While it is very easy to ‘passively’ forgive an offender, with a simple ‘I forgive you’, the challenge comes when you are reminded of their offence every time you see them. Or when you find it hard to get rid of that negative memory. Sometimes these recurring memories and feelings, make you question whether you have really forgiven them or not. So what do we do when we have forgiven but we still remember?
There are moments where the phrase “too blessed to be stressed” couldn’t be further from the truth for me. I’m not sure where the phrase came from, however, I do agree that it is appealing to the ear and the concept sounds good. But what do you do when the blessing from God is weighty? … Continue reading The tension between feeling blessed and stressed
The challenge with the saying 'surround yourself with like-minded people', is that we are usually attracted to people who think like us. Psychologists have shown that in varying contexts, people are attracted or drawn to those who look like them and think like them. For example, when employers are hiring for a job, they are more … Continue reading Say ‘no’ to like-minded people
When do you call on God? What are the things, situations or circumstances that move you to reach out to God - or to even acknowledge His existence and sovereignty? When I asked, most people via a twitter poll said that they are more likely to call on God 'if something bad happens' as opposed to when something good happens.
I have been nominated and selected as a finalist in the Young Achiever category of the ‘Women for Africa’ awards. It is safe to say that I was shocked and honoured by the nomination and I still don't know who nominated me *covers face*. Pleaseeeee can whoever nominated me make themselves known so that I can express my gratitude personally.
(Thank you Pastor Gina Elmes of Family Church, for this word) Discouragement is the loss of confidence or enthusiasm, feeling let down and disappointed even crushed. When we allow these feelings to settle in our heart we can begin to question God’s love and plan for us. Can we really trust Him? Am I alone … Continue reading Feeling Discouraged?
We are incredibly blessed as children of God. We have the privilege of resting in our Father's word and living in His peace in ALL things...including exams.
As a student of Psychology at the University of Surrey (I am now an Alumnus) and a Christian, the debates surrounding mental illness are unending between the two dichotomous yet unified concepts. I think what fuels the debate even more for me, is coming from a Nigerian background. I love my country, but we have … Continue reading Mental Illness: Demons or Dopamine? Psychological or Spiritual?
To all those who have come from a Single Parent Home. I hope you’ll be encouraged. A single parent home is not just a home where one parent is physically missing. It can in fact be a home that appears to be one unit on the outside, but has cracks and the characteristics of a … Continue reading Broken Home, Mind and Heart
A review of the day is below from BYA Ambassador Kanayo Dike-Oduah who is now a 2nd year Psychology student and teacher of Science. Read what she had to say - “ While most Londoners were preparing for the 2012 Olympic Ceremony, the BYA Ambassadors were busy being trained by prominent staff at Legal and General. … Continue reading BYA Training at Legal and General