Not Out of Mind

My dear blogger,
My out of sight is not out mind,
Oh no! Far from it!
You occupy my mind daily,
As I wade through issues,
That keep attempting to bury,
My passions, my innate desire for writing-
Mozilla browser refusing to budge,
Work timelines and deadlines,
Personal issues, pensive minds,
Family and church commitments,
Oh dear dear dear me!
Oh, my dear blogger,
How can I forget the joy, the gladness,
That floods my heart when I write,
Nor that thrill, excitement and suspense,
Wondering what our daily Prompt would be;
I will keep fighting! I will keep writing!
I will keep reading, commenting and liking!
For I have just discovered that,
Being here gives me greater pleasure than my daily food.

Daily Prompt: Bury

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Gossips Are Worse Than Thieves

Gossips are worse than thieves
They steal from another man-
Dignity, honour, reputation, credibility,
These are impossible to restore,
Unlike earthly physical possessions.

At the point when a man slips,
He can recover and readjust his balance,
At the point when his tongue slips,
He cannot recover his words,
He cannot readjust the damage caused,
There’s nothing to caper to, revel in or profit from,
When another man’s dignity is stolen and tarnished.

Daily Prompt: Caper

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P – Prayer, Perseverance and Patience

Pray about your dreams, your aspirations and how far you want to go in life. Pray about every detail of your plan. Don’t take anything for granted, pray about it.

Does your plan involve writing? Pray for unprecedented inspiration, wisdom, articulated thoughts , creativity, availability of time and resources, etc.

Does your dream involve job creating? Pray for your staff, the building, sourcing of equipment, legal and licensing issues, the local authority or whoever you need to see in furtherance to your plans, etc. Does your plan involve personal growth? Family issues? Your children? Your business/company? Your studies? Your walk with God? Your ministry? Whatever it may be, pray about it.
God is interested in every bit of our lifes and is never too bored with the details. You may say you don’t know how to pray, just take your plans, kneel down and talk to God about them. That’s all there is to it. Pray to Him and empty your desires and deep wishes to Him. “When we delight ourselves in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our hearts” -Psalms 37:4.

Perseverance and Patience. I have to briefly reiterate this point again, you need to persevere in prayer and in waiting. Every good thing takes a while to materialise. Be patient, don’t be in a hurry and miss vital issues and/or opportunities. In time, your patience, perseverance and prayers would surely pay off because somehow and in someway, God still answers prayers.

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18th November, 2006

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There abides three things- hope, faith, love; and the greatest of them is love

Two is better than one they say
I never knew how true
Till I met you

Love is sweet to have they say
I never knew how sweet
Till I loved you

Life is wonderful when you have
someone to share it with
I never knew how true
Till I said,
“I will share my life with you”

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Poet’s Notes:
I was going through my email this morning, deleting my old mails to have more storage space on my device. I came across this poem I wrote for my husband, then fiancé, on the 18/11/2006. I was truly amazed at my words and I was greatly encouraged. This resonates with my post yesterday- The Pen. I’ve completed forgotten that I wrote a beauty like this.

I know in many years to come, I will look back at my blog and my heart would be filled with great gladness when I read my words, my books and many more things I may have penned down.
Shalom

Snuggle or Jump

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The journey of life depends on what I do with it and how I maximise it.

Either I snuggle up in the comforts of the known, shielded by a barricade, afraid to take risks, afraid to take a jump into the unknown thus, remain who I am.

Or, I let go of any mental inhibitions and embrace the unknown, then take a risky leap of faith into the vast sea of limitless and endless opportunities for that sure glimmer of hope of fulfilling my destiny… for failure is not trying and failing but failing to try.

In response to Sonya’s Three Line Tales Week 75

Picture Credit: Meghan Yabsley on Unsplash

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O – Organise, Priotise and Adapt

To pursue and fulfil your dreams, you have to be organised. Organise your work, your plans, your timescales, your time.

Nobody stumbles upon success, no one achieves success by doing things in a half hazardous manner. If you don’t plan your time, anything can fit into it. Impromptu decisions a times are good but a lifestyle of impulsiveness will not get you far.

To organise, you have to prioritise. This will help you to know:
-Matters that are of “life and death” i.e. These are the deal breakers. If ignored, things might take a worse turn that you may not recover from. E.g. If my goal as a diabetic person is to lose weight, then going off sugary foods would be a do/die situation.
-Matters that are immediately important i.e. Though not a do/die situation but must be attended to.
-Matters that are not important now i.e. Though not important now but will be in the near future.
-Matters that can wait i.e. matters that can be accomplished anytime, there’s no timescale.

Lastly, you adapt your lifestyle to suit your goals and objectives. Some things has to go and a new lifestyle adopted. If your goal is to buy a home, then you have to reduce expenses and adapt into a lifestyle that saves more. To be the best in a course or maybe study more scriptures, a change from a lifestyle of idleness into more studying is important. This point is another crucial point. We cannot get from point A to point B without changes in positions, thoughts, habits and lifestyles.
Shalom 🌺🌺

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or ignorant. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” –Larry Winget
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are”

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His Great Name

Demons scamper and hide,
Principalities quiver and shake,
Our lips hum new melodies,
Our hearts revive and reignite,
At the mention of His great name,
My Refuge, my Rock, my Help
My Saviour, my Hiding Place,
Jesus.

Daily Prompt: Scamper

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In The Amazon or The Pacific? Where?

Where can I go?
Where would I run to?
If I scamper down the rabbit’s hole,
Or climb the Eiffel Tower,
If I hide deep in the Amazon,
Or make a bed in the Pacific,
At the top of Mt. Everest,
Or down in the belly of a whale,
At home silently reading a book,
Or at the war fronts of Iwo Jima…

Wherever I am, whatever I face,
I know, You are there with me,
I know, I am safe, always safe,
In Your everlasting arms.

(A poem inspired by Psalms 139)

Daily Prompt: Scamper

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Season of Hope: I Will Bloom

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So I will stand
Despite the trying times
So I will bloom
Despite the pouring rain
So I will sway
To the rhythm of the wind
So I will shine
When the sun is out
When the rain is gone
When the wind is still
No matter the rage of the rain
I will bloom

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See my notes on: Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough

N – Networking

This is a very important concept. We need each other. You need people to achieve all you set your mind to do. You need connections, and connections lead to more connections.

This is where social media plays a massive role. Seek out social  platforms to meet new people and learn more things about what you want to pursue. This aspect is in three dimensions:

1. Make out time and meet likeminded people, people with the same or close dreams and aspirations. Experienced and established people in the field you are pursuing so you can learn from them. Listen to their stories, their defeats and victories, and learn.

2. Make friends with those that will challenge you with constructive criticism and assist you to harness your rare qualities, they will encourage you, advice you, question you and push you to your limits. Recognise those that draw out the best in you and get closer to them.

3. Meet and if possible make friends with your target audience and sample opinions. Do you know who your target audience is? Find them, meet them. Speak, interact and gain insight to what they hope to find in venture like yours.

Networking is key to growth, expansion and the realisation to every dream.

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Two passengers,

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One life,
Two passengers,
The man, the woman,
Many adventures,
Forever together.

Precipitous hills,
Rocky valleys,
Perilous seas,
Peaceful shores,
Pains, joys,
Cries, laughter,
What a journey!

My best friend,
My companion,
United in heart,
United through God,
Marriage truly is
A blessed gift
From God to man

Daily Prompt: Passenger

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Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-11)

Season of Hope: Trusting You

Through these years,

I’ve learned to trust You,

Even in this season,

I’m learning to trust You,

Show me Your way,

Help me to always say,

From my heart within,

I trust You, Lord.

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(See my notes on Season of Hope: His Strength is Enough)