Thursday, 11 December 2008

Happy Birthday to me...10th December


Birthdays in my office is a time, when we all have a good opportunity for people in the office and friends to tell us who we are.So i was really looking forward to this day for people to tell me stuffs about myself so that i can adjust myself and reposition for the next year.Most of the comments i got were good ones and i told myself if am this good. I pray in the name of God that there will never be a time in my life that i will be too good in my own eyes,that i will be too proud to help and be good to people around me.Am writing this not only for my readers to read but for me to be able to keep records of it for future reference.Read and learn what they said on decemeber 10 2008. And i hope to be able to do the post every year.

Here are the comments and the names of those that said them.

Anu Oluwadare: He is easy going and have no dark sides.

Keji Ogunbanjo: He is approachable,easy to talk to.Do not neglect God factor and also spiritual.

Ogho Emore: He accept, trust people and very understanding,with no dark side.

Gbemi Akande: He is a mentor.

Sam Aderibigbe: Open minded and wonderful to be around.

Tunde Opaleye: Simple humble and welcoming.

Kunle Akanle: Exciting all around.

Mayowa Oloyede: He is a bully and open minded.

Joel Oduadu: Simple & humble also motivating.

Marcel Omwanghe: He always offering a helping hand,understanding easy to talk to and approachable.

Sam Ochonma: Easily accessible.

Angela Nwabara: He is down to earth,passionate,charismatic and very troublesome.

Chinedu Ugorji: Someone you can always talk to, affected my life, Changed my thinking very troublesome and can say anything.

Joshua Olaomi; Always there to give you a chance but don't get him furious.

Byola Akinyemi: He is not a perfectionist, humble.He is sensitive to respect and dead lines don't be the one that will make him not meet a deadline,you won't like the experience.He is also jovial and can yab very well, accommodating. He is a coach, motivator and a mentor.

Busayo Akanro: High Sense of loyalty, enviable, selfless, friendly, warm, energy, optimistic, down to earth and very respectful, he is also hard working and very industrious.He needs to be followed up on projects and please don't get him angry he is an okay guy.

Temitope Adeolu Akinyemi: I have known him for 5 years,he is very respectful with excellent people management skills.He is positive and optimistic.He has the making of someone that will go far but he needs to be more decisive,firm and walk more with God.

Adeolu Akinyemi: I have known him for 7 years. He is very dependable on operational and logistics matter. His loyalty is not lack of opportunities, a sanguine that needs to be pushed atimes,He has the potential of someone that will go far in life and can never be stranded, approachable and jovial, with his own dark side. He simply should not live on old glory, always need to take stand whether to the left or right,pray for wisdom to handle what is ahead, grace to stay consistent in the face of what is to come.He also has responsibility to connect with what God has said through him. He should finance the kingdom of God, be a voice not an echo.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Eight Life Lessons by Ed Foreman

ED FOREMAN...from a farm boy to a self-made millionaire by the age of 26 and a former United States Congressman from two different states, Texas and New Mexico. Ed Foreman travels 200,000 miles a year sharing his renowned message of "Successful Daily Living" with corporate executives around the world.


1. THINK about what you THINK ABOUT… and if you catch yourself thinking about unhappiness, ill health and adversity, “change the channel” and think about what you want to happen!

2. When something happens by chance, follow up. Lucky people tend to notice and act on good things that occur by happenstance.


3. Believe that good things will happen. Expectations have a way of coming true.


4. When bad things happen, look for the bright side; i.e., “what did I learn from that?” or, “how do I keep it from happening again?” Don't dwell on it, move on!

5. If the horse dies, dismount. Don't continue to pour money and effort into a lost cause.


6. Don’t look for love in the wrong places… not just romantic love but the love of “stuff.” Stuff is O.K., but understand the delusion of “I'll be happy when I have this or that,” or “when I live over there,” or “when this happens.” Happiness is a state of mind in which our thinking is pleasant most of the time.


7. Failure is a CHOICE made by the undisciplined. Failing to meet your objectives, regardless of what they are, is a choice, because something else has been given higher priority. If you fail, it is because you choose to fail.


8. You don't “catch” depression and you don't “catch” happiness… you “create” them by the thoughts you put into your mind. Carefully choose what you read, listen to and the people with whom you associate.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Take care of him now.


Once upon a time, there was this girl who had four boyfriends. She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adored him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.

She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms... However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.

She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her... Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficult times.

The girl's 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him.

One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone.'Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?'

'No way!' replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word..His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart.

The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?''No!' replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!'Her heart sank and turned cold.

She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me.When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?''I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!' replied the 2nd boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave.'His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.

Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.'The girl looked up, and there was her 1st boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect. Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!

In truth, we all have 4 boyfriends in our lives:

Our 4th boyfriend is our body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good; it will leave you when you die. Our 3rd boyfriend is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will all go to others.

Our 2nd boyfriend is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave. And our 1st boyfriend is our Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.

However, our Soul is the only thing that will follow us where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of us that will follow us to the throne of God
and continue with us throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections. I hope this touched you! Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.'

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

No one is permitted to run you down.


To those that are familiar with me and this blog, you will know am with a Consulting firm that specializes in Human resources, Business Development e.t.c. Our Major strength is in taking trainings and speaking at Seminars.In one of such Seminars, i went out with my Managing Partner and i want to share the experience with you.

Adeolu Akinyemi a well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $100.00 bill. In the room of 350, he asked:"Who would like this $100 bill…?"Hands started going up. He said,"I am going to give this $100 to one of you but first,let me do this.

He proceeded to crumple up the $100 dollar bill.He then asked, "Who still wants it?" still the hands were up in the air.Well, he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty."Now, who still wants it? "Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in Value. It was still worth $100. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the
dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way.

We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who LOVE you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special, Don't EVER forget it."Count your blessings, not your problems.

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Ask him


Recently i was wondering why people don't take time to hear from God.I ask myself if what you need to do to hear from him is just to spend more time with him.Why is it that people don't hear from God.I mean to get direction and instruction,as simple as where to go,what to wear and even what to eat,that will set the day right for them.

A young man had been to Wednesday Night Bible Study.The Pastor had shared about listening to God and obeying the Lord's voice.The young man couldn't help but wonder,'Does God still speak to people? After service,he went out with some friends for coffee and pie and they discussed the message.Several different ones talked about how God had led them in different ways.It was about ten o'clock when the young man started driving home.Sitting in his car,he just began to pray,'God...If you still speak to people,speak to me.I will listen.I will do my best to obey.'

As he drove down the main street of his town,he had the strangest thought to stop and buy a gallon of milk.He shook his head and said out loud,'God is that you?'He didn't get a reply and started on toward home.But again,the thought,buy a gallon of milk.The young man thought about Samuel and how he didn't recognize the voice of God,and how little Samuel ran to Eli.'Okay, God,in case that is you,I will buy the milk.'It didn't seem like too hard a test of obedience.He could always use the milk...He stopped and purchased the gallon of milk and started off toward home.

As he passed Seventh Street,he again felt the urge,'Turn Down that street.This is crazy he thought,and drove on past the intersection.Again,he felt that he should turn down Seventh Street.At the next intersection,he turned back and headed down Seventh.Half jokingly,he said out loud,Okay God,I will.He drove several blocks,when suddenly,he felt like he should stop.He pulled over to the curb and looked around.He was in a semi- commercial area of town.It wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst of neighborhoods either.The businesses were closed and most of the houses looked dark like the people were already in bed.

Again,he sensed something,'Go and give the milk to the people in the house across the street.The young man looked at the house.It was dark and it looked like the people were either gone or they were already asleep.He started to open the door and then sat back in the car seat.Lord,this is insane.Those people are asleep and if I wake them up,they are going to be mad and I will look stupid.Again,he felt like he should go and give the milk.

Finally,he opened the door,Okay God,if this is you,I will go to the door and I will give them the milk.If you want me to look like a crazy person,okay.I want to be obedient.I guess that will count for something,but if they don't answer right away,I am out of here.He walked across the street and rang the bell.He could hear some noise inside.A man's voice yelled out,'Who is it? What do you want? Then the door opened before the young man could get away.

The man was standing there in his jeans and T-shirt.He looked like he just got out of bed.He had a strange look on his face and he didn't seem too happy to have some stranger standing on his doorstep.What is it?The young man thrust out the gallon of milk,Here,I brought this to you.The man took the milk and rushed down a hallway.Then from down the hall came a woman carrying the milk toward the kitchen.The man was following her holding a baby.The baby was crying.The man had tears streaming down his face.

The man began speaking and half crying,We were just praying.We had some big bills this month and we ran out of money.We didn't have any milk for our baby.I was just praying and asking God to show me how to get some milk...His wife in the kitchen yelled out,I ask him to send an Angel with some.Are you an Angel?'The young man reached into his wallet and pulled out all the money he had on him and put in the man's hand.He turned and walked back toward his car and the tears were streaming down his face.He knew that God still answers prayers.

To me,God's voice has always been real.Few years ago,i needed to see a friend,school was on Holiday,there was no mobile phone.So i prayed about it,that God should make it happen.The next morning the holy spirit woke me up and said 'rise up and go to school'.I have not taken my bath,he said "if you really want to see her,go now".On getting to school i headed to my hostel,he said no 'go to compound E'.I went there but nothing happened,i was dissapointed,but something happened as i turned to leave,there she stood just at the entrance of the hall way on her way out of town having breezed in a day earlier without my knowledge.

I broke down and wept,because i was amazed at how God can lead me,in such a little thing.Since then,i don't joke with asking him for direction,even if it is just a Small thing.We all need more of him,in our daily life.There are times that we will just feel something is prompting us,we will call it "something" because we are not used to the working of the spirit.

We need to trace our way back to our maker,if he is the maker,he is the only one that has the blue print. ASK HIM

Thursday, 23 October 2008

If.

If money doesn't grow on trees,then why do banks have branches?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
Why doesn't glue stick to its bottle?
Why do u still call it a building when its already built?
If its true that we are here to help others, what r others here 4?
If u r not supposed to drink and drive, why do bars have parking space?

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Laugh and Roll.

IF THIS STORY DOESN'T MAKE YOU CRY FOR LAUGHING SO HARD,LET ME KNOW AND I'LL PRAY FOR YOU.THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A COUPLE WHO HAD BEEN HAPPILY MARRIED FOR YEARS.

THE ONLY FRICTION IN THEIR MARRIAGE WAS THE HUSBAND'S HABIT OF FARTING LOUDLY EVERY MORNING WHEN HE AWOKE. THE NOISE WOULD WAKE HIS WIFE AND THE SMELL WOULD MAKE HER EYES WATER AND MAKE HER GASP FOR AIR.EVERY MORNING SHE WOULD PLEAD WITH HIM TO STOP RIPPING THEM OFF BECAUSE IT WAS MAKING HER SICK. HE TOLD HER HE COULDN'T STOP IT AND THAT IT WAS PERFECTLY NATURAL. SHE TOLD HIM TO SEE A DOCTOR,SHE WAS CONCERNED THAT ONE DAY HE WOULD BLOW HIS GUTS OUT.

THE YEARS WENT BY AND HE CONTINUED TO RIP THEM OUT.THEN ONE THANKSGIVING MORNING AS SHE WAS PREPARING THE TURKEY FOR DINNER AND HE WAS UPSTAIRS SOUND ASLEEP, SHE LOOKED AT THE INNARDS AND NECK, GIZZARD,LIVER AND ALL THE SPARE PARTS AND A MALICIOUS THOUGHT CAME TO HER.SHE TOOK THE BOWL AND WENT UPSTAIRS WHERE HER HUSBAND WAS SOUND ASLEEP AND, GENTLY PULLING THE BED COVERS BACK,SHE PULLED BACK THE ELASTIC WAISTBAND OF HIS UNDERWEAR AND CAREFULLY EMPTIED THE BOWL OF TURKEY GUTS INTO HIS SHORTS.

SOME TIME LATER SHE HEARD HER HUSBAND WAKEN WITH HIS USUAL TRUMPETING WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A BLOOD CURDLING SCREAM AND THEN SOUND OF FRANTIC FOOTSTEPS AS HE RAN INTO THE BATH ROOM. THE WIFE COULD HARDLY CONTROL HERSELF AS SHE ROLLED ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING, TEARS IN HER EYES! AFTER YEARS OF TORTURE SHE RECKONED SHE HAD GOT HIM BACK PRETTY GOOD..

ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES LATER, HER HUSBAND CAME DOWNSTAIRS IN HIS BLOODSTAINED UNDERPANTS WITH A LOOK OF HORROR ON HIS FACE.SHE BIT HER LIP AS SHE ASKED HIM WHAT WAS THE MATTER.HE SAID, 'HONEY YOU WERE RIGHT.' 'ALL THESE YEARS YOU HAVE WARNED ME AND I DIDN'T LISTEN TO YOU'.

'WHAT DO YOU MEAN?' ASKED HIS WIFE.

'WELL, YOU ALWAYS TOLD ME THAT ONE DAY I WOULD END UP FARTING MY GUTS OUT,AND TODAY IT FINALLY HAPPENED.BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD, SOME VASELINE AND TWO FINGERS, I THINK I GOT MOST OF THEM BACK IN

Monday, 6 October 2008

QFTW

Work out your own salvation.Do not depend on others.

Friday, 3 October 2008

You can turn it around.


There is this story, i love very much when i was in the university,i always use it to encourage people.I came across it again a few days back, and i decided to also share it with my numerous readers.

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.Finally,he decided the animal was old,and the well needed to be covered up anyway;it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him.

They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.At first,the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.Then,to everyone's amazement he quieted down.A few shovel loads later,the farmer finally looked down the well.He was astonished at what he saw.

With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.He would shake it off and take a step up.As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal,he would shake it off and take a step up.Pretty soon,everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

MORAL :
Life atimes will shovel dirt on you,all kinds of dirt.The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.Each of our troubles is a stepping stone.We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping,never giving up!Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less from people but more from God.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

QFTW

Happy Salah! Happy Independent!! Happy New Month!!! Happy Happy Happy Month. Praise God

Quote:
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Happy New Dawn

Monday, 22 September 2008

QFTW (Thought)


Some people run well on roads that lead to nowhere but others take a few steps in the right direction and become heroes.May God direct your steps to where you will be celebrated.Good morning and have a wonderful day and week ahead.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

How are you taking it?


Any person who goes through life without experiencing failure is the ultimate failure in life.Why?Because if a person has never failed,they have never attempted to achieve or accomplish extraordinary goals.They have not reached for excellence and have stayed safely within the realm of mediocrity.

Success is not defined by or built upon the absence of failure.Rather,success is felt only when failure is accepted as part of the process and is overcome.An athlete becomes an outstanding success when they set new records.Most highly successful entrepreneurs fail multiple times in the process of setting up businesses.

My colleague was excited to tell us yesterday that her son took his first step,stumble and fell.A child learning to walk falls down many times before taking those successful first steps,then stumbles and falls again and again before being able to walk,and then run.The body needs to learn the failure before it can know the success.

Without the willingness to experience yet another failure,no child would ever walk.Without the willingness to experience failure,no great deed would ever get done,no new thing would ever be accomplished,nothing new would ever be learned.

Those who risk the most,succeed the most. Failure is meant to be an encourager to success; when you fail, the silent words being communicated is,"Try harder".In other words,embrace failure when it comes,don't allow it to keep you down...it demonstrates that you are on your way to success.When u give up then you are failure.

Failure is an event not a person.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Management 07(Resource Investigator)


New vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door on the first house of the street.A tall lady answered the door.Before she could speak,the enthusiastic salesman barged into the living room and opened a big black plastic bag and poured all the cow droppings onto the carpet.

"Madam,if I could not clean this up with the use of this new powerful vacuum cleaner,I will EAT all this s...!"exclaimed the eager salesman."Do you need chili sauce or ketchup with that?"asked the lady.

The bewildered salesman asked, " Why, madam?"

"There's no electricity in the house..." said the lady
**********

MORAL: Gather All resources before working on any project...!!
Very Happy

Monday, 15 September 2008

QFTW

If you want to make good use of your time,you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.

Monday, 8 September 2008

QFTW

Don't limit yourself.Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.You can go as far as your mind lets you.What you believe,remember,you can achieve.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Waffi Dog.


A wealthy Urhobo man decided to go on a safari in one of the games reserves.He took his faithful pet Waffi dog along for company.One day the dog starts chasing butterflies and before long he discovers that he is lost.So,wandering about he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.The dog thinks,"Boy, dis na wahala."Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by,and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.

Just as the leopard is about to leap,the dog exclaims loudly,"Man,that leopard sweet o,I wonder where I fit get more around here?"Hearing this the leopard halts his attack in mid stride,as a look of terror comes over him,and slinks away into the trees."Chei",says the leopard."That was close.That dog nearly chop me.Meanwhile,a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree,figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard.So,off he goes.But the dog saw him heading after the leopard with great speed,and figured that something must be up.The monkey soon catches up with the leopard,spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.

The cat is furious at being made a fool of and says,"Here monkey,climb my back make you see wetin I go do that wayo dog."Now the dog sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back,and thinks,"Wetin man go do now?"But instead of running,the dog sits down with his back to his attackers pretending he hasn't seen them yet.And just when they get close enough to hear,the dog says,"wey this monkey sef.you no fit ever trust am,30 mins don pass since I send am make him go bring another leopard and he still never come back!!"

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

This adorable creature called W-O-M-A-N


If you kiss her, you are not a gentleman
If you don't, you are not a man

If you praise her, she thinks you are lying
If you don't, you are good for nothing

If you agree to all her likes, she is abusing
If you don't, you are not understanding

If you make romance, you are an 'experienced man'
If you don't you are half a man

If you visit her too often, she thinks it is boring
If you don't, she accuses you of double crossing

If you are well dressed, she says you are a playboy
If you don't, you are a dull boy

If you are jealous, she says it's bad
If you don't , she thinks you do not love her

If you attempt a romance, she says you didn't respect her
If you don't, she thinks you do not like her

If you are a minute late, she complains it's hard to wait
If she is late, she says that's a girl's way

If you visit another, she accuses you of being a heel
If she is visited by another, 'oh it's natural, we are girls'

If you kiss her once in a while, she professes you are cold
If you kiss her too many, she yells that you are taking advantage

If you fail to help her in crossing the street, you lack ethics
If you do, she thinks it's just one of the man's tactics

If you stare at other, she accuses you of flirting
If she is stared by others, she says that they are just admiring

If you talk, she wants you to listen
If you listen, she wants you to talk

Oh God! you created those creature called "WOMAN'
So simple, yet so complex
So weak, yet so powerful
So confusing, yet so desirable

"O LORD, tell me what to do. AMEN"

Monday, 1 September 2008

QFTW

Iron rusts from disuse;stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen;even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Today is a gift.


A great piece for all to read it will take just a minute to read this and change your thinking.Two men,both seriously ill,occupied the same hospital room.One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room's only window.The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.The men talked for hours on end.They spoke of their wives and families,their homes,their jobs,their involvement in the military service,where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up,he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail,the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it.In his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.Days and weeks passed.

One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.As soon as it seemed appropriate,the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window.The nurse was happy to make the switch,and after making sure he was comfortable,she left him alone.

Slowly,painfully,he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.It faced a blank wall.The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.

She said,"Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

Moral Of the Story:

There is tremendous happiness in making others happy,despite our own situations.Shared grief is half the sorrow,but happiness when shared,is doubled.If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.

"Today is a gift,that's why it is called the present."

Monday, 25 August 2008

QFTW

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Abeg make we laugh.


After a night of drinking,Martins crept into bed beside his wife who was already asleep.He gave her a peck on the cheek and fell asleep.When he awoke he found a strange man standing at the end of his bed wearing a long flowing white robe."Who the hell are you?"Demanded Martins,"and what are you doing in my bedroom?"

The mysterious man answered,"This isn't your bedroom,and I'm St Peter".Martins was stunned."You mean I'm dead?That can't be,I have so much to live for,I haven't said goodbye to my family.... you've got to send me back straight away."St Peter replied,"Yes, you can be reincarnated,but there is a catch!.We can only send you back as a dog or a hen."

Martins was devastated but knowing there was a farm not far from his house,he asked to be sent back as a hen.A flash of light later,he was covered in feathers and clucking around pecking the ground."This isn't so bad,"he thought until he felt this strange feeling welling up inside him.

The farmyard rooster strolled over and said,"So you're the new hen.How are you enjoying your first day here?

"It's not so bad,"replied Martins,"but I have this strange feeling inside like I'm about to explode."

"You're ovulating,"explained the rooster,"don't tell me you've never laid an egg before."

"Never,"replied Martins.

"Well,just relax and let it happen."And so he did,and after a few uncomfortable seconds later,an egg popped out from under his tail.An immense feeling of relief swept over him and his emotions got the better of him as he experienced motherhood for the first time.

When he laid his second egg, the feeling of happiness was overwhelming and he knew that being reincarnated as a hen was the best thing that had happened to him...ever!! !The joy kept coming,and as he was just about to lay his third egg,he felt an enormous smack on the back of his head and heard his wife shouting,

Martins!Wake up,you drunken bastard,you're shitting on the bed."

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

QFTW

There comes a point in your life,when you realise who matters,who never did,who wont anymore,and who always will.So don't worry about people from your past,there is reason they didn't make it to your future.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Olympics


In the 2004 Summer Games in Athens Michael Phelps only won 5 Gold Medals.This was such a tragedy that the news media hounded him for his failure.He was trying to enter the ranks of those who have won 7 golds at a single Olympics like Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz.Alas,the guy got only 5 Gold Medals.A supposed tragedy!

When interviewed about his failure to make 8 golds in swimming and beat Spitz' record he said ..."My goal is one Olympic gold medal.Not many people in this world can say,'I'm an Olympic gold medalist.'"Isn't it amazing how a single shift in perspective can make something like the monumental achievement of 5 Olympic Golds seem ordinary?My jaw almost dropped right out of the socket when I saw that the news media was spinning his win of 5 Golds as a failure.

Phelps is making another run for it now in Beijing and I'm rooting for him.As I write this he has 3 golds and the games aren't even half over so he has a fighting chance.The only tragedy will be if the media diminishes this young man's greatness - no matter what the outcome.It probably won't bother Michael Phelps a damn bit.I mean,it seems that he is relatively un-phased by way the news media treats him and he just keeps his eye on what's important to keep improving himself.

Little by little he gets better and better every day and,news media can go to hell,he's going to do his best - whatever that best may be.The only tragedy that ever really happens is when we stop improving - when we stop believing in ourselves ...Just watch the Olympic athletes and you get a sense of this.Under the greatest possible pressure they stand there with grace and,win or lose,they keep their composure.Can you imagine the preparation it must take to make oneself that way?

In the spirit of the Olympics,Let's take that little every day tragedy in our lives - the tragedy of not believing in ourselves,of giving up,of listening to the doubts of others,and "make it right."

QFTW

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,or who said it,no matter if your boss have said it,unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

How do you see yourself?


Do you like yourself?most people really don’t like themselves. Some of them know it, while others don’t even have a clue that this is probably the root of so many other problems in their lives.

Do you feel insecure,unwanted neglected,unneeded worthless,and unloved?.Are your loved one ignoring you and won"t take time to listen to your feeling? don"t believe that negative thoughts from anybody always remember that you"re valuable,you"re good hearted,you"re needed,you"re the most loved,you"re wanted,you"re wonderful,you"re beautiful,courageous,you"re thoughtful, you"re the sweetest,you"re sincere,you"re important and absolutely the greatest.

Don"t ever let anyone tell you anything different.You"re wonderful, important ,beautiful and the greatest, and you"re VALUABLE.Before you there is no one like you,after you there will be no one like you,you are a unique product of God designed for special purpose.Anyone taller than you is too tall and anyone shorter than u is too short,you are perfect for your own purpose,always remember SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU,CRY YOU WILL CRY ALONE.

Monday, 4 August 2008

QFTW

"The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity.Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything.Replace 'if I can,I hope,maybe' with 'I can,I will,I must."

Friday, 1 August 2008

Nigeria (The last Revolution)


The whirlwind of revolt will continue to shake the foundation of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

At least our leaders who call themselves politicians and leaders of our great nation "Nigeria" are aware of the plundering and deprivation of basic amenities to the masses which are consequences of corrupt leadership......they are supposed to be the examples of moral values not to us but to their children,rather it"s the opposite....I wonder what will become of their children (the only value they inherit from their daddies or mums are "my parents embezzled funds meant for constructing roads,electricity,schools,housing,agriculture and improvement of infrastructure"s.Basically it is alright if we do the same..f**k Nigeria) These are the Iboris,Odilis,Obasanjos,Tafas,Babangidas,Alams etc the elites of the nation,a nation without roads,good schools and not to mention a regulated banking system.

Children are the birth and future of a nation,If the adult can not guarantee their education and provide them basic infrastructure"s to develop them into adulthood and structure them to become good leaders and servants of our great nation then we might as well contemplate in burying the nation (No children No nation).

We as human beings in New Naija club will not stand by and allow some ingrate illiterates cum politician to shape our future.But in the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.

God Bless Nigeria!!!

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Thursday, 31 July 2008

Management 06 (Enterprenuership)


Father: I want you to marry a girl of my choice
Son: I will choose my own bride father,what happen to civilization!
Father: But the girl is Dangote's daughter!
Son: Well, in that case...ok

Next Day Father approached Dangote.

Father: I have a husband for your daughter.
Dangote: But my daughter is too young to marry!
Father: But this young man is a vice-president at the World Bank!
Dangote: Ah, in that case...ok

Finally Father went to see the president of the World Bank.

Father: I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president.
President: But I already have more vice- presidents than I need!
Father: But this young man is the son-in-law to Dangote.
President: Ah, in that case...ok

Moral:
You can start with virtual capital.You don't have to kill yourself looking for loan.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Laugh in Logic


1. If time doesn't wait for you,don't worry!Just remove the damn battery from the clock and Enjoy life!

2. Expecting the world to treat u fairly coz u r a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack u coz u r a vegetarian.Think about it.

3. Beauty isn't measured by outer appearance and what clothes we wear,but what we are inside So,try going out naked tomorrow and see the admiration!

4. Don't walk as if you rule the world,walk as if you don't care who rules the world!That's called Attitude…! Keep on rocking!

5. Every lady hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did!!!

6. Only 20 percent boys have brains,rest have girlfriends!

7. All desirable things in life are either illegal,banned,expensive or married to someone else!

8. Laziness is our biggest enemy - Jawaharlal Nehru
We should learn to love our enemies - Mahatma Gandhi

9. 10% of road accidents are due to drunken driving.Which makes it a logical statement that 90% of accidents are due to driving without drinking!

Monday, 28 July 2008

10 Reasons why you should leave your office at 6pm...


1. Most employment letter stated that working hour finish before 6.00pm.
2. Work is never-ending process even if you stay until next morning you will never finish it.
3. Human are not robots even robots/machines have to rest or else it will face breakdown problems from time to time.
4. You love your career,but your family is even more important in your life.
5. If you failed in your life,your boss is not going to be the one who gives you a helping hand whereas your family would definitely offer help.(There can be exceptions like working In Generis Solutions).
6. you do not want to screw up or make your life miserable because of your job.
7. Monthly salary= Work from 9am - 6.00pm
If 6.30pm= N 0.00 + 0 Bonus + 0 Appreciation + Bad health + Bad social life + poor family relationship=Unproductive employee + Drop in performance + Drop in Company reputation + Reternchment rate increases + Resignation rate increases
8. If there is someone who disagree with the above formulation.i think he/she is a loser who has no life,heartless,doomed workaholic etc.He deserves the "Best employee of the year award!
9. You don't give a damn if your boss fires you.
10.Remember the fact that one company no longer want you,mean there are so many out there looking for you.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

QFTW

"Every failure,obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise.Success in many cases is failure turned inside out."

Friday, 18 July 2008

Some Corporate Languages


"We will do it" means "You will do it"

"You have done a great job" means "More work to be given to you"

"We are working on it" means "We have not yet started working on the same"

"Tomorrow first thing in the morning" means "Its not getting done...At least not tomorrow !".

"After discussion we will decide - I am very open to views" means "I have already decided, I will tell you what to do"

"There was a slight miscommunication" means "We had actually lied"

"Lets call a meeting and discuss" means "I have no time now,will talk later"

"We can always do it" means "We actually cannot do the same on time"

"We are on the right track but there needs to be a slight extension of the deadline" means "The project is screwed up,we cannot deliver on time."

"We had slight differences of opinion" means "We had actually fought"

"Make a list of the work that you do and let's see how I can help you" means "Anyway you have to find a way out no help from me"

"You should have told me earlier" means "Well even if you told me earlier that would have made hardly any difference!"

"We need to find out the real reason" means "Well I will tell you where your fault is"

"Well... family is important,your leave is always granted.Just ensure that the work is not affected" means "Well you know..."

"We are a team" means "I am not the only one to be blamed"

"That's actually a good question" means "I do not know anything about it"

"All the Best" means "You are in trouble"

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Ways to reduce stress.


“Never borrow from the future.If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen,you have worried in vain.Even if it does happen,you have to worry twice”
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and uncluttered your life.
7. Less is more.(Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself.Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time;don't lump the hard things all together..
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns.If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety .If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget;don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups;an extra car key in your wallet,an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S.(Keep Mouth Shut).This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a book with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems?Talk to God on the spot.Try to nip small problems in the bud.Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with good positive people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite sayings and/or scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you God.'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

Monday, 14 July 2008

He will save you.


Isn't it amazing how God works in our lives! On a Saturday night several weeks ago,this pastor was working late,and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM,but his wife didn't answer the phone.

The pastor let the phone ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn't answer,but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away.He asked her why she hadn't answered before,and she said that it hadn't rung at their house.They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.

The following Monday,the pastor received a call at the church office,which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night.The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night.The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about.Then the man said,"It rang and rang,but I didn't answer."The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him,explaining that he'd intended to call his wife.

The man said,"That's, OK.Let me tell you my story.
You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night,but before I did,I prayed,'God if you're there,and you don't want me to do this,give me a sign now.'At that point my phone started to ring.I looked at the caller ID,and it said,'Almighty God'.I was afraid to answer!"

The reason why it showed on the man's caller ID that the call came from "Almighty God" is because the church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle!!If you believe that God answers prayers then appreciate God wherever you are now.He can save you too from whatever is seeking to consume you.Cheers

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

SUSPECT ULTIMATE:::Chicken story(Management 05)


A farmer rears twenty-five young hens and one old cock.As he feels that the old cock could no longer handle his job efficiently,the farmer bought one young cock from the market.

Old cock to Young cock :"Welcome to join me,we will work together towards productivity.
Young cock :What you mean?As far as I know,you are old and should be retired.
Old cock :Young boy,there are twenty-five hens here,can't I help you with some?
Young cock :No!Not even one,all of them will be mine.
Old cock :In this case,I shall challenge you to a competition and if I win you shall allow me to have one hen and if I lose you will have all.
Young cock :O.K. What kind of competition?
Old cock: 50 meter run.From here to that tree.But due to my age,I hope you allow me to start off the first 10 meters.
Young cock :No problem !We will compete tomorrow morning.

Confidently,the following morning,the Young cock allows the Old cock to start off and when the Old cock crosses the 10 meters mark the Young cock chases him with all his might.Soon enough,he was behind the Old cock back in a matter of seconds.

Suddenly,Bang! ...... before he could overtake the old cock,he was shot dead by the farmer,who cursed,"Hell !This is the fifth GAY chicken I've bought this week !"

Moral of the story:
Watch,listen and learn.There is no harm in sharing don't be greedy.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Significance of Seven in the bible.

Complete Creation And on the seventh day God ended (Completed/Finished) his work.Gen 2:2
Complete Submission And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.Gen 33:1
Complete Witness For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me.Gen 21:30
Complete Mourning and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.Gen 50:10
Complete Atonement And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it with his finger upon the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his finger seven times.Lev 16:14
Complete Sacrifice And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year.Lev 23:18
Complete Rejoicing ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. Lev 23:40
Complete Cleansing And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.2 Kings 5:10
Complete Binding And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs (Cords) that were never dried, then shall I be weak,and be as another man.Judges 16:7
Complete Possession And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities,Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.Luke 8:2
Complete Work of Holy Spirit John to the seven churches which are in Asia:Grace be unto you,and peace,from him which is,and which was,and which is to come;and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne.Rev 1:4
Complete Power(Seven Horns) and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been
slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.Rev 5:6
Complete Knowledge(Seven Eyes) and in the midst of the elders,stood a Lamb as it had been
slain,having seven horns and seven eyes,which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.Rev 5:6
Whole Church in God’s Hands (Seven Stars)And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword:and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.Rev 1:16
Complete Wrath of God And I saw another sign in heaven,great and marvellous,seven angels having the seven last plagues;for in them is filled up the wrath of God.Rev 15:1

QFTW

"The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything."

Se7en.(07/07)

The number seven symbolizes God's perfection,His sovereignty and holiness.
1.) God created earth - seven days
2.) One seven-day week is a reminder of our creator
3.) God blessed the seventh day,making it holy (Exodus 20:8-11)

The number 7 is important in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.It seems that numerology was so important that representing an event or series of events with the number 7 helped prove that the story was true.The number 7 was of special importance in the Zoroastrian religion, where there were 7 creations,7 regions of the world,7 Amesha Spenta (who became the 7 archangels of Judaism),and so on.This would have a great influence on the evolution of numerology in Judaism.However,the number 7 was already significant in Judaic numerology,indicating some earlier influence.

Some examples of 7 in the Old Testament:the first creation story in Genesis,written during or just after the Babylonian Exile,has seven days;Noah took every clean beast and every bird by sevens,and in seven days it rained;Jacob served seven years for Leah and seven years for Rachel;Egypt had seven years of plenty and seven years of famine.

The New Testament has the seven loaves and fishes;seven devils exorcised from Mary Magdalene;forgiveness seventy times seven.Also,Revelation has seven churches and many symbols are seven fold,usually because of the 7 angels (archangels).Luke's Gospel demonstrates that Jesus was predestined for greatness because great men occurred in multiples of seven generations starting from Adam, Enoch at 7,Abraham at 21,David at 35 and Jesus at 77,while Matthew demonstrates that Jesus was predestined for greatness because there were 14 generations from Josiah to Jesus,just as there had been 14 generations from David to Josiah and from Abraham to David (14 being 2 times 7).There were seven heavens and the apocryphal Ascension of Isaiah had the Son descend into the lower world and then re-ascend to the seventh heaven.

In the universal language of mind, in which the spiritual works were written, seven means control.Where zeros follow a seven it refers to a degree of understanding related to the experience of control.On our way to becoming spiritually adept,we must first learn to control the physical body,and the emotions,and gain control of the conscious ego ( our own personal devil,or satan).In revelation,the seven churches refers to the seven levels of mind and what must be accomplished in each in order to reach the Christ consciousness,in language of mind.

In Genesis,God created the earth in 6 days and on the seventh day he rested.This was the first week.Also in Acts,there were seven deacons of the church.The number 7 is usually equated with the idea of perfection.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Financial sense. (Management 04)


An Indian man walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer.He tells the loan officer that he is going to India on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form of security for the loan,so the Indian man hands over the keys and documents of new Ferrari parked on the street in front of the bank.He produces the title and everything checks out.The loan officer agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan.

The bank's president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the Indian for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000 loan.An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank's underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the Indian returns,repays the $5,000 and the interest,which comes to $15.41.The loan officer says,"Sir, we are very happy to have had your business,and this transaction has worked out very nicely,but we are a little puzzled.While you were away,we checked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire.What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow "$5,000"?

The Indian replies:"Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return'"

Ah,the mind of the Indian...This is why India is shining

This month Of June.


This 7th month of year 2008 is “My Turn to Shine”, for my light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon me,Isaiah 60: 1-22.I will radiate the glory of God and manifest His goodness.The Lord will do great things for me.The Lord will restore all the years that the locust has eaten.I shall eat in plenty and be satisfied; this shall be for me a Month of plenty of God’s provision.It shall be a month of great program of wondrous provision for me.I shall eat the riches of the Gentiles and in their glory shall i boast.For my former shame i shall have double blessing.Every valley shall be lifted,every mountain and hill shall be made low and the crooked path shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.

The glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh we shall see it together for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.The Lord shall comfort me;my wilderness will be like Eden and my desert like the garden of the Lord.Joy and gladness shall fill my life,thanksgiving and the voice of melody also.It shall be a month of growth and increase for us.I will generate victory after victory this month.My light will rise in obscurity.I will swim in divine illumination.I will ride upon the high places of the earth and feed from the heritage of Jacob my Father.

This month it shall not be by might nor by power,but by the Spirit of the Lord.The Spirit of the Lord will go into operation for my sake.I will experience the move of the Holy Spirit in every facet of my life.I shall be a light for the Gentiles and the salvation of the Lord unto the end of the earth.My heart desires and dreams shall come to pass.I shall live and not die.This is my month of financial breakthrough;for i will flourish in financial abundance.

The Lord will lighten my face and i shall not see shame as i look unto Him.Sickness and disease shall not be named among us.He shall cause they that come to me to take root,i shall blossom and bud,and fill the face of the world with fruit.It shall be a month of all round distinction for us.Generis Solutions will sour upon eagles wings and continue to grow from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

I will ride on these prophetic wings in Jesus Name, Amen!

Monday, 30 June 2008

QFTW

Every moment you are alive, every tiny micro-decision you make, you are either moving toward or away from your desired target.

This is Beautiful.

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room.She said:'How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?'The surgeon said, 'I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it.'

Sally said,'Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you,God,when my son needed you?'The surgeon asked, 'Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university.'

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son.She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair.'Would you like a lock of his hair?'the nurse asked.Sally nodded yes.The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair,put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.

The mother said,'It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study.He said it might help somebody else.'I said no at first,but Jimmy said, ' Mom,I won't be using it after I die.Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom.'She went on,'My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else.Always wanting to help others if he could.'

Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time,after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car.The drive home was difficult.It was even harder to enter the empty house.She carried Jimmy's belongings,and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.

She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them.She lay down across his bed and,hugging his pillow,cried herself to sleep.It was around midnight when Sally awoke.Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter.The letter said

Dear Mom ,
I know you're going to miss me;but don't think that I will ever forget you,or stop loving you,just 'cause I'm not around to say'I Love You'.I will always love you,Mom,even more with each day.Someday we will see each other again.Until then,if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely,that's okay with me.He can have my room and old stuff to play with.But,if you decide to get a girl instead,she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do.You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like,you know.

Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom ? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything.But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom ? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you.God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'where was He when I needed him?' 'God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.

Oh,by the way,Mom,no one else can see what I've written except you.To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper.Isn't that cool?I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life.Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper.I'm sure the food will be great.

Oh,I almost forgot to tell you.I don't hurt anymore the cancer is all gone... I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much,either.That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me.The Angel said I was a Special Delivery!How about that?

Signed with Love from God & Me.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


Why are you crying, a young boy asked his Mom?"Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said.

His Mom just hugged him and said,"And you never will,but that's O.K.".......

Later the little boy asked his father,"Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?"."All women cry for no reason," was all his Dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man,still wondering why women cry.Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him,he asked "God,why do women cry so easily?"

GOD answered.... ..
"When I made woman,I decided she had to be special.I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,yet,made her arms gentle enough to give comfort..

I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends,even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining….

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly.....

She has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager's anxieties and fears....

I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart....

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife,but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. ...

For all of this hard work,I also gave her a tear to shed.It is hers to use whenever needed and !it is her only weakness...When you see her cry,tell her how much you love her,and all she does for everyone,and even though she may still cry,you will have made her heart feel good.

She is special!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Quote for the week(QFTW)

"Apply yourself.Get all the education you can,but then,by God,do something.Don't just stand there, make it happen."...

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Monkey on a plane.


Once in Brazil a plane crashed, only a monkey who was traveling in the plane was left alive.Fortunately the monkey was intelligent enough to understand our language and reply in actions.The officials went to see the monkey in the hospital and had a talk with the monkey.

Officer: 'When the plane took off what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'Tying their belts'

Officer: 'What were the air hostesses doing?'
Monkey: 'Saying Hello! Good morning!'

Officer: 'What were the pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Checking the system'

Officer: 'What were you doing?'
Monkey: 'Looking for my people'

Officer: 'After 10' minutes what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'Having beverages and snacks'

Officer: 'What were the air hostesses doing?'
Monkey: 'Serving the travelers'

Officer: 'What were the Pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Handling the steering'

Officer: 'What were you doing?'
Monkey: 'Eating & throwing'

Officer: 'After 30 minutes what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'Some were sleeping and some were reading'

Officer: 'What were the air hostesses doing?'
Monkey: 'Make up'

Officer: 'What were the pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Handling the steering'

Officer: 'What were you doing?'
Monkey: 'Nothing'

Officer: 'Just before plane crash what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'All were sleeping'

Officer: 'What were the pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Handling the air hostess'

Officer: What were you doing?
Monkey: Handling the steering!!!! !

No more Questions!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Pastor Adeboye's Testimonies.


I hope this really blesses you.JESUS-the gift that perfectly fits the size of every heart

Please READ these testimonies given by the General Overseer (GO) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,Pastor Enoch Adeboye and PRAY accordingly!!!Be blessed as you read.

(GO) A woman brought her child. That child will probably be between 9 and 10.And said this child had never spoken before please pray for this child. (GO) I laid my hand on this child and I said, In the Name of Jesus and the child said 'Amen!' I have not prayed yet!I just said:In the Name of Jesus!And the child that had never spoken before said 'Amen! I nearly jumped out of the window.The mother was on the floor rolling!That kind of miracle that will make you roll on the ground for joy God will give you this year! (Amen!)

(GO) Once upon a time when I was a lecturer in one University I won't mention which one;there was a particular man who was not promoted for 12 years because somebody hid his file.But when his time came there was a change of Head of Department and the new Head of Department said I want to see the file of everybody in my Department.They searched and searched until finally they dug it out where somebody hid it.Your file that had been hidden by the enemy shall be brought out this year.(Amen!) And they discovered this man should have been promoted at least twice and they gave him double promotion.

(GO) I was invited to Port Harcourt,Nigeria.Full Gospel Business men had a program,they asked me to come and preach.When I finished the first preaching that night one man came and said sir,my wife is sick,in hospital;please could you come and pray for her.So we made arrangement for the following day.The following day we went there.The wife had been completely helpless on the sick bed,she could not even turn but I prayed for her and the one who had not been able to even talk escorted me to the door!I didn't come to Port Harcourt for this man!I came for a program,heaven was just passing by and this man tapped into it!Heaven is passing by tonight,somebody is going to tap into it and your sickness will disappear.If you believe that let me hear you say 'Amen!' (Amen!)

(GO) A sister came to one of the Programs in Ebute Metta,Lagos years ago,and the Word came just as it is coming now that there is a sister whose mother didn't want her to marry.That if the mother does not release her,Mama herself will be buried within 7 days.A Word just came like that and I announced it.I don't know which sister was concerned.The following day the sister came with the mother.The mother was very furious.That's the way you stupid prophets spoil the head of our girls,telling my daughter that I will die because I didn't allow her to marry.I said me?Sister Did I say that? She said the prophecy that came yesterday.What God said is that there is a sister here Did I mention your name?I said Mama don't mind her,nobody mentioned her name!!She was just claiming what is not her own.The mother said,oh-oh is that so?She said,all right.She asked the lady to go out and the lady went out and she said Pastor,but is it true that the mother will die?I said I'm not talking about you oh,but what God told me is going to come to pass,so if you are the one and I'm not saying it is you before the week runs out whoever it is,is going to be buried.Ehhhh,I'm not asking her not to marry but who is going to take care of me after.I said Mama that's simple;I can tell her and tell the husband to take good care of you.I will make them promise.That's if she can marry,Within 6 months,this girl who was almost 40 years old and nobody had looked in her direction before there is somebody here today,anybody who says you will not marry will not see the end of January because loneliness must end!

(GO) I went to visit a family and at that time I didn't know that the woman of the house was a number one witch and that she had reached an agreement with her husband in the spirit realm that of every two children born one will die one will survive.And there was this little girl that she had given birth to.She was one of those that were to die.In fact that was the day that the girl was to die.We didn't know at that time so we went there to greet the family and as I was about to leave that girl stretched forward towards me.She was at the back of the mother stretched out,stretched towards me in such a manner as I had not option other than to carry the child.We were to learn later that this child never,never allows anyone else to carry her.But something told the girl,you are dying today unless just stretched towards me so I carried the girl and I prayed.I didn't know what I was doing:Father bless this child,keep sickness away from her,keep death away from this child.And the yoke was broken!It wasn't long after that when the mother began to confess:I killed this one,I killed this one,I killed this one,I killed this one,the day I was to kill this one the troublesome pastor came by and took the child from me.Today every one of you that the enemy had decided death for I cancel that one in Jesus' Name! (Amen!)

(GO) There's a young man that had been coming from America again and again to testify.When I first met him,old as he was,he was always weeping like a baby.He's married;he's got children but he's always weeping!My wife used to say before you begin to weep again,don't start oh!Because he had known so much sorrow.The father left home when he was a child,one sorrow after the other but now it is one miracle after the other.He was telling his church people,because he's a Pastor,he said,somehow since I met Pastor Adeboye it's one miracle after the other!One miracle after the other!

(GO) We went to a Holy Ghost Service in Kaduna,Nigeria and I wanted to go to the toilet while the choir was singing and there was this brother who was an usher standing somewhere near the toilet.So he greeted me and I shook hands with him.I didn't know he was rejoicing.So I went to the toilet.Apparently he has told the other ushers.he shook my hand,he shook my hand!When I was coming back there were about half a dozen of them!So I shook hands with them.I didn't know that one of them had received one before he shook my hand the second time and he put his hand in his pocket.He got home and he told the wife who had been barren for years bring your stomach,the (GO) shook my hand 2 times!9 months later the baby came.Your hands will be blessed tonight! (Amen!) I say Your hands will be blessed tonight! (Amen!)

Pass This Great Testimonies On To Your Loved Ones And See What The Lord Will Do In Your Life In The Month Of June.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Quote for the week. 3

In order to get whatever it is that you want, all you have to do is *stop performing the actions that don't bring about your desired result and start performing the actions that do.*

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

This is how we miss out of something called "LIFE"


A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage.They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes.When the boy was around two years old,one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open.He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard.His wife,preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter.The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all.It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages.When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital,where he died.The mother was stunned.She was terrified how to face her husband.When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child,he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.


QUESTIONS :
1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?
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ANSWER :
The husband just said "I am with you Darling"
The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior.The child is dead.He can never be brought back to life.There is no point in finding fault with the mother.Besides,if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away,this would not have happened...No one is to be blamed.She had also lost her only child.What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband.That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective,there would be much fewer problems in the world."A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".Take off all your envies,jealousies,unforgiveness,selfishness,and fears.And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

MORAL OF THE STORY:
This story is really worth reading. .....Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame,whether in a relationship,in a job or with the people we know.By this way we miss out something called L.I.F.E.The reasn most people don't get to life live to the full.

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins University

Please circulate to all you know;No plastic containers in micro,No water bottles in freezer.No plastic wrap in microwave...A dioxin ! chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.Recently,Edward Fujimoto,Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital,was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers...This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat,and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body...Instead,he recommends using glass,such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heat! ing food... You get the same results,only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper.It's just safer to use tempered glass,Corning Ware,etc.He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons...Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.
Cover food with a paper towel instead.

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Monday, 9 June 2008

(Quote for the week) QFTW 2

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."What *action* do you do every day to make sure you get to your goal?

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Wonders will never end!


Bakari is a house boy who every day drinks the wine of his Boss and puts water in the bottle to replace what he drank,But the Boss was suspicious and decided to buy Pastis(a French wine that changes color if you add water).Bakari as usual, drank from the wine and topped it up with water (to replace what he drank).

But unfortunately for him, immediately he added water the Pastis became milky. And when the Boss came back and noticed it, he knew he had nailed Bakari. Bakari also knew that he was in trouble and decided to stay put in the kitchen when his boss came home.The Boss told his wife and said he would call Bakari to come and acknowledge his evil ways.

"Bakari!", he called from the sitting room.
Bakari answered: "Yes, Boss".
"Who drank my pastis?".
No answer.
The Boss asked again: still no answer.
Then the Boss went to the kitchen to meet him there:"Are you insane or what?Why when I call you you say "yes boss" but when I ask you a question you don't answer me? "

Bakari retorted that "when you are in the kitchen you don't understand anything at all,except your name"“Is that so?”asked the boss,"Okay,you stay beside Madam, while I’ll go in the kitchen,and you will ask me a question".Bakari accepted.

The Boss went in the kitchen and Bakari shouted:"Boss".He answered:"Yes,Bakari".
"Who goes into the maids’ bedroom when the Madam is not there? "
No answer.
Bakari shouted again: "Boss,I say who made the maid pregnant?"
No answer.
Third time;"Boss,I say who made the maid pregnant?"
The Boss runs back from the kitchen shouting "Wonders will never cease!Bakari,It is true,when one is in the kitchen,one does not hear anything,except ones name "

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Finding & Keeping a Life Partner


When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner,no one wants to make a mistake.Yet,with a divorce rate of close to 50%,it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to finding Mr. /Miss Right!

If you ask most couples who are engaged why they're getting married,they'll say: "We're in love".I believe this is the #1 mistake people make when they date. Choosing a life partner should never be based on love.Though this may sound"not politically correct",there's a profound truth here.Love is not the basis for getting married.Rather,love is the result of a good marriage.When the other ingredients are right, then the love will come.Let me say it again:"You can't build a lifetime relationship on love alone".You need a lot more!!!
Here are five questions you must ask yourself if you're serious about finding and keeping a life partner.

QUESTION 1: Do we share a common life purpose?
Why is this so important? Let me put it this way:If you're married for 20 or 30 years,that's a long time to live with someone.What do you plan to do with each other all that time?Travel,eat and jog together?You need to share something deeper and more meaningful.You need a common life purpose.

Two things can happen in a marriage:
(1) You can grow together,or
(2) You can grow apart.
50% of the people out there are growing apart.To make a marriage work,you need to know what you want out of life!Bottom line;and marry someone who wants the same thing.

QUESTION 2: Do I feel safe expressing my feelings and thoughts with this person?
This question goes to the core of the quality of your relationship.Feeling safe means you can communicate openly with this person.The basis of having good communication is trust - i.e. trust that I won't get "punished" ;or hurt for expressing my honest thoughts and feelings.A colleague of mine defines an abusive person as someone with whom you feel afraid to express your thoughts and feelings. Be honest with yourself on this one.Make sure you feel emotionally safe with the person you plan to marry.

QUESTION 3: Is he/she a mensch?
A mensch is someone who is a refined and sensitive person. How can you test? Here are some suggestions.Do they work on personal growth on a regular basis?Are they serious about improving themselves?A teacher of mine defines a good person as "someone who is always striving to be good and do the right".So ask your significant other what do they do with their time? Is this person materialistic?Usually a materialistic person is not someone whose top priority is character refinement.There are essentially two types of people in the world:

(1) People who are dedicated to personal growth, and
(2) People who are dedicated to seeking comfort.
Someone whose goal in life is to be comfortable will put personal comfort ahead of doing the right thing.You need to know that before walking down the aisle.

QUESTION 4: How does he/she treat other people?
The one most important thing that makes any relationship work is the ability to give. By giving, we mean the ability to give another person pleasure.
Ask:Is this someone who enjoys giving pleasure to others or are they wrapped up in themselves and self-absorbed? To measure this,think about the following:

How do they treat people whom they do not have to be nice to,such as waiters,bus boys,taxi drivers,etc.How do they treat their parents and siblings?Do they have gratitude and appreciation?If they don't have gratitude for the people who have given them everything;Can you do nearly as much for them? You can be sure that someone who treats others poorly,will eventually treat you poorly as well.

QUESTION 5: Is there anything I'm hoping to change about this person after we're married?
Too many people make the mistake of marrying someone with the intention Of trying to "improve" them after they're married. As a colleague of mine puts it,"You can probably expect someone to change after marriage for the worse".If you cannot fully accept this person the way they are now,then you are not ready to marry them.

In conclusion,dating doesn't have to be difficult and treacherous.The key is to try leading a little more with your head and less with your heart.It pays to be as objective as possible when you are dating;so be sure to ask questions that will help you get to the key issues.Falling in love is a great feeling, but when you wake up with a ring on your finger,you don't want to find yourself in trouble because you didn't do your homework.

Another perspective....
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance....It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining,negative,incompatible,not-going anywhere relationships.Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention....
Which ones lift and which ones lean?Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?When you leave certain people do you feel Better or feel worse?Which ones always have drama or don't really understand,know,or appreciate you?The more you seek quality,respect,growth,peace of mind,love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

An African proverb states,"Before you get married, keep both eyes open,and after you marry,close one eye".Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone,don't let lust,pity,desperation,immaturity,ignorance,pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs.Keep your eyes open,and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really that important.

Do you bring out the best in each other? Do you compliment and compromise with each other,or do you compete,compare and control?
What do you bring to the relationship? Do you bring past relationships,past hurt,past mistrust,past pain?
You can't take someone to the altar to alter them. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay.
If you develop self-esteem,spiritual discernment,and "a life";you won't find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain.Seeking status,sex,and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship.

WHAT KEEPS A RELATIONSHIP STRONG ARE:

1. TRUST

2. COMMUNICATION

3. INTIMACY

4. A SENSE OF HUMOR

5. SHARING TASKS

6. SOME GETAWAY TIME WITHOUT BUSINESS OR CHILDREN

7. DAILY EXCHANGES (meal, shared activity, hug, call, touch, notes)

8. SHARING COMMON GOALS AND INTERESTS

9. GIVING EACH OTHER SPACE TO GROW WITHOUT FEELING INSECURE

10. GIVING EACH OTHER A SENSE OF BELONGING AND ASSURANCES OF COMMITMENT

If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment,withdrawal,abuse, neglect, and dishonesty;and pain will replace it.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Quote for the week.

"Your work is to discover your work and then,with all your heart, give yourself to it."Start your week,beginning today,by working hard and giving it all you've got.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Do you have his time?


As you got up this morning,I watched you,and hoped you would talk to me,even if it was just a few words,asking my opinion or thanking me for something good that happened in your life yesterday.But I noticed you were too busy,trying to find the right outfit to wear.

When you ran around the house getting ready,I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello,but you were to busy.At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do except sit in a chair.Then I saw you spring to your feet.I thought you wanted to talk to me but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead.I
watched patiently all day long.With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything
to me.

I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to me,that is why you didn't bow your head.You glanced three or four tables over and you noticed some of your friends talking to me briefly before they ate,but you didn't.That's okay.There is still more time left,and I hope that you will talk to me yet.

You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do.After a few of them were done,you
turned on the TV.I don't know if you like TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything,just enjoying the show.I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal,but again you didn't talk to me.

Bedtime I guess you felt too tired.After you said goodnight to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time.That's okay because you may not realise that I am always there for you...I've got patience, more than you will ever know....I even want to teach you how to be patient with others as well.

I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, prayer or thought,or a thankful part of your heart. It is hard to have a one-sided conversation. Well,you are getting up once again.Once again I will wait,with nothing but love for you.Hoping that today you will give me some time.Have a nice day!

Your Father,

GOD

I do Love God. He is my source of existence and Saviour. He keeps me functioning each and everyday. Without Him, I will be nothing. Without him, I am nothing; but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)