Archive | June 2012

Writer’s block?

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For the writer and the reader.

What is writer’s block?

It is a place where a super human being who thinks he/she is worthy to be called a writer occasionally travels to. In this ugly place, stories in the head,  and words in the mind, both real and imagined get crowded and temporarily ceases find expression much to the being’s frustration. in this block the person gets shut out from the happiness that productivity brings and wallows in nothingness and in extreme situations depression.

Writer’s block or laziness?

Laziness is laziness. according to university of wikipedia, “laziness is a disinclination to activity or exertion despite having the ability to do so.” i am going to repeat the “despite having the ability to do so” bit for emphasis sake. This disinclination to writing activity sometimes roots from fear of writing something less than what is expected of you or writing less than what you expect from you.

Some cases originate from low morale and seeming lack of encouragement or the fear of commitment which also comes from the fear of failure or rejection.

Writer’s write.

Whatever the case, others have called you a writer, you’ve even accepted and come to the point where you know you are a writer, don’t let _________________(fill in the name of your excuse) stop you from happiness that comes with punching the key pads or letting ink flow into paper. don’t stay inside a block when you can play outside with words and creativity.

Somehow if truly you are suffering from writer’s block, remember you got there through your mind and you must travel back to the place of creativity through your mind. The longer you take to make your travel plans, the more rusty your pen becomes, your ink starts to dry and….can you truly imagine not being able to write anymore? if the thought doesn’t scare you, kindly take off your writer’s jacket and take a \____________

In my opinion, the remedy to writer’s block is to write. write about anything. rubbish or sensible, just write. which ever way you are most comfortable, pen on paper or using a computer, which ever way,

Write your way back to freedom..

You may need to rest well too and get away from all the things that suck your creative juice. that period is a good time to read too.

So i have been watching some who think they have a way with words hide under the shadow of writers block for a while when in actual sense they are only under the umbrella of laziness. please repent (takes note and).

Remember, Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength). God has not given you the spirit of fear (false evidence appearing real) but of power, love and self discipline! (2 Thimothy 1:7)

Peace, Love and Pancakes 🙂

Agbanilagbatan

Accept the great exchange. Christ came that i may have life and have it abundantly, he died that i may live eternally. I have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Gods dear son jesus who purchased my freedom and forgave my sins the ones i was guilty of knowingly or unknowingly. let no man trouble me because i bear on me the scars that show i belong to Christ.

God purchased me with the blood of Jesus. He redeemed my soul. moreover, my life is hid with Christ in God.

we have power, God has given us the spirit of power, boldness and sound mind!!!

the devil will always try.. to distort the promises of God over your life and he will try to keep you in bondage through various means but God’s word will always prevail. it is reassuring to know that Gods plan for me are of good and not of evil to bring me a future and a hope. on top of that the Bible tells us that He who started a good work in my life will be faithful to complete it.your salvation was not your idea.. God is a God of plan purpose design and objectivity.. He knows what He is doing.

the Yoruba people call him Agbanilagbatan.. he is an all round shield over us he will not allow any arrow, fiery dart whatsoever to penetrate and harm us. every thing works together for our good because we love him and because we are called according to His purpose..

the battle is the Lords.. our job is to keep keeping faith knowing beyond any shadow of doubt that God is in control.

sometimes things start to feel overwhelming, the questions start to pile up and the doubts and worries start to creep in on you and you wonder if you’re missing something vital and stuff but Col 2:20 says Christ has died and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world.the spiritual powers exist but greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

father give me the strength to walk in the light of your great exchange. i don’t want to miss out on all you have planned out for me. i trust you, because only you are my shield and the lifter of my head. Help me to walk in this consciousness even when it is hard to do so.

 

 

R.I.P

Black. Where are your tears young lady? They are rolling down my inner cheeks..i guess.  Maybe i have this syndrome if there is anything like that called delayed reaction. I remember when Grand pa died, i couldn’t cry, i was sad, i mean really sad but the tears just wouldn’t

At the condolence register. R.I.P. Ma

fall. I am the one who cries at the slightest provocation, i cry about little things but when the big things come i get numb, i feel them but i can’t express them accurately.. the long and short is that I thought i will be able to let this slide without blogging about it but then..

In Nigeria, 3/6/12 was black Sunday due to the fact that a Dana air craft headed for Lagos from Abuja crashed somewhere in Iju-Ishaga, Lagos  killing all the about 157 people on board. The number of casualties around the area of the crash is yet to be confirmed.

Here in Nigeria Shippers’ Council, where i am currently doing my industrial attachment, there is an atmosphere of mourning as one of our own, the Deputy Director Finance, DDF as she is fondly called, Mrs Ogechi Onyeagocha and her very beautiful and only daughter, Chidinma Onyeagocha who attended the Corona school just beside the office have both been confirmed as two of those that died in the plane crash.

Sad is an understatement, people have cried and cried and i can not even imagine the pain that her husband must be feeling after loosing his only wife and child. We hear  her mother too is still alive and it just makes it even more terrible. She went to visit her husband in Abuja where he stays and was rushing back to Lagos so Chidinma could attend school on monday. It is sad to think that she could have stayed on in Abuja as the Maritime Seminar for Judges is just 2 days away. Those close to her say she was a Dana airline regular customer and that afternoon,  for some funny reason she even though of going with Arik but she couldn’t meet up so she went with Dana airline still.

We will all miss her and her beautiful daughter.

mother and daughter.

I will miss answering my boss’s intercom and hearing “hello my dear, this is DDF is your “oga” around?” the late DDF was also a part of our Shippers Loveworld Fellowship and she was even a guest speaker during the youth seminar that took place on May 16 at the NSC chapel. She spoke passionately about “achieving success in your chosen career” in her message she taught us practical and spiritual steps to take in our pursuit for success in our careers.

Chidinma on the other hand was a very bright, tall, beautiful and i must say smart girl, her spoken english was very good with a little bit of “phoneh” and i remember my friend and i watching videos of her dancing recorded with her mum’s iphone. I am sure her class mates will miss her. I will miss running into Chidinma in the elevator whenever she’s coming back from school.

I mean, how can the two of them die at once? Death is all kinds of cruel. It’s cold hands reach out without respect and snatches people away regardless of back ground, age, social status etc, there was a mother and her three kids, a husband and wife our DDF and her only daughter, beautiful air hostesses, crew members, those who were in their houses and then BOOOM something explodes on their roof and then they are burnt to death along with others. The stories and different reports about the crash in the newspapers can inspire some really hot tears but then who are we to question what God has allowed to happen? Life is but a fleeting moment. When it is gone, it is really gone then we have heaven or hell to look forward to..

It is sad news for all of us who knew her to hear that she is no more but as Christians, the Bible urges us not to mourn as if we have no hope (1 Thes 4:13).  She has gone to a better place to be with the Lord.

For those of us still blessed with the gift of life, we should be thankful and live like God will want us to before the silver cord of life snaps and we are no more. What will people say about you when you are gone?

Once again, my condolences go out to all those who lost their acquaintances, family members and loved ones during the plane crash.