" I want to so order my life that its impression and impact will always be positive and spiritually constructive"

" I want to so order my life that its impression and impact will always be positive and spiritually constructive"

It’s Good To Be Loved!
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The generator gives back some love…

Dearest Valarie,   You are very special to me.  I wish I was made differently, so that my body oder and heart throb would not be so loud as I protect you while you sleep.   I too love you and am so committed to keeping you as happy as my programed electronics can.  Though not perfect they will always be there when you need me.  As your “smelly generator” please know I am here for you when others fall asleep and fall out and out of love with you my queen.   One thing I must say to you…as much as possible, what ever you do…make certain I get fed in a timly manner.  Though my juice is not as organic as I would like, it will your key to my success.  So if you can and will remember your love for me.  Oh yes, when you can I have a lil cousin that can clean the air, in your room.  If you have some extra change you might wanna invest in her…she has been known to bring great happiness to those who have been engaged with her.   Please enjoy your day and giving me this opportunity to spead the love here in OUR Nigeria.  Love you much …your gentil-man-rator :  ).

Today I’m outside waiting for my driver to come , enjoying the smell after the rain and decided to take a few pictures. Because you know I’m always looking for God’s beauty…. and there it was.  I saw this pot of flowers that the rain had fed.  I pass this pot everyday but today finally the flowers had bloomed. Even though the pot was soggy the flowers were calling me. They stood tall and proud saying look at us…and I did. Through my camera lens.  I took about 5 pictures and moved on. Later when I got back to my place I loaded the pictures to see what I had. This one picture stood out and when I zoomed in I realized why. God used that picture to speak and this is what I heard. “Sometimes we are all thrown in the same pot but it’s in that same pot you will find beauty.  When it appears that every thing is the same always take a closer look! And when you do you find amazing differences, differences that when highlighted become beautiful works of art designed by the creator of all”.

Those flowers looked the same but with closer inspection I noticed….. one was filled with raindrops and the other was completely different.  One flower, one drop stood ALONE dry waving at me.  One flower and one drop made all the difference.  That’s where I found beauty. It was my encouragement to remember I have chosen a different path and even when it may seem like everything is the same look closer and remain different.  Then allow God to let my difference shine cause there is beauty in it.

Now that moment is gone and time has moved on but the picture and the lesson remain.  It’s in those quiet times alone with God, that  HE creates differences from our similarities then allows it to shine. I hope this encourages you to look for the different in people situations and places we don’t all have to be the same. Look for that thing that makes it uniquely different. Then allow God to bring out the beauty so we become His works of art.

Today I’m outside waiting for my driver to come , enjoying the smell after the rain and decided to take a few pictures. Because you know I’m always looking for God’s beauty…. and there it was.  I saw this pot of flowers that the rain had fed.  I pass this pot everyday but today finally the flowers had bloomed. Even though the pot was soggy the flowers were calling me. They stood tall and proud saying look at us…and I did. Through my camera lens.  I took about 5 pictures and moved on. Later when I got back to my place I loaded the pictures to see what I had. This one picture stood out and when I zoomed in I realized why. God used that picture to speak and this is what I heard. “Sometimes we are all thrown in the same pot but it’s in that same pot you will find beauty.  When it appears that every thing is the same always take a closer look! And when you do you find amazing differences, differences that when highlighted become beautiful works of art designed by the creator of all”.

Those flowers looked the same but with closer inspection I noticed….. one was filled with raindrops and the other was completely different.  One flower, one drop stood ALONE dry waving at me.  One flower and one drop made all the difference.  That’s where I found beauty. It was my encouragement to remember I have chosen a different path and even when it may seem like everything is the same look closer and remain different.  Then allow God to let my difference shine cause there is beauty in it.

Now that moment is gone and time has moved on but the picture and the lesson remain.  It’s in those quiet times alone with God, that  HE creates differences from our similarities then allows it to shine. I hope this encourages you to look for the different in people situations and places we don’t all have to be the same. Look for that thing that makes it uniquely different. Then allow God to bring out the beauty so we become His works of art.

So i haven’t written in a while because my journey took me some thousands of feet off the ground and the Internet just didn’t seem that important when your walking in the clouds. So in total I spent about 3 weeks high above the ground. I was working but the experience served as an eye opener and a gently reminder that the God of the universe is the greatest artist ever. Obudu Mountain Resort served as the gallery that showed me how HE used the mountains as a canvas and the clouds as a backdrop to carve out and paint masterpieces. Something that you think you would only see on the travel channel and surely not in Nigeria. 15 minutes by cable car or 30 minutes on a steep curvy road, i reached the secret hidden retreat that most Nigerians never experience.
So i worked yeah yeah yeah. Decorating mountain cabins, buying furniture picking curtains, setting up conference areas, taste testing food, organizing logistics with my eyes wide open to ensure i didn’t miss a thing. There were days where the clouds were so thick i could see in front of me and other days where the sun shine was so bright that birds, monkeys and goats could be heard giving God praise. I stood in awe as HE whispered to my spirit, ”I Am that I Am and I Am still GOD!”  

So i haven’t written in a while because my journey took me some thousands of feet off the ground and the Internet just didn’t seem that important when your walking in the clouds. So in total I spent about 3 weeks high above the ground. I was working but the experience served as an eye opener and a gently reminder that the God of the universe is the greatest artist ever. Obudu Mountain Resort served as the gallery that showed me how HE used the mountains as a canvas and the clouds as a backdrop to carve out and paint masterpieces. Something that you think you would only see on the travel channel and surely not in Nigeria. 15 minutes by cable car or 30 minutes on a steep curvy road, i reached the secret hidden retreat that most Nigerians never experience.

So i worked yeah yeah yeah. Decorating mountain cabins, buying furniture picking curtains, setting up conference areas, taste testing food, organizing logistics with my eyes wide open to ensure i didn’t miss a thing. There were days where the clouds were so thick i could see in front of me and other days where the sun shine was so bright that birds, monkeys and goats could be heard giving God praise. I stood in awe as HE whispered to my spirit, ”I Am that I Am and I Am still GOD!”  

 
Rainy Season
Ok, it’s the rainy season. My favorite time of the year in Nigeria. So I’m out running errands with my PA and noticed the sun was fading fast. I watched the clouds rolling in just to blanket the city and lessen the heat and I’m loving it. Listening the Kuchi Kuchi on the radio and I’m happy.
http://youtu.be/ne32p8mCf0c
Even though i could think of a million things I’d rather do than run errands.  As we rounded the corner in thick traffic we came to a stop. While we couldn’t figure out what was happening in my head i hear a friend saying “that’s Naija for you!” Then my PA points across the street to the right and with excitement in his voice says “Look at how wonderful God is!” there was rain pouring hard as we sat on the other side of the handy work of God. He held the rain to that particular spot as we watched people being soaked and cars splashing and not one drop on our side of the street. I can still hear him saying Look how wonderful God is and in a country where we can find a million things to complain about, it was the rain. That same water that falls from the sky every year this time that normally frustrates an afternoon commute, now serves as a reminder of how wonderful Oluwa, Chukwu, God truly is.

Rainy Season

Ok, it’s the rainy season. My favorite time of the year in Nigeria. So I’m out running errands with my PA and noticed the sun was fading fast. I watched the clouds rolling in just to blanket the city and lessen the heat and I’m loving it. Listening the Kuchi Kuchi on the radio and I’m happy.

http://youtu.be/ne32p8mCf0c

Even though i could think of a million things I’d rather do than run errands.  As we rounded the corner in thick traffic we came to a stop. While we couldn’t figure out what was happening in my head i hear a friend saying “that’s Naija for you!” Then my PA points across the street to the right and with excitement in his voice says “Look at how wonderful God is!” there was rain pouring hard as we sat on the other side of the handy work of God. He held the rain to that particular spot as we watched people being soaked and cars splashing and not one drop on our side of the street. I can still hear him saying Look how wonderful God is and in a country where we can find a million things to complain about, it was the rain. That same water that falls from the sky every year this time that normally frustrates an afternoon commute, now serves as a reminder of how wonderful Oluwa, Chukwu, God truly is.

J’odie - Kuchi Kuchi (Oh Baby) (by Jodieandyou)

Generator i think i love you!

So last night it rained. I could smell the rain long before it came. It was sweet like dew mixed with pineapple. Before, during and 10 minutes after the rain, is the only time when i don’t smell a hint of diesel from those stupid generators. Lol but you grow to appreciate it and wait eagerly for the rain to end and the gen to begin. After a brief hot period you welcome the sound and the smell like someone just showered you with gold. It’s a love hate thing. Mr. Generator I love to hate you when i’m trying to sleep……. and when the sun is banging through my windows….. i hate that i love you so much.

  

It’s ok …really

In America we have been taught and grew up thinking Africa was a primitive uncivilized continent with bloated belly babies who live in the bush deep within the malaria filled jungle. I think it was their way of keeping us from our true heritage and culture. So i am here to dispel the lie and insure Africans in the diaspora that no matter what you heard …..It’s OK …really! you can come home.