This is What Happens When You are Diligent – The Story of Oresegun Olumide

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Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. – Proverbs 22:29 That’s the story of this Nigerian Oresegun Olumide who got featured on CNN. Looking at his work, one can almost find it impossible to believe that they were paintings.   This story has been making the rounds on social media for some time. I was not surprised when I then saw […]

#Inspired Series #4

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Our #Inspired Series is a time where I share some of my #LifeLessons. These are things I glean from others, book I come across, some random quote somewhere, practical life issues, and even from my friends and family members. This past week was a journey of Discovery for me on many fronts. I learnt quite a lot about my fears and how to handle them. I’d like to share some of those lessons about fear […]

#TipsTuesday – Make Yourself Priority

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If you ever think that working yourself to total exhaustion all the time is a sign that you’re a great mom, then you are mistaken. Total exhaustion is a sign that you have refused to take a pause and make time for yourself. There’s only one of you, and it becomes important that you preserve that one. There will be days when things around your home are not in impeccable condition. There will be many […]

#MondayMotivation – Move Out of Your Comfortable Place

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“Step Out of Your Comfort zone”, everyone seems to be saying to you. We often think it’s in the big things – not at all. Stepping out of your comfort zone is doing anything that makes you uncomfortable, even in the slightest way. Your comfort zone is the place where you can do things without thinking about it! It’s normal for you, it’s routine and you’re just very comfortable. Your anxiety level is steady, and […]

#PledgeForParity – International Women's Day 2016

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Everyone can be a part of this #PledgeforParity campaign. In your area of influence, no matter how small, you can decide to take deliberate and concrete steps to help this agenda of gender parity. You can choose to be a leader in your circle of influence and take action in this regard. You can choose to help girls and women achieve their dreams and desires, ensure that the advancement of women is important to you. […]

The Warrior, The Arrows Series #1 – The Essence of Motherhood

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“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.” – Psalm 127: 3-5 I was reading this scripture again a few days ago. I just felt the need […]

#Pray For The Kidnapped Kids in Nigeria

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A few days ago, a report was made of gunmen who gained entrance into a school (Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary) Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria, and three students of the school were abducted. I was quite disturbed about the news when I heard. I was just trying to imagine the kind of trauma those kids must be going through. My thoughts were also on the fact that it’s only the Lord than can keep. I mean it could […]

Should You Allow Your Kids To Have Sleepovers?

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According to an Online Dictionary: A sleepover is an occasion of spending the night away from home, or of having a guest or guests spend the night in one’s home, especially as a party for children. On the question of whether to allow kids to have a sleep over, people have differing  opinions. There are those who will tell you sleepovers can never happen for them. In his Book “Raising Girls”, James Dobson, was very […]

#Inspired Series #3

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This is Inspired Series where I share my Life Lessons in the past week. I am glad that I get blessed by others and by events around me. Sometimes, we need to Pay attention to learn. If we’re ever in a hurry, and never pause to listen, we will miss out on learning opportunities. These are my Life Lessons in the Past week: Thanks to Jacqueline for inspiring me always. Keep Getting Inspired!

#TipsTuesday – Maintain Vs Repair

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Are you in the habit of waiting for work to pile up before you attack it? Do you usually wait for one ‘Big Day’ before you do your cleaning? I find that piling up work doesn’t work for me. In fact, it just makes the task seem more daunting! When you hear the word ‘Maintain’ or ‘Maintenance’, your mind may immediately register on a car or some other heavy duty equipment or tool. Car owners […]

Resources For Teaching Your Kids About The Holy Spirit

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If you’re reading this post right now, I am glad you are. I believe you are here because you are interested in helping your child develop in their journey towards spiritual maturity. The place of the Holy Spirit cannot be over emphasized in the life of a child of God. When it comes to our kids, we definitely want to equip them for life. Knowing that we cannot always be there with them, we want […]

It's All Lovely

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I got this out of the Blues from a lovely Sister! She nominated me for A Lovely Blog Award, and I am humbled by this. The whole point of this Award is to keep our Blogging community buzzing. Here are the Rules: Award Rules Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog – Buki is appreciated. List the rules – That’s what I am doing right now. Display the award […]

Can I Please Have Some 'Me' Time?

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I don’t know if you had some friends that would always move around with a book when you were growing up? I was one of those kind of friends. Even at parties, I was sure to always have a book to read in my bag.  And it wasn’t until I was older that I realized that I just did that to avoid conversations with people. I’d rather read than speak with people. A lot of […]

#Inspired Series #2

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We started this series last week. Thanks to the prompt by Jacqueline, this is looking to be a continous thing. I’ve realised that writing out my #LifeLessons is helping me in different ways: It helps me to remember the things I’m learning. It helps me to articulate those lessons It helps others to benefit from my lessons You are welcome to add your #LifeLessons and link to your blog as well in the comments section. All […]

#Tips Tuesday – Get Rid Of The Clutter

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Feeling overwhelmed? Always looking for things? One thing that guarantees that you’ll always be looking for stuff is when you have too many things! On Today’s Tips Tuesday, we look at this Tip: Unclutter Your Living Space I’m sure if you were to look through your closet, you’ll find some things you don’t even remember you have. You’ll find some you haven’t used in more than six months. Those are things that constitute clutter in […]

Parenting With Grace

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“Why do I need to keep telling you the same thing everyday?” I asked, sounding quite miffed. The answer came swiftly: “Why Do I Need to Keep Telling You Things too?” All the frustration drained out of me, leaving me feeling sheepish. That was God asking me the exact same question I was asking my kids. Why do we expect that God’s Grace will be available to us when we aren’t willing to extend the […]

Beyond Proverbs 31 – The Role of Women

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Our model Scriptures when it comes to how we should live our lives as women is often restricted to Proverbs 31. If we stretch that a bit, we can mention Ephesians 5. Should my role as a woman only be limited to these portions of Scripture. By the way, these only address married women. So, what should a single woman do? Nothing? No wonder our society makes us feel like your life as a single […]

Tips Tuesday – It's Okay To Say "No"

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I once had a friend who always found it difficult to say No to requests from people. He would go as far as putting himself in a position of doing something for about 3 different people in the same time space. He was a good guy, but soon the same people he was trying to please started to see him as unreliable. Why? He wanted to do everything to please everyone. Believe me when I […]

#Inspired Series #1

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In the last few weeks, I have taken to a practice of writing down anything that jumps out at me. From reading a book, the bible, listening to someone speak, watching a movie, speaking with people, looking through a Blog…anywhere. And when I write down, it could be in any form. It could be the good old pen and paper. It could be on my phone writing app and better still, my text-on-image app. It […]

Tips Tuesday – It’s Okay To Say “No”

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I once had a friend who always found it difficult to say No to requests from people. He would go as far as putting himself in a position of doing something for about 3 different people in the same time space. He was a good guy, but soon the same people he was trying to please started to see him as unreliable. Why? He wanted to do everything to please everyone. Believe me when I […]