Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thank You, Father

I have been learning a lot of lessons but contrary to my nature, I have forgotten to jot them down and some of them have evaporated; with some of the ideas I had as well. Lesson learnt.
It is a new week and I have lost a little bit of weight which I am thrilled about. It has been quite a battle to shed a few pounds and I have to keep at it and school myself out of the bad habit of eating things that are not conducive to weight loss.
I am always thankful for the Lord's grace and for His mercy that always abounds to me.
He is so faithful.
Thank You, Father.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Birthday Girl

I turned 38 on Sunday and I feel so grown-up; not old but more mature, wiser and more certain and confident in myself or rather in my God. I think I am getting more comfortable in my skin and in my personality and for that I am truly grateful. It means I don't need to be looking over my shoulder or seeking approval from all and sundry to make changes or pursue certain directions in my life.
I am rather looking forward to 40 now, and of course hoping that I shall be a sleeker, leaner me by then, with a book or two published as well. It would be nice to see my name on something that substantial.
Thank You, Father for adding another year to my life and for the years to come.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Breakthrough nigh

This morning I woke up with the distinct feeling that a breakthrough is nigh very soon. I hope it is in the area of writing but I'll take anything. And I called a friend up in Ghana who said she has lots of ideas to share.
What a privilege to have a friend.
Thank You, Father for Your Word, Amen.


Thursday, September 06, 2007


Sometimes I get exasperated when people view me as a mother only or a wife only or as someone who must have loads of time on her hands because I am a stay-at-home mum. Yes, I am all those but I am also an individual, just as I was before I got married or had kids or made the decision to stay at home to take care of the kids. I am a writer and a teacher and I would sometimes love to be able to sit and prepare a lesson thoroughly or just be able to sit and read and write without interruption from kids or husband but that is rare. Unless I go on holiday alone or bundle the family up and foist them on someone with the capacity to entertain, I have to make do with the times I get. I do understand that very well but it is still frustrating sometimes when people expect you to be able to remember all things mundane and related to them just because they perceive you in a certain light.
It is making a lot of sense now why a lot of experienced writers say that if you do not take yourself seriously as a writer, no one will. It is true indeed, especially with family, both nuclear and extended, who see you in a certain light.
At least I have vented out some of that frustration over here and I hope to translate that into a longer article later on in the day.
I am a writer, I shouldn't forget that or minimize it. I am a writer by God's grace and giftings, Amen.
I am a writer.


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It is well

It has been a few frustrating days. I have had good intentions about writing but haven't done much about it. One must keep on keeping on. That seems to be my mantra for this year. Keep persevering and hope that you will experience a breakthrough soon.
1000 words each day or 15 minutes each day. I have to keep trying to do something that makes me feel proud by the time I go to bed and also to do something that brings glory to God on this planet.
It is well.


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Fellowship with the Father- my choice

In church today, the preacher preached on choices; and that was exactly what I wrote about on Friday. I don't think it is a mere coincidence.
What can I do today to make me feel proud? What can I do to enhance my walk with God? What am I going to do to draw closer to Him so that I can hear Him clearly and fellowship with Him?
How am I spending my time today? What choices am I making each day?
Lord, my desire is to please You in all my ways.