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Happy mother’s day 2016

Image result for mothers day christianityJust a little note to say a very happy mother’s day to all the mother’s out there. As hectic as our daily schedules are and as tired as we get sometimes still we now deep within our hearts that being a mummy is one of the most rewarding roles ever. Sometimes it feels like you do not even have a moment to just relax and those weekend lay in are a distant memory yet we would not trade mummyhood for the world.

I had a lovely mother’s day and for me the highlight was receiving a card from Grace which she had made at school. She already told me on Friday she had a surprise for me in her book bag but i had to promise not to peep. The card was so beautiful and i could see all the effort she had made to make my day lovely. We went to church and we enjoyed a wonderful message titled love by Dr RT Kendall. We also took communion (as we do first Sunday of the month). The service was so beautiful and i felt so blessed.

After church i received another card from hubby and a big box of chocolates which we all demolished after lunch yummy yummy. As much as i am thankful for these things…i am also thankful; for life, health  and family. I am also thankful for pure love which we have in Christ.

 

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Hey that was quick….congratulations to sister sister star

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Its kind of tricky keeping up to dates with these interesting happenings. Yes yes i should follow on twitter (which i do) but my number one ministry means i am often busy..So i was catching up on real talk today on BET and i saw a very pregnant yet  immaculate looking Tamera Mowry-Housley so i thought i would go online to check. I was surprised to see a congratulations note on Real talk’s website. It seems the sister sister star already gave birth to a bouncing baby girl almost 3 weeks ago. The new baby girl has been named Ariah Talea and it is nice to see a celebrity choose a sensible names for once (please don’t get me started on Apples et al). Tamera explains the meanings behind her new baby’s name in her July 6th blog entry. She writes, ‘Both Hebrew names, Ariah means Lion of God and Talea means one who resembles the morning dew of Heaven. We couldn’t have found names with a better meaning if we had tried’.

Congratulations to the happy couple who already has a 2 year old son called Aden. I am sure their new addition will bring them great joy.

 

*Tamera pictured above looking amazing  at her princess style baby shower which took place in April. Image belongs to people.com

First things first…..some real soul food

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It can be a bit tricky as a busy mama to get into the word because there is always something to do. My mother is right when she says, ‘a mother’s job is never done’. Sometimes you think great i have gotten the children dressed and ready, house cleaned,dinner cooked and play group done but yet as soon as you sit down to read something else comes up.

It is no excuse for neglecting the word but sometimes its a real battle so i have devised a new strategy. As the summer hols is here i shall be waking up extra early whilst my lot are still snoozing. Today is the first day of my new strategy and i woke up about 7:30am to see my darling hubby off to work. As soon as he left i put the kettle on and made me a strong cuppa…you know the strong one where the tea bag stays in lol. I almost got distracted by the shopping channel ads trying to sell something that banishes ‘mummy aprons’. Anyhow i kept my focus and soon found myself lost in Colossians chapter 4 and 1Kings chapter 17. It was  not randomly selected, its just that i am following my churches reading and prayer diary so that is a great help. I am grateful i got some proper soul food in this morning and long may it continue…long after the hols!

Happy and blessed father’s day to all

 

Happy and blessed happy father’s day to all. Being  a father is probably one of the toughest jobs in the world and some would argue that the role does not come with manuals. I beg to differ on that one because as i ponder on the word of God and all the beautiful scriptures i know that parenting does not have to be a lonesome tough road. We have Christ therefore we can do it all through Him who gives us strength…after all the Lord has entrusted us with His most precious gifts (Psalm 127:3 ).

The word ‘father’ is a deep word and as one Christian author once pointed out ‘invokes all types of emotions’ because Some people do have issues with accepting that there is a heavenly loving Father (our Father which art in heaven). For those having issues in that area i pray that God will heal your relationships and family ties.

For many years i had issues with self esteem but as i discovered my father and saw how special i was to him somehow those issues melted away and now as a woman i still hold dear everything he taught me because it has helped me be the confident person i am today so i thank you so much dad.

Again happy father’s day and Yahweh’s blessings keep you and equip you to continue being the best father’s you can be. And also a big happy father Father’s day to our heavenly father who art in heaven because He is the Alpha and Omega.

Blessings x:)))

 

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A rise in new age and darkness in children’s TV shows

 

 

I don’t know if its me, but i have seen an increase in new age stuff and darkness creeping into children’s shows. I first begun to notice this when my first daughter Grace was 1. I was in the kitchen cooking dinner and i could hear a voice from the telly saying, ‘yogo yogo’. Out of curiosity i popped my head in the sitting room and i saw my innocent Grace watching waybaloo. The characters were putting themselves in yoga positions and postures and there was this haunting chiming music in the background. I saw a crystal pendant hanging near this dial type of a symbol.  This was a bit much for me and something in my spirit did not like it so i quickly changed the channel. I did not think it was right for the BBC to be feeding these things into my child’s spirit and mind. I believe people should  practice their beliefs however i do not think it should be forced upon young minds.

I had a talk with friends who had the same concerns. As we discussed we realized there were more and more programmes such as Holly’s little kingdom, Tree fu tom and more. I have even heard the tree fu tom character say, ‘follow me lets do big world magic’. There you have it discerning mums and dads. The enemy is no longer trying to hide his agenda. The agenda is as clear as day because i cannot read ‘big world magic’ in  any other way.

Most recently Grace was watching Sophia the first on Disney junior. There are some nice shows on Disney junior that i find educational such as Special agent oso, handy Manny and Sherrif Callie. Asides from that, i cannot ignore the fact that Disney loves too much magic. Recently whilst my daughter was watching Sofia the first i noticed a scrawny looking character  Cedric who calls himself the sorcerer. Cedric was trying to get his hands on Sofia’s Amulet. This was a new word to me so i looked it up and most of the findings read, ‘

An amulet (Latin amulētum) can be any object whose most important characteristic is its alleged power to protect its owner from danger or harm. Amulets are different from talismans as a talisman is believed to bring luck or some other benefit, though it can offer protection as well’ (from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amulet03/jan/2015)
The above description was shocking and then i realized a top gifted to Grace has the same amulet( necklace) around the neck area and so threw the top in the bin. The item was purchased  innocently by my friend but after watching the amulet episode i realized it was something i was not prepared to let my daughter wear. I want my children to grow up in the full knowledge of Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. I trust that my children will always rely on the power of the Cross therefore getting rid of that top was a start. It is not easy of course because at the moment everywhere you look you see frozen and similar shows all focusing on the dark side..the merchandise people have really gone coockoo on this one and i would not be surprised if i went to the supermarket tomorrow and i saw a frozen toilet brush lol. Yes it is not easy but with Christ all things are possible and i also see something as teachable moments which enable me to teach my children the right things based on our faith.
A funny thing  happened recently when my husband was telling my daughter off because she had been naughty. She was so upset she turned towards him and waved her hands as if holding a wand and said, ‘daddy i am going to turn you into a frog (she was copying holly’s little kingdom). We tried not to laugh about it in front of her but just explained to her that turning people into frogs is not the best way to get your way and its much better to bless than curse.
I do not want to come across as a boring mum. My darlings have lots of fun and there are lots of secular and non secular shows they enjoy but at times as discerning parents we do have to draw a line. Matthew 6:22  reads,’The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light’.
Asides from watching TV there is actually something called life which is best enjoyed with human beings out and about in the open fresh air no matter the weather.
Image above of waybuloo belongs to http://waybuloo.wikia.com/wiki/Ancient_Yogo_Machine

Happy mother’s day to all you wonderful mothers out there :))

Call Her BlessedWow it has been ages since i blogged but could not let this day go by without popping by to say happy mother’s day to all. This beautiful journey called motherhood starts from forever and lasts forever. As well as being beautiful it is also one of the most important roles in the world because even world leaders and lawyers do not just fall from the sky. Indeed they came about because somebody chose to give them life and nurture them.

I was walking back from school drop off last week when i had a deep convo with one of the mums who also happens to be a christian. We discussed about the scripture that says ,” Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”(Mark16:15-16). You see a lot of the times people are gagging for roles in the church whilst neglecting their responsibilities as parents or sometimes undermining their roles. Some are obsessed with joining the choir,ushering or hogging the stage. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with serving but i believe we need to stop undermining our roles and find a balance. The Bible does tell us to, ‘train up a child in the way he should go’ and that backs backs up what my friend and i were discussing. We discussed how we can fit in ‘go ye into the world’ in between school runs, cooking,cleaning,homework,school project,taking care of hubby and all other things that being a full time mother entails. My friend laughed and said, ‘but your children are your number one ministry’. She is sort of right because sometimes there is that conflict that a lot of us would love to go out evangelising etc and then you have that guilt when you cannot find the time. I believe that when God wants you to go and be a missionary He will provide all that is necessary for example Valerie Shepard and her family. Likewise i do not think it is wise beating yourself up and feeling guilty that your not out there doing the ‘work’ of the Lord because, believe me ‘training up your child’ still counts as serving the Lord.

So back to the point, happy mother’s day dear mothers and me included. Whatever we are doing with our families, i pray that we would do it all as if doing it unto God. The main thing is that  we have to enjoy every seasons of our lives and who knows, perhaps one day God may send you to preach, lay hands on the sick and be the hands and feet of Christ. Saying that, it does not mean we cannot reach out in our current season. It would not hurt to share the love of Christ with fellow mums. It would not hurt at all to offer to pray for the sick or the lost. What i am trying to say is before we get the opportunity to go to a far away place…..i guess we can start wherever we are so on that note, Happy mother’s day with Love and blessings to you all xxxxxx 🙂