Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lively little Sarah

It has been a long time since I wrote here; just trying to get myself into some form of routine though that is proving very difficult. I thought baby girls were calmer than boys. Sarah is just as active as her brothers at the moment and more wakeful than three of them were at her age. It means having to entertain her when the boys are in school and doing very little work about the house.
Ah well, babies grow up very quickly so I am learning not to get hang up on the low productivity.

Besides I have had an epiphany about the pressure of time. In the times when I am not physically writing, I can be reading around it or thinking more about it so that when I am ready to write, I will be better prepared and produce better work too.
There is no excuse for lazing about but again, if I don't write today, there will always be a better tomorrow if I am using the grey cells as I ought to.

Thank You, Father for your gift.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

God is good

For the first time in several weeks I am looking forward to my Sunday. I have a thrill in me; I think it is to do with having found new focus and also breaking through a certain barrier.
God is good and His mercy endures forever, Amen


Monday, May 07, 2007

For the sake of posterity

Yesterday we all watched a program about Victoria’s empire, which featured Ghana and that excited me quite a bit. The presenter found the heat a bit too much and I don’t think she will be hurrying back for a visit; but in my opinion it was too short a visit to make such a decision. One does get used to the heat after a while, just like I have had to get used to the cold over here (not liking it but accepting that it is supposed to be winter at certain times) and do my best not to complain about the short days and very dark nights. But her issue with the heat did bring up again for me the question of solar energy in Ghana and how it could be developed cheaply and for all.

How do we harness this natural, abundant free resource that we take for granted? I went to bed thinking about this but confess that I fell asleep after about a minute so I haven’t come up with anything that is new from what I have read about solar energy but again I throw the challenge to my engineering colleagues. We have to do something about it with the energy crisis that pops up every few years.

Naturally this line of thought brings up what things one takes for granted on a daily basis and one of them is good health. As I wrote a few weeks about legacy, health was one of the things I thought about. How can one be productive without being well? Very challenging as I even now find if you are unfit.

It is not until you fall ill or hear of a relatively young person being very ill that you kind of think about your health but how much more sensible it would be to invest a little bit of thought into the daily choices you make about your meals and the kind of lifestyle you lead. And they do not have to be drastic changes at all. Over here the magazines have already been writing about summer meals and easy dishes to prepare and I sometimes wonder how many people bother to try them out, me included.

For the sake of posterity, I am going to do my best to keep healthy and do my best not to take it for granted.

Thank You, Father for good health.


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Stir myself up

Living by principle and not by emotion is what I am striving to learn this year. I just made a startling discovery that everyone also goes through negative emotions like I do! ( As if you didn’t know that!)

Is it not interesting that you sometimes know something mentally without actually comprehending the fact? Even the great writers have days on which they would rather sleep or vegetate but they show up behind their notebooks or computers and they write! I will not be the first one who is writing without inspiaration. The thing about a gift is that if you stir it up, it will respond. I believe that is why Paul told Timothy to stir up the gift within him. If you do not nurture what talents and gifts the Lord has bestowed on you, they will wither and remain dormant until such time that you work on them.

So it is important for me to stir up the writing and believe that the good Lord who gave it to me will also make a way for me to use it to His glory alone!

I am stirring myself up with every piece I write. Glory be to His Name, Amen.