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A space for you and me…

In this space, I share everything that God asks me to. But think outside of the box with me–if you’re looking for think pieces head over to the Articles category. Short stories? Head to the Short Stories category. If it’s specifically about my walk with JESUS, you want to make your bed in My JESUS diary. Poems, prayers, any way you turn, you’re sure to meet the TRUTH. ✨

  • God wants me to be poor?

    God wants me to be poor?

    Is there a middle ground between prosperity and poverty gospel? Some time ago, I was convinced that God wanted me to be poor. Was it not in the Scriptures? Was Jesus a ‘rich’ man? Maybe I am being greedy by wanting the good things in life. As you already know, I was wrong. There is…

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  • I lied. I don’t wanna go out more.

    I lied. I don’t wanna go out more.

    Here is the story of an experiment gone wrong. 13/11/22 Dear Cheryl, I’m a homebody. Full-time, no days off. ‘Why don’t we ever go out? Our lives are like a triangle, from home to work to church and back home. It has to change this year.’ This was Amanda, my closest friend, complaining about our…

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  • A prayer for softness of heart

    A prayer for softness of heart

    ” Search me, O God, and know my heart;    test me and know my anxious thoughts.Point out anything in me that offends you,    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”Psalms 139:23-24, NLT. Lord, I want a soft heartNot a heart that won’t stray, but a heart that won’t fight You when You call me back.…

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  • To remind you of God’s love

    To remind you of God’s love

    “Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly.Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe.”Psalms 31:2, NLT. God loves you very much. I wish there were a better way I could tell you, but this pretty much sums it up nicely. I feel we say those words often but don’t…

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  • The name of my next book is…

    The name of my next book is…

    So, this is what it feels like to be used by God. 23/10/22 Dear Cheryl, Lights, camera, ICON. I felt blessed when I released my first book, The Devotional Cheat Code. A comment by my friend (aka, my forever and always), Emmah, on an Instagram post where I expressed how writing had gone beyond talent…

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  • I don’t know how to handle disappointments.

    I don’t know how to handle disappointments.

    If I cannot find the sliver lining, I am doomed. 12/10/22. Dear Cheryl, One of the most startling things about me is that I always have not just an idea but a calculated vision of how things should go. If things don’t go that way, it would be quite disappointing for me. For instance, if…

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  • Life lately…

    Life lately…

    July went by so fast. 31/07/22. Dearest Cheryl, One minute it was my birthday and the next, I am three hours from the breaking of the first morning in August. July has been a ride. I had the best birthday yet, but the rest of this month has been a blur; I’ll see if I…

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  • First, listen…

    First, listen…

    I thought I was a good listener… I suck at it. 08/07/22 Dear Cheryl, The Lord has been on a roll in my life. Something wonderful happened to me yesterday. In yesterday’s entry, I told you how the Holy Spirit called my attention to the work of the larger body of Christ and my role…

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  • Look to the body…

    Look to the body…

    What would the body be, if it were only made up of eyes? Or noses? Or lips? 07/07/22 Dear Cheryl, I do not know how but it is just dawning on me that when you support the work of the people who work for God, you are also pushing the gospel in that manner and…

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  • Birthday blues?

    Birthday blues?

    It’s my birthday sometime this week and for some strange reason, I actually have expectations this year. 26/06/22. Dear Diary, You know, I had written 7 entries in this ‘My Diary’ before I went off track and treated this space like a regular blog. I’m thinking I want that to change, especially because I came…

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