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After a Christian has accepted the gift of salvation through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and as he or she grows and matures in the Lord (continuing sanctification), there will be some changes in how he or she thinks. As a Christian, we find that our hearts (soul) grows more and more in agreement with God and His law (which is spiritual), but our flesh will still want to go the way of the world. All true born-again Christians have a split personality, so to speak. And even when you work not to sin (you don’t work to stay saved), sin still happens along your path of Christian growth. Paul sums it up quite well in Romans 7:21-25 KJV. This submenu is a compendium of profound, intense essays that are concerned about our heart’s knowledge about God’s love which grows in our Christian walk. They are tailored to aid understanding from the heart, the effects of sin and lawlessness on ourselves and others.

Routines characterise my mornings; early morning squeals, bargaining, tears, tantrums, the rush to get the entire family’s day going, and the million and one things I need to remember and do before I dash to catch my bus. Every morning, I am running out of the house in a mad dash so that I can take …

I remember the first time I travelled to my village without my parents. I must have been in primary school and my dearest grandmother of blessed memory insisted my parents brought me over for the weekend. Village life truly intrigued me. I loved the simplicity of communal living and how content everyone seemed to be. …

My heart has been a little sad. Many tragedies have happened this past few weeks. So many families are broken and in despair, and my heart aches for them and I pray that God would comfort them in a way only He can. But something else has made me really sad; something that should not …

I was jolted back to reality as the train came to its final stop, which was my destination. The icy wind blowing against my face overwhelmed my sleepy eyes, and my feet went from walking to running to ward off the cold as I embarked on my twenty minutes’ walk to work. January was such …

My husband and I started 2018 hopeful and full of high expectations. This was going to be “the year.” We had a clear picture in our minds of the specific things we wanted to see, and we had no doubt that God was going to do it. Fast forward to December 2018, and a completely …

March 2018. It takes seconds literally for the course of your life to be altered. I mean seconds; one phone call, letter, knock on the day, you name it. I remember going to the health centre for a check-up and within minutes of being there, I was referred to the emergency department. My year was …

The wait was the hardest part. Each passing day brought with it a certain kind of dread. What would the outcome be? What would be our fate? All sorts of scenarios played out in my mind, and time seemed to have come to a halt. It was a nerve-wracking wait. I would catch myself staring …

What do you do when you have exhausted all options humanly possible and when it feels like you have hit a brick wall and there is no way to surmount it? What do you do when you just don’t know what to do? This past week, I have literally felt this way. I have worried …

I have so many fond memories of growing up and lately it has been the little things that have left me feeling nostalgic. Let’s attribute it to missing my native home. So, when I found some bunches of broom at my local African shop a year ago, it triggered a whole range of emotions. I …

By Martina Oboh  I have always been fascinated by colours and how one shade transits into another. White becomes cream, eggshell, ivory, Navajo white, vanilla then onyx, black olive, charcoal grey, jet and eventually black. White is, of course, the lightest possible colour and black is the darkest. Every other colour hovers between these two …