UNDERSTANDING THE SEASONS OF LIFE

SEASONS OF LIFE   Today, as I sat down and was reading my book, my oldest daughter who is 5 years looked through the window and called me to come and see. She was so excited and persistent so I gave in and went to see what was making her so excited.   As I approached the window, she asked “ mama, do you see what I’m seeing?” still confused I responded no.  She then pointed to the trees outside and said look at the trees outside, theirs leaves have turned yellow and they are falling down. I asked her,...

GRATITUDE, MY ATTITUDE

A Grateful heart. When life turns us up and down and things don’t seem to fall into place as we have prayed for or imagined, we may feel less grateful and sometimes those feelings can even turn into anger and frustrations.  If I am being honest right now, then I think sometimes our anger and frustrations may even be justified, because we plan things and do the right things praying that we will get the best results only to end up with disappointments.  I am almost without any doubt that we have all in various ways experienced days and times...

THE POWER OF FEAR

THE POWER OF FEAR According to the Cambridge dictionary, fear can be explained as “an unpleasant emotion or thought that you have when you are frightened or worried by something dangerous, painful, or bad that is happening or might happen.” F.E.A.E.R  is acronym for  False Evidence Appearing Real.  Fear is false evidence that appear real. This means that fear is not a real thing.  It is an imagination of things or threat that we make up in our minds. For instance we imagined someone hiding in the dark that can harm us, so immediately our minds pick it up and send...

The meaning of Submission

SUBMISSION  Submission! Submission !submission! When we hear the word submission,  many of us we quickly go into defense mode.  In fact most people associate the word with controversy. This is because many men and religious leaders often use the word submission as a way to control and belittle women. I am sure a lot of us women when we hear the word, we cringe while a lot of men jump for joy.  we hear a lot about submission and how women ought to submit all the time, But what does submission even mean? The Merriam-webster dictionary defines Submission as “an...

Prayer for a troubled heart!

Heavenly Father, I thank you for the life of your children reading this right now. Thank you for your love and kindness. You are a merciful father and your love is new every morning. You give peace to those who are at war and give joy to those who are in pain. This morning, father I pray that you touch every heart reading this and give them peace. If there is anyone right now that need love, Father I pray that you wrap them in your unfailing LOVE. I pray that you give them whatever they need in this moment...

It is okay not to be okay

It is okay not to be okay Life is not always as we imagined it would be and that is fine. As a child, I heard the adults in my life say, “ when someone asks how you are doing? Respond AM fine.”  Society has thought us to always respond okay or pretend to be happy even when we are not. This is because we always look at those who respond not okay as weak and miserable. But the truth is, that should not be the norm. What society doesn’t say is that when you pretend to be okay or...

I AM NOT MY MISTAKES

I AM NOT MY MISTAKES  Mistakes are something that we have made or keep making every day at every time.  Although some mistakes may be bigger and have serious consequences than others, all mistakes are mistakes.  And Everyone makes mistakes.  “A mistake is an act of judgment that is misguided or wrong” It is a deviation from the right, accuracy, correctness, or truth.  As human beings, sometimes we make mistakes of trusting the wrong people, we enter into wrong relationships, engage in certain conducts that we have no business getting ourselves in, we choose wrong friends, enter into wrong marriages,...

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WOLRD!

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “ You must be the change you want to see in the world.” What comes into your mind when you hear the phrase ” be the change you want to see”? I am sure most of us although we use these phrases all the time, we don’t really go deeper to look a the meaning of it. But today I want us to go a little deeper than just using the words.  So what does it even mean to be the change you want to see in the world? I am sure what Mr. Gandhi meant...

How to cope with miscarriage

Photographed by Kat J Miscarriage is when a woman loses the fetus they are carrying before it is 20 weeks of pregnancy. Miscarriages usually take place early on in pregnancies and it has been reported that most of such loss happens within the first 3 months.  About 20% of all pregnancies end up in miscarriages, which makes miscarriages more common than we think.  Yet even though it is very common, we treat it like a taboo and something that we don’t have to talk about.  Causes of miscarriages  As a woman when you are going through a miscarriage, your first...

Dare to be Different

Curtesy of Clarke Sanders We have all heard the phrase, “why work hard to fit in when you can stand out”. But do we even take the time to analyze the phrase carefully?  Well, let’s talk about standing out.  I’m sure as children, we heard our parents and grownups around us telling us to do what the other popular girls were doing or act like our friends who were known for their unique traits.  This is because, Society has assigned particular importance to certain looks, actions, jobs, and 1positions that if you don’t do what others do then nobody recognizes...