Friday, 30 April 2010

On my Ipod

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Music is one of the things that keeps me sane on those days when ordinarily I would feel like I am going crazy or I would be simply cranky. That is why I always make sure that my ipod is always fully charged before I leave the house. I put on my head phones, play my carefully selected music and I feel much better and am able to refocus on what matters the most. At the moment here is part of what I have:-

Hillsong - My compilation would not be complete without Hillsong. E.G - One Thing (I can never get enough of this song), Son of God, This is Our God, Hallelujah, To Know Your Name and Blessed.
Don Moen - With Creator King, Wonderful Magnificent God, Arise and We Wait.
Chris Tomlin - Mighty is the Power of the Cross, I Will Rise, How Great is Our God.
Barlow Girl - I Need you to Love Me, Never Alone.
Michel W Smith - Let it Rain, Agnus Dei, You Are Holy Prince of Peace.
Casting Crowns - Praise you in This Storm, Who Am I.
Jeremy Camp - There Will Be a Day, Give Me Jesus.
Third Day - Call My name, Born Again.
Tammy Trent - You've already Shown me, Shine.
Rebbecca St James - You are Loved, Alive.
Then I have a whole lot of other songs from Zimbabwe, some purely in my mother tongue and some a mixture with English e.g by Pastor G (he is an awesome singer), Mai Charamba, Bethany, Celebration Choir etc.

Well to be honest its quite a list so I will stop now but also on the non Christian singers I have the likes of Avril Lavigne, LeeAnn Womack, Kelly Clarkson, Pam MacBeth, Faith Hill, Martine Mccutcheon, Dolly Parton, LightHouse Family, Brad Paisley ..... I am rambling ain't I?

Have a Great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Could it be that...

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...wives or should I say women generally when it comes to relationships need to lighten up a bit sometimes. Some one forwarded me the story below and  I must say it cracked me up.

Smiley from here
They have been married for a long time. As usual they have their ups and downs. One day they had a big fight and things are falling apart. He was disappointed and she was angry.
After one week of silence treatment from her wife, he approached her with papers and pencils. He suggested that both of them sit down on the dining table and write down on paper what they are not happy about each other. They will then exchange the papers and discuss.
So the wife started to write without looking up because she has a lot to write about her frustration. The husband took a long look at the wife and he too started to write. After fifteen minutes of writing, they look at each other and exchange the papers.
The husband looked at the paper full of complaints. She was angry. When the wife looked at his paper, she was embarrassed and quickly tears away her own paper. On his paper, he wrote for two full pages:
"I love you, honey".

What are your views or thoughts???? You are welcome to share.

Friday, 23 April 2010

A generation with a difference

Some time ago I wrote about my journey of finding a church where I felt at home, I am glad to say that my search is over. I have found a church where I do not only feel at home but where I have been amazed by the level of love and care that people have for each other.

Our pastor always encourages the congregation to mingle and get to know each other and last week was one such week. He made us go into groups and we did various activities one of which included sharing a little bit about ourselves with other group members. I was greatly impacted by the story of one 14 year old girl in our group. I always see her around helping especially in the technical department and I always thought that her family were also members of our church. She told the story of how when she was 10 years old she decided to visit our church (I think more out of curiosity) and she never left because she fell in love in God and how the 4 years since then have been the happiest in her life. As she shared her life's story I was touched beyond measure. Here was a young girl who from the age of 10 decided on her own she wanted God to be a part of her life despite the fact that her parents do not even go to church.
What also impressed me is the impact she is having on other teenagers and her community. She told us of how she visits one girl who has a very rare disease and so she cant go to school or play with others. She brings her school work, encourages her to eat and not to give up on herself. At the moment she is trying to organize a fund raising project to raise some funds for some disabled people at some center in her community. As she talked I could not help but wonder if her parents were proud of her or appreciated how blessed they are to have a teenage daughter with such a big heart and who instead of being a nuisance like other teenagers was doing things to be proud of. I know I would be proud if it were my child.

Imagine having more young people with such big hearts, who know God and who want to make a difference in the lives of others. The more I read the papers, watch the news and look around the more I see how important it is for us to pray for our children- those already born and those yet to be born so that they make a generation with a difference, a generation that will stand up and stand out for their love for God and make the world a better place to live.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

ITS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, today is my birthday. I must say of all the birthdays I have celebrated so far this one is by far the most unique. 
Last year: This is part of the delicious dinner that my friend Tee prepared for me.

This year: Some friends have offered to take me to see the movie below. I am looking forward to watching it because I am a fan of Nicholas Sparks but I am preparing myself for a twist or sad ending because most of his books/films end like that - remember The Notebook, A Walk to Remember and Nights in Rodanthe. We are catching the 21.00 movie cause this is the only time it shows today and its the one we all want to see (uuuhm and tomorrow I have to wake up early to go to work - I will survive :)

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Once again I have been amazed at the number of people who have remembered, it sure makes me feel loved and treasured. Thank you Lord for my life and all my friends and family who care so much about me.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Love O' Love

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Almost every morning on my way to work I usually meet a certain couple near the traffic lights that lead directly into the city center. Usually they will be walking hand in hand lost in their own world and when they get to the traffic lights they part ways after a hug and kiss (sometimes several). I have also noticed that when they are a distance away from each other at times either of them calls the other and then they wave to each other several times until one is out of sight. To me it is apparent how deeply in love they are with each other. Meeting this couple has become one of the things that I look forward to every morning. 
If I am to judge by their age then maybe it is safe for me to assume that most likely they have been together for quite awhile, that's why I am 'vowed' by them. They remind me about the beauty of love and that for anyone searching for true love hope should never be lost because it does exist - many are a living testimony.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Shaken but Still Standing

Yesterday something happened that shook me greatly. For awhile I had a pity party for myself and kept asking God why, oh why Lord? I was shocked, hurt and felt like I was a failure. Then I remembered the story of Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah in 2 Chronicles 20. I have always loved that story and yesterday it brought me back to my senses. I realized that complaining and having a pity party was not going to get me anywhere. When trouble came to Jehoshaphat and his people in the form of 3 armies that were surrounding them preparing to attack, although he was afraid the first thing He did was to "...set his face to seek the Lord", he did not call upon his friends to help him attack his enemies neither did he moan, complain and question God - he chose to seek Him. If you read the story you will read about how God responded to the call of Jehoshaphat and his people - it is a beautiful story, one which I am taking some lessons from in my "time of trouble".

For those of you who can spare a minute or two please pray for me, I would really appreciate that. I have made up my mind to run into the strong tower of the name of the Lord were I know I am safe (Proverbs 18:10) and I am assured that all things will work together for my good (Romans 8:28).
Have a blessed Easter everyone.

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