Wednesday, 26 February 2014

14for14: Throw Pillows

You won't believe what I realized recently...I have too many Throw pillows in my life! Those considerable important people and things that I often overlook and take for granted but don't know how I'll cope without . 

Shey you guys know what I mean by Throw pillows right? Those tiny fancy pillows on the sofa in your living room that are best for hurling at a sibling when they are blocking your view of the TV or just being annoying. Throw pillows have a way of spicing up the living room ambiance by adding a touch of elegance and splash of colour (especially the arty ones) 
My Top 10 throw pillows are *drum rolls*
  • Good Health
  • Love
  • Laughter
  • Sleep
  • Speech 
  • My Pen and my amazing mind (Imagination)
  • Hugs and Kisses
  • Family
  • Friends
  • You
In an old article I read by Sam Kirui on "Don't take anything for granted- be grateful to God" (You can read it here), he asked the following questions...

Do you view life and breath and health and friends through the lens of the cross? Do you take those things for granted and view them as yours by right? What biblical truths have you neglected that lead you to regard these blessings as rights?

It got me thinking about this song,
Jesus, all for Jesus,
All I am and have and ever hope to be.
Jesus, all for Jesus,
All I am and have and ever hope to be. 

All of my ambitions, hopes and plans
I surrender these into Your hands.
All of my ambitions, hopes and plans
I surrender these into Your hands. 

For it's only in Your will that I am free,
For it's only in Your will that I am free,
Jesus, all for Jesus,
All I am and have and ever hope to be.

I'm not there yet and don't have all I want or desire but I do know that every awesome thing and gift (especially the people in my life) I have is from Him so I must never lose sight of this truth. Instead I'm gonna engrave it in the inner recesses of my hearts. So help me God!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17 (NIV)

Oh before I forget does anyone have any useful suggestions or tips on how to write fun and interesting book reviews? The editorial Lady in Church asked me to do a monthly book review column for the church bulletin and since I get a Free book every month courtesy The Book Tea Fountain tea party, I agreed. Now I need Ideas on how to do it. I'm thinking of reviewing the book Courageous by Michael Catt (Not yet done reading but its really loaded and inspiring :)


Saturday, 15 February 2014

My Valentine bug

I've been bitten my the love bug :)! I'm sure you are curious to know how I spent my Friday? Well I gave you guys a clue about my big date here so I'll let the pictures do the talking... or most of it anyway *winks*

My first boo a.k.a Breakfast!
The plan was to spend the whole day together but I had to do some housekeeping so I ended up missing our Lunch date... but we found a way round that! ( Lol! True Love conquers All things!)

Don't judge me I like Plantain! Plus I didn't eat them at once or alone.Was feeling guilty so I took some fruits too
(oh btw, I recently discovered and fell in love with the garlic +onions+salt plantain chips! #Naijapringles #Lagostraffic)

I think I have a phobia for public spaces (cinemas, malls, restaurants and any other place couples are sure to be found on Valentine day). I had planned on treating myself to Cold Stone's heart shaped cookie sandwiches but I chickened out when I saw the amount of human beings outside. Anyways, here is a picture of what I got that day... 

My Valentine gifts :)!
 (P.S: The clay; I bought for the kids in my art class, I got the wrapped box of something sweet  for my Grandma
 and the teddy bear was a D.D. joke)

The kids in my art class named this "heart on heart"  #KidsValentineproject :)!

Still wondering what a D.D joke is? Well...

Everyone knows I LOVE to read right? I mentioned it here sef so you'll understand why I included this 
My current reading list... don't ask me how I can read three books at a time though (Its actually four "Identity Theft" is hiding somewhere in my bag *covers eyes*)

and this picture too (All in the name of love & sharing)
I love love love To-do Lists!
 Its usually the easiest way for me to feel "accomplished" daily even if I didn't step outside the door!

But on this day I stepped outside the door, in fact I went to the Airport but I digress. For the Valentine grand finale, "We" did this

The Best boo of all; MoiMoi+Rice+Sauce+Chicken+Salad
 On a serious note though, I had an amazing day and I got a Valentine gift from Oreka Godis. If you think I am lying check here or here. Thanks everyone for the nice comments on my previous post *hugs and kisses*.
Hope yours was amazing and much more?

"We love because He first Loved us."
1 John 4:19

Warning: This post might not make sense to my friends/readers who subscribe to my blog via email as some of the pictures might not load... and if you can't see the pictures the joke will be on you! 

P.S: I don't really believe in Valentines day! Can't everyday be PDA day!!!