Monthly Archives: September 2013

Blank Canvass > You Are Not An Accident

  . The birth of each existing life was not an accident. Parents might not have planned to have their children but they were not unplanned by God. Our births were expected by God, long before we were conceived. We were not a product of chance, fate, luck or coincidence but we are alive because God desired to create us.

      According to Psalm 139:5 ‘You know me inside out, you know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something’ so, precisely, God prescribed every single detail of our bodies. He deliberately chose our race, complexion, skin, hair and eye colour, height, nationality and every other feature. He uniquely designed our personality too. He determined the natural talents and gifts we would possess and the family we would be born into, the day of our birth, how long we’ll live on earth and the day of our death. In fact, we are casts for God’s perfect script. 

 

        The reason and motive for our creation is his love for us. He is a God of love and love is the core of His character. Ephesians 1:14 ‘long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love’. He had us in mind before He created the world. And we are the most valuable of all His creation. We would all be ‘accidents’ if there was no God. But there’s a God who created us for a beautiful purpose and that purpose would only be discovered if we make Him the reference point of our lives.  

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2 Drowned In Ondo State

Two boys, Adebori Timilehin and Olugbenga Martins, aged 5 and 6 respectively, have beeen confirmed dead in Ondo State.

The boys were carried away by the flood in the community, a product of a 3-day heavy downpour. They were reportedly coming from school on that fateful day. Their bodies were found 3 days later by the men of the state’s fire brigade in the Elegbin river.

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Ponder and Pour Out > When Last Did You Read a Book?

When last did you read a book?
I don’t mean reading for a test or to pass an examination but reading for self-empowerment, reading for the acquisition of a new set of information or reading for leisure. You may think ‘but I’m reading this aren’t I?’ Yes you are! But let’s talk about books.

Have you read prose like books by Charles Dickens or anthologies? Have you read inspirational books by Ben Carson, Brian Tracy, John R. Noe, John C. Maxwell, etc? What of books on relationships and marriage like those by Joshua Harris? How about spirit building books like those of Rick Warren or even those by Nigerian writers?

Okay. Let’s do this; tell me a book you’ve read that really inspired you or changed your outlook on life. Let us know the lesson or timeless principles you learnt from it. In the meanwhile, here’s the question again. When last did you read a book?

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Victory and Conquest in Kenya

According to CNN reports, the confusion in Kenya is over. 5 of the alleged terrorists have been killed while the remaining eleven have been arrested. However, on it’s twitter handle, the al-shabab islamist group says that it’s militants are still holding their ground in the mall.

Countless bodies are also trapped inside the mall as three floors of the building collapsed while trying to clear the terrorists.

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The Colony

The Colony

Jeff Renfroe

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The Colony

The Colony

The Colony

Movie Review > The Colony

‘We only knew you were here because of the knocking’. Leland knew they were still there and his fear of death made him lock himself behind that giant metallic door that they had obviously tried hard to open in futility ‘…but I didn’t knock…’. They all froze. Where did that sound come fro- there it was again! A frightening loud sound that put their heart beats on full gear…

Approaching the direction of the sound, Briggs, Sam and Graydon turned off their lights. They saw splatters of blood everywhere. It was horrifying. Looking ahead, they saw skulls and bodies and skeletons hanging on the wall. And the sound? A man was using a small axe to chop a piece of meat. As he raised up the ‘meat’, it was revealed to be the hand of a human.

Graydon almost threw up at the sight and the sound emitted from his mouth made the man turn. As the man approached them, Sam fired a shot. The other ‘men’ who previously laid on the floor growled with their blood-stained teeth and charged towards them. Colony 5 had been invaded by cannibals!

Movie Title: The Colony
Directed by: Jeff Renfroe
Written by: Jeff Renfroe
Starring: Laurence Fishburne as Briggs, Bill Paxton as Mason and Kevin Zegers as Sam.
Running Time: 93 minutes
Limited Release Date (Canada): April 26th, 2013
Official Release date (USA): October 15th, 2013.
Production: CFB North Bay, former NORAD facilities, Canada.

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