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She Is Coming Home…!

It’s coming home…

She’s coming home…

Yeah, come right in…

The door is open…

Oh well, this has absolutely nothing to do with England’s feeble performance at the World Cup. Nope.

What’s coming home is the fact that my cousin is visiting me in Dallas. Yes o, that’s the newest news that is making me grin from ear to ear. I am happy. I am very happy today.

Finally, she is coming to see her cousin because it’s been a long while. I’ve been to the US a number of times but I’ve never visited California. Well, this time around, I didn’t plan to commute within the United States like I did last December.

Chei. It’s easier to visit London from Denmark than to take a flight from Dallas to California. It’s quite a distance and it’s damn expensive too and I don’t want to bore a big hole in my pocket. Honestly, travelling depletes one’s bank account and I cannot indulge in such bounty at this time.

So we got talking and I told her that it’s not possible for us to see on this visit. Again, she queried? And she said to me – “ever heard of the saying that if Mohamed does not go to the mountain, the mountain will go to Mohammed?” I chuckled. Excited.

And yes, she is visiting me in Dallas, Texas and I can’t wait to see her. I can’t wait to hug her tightly. I can’t wait to see the beautiful face of my beautiful sweet cousin again. I truly admire her and it will be nice to sit by her side and discuss home, family and everything in between.

Ouch! Family means love. Family is forgiveness. Family brings laughter. The family is everything.

After 20 years in the United States, she is finally coming to see her family. She is coming home to family, to friendship and to love.

Certainly, Dearest Couz, it’s been a long time. It’s been a very long time. Regardless, I still have a vague picture of you in my heart. I still remember the last time we were together in Festac town, Lagos, Nigeria.

Come right in, JD. I can’t wait to see you. Love you loads and looking forward to laughter, to delicious foodies, to tight hugs and to our chitchats.

See you in a bit.

 

Peace and Love!

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Hope, Faith And Work…!

 

“It is not sufficient to hope for the best. It is not sufficient to be cheerful and optimistic. It is not sufficient simply to say, think or feel that things will come out all right. In addition, something tangible must be done to make things come out all right. The mind that simply hopes that things will change for the better is not using its power directly in producing that change.

Hope is only passive. It looks in the right direction, but it does not act. It means well, but to change fate something more will be needed besides good intentions. The proper course to pursue is to turn hope into faith and combine faith with work and ability; then proceed to change conditions, circumstances and things as you wish them to be. You can. He who combines the highest faith with his greatest ability and the most thorough work may reach any goal in view.” – Christian D. Larson

 

Peace and Love!

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Monday Musings!

So, July has crept in on us.

And good and bad things will happen even in this month no matter how much we pray against them. No matter how much we try to fortify ourselves. It is evident that life must take its course. Life challenges and death is inevitable. As humans, it is the price we pay for the life we’ve been given.

We actually exist without really knowing what lies ahead. We hope and pray that the journey is smooth and without excruciating experiences. But how wrong! The storms must come and we must wade through them gallantly.

Therefore, as the path of life unwinds daily, some of us will find wonders and fears, breakthroughs and breakups, gains and losses, labours of love and a few falling tears. Then across the years, there will be some twist and turns, mistakes to make, and lessons to learn. Hurts and pains. Conflicts and disasters.

BUT through it, all, let us always remember that each one of these situations is but a stepping stone to our greatness. It sounds weird and awkward to say this, I know. But indeed, we learn from our mistakes, mishaps and misdeeds. We shed tears and we move on, carrying with us the vital lessons.

Today, I pray that you and I will be able to cross these BRIDGE’S when we get there because no matter how much we try to avoid them, I’m afraid we are caught in this loop already.

So let’s soldier on. Let us do our best to avoid conflicts and disasters, ie. those avoidable ones. 

And to them, that believe in the Powers and in the efficacy of prayers, let’s carry everything about us to HIM in Prayers and supplications even in this month.

Can I get an Amen?

From my heart to yours, stay well and stay safe. 

 

Peace and Love!

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Summer Gardening…!

So a friend harvested these cherries today from her garden and I was there to get a share of it.  I love cherries and all the other ‘berries.

 

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Devotional Nuggets – #89

 

The prayer of Jabez: Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” 1 Chronicles 4:10 Continue reading