For real!


I made a mug of tea this afternoon…tea bag, a teaspoon of honey, milk and hot water, as I usually do.


When I tasted it, it was too hot, so I added a little cold water to it…all of a sudden, my tea started to hiss – as in, psssssssssssssss, hiss!


Call me superstitious or whatever, but my mind started thinking a thousand thoughts.


When I asked my hubby to listen to the sound, the hissing stopped. Ha!


Of course I threw the hissing tea away…I can’t shout.




No need for me to say anything…just enjoy the pictures…oh, and your weekend too.

PS: I guess only my Nigerian readers will understand most of these. 


Have You Lost IT?

What is IT? You may wonder…IT here, refers to, for example, a gift, talent, skill, your joy, your bubbly personality, a calling, etc.

Whatever IT represents to u, I ask you – Have you still got IT? Or have you lost IT?

This is a paraphrase of my Pastor’s message in church yesterday. Pastor Simon talked wide and deep, but I’m keeping my focus here on the IT matter…

One characteristic of those who have got IT and kept IT, according to Pastor Simon, is the joy of the Lord that radiates in and around them, whereas those who have lost IT are characteristically moaners, whiners, complainers, sad, depressed.

Why You May Lose IT / How to Keep IT

  • Intimacy with God is essential to keeping IT, and so prayerlessness can lead to losing IT…If you don’t stay connected and hence invigorated, you will lose IT because IT will fade away.

  • If you start to lose IT then you need to examine your prayer life, time spent with God, intimacy and relationship with God – He is our source – of life, of IT, and of all good things.

  • Keeping account of past sins also makes you lose IT. When you are obsessed with sin, you can’t be obsessed with God. God has forgiven you and wiped your slate clean, so forgive yourself, stop carrying around the shame, and move on. You are no longer under law, you are now under grace. (Is 43: 18-19)

  • Hard work is also key, to keeping IT. Faith and connection to God, without works (application), is dead. Pray, and DO something with IT if you don’t want to lose IT.

There’s application to the revelation that you receive from God.

In the parable of the talent, the master required a return from his servants whom he had given talents – more from the one(s) to whom he had given more. The servant that produced no yield LOST even the one talent that he had been given, to another, more fruitful than himself. (Matt 25:14-30)

Whenever God pours out His anointing on us, it is to equip us to DO what He has assigned us to dodon’t lose your IT to a more willing receivertake action today – trust God, and begin to apply your IT.

Be blessed!




I have received the Sunshine award from the lovely Myne, NaijaMumInLondon (NIL), and Chizy K…they had the following to say about me/Anoda Phase:


Just Doyin – She is like the sun, constant even when hidden (Myne)

DOYIN – Christain messages peppered with humour (NIL)


Thank you so much ladies…need I say I appreciate you and I love your blogs too? Myne is like a big-mummy blogger – very generous too, NIL always has fun+creative gist, Chizy provides entertainment info…


Now, I am expected to “Please keep the blessing going by gifting 10 people with the award letting them know their contribution to bloggersville is appreciated and what they have to say matters.” So here goes, in no particular order;




FSeye – my wonderful hubby – and a very motivational writer. Love u babe.


Rita + Jaycee + Buky – christian messages with very practical, modern-day illustrations, that always seem to be meant just for me. Thank you, ladies.



Ibhade – very down to earth, say-it-as-it-is, no-time-for-effizy, funny blogger. Thanks for keeping it real ma’am.


Verastic + Original Mgbeke + BSNC – comedy + laughter, crack-ya-rib style. Never a dull moment on these blogs.


Favoured Girl – good writer, good stories.


Olusimeon – anoda deep writer, from whom I always learn a thing or two. Thank you, sir.


Danny Bagucci – a very deep thinker; it comes across even in his writing, keeping me on my toes.


LG – lol. forgive the laughter…that’s just what happened as I was about to start typing…I guess she gives me a reason to laff even when she’s being serious…


I can’t list everyone, but if I’m subscribed to your blog, you know I appreciate you/your blog. If I leave comments on your blog, you know I appreciate you/your blog…so please do not be upset if you don’t find your name on my list…I love you still.


Have a fantastic weekend everyone.


Lots of love,






“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Luke 6: 41 – 42 (NIV)

A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbour hanging the wash outside.

“That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbour would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About a month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband replied, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life…What we see when watching others, depends on the window through which we look.

(Source: viral email)


When you never fail to spot something wrong with other people, stop and check yourself…it is very likely that you have a similar, perhaps even worse problem, which you should address first…then you can go help your neighbour (that is if they need your help in the first place).

For instance, I find myself getting very frustrated when other people procrastinate, and I hurry them into taking action…meanwhile I AM (NOT ANY MORE, by the grace of God) queen of procrastinators…very often delaying things that could be done immediately, and quickly…so when I catch myself judging, or trying to rush a procrastinator, I remember my own short comings and call myself to order.

How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye?

She’s such a back biter – STOP! – Have you never backbitten? – How about what you said about that pretty colleague of yours? – CHECK.

He’s such a liar – STOP! Have you never told a lie? – How about the one you told to get that job? – CHECK.

First, take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

So, have you ever caught yourself trying to remove a speck from someone else’s eye when in fact you had a plank in yours? Share with us, let’s learn from your example.

1. When people see you lying down, with your eyes closed they still ask: Are you sleeping?

A: No! I’m training to die.

2. Imagine when you take an electronic equipment to a technician to get it fixed and he still asks you: Need it to be fixed?

A: No. It got bored of staying home alone so I brought it over for a ride.

3. When it’s raining and someone notices you going out, they ask: Are you going out in this rain?:

A: No, in the next one.

4. When you wake up, then comes a funny person asking you: Are you awake?

A: No. I’m sleep walking!

5. Your friend calls your home phone: Where are you?

A: At the bus stop!

6. They see you coming from the bathroom, wet: Did you just have a bath?

A: No, I fell in the toilet bowl!

7. You are standing right in front of the elevator on the ground floor and they ask: Going up?

A: No, not at all, I am waiting for my apartment to come down and get me. (My favorite!)

8. Your boyfriend comes to your house with a bunch of flowers and you still ask him: are those flowers?

A: No baby! They’re Carrots.

9. You’re on the queue to buy tickets @ the cinema, a friend sees you and asks: what are u doing here?

A: I’m here to pay my school fees!


(Source: Viral email)


Have a laughter filled weekend everyone.

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