Monthly Archives: April 2016

#WQWWC – Artist

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I was doubly excited when I saw today’s challenge https://silverthreading.com/2016/04/27/writers-quote-wednesday-writing-challenge-artist/ don’t be in a hurry, you will soon understand why.

You see my 4 year old son King-Earl and his sister saw me to the office today (as almost always) and they had to hang around a bit, whilst Imani finished up on her composition. By the time I got upstairs from morning devotion, King-Earl had drawn on our White board. Tell me what you think of it.

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King-Earl’s explanations:

Once upon a time, there were plenty animals, a Ladybug, a flying Dragon, a Water-Dragon and a Jumping Fish.

The Flying Dragon spits fire as he flies. Beneath him is the Water-Dragon that lives in the water, who drinks and then spits out the water. At this point, King-Earl lifted his hands up to show how high the water went when he sprayed it out. “It goes up, up, up!”. In the seas below, he painted a jumping fish running away to safety and a Lady-bug. To complete the picture, he added some clouds and the Sun. And his dad signed off the picture for him!

He got back from school and added Landscape to the picture, with a Lion and a Kitty-Cat strolling beside each other.

He might not be called Leonardo da Vinci, but what he carries on his inside is something the world will marvel at shortly! That’s my King-Earl O. for you and he made my response to today’s challenge a walk in the park <3!

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge

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#TuesdayThoughts – Accountable

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We are getting to the point where finding people that are accountable will be rare…yet, it doesn’t do you any evil to choose to be on/in the ACCOUNTABLE Team.

Two-faced people are scary to look at. For one, both faces won’t look the same, that’s why they are two-faced in the first place. If their faces give different meaning, how will you cope being in partnership or business with such a one? But like M. Monroe said “sweetie, if you are going to be two-faced, atleast make one pretty.”

My thoughts today are on people, systems that are accountable/not. The truth will help you improve what’s on ground or encourage you to do more. Are you accountable?

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Quotes I love….! Lighthouse.

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Since my encounter with an Anne Lamott quote, I enjoy reading from her. So I went searching and today’s find is a treasure! A simple truth, but with deep meanings and it got me thinking of the Christian setting/environment of these times.

Jesus, during His earthly work here, went about sorting people and their issues out and when it was time to leave, He handed over to his disciples and left the Holy Spirit with them too, whose assignment was to point them back to Christ; say what He hears about Christ, not just any gist.

These days, people have stopped looking at Jesus, they look at the Pastor and expect him to work miracles, change their lives, make everything better, make all their dreams come true with little or no effort on their part. They are not interested in working or finding some activity to engage in. Lighthouse_250416

Like Anne’s quote here, your Pastor or leader is meant to point the way out to you. But the interesting thing about Christ is that He has given us the Bible and the Spirit to guide us, so that we don’t get misled by the Pastor or some leader. But after listening, go and study for ourselves and find out more about the One we are in a relationship with. A call to repentance is not a call to laziness or beggarly mentality. Do not be the reason another will speak ill or talk down on Christ because of your inactivity or lack of desire to BECOME!

Matthew 5:16 encourages us to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Does that mean we shouldn’t be fishers of men? No! But it’s a call to realize that you have 32 teeth and milk isn’t your thing anymore, but strong meat. Besides the Kingdom has babies she needs to attend to and needs your help with. Rather than be a boat that always needs saving, be a lighthouse, lead others to the Saviour.

Picture Source: https://tracykauffman.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/beauty-of-lighthouses/

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#Weekend Treat – Misguided Anger

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Anger is anger and that’s not nice in the first instance. But when anger is misguided, it reels off like a tornado making destruction colour the landscape, releasing words in different directions – not minding who the missile hits or the aftermath.

A well-planned anger against a system (gone wrong) or ideology would state what is not okay, and how to correct it, not just blast everyone involved and go to the next victim. How have you helped the situation? How has your invectives changed anything except expose your own inadequacies in the matter and your hidden hatred for your subject of discussion or let’s call a spade what it is, your lack of adequate understanding and sometimes low self-esteem when compared to what you are ranting about.

The world is moving on and constantly changing, we have to go beyond the many complains and get to the point that we address what is not okay no matter whose ox is gored, proffer solutions, point out the way to seek that help and move on. Like my friend the President – FK does, she brings out the ‘wahala’, and compares a similar situation that had happened and how it was solved and tells us how to sort ours. Do I always agree with her? No, but by the time we share understanding from her view, mine and every other person that joins in the conversation, we find answers.

Whatever your grievance is, make it balanced. Something you will be proud of years from now. I don’t want to say much. But if you do, I will oblige you. Enjoy your Sunday.

Picture Source: http://www.wimjongman.nl/nieuws/2016/trollen/trollen-7.html

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Sun, Moon…& Stars!

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This week’s Haiku https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-93-sunmoon/ reminded me so much of the song “Great is Thy Faithfulness” I tried to capture that song in the second Haiku titled ‘Harmony’. Beyond that, Sun, Moon and Stars (my addition) always speaks of love, mystery, hide and seek and you know wink

Love Games

Oh! That I might bask

In the warmth of your sweet love

To daydream non-stop!

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Harmony

Sun, Moon and Stars in

Their courses above join in

One nation to praise

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Picture Sources: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/jenroffe/product/sun-moon-and-stars-valentines-gold-calligraphy-print

Harmony For Youth

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