Bro Churchill, Kneel Down
Why have you sworn to dispatch God's body to the different ends of the world when you're not a delivery agent? Why can you not allow us to be one? These days, we have even forgotten your name. If not for your Church which you remind us of at every opportunity, we would not have what to call you by now...
We Refuse to be “Mad” Like “Them”
Some people take Christians for fools when we are calm in some situations. I had an experience while travelling three days ago that reinforced this conclusion in me. For a brief moment that day, I regretted my lack of grasp of the Yoruba abuses I hear around me all the time.
My Dad Refused to Raise a Crybaby
One evening, I was doing my work as usual and heading to where my father was sitting when he spotted me from the middle of the room and roared. "Are you not ashamed of yourself, ehn Chioma? Your younger brother will beat you every time and you'll be crying? Will you go and beat your own back?!" Chai, My tears seized immediately as shame washed over me. The next day when the little demon found his way to my side, I bounced on him and dealt with him until he was the one doing the crying. The disrespect from his corner reduced from that day henceforth.
Sometime in My Future
Whenever they see one, they'll scream and run around like drunkards. One will try to force her small head through the window panes but it will stubbornly not let her through. So, she'll run to the balcony and climb the railings smiling into the sky. An action that will earn her a swat on her buttocks.
Took a pause last week to gather my head together. On one of such days, I was reading a Francine Rivers book, again, when I used my own hands to enter what I did not understand. If you follow her books, you'll know that she adds review questions at the end of each of them to help readers digest the message of the book. The last question of this particular book was: "do you believe everyone can be redeemed?"
Raw Food (a Poem)
Beloved, When my eyes set on you, I could not help but be struck. How does your kind exist?
Women Don’t Owe You Submission
Any simple chance they give you to speak to God's people, it is only, "Submit! Submit!' we will be hearing. Who told you the sisters don't know they are to submit? Who told you many are not already praying about it and taking careful steps on the topic? Brother, be careful with us this new year.
One is Enough
I, Chioma Jeremiah, speak to one as I would a million.
I Used to Have Head Lice
The other day, I was giving myself over to that pure pleasure that can only come from scratching an itch when I remembered again the days I shared my hair with a living creature and I got shivers down my spine.
Are You Sure About This Christianity Stuff?
Do you know that there is an estimated 10,000 religions in the world currently? Please, I want to know how you are sure you're in the right one. Uhm, Yes, I mean you.