Monthly Archives: July 2016

#WQWWC – Hope

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And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. – Romans 5:5

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. – Job 14:7

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. – Eccl 9:4

HOPE is a rope…

Maybe a bridge that helps you cope

Hope is the thread you hold onto

Whilst expecting answers on which way to go

Hope, like a heartbeat, says “don’t give in!

It might not happen today, but you will win!”

It is a decision to stand in the midst of a trial

And say “come what may, I will not retire.”

One thing you are told not to loose

Even when it gets down to having to choose.

Hope feels like an assurance

That a promise given has insurance.

Let’s hold on to what we have been told

When you have hope, you are worth more than gold.

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved.

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Picture Source: http://www.dailygood.org/story/798/towards-a-psychology-of-hope-louise-danielle-palmer/

#LyricalMonday – Really?!

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People didn’t start out becoming Cynical, well that’s my thought, except for those that derive joy in being cynics. I guess it emanates from too much failure or let-down by a system that should otherwise be functional. Well, maybe not.
So when next you meet a really cynical person, show empathy rather than anger. They are struggling with acceptance too. It is hard being one, I tell you!

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Of songs and flowers…

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Come, let’s blossom whilst we sing Ronovan encourages

Her Stage…

Sing Babygirl Sing

Let the lines flow from your heart

Don’t cower but bloom

Workers picking saffron flowers in the Ghoriyan District of Herat.- AFP

Work Life

Though the sun smite us

“Bend! pluck! pack!” they serenade

It’s for select few

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

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Expanding the Core: Building relationships with Christians in the Church

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Expanding the Core: Building relationships with Christians in the Church

Practical ways to reach out to others in church, maybe at the office too! I know you will enjoy this.

Elihu's Corner

(This article is part of the series “Building GenNext.” You can read the previous post by clicking here.)

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

~ 1 Corinthians 13.1-3, ESV

The elderly man tottered slowly into the foyer of the church building. He looked over his shoulder and glimpsed the bumper of his son’s Honda as it pulled away from the curb. Small knots of people were scattered around the warmly-lit entrance.

A deep sigh escaped from the depth of…

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#ThankfulThursday – Known Victories

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God has indeed been faithful! He has delivered dear friends and family from illness and accidents that had been fatal. He turned mourning into dancing without us having to engage in the mourning section of the ‘movie’. So you see when I give a dance, a song, or let the joy in me break into words unplanned. It is because of Known Victories. Please join me in celebrating these victories.

And just so You are reminded, I yob You to …You know!

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©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

#WQWWC – Memories

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Memories…are moments just gone by

Becoming seconds and minutes as times flies!

Each, bearing fluttering hearts, sometimes tears…

All a sure sign to say I care, cared or someone still cares

Our wishes might be some memories banquished

Or relive the times when true love flourished

Whatever it be, all that matters is

Space became home and lace with girls

Grass formed paths that boys’ feet blazed

Curtains fell, and stained glass glazed

Sweet, bitter, desire, despise…

Don’t seek some memories twice!

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

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A good word

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A good word a day, keeps confusion away! Whether scriptures, general info, or just gist, I love it when I hear a good word that sets things in order or pushes me to desire, seek and want more.
Listened to a few messages today, I got these.

If they ain’t saying anything good to you, Scroll, Select and Delete…that’s how you handle negative people.

David threw one stone and knocked Goliath out! You don’t have no stone…David had a stone, but the Church has the ROCK! On Christ the solid Rock, I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. We throw stones, but stand on a Rock. In the Old Testament, David was fighting for victory, but we already have the victory.

  • Refuse to listen to negative people.
  • Recall past victories.
  • Be comfortable in your skin.

– Dr. Jasmin Sculark (Giants Do Fall)

 If God said, you are here because of me, then you can only live for the One that put you together for this life…I took time out to especially put you together for what it is I want you to do…then I will dictate what you do…and if you don’t do what I want you to do, than I didn’t put you together, because whatever I put together, does what I want it to do! That’s why you are losing some friends cause they don’t fit into God’s plans.

Formed for His purpose, not yours! God has to get the notion of your purpose out of you to get His into you! Ask Moses…

God saves Moses from Pharaoh, but He put Moses in Pharaoh’s house (all of the decadence of Egypt now becomes a part of Moses’ life, before Moses becomes aware of God’s purpose). Moses spend 40 years in Pharaoh’s house, God takes 40 years in the desert to get the 40 years of Pharaoh out of Moses and then he puts in 40 years to get Israel from Egypt. God was working in your past to make your Presence more powerful!

Anything God purposes is challenged by the enemy! The gift of God is shrouded in Mystery. The enemy can’t attack God but you. Once you get the gift it opens the door for attacks on your character. If the enemy can destroy you, you won’t use the gift.

– Bishop Noel Jones (The Fire Won’t Go Out!)

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