Prayer chain

I read this earlier this year and it inspired me. Plus, I lay claim to Mr. David Brian Paley now as a sort of grandpa. But that is not the point. The point is this- I’ve always felt as though one of my spiritual gifts is the gift of intercession. This is where it gets…

Give a Fruit Basket This Year ~

Originally posted on CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann:
This year give a fruit basket, to everyone you know . . . fill it with Love and affection until it begins to overflow. Pack it with a bunch of Peace, put into it, some tenderness don’t forget to stock it with . . . a whole lot…

How to Care for Each Other.

Originally posted on josephsdailywalkwithjesus:
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. 1 Peter 3:8 New King James Version You can do it so many ways every day. When you are sitting on the bus or in a coffee shop, at school or…

Bring on the little ones

This is a follow- up post. Growing up, it was required reading, this book- The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta. I heartily encourage you to read it. No reason, I just wanted to promote that book. It’s awesome. ******************************************** Compiled below is a list of reasons to have children. 1. Laughter: Children, even the…

FGM stories directly from survivors

Originally posted on Folakemi:
Very courageous of these women to share their female genital mutilation (experiences with the world. I  hope many people who are in the dark about this could see how awful this practice is and the life long pains it caused the victims. Nigeria is a dynamic nation whereby even within one tribe, the type…

What do you need to be happy?

Originally posted on Lizzie Elizabeth:
A quick question: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY? Have a think. What do you need? What are your standards of being happy? Some may say: My family being in good health, my partner, my money safe in the bank, my job, my house, my friends, a little party,…

No Children Allowed

There is a secret part of me. The one who shines her teeth when people state their future plans for my womb, that immediately thinks to herself, “God forbid!” But I started seriously thinking about it this year. And so I decided to compile this list. Thank me later. 1. Ain’t nobody gon wake you…

How to stay friends after a breakup, pt. 4

The light streaming from the windows woke Nnenna.  Turning her head from left to right, her first impression was confirmed. She was in the hospital. A frisson of alarm raced up her spine as she her eyes met those of someone else . A second glance quickly confirmed that the someone was in fact a…

SEXUAL ABUSE, HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DEAL WITH IT AND CONTAIN IT

WHAT IS SEXUAL ABUSE? We’ve read the stories. We’ve seen the articles. Some even know other people who have been victims or even rarely, the perpetrators. The Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary defines sexual abuse thus: the activity of having sex or attempting to do so with a child or old person or someone who is…

GLORIFIED ACQUAINTANCES?

Psalm 1:1- Blessed is the man, who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers. 1:2- But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on these laws he meditates day and night. 1:3- He/She shall be as…