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Prayer

What IS Prayer, Anyway?

What is prayer, anyway? Critics say it is a crutch. It is something the Christians do to make them feel better, because it is just that: Something they can actually do in a situation where they are helpless! Unfortunately I suspect that many Christians have only a...

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Dig Your Well

I visited a site with my uncle earlier this year at a rocky and mountainous region in Oyo state. We went there to supervise the job and to ensure that it was done to the satisfaction of the client.The operation we went to supervise was to bore a hole deep into the...

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Sleep in a Storm

Life is a ground of bountiful earth,Founded on the deep body of the sea.And the well of peace, joy and mirth,Lies in the root of the mind and spirit.If my time is as few as the hours of the day,And precious like the blood that flows in me,Then my precious gifts that...

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The Sermon

My pastor-son just texted me to say he would be preaching on Mother's Day. Now normally I am hungry to hear him preach. He lives 4000 km away, and I don't get to see him much. Especially not this year with COVID-19 halting all travel. But besides all of that, hearing...

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Does God Answer Prayers Today?

"It was a devastating car accident," a member of the Bible study said. "The healing was miraculous. I had broken bones. They healed with no need for casts. I had cuts on my face. They healed with no scars. And doctors said I would lose my teeth as they had turned gray...

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Dirty Dishes

"It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God's mercy." (Romans 9:16 NIV) One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn as an adult is to rely on God's mercy instead of my own drive, desire or effort. Just a few minute ago, I was washing the...

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