LIFE FROM HINDSIGHT

So like most other Sundays, I went out on return visit and bible study. I followed an elder sister to check up on her students. I did enjoyed the way the elderly sister dealt with scriptural lessons putting to good use  Bible verses. That is normal considering her experience in the disciple making work. I learnt a lot from her. 

But this morning, I want to share one thing I learnt from one of our study sessions. The student was an elderly woman, she really likes the sessions a lot. She reads her book a lot in her leisure. Her husband used to be a clergy if not for old age. So in his own leisure time, he seems to think about his life in hindsight and sure he had a couple of regrets. Yesterday, he decided to share one with us. He said ” my greatest regret is that I was not able to convert my grandmother to Christianity before she died “. And from the way he was talking, the thing has really being bothering him so much  that he tells his wife that every time they had little discussions about life. My point ? I am not dwelling on the fact that maybe his regret is well founded or not, that is not my point. My point is that notice that the old man’s regret is not about what he did wrong but the things he failed to do. I have been hearing that one’s greatest regrets in life are not things wrongly done but right things not done due to one reason or the other. It may be fear, procrastination or even laziness.  It was not until yesterday I saw the truthfulness of that idea play out right in front of me.

So dear friend, what things do you want to do that you are not doing right now? What is holding you back? Is it fear? Is it the wrong thinking that there is still a whole lot of time ahead of you? Don’t be mistaken, just as the greatest regrets about life are not things done but desirable things not done, the greatest mistake you can ever make right now is thinking that you have time. You see, time waits for no one. Do the things you want to do now so that you cut down your regrets when looking at your life from hindsight.
Shallom.

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JAMB CUT-OFF..what about it ?

https://www.channelstv.com/?p=271873

The first time I saw the news about jamb cut-off being 120, I was so shocked as if I had stepped on a high tension naked wire. Hey that is a bit of an exaggeration but truth be told, I was really flabbergasted. No offence to our OP’s at nairaland though, if I had seen it over there, I would have thought it was some kind a joke by a faggot high on cheap drugs like a friend of mine would say.
Jamb cut-off as incredibly low as 120? Well in the eve of such ridiculous proclamation by Jamb, serious questions arise. Questions such as:

1. Is it part of the change we are to expect from this administration?

2. Could it be right for an examination body to conclude that a student who have scored less than 30% of the total score is worthy of admission?

3. Could it be the right approach to making tertiary education available to all? Even to the unfit ?

4. Someone said Jamb wants to give a fair chance to all, that a post jamb examination will now be conducted, how further inconsistent can the government be?

We want your take on all this. Your opinions matter.

BUHARI’S RETURN… a sublime lesson about education.

Yes, the long departed president of the country arrived from his 100 day medical sabbatical sometime ago and as expected, he decided to address the country in order to let the citizens of the country  know that he is aware of some critical issues the country is contending with.

While during his absence, the normal ASUU strike that comes as frequently as a natural occurrence as leap year ensued, the president of the country made no reference to it in his speech. No mention was made on such a matter as seemingly important as education in a speech meant to tackle important issues. Can you imagine?

So what is my point in all these? Although I am not trying to lay an accusing finger at the government of the nation, it is obvious that the tides of survival as changed. Even the country does not see education as the only means of survival, so why should you ? 

Students let’s get out there, learn a skill, get a trade, live a life of our dreams without necessarily depending on White collar Jobs which can only be gotten with secular education. The tides of survival has changed my friend.

Consider, this other reason, Jamb yesterday released their general cut-off to be 100. I could not believe it. 100 as how? Education that was formally accessible to those with  average scores such 180 and 200 can now be accessible to those we consider as former failures ( those that would score 100 from a Jamb examination ).

My friends, i guess it is high time we determined for ourselves what really translates to success on an individual level o!
*I was planning on a short article so most will connect the dots and come to a reasonable conclusion for themselves*

Monday Motivational Moment.

Thinking of going back to school? Move forward with confidence!

What if it is too hard?

I am going to push through.

What if it is too rough?

I am going to push through.

What if it is too tough? 

I am going to push through.

What if I am just too young ?

That is not true!

What if I am not good enough ?

That is not true!

Why ?

Because I can do anything I put my mind to.

I believe in myself  **chins up**

I believe in myself **head high**

Why?

Because I push through anything I put my mind to.

The bizarrest School Love Story I have ever seen!

​The next French President is 39 years old. 

But that is not the news. 
He is married to a 64 year-old, that is still not the news. 

His wife was his class teacher 24 years ago…not still the news. 

His then class teacher had a daughter who was his class-mate…everybody including his parents thought this teacher’s daughter was his girlfriend…nope they were wrong. 

He fell in love with his class teacher when he was 15…she was “happily married” with 3 kids…now the “happily married” is relative in this context. 

At 17, he promised to marry her. She was at the time 42 years. 

They got married in 2007 with our man now 30…well she was almost 55. 

Next month he is going to be sworn-in as the President of France 6 months to his 40th birthday while his lovely wife who has 3 adult kids and 7 grandchildren (her first child is two years older than her husband while her second child, the former classmate/sweetheart is the same age as him). 

His name is Emmanuel Macron (39) and he is the next President of France.