OLD AGE TIME! REWARDS BOOM OR DOOM – CHOICE IS THE PRICE

By. Izobofolo’s blog

The youth, the elder and the aged are seasons of life that are irreversible!!! Inevitably programmed as fixed as heaven and hell, you cannot bribe or wish it away!

Laughter, actions and dreams are the few characteristics of youth aged; hesitancy, thoughtfulness, organization, handwork and decision-making are the hallmarks of the middle-aged; and indecision, caution, philosophizing and quietness are the betrayal signs of the old aged.

Old age regrets; “gone are the unrealized dreams, the laughter and impetuosity – they have given ways to indecision because of irredeemable mistakes of the past! The dreams are now shadows of the forgotten past, and the aged looks forward to a gloomy future! Phrases like; hopeless generation, useless and clueless generations are often heard from their dry lips.”

The aged don’t talk but groan as they watch the youth and middle-aged about to make the same stupid mistakes of the past, and realize with shock that nothing can be done to stop them!!

Alas! The vicious circle continues and everyone realizes the fact that life is a circle of life and death and they are inevitable!!

The good news is that Jesus broke the circle and made a way that the circle of life and death becomes a circle of life and life abundant!!! No matter your conditions, look up to God for redirection, comfort and life abundance.

If you care to know more about how Jesus broked the human life circle, ask me on; www.izobofolo.com.ng or theophilusizobofolo@gmail.com or 07068056521

God bless you.

Maranatha

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THE PERFUME FOR LOVE – THE NEATNESS OF A WOMAN

By: Ada Chinyere Cummings

A woman came to me and said, “my husband is cheating on me and it’s breaking my heart. What should I do?”

I responded; “If I were your husband, I’ll cheat on you very well. In shot, I’ll sleep out with my girlfriend most nights.”

She responded; “I thought you are a good woman, I didn’t know you are very wicked. God will punish…”

I interrupted her; “Hold it there before you complete whatever you want to say and curse yourself.” I’ll say whatever I wish to say to you, because you are just a wicked woman.”

She kept talking, I kept quiet for a while and allowed her pour out her anger and free her mind, knowing that the pain inside her was not really meant for me but for her husband.

As she was about walking out of my house, I said to her; “Do you know you have dirty body odour, I mean, the body odour that comes from being dirty, not the permanent one?”

“The neatness of a woman is the perfume for love.”

She paused just at the door of my house, looked back, with a face almost sober. I blinked and said. “You need to take care of yourself. You are on the fat side and need to take your bath at least 3 times a day if you can. Look at your side ears”

I gave her tissue paper to clean her ears and she was surprised at what she saw.

I then said to her; “if you were the man will you stay with a woman with this dirtiness?” You can see why you are not attractive to him at all…so that’s why your husband is looking elsewhere.

I admonished her to go home, take good care of herself, mostly the hidden parts and dress neatly…and then watch what will happen. I added saying “don’t expect a love miracle to happen, but gradually, everything will fall in place as time unfold. She should not forget to pray, it’s always a saving grace.

She responded saying; “Thank you so much, my sister. No one has spoken to me in such a manner. Thank You and may God bless you.” She left with a bright mind that reflected on her face.

“We should Always keep neatness very close to our heart.  Neatness is very important, we all should embrace it, most especially women. Advice them when they come to you” Yes, the approach matters, but it all depend on the individual.

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NIGERIA AND THE RESTRUCTURE DEBATE

By: Andy Akporugo Jr

NIGERIA AND THE RESTRUCTURE DEBATE

A few days ago, I disclosed here that I hoped we could all together look at the current rage of the issues of restructure, apparently from certain sections of the country, my framing of which earned me quick reprimand for its suggestion that the need for restructure was a foregone conclusion. My hope today, then is that we look here at the, for me, current uncertain demands of restructure and consider whether it is in fact an absolute imperative for good governance for each individual Nigerian, which in truth, ought to be the object of any type or system of government.

Perhaps the best place to begin this discourse is from the questions which should be settled one way or another, at the end of it:

1. Are the current demands for a ‘‘restructure’’ of Nigeria simply ones for the convening of yet another town hall meeting in which issues of the structure of governance of Nigeria will be determined? Is the decision of this meeting to be determined by majority vote, and if the perceived current majority do not agree with the terms of a proposed restructure, what happens?
And then, small but equally fundamental questions: Shall we first question the parametres by which attendees to these town halls are elected which tend to predetermine issues on account of primordial majority affiliations, even before they are engaged, and by what means? In any case, if restructure carries a minority vote, do we simply progress to yet another clamour for restructure or force it by some specific or yet indeterminate methods? OR,

2. Are the demands only, in fact, for the implementation of a specific structural design which has already been determined by resolution of the representatives of the Nigerian peoples whether regionally or nationally – for example, the leftovers from the report of the 1994/1995 Abacha Confab or the report of the 2005 Obasanjo National Political Reform Conference or the recommendations of Jonathan 2014 Confab? OR,

3. Is it a combination i.e. an implementation of the specific recommendations of earlier town halls, along with a continuation of the discussion? OR

4. On the other end, is the current structure adequate and in fact required for the dispensation of the best governance to the ordinary Nigerian wherever from, taking into cognisance the peculiarities of our “evolvement” and the prescriptions of our historical and relational experiences, advantages and handicaps?

5. Are matters of restructure better determined not by one ‘clean and jeck’ conference or event as the clamour now seems to demand, but by a creative relational engagement of the current constitution through for example the medium of legislative activity or of judicial review, away from the prescriptions of a forced even if skewed political reality which makes the concept of ‘majority’, itself questionable and tentatively unjust?

But first, perhaps some interesting facts/considerations:

i. Nigeria keeps the trophy of the country with the most constitutions ever! Is this evidence of repeated inequities which each time we are unable to remedy on account of some handicap, or of serial impatience, incompetence or even rascality?

ii. The phrase, ‘‘the mistake of 1914’’ is buzzword that testifies to the fact that the amalgamation was coerced by the colonialists, is not representative of the views of the people and is in deep need for remedy by a restructure that re-engages the question through true representatives, whether we should be together in the first place. But was the ‘mistake’ if ever there was one, not remedied by the nationalistic actions of the latter true representatives of the people [the ilk of Awo/Zik and Tafawa Balewa] who through repeated consensus at several constitutional conferences effectively ratified the oneness of Nigeria claimed by its amalgamation? Or was the “1914 mistake” eternally incapable of remedy except by us, today?

iii. Is the 1999 constitution wrong by itself simply because it was handed outside the resolve of the generality of the people i.e. away from ‘‘We the people’’ which it falsely claims are its makers or is it patently unjust simply by its provisions, such that even if we had in agreement enacted it, it would still not be right?

iv. If the 1999 constitution is wrong mainly by the absence of the consensus of the constituents of Nigeria, by what parametres then do the same people who make this claim, also demand a return to the 1963 constitution, seeing that it, as was the 1960 constitution was similarly made by a very few ‘sovereigns’, and at best by act of parliament, away from the people? Truly is the 1999 constitution any less autocratic than the 1960 or 1963 constitutions or is the 1963 constitution even anywhere as representative as the now much loathed, 1979 constitution?

v. The constitutional conferences of 1994/1995, 2005 and 2014 have perhaps been more representative of the people in the art of constitution making so far than that of 1963 by which the Constitution was simply enacted by the extant parliament, as would an ordinary law. Does it matter that none of the recommendations of these representatives constitutional conferences in fact deals with the matter of resource control in the same manner as the main agitators of restructure now seem to demand, or in particular, i.e that none of the constitutional conferences has recommended a return to the 1963 derivative formula of resource allocation or that in fact, the 2014 Confab chose to leave the matter, on account of being too technical for the Confab, for the Federal Government which it recommended to appoint a technical committee not by means of any notions of popular representation, for its advice?

vi. Does it matter now that many of the people now shouting a return to the 1963 derivation formula were, as repeated popular representatives of the people, members of the previous conferences which declined/failed to recommend it then, and in fact, conceded ownership and control of all mineral resources to the Federal Government – even as recent as 3 years ago?

vii. Did the 1963 constitution really bring justice to the people? Did it protect the people from widespread poverty, corruption, insecurity and bad governance – the very reasons which today provide, in the main, impetus for the current demands for restructure? Was it not really from it that we were baptised into a seeming eternal life of public officers cornering the people’s wealth? True Kaduna Nzeogwu, Emmanual Ifeajuna and their fellow travellers were impatient, blood-loving ‘supplanters’ of our constitution but when they claimed that the government was irredeemably corrupt were they also drunk? Did the ordinary citizen in any of the regions truly have a better deal than the current constitution ordinarily offers him?

viii. What is the existing structure of Nigeria, what is wrong with it by itself, and upon what substructural values is a judgement on it based – Are the considerations for example, based on the best interests of the individual Nigerian citizen or ethnic or regional groupings and why?

Questions; many, many questions, and yet more, as we consider the whole matter of restructuring and the imperatives before Nigeria!

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ORDINATION, MIRACLE AND PROPHECY: DOSE THESE MEASURE THE WORTH OF A GREAT MAN OF GOD? Part 1

 

Pastor. John Anthony

I weep for this generation and their carelessness towards God and everything spiritual…I weep! I weep for the unsaved who reject Jesus and those who have never heard about Jesus…I weep! I weep for the fathers who neglect their spiritual/physical responsibility for sons…I weep! I weep for pastors, believers who have never won a soul for Jesus…I weep! I weep for everyone who God has blessed so much but have never made themselves channels of blessings to the poor…I weep!

What’s the yardstick to measure a great man or woman of God; is it ordination, philanthropic gesture, miracle, prophecy etc?

We don’t use miracles and healing to measure a great man of god, Moses parted the red sea, Joshua commanded the sun to stand still and Elijah raised the dead, Elisha spoke to an iron axe to swim inside of a river.

We don’t use prophecy to measure a great man of god because Sooth Sayers gives better prophecy because Daniel interpreted dreams, prophet Isaiah, prophet Ezekiel, prophet Jeremiah etc. were better and major prophet.

We don’t use a man’s generosity, or the philanthropist of a man. How many people celebrates you? Abraham was a blessing to nations and job was a great blessing to everyone around him.

We don’t use crowd or cathedral because Prophet Moses had the biggest crowd of over 6million members.

Do you know that native doctors…perform miracles, perform signs and wonders, create negative manifestations, gives prophecy well. Native Doctors are no more in the bushes but in most assembly today in disguised, wolves in sheep clothing… soon Jesus will uncover them all because their time is up…

Jesus told us that john the Baptist was greater than the entire major and minor prophet in the Old Testament…

Matthew 11:11 KJV: Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

ESV:Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

NIV:Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

AMP:Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

 

 

HOME BASED BUSINESS IDEAS YOU CAN START WITH NO MONEY

By: Annie Pilon

You don’t need a ton of startup cash to get a successful business off the ground. There are plenty of home based business ideas that you can grow simply through bootstrapping. If you’re interested in starting your own business at home but don’t want to put a huge investment in up front, read on for a list of 50 home based business ideas you can start with no money.

Home Based Business Ideas You Can Start With No Money

1. Blogger: You can set up your own blog online for free using a platform like WordPress and then earn an income through ads, sponsored content or product sales.

2. Freelance Writer: You can also offer your writing services to other blogs or businesses on a freelance basis.

3. Ebook Author: Or you can write and publish your very own ebook to sell online. Some self publishing platforms require money up front, but others allow you to publish your work for free and then take a portion of the sales.

4. Affiliate Marketer: Affiliate programs let you earn an income through referring potential customers to specific websites. You can sign up for various affiliate programs and then share links on your blog, website or social media channels.

5. Social Media Influencer: If you use any social media sites, you can build up your influence over time and then offer your services to brands who are looking for influencers to promote their products or services.

6. Social Media Manager: You can also build a business by managing social media accounts for other businesses.

7. YouTube Personality: YouTube allows users to set up accounts for free. And with a computer, phone or other equipment that you probably already own, you can create and share your own video content and then earn a portion of ad shares.

8. Podcaster: There are also lots of free tools out there for setting up your own podcast online, which can then allow you to earn an income through advertisers.

9. Collectibles Seller: If you have any collectibles or popular products lying around your house, you can set up an account on eBay and make money through online auctions.

10. Used Book Seller: You can also sell some of your books on sites like eBay or Amazon and then use that money to fill your stock even more.

11. Recycled Handmade Seller: Etsy is another ecommerce platform that lets you sign up for free. And if you can get creative with some recyclable materials, you can even make some handmade products to sell without spending any cash.

12. Custom Illustrator: You can also get creative to offer custom products like illustrations, so you can actually get paid, at least partially, before even creating the finished product.

13: Errand Service: Though you may need to leave the house to perform some specific tasks, you can offer your services for things like laundry and shopping in exchange for a small fee.

14. Virtual Assistant: You can also start a B2B business where you handle various tasks for clients online as a virtual assistant.

15. Business Consultant: If you’re a business savvy entrepreneur already, you can start your own consulting business and simply communicate with you clients via email and Skype.

16. Life Coach: Likewise, you can offer life coaching services and communicate with your clients mainly online.

17. Graphic Designer: If you have a good eye for design, you can use some free cloud based tools to create basic graphics for clients.

18. Web Designer: Or you could offer web design services with the help of some free open source tools.

19. Tutor: You could also welcome clients to your home where you can tutor them in various subjects.

20. Personal Trainer: If you’re a fitness savvy entrepreneur, you can welcome clients to your home where you can instruct them in various exercises.

21. Yoga Instructor: You can also work with more students at once as a yoga or pilates instructor.

22. Dance Teacher: Or you can teach various dance styles in a home setting as well.

23. Music Coach: If you’re able to play an instrument or even just knowledgeable about vocals, you can offer your services as a music coach out of your home.

24. T-Shirt Designer: Sites like CafePress let you sign up for a free account, where you can create and upload your own designs to be printed on t-shirts and other products. And then you can simply earn money as those products sell.

25. Dog Walker: You can also offer dog walking services to pet owners around your home without having to spend any money out of your own pocket.

26. Dog Trainer: Or you can offer to train dogs for clients out of your home.

27. Child Care Provider: If you want to start your own childcare business, you can start a daycare out of your home.

28. Auto Detailer: You can also offer to wash and detail cars for customers who bring them to your home.

29. Tax Preparer: Financially minded entrepreneurs, you can use free tools to prepare tax forms for clients.

30. Bookkeeper: Or you can offer your services to businesses and individuals on a more ongoing basis as a bookkeeper.

31. Alteration Service Provider: If you’re skilled with a needle and thread, you can have clients send you garments that need altering.

32. Custom Embroiderer: Likewise, you can offer custom embroidery services to customers who want to personalize their clothing or other items.

33. Interior Designer: If you have an eye for design, you can offer interior design and planning services without a lot of upfront costs.

34. Stock Photographer: Most photography businesses require studio equipment or other potential expenses. But with just a camera and access to the internet, you can take photos and offer them for sale on stock photo websites.

35. Travel Booking Service Provider: You can also use any number of free travel sites to find great deals and help travelers book their trips in exchange for a fee.

36. Data Entry Provider: If you want to work with business clients, you can also easily offer data entry services without having to purchase any specialized equipment.

37. Translator: For those who understand more than one language, you can also offer translation services to clients.

38. Online Researcher: You can also build a business by offering online research services. And all you need is a computer and internet connection.

39. Ghost Writer: If you want to help authors or business owners that have commitments they can’t get to, you can offer your services as a ghost writer to provide them with content to publish.

40. Proofreader: Or you can offer simple proofreading services to authors, bloggers, students or others.

41. Editor: You can even get more in-depth and offer full editing services for writers or businesses.

42. Resume Writer: If you want to help job seekers succeed, you can offer your services as a resume writer or editor right from your home.

43. Online Magazine Publisher: With some free cloud based tools to start your own online magazine or newsletter.

44. Voice Artist: You can also use some free online tools to market yourself to different businesses and clients as a voice artist.

45. Vacation Rental Person: If you have a spare room in your home, you can use a free service like Airbnb, where you just pay a service fee for each reservation.

46. Baker: With some basic supplies and ingredients you likely already have at your home, you can sell baked goods online or to local bake shops.

47. Event Planner: For entrepreneurs who are extremely organized and detail oriented, you can build a business as an event planner who works with clients mainly out of a home office.

48. Online Event Promoter: You can also use free online tools like Facebook to promote events for clients online.

49. Scrap booker: With some basic craft supplies, you can make your own scrapbook layouts to sell online or even create custom pages for clients.

50. Online Tech Support: For tech savvy entrepreneurs, you can offer tech support services for a small fee to customers who contact you by phone or online.