Showing posts from February, 2019

Open Doors

Venue: The King's Glory Church, King's Lynn
Preacher - Pastor Toyin Adegoke Sermon topic: Open doors
Meaning: An invitation to come me in. An open door ushers in a new season and closes the previous.
Ways in which doors can be opened
God himself opens it.  When God opens a door no one can shut it. Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7
God can open a door unto a new revelation. Rev 4:1 God can open a door for soul winning. Acts 14:27. Acts 16:6-7. Before we go out to evangelize, we should pray to find out where an effective door of salvation has been opened, lest we toil for nothing. God can open a door of escape in challenges. 1 Cor 10:13, Hosea 2:15
Hindrances to entering the door God has opened
1. Doubt. e.g the children of Israel in the wilderness  2. Wrong focus. Working our own calendar. 2 Cor 2:12 3. Not being aware of the door - Spiritually blind. Isaiah 42:20, Heb 5:11 Not yielding to the Spirit leads to spiritual blindness. Prayerlessness leads to spiritual blindness.  Mark 1:35, Rev 3:1-12 4. The …

Spirit of God (song with lyrics) by Deola

My friends, I bring you a new sound which has got to be on Repeat every time I play it. Talk about chills going down your spine when you hear a song, this is it. Are you going through a wilderness experience or at the crossroads needing direction? Play this song.

Spirt of God is available for purchase on Apple music
Also on Spotify And Soundcloud
Spirit of God lyrics by Deola
Spirit of God 2x
I wait on you 2x Spirit of God 2x I wait on you 2x
Chorus Oh oh oh come, let your presence fill this room Oh oh oh flow, do what only you can do
Spirit of light (Spirit, Spirit)  Hmm Spirit of light (Spirit, Spirit) I wait on you (...aah) I wait on you
Spirit of truth (Spirit of truth yeah) Oh Spirit of truth (Spirit of truth) I wait on you (I wait on you) 2x
All Chorus 2x Oh oh oh come, let your presence fill this room Yeah, Oh oh oh flow, do what only you can do
Spirit of Life  Mmm... Oh Spirit of Life  I wait on you (I wait on you) I wait on you 2x
All chorus 2x Oh... Come let your presence fill this room Come in you…

How to make Banana Bread

For the love of bananas, recently I discovered another way to enjoy them. I learnt how to make banana bread. I've always wanted to learn to bake but shied away due to the fact that I did not have an electric mixer and whatnots. The good thing about this recipe is that I get to bake without all those sophisticated stuff. Literally, all I need to do is put them all in a bowl and stir, pour the dough in the baking tin and toss in the oven. That's it. that's literally it.

Well, if you do not believe me or want more details like portions and co, then keep reading.

List of ingredients
1. 2 over ripe bananas
2. 2 eggs 3. 80g melted butter or margarine
4. 40g sugar (white sugar, coconut sugar)
5. 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
6. 2 tablespoons of milk
7. 80g flour
8. 1 teaspoon Baking powder
9. 1 teaspoon Baking soda
10. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
11. 1 teaspoon cinammon (optional)

How to Make Banana Bread

1. Mash your bananas in a mixing bowl. You can use a fork. This should…

Valentine's Day Surprise Goes Bad

Valentine’s Day Surprise Goes Bad...

...Well, almost.

Feeling all lovey-dovey, as this is a season of love, my husband who seldom concerns himself with the kitchen affairs decided to make me breakfast. It was to be a sumptuous yamaritta and fried eggs. Unfortunately, it almost ended in a burnt down house.

So I heard my name loudly as I was preparing for work and I knew instantly there was trouble. I ran to meet him in the kitchen, already panicked.

The frying pan was ablaze. Red hot flame fuelling out. Apparently he had let the oil get too hot.

You see why male children should be allowed to enter the kitchen more often.

I knew what I had to do. So I got a lid to cover the pan and turned off the cooker. The fire stopped immediately.

I wondered what would have happened if I had left the house earlier.

"What would you have done?", I asked

"I was going to throw it out the window", he said smiling mischievously.

"What! You would have set the entire compound on fire".


My still voice - a diminishing hexaverse

Bid me write a poem For my heart boils up Wisdom, sense and skill Emotions trapped in Everyday’s business
Bid me to sing Those songs unsung Lying in books iPad and phone
For a soul yearns to hear my still voice
In word In song

Did you notice the tapering structure of the poem?
It starts with a stanza of 5 lines made of 5 syllables each, then a 4-line stanza of 4 syllables each, down to one stanza of one syllable.

This type of poem is called a Diminishing Hexaverse or Diminished Hexaverse.

Please share your comments on what you think of the poem. Thanks

Radiant ~ February 2019

How to make Nigerian okra soup with minimal resources

We Nigerians in diaspora have to learn how to use what we have to get what we want. We long for Nigerian food, but many times, getting Nigerian foodstuff can be nose-racking. We are either challenged by availability, accessibility, cost or quality. Instead of ugu (pumpkin) leaves, you will have to make do with spinach as fresh ugu is very rare. More so, the ground crayfish you will buy here will be nothing compared to crayfish in Nigeria. The process of packaging it for commerce makes it lose its real taste. So you have all these challenges plus the fact that you can't afford to spend all your time in the kitchen boiling shaki (beef tripe) and kpomo (cowskin). And yet you can't be eating sandwiches every day. Well, just maybe there is a way to make your soup with the least requirements and still have it tasting as nice. I'm about to show you that with Okra soup.
Basic ingredients in Nigerian Okra soup
The basic ingredients in every Nigerian soup are palm oil, pepper, fish (cr…