The Transfiguration 

    Hey guys, let me share with you a quick emotional and inspiring story of a woman from Kenya (Africa) who found her childhood friend on the streets suffering and struggling from drug abuse and starvation. How she transformed his life will prove to you that God exist in human form! 

With no words said I’m sure we all understood that story. It is very imperative at every point that you do not look down or trample on anybody because that person just might be the angel that God has put on this earth to help you in your time of need. You see, God knows that we can’t do everything on our own, we are bound to stagger, faulter and make mistakes, that’s why Adam had Eve and even Jesus had disciples. God sends an Earth Angel  along with us the day we were born, we usually never know who this person is but chances are you’ve come across them at some point in your life, they show up unceremoniously and unexpectedly at the time you’re most in need of help. I’m sure some of you already experienced it, the people you expected to help you during your troubled period couldn’t really help you then an unexpected person shows up and aids you like they’ve known you all your life, yes, that wasn’t coincidental, they were sent, they’ve been with you the whole time just waiting to lend a hand when you need. We all have a helper waiting for us, all we need do now is to treat and respect everyone we meet because you’ll never know who your angel in human clothing is. And if you’re out there right now, stuck and in need of a helper, I just want you to know that God hasn’t forgotten you, he has a plan for you, all you need to do is prove to him that You! haven’t forgotten him by praying to him and asking him to send your helper, you’ll be amazed to discover that God answers prayers faster than the speed of light.

        Blessings to you☺💕



The Picture Message

     Thought of another great way to get a message across and this popped into my head, read it, sink it, screenshot it and enlarge it if you must but make sure to always profess it to yourself daily. 

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The Encounter 

   Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough, not perfect enough, you don’t fit in, you have a horrible past? Well hey, You’re not alone. You’re far from being alone!!

      I had a friend one time, who was as “in the world” as could be, I mean she was so addicted to drugs and alcohol and everything wrong. All through our college years she was always in detention and facing expulsion for being caught with some sort of narcotics or some act of indecency. I was opportuned to bump into this girl a while back and she was changed, and I mean she was a deep devoted Christian, so I asked her what happened, why the sudden interest in religion, you knew about God all this while but never followed him, why now? Her reply was remarkable.

   She said, I had what you call “an encounter”, it was very brief and in that encounter “something said to me” it’s time!! She went on to narrate to me that she really didn’t understand the encounter but this wasn’t your average “I was dreaming and something said” story you hear all the time, this was real, I was conscious of it, it wasn’t supernatural, it was very natural and I knew it was a divine utterance. 

   But how would you know a divine utterance if you never really knew God I asked, and she told me “i knew about God, everyone does but they’re often too depressed, too sunk in and too uninterested to believe in him, but when it’s your time believe me it’s your time.

  You see, God has a plan for everyone of us, we are not just existing in an eternal bliss of nothingness, living by chance, we are all characters in a play God is orchestrating, we all play significant roles.

   Now i want you to imaging a scenerio, if you were a hard core, big time Alcoholic and people are trying to get you to stop drinking and mr A comes and gives you reasons why you shouldn’t drink, how its bad for your health and what it might result you to doing (but bare in mind that Mr A has never really been a drinker before, so he has no idea what it feels like to combat the addiction). Then Mr B comes along and gives you the same advice but is also able to relate he’s own personal experience to you and also give you pointers to how he combated his own addiction. Tell me, who are you prone to listen to more? Yes! Mr B, because he knows exactly how you really feel, he’s been in those shoes before so he trully understands and won’t judge you.

  God puts us through certain situations, experiences and battles because he has a bigger plan for us, he wants us to use our scars to draw people out of their battles. Nothing happens by chance, don’t look back at your past and ask God why? Look up to him and ask what next? There is a plan for everybody, God has a plan for all of us and its to take us to Great heights, don’t believe me? Let’s scoot over to Jeremiah 29:11 it says “for I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope”. God doesnt lie, he’s infinite, he knows all things, that past of yours making you feel bad about yourself is exactly what you need to get to the next phase in life, you should wear it like a crown, you are perfectly imperfect.

  We all know Nick Vujicic (hope I spelt that correctly), the man who has absolutely no limbs! Notice how some of you didn’t recognise who Nick was until I said he’s the man with no limbs? well now he’s one of the most accomplished writers of all time and amongst the top inspirational speakers this generation has ever seen, I read in one of he’s books where he said “as a child growing up, I hated my life, I hated myself and I felt death might be preferable, he was tagged an alien in school and barely had any friends, life was tough he stated. But now he’s story has turned around, and he can’t but imagine how he’s life would’ve unfolded if he had complete body parts “I’ll probably have a regular life” and you won’t be reading my books because I’m  just another regular person. P.s he’s wife just had a set of beautiful, perfectly normal girls.

       My ideal is this, different people require different mediums for conviction, certain people only take advise from people who have been through their ordeal before, So if that’s the case that simply means “I have my own audience and you have yours ….right? 

I play basketball alot, I really love basketball and I’ve been telling whoever cares to listen that if the person who converted me to a believer was a basketball player or my coach, i would have listened more because they are like me. And all the coach has to say is Desmond!! If you don’t give your life to Christ you’ll be sitting on the bench all season and I’ll be like SIR YES SIR!! God here is my life, its all yours. 

     What I’m trying to say is, don’t be sad when you think about what you’ve been through, have no regrets because everything was allowed by God, so long as you believe in him he’ll surely heal you, he cannot loose and therefore you can’t either and never forget three important facts in life; you are a crucial piece in God’s giant puzzle, Earth is not your final Destination (heaven is) and you are not defined by your mistakes. 

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  God loves you and so do I ☺

The Great Lost Story 

   ​In time past, a story was told of a woman who was simply described as “one in her prime” she was all a man could ask for and probably even more “as far as physical appearance was concerned”. She knew she was very attractive so she placed herself on a very high pedestal, there was a young man who was in love with this lady and heaven bent on marrying her, so often he’ll send her flowers, Rose petals were her favourite! He’ll fill up her gas tank when she wasn’t looking, mow her lawn, surprise her with boxes of chocolate and everything she liked! He was sincerely interested in her, he treated her a bit more than a princess, she was soft gold to him. but every time he tried to make a move she always declined and undermined his personality. She liked somebody else, she was head over heals for the big shot hot model bodied business man who had a lot of money, He never treated her like the other man did but she never cared because he had a bag full of qualities. Time passed and the other man stopped sending her flowers, she stopped receiving text messages from him, her lawn grew out of proportion then she decided to ask around. Few hours later she heard the man had  been in a coma for days, she rushed down to the hospital to see him, he explained to her that he went to get her favourite flowers like he usually does but on his way to her apartment got knocked down by a dirt truck, he explained what she really meant to him even after her several rejections, He professed his feelings to her one last time as he drew his final breath. She was perplexed! She looked by the side of his bed and saw the bouquet of rose petals and it was addressed to her, she was crushed. She looked deeper and noticed a glitter in the bouquet, she reached in and it was a “Diamond Ring” turned out the man was actually on his way to propose to her when he got swatted by the truck. Tears slowly ran down her eyes. Few weeks later, the man she was in love/lost with got married to another lady, she lost everything! She was fed up with life and overdosed on a highly intoxicating drug and died leaving behind a note that read “Look no further than within, for what is yours is already with you”

This is sadly what happens in reality, we spend so much of our time chasing material objects that we loose sight of what is truly ours, we get carried away by our infatuations and forget life is only momentary. Cherish people who treat you special because someday they just might be no more.

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Outside the box

    As a young boy growing up in the suburbs, I always heard a story about a small African city, hundreds of years ago, there was a small business owner who owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter so he decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that he would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter. Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust because he was quite ugly.

   The loan-shark told the businessman that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black, he’s daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her and If it is white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.

   Standing on a pebble strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and sneakily picked up two black pebbles. Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag. He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.

   The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:
1, Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.

2, Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.

3, Pick a pebble from the bag fully aware it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

   So she drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She then said to the loan-shark;
“Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”
The pebble left in the bag was obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

    You see’ It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation through out of the box thinking, and not having to give in to the only options you think you have to pick from. However, i am not trying to promote rebellion but you don’t always have to conform to societal norms, be you and be smart. 

African pop culture  (the starvation cry of the poor)

Growing up, during meals, whenever i do not finish my food, my parents always chastise me and tell me that somewhere in the world a child lies dying from hunger and here I am wasting food. Sometimes i also rant about this with my bestfriend back in college” forcing her to always finish her food to the last grain because she’s opportuned to have food.

    But this is not a mere threat, or a guilt trip anymore, it is a reality.

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the estimated volume of edible food wastage is at 1.3 billion tons, with annual direct economic loss amounting to 750 million US dollars. And With so much hunger being experienced in other countries, wasting food as much as this is a sacrilege, plain barbaric I tell you.

Case in point – HAITI.

  In a country where majority of the people survive on a less than $2 daily budget, fruits and other staple food are nothing but a dream. Having insufficient money to buy these nutritious food items, they are forced to rely on mud cookies for survival, yes Mud!!

Haitian women buy the dirt from local markets.

Process them into cookies by mixing salt, vegetable oil, and dirt.

These are then formed into cookies and laid out in the sun to dry.

Haitian doctors have warned that depending on the cookies for sustenance’ risks malnutrition.

Apart from aesthetic reasons, eating these mud cookies can have adverse effects on health, experts say.
Aside from the risk of acquiring soil-transmitted helminths or bacteria, people relying on mud cookies for survival also run the risk of malnutrition.

Can you imagine being so poor and so hungry…

…that you have no choice but to eat mud?

Can you imagine? 

Think about this the next time you start complaining about the food your parents prepared for you

This is not a joke or some kind of publicity stunt, this is real, this is happening! People are literally eating sand because they can’t afford proper meals, kids are dying because they can’t afford adequate healthcare, think about that before you throw away food. Surely these guys don’t enjoy eating mud, but they can’t afford anything more, the country is in economic turmoil. You can read extensively on this via nbc news and the national geographic news

  Let’s spread the word, if we cant help personally At least we might create awareness for those who can, feel absolutely free to reblog and pingback also don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook. Thanks 

A Small Good Deed 

    Dr Ben told a story about a man who was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him.

  While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it. When he finished painting, he received his money and left.

    The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice cheque, much higher than the payment for painting. The painter was surprised and said “You’ve already paid me for painting the boat Sir!”, “But this is not for the paint job. It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.” “Ah! But it was such a small service… certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant.”

    “My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened. When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention about the hole. When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip. They did not know that there was a hole. I was not at home at that time. When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole. Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.

   Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole! You see, now, what you did? You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your ‘small’ good deed.”

   ​So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the ‘leaks’ you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and be important to someone​.

   You may have repaired numerous ‘boat holes’ along the way… of several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved​. Just like one random act of kindness

✨So Keep up the Good work …✨💐

  I want to thank Everyone who Repaired my boat this year in every way like good wishes, thoughts, love, care and prayers, wishing you the best of the coming year.  Happy New year guys and thanks for following The Mahdheebah Blog – TMB! See you next year 2018🎉🎊🎉🎉💥🎊🎊🎄

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           Desmond mahdheebah Omoragbon 

One Random Act of Kindness 

     I did something nice today,  I had so much toys in my possession, toys I do absolutely nothing with, I just kick them about the room and destroy most of them, today I decided to put them together then i gave them to my house caretaker’s son, he’s about 3years old now, immediately i handed him the toys, he became so elated and started jumping all about the compound yelling “see my motor car” haha then this chill ran down my spin, lt felt so satisfying you’know, I felt content. These things were completely useless to me but look how excited it got this little guy, I became a bit upset with myself for destroying the numerous toys I had all the while back. i guess the Moral here is,we shouldn’t hesitate to give out things that mean little or nothing to us, instead of letting them lay around wasting away! there’s a whole lot of people who would give anything to have those things you barely value. And that’s the irony of life right? Your  junk box could be someone else’s treasure chest. Make someone happy today, but take it a step at a time, you don’t have to wait till you become a millionaire before you give, start now, nothing is too small. One simple act of kindness daily might not change the world but it will leave an everlasting impact on a soul. This is the season my friends, share gifts share food but above all share LOVE. 

Merry Christmas to you and a very prosperous new year☺💕

African Pop Culture (the market women) 

   An old woman once told me “above all things, I’m satisfied with the way i lived my life’ because “what I could do, I did! And what I couldn’t do, I tried! that’s alot more than most people ever do.

    As the African pop culture continue to make waves around Africa, we record yet another indelible yet captivating episode. This episode was randomly but collectively choosen by everybody indulged in the APC process. 

    The market women constitute a very high and remarkable percentage of people who market farm and or agricultural produce, there are many reasons why, but I’ll reserve that till later on. Now, usually men constitute a higher rate of farmers/breeders, in Nigeria alone over 70% of farmers are from the male gender, why you may ask? this isn’t because men are stronger than women and therefore can do more work, no! Neither is it that they are smarter hence can understand and utilize farm infrastructures more, no no! I should say it’s share devision of Labour or something of sorts. 

     Zig ziglar said ” ultimately, the way you see people is the way you’ll treat them”. It’s fascinating how an individual would decide to dedicate they whole lives to feeding humanity, farmers are feeders you know, i’mean imagine a world without farmers’ very blurry right? So why not motivate the farmers and promote agriculture in primary, secondary and tertiary education levels! We should also endeavour to help, donate and give freely to those who don’t have enough, instead of trying to cheat them or cut out of their profit, let’s add to it. Give these guys as much as you can even if you have nothing to benefit from it directly. I met a lady once on one of my many trips around Nigeria, she sold oranges for a living, I’m not a big fan of oranges but I decided to buy one, just to have the feel’ so I took one and diced it, orange cost 50 and I gave her 200, lady told me she had no change but offered me four more oranges in place of my change, bare in mind that I’m not an orange person, I barely wanted the one I actually bought so how beneficial would it be for me to have 4 more? not very! So i told the lady to keep the change. Guys! You needed to have seen the content that filled her eyes, my gosh it was priceless. I was so glad I made someone happy, I felt like giving her more money but that would’ve resulted to me traveling back home on a bicycle or worse.

    An amazing quote says ” you can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want”. So help, but you gotta do it willingly cos’ If you can’t help somebody without expecting something in return then don’t do it at all. 

   My conclusion to this is, people who are good aren’t good because it’s in their DNA or they were programmed that way, they’re good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure and love, they’re well aware of what’s its like to be helpless on your knees, they’ve felt unwarranted love and feel the need to give back. 

   The African pop culture is a program, a movement, you can call it a process, a process of creating awareness and publicizing the typical African ordeal as regard every single aspects of humanity for the sole purpose of creating a spark for change, a call for help and support, to private individuals, governmental bodies, local and international organizations, to invest, donate and share. this isn’t restricted to Africa and Africans alone, it’s for everybody, don’t forget, we were humans before borders were created. Click African pop culture for more info on the APC. 

Comments and criticisms are strongly welcomed Thanks so much for reading☺☺


Mah-mazing fun facts 

this is a collection of the worlds most amazing facts that you probably didnt know about, some may crack you up. enjoy! ‘written and edited by Dezmond Mahdheebah’

1, Did you know that not once in the humpty dumpty rhyme was it mentioned that humpty dumpty was an egg

2, A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water. If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty. If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die. Well this one is funny, because if I don’t see food for at least two hours I feel like my soul is already abandoning my body.

3, if pink is your favorite colour you should probably start considering getting yourself a hippopotamus for a pet because their milk is pink. 

4, this one got me, A shrimp’s heart is in it’s head. 

5, the heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries. 

6, Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants. This is painful😣😧

7, a strawberry is not a berry but a banana, water melon, avocado are berries. Joke has been on me

8, honey never spoils, one can eat a 32,000 years old honey. 

9, Did you know that there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on earth.

10, i heard this first from “finding Dory” all the animation lovers remember that one?, but further i had to conferm! So yes! an octopus has three hearts. Could have been beneficial if humans had it 

11, there are ten times more bacteria in humans than actual body cells. Burn!

12, For every human on earth there are approximately 1.6million ants and the total weight of all those ants is approximately the same as all the humans on earth. But yet we fear only zombie apocalypse and alien invasion…..ants can invade the planet tooo😱😲 lol

13, the present day man take more pictures every two minutes than all of humanity did in the 19th century. we owe this one to the females, all them slay queens lol 

14, 70% of people hate talking on the phone in front of other people. I belong there! 

15, now, for those who have wondered and pondered why chickens crow ridiculously early before the day actually breaks’ well, chickens can see daylight 45mins before humans can. 

16, cows can produce more milk when listening to cool music. Guess we ain the only once with vibes😎

17, when tears fall out the right eye first its happiness but when it falls out the left first, it’s pain

18, there are only two countries in the world that don’t sell Coca-Cola, South Korea and Cuba. Why you may ask? click here

19, when a tiger roars, it can be heard two miles away

20, to crown todays episode of MAH-MAZING FUN FACTS, here’s the coolest of them all for today. The wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart. 

    Thanks guys for reading this article, don’t forget to leave a comment and or query, also, feel absolutely free to repost if you so please, other fun facts coming up soon….stay glued ☺😉😎