Values n' Life

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I read this somewhere and decided to share. I want to know what you think.

Trouble either makes a person bigger or smaller. It never leaves
him exactly the way he was before. Some people break under trouble ; others break record

Norman Vincent Peale

So what would you do? Break or break record?

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  • I wish I broke records all the time, but occasionally after troublesome times, I think I sometimes not only lost the battle but a piece of myself. Oh well, the battle is how we strengthen ourselves I guess. What about you?

    By Blogger Etchen, at 6:54 AM  

  • I wish I broke records all the time,well,as for me,my troubles mostly are stepping stones to greater height,and you....

    By Blogger moonlight, at 7:56 PM  

  • I enjoyed reading your blog ebun.
    I followed you here with your blogger Id, which appeared in your comment at George Onyeka's blogger.
    I am Nigerian and very active at blogging.
    Very Interesting outlook you have on life.
    I think you and I may be having more of a shared Identity than being compatriots.
    I am also a christian.
    You seem to be digesting alot of these motivational write ups and promoting them.
    Well, Maybe over time you will make the discovery I made.
    They teach you to work on you, your mind.And that works, to some extent but not very far.
    True christianity on the hand tells you that of your own you can do nothing.
    Christianity is Christ centered.Not self centered.
    That's was my discovery and I thought I should share.
    We could be friends on yahoo! messenger. My id is

    By Blogger Alfred Iwerebor, at 2:02 AM  

  • Thanks Etchen and Moonlight for your comments. I've broken down a few times in troubles and its only by God's help I've been able to carry on and break record along the way but not as often as I wish. One thing I can say about trouble is this, they make you grow stronger and when it comes your way again you can easily break record.
    Alfred, thanks too for visiting, it was really nice to have a Nigerian stop by my site. Thanks for sharing your thoughts but I don't know if you read my profile or all my post, you'd find out that I'm a christian and I love the Lord with all my heart. He is my Motivation, my Life, my source of Inspiration. All the things I blog about are all normal christian living and if you say you are a christian and don't live life to the fullest the way God wants then we are living under privilledged.

    By Blogger Ebun, at 4:54 AM  

  • ebun, be careful about corresponding with the nigerian guy, a lot of scams come out of there...not saying he's a scammer, but just didn't want to see anything happen to you. If he asks for money or assistance, run for the hills.

    By Blogger Dragonlady, at 10:12 AM  

  • Doh, I forgot to comment about your post. I've had quite a lot of practice with the grace under pressure thing. I seem to do good in emergencies, I have no idea why. They say adversity builds character, and I think it really does. It's like that verse in the bible about how God's word can judge the heart, or something like that. It's what you take away from a situation (or God's word) that determines what you will be (or how you are judged).

    By Blogger Dragonlady, at 10:16 AM  

  • Well Ebun I dnt think that was really fair on we Nigerians, I mean what dragonlady said, does it mean dat the name is synonymous with scams, Hm,Well I am a typical NAIJA and very proud of it too,good things do come out of Nazareth u no,
    Abt ur post, talk abt breaking records huh! ALL THE TIME! just asking 4 grace each day. nice day.

    By Blogger christabelle, at 10:10 AM  

  • With all due respect, all you have to do is type in Nigerian scams in a search engine and you'll see why I warned her.

    By Blogger Dragonlady, at 11:04 AM  

  • well dragonlady, with all due respects 2, I'm not disputing dat, all I'm saying is dat those guys doing these scams do not rep who we really r, there r many good and honest Nigerians 2.

    By Blogger christabelle, at 4:22 AM  

  • Thank you all for your comments. I have been a little under the weather that is why I've not made any post.
    My dear fellow bloggers, I love you all and I'm glad you enjoy my blog enough to leave a comment.
    DL thanks for your warning, it is true that some folks in Nigeria actually are very dubious but even in Nigeria there are good people and I'm very careful.
    Christalbelle, you and I know that Nigerians have given themselves a bad name thank God you and I are not one of them.
    But lets not fight about Nigerian scams here folks, LETS BREAK RECORD.

    By Blogger Ebun, at 7:44 AM  

  • DragonLady,
    you display the typical American self righteousness.
    I am Nigerian and I am a man of integrity, sorry to disappoint you.
    I was actually warning Ebun of the injury these self help psychology does. I believe in God help.
    Self help is a subtle form of scam(scam impersonates the real) because it doesn't promote the real deal.And who are the biggest evangelists of this brand of psychology...definitely not Nigerians.
    I am offended unbehalf of millions of Nigerians with integrity for your characterization.
    Is Ebun also a scammer?

    By Blogger Alfred Iwerebor, at 9:41 AM  

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