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#Lyrical Monday – Gratitude

I sat and thought how quickly the year and passed by and said to tell you, “You are appreciated, even when I don’t say it often. I wrote this just now to say Love you I do! ❤ “

Today, I choose to be more grateful than usual
Things may have ended in ways I find brutal
People indeed showed their different colours
In shades I didn’t always adore with fading pallor
The ones I truly loved gave the heart a cut so deep
Those I couldn’t be bothered for, didn’t care when there was a beep
My faith in people, things, and structures was shaken
But it’s foundation in God was not forsaken

Today after all has been said and done
Some hearts won and others torn
I am thankful, I still have you and you
And how I managed that? Ain’t got a clue!
I might not be the best me there is just yet
But no matter how you search, it’s just one you’ll find I bet!
So let’s do what makes us click like the sounds of crystals sweet
Like run on the beach with sands and water running through our bare feet.

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Red, White, Green & Gold!

Did I just do a list of colours? Yes. Of Red, White, Green and Gold. We are in the Christmas Season and everywhere I turn, its’ these colours that ‘attack’ my sight and I’m wondering to myself and decided to find out from you…

“If you were asked to paint Christmas in your favourite colour, what would it be?”

My friend Wale said ‘BROWN’ and I smiled, apparently Wale loves Brown. But then I love RED and it’s not because it is a Christmas colour, I just do! Like a plain journal and a pen or a blank word document on a PC, beckoning to be written on, RED calls my name and I always answer! How would I make Wale’s day, probably buy a gift and wrap it in a Brown wrapper with some Gold trimmings. wink

I thought again, If Jesus was asked to pick a favourite colour, what would it be? And I decided again (I seem to be making a lot of decisions today) that He won’t limit Himself to Red, White, Green and Gold. He would have all the colours in the world flung together creating a beautiful masterpiece and just bask in its splendour.

So while you are thinking up an answer for me, I’m dreaming of a truly colour-FULL Christmas, one that has a mix of everything bright and beautiful placed against a black background for maximum glory.

It is NOT going to be a WHITE Christmas for me, nor a RED, even though I’m nuts about this one. But a pleasurable night with sounds, classical, drama, JOY, laughter, gifts and most importantly LOVE on Wednesday 16th December, 2015 @ The Rock Cathedral


I’ll be looking forward to a refreshing time. I hope I can share those moments with you when we are done…that’s if you couldn’t make it there.

#ColoursOfChristmas #ColorsOfChristmas

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#HOTRGivesThanks Articles Thanksgiving


Ke mfon mfo ye eno ima eyen mfo, Abasi sosongo o! Amanam eti eti, owo inamke nkpo ikan oro!

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Interpretation: For Your Grace and the gift of love through Your Son, Thank You Lord. You did very well! Man cannot compete with that.


#Writer’s Quote Wednesday on a Thursday

I’m not sure I’m at my best this period as I’m trying to recover and regain my passion for keeping up the pace. So you could comfortably say I also need a bit of inspiration today. But however I achieve that, I must drop something for others, so they can be guided.

Colleen, don’t be too kind and I know you won’t be harsh either in your assessment.

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Thankful Thursday The Experience

#ThankfulThursday – Team Work

Celebrating a department I volunteered for during The Experience 2015. Did you volunteer? What was your experience?

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Challenge Haiku

of cake and wolf


Wolves in stolen clothes

Cover up, within the fold move free

Alas, the Shepherd’s one short.

Ronovan and Colleen have got me hooked this time.

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Thankful Thursday

#ThankfulThursday – The Experience 10

#TheExperience10 #1G1V #Experience10

It’s happening LIVE tomorrow at the Tafawa Balewa Square and you are invited. If you can’t be there physically, you can stream online, visit

For me, I’m just thank-FULL!

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