Have you ever had an experience that moved you yet when you tried to capture it in words to share with someone you couldn’t do it justice? That’s how I feel when I try to tell people about the Joyce Meyer conference I attended almost two weeks ago. If you ever have an opportunity to attend—do it. You may be surprised by what parts of her messages strike you—for me it was usually simple things that I’d heard before, probably from my dad, that had me saying “Amen” out loud.
Bring a notebook to the conference because there aren’t sermon outlines to follow along with. The event was filmed for television and should be available in about four months—I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s broadcast so you can watch it or listen to the podcast. Continue reading
Oh August! Summer’s ending and fall, complete with its cool evenings and rain, is on its way. The fall weather isn’t so bad, but winter is something else—I wish I could send you some of Ontario’s winter, just to experience it once. But enough about that—August was full of many reasons to give thanks. Continue reading
My Joyce Meyer conference experience this past weekend was awesome! Each session was opened and closed by Israel Houghton and the band New Breed. I knew a couple of their songs but now I’m a fan! There were four sessions, each between two and three hours long: Continue reading
I’m in Toronto this weekend to attend my first Joyce Meyer conference! After all the yakking (1, 2, 3) I’ve done about loving “Mama Joyce” as Super Working Mum calls her, it’s only fitting that I come and see her when she’s only a four-hour train ride away. This is also serving as my vacation—I think it’s the first time I’ve left my city in nine months!
Have you ever discovered a blog and fallen in love with its author, to the point that you find yourself searching online for as much information about the person as you can find because you want to e-know them better? Or maybe it was a YouTuber who enchanted you. Maybe you’ve even reached out to the blogger or video blogger (vlogger) to say hello because you wanted them to know how much you enjoy their work and tell them that you think they’re cool. If you have, join the club because I have too! I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been smitten with bloggers over the years after connecting with their writing, their brand, or who I imagined they were from reading their blog or watching their vlog. While I was stalking—I mean researching—a vlogger last year, I came across a forum where people who had allegedly met her shared their disappointment, using words like “rude”, “conceited”, and “snobby” to describe her—a far cry from the sweet charmer she appeared to be on YouTube. In the eyes of some of her (now ex-) fans, she had failed the authenticity test. Continue reading
I love telling non-Nigerians about (my experience) of Nigerian culture, especially things that some might find surprising such as how my mom (and many others) bathe newborns back home. I really enjoyed seeing the surprise (and maybe fear?) in my friends’ eyes Continue reading