The Righteous Brothers of Joseph

I was reading through a number of the record I have made from my personal bible studies this morning when I had a compelling urge to share this particular on the second of January, this year. I happened upon Genesis 42, the story of Joseph’s first encounter with his brother in the land of Egypt…

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I saw the clock from the corner of my eye as I pulled the duvet over my head. It was 10:10am. First service would have been over and second service would be almost halfway gone. I convinced myself I’d go next week Sunday. I owed myself some rest. It was 4.30pm when I woke up….

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“Sister Esther of God, how are you doing?” Bro Kayode, the BSS of TBCF asked me, after the Sunday service. I was first of all taken aback. He knew my name? “I’m fine, sir.” I said, with a smiles that is meant for my discussions with Christian leaders. “Everybody is always fine.” I laughed. I…

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I woke up on the morning of my 18th birthday sad. Well, maybe not sad. Just bland. It was a Saturday. There was nothing to look forward to. Yes, mum and dad would call pray for me for ten minutes or more. Yes, my roommates, especially Sandra, had started wishing me a happy birthday since…

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It was a Saturday morning. When I checked my phone to see 6:05am after waking up, I was very happy. 6:05am may not be the perfect time for quiet time, but I felt it wasn’t so bad. If anything, it was an improvement that showed I was already walking towards 5am, the perfect devotion time….

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When I woke up and I saw 7:15am on the sixth Monday of the semester, I knew my day was already in shambles. Seven-fifteen meant I wasn’t going to have time for my morning devotion if I was going to have any chance at not been terribly late for my AGY 107 class at 8am….

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When I saw Ifeanyi in AGY class two weeks later, the scene of the night we kissed flashed through my memory and my heart skipped a little—just like it usually happened whenever I saw him after the day I gave my life to the Lord all over again. He was walking towards me. “Esther, how…

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This weekend, Temitope Ojomuyide writes about a young lady who had to weigh the costs and choose what was most important to her. The story is divided into two parts. The other part would be posted next week Saturday. Enjoy! ************************************ I woke up that morning, unwilling to leave my bed. I had worked late…

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The first week of resumption for second semester wasn’t as stressful as first semester. There was no need for medical, library, and the many other registrations that mark the beginning of a session. My dad refused my moving back to school in the first week—He claimed we could not have started work fully—so I came…

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When Ifeanyi asked me for a walk, on the day of our final papers for first semester, I was excited. Our affection had grown in leaps and bounds over the past few months. Being together in the same fellowship has provided the cement I felt we needed to set things in the right way. He…

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I had the most amazing time in the service the following day. The hymn session gave me butterflies in my bellies. The worship team of Ifeanyi’s fellowship was the best I have ever seen. The preaching was about God’s love for us and our responsibility to Him because of that love. I thought it was…

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It was a new week. I grabbed my clothes while I tried multitasking by taking a spoonful of my breakfast of rice and fish stew alongside. I was running late again. I could as well give up on my self-development plans and agree I was a perpetual latecomer. I skimmed through my Chm 102 notebook—after…