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There are moments in life when it all seems like a valley-a dry and uncomfortable valley.

Situation after situation bugging you and it’s like you’re walking through a dark and scary tunnel.


It’s also at such moments that the Spirit encourages you to endure, to run the race with perseverance[1].

And hey, the same Spirit is also saying, “ARISE and SHINE!” just like He spoke through the Prophet Isaiah[2].


Arise from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you. Rise to a new life.

Shine – be radiant with the glory of the Lord.


The Spirit also says: “Your Light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!”

[1] 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 2 Timothy 4:5

[2] Isaiah 60:1

..:: By: Ezra Akampa ::..
posted by: Ezra Akampa || posted on: 18 August 2011

What makes her so beautiful?

Her nails are broken, Her hair unkept.

Her only daughter has an illegitimate son

By the hands of an unknown rapist.

She toils under the blistering sun,

Filling in for her deceased husband.

Feeding family, keeping them strong.

Hardship and fatigue race through her,
Leaving trails of wrinkle on her face

Life must be unfair!

Yet. Amidst her glaring sufferings,
I see her blazing smiles.

Her broken lips may hurt, yet she grins a-wide.
Everyone's lost in ponders, and i'm lost a-musing:

What is her secret?


Who knows the tears that flood her bed every night?

Who knows what she would ride, if wishes were horses?

Who knows the silent prayers she make at the altar?

Life's been tough.

But never underestimate the strength of a mother.

That woman...

She's strong And she's beautiful.


Article By: Michael Chimaobi

..:: By: Ezra Akampa ::..
posted by: Ezra Akampa || posted on: 28 May 2015

In his room closed from the world

he sits eyes locked to a magazine

a prison that has grown around him

so strong he knows not how to leave.

He; little at sight yet heavy in mind

Denied his innocence, a right he lost

to a burdening sick habbit

that’s drained the light from his eyes

dragging him to a darkness of guilt

He is alone and will be tomorrow

For where he wonders no one walks;

broken, scared and confused he waits

in need of a friend, voice and a hope

and there HE speaks, so sweet

‘It’s alright my child am already there.’


Before the toilet mirror she stands

tears flowing down her young fair face

with her body coated in an earthquake

as her eyes open to her folded fist;

scared the test will read true her fears

fears she is to become a mother.,

he wants nothing to do with her now

and her guardian calls it the last stroll

 to the streets alone she has turned,

rejected, cast out and named unworthy;

Lost to the eyes of all those around her

tries to speak but all ears are shut to her

the world so crowded but she stands alone,

she stands between her past and tomorrow

broken, scared and confused she waits

in need of a friend, voice and a hope

and there HE speaks, so sweet

‘It’s alright my child am already there.’


By the fire place far apart in thought

they sit unsure of when it got to this,

as she still hears his words at the altar,

speaking of how the heavens to him she was

a love that was, that was meant to stay.

He too mystified by how it all changed

for he loved her and his words he meant

as she lit up his whole being

but he knows not how it all vanished

as little with time those heavens closed;

the spark she held in her eyes melted out

and there it was lost, strangers they became

broken, scared and confused they wait

in need of a friend, voice and a hope

and there HE speaks, so sweet

‘It’s alright my children am already there.’


How did I get to become my today?

What did I do wrong and when did I fall?

Questions rain in like swarms of bees

eating at the last of my flesh I have left

throwing me deeper into a lonely hiding

afraid of what I have lived become

and what they that see me will think

i run, hide I become a stranger to myself.

Lost from what I believed and knew as good

engraved to my face a tattoo of failure

as I can never become what I was taught

a shame, disgrace, humiliation to my family

that no one would even speak of me now

in need of a friend, voice and a hope

and there HE speaks, so sweet

I hear the LORD and he is so close.

I hear him speak to my ear saying to me

‘It’s alright my child am already there

And I hear you.’

..:: By: Caleb Tukahiirwa ::..
posted by: Caleb Tukahiirwa || posted on: 26 Sept. 2014

A Time Lapse Within Which To Make The Change Desired

A Lesson To Learn Yet Within A Only The Limited Time Available

A Deadline Fast Approaching

A Situation Undesirable If Goal Not Yet Achieved

A Window Of Opportunity Flashing Only For A While

Lasting For Only A Seemingly Brief

And Quickly Shortening Moment.


Dreams Once Only Dreamt Now Realised

Ideas Once Only Far Fetched Now Within Reach

But Only All Achievable Within A Window Of Opportunity

Opportunity Only Lasting For

A Quickly Shortening Moment.


Still Urged By Desire To Win

Moved By The Challenge Only Increasing

Pressing On With A Fantasy,

To A Dream But Still Believing In The Possibility

Trusting And Believing In The Great I AM

Pressing On To Maximised

The Opportunity While It Lasts

Knowing That The Opportunity Lasts

Within A Window Of Opportunity

To Be Optimised.

..:: By: Ezra Akampa ::..
posted by: Ezra Akampa || posted on: 19 August 2011

When I was a child, young and fragile.
I saw Jesus on my father's television
Believing his existence was easy.
And every time I went to bed,
I looked at his picture and talked to him.
I loved his pretty brown eyes.
I wanted to stay close to Jesus.

But now that I'm all grown up,
Everything I knew now seems different.
Complicated, full of fear and,
I don't understand any more.
Now no one knows how Jesus looks like!
And the Jesus I knew was behind cameras!
Believing is now so hard.

Sometimes I sat and read this bible.
Prayed very hard and hoped to grow.
But then I watch people die young
Even the ones like me that read and pray.
Its all confusing and overwhelming.
It makes me realise, not only was I a child,
But also naive and my faith was made stronger,

Today I sit and wish I could be a child again.
I believed in every prayer I made to God.
I was sure my wishes would come true.
But now the world has become cruel.
And faith seems like false hope
Yet it's the only thing I have to believe in.

..:: By: nanziri benah ::..
posted by: Ezra Akampa || posted on: 14 Jan. 2016

Sometimes you turn back pages of life and you wonder how you got to where you are right now?   How did all sorts of unexplainable things happen to you but all you can remember is giving in to do them.

Many people have learnt things the hard way; just because one piece does not fit the puzzle does not mean it’s the end of your life. At times you realize that there’s no better place you would rather be than where you are, even if it’s discomforting, because out there, people are going through worse situations!

Great people that have made it in life did not just build Rome in one day; it took years, months, and days to gather up the success they have attained. It’s not the time to regret past experiences but the time to re write your life according to the dreams that you have always had.

Despite the peaks and pits you have gone through, it’s not the end of the road.
For some it’s the beginning of turmoil and to others the start of an easy journey. Some have learnt that to be a better person is to act one! No one is going to notice your desperate situation and do a thing about it but one thing for sure is that you will notice and do something about it.  This life is not a realm of paradise to walk through, but it’s one with challenges that you ought to win over! Believe me you have probably had this talk before, over and over again, but nothing has changed, maybe you think this kind of talk is some mystery but it’s not.

People are going to rubbish all kinds of words to your opinions, ideas even at the times you have put a lot of effort and devoted a chunk of time to develop something great, well! Are you going to rush back to your bed and feel sorry for yourself or hit the club and drown yourself in alcohol?? Definitely this kind of world is not for people like that!! There has always been one perfect example and much as you might not want to hear it or read it, it’s that one person that had his life straight, Jesus Christ!!! 

Do not give up on yourself; keep trying till you get what you want. Otherwise you’re going to hate everything about life, you will blame it on the books, friends, parents, the government, the country yet in actual sense you stopped trying or even hesitated to beat the challenge!  Am just saying all this because we get exhausted of thinking of what to do without getting things started, but reminding yourself of the kind of life you want will surely get your brains working towards a greater calling otherwise your running out of time.


posted by: PRISCILLAR ALINDA || posted on: 13 Jan. 2014