Who is my neighbour?

Wanting to justify himself, he asked, “Who is my neighbour?”Luke 10:29 (paraphrased) This was the lukewarm response to perhaps the most profound words ever uttered. But, let’s be honest, it’s a response we’re all familiar with, isn’t it? Few of us, if any, have a problem with the idea of loving our neighbour. The tricky …

The unexpected lesson no-one told me about marriage

My most important lesson after nearly a year I’ve been married nearly a year & thought I’d write on my biggest (and most unexpected) lesson from the past year. And it’s this… Marriage is HUMBLING. I don’t know exactly if it’s because people don’t talk about it, or I didn’t listen well or if I just …

How to be smart about being smart

7 lessons from superheroes. Being smart is great, but if you’re not smart about it, being smart can land you in a world of hurt. (And that wouldn’t be very smart, now, would it?) Before I say more about that, I should clarify how I’m using “smart” here: By “smart,” I mean being better than …

Why we all can’t get along

A Parable About Unity Under Lock and Key A key and a padlock met for the first time. “You look funny,” said Key. “You look weird,” said Lock. “I’m slim, I’m long, and I have beautiful detail on my edges. You’re heavy and just shapeless.” said Key. “Me? I’m all nice and rounded, with intricate internal workings. …

What a 13-year old taught me about parenting and life

And 2 things you need to start doing before it’s too late Yep. One of my biggest life lessons came from a 13-year old girl. First, some background. I’ve volunteered for over a decade with a Lagos-based nonprofit working with secondary school kids. We had been in their school that day, splitting up in pairs to …

12 lessons from loving my wife

Especially, seeing as yesterday was Valentine’s Day ❤ I love my wife. And loving her has been an ongoing lesson in love and pain, life and death, and a rollercoaster that’s taken us through joy and sorrow and ecstasy and misery. I first wrote this awhile ago, because I think by writing, and we were in …

When you’re too unique to learn

The problem of over-emphasising “being special” In both my mental health work and my volunteer mentoring of teenagers, there’s a way of thinking I’ve come to recognise as deadly when someone latches on to it. It is said in many way, with different words, and varying body language, but it’s hard to miss, and it all …

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