thanks Sultan💪🏾.
This is painting of a young girl who was pronounced dead a myriad times, as well as incapable of having a normal life (should she survive) by her doctors. She was born at five months and is a living testimony: thanks to the prayers of her family and others who stood by them in prayer. Here, she is seen holding the index finger of her mother, a gesture that proved she still had life within her, and to the left of the painting stands Jesus: He came to give her life at the point where all seemed hopeless.
VerseIsaiah 48:17Thus saith Jehovah, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:I am Jehovah thy God, who teacheth thee to profit, who leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.MessageYou know, it\'s so easy to think that our lives are led by God just by the mere fact that we go to church. It\'s easy … Continue reading Lead Me