Saturday, 22 October 2011

Over to the Other Side

No one ever said it would be easy. No one said it would be fun all the time, or even most of the time. But what they do say is that when it's good it's really good. Or "he who laughs last laughs loudest". And "What's yours will not pass you by". Well, I'm anxiously awaiting the "good". Anticipating the "laughter". And waiting to receive "what's mine". 

Got to say that this waiting part is no fun. Things I used to get excited about are starting to dwindle out of my minds eye. I'm trying my hardest to keep my expectations high. I can see myself slowly, slowly settling for less than what is mine. This is due to disappointment after disappointment. What's a girl to do?

Where there's hope, there's life. I've got a little bit of hope left inside me (somewhere). 

Anyways, during my morning devotion this morning (Friday 21st October 2011), I felt like God spoke to me. Kinda felt like "oh, so You can hear my heart's cry then Lord". Cheeky, I know, but one thing I've learned about God is that He's mine. So He can handle me (my cheek included). I was reading UCB Word For Today and the title for todays Word was Getting to the Other Side. Realising that that's all I'm really trying to do, my ears tweaked a bit. I sat to attention and curiously read on.

Mark 4:35
That day when evening came, He said to His disciples, "Let us go over to the other side."

This happened just before Jesus calmed the storm.

...And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling (Mark 4:35-37).

The Word for Today reads (and I quote word for word):

'The devil doesn't want you to get through this storm and reach the other side.' 

(And don't I know it.)

'He doesn't mind you going to church, singing in the choir or serving on the board;'

(This sounds like me right now.)

'he just doesn't want you to reach your God-ordained destiny.'

(Ain't that something. That crafty devil.)

'But (shame on you devil! There's a BUT!) what's waiting for you on the other side is worth everything you're going through at the moment.'

(These words spoke right to my heart. Thank You Lord!)

'You are up against a formidable opponent who knows God has a plan for your life. But (there's that word again devil) he cannot sink the man or woman who has Jesus on board with them, who prays and stays close to Him...'

Well, that was a wonderful reminder earlier, and it's just as invigorating reading it again now.

Needed to encourage myself today, and thought while I was at it, I'd encourage someone else. 

Hope you're encouraged (if you needed it).

Be inspired with confidence. ;)


P.S. I then remembered this song by Michelle Williams. The lyrics are so fitting for how I feel/felt. You'll find your Purpose in Your Storm. ;)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Thank you 9jaFOODie xx

9jaFOODie featured some pictures I entered into her Fooding by... series.

The other entries are a treat too.

Please check out her blog. If you don't know about her, you have been missing out and you have soooo much catching up to do!!! I'm very serious.

Thank you so much 9jaFOODie. I appreciate you, your blog, and your love.


Monday, 10 October 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Oh me, oh my! I've just been given the versatile blogger award by the lovely Coy~Introvert, a fellow blogger with a very good blog herself. If you don't know, you better get to know and get to checking out her blog! You won't be disappointed. ;)

Thank you for giving me my very first award!!! Mwah! xxx

With awards comes responsibility o! To whom much is given, much is required. Lol.

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know about it.

Now, seven things about moi (*sigh* wish I did my previous post after this post, then I would only have to find three more things to write, rather than having to think of seven more things. Never mind :D).

Here we go yo! (Lol)

1.  I'm the first of many - the first born of five siblings, first grandchild on my dad's side, first in my generation to have a child (who is the first grandchild/nephew of both sides of his family - Wow!). Feel kinda privileged now. :)))

2. I'm a night person. I do my best work at night. When others are winding up their day, I'm just getting started. Lolol. Mornings can be a bit of a drag for me.

3. I recently developed a habit of crunching ice. Need to go the doctors about this because I heard it could be a sign of iron deficiency. That's not a good look!

4. I can't ride a bike. :(

5. I can't swim. (**double :( **)

6. I love to sing. I enjoy belting out a full blown ballad in my kitchen while I'm cooking and cleaning. Some of my faves are: Golden by Chrisette Michele, Ijoba Orun by Lara George, Listen by Beyonce, Tell Me What You Want Me To Do by Tevin Campbell, just to name a few. ;)

7. I love doing property search. I love going on websites like and browsing through the properties on there. Type in Knightsbridge and enjoy the views. ;) Lol.

Okey dokey! Now for the fun part!

I would like to award the following bloggers with The Versatile Blogger Award:

Coy~Introvert (Yes o! I'm awarding it back you! xx)
Destiny (When it rains it pours! Lol. xx)
Unveiling Gold (I've just seen your latest post. Lol).
Dammy Jewel (I've just seen your latest post too. Lol).

I honestly feel like I've just completed a piece of coursework! No be small ting!

Thanks again Coy~Introvert for this award. xoxox

Now I have to let all y'all know I've awarded this to ya. Lol.

Good night peeps.