Be

14 God is busy with the completion of your work, both outwardly and inwardly. He is fully occupied with you. Every human being is a work in progress that is slowly but inexorably moving toward perfection. We are each an unfinished work of art both waiting and striving to be completed. God deals with each…

Move

9 East, west, south, or north makes little difference. No matter what your destination, just be sure to make every journey a journey within. If you travel within, you’ll travel the whole wide world and beyond.   Postscript: In observing Lent this year, I committed to 40 days of love posts. These posts are from…

Learn

3 You can study God through everything and everyone in the universe, because God is not confined in a mosque, synagogue or church. But if you are still in need of knowing where exactly His abode is, there is only one place to look for Him: in the heart of a true lover.   Postscript:…

Mirrors

1 How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we.   Postscript: In observing Lent this year,…

The Girl and the Heap

  Kuchigoro October 2015 The sun is bearing down on our small group as we make our way through the large, sprawling Kuchigoro community. The heat rises from the ground…and the large garbage heap that we are heading towards. As I turn the corner, I am amazed at how close the pile of rubbish is…

One Humanity: Safe Energy for Nigeria’s IDPs

Ubuntu philosophy holds that there is a universal bond that connects all humanity. Every year World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19 as a “reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering.” 2016 is a year that has been marked with suffering from the ongoing crises in Nigeria’s north-eastern states and the…

Work In Progress: A short story

Hey everyone, I’ve been revisting some of my writing from a few years ago and I discovered this short story I started in 2007. While I’m working on completing it, I’d like to share it with you, and maybe get some feedback… Enjoy! *********************************************************************** My sister came up with the theory that stadia are built…

Cadeaux!

Day 6 – March 31, 2016 When I woke up this morning, I did not want to get out of bed. My body hurt. My feet felt tight and hurt like an SOB (approaching period coupled with murderous hike), then I remembered that I had to change naira to CEFA and organize my schedule with…

Take a Hike!

Day 5 – March 31, 2016 I must not be a very well person. At the least, I’m not fit. My heart is pounding so hard; I think I might throw up. Yeah, I haven’t hiked in…over a year, but still…This reaction frightens the lazy out of me. I even forget to be afraid of…

Tchinga

Day 4 – March 29, 2016 The mosquitoes in Cameroon are stealth bombers on steroids. I did not see or hear them but at 3:30 am (when I usually get up to pee), I begin to feel the incredible itch from about five different bites. Huge bites oh! Man! And I had slept under a…

Unspeakable Tan Lines

Day 2 – March 27, 2016 The Polygones redeems itself with a good gratuity petit-dejeuner. The coffee is so good I feel it waking me up after the first sip. Croissants, baguettes, apricot preserves and real butter, followed by delicious mangoes – all by the seaside in a polygonal terrace hanging above the shore. It…