Better Late Than Never – 2014 Review of StrivingNigerianMom

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As the year 2014 was drawing to a Close, StrivingNigerianMom started, and the first post on this Blog ‘Will The Real Moms Please Stand Up?‘ was Published exactly two months ago on November 14, 2014. As short as our blogging journey has been, I must confess it’s been great! And this is thanks to everyone who has viewed this blog, read the posts, liked them, commented on them, taken our advice, shared the posts… So, […]

My Home, My Kids, My Responsibility

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I interact a lot with young people, especially in church on a regular basis. I also have school aged children that are mine. I have found it very interesting when I hear parents complain about how the church is not influencing their children enough to do the right things. I saw an infograph on social media a few days ago and it triggered in me the need to finish this post [I had started writing […]

#SNMomsPray Friday – I am Spreading Out

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“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” – Isaiah 54:2-3   Thank You Lord for Your word to me today. Thank You for being mindful of me. I am so grateful because I am convinced more than ever […]

#MomsPray Friday

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“May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.” – Psalm 144:12 And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel. – Luke 1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. – Luke 2:40 Jesus grew in […]

#MomsPray Friday

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Thank God for the end of another work week. It’s Friday and it’s time to pray! Do you often feel like there’s more to this our present way of life? Do you sometimes feel like your life should count for more? Living the abundant life is more than driving the latest car or wearing the latest designer clothes. It’s been kingdom minded, bearing an unquenchable thirst and passion for God’s kingdom. If you are ready for […]

#Monday Motivation

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Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’ “Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the command of the Lord your God; “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, […]

#Inspired Series #6

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Our #Inspired Series for today has been birthed out of the things I have experienced in the last few days. As usual, I share my thoughts and #LifeLessons with you with the hope that you will be encouraged, admonished and possibly moved to action in certain areas of your life. Today’s post will revolve around Speaking Up. In pondering on this, I have come to realize a profound truth. There are always voices around us […]

Sexual Abuse, Harassment and Molestation – What's Your Stand?

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I was just thinking about the series I wrote on Abuse a while back and especially the one on sexual abuse. And as I do sometimes, I was reading over those posts again. And I thought to myself, how are you supposed to report something if you don’t even understand what the thing looks like? In Nigeria here, I challenge you to take a survey about cases of sexual harassment, abuse or molestation. You’re likely […]

#MondayMotivation

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A Brand New Week is here again! I wrote a short poem a few days ago about Leaving the storms of life on the outside. I was going to write an article at that time, but for some reason, as soon as I sat to do that, a poem flowed out instead. I started writing that post about a month ago, but I left it in the draft with only the title written. [See Leave […]

Welcome To March!

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I was just pondering on the past two months of this year. As I sit pondering on what the next month is going to be like, I just wanted a word from God. Anytime I ask God for a word and He answers like He’s been waiting for me to ask, it’s always a word I will not forget in a hurry! So, here goes God’s word for us for Striving Nigerian Mom for the […]

Can I Please Have Some 'Me' Time?

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I don’t know if you had some friends that would always move around with a book when you were growing up? I was one of those kind of friends. Even at parties, I was sure to always have a book to read in my bag.  And it wasn’t until I was older that I realized that I just did that to avoid conversations with people. I’d rather read than speak with people. A lot of […]

Parenting With Grace

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“Why do I need to keep telling you the same thing everyday?” I asked, sounding quite miffed. The answer came swiftly: “Why Do I Need to Keep Telling You Things too?” All the frustration drained out of me, leaving me feeling sheepish. That was God asking me the exact same question I was asking my kids. Why do we expect that God’s Grace will be available to us when we aren’t willing to extend the […]

"Making The Most of 2016" – Vlog

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It’s not enough to have good desires or intentions for this new year. We already are halfway into February! If you haven’t started to run with your goals, there’s no better time than Today to begin. Check Out These few Tips I put together on this Tips video for making the best of the rest of the Year. [Background Music: I Know Who I am By Sinach] It’s Never Too Late To Start! All The […]