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My very slow Sunday

However slow, my day was great! I feel absolutely great even though I had less time sitting in church, was mostly working on the visual and audio systems making sure others got blessed through the media. And oh, The feeling you get after church when you know God has given you a new life and all your past pain and everything before are now behind. That's how Sundays should be.

Thank God for today!


Thank you!

Celery shrimp boat

I got back with my home making today after struggling with weighty bags of shopping from Beckton on the DLR, out the station to my flat. My shoulders ached as I prayed for strength, it has been one hectic week. 
So, I felt like I was up for the kitchen but to do something pretty easy. I got on my recipe app and found how to prepare this snack so I got to it. The shrimp sauce tastes great!

All you need:
Celery sticks 
Cooked, peeled prawns
Green onions about three
Three tablespoons of orange juice
Fromage blanc
Sea salt
Some seasoning

Put all but the celery sticks into your food processor, cut up the sticks to form a boat and pour content of food processor on. That's it! Divine!!

I hate celery but I tried this out and it wasn't so bad. I need an alternative to celery though. Still can't finish two sticks left on my plate.


Thank you!

Using every opportunity to reach out

It never clicked in my head till today. While working something triggered. My job description includes getting in touch with clients to ensure they attend their appointments otherwise we may need to cancel and reschedule. Today, while making a call through to another client the Spirit spoke to me: "pray that God gives you an excellent spirit so that the manner you speak to people will preach God to them" I thought about it and I was "so true. How can I reach out everyday to people?" You don't have to go out preaching to reach out. You can reach out by behaving in a Christ-like manner. Initially, I had a problem with my line manager,a though she didn't know I disliked her attitude but everyone else seemed to. That fuelled it more. I joined them in talking about her and he Holy Spirit spoke to me to stop it, that wasn't Christ-like, I was encouraged to pray for her and to see her through God's eyes. Guess what? Her attitude towards me changed, she now talks to me with more respect than previous and even relates better with me than others. I pray that through my lifestyle she'd come to know Christ fully. 



Thank you!

Seeing me through someone's eyes

I hate to admit it when I'm tired. People probably hear me say it when I have lots to do and can't figure it out. I got to hear it from someone close to me today. I sent some pictures of me preparing for work n when I finally got to work and all this person said was: you look tired.
I was like wow! True, I am tired, like I got to really think of it and admit it. I have a normal 9-5 job aside my IT contracts I run for African companies and also church work. I really got to see myself in another light. Anyway, spiritually, the bible is that mirror that tells you "Man, it is time to let satan do his job without you", "it's hi-time you took God seriously and spend some time with your father" I encourage you today to never forsake the Mirror God has given us; the bible.
Can't type, I am tired! I pray God blesses your evening.

At work just after lunch break

About to leave. Did you notice the scar on my face? That was a miracle, my entire face would have been scarred.


Thank you!

Back to School

After four years of study for both undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) studies, I find myself back to Uni again doing my research. I went up to Canterbury for registration today, never been there and I love it. Murder in the cathedral by T.S. Eliot played in my head as I approached Canterbury. What a lovely town to live in? 

I am most grateful to God for all he did today. My day wasn't so great but in the end God turned it into a joyous one for me. I'm literally smiling here because someone beside me is making me laugh in side, I wish I can laugh out really loud, I would. So, I almost missed the coach back to London because I was helping someone find an accommodation in Canterbury, a new international student. I prayed silently in my heart as I boarded the bus back to the city centre to catch my coach. I prayed God will cause some serious delay and he did! I met hold-up as I approached the city centre and I was like omd I have missed it, I partially believed my prayers. I was literally 5mins late but God did hear my prayers. I got there and met a queue, asked a guy if it was the London coach and the time, he confirmed, I'm sure he wondered why I smiled. I said a little thank you to God right there.

I got on the coach and met this young pretty lady by my side. She brought out her iPad and I brought mine out too to type this post. As I tried to type my elbow touched her sleeve and she moved further in as if I've got a disease or something. I noticed she put all her stuff together away from me, then she locked her iPad. By the way, she is white, so I was like "oh, a racist" well, I just smiled and I'm so gassed right now, I want to laugh out loud because these people make me laugh. Why would anyone think themselves better just because they've got a different skin colour from another? God doesn't care if you are black, green, white, brown, whatever he causes the rain and sun to shine on all of us because he created the world and put these colours in to beautify the earth. I don't understand why one creature as equal as me would think themselves greater.. I am having the fun of my life right now, laughing within. Well got to go now. I pray your weekend is blessed too and more testimonies like mine. 



Thank you!

My random Facebook quotes

This is one of my first quotes I'm sharing on here if my memory serves me right:

It is not all about the doors that God will open on earth for us. It is about the door that will open in eternity if we are Christ-like. #factsofChristianity



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Those statements that get you thinking straight

You know those statements that get you thinking straight? They are mostly very short sentences. 
I got one through Facebook today and it was like 'wow'. I quickly put a mental note on.
It said: how long will you let pain keep you from being happy
I'm not sure it was said that way though, this is the British version of the American English lol.
Anyway, I got thinking. And I'm so praying that the pain I may have in my heart do not rub off on others
I want people around me to be happy and not follow suit in my inner sadness. I call it inner sadness
Because I am not externally sad, people can't see it even if I tell it. I only know it and feel it and keep it, 
Those who are closest to me however, can feel my pain too and those are the people I am more 
Concerned about. 

So yeah, it's time to LET GO AND LET GOD. If you are like me, I'll advice you to do same. 
Let it go to the cross and you'll be rejoicing everyday. I am going to go on a retreat for this because 
I need help and that help comes only from the Man up there. I know by the time it's done, I'll be smiling. I don't 
Know when this will be but it sure will be done soon enough. I encourage you to do same. 
I'll try to share all I'll be doing on my retreat, I am not promising this though because I may forget. :)



Thank you!

I didn't know it was still there

Not until I read a convo yesterday, I didn't know I had this pain in my heart for so long. I'm beginning to think, "what can I do?" Btw, it is 3am in London with the autumn wind breezing through my walls somehow. I can't sleep. I worry. But hey, why worry when you can worship? Is what's in my heart right now. So I need to get cracking on my work (got a client's job hanging) then I'll figure out the rest. Did I just say "I'll figure?" No! God will! It's the Lord's day, and I'm going right on so blessed. I'll walk straight to the altar and make my request known to God after praises that is. 
I will not give in to this hurt even when my eye is heavy and raindrops of tears are just near my tear ducts, I won't give the devil another reason to smile or laugh. God has got me.

That goes for you too reader. God has got you! Don't give in to what the devil is saying. "You can go through this victorious!" Got to run now as three minutes has just been spent without planning for it. God bless you as you worship in his presence.


Thank you!

How lovely

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! (Psalms 84:1 KJV)

When we go to the house of God, what is our attitude? Of worship or in levity? The Psalmist considers the house of God amiable, lovely, cozy, friendly, warmhearted
That is the feeling we get when our heart is right before worship. Straight from the door we begin to feel God's presence, his awesomeness. That is why the first thing you do when you get to church is to kneel and pray. By kneeling we are saying "Lord, I know you are here. I reverence you" it is not about making your request known yet, it is about worship. The Lord's Prayer said "Our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name".. We can say 'hallowed' be Jehovah when we see the presence of God like David. It is an experienced to be felt. 

See the poem - IN YOUR PRESENCE


Thank you!

Lord I am beyond words

Lord I am beyond words
My throat close tight 
But the praises folds,
Right in to reach your might

I am lost for lyrics
That will kick in praise
When I almost kicked bricks
You pulled me thru' in praise

I am greatly awed at you
Your majesty you show forth,
In my life that's not without you
I bring the praise bursting forth


Thank you!

Brotherly Love

I miss my brother who returned to Africa some months back. We normally shared everything here in England and because he was so funny, he loved to share comic-lines with me or some funny videos. It made me feel I had my entire family with me. Anyway, thank God for whatsapp should I say?
This morning he made me smile by sending a very beautiful poem from an unknown author and I thought to share it with you, although this version has been modified a tad by me. Blessings

 As I was walking

Down life's highway 
Many years ago

I came upon a
Sign that read

Heavens Grocery Store..

When I got a
Little closer

The doors swung
Open wide

And when I came
To myself

I was standing

I saw a host of

They were 
Standing everywhere

One handed me a

And said 'My
Child shop with care..'

Everything a
Human needed
Was in that
Grocery store

And what you
Could not carry
You could come
Back for more

First I got some

Further down was
You need that
Everywhere you go..

I got a box or
Two of Wisdom 
And Faith a bag
Or two.

And Charity of
I would need some
Of that too..

I couldn't miss
The Holy Ghost
It was all over
The place.

And then some
And Courage to 
Help me run this race.

My basket was
Getting full
But I remembered
I needed Grace,

And then I chose
Salvation for
Salvation was for

I tried to get
Enough of that to do
For you and me..

Then I started to
The counter
To pay my grocery

For I thought I
Had everything
To do the Masters

As I went up the
I saw Prayer and
Put that in ,

For I knew when I
Stepped outside
I would run into

Peace and Joy
Were plentiful,
The last things
On the shelf.

Song and Praise
Were hanging near
So I just helped

Then I said to
The angel

'Now how much do
I owe?'

He smiled and

'Just take them
Everywhere you go.'

Again I asked
'Really now,

How much do I 

'My child' he
Said , 'God paid your bill
A long long time


Thank you!

Taking a break

I've enjoyed my time in the kitchen with home making training, now I'll stick to the home decorations and designs. Here is my one pot partly African and continental dish.

This is a pot of unripe plantain, yellow bell pepper, spinach, prawn and green beans. Now I'll tell you it really did taste great! Not because it's my meal but for real. The crunchiness and softness all blended together with the herbs involved. You should try it. I'll send recipe later.


Thank you!

Hello Hair

We are at it again. Did some pretty random stuff on my hair this time. I haven't tried this mixture but I trust it will be good. Can't stop experimenting till I am satisfied.
So I took out my cornrows and washed my hair. I couldn't detox yet again :( however, I did hot oil treatment in addition to my regular shampooing and Pre-poo.

Protein and hot oil treatment
To my henna conditioner, I added one egg. (So unusual but I tried it!) I hate the smell of egg, I wonder how I didn't puke during the process but my bathroom did smell of egg for quite a considerable length of time. Anyway, I left the conditioner for a little longer than usual because my hair needed TLC - 10 minutes. Afterwards, rinsed out thoroughly and proceeded from protein to hot oil treatment.
After the usual warm of macadamia oil which went on while I washed my hair, I put it on my scalp and massaged through. It kind of felt good. But next time, I'll try a mix of coconut and olive oil. Then I warmed my hair to allow it go through my scalp.

I wrapped in cling film, or you can warm a towel and wrap hair in. I used a blow dryer over it to aid the process. It lasted for a little over 5 minutes.
I rinsed, I did NOT wash although some do. It washes out the oil and it becomes pointless. Use not so very warm water, better, cold water to rinse. This opens the cuticle after initially closing it with mid hot water during washing.

My hair wash was done and the usual ritual of adding coconut oil, carrot oil to the scalp and glycerine to seal moisture took place.

And I was back to the salon for a protective styling.

Did I mention my hair grew two inches longer than normal? I am so loving giving my hair TLC. Hehehe.


Thank you!

A feel of African Praise.

From Southern Nigeria.


Thank you!