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From the FD: Get a Tee, join the revolution

The Financial department is pleased to reintroduce the sales of the CMDA tees and sweatshirts, particularly in view of the upcoming Missions rural outreach beginning on the last week of August. The tees and sweatshirts would be the official look of the members during that period and any other official outing of the Chapter.
The prices for 1 of each are;
• T-shirt: N4,000
• Sweatshirt: N6,000

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DECEMBER BORN

Finally the last month of the year, we give glory to GOD for his mercies and blessings that endures forever…

To the celebrants of this month, CMDA wishes you happy birthday, we pray that the Almighty bless and sustain you richly in every of your endeavors, in line with the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we also pray that you shall be celebrated in fullness of joy, peace and love.

DECEMBER BABIES2

 

BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS

BASSEY CHRISTIE                   6

 

ADAMU IMOUHWE                6

AFOLABI ANNE ADUNOLA  7

IJEH   LUCKY              7

ROTIFA  SEUN            8

APATA MODUPE       10

MOSES EKEMINI       11

BECKLEY SUBOMI     12

EMEKA OKORO          13

AKINOLA OMOLAYO    15

OSUNTUYI  TIFEMI        15

OBIEKWE KENNEDY      18

AZOM ESTHER                 21

UDUERBOLO OMOYIE               21

BABALOLA ODUNAYO                22

ONUH GIFT OJUDUWENE          23

NWEDOZIE FUMNAENYA.O      23

ODUBIYI  OLUSOLAPE       24

ABEGUNDE TOLU                25

RAJI  TIMI                               25

OBI OKECHUKWU                27

OLUBODUN KEMI                 27

ADESOLA DAMILOLA          31

 

CMDA LOVES YOU AND WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO A BETTER 2018.

 

Episode 3 #NakedandUnafraid

Tonight’s episode will feature a case study.

Meet Dozie. Dozie is a wealthy business-man who believes in Jesus.
He happens to attend a church where five (5) different offerings are collected each Sunday service. He also gives his tithes regularly; 10 percent on the dot, no more no less. I mean, the pastor said he would be cursed by God if he didn’t. He’s heard various teachings about tithing being a thing of the law, that it didn’t apply to the new covenant. Still, he continues tithing to play safe.

One day he abruptly stops (giving tithes and offerings). He realizes that there is more than one way to give to God and decides that rather than continue to give his wealth to a church that appeared to be more concerned about a building project or some other “vain” project, that he’d give to an orphanage or a humanitarian organization and help the needy instead. As far as giving to a church is concerned, Dozie has reached his end.

  • Has Dozie made the right decision?
    YES or NO. Give reasons for your answer (with scriptural backings if possible)
  • What’s your position on tithing?

Please let us know in the comment section below.

Remember the rules of the game,

  1. All comments should relate directly to the subject matter.

  2. No comment should be directed against any individual.

  3. Every individual’s point of view should be respected.

  4. Offenders of the above set rules should be ignored so as to keep the flow of discourse.

The Illusion of ‘Self’

Dependence refers to the reliance on something or someone. This is a concept that is becoming increasingly obsolete in our society today. In our “me” centered society we have grown to adopt the belief that an inability to exert full autonomy implies weakness and immaturity. Perhaps the society is right. I mean, we’ve all had those moments when we’ve wished we didn’t have to depend on our parents for money, shelter, or even our education. However, while we’re all getting caught up in the struggle for independence amongst each other, there’s a need to remind ourselves who the actual only sovereign, only autonomous, only independent being in this world is; the only individual who can boast of Himself as the “I am”. I believe you know who I refer to. A problem ensues when we involve Him in our obsession for independence, when we attempt to be independent from Him.

This problem is what I refer to as the ‘illusion of self’ or simply, ‘self’. I refer to ‘self’ as an illusion because in reality, there is no “us” without “Him”, just like there is no branch without the vine. It will therefore make no sense for such a branch to boast of an identity of its own. It probably is the worst kind of idolatry to ever be practiced. Man shifts his focus from God to an idol that his himself. Rather than be dependent on God, man depends on himself. Remember that the reason God hates idolatry is because it challenges his sovereignty by attempting to create a substitute for Him.

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Episode 2 #NakedandUnafraid

We live in a society predominated by dogmatic views about sexuality. Based on gender, society expects you to behave a certain way and be attracted to certain things or certain people. This makes it quite easy for society to judge a matter as “black” or “white” and proffer the perfect solution. This brings us to our question:

As a parent, your daughter returns home from school one day and tells you that she is in love with another girl. How would you confront the situation?

We would love to know how exactly you would handle the news: How would you react? Would you support her preferences or discourage the relationship? What exactly would you say to her?

Remember the rules of the game,

  1. All comments should relate directly to the subject matter.

  2. No comment should be directed against any individual.

  3. Every individual’s point of view should be respected.

  4. Offenders of the above set rules should be ignored so as to keep the flow of discourse.

How are You? (By Raji Richard)

“How are you?”
“I’m okay”
A while back, this would’ve been a lie everyone got told.
At peace with my spirit, body and soul? No

I was in private, trying to conquer my fear of death
So whenever I felt ready, I’d go.
Every morning, hold my breath;
Dip myself, cold in the bath.
Until, I Watched Life step out, he got ready to bounce.
And I’m like
“Hold up, wait!
This is suicide
And I’m not ready to die… Come back!”

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I live with the enemy; He’s Me.

“War, huh, yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing”

Edwin Starr, War.

While you (reader of this article) may agree very strongly with Edwin Starr’s lyrics, I will be upfront about my slight dissent from this view. At this very moment, my reluctant fingers and agog computer keyboard will attest to the difficulty in converting my thoughts into words, not because that which I type is false, but because certain truths are not easy to tell. Regardless, my truth:

I have done something dire and they know it.

“He should’ve used his head!”, they whisper.

But what happens when his head is his enemy

And his mind, the culprit?

The puppet continues to wield its own strings,

Caging its master in the delusion of his autonomy.

In reality, his mind isn’t his,

Not now, not yet.

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Walk With Me

Take a walk with me
To a lonesome place
A place you dread to go
A place you never go

Take a walk with me
To a place you fear
A fear to be hurt
A fear to hurt others

Take a walk with me
To a sacred place
A walk of truth
A walk to truth

Take a walk with me
To that gloomy place
I’ll be your light
I’ll be your guide

Take a walk with me
A walk that heals
Therapy to your spirit
Remedy to your mind

Take a walk with me
A walk that exonerates
We’ll come out freer
We’ll come out stronger

“…maybe I’ll just drop out of school and go and marry a rich man”-Eki Wari

For the first time, the Editorial Family made a unanimous decision on who to be interviewed. It was the beautiful Eki! Why is Eki this special? Find out from this interview.

It was yet another time to be in your best Queen’s English behavior. A few exchange of pleasantries set the tone for what would be a beautiful interview. (Interview was conducted by Ose and Tope). Here we go:

Can you please tell us a little about yourself and your family, starting from your full name?

My full name is… It’s really long, and most people don’t get it, but my full name is AYIBADIEPREYEKUROEKIYA WARI (laughs). It is 23 letters long and the only place it is written officially is my birth certificate. I am called Eki in every other place.

I am the second of two children in a monogamous setting (laughs). My dad is a doctor and my mum works with the government, my sister is also a doctor who is married to a doctor. I live in Port Harcourt.

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Episode 1 #NakedandUnafraid

Most of us are in search of that special someone who can turn our dark days into rainbows and sunshine. We are often told that there’s someone that we are destined to be with and that the benefits of such a relationship are apocryphal. This brings us to our question:

Is there only one person in the world that God has destined for you to marry or are there more than one?

Remember the rules of the game,

  1. All comments should relate directly to the subject matter.

  2. No comment should be directed against any individual.

  3. Every individual’s point of view should be respected.

  4. Offenders of the above set rules should be ignored so as to keep the flow of discourse.