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A Christ-follower who works towards sustainable livelihoods for all through community development and social entrepreneurship. She can be really goofy and playful, is attracted to exotic dishes and locations and wouldn't mind owning a private jet, yup! She's a strong believer and follower of Jesus Christ. For her people who cook, create, explore and travel have a spot in my heart ♥...

DOES TIME EVER HEAL?

It’s really scary, sometimes you wonder if time heals at all. When you look around it seems everyone wears his smile, says his favorite words and smells his scent. 
Those hands grasping toughness like they were made for each other, those hairs sticking to his skin whenever his body is wet. Those lips, though weak from a day’s puff, glows like a sunflower and never speaks of its ordeal. Those hairs again, that tickle every fibre of feeling whenever I touch them. 
Does time ever heal? 
When I look at another, I secretly wish he was him. 

When I be with another, I secretly hope it won’t be the same.

When I want another, I earnestly pray, another won’t want him. 
Does time ever heal? 

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CHILD ABUSE

Apr 11, 2018 | A Writing Prompt.

B​ang! Bang! Bang!
“Mama Emeka open the door, if not I would break it down…”

He awoke with the sounds of his parents wrestle telling him it’s day break.

With painful screams proceeding from his mother’s mouth, he watched as his Father hit his mother like a car in need of panel beating! It sinks; maybe that’s what women are for!

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HELP FROM ABOVE 1

Sermon by Pastor J. A Adesanya

Text: 2Chronicles20:1-4

Topic: SEEKING HELP FROM ABOVE

Scriptures

Psalms 121:1-2 (KJV) I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Psalms 70:1-5 (KJV) Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

INTRODUCTION

When we talk about help from above, we are talking of help from ONE whose decision is the FINAL SAY. The maker of heaven and earth, The greater than the greatest.

Strong Points

The most dangerous thing to do is to seek help from other source than THE GOD ALMIGHTY.

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A NEW LOVE INTEREST

What happens when you have a new love interest?

Especially when he’s a hottie, fresh from the oven baked with goodies!

I know someone who has a new love interest. And she’s super excited about it.

You know how you’re longing for something good and it finally arrives, like Nigeria winning their second match in the World Cup after being beaten previously by Croatia…..that’s the feeling.

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FIVE GIRLS RESTORING HOPE WITH AN APP TO FIGHT FGM

04. 07. 2018 || A BOLD ACTION

It’s done in secret at night. You are home for the holidays from boarding school, as there is no school in your rural community in Kenya. You are excited to see your family, but you are also filled with dread. It is circumcision season, and you are 13.

You listen carefully to the conversations at home, wondering which night it will happen, hoping you can run away into the night before the elderly woman with the knife comes. At age 13, a girl becomes a woman in your tribe by undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) — the partial or total removal of a girl’s external genitals. It’s a rite of passage in your tribe and makes you eligible for marriage. You don’t want to marry; you’re young and want to stay in school. But your parents have other plans.

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DON’T TELL IT AS IT IS

by Kenneth Copeland

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21

Words are serious business. And, as believers, we need to get serious about learning how to use them. We need to begin to put them to work for us like God Himself does. The Bible tells us that He uses words to “call those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17).

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GENDER, SDGs & VULNERABILITY

GENDER, SDGs AND VULNERABILITY                 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations. SDGs are also known as “Transforming our World: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development’’ or 2030 Agenda in short/ Global Goals for Sustainable Development

 The goals were development to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs) which ended in 2015.

                        

                                   GENDER AND VULNERABILITY

Vulnerability: State of being exposed to the possibility of being harmed or attacked, either physically or emotionally. It is the inability of an individual or group to defend or withstand adverse shock that could inflict damage to an individual or system.

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STEP OUT OF THE BOAT

A Devotional

by Kenneth Copeland

“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water….” Matthew 14:28-29

It’s easy to be so afraid of making a mistake that you never get around to stepping out on faith. You can spend all your time wondering, Is this faith? Or is it presumption? What if I exercise my faith for something and find out later I’ve missed God’s will?

Don’t worry. God can handle any mistake you can make. I know because I’ve made plenty of them. When I did, I’d just go to the Lord and He’d tell me, Stay on the Word, son. Together we’ll overcome this thing. And we always did.

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