My little gift to the world

Hello,

Looking at my time now, the time is 5:00 pm February 18.

In my home country, it’s 12:00 am on 19th already. Here, it’s still 7 hours before 18th ends. In south Korea, it’s 8:00am February 19th.

I still marvel at the variation in time around this big world. While some are pulling the bed covers off to start a new day, some people oceans apart, are still neck deep into the previous day’s work. Country to country, even  state to state, time varies.

But the one thing that is sure is: each person has a full day – of 24 hours. And each minute counts.

I am 24 today (or will 7 hours from now), but in my journal, I like to count my years in days. Each day, I look at my planets (the priorities I have drawn as planets around God, who serves as the SUN) and I evaluate, making sure that I am in step with God’s purpose for my life in all aspects.

Then I get better the next day.

Today, as I take on a new year, I leave this with you to mull over – 

Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.

Wake up from your sleep,
Climb out of your coffins;
Christ will show you the light!

So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!

Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.

from Ephesians 5:11-17 (message)

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To the meat of the matter: My little gift to the world

Since 2014 when the book was released, I’ve had opportunity to share more than 1,000 copies (of the 2,000 copies of Donut produced) with young people freely and I’ve been privileged to hear testimonies.

Few days ago, I promised to release a free e-book format of my first published book, Donut today. Since the hard copy is free, why not make the e-book available so that any one who wants to read can access. Why not?

Well, I wasn’t hoarding it.

I just didn’t figure how to compress 80MB pdf file to a smaller size until recently. You see, knowledge is power. I was able to make an e-book format that is a little more than 7MB, so you can download without using up too much data.

So here it is.

All you need to do is to click this link to start downloading.

And if you do not mind, do me a little favour by letting me know, after you read it, how how the book blessed you or just what you think about it. Click here to fill a Google Form. Other inquiries can be forwarded to my email.

As you go on in life, remember “Count each day because each day counts.”

Click here to start downloading!

It’s my day today,

Toluwanimi

Everyone ought to be Young at heart

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I first posted this article at the beginning of last year, but felt I should post it again. It’s message is relevant at this time-children’s day!
Enjoy.

I know a little girl.

She has a foldable Barbie chair she sits on at meals. She’s five and she so sweet and special.
She’s so innocent and simple. Without an agenda of her own, she holds onto every ‘mummy says we are going to the cinema today,’ and looks forward to it.
She is obedient, and though she acts naughty at times, she sincerely apologizes when corrected.

She also had a formidable smile that melts my heart. She’s energetic, able to turn the room upside down but with good intentions – she just wants to play and explore. She always wants to be around me. I must confess at times, I feel like I’m bothred, but I dare not express my feelings into words, for I fear a hurt to her feelings. So I just wrap my hands round her and give her good attention.

She believes every bit of what I say, especially the Bible stories and she asks a lot of sincere questions. She doesn’t want to offend me. I can see the expression on her face when I scare her with my legendary, “I will not play with you again”. Then I quickly add, “If you are a good girl.”

I’m talking about my little cousin. And also about children generally. I’m fascinated by their simple lives, yet more interested in Jesus’ instruction about the kingdom of God, He said: “I tell you the truth, you must change and become like little children. Otherwise, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

I love kids.
They point me to the kind of character God wants me to have. Unlike grownups – once we cross the toddler years, the innocence fades. We begin to think we can handle life ourselves. We plague ourselves with doubts within and fears without. We always ask why? before we do what God says. We begin to question and sulk terribly at every reprimand. We do things in our own way – and we self-destruct.

How do we receive God’s kingdom [all of God’s plans, graces, promises, purposes and blessings for our lives]? It is to accept it in the simplicity of a child – with utmost trust and happiness and eagerness.

If we say that God, the father has our best interest at heart, then, shouldn’t you, the child ought to believe him completely?

Happy children’s day!
Toluwanimi

The Wednesday Boy

Hello friends,

Here is a play ode I wrote as I prepared for school this morning. Thank God for smartphones – I do not have to sit at my computer desk to type.

Kindly read, laugh, pray as you oblige me.

THE WEDNESDAY BOY

It was a Wednesday, when that baby cried. The travails of nine months brought to fruition was worth rejoicing. An addition was made that cool afternoon, when the midwives sighed and family rejoiced. And the world has never remained the same. It wasn’t a perfect start to life, but it has been a worthwhile adventure.

He was a hairy and a sweet little thing. Growing in the hand of caring parents Like a budding flower, he brought new petals daily. Though wild was the world out there, the hedge kept the wolves out.

Every detail of his life up to this point has culminated to form a many-sided story of grace… because he chose the Father!

And it’s just the beginning.

Unlike some who sit and await calls and texts and then vex when their expectations are not met, I know that the volume of the calls and texts I get are not an indication of people’s affection for me.

I just kinda know those who truly care, even if they do not reach me on my birthday.

I know you care

Rather than bone or brood, I appreciate God, and everyone who has been a part of me up to this point. God put you there, and you did your part. Thank you!

For my love for poetry and prose, I carefully perused every message I have received so far – I saw a reflection of intelligence, poetical inspiration and earnest desires that can only come from children of the Father!

Thank you all!

My prayer is more of all what God’s doing in my life and yours too!

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This year, I will continue to connect, learn, grow, shine.

This is my story, because it’s my birthday.

P.s: The title has no esoteric meaning. I was born on Wednesday.
The beautiful day goes on.

Cheers,
Toluwanimi

Musings one day to my birthday

My birthday is tomorrow and I’ve learnt a lot from God over the years. Here are three reflections for today. Comment freely:

Unexpected changes occur, unfavourable situations can stare at u in d face and Challenges may sprout in d most unlikely places but, when you trust God in all these, you will learn to honour him with the decisions you make. Prov 3:5-6

The lessons in the book of Daniel are not only for the young people- do u think that Daniel’s parents played their part in bringing Him up in the way of the Lord from his toddler years? Proverbs 22:6

Yes. The Lord knows how to rescue His own children from the trouble they get themselves into. Once they repent, and make sincere restitutions, everything else is in His hands: He restores Broken images, mends shattered lives, When we just trust in Him with the whole of our heart and lean not on our own understanding… When we delight in Him. Ps 3:5-7, Ps 37

Share with me your reflections today.
Cheers,
Toluwanimi

Musings one day to my birthday

My birthday is tomorrow and I’ve learnt a lot from God over the years. Here are three reflections for today. Comment freely:

Unexpected changes occur, unfavourable situations can stare at u in d face and Challenges may sprout in d most unlikely places but, when you trust God in all these, you will learn to honour him with the decisions you make. Prov 3:5-6

The lessons in the book of Daniel are not only for the young people- do u think that Daniel’s parents played their part in bringing Him up in the way of the Lord from his toddler years? Proverbs 22:6

Yes. The Lord knows how to rescue His own children from the trouble they get themselves into. Once they repent, and make sincere restitutions, everything else is in His hands: He restores Broken images, mends shattered lives, When we just trust in Him with the whole of our heart and lean not on our own understanding… When we delight in Him. Ps 3:5-7, Ps 37

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Share with me your reflections today.
Cheers,
Toluwanimi