Have you every really wondered why you are in a relationship? It’s like many go through that moments of friendship, infatuation and sometimes sexual tension then bam, out comes the question: would you be my woman or man? It all seems glamorous too, the nights out, long hours on the phone, blah blah blah. But … Continue reading Love and support
As common as this word is, many have not an idea what it truly means. And as much as we tell each other "I love you", we often times get confused as to what we are really talking about. And the reason is simple, love is spiritual, it’s pure and from God: it’s a being … Continue reading What is love?
I check my social media accounts everyday and many people have a wise saying or two, some, if you read deeply between the lines are birthed out of hate, sadness or a difficult moment. Some also in trying to get their daily fix of joy, post an image and hope the comments and likes can liven them up. We all know or can relate because we have either lived through this or know a friend who has.
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.
A couple of months back during a spontaneous worship session I wrote the words below. Through it all, the pain and hurt/ When I am low and covered in dirt/ I will sing your praise/ For I know you are with me/ With me even when I can't feel you/ With me even when I … Continue reading When darkness falls
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
The topic of sin is very broad—simply because there are a host of sins—and truly whenever many hear it preached, they think about the quintessential "bad boy or girl" who sins greatly. Most often, people who engage in freshly professions like prostitution and so forth come to mind as well. The topic of sin, however, … Continue reading Hidden Sins and Temptations
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
At the climax of any emotional hurt—the point where we can no longer bear the memories of pain that a person has placed us through—twisted fantasies and dark vengeful thoughts erupt within our minds. Alone by ourselves, we visualise the gratification we would receive by watching the people who hurt us crumble under the weight … Continue reading Unquenchable vengeance
I never realised how much bearing grudges could really screw me up, till doing so left me reminiscing and regretting my actions. Little did I know till I wrote this, that one act of unforgivingness can lead to a chain reaction of problems: and many sour friendships. Till God finally got—or rather grabbed—my attention, I … Continue reading Unforgivingness
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
It was the last day of the semester, my first year in university—a rather wretched semester I must say; the hallways were overrun with students, most of whom had showed up for a friend's Dionysian cocktail hosted in his room. I was feeling a bit under the weather that evening: I had a terrible chesty … Continue reading In memory of you
I don't know about you, but it seems to me that a lot of people invest enormously in their looks; and it's fine you know. I guess this is probably because, our looks speak volumes about us before people get to know who we truly are as individuals: our demeanour has the power to draw people … Continue reading A mirage called beauty
The biggest "thing" you are going to fight when pursing another girl, guys, or considering a new man, ladies, is your past. More specifically the memories of your hurts and failures. And guess what, in two years, every decision we all make today will be a part of our past. We all write our pasts … Continue reading The Heartbreak Monologue
On that first day I stepped into my kindergarten class, I had no idea that the world was going to be how I see it now. All I saw on that day, was a bunch of frisky kids and a teacher who had a desire to impact our lives in a tremendous way—which she did. Today I … Continue reading A teenager’s heart