Monday 26 August 2013

Somewhere In The World Today...

Dear Lord,
Somewhere in the world today, there’s a man confused about what to do next. He’s done all he knows but has still not been able to be the kind of husband and father he thought he would be.

Somewhere in the world today, there’s a woman whose hope is failing. She has been patient, trusting that things will get better. She’s raised her kid(s) without a man and has struggled with broken dreams.

Somewhere in the world today, there’s a couple that woke up not understanding why they are still together, looking for a reason to break up, wishing there were no kids in between to make their decision to move on tough…
Somewhere in the world today, there’s a new kid on the prison block. He’s wondering how he got into the whole mess that landed him in the cells, and the answer just isn’t coming.

Somewhere in the world today, there’s a young lady who has become tired of believing and is just ready to give in and violate every single principle she has stood for.
Somewhere in the world today, people are suffering for the mistakes and ineptitude of their parents.

Somewhere in the world today, there’s a child, wondering why he/she is not the one in the classroom; why he/she cannot wear good clothes and shoes like the child across the road; why there’s no one to call dad or mum; why that uncle puts his hand under her skirt every time she needs 1cedi for a meal; why that aunty asks him to kiss her nipples every time he comes for a plate of rice without money; why his/her little shoulders must have to carry an adult's burden and why he/she must have to figure this whole sadness out…

Lord, I am just reporting live from the world. But You have already seen these things from where You are. So I am not just notifying You with updates, I have just come to ask for grace. Lord have mercy on them… Have mercy on us all.

Let the Light of Your Presence pierce through the darkness and break the chains of death, wickedness and despair among us. Let us rise up in Faith… true Faith, and contend with the enemy of our souls. 

Teach us to pray o Lord and teach us to remember to give thanks in all things, for it is Your will for us through Jesus Christ…
Above all Lord, give us grace to help those who cannot help themselves.

Peace Lord... I'm out!

Monday 19 August 2013


Hello everyone!

I trust we are all doing awesome and the month has been good for us so far... I pray no weapon formed against us will prosper IJN, Amen!

I got some few things to share today, so here goes...    

Sometimes we don’t know why people do what they do. Sometimes we are uncertain about whether or not people mean well... (just well) when they take us out, buy us gifts; show all forms of care, concern and attention.

What is worse and even more perplexing is when the people that do these things for you who you ordinarily consider as having no reason or business with wanting to take the “beats” to the next level, but then, they begin to show you signs which, whether confirmed verifiable or otherwise, indicate that they want to be something more than friends.

The married ones are more difficult to digest, especially when you know their spouses and are directly involved in their lives, whether as friends, family or close associates/colleagues. Then the questions begin:

What is this? What is going on? Why does he/she keep calling or texting me? Why does he/she use those words to speak to me? Why this unusual show of concern? Does his/her spouse know that he/she visits me? Why does he/she want to spend this much time with me, and this much money on me? What if his/her spouse finds out?

Then another deluge of questions ensue:
What do I do? How do I manage this? His/her spouse is my friend (or someone I know very well), and he/she is a good person. How do I begin to handle this? How can I allow this to destroy my good relationship with these people?

Then comes the next stage: We either play along, or we decide that this has gone far enough and no further... Me thinks, that a defined relationship sets boundaries:

"What do you want?" is a question that is very much in place at this point. The "NO!!! We can't do this" should be next. When they say "oh no! you are getting it all wrong", ask them "then why this and why that (ofcourse you have your facts)". Tell them, "you must stop this! Don't let me loose the respect I have for you. Do you even wonder what will happen if your spouse finds out?" They will usually use the oldest answer in the book to address this: "but you and I are adults... who will know if we don't say?"

If you are not comfortable with it, walk away from it. Don't wait till you get entangled. I know that there are so many reasons why things might happen the way they do, but really, much as we are none to judge, we cannot pretend that there are no Wolves in Sheep's clothing, who will mess up your life just for a piece of it.

I don't have all the answers, and I hope you can lend your voice to this issue. Lots of people, both men and women are in this quagmire, and still have not figured out how to deal with it. Or have you been there yourself? How did you deal with it (if you dealt with it)?

Peace... I'm out

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Stress Reliever!

Hello everyone!!!
Thanks for the encouraging comments on my last post, I appreciate. 
Someone sent me this Akpors joke on whatsapp, I laughed so much I had to share, so here goes:
"Teacher: There will be an elementary science test next week.

Contrary to his nature, Akpors reads his book from cover to cover like no man's business. On test day, teacher lines up about 5 birds, covering each with a piece of cloth so only their legs are visible.

Question 1: Looking at the leg of a bird write down its common name, habitat etc.
After about 20mins of frustration and not writing anything, Akpors storms to the teacher's desk and slams his blank sheet in front of the teacher.
Akpors: Sir this test makes no sense! I am going home!
Teacher: What a rude boy! Come back here, What is ur name?
Akpors raises his trouser and points to his leg "Oya, you too, look at my leg and tell me my name, my surname, my house address, what tribe i come from... etc" LWKMD...
In other matters, there's this "guess the blogger" post kinda game from Atilola lately, and its fun! Congrats to Honeydame and Toinlicious. "Me too will win some" LOL. 
Hei tomorrow is a holiday, Yaaaay!!!!, I know 9ja will be having a long holiday cos' its two whole days! well... I wish una well eh... I go manage my one day like that. (sad faced) lol... Barka da salah in advance to all my Muslim friends... Blessings and more to you all.
Peace... I'm out!