Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another good day

I wrote something yesterday but there was something wrong with the site so my post did not get posted. I watched Safin's match at the French Open and he was beaten by a young French player; it was an exciting match. The young taking over from the old. The natural order of life unless you are in the kingdom of God where the old can still bear fruit if they stay close to God.
It has been a good day for the boys too; took them to the library and No 3 won a prize for his poem so that was good for him.

Didn't do much writing today but started editing some work and will continue that tomorrow.
And best of all, inside of me, I know I am growing and getting stronger and focusing on what is needed and it means I am talking less and praying more and just keeping my head down.
I can't remember the last time I was so excited about myself and Father, I thank You once again for today. You are the Mighty One and there is none besides thee indeed.

Thank You, Father for today.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kaizen on myself

Another day and the first day of the half-term. Went for a meeting in the morning and I have been indoors since then. Did some cooking and then some tidying up. Had some writing to do that did not happen.

Procrastinating with that and have no idea why, so I have been asking myself some questions and applying kaizen to get myself doing what needs to be done. Self-sabotage, I command you to leave now in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

And since asking myself these questions I have managed to send out some important  emails so that is a plus. I want to be known as a wise and hard-working writer and teacher. To that end I toddle each day.

Thank You, Lord for Your grace and mercy.

Friday, May 22, 2009


It has been a good day just because I managed to send out my column despite feeling a bit tired. I think I have been talking about tiredness too much and I have to stop talking about it.

I am so happy the boys are off school for a week and the school runs will be off for that duration. 
Half-term bliss! Bring it on! 

And Father help me to do the things I need to do.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A prayer for discipine

I have been teaching A Level Maths today once again and I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much I remembered. With a little bit more revision, I will be very confident to stand to deliver. Progress in my books.
I need to be better organized  and find a way of being more disciplined as well. The time just seems to leak away but I need to find a way to sit down to do what needs doing. Running behind schedule with a project I am working on and have a feeling my colleague is not pleased with me at all. I need wisdom and guidance to make the most of each day, Father.
In Your mercy, hear my prayer, Amen.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lying low

It has been a quiet day of sorts today. One of the boys was off school and so I had to be home to take care of him in the afternoon and we missed French for that reason. I kind of enjoyed having that break and amazingly we managed to get to bed before nine p.m. I know it is late for a lot of households but somehow we have lost the 7:30 plot and there is no point trying to get it back because of the mini world wars fought each evening to achieve that. Besides we have a lot of after-school activities and it just makes it hard to rush the evening when we get back after 6. Anyhow, today we did well.

I am in a kind of transitional phase where I am looking forward to some breakthroughs and I feel like I am at a place where I have to lie low, do much less talking and do my best to get myself into great shape and let my work speak for me. I have done lots of reading, lots of talking, lots of justifying my actions and it is time for whatever knowledge I have acquired and maturity to shine through.

Father, I can only do these with Your Help. You neither slumber nor sleep and You have had a plan for my life before the foundation of the world. Let Your plan be established in my life as I strive to hear Your voice and do my best to be a perfect protege.

Lord, in Your mercy, hear my prayer.
Thank You, Lord, thank You, Lord, Amen.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Back to The Artist's Way

I have started reading The Artist's Way once again because I think even though I am doing very well with daily progress, I have had so many distractions that I have not been able to write as much as I can and the writing has been more in drips than in a constant flow, which leads to a gush of good work coming out. Somehow I have not had that in years now and I desire it very much. A lot of good things have been said to me about the writing but it will not happen without some amount of hard work and I am ready to do that.  So I' m hoping to find some more inspiration and encouragement from Julia Cameron and find my way back to doing that which should be as natural to me as breathing.

When I fall I rise again because I have no other choice but to keep on with this calling on my life. I love anything to do with writing and I want to be able to refer to myself as a writer extraordinaire. I have been doing some writing this evening and I have been quite surprised at how much of a struggle it was to get out even the few words that I wrote once it was not this kind of writing, where I am just putting my thoughts down on screen. Ah well, what to do? The girl will regroup and just begin again until what needs to happen does happen.

Baby steps, baby steps and on our way we go.
Thank You, Father for the resources to help me along my journey, Amen.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another day of grace

Today has been quite a day. Started off quite confusing for me and all sorts of turmoil and it has ended quite well. I am reading several books on the trot and learning from each of them. It is imperative that I keep on reminding myself that those who focus and persist and are diligent do get the results. 

I was thinking of writing about sowing and reaping yesterday in my Friday column but it didn't happen.  I will when the opportunity arises; it is a huge topic so I cannot hope to exhaust it in one piece since I am learning about it myself with each day.

I am glad that the day has ended well and all is well again in my little world of me.

Thank You, Father that you are so very merciful and so very faithful and so very awesome to me.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Still journeying on

It has been one of those days; highs and lows all in one day and I almost did not appear over here but decided to type a few lines.

I am taking a 100% responsibility in all areas of my life and on some days I think I have done that completely and I do not have any issues. Days like today remind me that self-improvement is a journey and not a destination and that one has to keep learning and evolving with each challenge that comes.

A day at a time using kaizen, a step at a time and Nana, you will become more mature as a person and more desirable in every way possible.
God bless me and teach me His ways daily, Amen.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Today's report (2)

It has been a good day and I am making progress daily with what needs doing. Tomorrow is another day and we will do what needs doing. God is good all the time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


It gets to a point in a journey in a quest that you know for sure that you have made a breakthrough and I sense that in my spirit, to do with the direction of my life now.
There is a breakthrough that is going to manifest soon and I don't know what form it will take but definitely there is a change in the air and I know for sure that it is the Lord's doing.
Lord, lead and direct me and help me keep listening to You and heeding to Your Voice. I do not want to walk ahead of You or in disobedience to You.
The breakthrough is here and I receive it in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Thanking God once again (2)

I have been absent from post for a day or two, I think. Sheer fatigue on both days. I am glad to report that it has been a good day today even though I got quite angry with Son No. 2 this morning. I also had to reschedule a lesson because my helper for today and I got our wires a bit crossed but things turned out well in the end and I am very pleased with the day. 

I got to talk to a friend about the writing and the way ahead and that was also very encouraging and very good to go through. Lord, thank You for the opportunities to grow and the opportunities to learn from others. My life has always been enriched by the friends I have and sometimes I think I am the most blessed of people with the people I have in my life.
And thank God for brothers too who want to be a blessing to me and want to help me live out my dreams.

All for Your glory, Lord, all for Your glory. May Your Word be the light unto my path and the lamp unto my feet so that I am not distracted by enemy and foe in whatever guise they come under.

Lord, in Your mercy, hear my prayer and thank You very much for today. I am so grateful for my life and happy in this place of rest.

Thank You for another day.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Quick update

Today I have not felt at all well in body; very uncomfortable in my shoulders, back, legs and the like and had to take two naps during the day. I am going to bed now, hoping to feel much better tomorrow.
We live to fight another day. Thank You, Father for healing by the stripes of Jesus, Amen.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Thank You, Father for today.

Today has been good emotionally; I have been able to keep calm in the face of a storm and I thank the Lord for that grace and strength. 

Didn't do much in the area of writing but we live to write another day. I do not want to give excuses and have been doing my best to fit the writing in but it did not happen today. Neither did doing the little lady's hair fit in. What to do?

It seems as if there are not enough hours in the day but wisdom adds years to your life and that is why I am seeking it, for more time to do that which needs doing.

Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Family day and extras

Today we went out as a family and it was not too bad; naturally all the males and the little lady wanted to try out all the technology at this home exhibition we went to while I was interested in what was on offer in the interiors. I picked up a lot of material in the form of brochures to look at and also to share with some of my friends. It was a good day even if I had wanted to go out on my own. Another day, perhaps. 

And today I finished reading The Aladdin Factor; it is a definite must-read in my opinion and it is one of those I will definitely have to read again since it is not something that one just reads once. Very good material indeed and thank God I read it. 

I also met another writer who was asking me exactly what genre I want to write in and you know I still cannot tell because I have dabbled in several things. I am still waiting for the Heavenly Father to tell me what exactly to do with myself so that I can get cracking. At the moment I am enjoying some writing work I am doing for a friend and want to produce world-class material for him to use back in our dear motherland, Ghana. That is going well even though there is still a lot to do and I am sincerely enjoying the learning experience very much.

And today, three people have blessed me; one with a verse and one with a word of encouragement and one with free tickets to the exhibition . Is it any wonder that I feel so blessed today? My God is my Shield indeed and my Provider and my Redeemer.
Thank You, Father for today.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Keeping the endpoint in mind

It has been a bit of a turbulent day and nothing that was planned went right. However I did not intend to let this last activity of the day also go undone so here I am.
I really think I am very close to a breakthrough hence all these distractions and things to get me to lose focus. Why do I say that? From known quarters and unknown quarters, I have had to listen to strange conversations and other stuff.
What do I do then? Keep my focus, keep declaring what I believe and keep my head up and the end point in view. Very soon, Lord, I believe I will be smiling and all things shall be fine.
Thank You, Lord, Thank You very much for Your goodness, Your love and Your faithfulness, Amen.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Just being grateful

I have not been a 100% today because of a little cold I have and also because my body is taking time to adjust to the new regime of walking. Thankfully I do not feel very ill, just tired and that can be sorted out with a good night of rest. 
It has been a good day today even if I couldn't do much; it is always nice to be able to switch off a little and relax from the intensity of life. And I am grateful that the Lord never slumbers nor sleeps and He is the one watching over me all the time.
Thank You, Father for all that You do, Amen.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Daily wisdom

 A day of mixed things and one in which I did not get to write my Friday column because of technical problems. I did some shopping which was great; and this afternoon, the piano teacher of the boys suggested swapping their lessons from Friday to Wednesday, which would be very ideal for me. 
This evening I am feeling a bit tired, weak and drained but I know I will be well by the morrow and intend to leave home early . Lord, grant wisdom and strength for the things that need doing;  there are many of them.
Wisdom is key in all areas of my life and I ask for that daily and believe that I am becoming wiser as a person and learning who to talk to and who not to talk to.
God is so good and His mercies endure forever. He is the Rock and there is none like Him. I give thanks today for the wisdom that He gives me daily to conduct my affairs.
Thank You, Father in the Name of Jesus, Amen.