It was no surprise to anybody that ended up at a Diwali festival. I love India, or better put, I love the India I have built in my head from an overdose of Indian movies and music. In all honesty, I thought Diwali was a celebration of the Indian new year. Turned out to be the festival of lights, a celebration of Lakshmi, a Hindu god. It just happened to coincide with the Indian new year. Awkward.
I know the new year for a lot of people signifies a shot at a fresh start. We are four months into the new year and chances are the hopes of a fresh start for some people have already started to dissipate. This is just a little reminder that you are not alone, you are not a mistake, God is intentional about you, and His thoughts towards you are precious and numerous.
Paddle your canoe is a slang I learned in boarding school, it means to mind your business. In my head, the concept of minding your business by paddling your own canoe always creates a vivid image of a person frantically trying to paddle another person's canoe while sitting in theirs. Although, I do not know the history... Continue Reading →
Last week was a blur, I was all over the place. I had a lot of "present but not mindful" moments, I had a lot to do with such little time. There were a few moments of questioning my priorities, loyalty and asking whether I was crossing the thin line between self-love and selfish.... Continue Reading →
Again "given the right circumstances any of us are capable of any sin". The flesh is a really powerful thing, and when we do not solely rely on God and acknowledge that outside of Him no amount of personal will power and good intentions can save us; we are setting ourselves up to fail.
Early this evening, I started having a headache; a headache I had no business having. Up until this morning I was very confident and happy, everything was going well. Yet somehow by evening, I lay in my sister- in- love's arms crying feeling inadequate, insufficient and not enough. I had just begun successfully convincing myself... Continue Reading →
Are there people in this day and age, who get a product and take time out to read the manual before attempting to use it? Well if there are, I'm definitely not one of them. Yes, I usually start with trying to figure out how it works *because smarty pants* and when I get stuck I check the internet *honestly I'd rather someone pointed out the exact solution to me than read through a manual*, if that doesn't work I check my manual.
You see, I'm afraid my creepy neighbor is lurking somewhere in the dark waiting for the perfect opportunity to start a conversation.
Conversations are good, involuntary 2 am conversations aren't.
The song Onise Iyanu by Nathaniel Bassey has become the soundtrack of my life because I have indeed tasted of God's powers. 2017 has just started, and God has proven over and over that he is my very present help in time of need. Believe people! He is indeed, very present. God is a God of... Continue Reading →