• Visitation
    Letters from Uncle JD

    Not Missing The Time of Your Visitation (Part 1)

    And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes… because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. (Luke 19: 41-42, 44b) Years ago, while I sat for my final exams, I had another instructive episode that taught me about times of visitation. Our Father is gracious to plan our development in Him within the cycles of times and seasons. That’s why, for instance, He might be teaching you about healing while with another person, giving is…

  • Reflection
    Intentional living

    Sombre Reflection as I Open a New Chapter of Life

    In all honesty, I love birthdays. Every new year and at several times during the year, I check the weekday my birthday and that of loved ones falls on, just because. I am not one of those people that say they forgot their own birthday. I can’t even pretend to forget. In summary, today is my birthday, yippee! A new year, cake day! Birthdays are always worth celebrating. Not only celebrating, for me it is usually a time of reflection and a time to make some life-enhancing decisions.  This year’s reflection is however dear to my heart as the world celebrates the life of Christian apologist, Pa Ravi Zacharias as…

  • People in my Life

    Mothers know it all, Happy Mother’s Day

    One time as toddler I had skin rashes, more like a break out. It was probably a reaction to something. Scared I ran to mummy, ‘Mummy see my skin’ After examining it, she said go have your bath with Tetmosol. I did. Amazed, I walked up to her days later… ‘Mummy, the rashes are gone.’ She smiled. ‘How did you know what I should use ?’ I asked. She said, ‘It is my job to know’ Mothers know a whole lot… The office of motherhood demands it. To all Mothers out there, for all you know, do for us and share with us. Thank you! Happy Mother’s Day

  • NYSC Tales & Corper Sense

    Disruption

    DISPRUTION(Why I Stayed Back in Adamawa) Just as soon as I got to camp, I didn’t hesitate to tell anyone who asked, ‘I am not staying in Adamawa.’ What most people didn’t know was that as I said it there was an inward unrest, not so loud just a nudging, an unease… Such that when I face the world with certainty, on the inside, I was uncertain. I’d comfort myself with ‘God knows I need to be at home.’ I mean like ‘Dear God, we are on the same page, right?’ As camp went on, that unrest became a restlessness. When ever I said I was going home, it was…

  • Uncategorized

    Omolabake (Epilogue)

    Epilogue Omolabake: A Tale of Two Fathers! 2 Years Later “Congratulations once again, Gideon. I am happy for you” Morinsola said. “I’m so honoured that you could be a part of our day” Gideon replied as he and Omolabake escorted Morinsola and Lekan out of the event’s center towards the car park area. “Even I couldn’t have convinced her to be absent” Lekan, Morinsola’s husband put in. They arrived at Lekan’s Toyota Venza. she embraced Gideon, her belly brushed against his suit “Congratulations are also in order on your side too” Her well rounded tummy did not hide the fact that she was few weeks away from the delivery room.…

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    Omolabake Episode 14

    Episode 14 “How is Granny O doing?” Michael stepped out of the bathroom dressed in his flannel pajamas. Gideon lay on the bed facing the ceiling. “Better, I guess. Though the Doctor requested she undergoes a couple of tests” Gideon replied as he pulled the duvet close to his chin. Michael sat on the other side of the bed. “Turns out you got more than you bargained for when you took the job.” “That’s right… I could never have imagined any of these” Gideon said. Michael scoffed, “You know, I’d have thought you crazy if I didn’t believe God speaks, not to talk of leads his children” “Yeah, I know……

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    Omolabake Episode 13

    Episode 13 Morinsola had texted her Pastor’s wife that she needed to meet with her before their usual Thursday fellowship at Maggies. So she had replied that they could meet on Tuesday at her office. They sat in her teal green oval office. “Tell me everything, Sister Morin?” She had recounted the events of Sunday to the woman. “After my secondary school education. I enrolled at a coaching center in preparation of my JAMB exams.” She stood up from the chair. “I was sixteen and a beauty. My mother always said I was a carbon copy of her mother who was an Igbo woman.” “I was the envy of all…

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    Omolabake 10 & 11

    Welcome to our new space! We hope you enjoyed your flight? Greetings to all first timers! I think we should celebrate this new Site together! Hence the gift of an extra chapter. Kindly share this post and also, you can subscribe for newsletters for updates and more. Cheers to us! With Love, Lutomi Modesola.   Episode 10 “So are we friends?” Gideon asked as they walked towards the sitting area “I know you certainly aren’t my enemy” She answered Gideon pulled out a chair for Omolabake to sit on at an empty table. “Tell me, what are your plans?” She looked at him “I applied to Seoron do brand management…

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    Omolabake Episode 8

    I am so sorry esteemed readers, I have been out of power on all my devices for the last 18hrs+. Thank you for bearing with me! Episode 8 As Gideon stepped into the Drivers’ Lounge, Stanley raised his head as the door opened “Look who we have here.” Stanley took water from the dispenser. The room was well lit and had the necessities. Two men sat opposite each other, playing a board game. The older of the two being the driver of Otunba Ibikunle-Pearse was fondly called Baba Lucas by all and Jude, a younger man were at a standstill in their chess game. “How is Omolabake doing?” Baba Lucas…

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    Omolabake Episode 7

    Seven they say is the perfect number! I have a good news to share, actually several… But we will take one today! Before I share, We now have a page on Facebook you can follow to get updates, gist, behind the scene thoughts and all… Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/Lutomi-Modesola-155383391777303/ And to the good news, Omolabake will now come twice a week! So here you go for all who asked! Tuesdays and yep, Fridays… Now to today’s episode… Episode 7 A reality television show was on, but Omolabake was not watching. Demola was. They sat on a sofa in his sitting room. With he had his gaze on the Tv,…