Monday, December 26, 2011

He Who Began A Good Work

The story of the Shunammite woman whose son was restored to life speaks about the God you serve. You can find the full story at 2 Kings 4:8-37. The hospitality of the woman had been rewarded with a son – the deep, secret desire of her heart. Some years later, her son falls sick and dies. Consider for a moment how she could have felt. She could have said, “God why did you give me this child, make me feel joy for a fleeting moment, and leave me in great pain and sorrow?” Or it would be understandable if she said, “God you should have left me barren for the loss of a child is more painful than being named barren.” But no, she did not waste time on negative on HERE...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Matchmakers website is not working the way I want it to and it is not motivating me to write...then I remembered old faithful blogger. Let me share the latest post here and maybe plan to go back to blogger :-)

Machmaking- most of us do it without knowing. As I mused over a recent matchmaking that was making me excited, I was made to imagine what could have been going on in Naomi’s mind when she advised Ruth. She knew Boaz was a close relative (Ruth 2:20b) and a kinsman-redeemer. The idea of a kinsman redeemer in Old Testament times was to help someone in poverty who was unable to redeem their inheritance and redeem his relatives from slavery. The kinsman redeemer could also preserve the family line of a deceased male relative by marrying his widow and providing an heir (Deut. 25:5-6).

I am thinking that Naomi would have been wishing for Ruth to be compensated for her loyalty. I am sure Naomi would have observed a few things during the 2 months Ruth spent gleaning Boaz’s field. I can imagine that every day Ruth returned from the field, she would have told Naomi something about how well she was treated or the kind of favor she received from Boaz. I am sure Naomi would have desired the best for Ruth, and would have put in some effort to see the relationship between Boaz and Ruth take another level.
Read more HERE

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Fortune Teller

It was my turn. As I entered the tent that night and shut the world behind me, I faced with great expectations the fortuneteller on whom I had placed all my hope. My problems were getting the better of me. Whatever she said was going to determine my next course of action – to hope for the best or to end my life...Read on Here...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

When You Feel God Is Not Near

It was one of the most challenging tasks I had been given. Mother returned from work by 3pm and said she was hungry. I had been home playing with my baby brother, waiting for Mother to come home and make lunch. Next thing she said, “Prepare rice and stew for the house, and bring mine to my room!”

“Me?” I asked, totally confused and not sure I heard well.

“Yes you,” she replied both in anger and irritation. “How can I have a daughter as old as you, and I come back tired from work to start cooking lunch?” That was all. She went to her room and I was left to prepare lunch... Read on HERE

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

God Is Still Writing Love Stories

This testimony on God coming through for the lady in waiting makes me so mushy as I think on how faithful He is. Read Nneka's testimony on her experience as she waited on our romantic Father for her Boaz...

My testimony was inspired during the last testimony service in 2007 at The Carpenter’s Church (TCC). I recall a truly beautiful testimony service as one by one, the testifiers told us of how God performed one miracle and the other in their lives.
As the service drew to an end, I looked around the auditorium at the faces of God’s people rejoicing with others even when it was obvious that they all had one thing or the other they were also trusting and waiting on God for. I especially noticed the faces of certain sisters – not too many of them, but still very conspicuous. They were faces of faithful single women who truly love the Lord and are committed to His work. These were lovely ladies who have prepared themselves and are ripe and ready for their BOAZ and yet are wondering if he will ever come.
I recognized them so easily and could read their thoughts and prayers because those thoughts and prayers were mine...Read on HERE

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A Full Term Journey

As soon as we saw the double red lines, we were filled with joy. Finally God had answered our prayers and I was pregnant. We began making plans. We gave her a name. We prepared her room. We spoke about who she would look like. We talked about her life and made positive declarations concerning her future. She was real to us. Alas some weeks into the end of the 1st trimester, the doctor announced that there was a problem. Our baby did not have a heartbeat. That was how she did not end up being full term...[Read on HERE]

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Name Changer

As Jesus awaited the return of the two disciples sent ahead into Jerusalem to bring a colt, the crowd that followed Him broke into small groups. Some sat down and started some chitchats. A teenager, who joined the crowd after Jesus left Jericho, spoke concerning a familiar face he saw in the group he was in.

“I think I know you from somewhere,” he told the man whose face looked familiar. He paused for a moment as he tried to recall where he could have seen the face. Something came to his mind but he was not sure. “Are you not one of the poor beggars my father and I saw at the side of the road every time we passed Jericho?” Then he stuttered “Are you not blind…”

Read on HERE...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You Are Gold On The Inside: Guest Post By Le Dynamique Professeur

It is no surprise why the  blog “Le Dynamique Professeur” was awarded the Most Inspiring Blog in 2010. In this guest post “You Are Gold On The Inside” read and be INSPIRED…

In the mid-twentieth century, in Bangkok, Thailand, the government wanted to build a large highway through a village. Yet in the path of the planned road was a Buddhist monastery with a little chapel, so they had to relocate the monastery – including a heavy, eleven-foot clay statue of buddha – to another place. Using a crane, the government workers moved the monastery in sections..READ ON HERE...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Counting The Costs: Guest Post By Beauty and Spice

Like all posts on Beauty and Spice, I am reminded to go back to the drawing board and count the cost of the relationship I am building with my Father...and continue building. Thank you Beauty and Spice for this inspiring post...

I wasn’t born into love. Growing up I was never surrounded by love. I never knew what it meant to be loved. We never talked like a family, didn’t act like one and never ate like one. My parents were total strangers to each other, my father was violent (a classic wife beater), abusive and absent. I have been wounded and broken by my father and for the twenty seven years of my presence here on earth, my dad and I have barely had a decent conversation...Read on HERE...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Waiting On The Master List

Guest Post by Maid of Heart (Blog Author of Histiara and Faith Dames).

When I was single, like any young woman waiting on the Lord and wanting the best for herself, I wrote down a list of seven things I wanted in a husband. I must confess that I included the ‘Tall, dark and handsome’ title to my list. Who wouldn’t want a man who could make you swoon?

But the day I was studying the life of Abraham and how he sacrificed the most precious thing to him back to God, I thought about my life and wondered if there was anything I was still holding back from God, something precious to me...

Read on HERE...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mr. Rita's Babe

I watch as they share special moments alone together, looking each other in the eye lovingly and whispering sweet nothings no one else can understand. When she lays on his chest, nothing in the world seems to matter. There is no doubt that there is a special love and bond between them. My Mr. Rita has a babe - she is ........

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Testify Of God – What Tomorrow May Bring

Another awesome testimony in the I Testify of God Series. The testimony in this installment is about receiving several job rejections only to learn that God has something better in the future. I was really touched by the advice the testifier has for those in similar situations. Please read on and be blessed. If you have a testimony to share, please feel free to drop me a message at

What is your testimony about? My testimony is about a job which I really wanted, wished for, cried about but did not get, and how now I look back I see that God had a better plan for me.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Based On Merit?

It was the 2nd stage of the interview process, and those of us that made it past the 1st stage sat together waiting to be called upon for the interview. A lot of chit-chat was going on, especially as we reviewed the questions that were set at the first stage.

Then someone said, “I heard from an insider that they are taking only 6 people – 2 experienced, 4 fresh graduates”.

I scanned the waiting room. There were 20 of us under the “experienced” category while the fresh graduates were about 10. Which 2 will they take out of the 20? I wondered. While I was yet wondering and hoping, one guy said, 'even if it is one person they are taking, I will be the one!'


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Only A Point Of View

We left the scene of merriment to share a real moment alone together. We both knew that after that night, we may not see each other again.

“Aunty Rita, please can you take me to a place that is not noisy and where I can snap more pictures?” the four year old girl had asked, knowing we had been straining our voices all evening to talk. She was also tired of taking pictures of the same faces all night (for she was practicing some photography skills with my camera).

“Of course,” I indulged her. “Let us go to the balcony and take some fresh air!”

Read on HERE...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Evergreen Tree

Each time I took a walk, that tree caught my eye. Since my mind was filled with so many thoughts, I could not place why the tree appealed to me. One day, I had to stop and take a hard look at the tree. It was then I realized why it always stood out. In the midst of dry, deserted, leafless and barren-looking trees, it stood tall, fresh and evergreen. Read on HERE...

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Guy In The Mailroom

It was one of those periods when I was convinced my job could not have been the will of God. The stress, the feeling of being irrelevant, the negative comments from colleagues, and the condition of my health could only help buttress the thoughts running through my mind. I spent quite some time ruminating on a resignation. All that remained was to convince Mr. Rita*, who was not seeing things from my perspective, hence the delay in making a decision.

As I walked past the mailroom one day, I saw the guy in the mailroom praying with a colleague. The scene so touched me that I had to mention it a few days later when I needed to use the mailroom. Read on HERE...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Beyond The Hurdle

I think this happened sometime in 2000. You know how a woman can blossom, be energized and be self-motivated by simply being in a “great” relationship? That was how I felt. Every area of my life seemed to have meaning – especially my academics. I felt so good with myself that I made an attempt at an abstract for a student paper contest, which was accepted. I had a few months to write the full paper, get acceptance and present the paper at a conference.

It wasn’t long before my young, innocent heart was shattered into pieces...Read more HERE

Monday, February 14, 2011

Moulding Vessels Of Honour

My new found friend is someone I would call consistent. Initially when we started keeping in touch, he would say for example, “I will call by 4pm on Sunday.” True to his words, he will call as promised. He did this a couple of times. At first I thought it was because we were still getting to know each other. If for any reason he could not meet an appointment, he will notify me. But as time went on, I realized it was his nature – to value relationships and keep appointments.

I, on the other hand, could make a promise, or fix an appointment but respond to it whenever I felt like...Read on HERE

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Testify Of God – A Great Job During The Recession

The Testimony Series that started here at EROLyrics is still on at EROInspirations. The testimony in this installment is about Sophie who got a wonderful job when it seemed all doors were shut. I hope you are blessed like I am with this testimony of God’s awesomeness, especially if you are waiting on God for a job. If you have a testimony to share, please feel free to drop me a message at

Read more about this testimony HERE

Please let us know what 5 topics you would like to have discussed on EROInpsirations Blogtalk Radio by participating in the poll on the right side bar of this blog. Thank you...

Monday, February 7, 2011

The True Reference

EROLyrics has moved to EROInspirations

Parking the car in reverse as per company’s policy had never been a challenge. The car park had clear demarcations, in white, which one could see whether it was day or night. All I had to do was adjust my side mirrors accordingly, stay within the demarcations of the slot I wanted to park in, and there – all my shortcomings at parking straight were taken care of.

One fateful day, it rained heavily. Drainage was not good and I found out that the parking lot was covered with water and dirts. I could not see the white demarcations that gave me guidance for parking. I decided to park in between 2 cars and use them as my reference for parking. I aligned my car between these two. When I stepped out of the car, I realized that my car was not parked straight. Why? Read on HERE

Thursday, February 3, 2011

EROLyrics Moves House

Beloved EROLyrics reader, thank you very much for your consistency in following the blog EROLyrics. Like a female child, EROLyrics has passed through infancy, childhood, teenage years, and now has decided to move to a new home with even a change of name :-) EROLyrics is now the blog under EROInspirations. Read the latest post on EROLyrics/EROInpsirations here >>The Worth Of Your Experience

What has changed?

EROInspirations brings to you

1. The inspirational articles you usually read on EROLyrics. Please feel free to subscribe to the newsletter (via email), subscribe via RSS, follow EROInspirations on twitter to be kept up to date with latest posts and events, or “Like” the facebook page of EROInspirations to enable you get the snippets of the articles directly on your wall.

2. EROInspirations Blogtalk Radio show where we discuss real life issues. Visit the page to know the topics to be discussed. If you are interested in sharing your experience on the show (openly or anonymously) or being a co-host, please drop me an email at Please do well to participate in the poll on what issues you will like to hear about. See right side of EROLyrics blog. Font color does not go well with the blog theme so please highlight all so you can see the topics.

3. Hannah’s Joy Ministries – Are you or someone you know dealing with infertility issues? Do you feel you are all alone in your experience? Hannah’s Joy Ministries focuses on encouraging messages and prayer points for women dealing with infertility. To learn more about this, please visit

4. Ruth Sisters Ministries – In your heart are you waiting on God for that man of your dreams? The Ruth Sisters ministry is a forum to share some articles, experiences, and prayers as single ladies wait on God for a man. Not just any man, but a “Boaz” – who not only exceeds our dreams and fantasies, but a man who makes the wait worth the while. Visit for more details.

(When you subscribe to articles from EROInspirations, you do not get updates on Hannah’s Joy and Ruth Sisters Ministries. This is to ensure that those who are solely interested in the blog do not get messages that are not relevant to them).

A little gift to my beloved EROLyrics readers:

Please visit HERE to download a 31-day devotional of inspiring words from the Heart of Your loving Father. Feel free to share and send to anyone you feel needs it at this time.

Remain blessed and happy exploring of EROInspirations.

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