Tag Archive | Faith

Meghan and her mummy

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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.

 

 

Image above is from Daily mail UK

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Conquering fear in pregnancy with the word of God

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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’.

*framed scriptuure from Amen designs on etsy.com

Faith school or non faith school?

schoolsThe past 1 year or so i have had to make a very important decision regarding my daughter’s education. My darling just turned 4 and in September she will be starting reception so i have had the task of visiting various schools and researching on the Ofsted website. I have always had my heart set on 1 particular faith school. It is a church of England school as that is the closest to our pentecostal denomination. This school is so lovely their website even states, ‘we learn together,we pray together’. I was fully armed with 6 choices to make because it is so difficult for school places to come by and every all parents are required to choose 6 school and also highlight their first and second choice.

I prayed about all my choices as well as talking to other mums and dads about our local schools.  I prayed that God will give my daughter the best school for her, a school which will cater to her Christian faith.  When my daughter was 6 months old we dedicated her onto the Lord and our pastors emphasised the importance of training up a child (Proverbs 22.6) and so i am keen to uphold what we have been taught. I am not here to knock non faith schools because there are some brilliant no faith schools out there but i believe so it is important to choose what is good for your child and your family.

All the faith schools required a statement from our church which our kid’s pastor was happy to provide. We then had to indicate which church we go to and how often we attend. I suppose that is a good way for the schools check out the facts. Anyway to cut the long story short we received the results today and my princess was given her second choice…we were not given our first choice because that school is oversubscribed and also siblings get priority regardless of their faith (which kind of defeats the whole faith school objective). I hear overall many children did not get their first choice and hundreds of children were not even offered a place so we are grateful to God! I was a tad bit disappointed at first but then i remembered i did not make my decision on a whim and i actually prayed for God’s best and this is what He has done so glory be to Jesus!! So that is my experience for primary school application and here are a few tips for you to consider when your time comes:

*Visit the school for open days, do not just rely on the website because when you visit a place you often get a feeling..a knowing .

*Speak to other parents who may have children in that particular school

*Check out ofsted report (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/schools/for-parents-and-carers/find-school-inspection-report )

*Pray pray pray because when you pray you hand over the whole process to God. God cares about all aspects of our lives including school applications for our children

*Ask your child what he/she thinks and what they want and do also take them with you to open days to see how they react to that environment.