I Know Who I Am – I Am A Woman of God

If there’s one thing I’m happy about
I’m happy I’m a girl or… a woman
I love to dress up, heels and all
I love to make up, mascara and all
Matching shoes and bag is my thing
I love fashion and I like looking trendy
I love pink, purple, blue, green and red
I love to nurture, to care, to love
I love roses, cards and chocolates
I may not like period pains
I may cry over labour pains
I may have crushes and heartbreaks
I may not have a pointed nose,
A curvy shape or blue eyes
But I’m a girl, I’m a woman
I’m a sister, I’m a daughter,
I’m a mother, I’m a wife…
I know who I am
That’s who God made me
That’s who I am,
And I’m proud it is so

Happy International Women’s Day to every woman out there 👠👠👗👒💝💝

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Spring Has Come

Hope springs like snowdrops
At the twilight of wintry chills
Barren trees embrace life
At the surge of gusty cool winds
Winter’s frosty touch
Gradually fades away
Outbreaks of sunshiny spells
Remind us Spring has come

Hope springs like daffodils
At the dusk of dark ensnaring paths
Faith rises to embrace Light
At the reach of redemptive Grace
Sin’s deathly grip
Unshackled from desperate souls
Outbreaks of mercy and peace
Assures us Life has come

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What Humans Want

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What I wanted
Never came
What I needed
Ever present

What I yearned for
Trickled out of my hands
What I didn’t realise I needed
Tenaciously committed itself to me

Pain, loss and heartbreak 
They have a way of showing us 
What’s truly important and
What we really need

#what humans want 

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Untie The Package

Big Gift

Untie the package
Live the dream
Drive through the years
Life is a gift

When the engine fails
And the brakes stop
Fix your dreams
Don’t abandon the car

And when you have done
All you need to do
Learn to sleep
When the night comes

Somehow, someway
It always gets better
When joy comes
In the morning

#fix your dreams

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Lazarus! Come forth!

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When the impossibilities of our lives
Weaken our resolutions
Let the possibilities of our God
Strengthen our convictions;
When the impossibilities of our lives
Take us to our knees
Then, we are in the best place
To unleash even faith like a mustard seed
In the unlimited possibilities of our God

#lazarus come forth!

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Jesus- Our Best Buddy Ever!

What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit! Oh, what needless pain we bear!
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Hymn by Joseph M. Scriven

When we think of all the challenges life throws our ways;
When sickness ravages the body that the doctors and physicians are confused;
When the death of a loved one leaves us vulnerable and burdened with pain;
When despite our faith and unending prayers, the matter seems to persist;
When debts and financial crisis attempts to steal our joy;
When at the crossroads of life’s decisions we don’t know what to do;
When we are all alone struggling to keep up and there’s no one who understands; When war and terrorism attempts to bind us with fear;
When the hurt of the past stops us from moving forward;
When life comes to a halt and nothing seems to be working no matter how hard we try;
When we are in dire need of forgiveness and restoration;
When we’ve been lied to, betrayed, despised and forgotten.

In such times, we realise there’s one buddy, one friend we can count on any day, any time, anywhere.
He’s never tired or weary of us, He’s always there in good times, bad times, middle times.
He never fails and we can count on
His unending love,
His redeeming mercy,
His unfailing compassion and
HIS matchless faithfulness
To see us through the times.
No matter how we beat His chest in pain or in anger, He is never broken.
His arms are always there wrapped around us, keeping us safe and secure in Him, comforting and consoling us. And if we wipe our tears and listen closely to His heart, we will hear Him saying,
“Trust Me child, I will never leave you nor forsake you”.

Jesus, the best Buddy we can ever have!

Originally published on 26/05/2016

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It’s Temporary

It’s temporary
I’ll make the best of my stay
Here

I am a tenant
A transitory tenant
In this little mansion
Called earth

Some co-tenants
Living like
It is perpetual
Forever

Other co-tenants
Ignoring everybody
Missing opportunities
To inspire

My mission:
Live well, inspire all
Die well, leave a legacy

Everyone I know
Including me
Will stroll through that door
And leave this mansion
Forever

To transcend
To a permanent place
When our tenancy
Is over
That’s a fact

Once again
It’s temporary
And
I’ll make the best of my stay
Here

Daily Prompt: Temporary

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I Am Alive

Love,
Like a butterfly
Fluttering inside,
Tickling;
Thick walls of
Resentment,
Bitterness,
Anguish,
Crumbling down

Into pieces,
When I gave
Love,
A free hand, to
Heal
My wounded heart
And
To restore me
Back,
To the beautiful life
I once loved
To live,
So,
Now,
I live,
I am alive,
Because of
Love

Daily Prompt: Bitter

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Picture Credit: Pixabay

Reflections From Life #12

Spring. Summer. Autum. Winter. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring…

No situation in life is permanent. No circumstance lasts forever. Life is transient and so does the seasons of life. Pain is but for a time and so does joy. Disappointments are not everlasting and so does failure. Rather than dwell in the transient impermanent seasons of my life, make the best of whatever you face. Learn from it and add to your wealth of experience. It will soon be over and another season is fast approaching.

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Life Unhindered

Faith unlocked
Love unfettered
Hope unleashed
Amity unbridled

Pardon unreserved
Kindness unchained
Goodwill released
Freedom liberated

Visions renewed
Perceptions reborn
Ideation revived
Mankind redeemed

…Life unhindered

Author’s notes:
In Christ we find faith, pardon, freedom, etc. When we unleash these to our communities, we pave the way towards man’s redemption from self-centredness and ultimately to a life unhindered, a life living in its full potentials through God..

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The Olympic Champion That Persevered

I cannot stop a bird from flying over my head but I can stop it from perching on my head. I cannot stop the challenges life throws at me, but I can stop them from affecting my heart and mind with negativism and pessimistic attitude. I am not only defined by the details on my passport, I am not defined by the challenges life throws at me, but I am mostly defined by how I choose to react to these challenges.

When life throws hatred, do I choose to hate back? Or do I love?
When life throws hurts and pain, do I chose to revenge? Or do I forgive?
When life throws set backs, barriers, hurdles, walls, etc. do I choose to sit down, grumble, throw a pity party and quit? Or do I choose stand up? If I choose to stand up, I will see the Olympic spectators cheering me on to keep jumping over each hurdle, one jump at a time, till I reach the finish line?

Do I want to be a hater or lover? An avenger or a forgiver? A quitter or the Olympic Champion that persevered despite the odds?
The choice is mine- how I am reacting to the challenges of life is to a great extent how I am permitting others to define and label me.

Daily Prompt: Passport, Champion

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This Is Our Creed

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen of angels,
Preached unto the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up into glory.”
1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

To redeem man from sin
He died on the cross
Rose up the third day,
Received up into glory,
Will return once again,
Riding on the clouds,
With justice, truth and righteousness

This is our Testimony
This is our Life
This is our Faith
This is our Creed

Daily Prompt: Controversy

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Life

The blurry version of life
The rosy version of thoughts
Rosy with no thorns
Ups with no downs
Wins with no losses
A timeless phase of success

The blurry version of life
An utopian vision
Yes, life in Jupiter
Delusions of perfection
Happily ever after
Disney’s version of life

Aspirations of all
Realities of none

Wait…

Life
A patient Teacher
An intricate Weaver
A double sided coin
A rose with thorns
Both ups and downs
Best days and worst days
Victories and defeats

You experience and you grow
You learn and you grow
You live and you grow

Make effort, work hard
Make your own story
Create your Disney ending
We have one life
Why don’t we live it
Like kings and queens?

Daily Prompt: Blur

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Good Morning to You.

Good Morning
Good morning to life
Good morning to hope
Good morning to healing
Good morning to new dreams
Good morning to new horizons
Good morning to new opportunities
Good morning to new zeal, zest and zing
Good morning to creativity and new ideas
Good morning to beauty and blessings
Good morning to love and be loved
Good morning to a brand new day
Good morning to joy and peace
Good morning to not giving up
Good morning to not quitting
Good morning to freedom
Good morning to you

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Remember…

Strolling down a path in the park
 I am reminded of how winding life can be
Yellow beams from the setting sun
I am reminded of the brevity of time
Watching a mother cuddle her child
I am reminded of the great gracious love of God
Watching the children play hide and seek
I am reminded of how carefree my mind should be
Staring into the dark quiet sky with speckles of stars
I am reminded of how peaceful the world should be

Daily Prompt: Yellow

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There is a God…

Maybe you can’t let go of your past,
There is a God who has already forgiven your past.

Maybe you can’t accept your present,
There is God who is always present with you.

Maybe you can’t see your future,
There is God who will give you a bright hope for the future.

Maybe your life to you has no meaning,
There is God who holds your life in His hands.

He doesn’t promise that life will be smooth,
But He promises to give you grace and strength for every phase.


Can you trust Him and release the reins of your life into His hands?
There is a God who is closer to you than your next breath. 

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O Sacred Heart of Jesus

O sacred heart of Jesus
Pure undefiled
Holy and virtuous
Loving, forgiving
Who is like Him?
O purest heart Divine
Gentle like a dove
Bears no blemish or spot
That loves humanity
But hates their iniquity

O sacred heart of Jesus
Drawing us to Him
Showing us His way
Enlighten our path
With grace and goodness
O purest heart Divine
Keep us close to You
Teach us Your love
Teach us Your life
Mould us to be like You

In response to daily prompt: Sacred

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