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Came across these verses from Praying for your children

Acts 19:20………I thank you Father that Your Word prevails over our children.
Isa 54:13………..That they are taught of the Lord and continue to be
Prov 13:1………. the fruit of godly instruction and correction.
Isa 54:13………..Great is their peace and undisturbed composure.
Prov 2:6………… Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children.
1Pet 1:14………. I say they are obedient, not conforming to the things of the flesh,
1Pet 1:15………. but holy, in all conduct.
1Pet 2:2……….. desiring the pure milk of the Word that they may grow thereby.
Jas 1:19…………That they are swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Heb 13:5………. Their conduct is without covetousness,
Heb 13:5………. and they are content with what they have.
Heb 13:16……… They do not forget to do what is right and to share.
2Pet 3:18………. I pray that they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord,
1Thes 4:1……… and abound more and more in how they should walk and please You.
1Pet 5:5……….. That they submit to their elders, and to one another,
1Pet 5:5……….. being clothed with humility.
1Pet 5:7……….. That they cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them.
Jas 1:22…………I thank You that they are doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
Ph’m 1:6………..effectively sharing their faith.
2Tim 1:7 ……….not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
2Tim 1:9………..Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9 ……….not according to works, but according to Your own purpose.
2Tim 4:18………Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
John 10:5 ……..They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices.
2Tim2:22 ………They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart,
Jas 3:10 ……….and cursing comes not out of their mouth.
1Jn 5:18 ……….Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them.
Ps 91:11……….Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve
Ps 4:8………….and provide safety for them, day and night.
1Jn 2:5 ………..Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them.
1Jn 2:15 ………They do not love the world or the things in the world,
3Jn 1:11……….and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
1Jn 1:7 ………..They walk in the light as You are in the Light,
Jas 4:8 ………..cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts,
2Tim 2:22 …….They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
Heb 13:18……..They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably,
Prov 3:4 ……….having favor and high esteem with God and man.


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And thought neat idea will make a art work out of it and continue to remind me daily to pray for the children. Something like this


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And then I finally read the message so beautiful and pretty looking too. Want it too. Lol the message is good for me especially me as I know I can be a control freak and it will serve as a constant reminder that  this child is not – just read the message ad if you know me you will agree that I need this one too.

Now where to hang them??

Acts 19:20………I thank you Father that Your Word prevails over our children.
Isa 54:13………..That they are taught of the Lord and continue to be
Prov 13:1………. the fruit of godly instruction and correction.
Isa 54:13………..Great is their peace and undisturbed composure.
Prov 2:6………… Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children.
1Pet 1:14………. I say they are obedient, not conforming to the things of the flesh,
1Pet 1:15………. but holy, in all conduct.
1Pet 2:2……….. desiring the pure milk of the Word that they may grow thereby.
Jas 1:19…………That they are swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Heb 13:5………. Their conduct is without covetousness,
Heb 13:5………. and they are content with what they have.
Heb 13:16……… They do not forget to do what is right and to share.
2Pet 3:18………. I pray that they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord,
1Thes 4:1……… and abound more and more in how they should walk and please You.
1Pet 5:5……….. That they submit to their elders, and to one another,
1Pet 5:5……….. being clothed with humility.
1Pet 5:7……….. That they cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them.
Jas 1:22…………I thank You that they are doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
Ph’m 1:6………..effectively sharing their faith.
2Tim 1:7 ……….not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
2Tim 1:9………..Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9 ……….not according to works, but according to Your own purpose.
2Tim 4:18………Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
John 10:5 ……..They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices.
2Tim2:22 ………They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart,
Jas 3:10 ……….and cursing comes not out of their mouth.
1Jn 5:18 ……….Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them.
Ps 91:11……….Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve
Ps 4:8………….and provide safety for them, day and night.
1Jn 2:5 ………..Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them.
1Jn 2:15 ………They do not love the world or the things in the world,
3Jn 1:11……….and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
1Jn 1:7 ………..They walk in the light as You are in the Light,
Jas 4:8 ………..cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts,
2Tim 2:22 …….They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
Heb 13:18……..They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably,
Prov 3:4 ……….having favor and high esteem with God and man.

Have wanted to do a photo collage for a while. Not sure if I posted about it before. Well I bought all the frames, created the paper templates and put them but never did dress the frames nor put them up. One didn’t really have any pictures to put in it and was taking me forever to come up with print out, art etc. Then I saw this

before

after

Wow. So easy and so neat. Read full details here

Speaking of the collages. Since my last visit to Zim have seen that our house is quite blank. Not really much of décor. Was thinking of changing curtains and doing a photo collage as well. Most of the pictures are not in frames and are of different sizes. So will get a photo album of those and take more photos yeah our very first family portrait and individual portraits and put in them. Would pick up the frames from game SA but on my last visit to SA realized that the supermarkets carry more staff and have a huge variety and depending on what you are looking for could be cheaper there.

I really wish I could have won this battle but Its Rats 1 and me zero. We get rid of them but they always come back and now they are in fire. This past week I have thrown away a loaf of bread (usually leave it out the day I buy it so that I have fresh (untoasted) and freeze the remaining the next day but alas the rats had a filled day was so pissed.

Monday morning as I was about the leave the house I get into the kitchen and guess what my croissant was eaten half way through by the rats. This was my mistake forgot to put them in the fridge would have microwaved it at the office. Later in the evening I got home very excited to make tortillas and alas couldn’t have them because the rat ate though three plastic bags. The pissing thing they were in the so called pantry. I always leave the doors closed though there is a small gap – thanks to my cheape cheape cabinet guy but didn’t know it was big enough for a rat to get in.  That’s when I knew I have to do something about protecting staff in the pantry against the rats.

Answer was to get containers. Since I`m currently working in the market decided to walk to the lady where I once got containers for my DIY and craft staff. The walk was inside the market but not market market but it was during peak time. It’s always crowded in the market but its worse around 5. It hit me that if DH didn’t have a car and I had to use public transport when I started dating him I wouldn’t have married him let alone date him. Yep it’s that bad. And just my luck she didn’t have enough. I wanted 3 huge ones and 3 small ones. So got three and yesterday went back to get the remaining ones. Spent 3k ($20) on them.

Thursday evening while I was making this

Chicken breasts + sweet and sour + salt and paper + 7minutes in microwave on medium = nice low calorie supper. Opps no vegatables tonight. Didn’t fill like them. Yesterday it was broccoli and sausage.

Did this.

not very neatly organised but gets the job done.

 

and

the chicken fajitas is for this weekend. Hopes its survives didnt want to forget about it coz its about to expire

 

and

Definately no martha stewart

 

Here`s another casualty. Thank God it was just the box. Funny they didn’t go for the Special K guess they ant watching their weight.

 

You  might just get it. lol! Growing up always wished to run my own house and now that I do I`m not liking it so much. Nearly 3 years after playing house a number of things are now broken and need to replaced.  The excitement of buying new things has clearly left me and I now have to improvise

Yes those are granite slabs that I use to properly close the sandwich maker.

The microwave oven and grill has been in my boot for more than four weeks now. It was a pain getting it down to the car to take it to be repaired – yes who does that (by that repair microwaves) well some people do. We had set out one Saturday morning to go get a replacement and when we got to LG they didn’t have any new models the ones they had the same model which we got nearly 3 years ago  and some other fancy ones which are out of our reach. So the sales guy convinced DH that to bring the microwave for repair and since he is not in Lagos Monday to Friday it was left up to me. I carried the thing downstairs boy my back is still complaining (and wont be doing that again anytime soon) and only to get to the shop to be told I have to take it to Apapa. Just to let you know if DH had stayed in Apapa before we started dating I wouldn’t be dating him. So five weeks on the I have no microwave or grill and the old one is still in my boot. My weight loss plans have been suffering since instead of roasting or grilling meat I have been forced to fry it and since I don’t have anything to quickly defrost meat I have to think a couple of hours before what Im goin to cook and usually so late that I dont have time to marinate it.

To make matters worse my trademil got busted as well. It was fine last Friday only for Monday to starting felling weird as i was running on it. The board which is in between the belt and helps support my weight is cracked in the middle. Called Game and they guy said replacing it through game would take about 3months or so since they have to order the part from SA but he knows someone that can do it for me and its 30k about 2oousd to replace it. Called DH and he tuned we should replace the trademil but looking at finances right now I dont see it happening and thats when im really enjoying running in the mornings. Its sore and a pain but I love it. I cant wait for 3months for a replacement part nor wait to get money to replace the trademil guess I have to call the guy to let his guy bring his own board and see how it goes.

But before I do that I plan on going on to game and getting a microwave and a health grill and to check out the trademils there just window shopping and to confirm from the game manager that it does indeed take months and they don’t have any spares.

😦

 

 

Came across this

made from this

Am so tempted to try it out. can i?

This house does it for me. Love the huge and all over windows.

nyt view

 

day tym

Love itttt. Though I’m thinking wont the thieves break the windows just to get in or would have to use reinforced glass.

 

Pictures found here.

Seriously 2010 is over and 2011 is here. Happy new year guys. I`m sorry I haven’t been writing often in fact at all yet I have so much to share. I need to learn how to use my Blackberry word press apps this will definitely increase how often I post.

So what have I been since my last post? Well went to SA totally enjoyed my time there I just love the place. Will do a post about it later on in the day or week. Came back to a rotten smelling house. OMG I just pray never to see what I saw and smelt till this day the fridge still has the smell. Apparently I didn`t change over back to generator so for two weeks straight there was no power/electricity getting into the house. It was the best science project ever. I can joke about it now but trust me the smell, the maggots, the files, the worms, the dead shells just thinking about it now my skin crawls.  Yes I have forgotten to switch off the generator twice but never to change over. When my neighbor told me that there was a nasty smell coming from my house I hoped it was the fridge didn’t want it to be something burning. I cracked my head trying to remember and I did remember. I shout down everything. Unplugged every plug except for the fridge. So I was wondering what could be causing that smell. So i figured there wasn’t nepa our version of zesa but was it so bad that the staff in the fridge could get rotten and stink a mile guess so. I cracked my head while I was trying to clean out the fridge (seriously if it was smaller and easier to carry would have tossed it out really) why I didn’t change over. The generator tripped while I was shutting down getting ready to leave so guess I just continued to shut down (was also late the taxi had been waiting for about 15minutes or so). My main concern was please remember to reset the generator and make sure the house is secure. Guess should have added and t change over. Changing over is second nature especially before leaving the house. You hear the generator and know you are on it therefore change over before you step out of the house. just praying the smell will eventually go away for good. Would have loved to rip out the carpet but DH said no. One day will post a picture about how the carpet looks dirty torn and stinks.

Went off to Benin to see mimi. DH hadn’t seen here since she was born and her baby dedication also took place. Wow people are so different. My sisters came Kiki and Cynthia. Have been having the greatest time in Nigeria ever since I first came to this place and this was the best Christmas ever. Figured should have been asking to come down a whole lot more often. Even when DH was doing his best to annoy me I just looked aside and carried on. I did get pissed and just said to myself why ruin the time for me and my sisters over something I can easily do and get someone to help me do which I did.

We went to Benin for new years and was really boring OMG worst ever new year`s expect for the part we stayed up talking with my sisters yey.

So now its 2.45 am I got up about an hour ago. Thought it was around 6am already totally refreshed didn’t sleep early though but I just have a lot on my mind. I have to set out my resolutions and will try to achieve them.

First off is definitely my weight. I need to get to 65kgs by my birthday ( yep turning 30 this year wow cant believe 3 decades have gone by already) I so gained weight while I was in SA was eating like food was going out of fashion lol. Not sure of my weight right now so about 15kgs (hoping less:-) ) to loss.

Then exercise – try to do this without skipping days or going on breaks which is what I did when I went to SA. so havent exercised for about 6weeks will restart today. I know I can run daily so need to make that a resolution.

Next is my eating habits. I need to change my relationship with food. This will be difficult but I`m sure I can do it. Need to continue changing how I eat, what I eat and cook food. have decided for the month of January no more crisps yes no lays no simba no walker no pringles. I did it with drinks and can surely do it with crisps. had thought of adding popcorn but what of when I go watch movies definitely cant do without them but not saying it can not be done but maybe after my sisters have left to avoid temptation.

next is my spiritual relationship with God. I definitely need to work on it. Had made a pledge when I was in Zim that I would go to church every Sunday and have been failing miserably on that. But 2011 will definitely be rocking to church more often.

next up is Saving. I need to start seriously saving major. No more holidays (no matter how much i love them) no more shopping trips. I always thought that by 30 i will be staying in my own house but up to now have nothing to show for the years I have worked. Will definately be doing zim more often but on a tight budget.

next up is a retirement plan. need to start contributing to one. can you imagine dont have one at all lol.

next up is inheritance package for my kids. Am really hoping to get to buy a small flat or house that will use as rental property either in SA or Zim and the proceeds will go to a unit trust that will come into when they are about 28 or so.

next up is more like the serenity prayer –

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen

Can you believe people are still partying up to now. Not even one house but a couple of houses music blasting from different directions and the Heat. It’s so unbelievably hot. Moving is really not a bad idea Will move to someplace like lekki where I have switch on the generator at will and wont be hearing people blasting music at such ungodly hours.

Happy 2011


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