Category Archives: Musings

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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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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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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WALK IN THE LIGHT YOU HAVE

By Gloria Copeland

“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” 2 Timothy 3:14

If you’re born again and have the Word of God in your heart, you can live in victory. You may not have all the answers. There may be a great many spiritual things you don’t understand. But it’s not those things that are most likely to destroy you. It’s the things you know to do―but don’t―that usually make you fall.

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PRIORITIES OF PROSPERITY

A Devotional

by Gloria Copeland

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

God isn’t against your having money. He’s against money having you. He’s against your making it your priority and putting your trust in it instead of in Him.

Why? Because He knows money makes a lousy god. Its power is limited. It will only buy so much. It will only go so far.

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THREE STEPS TO GREEN: HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT

Mar 14, 2018 || Eco-Post

ReBLOG – The Climate Reality PROJECT

The headlines can be discouraging. Severe storms and wildfires are striking with more and more intensity due to rising global temperatures and a rapidly changing climate system. Meanwhile, the US continues to roll back critical climate policies and has maintained its irresponsible and very lonely decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. But instead of feeling defeated, citizens – from all ages and backgrounds – are fighting back by standing up for clean energy and against the fossil fuel agenda. The movement is growing stronger every day, and our efforts together are getting results.Just look at what’s happening, both in the US and around the world. Young people are suing the Trump Administration for failing to address climate change. Grassroots organizations have pressured US cities to double climate efforts, and at least 47 have already committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. Internationally, climate action is also accelerating as several countries have stepped up their ambition to reduce emissions and install more clean energy, helping to fill the global leadership void left by the US.Are you ready to join the movement? We understand that speaking up can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. We broke the process down into three simple steps.
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