My first encounter with Mr. J was in junior high, called junior secondary school in my country. I was in JSS 2 (grade 8) and my school was test-running an after-school program at the time. Mr. J was to cover for our English teacher on the day of the said encounter.
You might have heard a pin drop when Mr. J walked into the classroom. He had on a look that appeared, to me, to be almost as menacing as it was mocking. He wiped down a desk and, after setting his books on it, turned to attack the chalkboard, wiping off everything that was written on it. Next, he wrote the course title and the topic for the day. Finally, he turned to face the class, introduced himself, and announced the topic loudly: “Effective Communication.” Continue reading “Mr. J will go to Heaven”
Two nights ago, I stumbled across some notes I took a few years ago while trying to follow a 21-day challenge by Pastor Kerry Shook. The first of the reference verses jumped at me as I read. My God. I had seen and read this verse many times before but it just became so real to me in a different way than I had always thought about it.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.
While there is a lot I am learning lately, this is the one lesson that stands out to me. It is one thing to know something, and another to understand what you know. Sometimes we can learn from the same experience over and over again. Our experiences help make and shape us. Looking forward is wonderful, but sometimes it is important to look in the rear mirror – not for regret, but for understanding.
Let’s face it: when you come to a crossroad, you will not always get the answers you want. And sometimes, you may realize that you’re really just looking for one reason to not go for what you want. Continue reading 100 things I just learned #6