Grace yourself

We use and hear the phrase ‘brace yourself’ which is said to have evolved from the verb form of ‘brace’: “To make (a structure) stronger or firmer with wood, iron, or other forms of support". ‘Brace’ then evolved to "brace yourself" which translates to doing something physically to keep yourself from falling over or being … Continue reading Grace yourself

The tension between feeling blessed and stressed

There are moments where the phrase “too blessed to be stressed” couldn’t be further from the truth for me. I’m not sure where the phrase came from, however, I do agree that it is appealing to the ear and the concept sounds good. But what do you do when the blessing from God is weighty? … Continue reading The tension between feeling blessed and stressed

Feeling Discouraged?

(Thank you Pastor Gina Elmes of Family Church, for this word) Discouragement is the loss of confidence or enthusiasm, feeling let down and disappointed even crushed. When we allow these feelings to settle in our heart we can begin to question God’s love and plan for us. Can we really trust Him? Am I alone … Continue reading Feeling Discouraged?

Tribute to my dear Ify

On Saturday 23rd February 2013, I lost someone so special to me. My cousin, who was my sister and my friend. I have never seen death or had death this close. That day my heart was literally torn apart and I was angry. Watching the paramedics who did everything they could trying to resuscitate her, I touched … Continue reading Tribute to my dear Ify

Praise Will Not Replace Your Prayer

I'm one of those people who have always said that I prefer praise and worship to praying for long periods of time. Now I battle about the etiology of my preference; is it because I can sing OR, is it because of my cultural background and how I have been exposed to prayer. To be honest, … Continue reading Praise Will Not Replace Your Prayer