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LOUD IT: Faith in the Faithfulness of God

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I had just joined the choir and was still a little lost in the crowd. We had finished choral recitals that day when some lady stood up and wanted to make an announcement. With a shy smile, she said, ‘Today makes it 1000 days since I’ve been married to my best friend and lover…and she had many more accolades to shower on her husband who was also a member of the choir. As per romantic, I was very moved; somehow down the line we became friends, and then family.

First thing I noticed about them was that they were friends constantly struggling to outlove each other. For example, one could organize a surprise for the other and end up being surprised instead. More so, they had such a marvelous heart for God and loved kids.  It was easy to love and be inspired by them...

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The Circle of Life

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Dearly beloved people,

How are we all doing? The sun is setting on 2014, I can hardly believe we are a few hours away from a curtain call for 2014.

“We are open books and part of conquering is that we leave nothing in the shadows… People who like to hurt other people will find tools, but then we must never live in the burden of secrecy. We are the ones who live free. We are the circumcision who worship Christ, rejoice in the Spirit and lose confidence in the flesh. Our lives remain an epistle to be read by all men…”- Moses Ida-Michaels

The above quote is the confidence we have to be open with our successes and failures especially when we realise that the Bible itself is balanced...
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This Time Next Year II…

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Wow!!! God is always on time. Today, I am so excited to have @2yus back to share the sequel to her ‘This time next year’ post from last year. If you haven’t read it, please check it out here

Have you ever made plans that fell right through? If yes, then you must be familiar with the feeling of uncertainty that comes right after. Sometimes the emotions involved run deeper than uncertainty. You begin to doubt yourself, you feel like your life is at a standstill and you have to listen to everyone give an opinion on what you might have done wrong that made your plans fail or done better to make them succeed. It sucks to be in that place. This was me at some point in the past few months.

To summarize,  my Lover and I made a decision that would require us living apart for a while...

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The Oil of Encouragement

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Let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” – Hebrews 10:25 (NIV)

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I’ve been in some really down places in my life and cannot over emphasize the importance of encouragement. Honestly, I would have fallen flat on my face if I did not have family and friends willing to encourage me. However, my thought today is that the act of encouragement is far from passive, it is an active process. Little wonder the word says “A man who has friends must himself be friendly” (Proverbs 18:24). It’s called “taking the initiative.”  The text above encourages us to encourage one another and to do even more as we see the Day approaching. Do we really see the Day approaching? Are we encouraging one another?

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Encouragement is the ability to come alongside someone else and c...

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