This week i am focusing on drawing my strength from God and learning to be still. Psalm 46: 10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” As i think about this verse i am reminded of the movie Jungle book where Mowgli and Baloo are singing ‘bare necessities. Baloo says to Mowgli, ‘ So just try and… relax. Yeah. Cool it. Fall apart in my backyard. ‘Cause let me tell you something, little britches: if you act like that bee at… Uh-uh. You’re working too hard. And don’t spend your time lookin’ around for something you want that can’t be found…
Sometimes it is easy to overwork like that bee and get tangled up in the everyday hassle and bustle of life. We buzz to the kitchen,buzz to school,buzz to pick up and drop off. We buzz to work and we buzz to church sometimes as if going round and round on a hamster wheel. Regardless of all of these things i am beginning to see that the word of God is my shield and my fortress in the midst of everything and i actually do not mind being like a busy bee as long as i know that Yahweh is the one directing my steps.
Father God i pray that you help me and anybody else reading this or searching for the truth to internalize that beautiful verse and to be still and know you are God in Jesus name Amen.
This is a short video of the beautiful Wendy Alec released only a few hours ago. In this video she talks of her pain wow the whole situation is so sad i pray God restores her family,her marriage and all that concerns them Amen.
I am a stay at home mum, a homemaker if you please and i thoroughly enjoy my many roles. To some my role may be the most boring of roles yet God in His goodness manages to fill my days with His beauty. In my everyday activities i get to meet so many interesting people from all walks of life and at times it may seem as if the Lord is trying to tell me something through these experiences. Being a mother is not boring at all because it is one of the most important jobs in the world because one way or another we are helping shape and mold tomorrow’s people.
It does not matter where i go or what activities i engage in with my darlings because somehow the love of Christ and His Grace is all around. So yesterday i was at playgroup following my baby (well she walks now i guess that makes her a toddler…) as she played. I got talking to another mother who was there with her 2 year old daughter. We complimented each other’s little ones n and had a little natter about how quickly children grow. She then told me that her child should not be alive because she was born at 24 weeks. My face dropped and i asked her if she meant 34 weeks she repeated 24 weeks. She explained to me that they had only moved to the area when she fell pregnant unexpectedly. She went into labor at 24 weeks and the hospital nearby is the only hospital that ‘works’ to save babies born that early. She explained to me that the majority of hospitals at the time only worked to save babies born at 27 weeks (i do not know if this is still the practice). I looked at that beautiful little girl and i almost cried because to look at her walking,talking and enjoying her life you would not believe how she almost never made it because of policies and politics. Her mother told me outright that her daughter would have certainly died had it not been for this particular hospital and also it got me thinking about how precious life is. I thought about the abortion laws which state:
Under UK law, an abortion can usually only be carried out during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy as long as certain criteria are met (see below). The Abortion Act 1967 covers England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland, and states
I am not trying to make anybody feel guilty of any past abortions but i feel that the government should be doing more to reduce that limit because at 24 weeks the baby is well and truly developed and after that little miracle i met yesterday nobody can tell me that she is not real and did not exist or have feelings at 24 weeks. I have never really given much thought to the subject but now i know that the 24 weeks limit is not justified and there are now more and more cases of babies surviving even at 22 weeks thanks to medicine and technology.
My eyes are now open and i can safely say that i believe every baby should be given a chance to live and i am so grateful i met that beautiful miracle yesterday. Long may she continue to thrive as God continues to bless her with perfect health and a life filled with Grace.
There are various Christian organizations that provide post abortion counseling and can be found on the following:
Wow it only seems like yesterday when Ja Rule released his first album Venni Vetti Vecci. Music is such a powerful tool in how it shapes our lives because every song brings back memories of friendship,relationships and even the weather…yes yes many moons ago before mamab got saved she occasionally went clubbing with friends and danced along to “holla holla”. As interesting as it all were, it is also nice to fast forward and see how God can change people’s lives into something more beautiful beautiful (like the song by Francesca Batistelli). I saw this clip the other day of Ja Rule talking about how he gave his life to Jesus during the promotional tour of the hit movie I’m in Love With a Church Girl where he plays the role of Miles Montego a high flying drug dealer who falls in love with a lovely church girl. The movie concludes with Miles becoming the pastor of a church almost like the opposite of life imitating art.
Ja Rule whose real name is Jeffery Atkins is has been married for over a decade and has 3 children with his wife Aisha Murray
Ja Rule is no stranger to getting in trouble with the law and some of his past legal issues include fire arm possession, assault and being caught with marrijuana. Despite his run in with the law it seems Ja Rule has surrendered all to the only one who matters…Jesus Christ.
Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful period in a woman’s life. As well as being beautiful it can also be scary for some so i just wanted to encourage you to trust in Yahweh the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews12:2). Whether you are at the beginning or about to deliver i can guarantee the enemy will try to fling some type of untrue things in your mind but the word of the Living God is clear and tells us to have sound mind. For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power love and o sound mind (2Timothy:7).
Ladies do not give fear room to grow but rather rejoice in the goodness of God. Rejoice in His creation and enjoy every moment of that precious baby being knitted together in your womb (Psalm139:13-14). God is truly beautiful and i discovered and felt it more than ever as my baby grew and begun to kick and even hiccup…yes babies hiccup in the womb as their lungs start to mature. I will never forget it when felt my baby Grace hiccup, i was at work talking when i got startled and she hiccuped. ..Anyway going back to the topic of fear, fear does not add anything good to you or your baby and there are countless tests showing babies in the womb reacting to stress. I never allowed fear to get in my way in my pregnancy and experienced zero stress because i ate,slept breathed the promises of God which is available to us through Jesus Christ. I read a wonderful book called ‘a supernatural child birth’ which helped me receive the knowledge that Jesus Christ died on he cross for me and by doing so redeemed me from the curse. We do not have to suffer with Eve’s curses but rather we can be filled with the peace of God because Jesus Christ has redeemed us. Now , i am not saying giving birth does not hurts because i would be lying….my my childbirth is the type of pain that i cannot find a word suitable enough to describe. Contractions can be so hard you may not be able to speak until it passes because it is really breath taking yet nothing beats the love and joy that overtakes your entire being once you hear your baby cry for the first time. Holding your baby in your arms will cause you to forget all the pain and a few months later you will not believe it when you tell yourself, ‘perhaps it is time to try again’.
US based five times national champion Alysia Montano caused a stir on Thursday when she took part in 800 meter race. The mum to be who is 8 months pregnant looked fresh and full of energy dressed in her running shorts and top. Some people have criticised her for running at this stage of her pregnancy but according to Oregonlive.com she did get the ok from her doctors and also it has been greatly encouraged for mothers to exercise in pregnancy…Obviously one should not go bungee jumping whilst pregnant so I do not think she is doing anything wrong. Most mums to be feel tired and breathless by this stage so well-done to her. I bet all this exercise will help her cope in labour and enable her to shift the baby fat (not that she has gained any) quicker once her baby is born. This mum to be looks brave and beautiful!!
Luo Qianxi who is a painter by profession chose to paint rather than keep a diary of what she hopes and imagines her baby will be. According to daily mail who recently featured her on their femail page, Mrs Qianxi is expecting a baby boy and has been known to spend up to 5 hours just to paint. Wow soooo beautiful!