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by Steve Popoola on
Everyone wants to be happy. It is therefore not surprising why the two songs, “Don’t worry be happy” by Bobby McFerrin and “Happy” by Pharell Williams became instant hits and are still popular today. This begs the question however, “Is it possible to always be happy?” For instance, is it realistic to follow Bobby McFerrin’s advice in the song when he said, Ain’t got no place to lay your head,Somebody came and took your bed, Don’t worry, be happy.The landlord say your rent is late,He may have to litigate Don’t worry, be happy.I am yet to see someone who has been rendered homeless who says “I am happy”. These songs are feel good songs that give you that temporary feelin...
by Steve Popoola on
In the light of recent global COVID-19 epidemic and it’s impact on countries, communities, families and individuals, I have been reflecting on the plans we make in the midst of so much uncertainty in this world that we live in.No doubt at the beginning of this year, we all had plans for what we wanted to achieve. Personally, I was looking forward to a couple of conferences I had lined up for the year - that isn’t going to happen. I was also hoping to take my wife on a holiday trip sometime during the summer. That also isn’t going to happen. I had a couple of invites to weddings during the course of the year. There is still a question mark on whether those will hold or not depending on what happens before the dates and one has already been postponed till October.
by Steve Popoola on
As many countries implement various measures to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, I couldn’t help but think of the role that the Church should be playing at this critical time.A few days ago, I was sharing with my wife my thoughts on the effect of the coronavirus lockdown on many churches which meant they could not open their doors to the public. It dawned on me that it didn’t matter whether the church building was a small community hall sitting 20 people or a mega church sitting 50,000 - they were all empty.  One fact emerges from this thought, the Church is not made of buildings. No matter how wonderful and lovely they are, how big or small they are, how organised or structured they are, at this time in history, they have become unus...
by Steve Popoola on
Unless you have been living in another planet within the last few weeks, by now you already know of Coronavirus which the World Health Organisation recently declared as a global pandemic. Little did anyone know that what started as a localised infection in a small community in China would eventually move swiftly across borders infecting and killing people in various countries of the world.Expectedly, the immediate reaction of many has been fear. Governments of many countries have closed schools, restricted movement and taken measures to ensure that the virus does not spread among its populace. Anywhere you turn, you can see that people are afraid although as it is typical for the British, many are putting up a brave face although you can see them flinch if yo...
by Steve Popoola on
In the last 10 years or so social media has become more and more popular. It was recently reported that around 3.4 billion people actively use social media. This figure accounts for about 45% of the world’s population. (We Are Social Report, January 2019)This massive number of users has given rise to the emergence of a crop of individuals knowns as social media influencers. These ‘influencers’ are people who have built a reputation for themselves with particular expertise on a special area or perceived to have knowledge of a certain subject matter. As a result of their expertise, people look up to them and keenly pay attention to what these influences have to say about a specific topic or subject. Some people become influencers by virtue of...
by Joseph Mazzella on
 I have a friend who writes to me from time to time. He has lived a long life and gone throughmany hardships and struggles. Now he is dealing with health issues that have left him tired anddepressed. He ended his last letter to me with this question: “Does anything we do in this lifereally make a difference?”When I read those words my mind suddenly flashed back to last summer. My youngest sonhad accidentally broken a window in our house and I had taken it to the only place I knew thatreplaced window panes. While the guy worked on getting the glass cut I walked across thestreet to a store for a snack. I walked back and stopped at the corner to check for traffic.Suddenly, I not...
Steve Popoola
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the founder of the Biblepraise Fellowship Online. He lives in Kent, United Kingdom, where he works as an IT Professional. He serves currently as a Worship Leader in his local church and on occasion, speaks at invited events.

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