It’s Friday 🤣🤣

Today’s joke is bought to you courtesy of my daughter Trish ♥️

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Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely, so God asked Adam, “What is wrong with you?”

Adam said, “Lord, I don’t have anyone to talk to.”

God said, “Then I will give you a companion, and she will be called a ‘woman’. This person will cook for you and wash your clothes, she will always agree with every decision you make. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement. She will never have a headache, and will freely give ‘love’ and compassion whenever needed. She will never question your behaviour or the company you keep. She will support you and understand that you have important decisions to make throughout your life and don’t have time for nonsense…”

Adam asked God, “What will this woman cost?”

God said, “An arm and a leg…”

Adam said, “What can I get for just a rib?”

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Hey, Adam can’t complain. He got what he paid for 🙈

Happy Friday to every woman who knows her worth and to every man who will pay an arm and a leg for her.

Love to all and to all have a wonderful weekend ♥️

See you on Monday. Without YOU, there’s no ME.

Life is a Miracle

We are all significant in God’s eyes. It is the Lord God who has made us and not we ourselves. It’s a fact that sometimes we can forget that it is God who knits the embryo together in the womb and he is the mastermind behind human reproduction. 

It may seem like a fairy tale to this generation when they look into the eyes of a newborn baby that it was God who created the first human from dust, and it was and will never be man-made. From the genesis of creation God made every human being – male and female.

There’s a phrase I like – “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Can I slip in here why I believe that suicide, euthanasia, abortion, homosexuality and such like are wrong? If neither we nor our forefathers had no input into the original miracle of life then it’s not within anyone’s authority to decide what sex they want to be or when they will end their lives or the lives of others.

Life is precious so we must choose to live it with great accountability as we never know which second will be our last.

Just to be able to see, to walk, to feed ourselves, to breathe, to hear or to have a sound mind – it’s a gift and not something we deserve because we are good or worthy, or healthy or worked hard for. Every human life is important whether you are old, young, handsome, cute, in prison, newborn, abused, crippled, famous or unknown. 

Regardless of how you feel about your current situation – let no one despise you and you should not hate on yourself. 

My AHA MOMENTS:

You will have to cross over many rivers to get to the other side of doubt and fear but refuse to feel inadequate. 

The relationship you have with yourself is the same relationship you will have with others, and others will have with you. If you set no boundaries, then everyone can step in and out of your life leaving you feeling disrespected and abused.

Your voice echoes into your heart when your heart is void of love – watch your words and don’t commit hastily. 

Talk to yourself the way you will talk to someone who wants to give up on life.

Your friends reveal who you are even if you are not watching them. Good friends come in quality NOT in quantity.

Don’t allow your mistakes to define you. They are part of life, learn from them and grow. They make great steppingstones.

When you look in the mirror what you see should motivate you to become a better person.

There are many ways to achieve a goal if you are committed to do the work.

Insecurity happens when you start comparing yourself with others. Believe in your journey and own it.

True confidence is when you know who you are, and you don’t need to prove it.

Finally, don’t make any decision on the advice of those who don’t have to live with the consequences. Every personal choice has personal consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Your Right Connections

We weren’t made to do life alone. From the beginning of life God created a companion for the first man. His life was incomplete even though he was surrounded by perfection in the garden of Eden. If you want to be happy you cannot achieve happiness being alone, shut behind the door with windows closed 365 days in the year.

Life was made to be shared but it takes maturity, counsel and wisdom to find the right connection. Your journey is too important to miss the right connections otherwise you find yourself  painfully unhappy in a crowd for the rest of your life. You only get to live once but you must choose to do it right with the right people around you. If you have not been making progress with the people around you then it’s time to find your right connections now.

The best time for new beginnings is always now. If you keep shopping at the same store hoping to find your lucky charm connection, you must prepare for repeats of the life you have been hating over the years.

The quickest way to find the true meaning of recklessness is repeating mistakes and failures while still convincing yourself that you’ve got this. If being in a relationship with ‘Dumb’ for one year bought you incredible sadness and you left Dumb and started a new relationship with ‘Dumber’ with the hope he’s better than Dumb then there’s a big chance pretty soon you will be dating his friend ‘Dumbest’ with the hope that life will bring you the happiness you have been waiting for.

I don’t think that anyone can speak to dry bones if they cannot speak life into themselves. My greatest sadness is seeing someone stuck in a cycle of self-abuse while shopping in the same environment that bought them incredible pain. To find the sunshine in life one must prepare themselves to move out of the darkness.

To persuade someone to change where they have been shopping is the most excruciating painful feeling to watch as the story always has the same ending – ‘there’s nothing good in there but maybe someone will drop off a prized possession so I’m not giving up.’ There are great people out there but first you must change where you are shopping.

I’ve seen a great sorrow – folks who go shopping around for happiness on ‘borrowed time.’ Mistakes are not final until they become a habit. One day when life flashes before their eyes hopefully it will be worth watching forcing them to make better choices where they shop. It’s beautiful to find someone who asks for nothing more than your company but it’s more exciting when it is mutual.

Can everyone find true happiness again? Sure! Absolutely!

God asked Ezekiel ‘Can these bones live again?’ Ezekiel was told to speak to the dry bones and God would make breath enter the bones and Ezekiel did.

 And the toe bone got connected to the foot bone. The foot bone got connected to the heel bone. The heel bone got connected to the ankle bone. The ankle bone got connected to the leg bone. The leg bone got connected to the knee bone. The knee bone got connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone got connected to the hip bone. The hip bone got connected to the backbone. The backbone got connected to the shoulder bone. The shoulder bone got connected to the neck bone. The neck bone got connected to the head bone. And they became living humans again. All miraculously done by the spoken word of a powerful God.

Your happiness is found by your connections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Fence is Removed

According to Google a fence can help provide a safe play environment for children and pets, keeping them in the yard where you can keep an eye on them and preventing entry from unwanted strangers or animals.

A good fence can help protect your family and your possessions from those who would enter your premises for the wrong reasons.

It’s interesting to overhear on a conversation between God and Satan about a fence.

God: What have you been up to Satan?

Satan: Going here and there, checking things on earth

God: Have you noticed my friend?

Satan: So, do you think he or she fears and honors you for nothing? Have you not put a fence around them and their household and everything they have?

Satan: You pamper them like spoil kids making sure nothing bad ever happens to them and their family. You bless everything they do, and they can’t lose

Satan: But what do you think would happen if you reached down and took away everything that they have? I’m sure they would curse you right to your face, that’s what they will do

God: Okay, let’s see. Go ahead and do what you want with all that is theirs. Just do not hurt them

What a conversation to be privy to? It’s the kind of conversation that still goes on today as it did thousands of years ago. In John 15: 13-14 says, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”

God knows all his friends and he knows those who will never leave him when the fence is removed, making them vulnerable during tough times. Regardless if things just don’t add up loyal friends reassures you that they are not going anywhere and that you are never going to be alone.

A true friendship with God grabs your attention away from everything you are doing when the walls comes crashing down to engage in a heart to heart conversation to understand the whys.

And just like a reliable friend – God speaks back reminding you that the test produces perseverance so that you may be mature lacking nothing.

People who are true friends talk to each other and spend time together. They trust one another and help each other when they are in trouble or are hurt. The truth is, for God to allow Satan to remove the fence of protection from around you shows a certain level of friendship that could have only grown out of difficult testing sometime before.

God knows your trust was never in the fence but in him. He’s confident that you will rise back up and take courage because he always has your back.

Your friendship with God doesn’t make you vulnerable to Satan but makes you valuable for kingdom purposes. God walks with you through shadows of darkness and uncertainty leaving footprints in your heart. There’s nothing like having a loyal, dependable, healthy friendship with God.

I find it very fascinating how God interrupts Satan and asks him if he has observed his friend. When God can stop the accuser himself Satan and ask him if he has been observing his friend you know that the friendship has been tested and tried. It’s the real McCoy kind of friendship.

The amazing thing is, God gives Satan a limit (do not hurt them) and that’s very reassuring because we know Satan doesn’t have freedom to do whatever he wants with us otherwise we would have been destroyed and left without hope.

Satan is limited, very limited in his strategies. Our trust is never in the fence but in the friendship we have with God.

 

Plagiarism Part 2

My greatest pain is watching someone stealing my work and getting credit for it.

Have you ever been robbed? Have you ever been violated?

Not once but many times.

Ive since blocked her from following me.

I am moving on to bigger and better things.

#2020 #HereICome

Built to Last

History has shown that the call to build comes with robbers, looters, criticism, jealousy, strife, distractions, abuse, many failures and successes. Natural disasters can create headaches and unnecessary pain to builders. But to build anything you must be prepared for battle. To build you must lead the project. To build you cannot be easily distracted by outside meddling.

A builder must be prepared to face many setbacks and disappointments and expect the unexpected. A true builder understands that mental stamina is a must. It’s easy to become discouraged when attacks are coming from every side especially if it’s coming from inside the camp.

There are times as a builder you sit down and weep because the work requires heavy lifting and physical strength and some days the strength just isn’t there. But as you bring yourself to accepting and appreciating the struggles you will soon discover that you were really built to last. God’s favor makes even your enemy to be at peace with you and you eat well and enjoy the fruit of your labor.

You may win or lose a battle, but you will win the war. Battles come short and quick but if you stay on the project you will be led by the dreams you carry in your heart. Honest hard work pleases God and no matter how heavy the load may be one day you will look back and realize how much your life has changed because of the journey.

When building always follow your heart and not your emotions. A quote I love very much says, “Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals and self-worth.”  

Sometimes in building you may make wrong turns and mistakes but having a good heart will get you right back on track. Don’t be afraid to start over again.  You have had the experiences so you are not really starting from scratch this time around. Whatever you are building … build in a way to make it last long after you are gone. Living every day as if it was your last.  

Someone said, “A strong person is NOT the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is the one who cried and shed tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again.”

Billy Graham said, “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.”

Building doesn’t require that we be the best, but that we simply keep on doing our best. We are in no competition with anyone because we are all running a different race. Get up! Work hard! Repeat! Build without regrets!

 If the material you’re using for building is yours, you will never run out of materials. Keep believing in yourself and everything will be possible.

Find the joy in building – God built you to last. Remember why you got started and note well that you can’t fight and win every battle. Leave something for God to do.

Plagiarism

My dear followers,

I am speechless. My blogs have been plagiarized by one of my followers. I contacted the person informing her that she has been plagiarizing my blogs and that it’s an infringement of copyrights as per WordPress.com website.

Her response was “It must have been shared and I took it up. Sorry about that. What do you think?”

My response: “I’m speechless. Look up the meaning of plagiarism and you will see why this is wrong. If you had done a re-post it would have given me the credits and not you. WordPress calls this – Infringement of copyrights. This is very serious. Please remove at your earliest convenience any of my blogs.”

Update: She has not acted in good faith and have not removed my blogs. And all communications were stopped by her.

I am about to take it further with WordPress.com and may post her website if I am forced to do so.

Another sad day in the blogging community.

Signed,

June