It’s a blessing and slightly shocking that we are already in the new year. When i younger i thought time seem to drag on . I would wait and wait just to turn a year older:). Since hitting over 21 it seems time doesn’t drag on anymore but rather it speeds on lol. This brings me to my very awesome new years eve. We had planned as we do every year to go to the watch night at church. I just love going to the new years service as i am always eager to hear and maybe get a confirmation about the coming time. Last night we just could not go as my youngest girl is recovering from a cold plus i worked early in the morning so i was exhausted. To some people modern technology is a distraction but for me i believe its a blessing (if used in moderation)as we still managed to watch the watchnight ( ha thats funny). Yes it was as simple as browsing and casting straight to the TV. My family and i absolutely enjoyed the service. The music was amazing and most surprisingly a lady by the name of Rozalla who sang the famous 90s dance anthem, ‘everybody’s freeeeeeeee to feel good’ performed. It was huge surprise for me but fantastic all the same. Muyiwa&Riversongz was one of my highlights for the evening. Their music touches the soul and from the moment they stepped on that stage they ushered in a beautiful atmosphere and i just wanted to keep worshipping with them but like Mr Muyiwa jokingly sad, ‘if you don’t overstay your welcome on the stage, you will definitely be invited back’.
Pastor Colin’s message was much needed for this season. I was hungry and thirsty for a word. Sometimes all we need to hear is that one word and it was a beautiful and touching message and i shall carry it with me in 2019 and beyond. Pastor Colin preached about God’s timing and everything how it is all in the Lord’s hands. He encouraged us now more than ever to go up higher and higher in our walk with God starting back to the basics of the secret place (our private devotions ). He said, ‘as you come up higher, your going to see me and hear me’. He also elaborated further by saying that when we worship God we carry the presence of God with us……..Praise God🙌🏾. It was a brief but powerful message and before we knew it was the countdown as everybody cheered and it was already 2019.
Children make me laugh eh , so after all this blessed moments we caught a glimpse of the news and what do the girls tell me? They say we should have gone to the London eye instead to see the fireworks. I am not sure i am ready to brave the cold,the dark and a huge crowd plus kids in tow on a busy new years eve lol.
Today has been a beautiful day filled excitement. From the time we woke up there’s been one thing after another. Every year I tell myself I will not do last-minute.com with my shopping and yet again I found myself rushing to buy last minute staff. The first stop was at a Christian bookstore to buy a few gifts. I am one of those people that have to have a good look before buying and my husband bis the opposite as he just goes in,buys and exits 😀. Today it was handy having hubby do all the shopping with me as he ensured everything was done by 3pm.
My house is one where even the spider on the wall knows that Jesus is the reason for the season. With all that in mind I still like to make Christmas an exciting and beautiful time for the children. They enjoy the build up as much as the day itself. Children are only little for such a short period of time and it’s just nice to see their eyes and smiles full of joy. It’s a very meaningful day for all of us as we await Jesus birthday 🎂
I don’t know about you but for me, it feels like Christmas has come so quick this year. It feels just like last week we celebrated Christmas and here we are again. I think the weather might be to blame as it has not been particularly cold and another reason could be my busy schedule with my job,home and family. I am of course thankful for another Christmas but the speed of which it has come again has really taken me by surprise.
We have been taking part in lots of festive activities and last Sunday we attended our second Christingle. My children love it because they get to learn about the true meaning of Christmas in a very simple way. Of course they love that they get to light up the candle at the and and also they get to eat the sweets after. I love that my girls have a deep understanding of why we celebrate Christmas. They know that yes we get presents but the most important present ever given to man is Jesus Christ himself amen.
My title says it’s been a minute but actually i haven’t been on here for about 7 months. Last time i was here i shared my excitement about the royal wedding and i have been meaning to pick up where i left. The thing with blogging is pace, its a fast moving world and the longer you leave it the harder it gets. Well here i am just popping by to say a great big hello.
The Royal wedding was magnificent and of course many congratulations To Prince Harry and Meghan who are now both Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Oh, and another big congratulations on their baby news too. My girls and i enjoyed watching the royal wedding on TV along with the rest of the world. We celebrated with cakes,tea and a summer picnic. The children were excited as we got to do some arts and crafts and of course i picked up these cute mugs with dogs to go with our celebrations.
With only a few hours to go until Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot, it must be nerve wracking for the couple. It was particularly nice to see lovely photos of Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland arriving at the hotel where she will spend her final night as a single lady. It is a very exciting time in any person’s life and it was just nice to see the beautiful mother of the bride supporting her daughter. I cant imagine but i am sure being in another country and facing all sorts of made up stories in the media must add to the pressure of the big day.
Doria Ragland looks absolutely gorgeous in her shift dress and heels. Her hair looks beautiful and both mother and daughter are glowing. I read somewhere about some people who found it rude that Doria was wearing a nose stud. The problem in this world is that some people do not know how to live and let live. The lady looks fantastic and she is not hurting anyone with her nose stud. She is 61 years old and i think she looks at least 20 years younger and very graceful. It is easy to focus on the bad but i am here to focus on the good so roll on royal wedding.
Today is the 18th May and in only a few hours time we will witness a royal wedding between Prince Harry and the beautiful Meghan Markle. There is only one conversation in my house at the moment as we have been counting down the days to the royal wedding. My little ones are so excited that they will attend a royal picnic tomorrow and watch the wedding on a massive screen at the park. My little ones have decided that tomorrow they will wear their dresses and tiaras when we go to the royal picnic. It is just as well that my children are on board because i cannot hide my excitement. The whole week i have been busking in royal wedding fever and even went out t the shop today to buy some cute mugs commemorating the day. I am super excited and i pray that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a beautiful wedding and a long and happy marriage.
A few weeks ago on St Georges day we all shared in the wonderful news of a new royal baby. The news that usually comes after the birth is the baby’s name but sometimes it is not as simple as that. Sometimes it takes a while to find a befitting name and i am sure the pressure is even more so when it is a royal baby. I was glad a few days later when it was announced on the news that the royal baby is to be called Louis Arthur Charles. It is wonderful that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose such meaningful names.
Before the royal baby was named, my colleague asked me why it was taking long to give the baby a name. I told her that naming a child is a special thing because a name is for life. My colleague gave me a strange look and said , ‘wow but they had 9 months to do that’. I told my colleague my own story about how i named my children. The first one i researched the name for 3 months before giving birth and even after birth we had a naming ceremony with our wonderful pastor. Nobody except myself and my hubby knew the name of the baby until the naming ceremony when baby was about 1 week old. With the second one again we had a naming ceremony when she was 1 week old. Both names were roughly researched and most importantly we prayed over their names. I hope i do not come come across as snobby but naming a child ridiculous names is rather selfish and disrespectful to the child. Parents need to think of their children’s future and see their names as prophecies.
A couple of years back i saw on the news that some countries around the world actually have a banned list of names. In France it is illegal to name your child nutella,strawbery,deamon and mini cooper. According to the law in France, such names can lead to bullying hence not in the best interest of the child. I know there is a huge banned list with some hilarious names but the above is just an example.
Back to my question again, and the answer would be as long as it takes to find great name.
Congratulations to Destiny child’s Michelle Williams who recently got engaged to Pastor Chad Johnson. According to the lovely bride to be, they met last year at a christian retreat and stayed in touch. The groom to be was encouraged by his friends to pursue Michelle and here they are today happily engaged. The happy couple are set to tie the knot this summer 2018.
It is so wonderful to see a Godly relationship especially in this day and age. According to their People’s magazine interview, they did everything the christian way. They were both done with dating and wanted to pursue a relationship that will lead to marriage. The groom to be reportedly told his bride to be that he was done searching upon meeting her. When Pastor Chad was ready to propose he sought the blessings and permission from those nearest and dearest to Michelle. What is also wonderful to see is that they are not having a 10 year engagement. I just do not understand long engagements. Traditionally engagements are supposed to be maximum 12 months. I understand that of course sometimes money can be an issue in regards to actually getting married but in the end it is not how much a wedding cost that matters. I have heard many elders saying, ‘marriage begins after the wedding’. It is so true and personally i think couples should work with what they have and let God bless it. It does not make sense to be engaged for 10 years while saving for a ‘Instagram’ style wedding.
I just love their testimony and i pray that it will encourage those that are still waiting and searching. What i have certainly learned from this is when they both gave up on relationships and doing things their own way, God showed up (not that He ever left lol) and did only what Yahweh can do. May they have a beautiful and blessed marriage 🙂
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who welcomed a bouncing baby boy on Monday morning. Like most people, i was glued to my news apps for any updates on the royal baby and so it was lovely to hear of the great news. Katherine was admitted to St Mary hospital on Monday morning and by 11 am she welcomed her baby and by the evening she left through that famous door. The new mum looked absolutely lovely as if she had just returned from a relaxing holiday. Katherine was wearing a beautiful red dress with a white collar and even managed to wear a pair high heeled shoes. I accept that the duchess has a lot of help as it comes with her role and status but lets not forget, she is still human. Most new mothers leave the hospital with cosy clothes and comfortable shoes away from the public eye but Katherine has to keep perfoming her duties regardless so well done super Kate!
The new baby is such a cutie pie just like his brother Prince George and sister Princess Charlotte. The baby has not yet been given a name but i am sure whatever name they give him will be befitting. It would have been nice to name him George as he was born on St Georges day but erm..that is already taken by his big brother oh dear.