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Story: The Wedding Guest II

Thank you to Christabel (@BreakingMadTeam & @Bye_Wig), @Timidi.Photograpy, Namz (@JustForJoshDecorative) & my Parents for helping me out on things I wasn’t sure of. Read Part One Here: The Wedding Guest A story inspired by a handful of scriptures from the Bible. Different from my other stories, the characters have been given names you can call them by. Names that, well, tell their own stories. “But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the Lord their God and to David’s descendant, their king. In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the Lord and of his goodness.” ~ Hosea 3:5 NLT Intro While preaching to the couple and their guests he caught another glimpse of him. “Why is this guy’s face so familiar?” he asked within himself. He looked away and continued. “And friends, family, our newly weds, Mr. & Mrs. Adetide-Cole and to myself also, God’s love has saved us from things we could never save ourselves from. By the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus, we have been called back to …

Life: For Niswat – Health Update! Good News!!

  Some Good News for you this Wednesday!! Firstly thank you all for your prayers and the donations made and thank God for His awesomeness and His love for this little lady. Prayers are still necessary as she remains under observation during her recovery period and also prayers for her family as they work through and in this situation. I pray God keeps her strong and healthy and that she’ll grown to tell many of the courage and faith God gave her at a tender age.* There were stories of her behaviour/attitude that will wow you! Check the update below!! Praise God!! 🙌🏾 *“Then he [Jesus] said, “…So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ To read up on Nitwat’s story click here. Signed @OlayideM UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY “Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I posted an update on our little Princess Niswat. I just wanted to inform everyone who has been on this journey to Niswat’s recovery with us, …

Music: Five Vibes Vol. 2

It’s Gospel (I’m trying to be consistent with the music posts, so here it goes). So, these songs are all Gospel songs that I stumbled across, and to be honest I’m still listening to, only having discovered a few not to long ago and some I’ve been rocking via YouTube for a while. I’ve listed these songs in no particular order. 1. Tim Godfrey & Lagos Community Gospel Choir ~ Medley I’ve started the video for you when the music actually starts because Tim Godfrey likes to shout. 🙄😐 My favourite part starts at 13:53… how I wish it went on longer just on this song. Twitter: @TimGodfreyWorld | iTunes | Spotify Unfortunately Lagos Community Gospel Choir aren’t that active on social media (they’re on Facebook) and I can’t seem to find their music on iTunes etc. If they do release anything I’ll update this post with their info. 2. Tosin Martins & Lagos Community Gospel Choir ~ Medley “Give Jesus a shout. Somebody RACE beyond your PLACE and PRESS beyond your PRESTIGE and give God praise tonight…” …

Small Chops: The Gift of Community

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine Taken from my IG Page (IG: @OlayideM), originally posted on 12 July 2017. An unexpected hour with my friend Nkechi had me ever grateful to God for the gift of Community. Community isn’t defined by proximity, but defined by a mutual value and appreciation of the gift. Don’t let social media fool you into believing your community is tight, true Community doesn’t require validation from likes, RTs and views. A few minutes on social media has never inspired or encouraged me (it’s done the opposite), a few minutes with true Community has made me feel I can do anything and everything. True Community will call you out about the worst version of you, and celebrate you at the same time. It will laugh with you, it will cry with you, it will pray with you (and especially for you) and more. True Community gets behind the scenes while being in front of the camera. It’s involved. True …

Small Chops: When Life is Foggy

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine This picture was taken early January in Dubai. People are often under the impression that Dubai is 24/7 Sun, Sea and Sand, which most times of the year it is, but it rains*, it gets cold (from 40º+  heat to 16º in “winter” so yes it gets cold), the fog is impossible to see through and the sandstorms are things only meant for Disney Films (sand in your hair after wash day is the worst). As with Life. Life may be and even continue to be a Sun, Sea and Sand picturesque moment, but sometimes fog and rain will appear in places you least expected (literally). Looking at this picture, and not knowing the many floors located in the building, it’ll be easy to assume that only the floors in this picture are all the floors in the building. This building has 33 floors (I work on the 31st), in the fog you can just about make …

Life: “You Have Nothing to Celebrate Because You’re 28+ & Single…”

“You have nothing to celebrate because you’re 28+ & Single…” said the unwise fellow, ironically named Solomon. He started his Twitter Thread like so: I’m not one to get easily hot and bothered over someone’s misguided opinion, but it just so happened that my hormones were doing the most with my emotions on the day I came across this thread. This thread got me angry and righteously so, because everything about it was TRASH. My [godly] opinion about marriage and singleness isn’t a secret, so seeing something like this got me angry and got me sad at the realisation that this guy’s thoughts aren’t exclusively his, other people also think this way too. So what annoyed me? His tweets were directed at women in particular, as further in his thread he makes reference to women specifically by referring to our “gender wahala” (the ability and time frame in which to have children) and by praying we “find a good man”. I turn 28 soon, am I unaccomplished because I’m not married? Marriage is never a …