3 friends speak about personal growth — StoryVox Podcast

I asked three of my friends who I know are living intentionally to share how they build capacity in their lives, and how it changes them. I also asked them to share their top tip for effective capacity building. Listen Now.

Another episode of StoryVox is out

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Episode 3 of the second season of StoryVox is a follow up to the Capacity Building Episode that aired 4 weeks ago. I encourage you to listen if you have not.

I asked three of my friends who I know are living intentionally to share how they build capacity in their lives, and how it changes them. I also asked them to share their top tip for effective capacity building.

My friends

Anjola Coker is Houston Texas-based digital artist, poet, and Storyteller. In the less than 2 years we have known each other, I have been inspired by her creativity through poetry, art and film.

Toyin Ajilore introduces herself as a child of God, a warrior who sits at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship. She teaches young people to be leaders as a lecturer at the Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, and develops young entrepreneurs through ONE Foundation, formerly known as the Grassroots Business Hub, an entrepreneurship foundation that trains new business owners in Nigeria to take their business to the next level.

Samuel Osho is a multi-faceted genius who currently works as an engineer in Canada. He is skillful with words as an award-winning public speaker and writer and website designer.

How we recorded

It’s a social distancing world, so we couldn’t have them present at the studio, but we utilized WhatsApp, Skype and self-recording to make this happen and I’m so excited for you to listen and learn from this.

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My Lollipop

“Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done…”

That is the song that awoke my heart this morning.

It’s Thanksgiving and as each year unfolds the complexities of life, I have found many reasons to be thankful. I have learned to savor God’s goodness in all of life as a child savors the sweetness of lollipop as he licks the juice off of it. That’s why I call this illustration “my lollipop.”

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God‘s goodness to me is like candy to my soul. Though it doesn’t determine my commitment to Him, it sure sweetens the deal.😁

I’m thankful for a life of purpose.
I’m thankful for the gift of Creativity and the transformation it brings.
I’m thankful for my wife, and the gift of love.
I’m thankful for the gift of family.
I’m thankful for friends who have become family and we’ve sharpened each other.
I’m thankful for life’s challenges because I see and know him who is able to guide me in this uncharted terrain.
I’m thankful for the joy and strength that comes from God’s presence.
I’m thankful for the health God gives to his earthen vessels!
I’m thankful for Hope that comes from faith.
I’m thankful for direction and discretion.
I’m thankful for Grace that teaches me to give my best yes!
I’m thankful for a whole lot more!

Savor your lollipop and be thankful!

“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:1-2‬ ‭NIV‬‬

As you Count your blessings, name them one by one, may you have a joy-filled Thanksgiving and a super end of the year as well!

Happy Thanksgiving from @studio1352

Toluwanimi

From Here to there: Birthday Thanksgiving

You thought me out, knew me uniquely, and formed me in my mother’s womb.

I imagine you setting a date for my conception and birth and there was no mistake about it. You predetermined my destination – Earth – and the country in which I will be born – that works perfectly in your plan.

You had it all in mind and you spoke me into being. You gave me a purpose to fulfill but I couldn’t grasp it yet. I had to grow.

I figured you smiled when I was weaned off my primitive reflexes and you helped me say my first word (I don’t know what it was), you helped me take my first steps in life and then when I was wise enough, led me to the faith, helping my toddler-steps firm on the rock: Christ.

I remember the start of the walk – the zeal and the ignorance all clashing against each other, and when I stumbled as a toddler in life and in the faith, how you held my hands and walked with me through the vale of the shadows of innocence, exuberance and unwise decisions. You still do, now many years later.

You made me discover confidence in the Word of Your grace and the power of Your Spirit.

I have walked some with a God that delights in picking up pieces of people from the miry clay and setting them up on the solid rock.

I have grown to know the God who has a bright and beautiful plan for His children.

I have a God who longs for relationship and communion and showers blessings upon diligent seekers.

I have known the One who spared not His son but gave Him to die for my sins. How much more won’t He freely release all things I need?

I have a living God- the God of peace who has been my help in ages past and my hope in years to come!

My love, my King, my Saviour, my Lord.

I don’t have all the answers, but I have THE answer, and it’s enough for me.

I figure I have not learnt all that there is – I believe there is more.

I have discovered that it is not he who runs swiftly, but him who finishes strong.

I know that He is taking me to that place he predestinated me to get to – conformity to the full stature of Christ.

I don’t have all I want in this world, my possessions are few, but I have all I need and I’m content with Him.

And he has blessed me with beautiful people, some of who are reading this piece right now. I love you.

I don’t know what my future holds, but I know Him who holds my future and He’s already here, working my way from here to there.

I know who I am – I am a son – a heir.

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And for all these and more, I give thanks this day!

Toluwanimi