Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson

It has been an interesting day; Michael Jackson has died from a heart attack and fans are shocked by this tragic death. What a talented person he was and it is sad that he was so dogged by controversy.
I managed to get an outfit for a christening that I have been invited to on Sunday. Just one more item and we will be ready to roll. Father, thank You for today and thank You for Your grace and Your mercy, Amen.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Still looking for those pockets

It has been interesting, these past few days. Wanting to write but lacking the time to do so. Still trying to find a way to create pockets of time and I don't want to give in just yet. Hard to find those pockets with all that I have to do and these are the mundane jobs that can take so much time. A cleaner when the time is right and the money is available, for sure. There is no point fighting the fact that as a large family in a small home, there will always be lots of cleaning to do and it is quite frustrating at the moment but I believe it is all character-building and I have to try to be patient and also more focused and more innovative about how to get things done quicker. 
A day at a time, one step at a time so I keep pressing on.

And on another note completely, Wimbledon has started this year and the weather is looking good indeed for them. I want Federer to win again, naturally. I don't think he can win enough times really. What price to watch such a beautiful player exude his talent on the court, I don't know. Murray is looking good though so let's not get ahead of ourselves, Nana.

Lord, in Your mercy, hear my prayer.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

It is well

The day has gone by very quickly today and I am spent! I had to wake up early and then couldn't get enough rest in the afternoon despite my good intentions and had to pack for Son no 2 who is going away tomorrow.
I need my bed now and will be retiring as soon as I finish writing this. A day at a time, a step at a time. Tomorrow I have to fill in some forms and that without any excuse.
It is well.
Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Finishing line

It has been about a week since I last wrote over here and it has been a very challenging week. At home and without but these are times of my character being honed and I have to be strong and stay focused. My mentor has been calling me the past three days to encourage me and tell me to stay focused. The finishing line for several breakthroughs is very near and so many things will come to distract and to discourage and one has to be very aware of that.

And sometimes these distractions come through very close family and friends and one has to be vigilant, vigilant, vigilant! I am persevering with the writing and this week I have worked on one thing and I have to keep at it until the finish line.

As Mike Murdock says, Champions are finishers. I am a champion, I am a finisher, I am a champion, I am a finisher, I am a champion, I am a finisher. And I am more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens me.

Thank You, Father for Your forgiveness and for your grace. Thank You for being with me all the time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

God is always good

It has been a tough day today but it is ending well which I am very grateful for. Grateful for my mentor, grateful for the Bible Study I attended today and grateful for God's grace all the time.
I have nothing to lose really and I should keep doing what I'm doing and try to tighten the screws  on myself and take myself and my writing more seriously than I do. 
A step at a time and the results will show up at the right time.
Thank You, Father for today, Amen.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Is it all necessary?

I attended a PGL meeting tonight and it was rather interesting. I wonder whether sex education is a necessity for children as young as eleven. It is a bit jarring, is it not, especially when you have kids who are being offered such classes. And I feel it is a big shame that any society has to introduce a big thing like sex so early when the kids could be taught how to be more responsible about a lot more things in life. Like keeping your head down and working hard in school for example. Or learning that one's life is not made up of your possessions or how much money you earn.

How can a child who cannot even use his or her own initiative to complete certain basic tasks be entrusted with knowledge about sexual functions? It really does beat my mind.
What it also teaches me too is that one has to keep on thinking long-term because even choosing to stay in a particular country is a choice and with every choice comes consequences.
I would love my kids to grow up in a country where respect for morals and values is appreciated and not scorned at or disdained and that is a choice I have made and that I am working to achieve with God's Help. Different things call for different actions and one has to do what is necessary at the right time.

Lord in Your mercy, hear my prayer. 

Sunday, June 07, 2009

RF's win

Today Roger Federer won the French Open for the first time and may it be the first of several . He is such a gifted player and he is so languid on the court when he plays. I am so happy for him and I believe lots of people are very happy for him. The French crowd was so supportive and they really wanted him to win. The power of the people indeed. A very happy day for me on the one hand.

On the other hand I found out some information about someone close to me that was not pleasant to listen to but in a way it confirms some dreams I have had and I have to keep praying and keep my focus and also keep doing what I am doing. Upping up my level will help me achieve my dreams and onwards we progress with a step at a time, a day at a time.
Thank You, Father for this very significant day, Amen.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Still making progress

This week has not gone by as smoothly as anticipated. I thought I would be able to do more writing and editing that I have done but it hasn't happened quite as planned. It has not been negative, just slow. I continue to make progress though, and doing a lot of reading to build myself up and praying and walking too.

Today I met a good friend while out walking and she made me laugh so much. I honestly believe that as women grow and mature, they really do grow in confidence and in inner strength once they decide to take charge of their lives and not leave it to others to make choices for them . Really beautiful to watch.  And of course one becomes more certain about the paths one should tread and is immune to other people's drama, which can take away one's focus.

Making progress and taking a step at a time and a day at a time. I will definitely jot down some key points tonight before I go to bed. I firmly believe that I am making progress and have to keep doing what I am doing and applying the catalysts and accelerators where I learn about them;  so far kaizen is working for me, even if it is not at the rate I would want it to be at.

God is good and I am grateful that He is watching over me. Thank You, Lord for my life.

Monday, June 01, 2009

A good decision today

Today I took a very good decision with the help of my mentor. A very good one indeed. Jack Canfield talks about taking a 100% responsibility for everything that happens to you and I think it is the most important lesson for me from his book. I cannot let anyone else take the fall for me or get me out of some of the holes I find myself in. Proverbs 6 talks about getting yourself out of a snare if you have made a rash promise.

The next level for me that I am working on in prayer is to be so discerning and so prayerful that I do not fall into the trap at all that someone has set for me. One has to be wise and that only comes from spending time in the Lord's presence and pursuing His will for one relentlessly.
There is much to be done and one cannot afford to get into these entanglements that hinder and impede progress.

To my destiny, I march forth and no weapon that has been formed against me will prosper in any way. Thank You, Father for that eternal promise from You. In Jesus' Name, I thank You, Amen!