When you go without sleep for 20 to 25 hours, the drop in your performance is similar to that of someone with a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 percent. Your productivity is marred by sleep deprivation.
It is even argued by some researches that when you are deprived of sleep for 36, 48, and 72 hours your body and your mind begins operating in altered states that put your health, and your life, at risk.
Sleep deficiency causes heart failure, diabetes, anemic conditions, increases your blood pressure and weakens your immune system. Sleep is certainly very important. It doesn't deem wise to deprive yourself of the needed amount of sleep.
The Bible however advises that we don't have to sleep too much.
Sleep is so important that just as depriving one's self of it is unwise, getting too much of it can bring you poverty.
A little sleep, a little slumber and continuing at that can cause your poverty to come upon you unawares like an armed man ( Read Prov. 6:10,11 and 24:33,34).
Loving …


In my mind, your being still colors all my thoughts. I knew I wasn't going to be able to let go, that was why I wanted you to stay. Someone tried to convince me that I was infatuated. But I contended that idea. Because if it were what they said it was, I'm not sure it could last this long. Plus, it never left me for a day since then. I didn't know what a prison was until I entered the cells of your heart. It sounds foolish to many who don't know you but I am a slave of your love. I am the only one who knows these things Your worth keeps me wondering how much loss I've made by letting you go
I thought we were done when we said the byes. But now I think, maybe I should have stolen the bus keys that drove you away. I could have kidnapped the driver until you changed your mind leaving me The love I have for you  has grown into something that has taken a twist in how it affects me. Even though it still kills me from on the inside, I don't want to be freed. I don…


I found this very helpful and decided to blog it to help those who normally search for the meanings of our beautiful Ewe names.
Compiled by
Dodzi K Attah

Ewe names and their meanings (First names)Afefa: Peaceful house/calm houseAfeke: The root of the houseAfelete: Established homeAgbe : LifeAgbeko : If only there is lifeAgbemabiase : The origin of life is not knownAgbemafle : Life cannot be boughtAgbenyefia: Life is the king (if you have life you have everything)Agbenyega: Life is the greatest (if you have life you have everything)Agbenyo: Life is good (if you have life you have everything)Agbesi: Life is the greatest (if you have life you have everything)Akorfa: Comfort/Peaceful heartAkorfala: Consoler/comforterAkpe: ThanksAkpenamawu: Thank GodAkpene: Thank theeAmenyo: Human is preciousAmetefe: Replacement (a …


You know,Sometimes you feel like singing, 'It is NOT well with my soul',Yet your mind softly plays "Count your blessings" behind the scenes.But then you ask yourself, what have I to count? "Does Jesus care?" Does He see?And then you remember to 'stand on the promises of Christ your King and Build your hope on nothing less than Jesus'Like a flash, your heart burns with joy and you proclaim, "O yes! He cares, I know He cares" ; Nodding your head to affirm what your heart is singing, You decide to cast your cares off you And 'Take Him at His word, Hide His word in your heart that you might not sin against Him.Before long, you enter into "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and once you open your eyes,The courage your heart gets causes your lips to yell in reverence, "Hallelujah! Thine the glory! Hallelujah! Amen!At last, your heart begins to hum, "it is well with my soul", "God is so good",Then you marvel and mutter, …


Letting tears down is like rivers flowing Northward for some of usThe stage play of our lives is all they know us forWhen the crowd clapped the other day  and I smiled, my heart cried down and shook my ribsNobody sees the salty flood of tears drowning our inner selves,The only reason I still remain afloat is the Spirit that keeps me above the cares,Somewhere down in me,  the boiling waters are kept and yet I let cool waters run to other lives, These things befall many of the 'strong-looking' personae of the street,Like the earthenware pot  Aseye of Ziope carriesto the riverside, they also crackWhen they run errands for the masses and yet they leave their tasks undone, they also hurt at nightIt is their wish that someone from somewhere would pat them on the back and whisper a well-done or that at least a good Samaritan would offer them some help too Seeking help has remained that impractical thought their minds harbour, Like a stubborn dog who cares not how much it is beaten, W…

Where's Hope?

The wall was walking and the rivers stopped flowing, 
Life stopped and the rocks grew bigger,
But the dead beats of my heart told me I was alive.
Nobody was speaking and only ghosts were murmuring from afar,
I was still in yesterday when tomorrow bypassed me.
My keys failed to unlock my doors and my loads grew heavier.
My dreams went behind me and failure beckoned from before me

To run didn't seem wise; my limbs seemed to fail me,
Even if they hadn't failed, to where do I run?
For the door remained locked and the keys still useless.
Quitting seemed wise, but the voices of my numberless dependents cried;
So I looked on them, smiled at them to give them hope
Then I turned, walked and cried my heart out unending,
My lips seemed sealed but my heart spoke to my God


The shuttle was empty when he entered. Twas one of those rare days   when the shuttle station was almost empty and so there would be some time between now and when it gets full. He jumped in and decided to sit behind the lone lady seated before her. He refused to stop staring at her.
She was exactly the ideal figure that would attract him. She had that model-like shape that he psyched himself overtime and schooling to love and she wasn't fair in complexion either. Such a discrimination against size and color. Even though his parents didn't  like small things so much, he nursed and kept his desire for ladies who would not too big to carry in emergencies. 
He is used to rejections from the ladies he likes and has developed some thick skin to cope with that. So he decided to give this one a shot.He: HiShe: Hello(with that sort of "what-are-you-up-to" look) Then he went on to ask, "are you a student or...?" She smiled, but still wore her seriousness beneath the s…