So many things on my mind…


I have so many shouts outs to give to loved ones but I am weary of social media and its sometimes lack of authenticity.

A dear childhood friend released her magazine today. Her mom was in the media if I am not mistaken so she was my idea of a mother & wife who works also. I am really excited about her magazine so if you’re driving back from lunch or having dinner and you see it, do collect and keep. It is excellent. Francesca does write good. She is a sister and the epitome of today’s woman. Loves God. Loves people. She’s passionate about a family and a career and most importantly wants to live a purposeful life and make a difference. I am proud of her.

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I keep pictures. Beautiful pictures. I’m partial to beauty and anything that reflects His glory. I’m not a foodie but I would not mind eating this. It kooks like shrimp, egg and fruits. It looks sumptuous even though I would be filled just gazing at it all day.

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By now registration is probably full. Joy Bewaji whom I share a secondary school with, author and TV personality will be speaking at the Writers Fair this Saturday. Look out for the feedback on what happened at the Writers Fair next week. Subscribe for a newsletter at http://www.connectnigeria.com

Here’s her latest book. I have not read it yet but I am looking out for it.

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So that is it for today. Did I mention xenophobia? No and I won’t. My other blog will take the brunt of my emotions, burdens and prayers.

Have fun this weekend.

Renewing your mind…


I’m having a terrific Saturday
Just hanging out.

Life can be different for all kinds of people
Difficult for some
Seeming easy for that.

Just know that no matter how deep the pit
Or how dark the horizon is
The light of God’sword will shine through

It is important to know how much God loves you
After you do know, it is your responsibility to tell someone else

The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

That grace is always available
If God brings someone to you, and you know the Lord
You are to let others know about that grace

Any little fellowship, two to ten people is a place where someone can get free.
Always pray for others
That God will reach them and redeem them through your little prayer

God loves personally and the world needs to know

One of the lessons we should teach new believers is how to renew their mind.

Pray always.

There is power in connecting with God daily
In speaking with the king of kings daily

Learning…
A lot

Just a random post.

Faith and other things…


Faith abi!

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I remember mouthing off on Facebook and someone said, Tessa, do a faith series.

 My heart fell inside my chest lol! I said, no. This is not my direction. I just want to live my life and just do the random thing. Live a life in the media, just not in front of the camera if I can help it. Live a good Christian life that pleases God, not just one that gets me in conflict with the body of believers. I use that word loosely cos church life is not easy for me. I love to avoid responsibility because there’s always more. You can’t set the limit. Live a life that is meaningful; just not have to deal with people and their nosiness and their idiosyncrasies and their flesh. You know sometimes I just want to be and my mom won’t let me be, my sisters won’t let me be, my family oooooohhh ughhhhr How I love them, How they get on my nerves cos I can’t set the limits.

 For me, faith doesn’t have a definition. Faith was God telling me ‘I am’ and I was like, ‘so what, you’re late, don’t bug me’. Three months later I was saved. What was faith after that? Faith was spending time with God, speaking to Him, worshipping, running from my fears and finding the one who had the answers. I remember being sarcastic and unbelieving even in my unbelieving. I remember the Holy Ghost waking me up to pray (I’m so lazy now, that has to change) giving me words to say not just tongues but real words, giving me scripture that I had never read before. My first bible was a teen study bible, I read it cover to cover (as did most of my friends) it was just so interesting and it answered so many questions in my language it seemed.

 

After college faith was getting to NYSC and coming back, the Holy Ghost has a way of sending people. He cushioned me to and fro and made arrangements I knew nothing about for me to be taken care of from accommodation to feeding to friends to church to leisure (I played volley ball during my NYSC year, I was one of the best in the team). Faith was having fun working for the first time in my life and still I met God’s servants in far away Ondo, forever advising. By now I had learned to just say, ‘Thank you sir or thank you ma, amen’.

 

After service faith was doing the right thing as usual even though I wasn’t sure why, I mean few people do the right thing anyway but oh well, my nudging says, right direction.

Faith was having dreams, not many people trust them, but what the heck make your choice, I will make mine. Faith is having dreams; I still have them, and following instructions. Why because if I didn’t follow instructions, would I follow my head?

 

Faith is following the step by step process God has laid down if you follow the last step. Last step? Do I skip some steps? More like stumble on some if I am not spiritually alert? Am I spiritually alert? Am I jumbled up? Am I weak?

 Child Like Faith

I don’t judge after the hearing of my eyes or the seeing of my eyes. I am on the right track. My words matter so darn much because my words are my faith. I may not always be conscious of what I am saying but my internal compass works just fine. The inward witness, hmmm hmmm, na you biko, you are Lord. Who can take Your place? There is none besides thee and none to be compared with thee.

The Holy Ghost is the greatest teacher

What is faith?

 It is not the self righteousness I sometimes feel, it is the righteousness of God and the confidence that comes with knowing I have it.

 Back to work, on Wednesday I should write something more

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Africa’s Biggest e-Business Fair to Hold Feb 21st, 2015


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Connect Nigeria is pleased to announce that its second annual e-Business Fair will hold on February 21st 2015 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The events starts at 9am. In 2013, over 2,000 people turned up for the e-Business Fair and learnt about e-Business as well as necessary skills they needed to develop in order to take their businesses to the next level. With this year’s theme being ‘e-Business and The Growth of Your Enterprise’, it is anticipated to be Africa’s biggest e- Business Fair.Union Bank, MasterCard, Etisalat, Microsoft, Google are among the sponsors as well as FirstMonie, Skye Bank, Heritage Bank, JMG, Terragon Group, and Leatherworld. Some representatives from each organisation will be speaking on the day. Media partners include Nigeria info 99.3Fm, Bellanaija.com, IN3K8 Media and proshare, webTV. Speakers also include representatives from Tranzit.ng, Hotels.ng, Jovago, Supermart.ng and many others. There will be raffle draws, and prizes such as ipads, laptops, and other useful gadgets to help and support businesses will be distributed. Last year, several lucky attendees won various tech-related prizes and this year promises many more. Expecting over 5000 businesses and visitors this year, Connect Nigeria assures you that this is an event that you don’t want to miss.

Don’t miss out on #Africasbiggestsmeevent.

Registration is free and can be done at http://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair.

See more here.

Also please join Connect Nigeria for the weekly tweet chats that gives an inkling to the guests at the Business Fair. The handle is @connectnigeria.

A blogger’s post inspired me… #Impressed #20ThingsEvenIdidnotknow


Who am I? I know. But there were times I wasn’t sure…It is another ‘blog tag’ time on here. Okay! Let me gush about something. The past few months have been amazing, I have to say. I have met lovely bloggers, read their write ups, seen their hand works and I have learnt from them as well. Who said blogging can’t be fun? Apart from sharing thoughts on the blog, these connections have been astonishing. Let me also confess that, I have stalked some bloggers that I have not reached out to yet, with time, I will reach out. I just want to make sure that I am managing my present connections well, before adding on. It is necessary! 

I can’t remember who nominated me but I briefly remember Mayowa Ogundele nominating me. I did that one. It is the one that Chinonmso Precious did that I did not respond so that is what I am doing now. Thank you Chinonmso Precious.

Choose 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly:

This is very difficult. Do I know 15 bloggers. Kind of. Just don’t want to mention some and then have enemies in the ones that I did not mention.

Let me try to mention the 20 things:

1. I can’t stand mockery. I grew up hating nastiness, rudeness, anything that shows that one was not trained properly. I had to learn tact though.

2. I hate insincerity of any kind. I would rather stay silent than make empty talk. People that don’t know me think I am quiet and people that know me think I am talkative.

3. I am a very loyal friend. I can do anything for friend or family. To qualify as friend of family takes longer than a year.

4. I forgive betrayal but once you are forgiven, access is withdrawn. If you must have access to me, you must understand that it is a privilege that should be valued. I know who I am.

5. I am that girl that never had to join any clubs. Still don’t join clubs. Classic loner, gifted, talented world changer. I am aware of the gifting God has put in me and I am grateful for it.

6. I don’t eat the foods of people I consider insincere. Eating food is special to me, I don’t like or trust you and I would rather die than put your food in my mouth.

7. If I fight with a friend, I wipe out every trace of your existence from my domain. I can only hold unto your property if you have a special place in my heart.

8. I hate eba, hate beans, can manage rice and stew. I love fried fish, fried chicken, hate boiled fish (throw up), like chicken (fried) and chips.

9. I love Egusi and Okro only. All other soups are eaten only because of my really great adaptation skills.

10. Born again, spirit filled and alive to God. No matter what anyone thinks I know who I am. Fought tooth and nail to guard every single thing I believe, will never let go of it no matter what. My close friends have experienced this trait.

11. Stubborn faith. Tenacious hope. I choose love by force and choice. I will work in love because the Holy Ghost has put love in me.

12. Love my dad (God help him), love my mom (God break her strongholds), love my siblings, we grew up with the idea of all or nothing, we don’t belong in this world, honestly. We are too good and too sincere. I am not having it any other way. God give us wisdom to walk circumspectly.

13. I dream dreams like Joseph. Yes, I am aware others have their beliefs based on their experiences. Joseph is my role model and I choose to meditate on him than on other people’s bad experiences. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.

Scripture backing: In the last days, I will pour out all my spirit upon all flesh and my… (Look for it in Joel)

14. I love my job. Love my field. Love my career. Believe that God is creating opportunities for me to thrive in it greatly. My address is http://www.imagineitincorporatedng.com

15. I hate swimming. I don’t ever intend to learn. I don’t like water either.

16. I don’t know how to ride a bicycle.

17. I don’t look at the world as one big great wonder that I have to explore and conquer but by God’s grace, I want that back. I don’t want clipped wings. I want to soar.

18. I don’t always know what I will do until that moment comes. I think impulsively a lot but I put a tamper on it so that I can think things through first.

19. I don’t do B.S. The Holy Spirit just knows how to calm me down sha!

20. I decided not to insult people but when people are so freaking stupid, I study them analytically, put them under my very own internal microscope, dissect them until I can see every flaw in them then systematically inform them of ever flaw in them but in a quiet calm voice; very honest voice.

One of the first scriptures I learned is a soft answer turns away wrath. No matter how quiet my voice is though, you will be full of wrath when I am done.

Is there anything else?

I am full of the Spirit most of the time, you don’t want to see me in the flesh. I am hardly in the flesh. I like to believe that I walk in the Spirit all the time but once in a while, I lose my temper and then people come in contact with the lion of the tribe of Judah in me, no that’s not true, they come in touch with the son of man; with the flesh.

By God’s grace though I am usually in the Spirit and my tongue is tamed. But when I am not…you don’t want to come in contact with me.

It is usually refreshing to come across with someone who walks in the Spirit also, they don’t rub you the wrong way so much but the truth is that the nasty, mean and crooked of mind, they are the one that the Holy Ghost can use to teach you Galatians 5:21-23

Cheers

Thank you so much Chinonmso, it has been a while since I spoke so freely

21. I don’t waste words. If someone is trying to practice guile on me, I usually say nothing. Why bother when I know what you are doing. I can fathom your intentions why help you with the small talk you want to use to arrive at an already set goal. Just keep talking, the floor is yours.

There’s a business fair happening tomorrow. It promises to be fruitful and edifying. I will be learning so much. Did I tell you that I am a learning freak and I learn very fast even though I will not say anything about it. Register for the fair at http://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair

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2014 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I am looking at my reports for last year and wondering what targets to set for this year for my blog.

I had 5 top referring sites

What does it take to keep my blog fam happy?

I need your help people and thank you Ohlumayowa. She is @ohlumayowa on twitter. Do me a favor and go see what she is up to

You could join her charity if you please. They have hearts of gold.

Answers are welcome.

Happy New Month: Surprise Inside!


Happy New month!

This is the love month and the election month

Vote and also walk in love

(Galatians 5:22-24)

Have you seen Lekki Wives?

I want to

Yay! I am blogging from my mobile phobe


It’s going to be a great month
I am expecting advancement on all sides for me and all connected to me.
I am blessed and flourishing even in famine because I am connected to the Most High.
Everything my hands touch prospers.
I speak divine judgment on my adversaries in Jesus name, amen.

Spiritual authority is not rocket science.
Spiritual authority is simply talking because you know that God loves you, is for you and is backing you.

Faith causes you to exercise authority
I never struggle to have faith because I am secure in God’s love.

This month of February is a blessed month. In all the days of the month, opportunities and people are gathering to bless me and favour me. Every where I go, I am favoured. I find favour in the sight of kings and princes.

I am living by faith daily. I cannot be stopped because no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. Every tongue that rises against me, I condemn and decree divine judgement on all of such in Jesus name, amen.

I am blessed and highly favoured and my steps are ordered by God. I have direction and instruction from the Most High.

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Awesome February!
Happy New Month.

Yay! I am blogging from my mobile phobe


It’s going to be a great month
I am expecting advancement on all sides for me and all connected to me.
I am blessed and flourishing even in famine because I am connected to the Most High.
Everything my hands touch prospers.
I speak divine judgment on my adversaries in Jesus name, amen.

Spiritual authority is not rocket science.
Spiritual authority is simply talking because you know that God loves you, is for you and is backing you.

Faith causes you to exercise authority
I never struggle to have faith because I am secure in God’s love.

This month of February is a blessed month. In all the days of the month, opportunities and people are gathering to bless me and favour me. Every where I go, I am favoured. I find favour in the sight of kings and princes.

I am living by faith daily. I cannot be stopped because no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper. Every tongue that rises against me, I condemn and decree divine judgement on all of such in Jesus name, amen.

I am blessed and highly favoured and my steps are ordered by God. I have direction and instruction from the Most High.

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Awesome February!
Happy New Month.

HOW I MISUNDERSTOOD SOMEONE WHO IS DOING SOME GOOD ON TWITTER


It is that time of the year!

dance, sing, laugh, hang out with friends Yes. but it is also the time when you give back.

Most people know me as a social media enthusiast, I call myself a social media manager and I am pretty good at it. All you need to do is tell me what you want and I will get it done as long as the resources are made available so it was one of those days, actually yesterday and I was scanning through twitter (One of the smartest things a social media enthusiast/manager should master is social listening; simply put, what is everyone talking about?) So I saw this tweet here.

https://twitter.com/dustbinestate

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I immediately jumped into ‘voltron’ mode to defend honest Nigerians honour. I always want to proof that we are not all into the corruption thing so I began defending her honour blindly.

See here:

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I was just wondering aloud why anyone would want to seat in the middle of dustbin to promise to give people bag of rice. Lo and behold, some lady that CNN.com honored recently jumped in and gave the woman a compliment. I was like ‘reverse’ read that again.

Read the CNN.com post here.

I know a lot of honest Nigerians doing great things, I used to work for a magazine company five years ago and I interviewed her and she’s really amazing. So I was like, see what politics does to our people. Then I went back to read the tweet. She’s asking for people to donate bags of rice/garri so that she can feed the people who can’t afford to. This is a good cause. I instantly started making amends. See her twitter account here.

So here’s the website.

Some other Nigerians are giving clothes to the northern children who are refugees in Nigeria. Her name is Hajara Pitan. I don’t have much money to give so I volunteered my time and talent. I am bringing the information so that as you plan all your Yankee/Jand trips, outings, comedies, dramas and parties you will be going to, add this one. They need clothes to transport to the north. You can reach her through this blog or her Facebook account, just send an inbox or add a comment (Please all clothes must be in good condition, use ya church mind). There’s even a giveaway going on, what can I say? December is the month of all-round, widespread generosity.

I have another fellow blogger who does a food drive. They give out cooked food and raw food and vegetable oil just to make life better for the ordinary man on the street. You can give here too. Her name is Ohlumayowa and she’s an OAP. Check her for her blog or Facebook account or her twitter account.

Please give to the building of your church. I do that a lot. You can also give to the building of my church. God recognizes those things.

If you want to give to the building of my church (we are giving currently) email me at tessadoghor@gmail.com. I am not collecting cash o, I am sending you the account number. After you are done, you can email me the scanned teller so that I can submit it and the church will pray for you. More importantly though God will recognize your giving. I bear witness that God sees and speaks. It is not by force o, it is by choice so that you give cheerfully and get the rewards attached.

This is what Christmas is about! This is the kind of Christmas I love where you have been so blessed that you just want others blessed. Keep your heart open jare and your soul fed, there is a satisfaction that comes from doing the word.

“When I was hungry, you fed me…”

“If you give in the name of a prophet, you get a prophet’s reward…

And if you are not a Christian, you can still give out of the kindness of your heart, Cornelius giving got him noticed by God and God sent one of His sons to Him and they received the Holy Ghost and you can never go wrong giving. But please check your motives, it is not sara (juju things), we are giving because we are blessed by God and that is why we ‘have’ to give.

If you are still thinking of being an entrepreneur and you don’t now the first thing about it, let me give you a little push. Visit this site and start learning everything you need to know to become a successful business person.

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