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.
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 🙂
Sorry i could not post on the day but its been a very busy Easter celebration for us here, I was actually meant to post on the 1st of April but by the time i finished doing everything i was beyond knackered.The whole celebration has been wonderful especially now that my little one have reached an age where they are so inquisitive. My 4 year old keeps telling me that Jesus went to the cross and went up to the sky and asking lots of hows and whys. I love their little funny questions as it allows room for me to explain things in a way that is age appropriate. Days before good Friday we made 2 gorgeous Easter bonnets as the girls school required all children to wear one for their Easter celebrations. I had set my sights on getting non decorated simple bonnets from the poundshop or poundworld but unfortunately they had run out. I was amazed that all the shops had run out of bonnets and some well known shops did not bother to stock any. I did manage to buy some bonnet decorations and some simple straw summer hats which we turned into bonnets. The girls and i had so much fun decorating the bonnets and even daddy helped stitch some baby chicks for us. The girls looked so sweet wearing their bonnets for school before half term and also for church on Easter Sunday.
Asides from Easter bonnets we also had chocolate eggs overload. I really wanted to treat my little ones for doing so well at school so i just went overboard with the chocolates. I organised a cheeky Easter egg hunt in the house as the weather wasn’t too great. Chocolate eggs were hidden in the dolls house, study table, rocking moose and other strange and funny parts of the house. They took their egg hunt seriously and at some point became extra competitive as their marched around the house with their pink and yellow baskets. They had sch a ball and as for me, i found a Cadburys creme egg days later in the bedroom. I did not call the girls to come and see i simply sat down quietly and enjoyed a well deserved treat hmmm it was yum….such a great find.
On Easter Saturday we made some arts and crafts which the girls enjoyed as it involved lots of cutting, sticking, gluing and of course glitter. I planned to make my own hot cross buns but i did not get the time and so i cleared out my nearest supermarket :). Easter Sunday was such a treat as the girls were all pretty in pink with their bonnets. The service was beautiful as our wonderful pastor taught us on the power of Jesus Christ Resurrection. I just soaked in the message like a thirsty tree. The word of God is indeed life and i am so glad i have the privilege to know the true meaning of the season. My children love the bunny,chocolates,baby chicks and so on but they understand that its just a little bit of fun. What makes me happy is that they know about Jesus and how much He loves us.
I received a new mobile phone over Christmas from my darling husband. I was so happy because it had been a while since i had a phone without cracks (no thanks to my girls). Being an apps expert that he is, he went through the trouble of downloading some great apps on my behalf. I am not a big techie person myself but at the same time i am loving my Bible app. Last year i fell behind on my Bible reading and became slightly sidetracked and disorganised so this year i decided to pick myself up and carry on.
The Bible app is simply amazing because it has helped me stay on top of my reading. I have used the Bible app to sign myself up for a challenge to read my Bible in one year. This is not the first time i am reading the whole Bible through. I read it through as a new believer from 2006 until 2008 (yep it took me 2 whole years). I want to read it through again because its just a great way to refresh and reboot my walk with Christ.
The challenge i am using is simple and my mobile phone prompts me too which is handy. I recommend this app to everyone plus there are lots of reading plans so it is not one a shoe fits all type of app.
Happy Mother’s day to all you sweet and wonderful mothers out there. May God reward you for all that you do and increase your knowledge so that we can do better. I know there are lots of parenting books out there but even with all that knowledge it is all by the grace of God. There is no such thing as a perfect parent or perfect child because we have all fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23-24) but still we can do all all things through Christ amen…so please remain blessed and keep up the good work 🙂
World book day is one of my favourites events of the year. I love to see the excitement in my children’s faces as we scour through their favourite books to find one of their many favourite characters. For the past 2 weeks my youngest has changed her mind about her characters so many times i have lost count. First she wanted to go as a baby kangaroo (kangaroo kangaroo where are you) and then she decided she wanted to go as princess Elsa. I encouraged her to choose something different rather than Frozen and plus she has worn that costume so many times. As little as she is she went away to play and ponder and then she had a light-bulb moment. She suddenly remembered a book she purchased during the book fair week called fairy magic by Cerrie Burnell. She was so excited she came shouting, ‘mummy i will go as blue summer fairy. I was glad she made her mind up as we were only a day away to world book day.
My big girl already decided weeks in advance she would go as Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl. It was super easy buying her costume which was purple with a puffball top plus it came with a golden ticket and some bubblegum. She was so happy with her choice and very much into her character. I also found it rather sweet that she took her time to talk to her little sister about her character. She told her little sister that Violet likes to store her bubble gum in her ears for safe keeping . Her baby sister was not impressed and she replied, ‘well if i had lots of bubblegum i would just chew it all up ok’.
After all the preparation and horrid weather i am so happy the day went so well. It was just so lovely seeing my girls with their friends really owning their characters and having so much fun. I really need to become more organised and hopefully next time i will be more on the ball however it all depends on the children’s choices and as you all know children change their mind all the time.
The other day i was preparing dinner. The plan was to make roast potatoes to go with spicy chicken and coleslaw. Whilst peeling the potato i came across this cute looking heart shaped potato. Excuse my puns but i simply did not have the heart to peel it or cook it as it looked so cute. I called my husband and sister in love into the kitchen to have a look but for some reason they could not see what i could see. The lack of enthusiasm from them was just heartless as they compared my cutie tattie to allsorts. They said its more of a hairy bottom than a heart…never mind.
I find the whole thin quite funny how human perception varies. How one thing could resemble many things to many people. I have always been this way even as a child, during the day i would happily climb some trees but at night the same trees would look like scary people with waving arms.
Look at the pictures below of my potato and let me know what you think.