Santa in Nigeria…lol

 

I am not a big fan of chain letters and chain messgaes as i believe the blessings of God is not dependent on how many messages i can forward ( ahhh glad to clear that).This video gave me the giggles and i had to hit the forward button as soon as i received it.

This video is just so funny and my girls have already learned the dance routine. Well done to the creator 🙂

 

 

 

A star is grown…yum

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I am always sharing wonderful stories of my childhood to my children. The biggest reward is seeing their sheer delight written across their faces so i was so amazed when i came across these gorgeous star fruits. When i was child growing up in Africa, i used to eat so much start fruit. I would eat and eat until i get a sore mouth…(yep miss piggy right here).

Anyway when i took these beauties home my little ones enjoyed it so much and both said, ‘oh wow mummy its like twinkle twinkle’. It’s these little ‘awww’ moments that make me appreciate the beauty of God and as that beautiful hymn goes, ‘all things bright and beautiful the Lord hath made them all’.

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It’s going to a blessed summer :)

I thoroughly enjoyed myself this morning. I enjoyed the fresh morning sun,cup of tea and most importantly the word of God. It has been weeks since i have sat down to relax like this. Normally i am either stuck in traffic, attending playgroup,assembly or the usual school activities. My usual routine keeps me so busy that by the time i have done the morning school run, get home, blink twice then it is home time and time to dash off again but today was simply beautiful. Today i was able to just enjoy the early morning sun bouncing from the sky to my windows while i enjoyed the daily word. I did not just pour my tea in my mouth as i normally would when rushing…no i just sat and enjoyed every drop and appreciated the fact that summer holiday is indeed upon us. God is so good and i intend to enjoy the beauty of His works even beyond the summer holidays when the hustle and bustle returns.

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Thank God its good friday

Image result for goodfridayWe live in a busy world where most even work 7 days per week. Because of the busy nature of our modern world, it is no wonder that every Fridays most of us rejoice as we look forward to the weekend. We have all become familiar with the term ‘TGIF’ which stands for, ‘thank God its Friday’.

Today i just want to take a moment to be thankful; for one of the best days that is good Friday. I have always been fascinated by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and as a child i remember watching a very old Jesus movie. This movie was in French (i understood zero French of course)and it showed Jesus as he was accused and sent to the cross. Perhaps the actors and the the make-up were too believable, but i will never forget that i was touched by that movie. I may have been about 7 years old and i just sat there watching and sobbing quietly. I was touched by the crown made of thorns, the blood, the bruises and most of all  His heart broken mother Mary as she cried at the foot of the cross. As much as this movie touched me of course i know that  the reality was far worst. John chapter chapter 18 through to chapter 19 tells the reality of good Friday and beyond and as i read these scriptures now as a woman and a mother i can appreciate it even more.

I am so thankful for good Friday. I am thankful that God loved us so much that he sent His only begotten son to redeem us. I am so thankful that the story does not end at the cross or the tomb because after 3 days the stones roll away for Jesus is alive forever.

A lot more praying a and a little less wishing please

Prayersthatavailsmuch - CopyMany many moons ago when i was a student i had many opportunities to read about language and meanings and how language changes over time. There are many words that have become part of everyday language due to various factors and sometimes we all utter beautiful words with empty hearts.

When we celebrate birthdays it is customary in a many places worldwide to make a wish quietly before blowing candles. My little princess already knows how mummy feels about wishes and the nanny plums of this world so recently we agreed it would be better to say a birthday prayer instead of making a wish. That little talk has really helped her with her own relationship with God because she likes to pray about everything now (hoooray).

Recently i have been thinking about the word, ‘wish’. According to the Oxford dictionary a wish or to wish is to , ‘Feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen’. We only have to read fairy tales to see how wishes operates and it is fair to see say that  wishes originate from dark places. I will not dwell on wishes today because even as i type this i am trying to get myself to focus on praying rather than wishing. I want to align my prayers with the word of the living God and build my faith.

The book of Hebrews chapter 11:1 tells us that, ‘faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’. This alone is so encouraging because i know that i can pray to my heavenly father and He will hear me but i cannot wish upon a star. If i know of somebody who is unwell or needs a miracle i will boldly pray in Jesus name. The Bible does tell us that life and death is at the power of the tongue so why waste my words and thoughts by wishing. Somehow wishing just doesn’t cut it…..just a thought 🙂

 

The above picture is from Grace’s prayer book which was given to her when she was just 1 at our church teddy bear picnic.

Boys will be boys..even a prince George:)

On the news this week the Duchess of Cambridge Katherine gave a talk to a group of school children at St.Matthew’s primary school in Westminster. According to Daily Mail, the Duchess attended with with princes William and Harry shortly after attending the commonwealth service.The Duchess told the children that prince George now has a scooter and he loves to speed and that she cannot keep up with him…But don’t worry about his royal boisterousness because the Duchess also said that baby sister princess Charlotte keeps him in check(typical baby sister behaviour eh).

The scooter is a lovely thing but my goodness when your child is using it you often find yourself panicking or running after them in panic. The whole experience can be stressful for parents too especially when you are doing the school run and perhaps have a buggy and  another baby plus you are surrounded by traffic and roadwork .

Regardless of the panic, it is great to see prince George having a wale of a time on his scooter and long may the fun continue.

What’s mama cooking?

I am a firm believer in using whatever i have at home to make yummy dishes. Funny i say yummy because i often don’t enjoy it as much as my family and the reason being is that someone else’s cooking always tastes better to me..yep funny logic.

Anyway so i opted for spicy fish and chips with mama Grace twist. To make the fish I used the browning technique to seal in the flavour and then allowed it to cook in the oven. I made some delicious chips with the skin (i heard its healthier) and made my spicy red onion garnish to serve on top of the fish. I also steamed some delicious sweet corn served with a dollop of butter.

Result was happy faces at the dinner table and even little Shalom enjoyed it but i had to tell her its meat or chicken before she could it lol..yep little  lies mums have to tell  little fussy eaters.