Back from Blogging Hiatus

I enjoy life away from social medias and blogging life since summer vacation. If it weren’t for an invitation to write for a certain online shop in exchange of reasonable compensation, I wouldn’t be back on my blogging life.

I am glad that with the compensation I received I was able to shop online for my father’s Father’s Day gift, my mother’s birthday and for my two younger sisters who are in new school!

Hope I’ll be back hanging around here telling tales how are we now.

Before I leave you, let me share this thought:

“The more honest and open we are, the more we can be forgiven and loved. And the more we are forgiven and loved the more loving and forgiving we become”

Have a blessed day everybody.

Take Control of Your Life

Hello September! For the past days God has been teaching me through His Words to say “yes” to God first – then to yourself. Fulfilling God’s will for your life requires taking responsibility for yourself and your life. Every time you say ‘yes’, you open yourself up to your God-given potential and to the greatest of possibilities. If you’re used to saying ‘no’, you may find this difficult. If that is true in your case, then at least be willing to say ‘maybe’. One day a father whose child was chronically ill asked Jesus to heal him. ‘Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”‘ (Mark 9:23-24 NKJV) If you’re a self-doubter, pray that same prayer. God will answer it. Never forget that you are unique, possessing talents, experiences and opportunities that no one else has ever had – or ever will have. You’re responsible to become all God made you to be, not only for your own benefit but for everyone else’s.

Choice is the greatest power God gave you.

Renewing Attitudes

Today’s meditation brings me on God’s word in Ephesians 4:23 (NLT)”…let the Spirit renew your…attitudes.”

When you sell a house, it feels great to get rid of stuff you’ve accumulated. You wonder why you lived so long with it weighing you down. It’s the same with mental and emotional clutter. Jon Gordon says, ‘Why do we fill our life with so many things that weigh us down? Thoughts that hold us back. Habits that limit us. Distractions that derail us. Negative people [who] drain us. Fear that paralyses us… time zappers that sabotage…productivity. We spend so much time…on things that don’t matter – we fail to focus on what does matter. We fill up with so many things that generate negative energy, there’s no room for positive energy in our lives.’ Paul writes, ‘…throw off your…former way of life…let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.’ (Ephesians 4:22-23 NLT) The clutter you need to lose includes: believing you’re alone, trying to please everyone, feeling insecure, putting yourself down, needing everyone to like you, jumping to negative conclusions before you know the facts, thinking you’re always right, recalling all the times you messed up, wanting to know how it all turns out, needing to have all the answers, worrying you’ll lose the memories if you let go of the memorabilia, agonising you’re not rich enough, good enough or clever enough, surrounding yourself with people who recall the bad times and not the good, making energy-sucking comparisons, observing life instead of participating, believing your best days are over, constantly waiting for the right moment, fearing you’ll look foolish, focusing on negative type-casting…and anything else you don’t want to pass on to your children. How can you get rid of the clutter? ‘…let the Spirit renew your…attitudes.’

My God is Committed to Me

Did someone say you amount to nothing or that you have nothing to offer? Someone did that to me:( Yeah, it hurts but if it’s done to me now I’ll laugh it off. It’s impolite to hear a joke and not laugh…LOL! When God made me He stepped back and said, ‘That’s very good’ (read Genesis 1:31 for evidence:) ). I tried hard to stop entertaining contrary opinions.

My God who brought me this far will take me the rest of the way – He’s committed to me. I’ll make sure I’m committed to Him too.

20 THINGS THAT PARENTS SHOULD TEACH THEIR CHILD

I wanna share to you something that is shared on my Facebook news feed. It talks about things we parents should teach our child or children. As I read on, I felt blessed because these things had been taught by our parents to us. In return, I’m also teaching these things to my son:

1. Play a sport.
It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.

2. It is better to be kind than to be right.

3. Save money when you’re young because you’re going to need it someday.

4. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.

5. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

6. Don’t ever be a bully and don’t ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

7. Use careful aim when you pee. Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat your partner kindly. Forever is a long time to live alone and it’s even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do. This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir” still go a long way.

14. The reason that they’re called “private parts” is because they’re “private”. Please do not scratch them in public.

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow.

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

17. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don’t take something away from her that you can’t give back.

18. A sense of humor goes a long way in the healing process.

19. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother and father because I might be missing you.