Forgive….Part II

This week, I’d like to keep my promise and write about what I’ve learnt about forgiveness. So I’ll dive right into it…. ***** First of all, forgiveness isn’t so much about setting the other person free as it is about setting yourself free. To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the…

Forgive….

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 You know how some things you get in theory, and other things you don’t fully understand until you live through them? Forgiveness has fallen in the latter category for me. I…

Every day is Father’s Day

Originally posted on Alethea's Mind:
This morning, I had a really deep conversation with a dear friend of mine, Toju. We used to live in the same neighbourhood and lost our fathers only years apart. He had seen the post I shared yesterday about my dad and left a comment on Facebook that tore my heart…

coming out from the shadows….

I learnt to hide at an early age. And since then, hiding became normal…even comfortable. I hid in clothes one size too big because I hated my body. I hid my sadness behind a happy face, only allowing people to see what I wanted them to see. My screams reverberated in my chest for years,…

Pockets of Joy

Anyone who knows me knows I love the sun. My favourite time of the year is January to March, because it’s super hot….which basically translates to sun dresses, sunglasses, sunscreen, lots of sunshine…..the works. Give me heat over cold any day. (Yeah, I see some of you rolling your eyes, but I actually enjoy the…

Dreaming of Love….

Let’s talk about love today…. This story was inspired by one of my all-time favourite love songs…. ***** We met in obscurity, in the midst of a dark time. You were just a face in the crowd; lost in the ache of loss so deep it felt like I was drowning. I didn’t see it…

Hope doesn’t disappoint….or does it?

But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love…