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Hi faithful readers.

It’s been a while, I’m sorry for my prolonged silence; I was writing exams.

I’m done with my second semester exams, which implies that I’m moving to a new level (yayyy💃) and moving to another room (😭).

The thought of getting familiar with another set of people and getting to understand them has been on my mind.

God put it in my heart to share this because He’s been helping me lately with my relationship with people.

At the beginning of the year, I clicked a room in the hostel and met new faces who were later to become my friends and sisters; meet them.

PS:

  • My proximity and closeness to them determines how much I can say about them.

SOPHIA

Tall, beautiful and very intelligent Edo girl. Her fashion sense is on a hundred 💯. She’s blunt and down to earth, an amazing cook and a selfie addict.

Also a passionate lover of football.
She’s the only person I can relate to almost totally, also the only person in the room that understands almost everything I say. She’s very caring and very sacrificial. Loves sleep too much and goes for lectures 30minutes or an hour late.

But…
She gets moody at random and shuts everyone out.
She could be very rude and annoying. She expects everyone to be polite to her; you can’t get your own stuff back from her without saying a “please”.

Most of the time, she’s very unapologetic about her actions.

HALIMA
Also very beautiful and a fashionista. Very funny and lovely to be with. Has a tiny voice that on it’s own, makes you laugh. We always tease her that her husband doesn’t need TV, she’s enough entertainment. Never a dull moment with her.
Foodie 💯; if allowed, she can have breakfast 3 times.

But…
Practices favoritism. Sometimes very rude and speaks rashly (may not be intentional).

Doesn’t filter her words.

HIRHYEL (MY BUNK MATE)
Dark and beautiful northern Christian.
Not a fashion person. Super cook. Book smart and intelligent.
Sometimes, she can be caring for Africa.

But…

Sometimes, speaks rudely to everybody without giving regard.
Speaks slowly but poisonously.

Withdraws to herself a lot.

ASIYA.


Beautiful northern girl. Speaks very good English.
Great talker; story teller of the room.
Hates cooking.

But…
Sometimes, decides to be on her own, just like that!
Could be sarcastic.

Cherishes her bed and doesn’t want anybody on it (as if that were possible 😒)
Has a sharp piercing voice that can raise the dead (We call her soprano voice)

KHADIJAH


Beautiful fulani girl with beautiful long curly hair.
Loves her books more than anything in the world.
Could read a whole day nonstop, if allowed.
Fashionista; she sews and wears the most beautiful Ankara styles in the room. Make up artist and selfie addict.

But…
Her reading habit makes every other person in the room look like they’re not serious.
A little secretive.

MARIA


Dark northerner. Great talker and story teller. Nice and sacrificial.

But…
Very sarcastic and rude. Talks way too much and wants everyone silent while she speaks – which means we won’t be talking in a while.

MUNARH


Very pretty Igala girl. Fashion sense 💯😍. Introvert💯.
Very humble and nice. Quiet and reserved. Very open to learning new things.

But…
Always with her phone and hardly speaks to anyone. Sometimes ignores you when you talk because talking is stressful for her.
Never in the mood to go out so she bails on us most times when we plan to go out together.

Dupe. (MY HUMBLE SELF)

Beautiful Yoruba girl😊.

Fashionista.
Very intelligent. Jesus lover that never stops playing worship in the room. Cares for everyone and wants to know why you’re moody, if you’ve eaten, where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
Hates cooking.

But…
Withdraws to herself sometimes.
Comes in from church very late almost everyday and disturbs everybody’s sleep. Phone rings at any time of the day.

Plays worship as soon as she’s up and messgaes during the day and everybody has to listen.

Gets upset whenever anyone sits on her bed or makes use of her properties without her consent.

First semester was tough for all of us. We were always having issues with one another. We lacked understanding and mutual agreement.

Everybody had an issue or two with another person.

Today, you think “oh I think she’s better, I like her” and tomorrow, she shows you a side of her, you’ll detest.

But second semester I got to understand everyone of them (including myself) and saw the good in them, regardless of their shortcomings.

When I saw the;

-beauty and wonder in SOPHIA
-beauty and humility in HALIMA
-beauty and good intentions in HIRHYEL
-beauty and plainness in ASIYA
-beauty and ambition in KHADIJAH 1
-beauty and sacrifice in MARIA
-beautiful and pleasant personality MUNARH is
-beauty and love in DUPE.

I began to relate with them better. I understood them and tried to see things from their point of view and not judge. I leant their values and respected them.

Could it be, that the reason you’re having people issues is due to lack of mutual understanding and respect?

Could it be that you’re always at loggerheads with someone because you don’t see things like them?

Could it be that you do not like people because all you see is the bad in them and not the good?

When you understand people, respect their values, see things from their perspective and never judge them based on their actions, you’ll relate better with them and love them.

There is nobody who is bad; this is the secret to loving everyone.
When you understand that people are slaves to their understanding, then you can look at someone “unlovable” and still love them.

-Apostle Joshua Selman

I urge you dear reader, never write anyone off. Give them the chance.

There’s a good in everyone you meet.

There are no bad people, just people with bad behaviors. You don’t want to know what some of them have been through.
Change them if you can and if you can’t, just love them.

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Interview with Sandra Areh – “The Fabulous, God-loving Career Woman – Striking A Balance”.

Women are wonderful creatures of God.

A proof of God’s artistry.

Although with a lot of cares like what to wear, what to use and what not, some of us are still kingdom ambassadors and passionately chasing after God – a relentless pursuit. Coupled with that, some women are career women.

How then do we give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God, what is God’s?

How do I balance my school/career work, my relationship and service for God and looking beautiful?

I had this amazing interview with the beautiful Sandra Areh on “The fabulous, God-loving career woman. – Striking a balance.”

You’re sure going to learn a thing or two..

Dupe: Welcome to Dupe’s blog ma. Can we meet you?

Sandra Areh: My name is Sandra Areh.

Dupe: What do you do?

Sandra Areh: I work as a Personal Assistant to a Legislator.


Dupe: On a scale of 1-10, how busy are you with work daily?

Sandra Areh: On the average 7-8


Dupe: Wow that’s on the high side.

How long have you been born again?

Sandra Areh: Over 7yrs.


Dupe: Great. Meaning you were still in school then?

Sandra Areh: Yes, I made the decision in my first week in school after I gained admission, although I was raised in a Christian home and I loved God.


Dupe: Were you involved in kingdom activities whilst in school?

Sandra Areh: Yes I was


Dupe: Was it easy? Having to do that along with school work.

Sandra Areh: I would say my time was planned, I had what you’ll call a triangular lifestyle- Lectures, church and back to my hostel. It wasn’t so demanding because I loved it…


Dupe: Interesting.

Can you share some of the challenges and struggles you had? If any.

Sandra Areh: Challenges in what area?


Dupe: Lecture/assignments and church/fellowship meetings. Did your lecture time disrupt your time for God?

Sandra Areh: Not necessarily. Most of my spiritual activities were in the evening/nights and I had lectures from morning-afternoon sometimes evening… There was really no disruption. 

Although, at some point I had to withdraw a little from some spiritual groups because my commitment was dropping due to time constraints and I put in my all into a select few. 

I had to be extra deliberate on my time management.



Dupe: Okay.

Now as a working class woman, has anything changed?

Sandra Areh: A PA job is all encompassing and very demanding. I only have a resumption time but I don’t have a closing time…


Dupe: Wow!

How do you cope with this?

Sandra Areh: First thing I did was ensure that my employer is fully aware of my commitment to God and His Kingdom


Dupe: Hmmm…

Sandra Areh: Also, Godly character goes a long to endorse that proposition…

Secondly, my major responsibilities in church are mainly during the weekends and I work only from Monday-Friday except on rare occasions where I’m called upon to do a few things or when I travel because my job also involves traveling.

I also take advantage of church online, this I do very well.

For instance, when I cannot meet up with mid-week services, I follow online or if I’m going to be late still follow up till I get to church.

I take advantage of my night times to pray and listen to messages.. Then I read books especially when I’m free in the office or at home too. 

Dupe: “Also, Godly character goes a long to endorse that proposition” … Can you explain what you mean by this ↑?
Sandra Areh: It’s not enough to say you are a Christian, your attitude towards work and people speaks loudly. Diligence, integrity, respect, love, selflessness and more.

For instance, Godly virtues gave me opportunity to request for leave to attend a Bible school and it was granted with all joy… Even during the period I did one or two things for my Boss and He really appreciated it.


Dupe: Wow, Nice.

That’s amazing. The virtues you embraced, gave you access.

You’re a very busy woman, do you get enough time for yourself?

Sandra Areh: I do some times.


Dupe: Is it necessary for a young woman encumbered with a lot of activities to look good?

Sandra Areh: Absolutely!

Planning is the key.

Dupe: Does one have to spend too much time on one’s self to look good?

Sandra Areh: I don’t think so… I think knowing what suits will save you much time and meeting the right people/professionals… For instance, if  you go to a good saloon, the professional stylist will know what will fit the shape of  your face complexion and do their job.


Dupe: Yes. Knowing what works for you will save you time and energy.

Sandra Areh: Like scripture puts it, everyone should abide in their calling *laughs*.


Dupe: 😄 

Ladies are engaged in a lot of things; considering this, do you think we can do as much as men do for God?

Sandra Areh: Yes. I believe in the power of prioritizing and delegation… You can not do everything. Do what is most important and delegate the rest to the right people.


Dupe: Beautiful..

What are the things that should be dropped in order to fully concentrate on important things?

Sandra Areh: Well, this differs from person to person… You’d have to define is important and give it time. God, your relationship(s), career/business etc


Dupe: Do you have any role model or woman you look up to?

Sandra Areh: Yes I do. Lots of them oo.


Dupe: Can we know some of them?

Sandra Areh: Just women right??


Dupe: Yes, just women

Sandra Areh: Pst(Mrs) Faith Oyedepo, Dr (Mrs) Becky Eneche, Pst(Mrs) Funke Adejumo, Pst(Mrs) Modele Fatoyinbo, Pst(Mrs) Opi Agha and more…

Dupe: Wow, great women.

Sandra Areh: Yes, they are…


Dupe: Do you have any word of advice for ladies in pursuit of God and purpose?

Sandra Areh: God is the Ultimate, hold unto Him tighter than any other thing. God first and He’ll compel other things to follow.

 

Dupe: Wow! Thank you so much for your time ma.

We hope to see more of you.

Sandra Areh: 😁 My pleasure darling. God Bless you!


Dupe: Bless you too ma 


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Cramps ; 5 Ways to mitigate them.

The menstrual cycle is a very big part of every lady’s life.

Our cycle comes with certain symptoms, pain or uneasiness known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), MP (Menstrual pain) or menstrual cramps.

Ladies, it’s no rocket science, it’s just you, feeling your uterus contract to shed its lining.

This pain comes at different times, depending on the individual.

For some, it comes days before, (PMS) informing them of the arrival of the cycle. While for others, it may come during or even after.

It could be devastating and although it differs from girl to girl, it’s usually not too nice on anyone. Some ladies don’t feel cramps too much because the pain is quite mild on them and they can manage or ignore it. While others can not.

Years ago, I read about a lady whose cramps were so bad that she’d miss exams due to pain. She’d stay at a spot and any slight movement could cause her serious pain. I also had a roommate who groans all through her menstrual days.

Certain things also accompany menstrual pain, like Abdominal bloating, Headache (including migraine), Irritability, Pains, especially backache, Depression, Feeling generally emotional or troubled, Insomnia, Lack of concentration, Breast tenderness or swelling, Slight weight gain, Binge eating, restlessness, cravings and so on.

The pain could be very severe, So you may not get the best of a lady during her cycle, depending on how hard it is on her. In all of these, there are still ways to alleviate the pain. (These are just alleviation methods so if pain persists, see a physician or gynecologist).

I’ve brought out 5 simple ways..

5 Ways To Mitigate Menstrual Cramps

  1. Exercise; Exercise is generally very good for the body to shed excess fat and to keep fit. During menstruation however, it helps even more in that it loosens up your muscles and eases the pain. So a jog down the road, a fast walk in the early hours of the morning, riding a bicycle, doing stretches and aerobics go a long way in mitigating pain and keeping you healthy during your period. A warm bath afterwards is also very important. (Warms baths should be taken regularly during periods).
  2. Eat healthy; Less fats, sweets and Carbs, more Vegetables and fruits. “A low-fat diet actually decreases overall levels of inflammation in the body,” says Aldo Palmieri MD , an ob/gyn at UCLA Health and professor of ob/gyn at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles. A low-fat, vegetarian diet not only helps your health generally, says Dr. Palmieri, but it can have an indirect yet noticeable effect on menstrual cramps, too.
  3. Rub your lower tummy; Using certain aromatic essential oils and massage can also relieve menstrual cramp pain, according to a study published in May 2012 in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. You can also use a bottle of warm water. Self massaging helps relax the muscles.
  4. Eat chocolate; Yes eat chocolate. But note. “CHOCOLATE” not “CHOCOLATES” The last thing you need is excess glucose. A bar of chocolate won’t hurt. Dark chocolate to be precise because it contains caffeine, ion, magnesium and potassium and helps to reduce stress, boost mood, reduce pain, improve skin, reduce muscle cramps and relieve aching muscles.
  5. Pop a Safe Painkiller; I made this the last because not everyone is comfortable with taking pain killers. So if the above methods helped, this can be ignored but moderate use of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help.

Bonus: Rest and sleep well.

When the pain is so severe that it interferes with normal activity, it is called dysmenorrhea and requires medication.

Do you get PMS or menstrual cramps and what do you do to reduce the pain. Leave comments and thanks for reading! ❤

Wait

Wait

Wait…..

A word I’ve come to hate

They’ve all gone, very far

Some are close to getting “it”

Others are not, but they are all far ahead of me.

Yet you ask me to wait!

You keep holding me back here

I know I have what it takes

I know the costs and the stakes

I can do more than their expectations

I know I can surpass their peaks.
Why do you keep holding me back?

Why won’t you let the spotlight shine on me?

Why won’t you let me go out and get a “name”?

Do you hate me so much that you don’t want to see me celebrated?

What is it about me that you have refused me to be revealed?

You keep whispering, in my ears, “Wait, wait”.

I’m getting tired of waiting …..

His reply

“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

Your day of shewing is yet to come

I love you too much to put you out there prematurely.

You despise this desert experience, but you’re ignorant of the fact that it’s building you..

Wait, my child or you’ll rise  like smoke only to disappear without a trace. 

Wait princess, lest you be like them, here today and gone tomorrow.

Wait for the appointed time

Wait for your time of “shewing”

They may have gone ahead of you but they are not ahead of you

Because when I’m ready to reveal to the world what I’ve been working on, in you, I accelerate you. 

Have you not heard?  ‘They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they  shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not  be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.’

So wait, for in no time your wings will be ready to soar.”

He’s hitting me!

Domestic violence against women seem to have become the order of the day. 😞

I’m sorry to say, but most of the time, these women cause their own misfortune.
I remember speaking with a family friend whose husband was beating her.

They’d both come to my daddy for counseling

The lady, though much older than I am, is very close to me and tells me everything.

On this fateful day, she was telling me that, that’s how he’d been behaving even before they got married. Although he didn’t really beat her into a pulp then, but a little slap here and a little tap there. Yea, that kind of “stuff”. It amazes me how some ladies find a man hitting them “romantic”. I mean c’mon! That’s disrespect!

If you still see those kind of things as romantic then you’re either immature or there’s something very wrong with your mindset.

Anyways, back to my story, she also told of me of the atrocities he committed with her friend while she was in the house and they thought she was sleeping, and in my mind I was like “And you still married him?! beautiful 👏, very beautiful”

She was bitter saying “I didn’t expect him to start acting like this after marriage, he just started drinking and hitting me”

How did you expect him to behave please??? He should start taking you for prayer meetings and taking you on vacations?

He showed you a tip of the iceberg while dating you and you still went for the whole iceberg by marrying him and now you’re complaining.

I didn’t know what to say to her so I repeated the weak old line

“Every marriage has its own challenges”

But she said “No, Dupe. I know marriages have challenges but most of the men I know, don’t beat their wives, they have other issues that they work on together. My husband has turned me into a punching bag, he even wounded our baby once. He’s become a monster”

In my mind I was like “Ah! Nawa o and you’re still sitting down there, until he kills you and your baby, hmmm”

Anyways to cut the long story short, they were both counselled and prayed for, but trust me, I knew deep within me that that problem had not ended.
My point; You have a guy, a boyfriend or whatever. And he’s slapping you or talking rudely to you and you’re still laughing, Ah! Sister, the devil is sitting on your brain o! You better ask him to stand up before you make a decision you’ll live to regret. If he slaps you now, he’ll slap you again.

Apostle Joshua Selman always says “Marry a man that fears God”

He stresses and emphasizes this all the time and you’ll think it’s becoming a cliché but that’s a life saving advice.

Don’t just join the #SayNoToDomesticViolence Campaign, start checking so it doesn’t happen to you too.

As for me, I’ve never seen my daddy lay his hands on my mom so I’ll never allow anybody’s son hit me.

Even if you were exposed to such at home, that nonesense must not be repeated
And to women under this bondage, it’s time to speak out!

Regardless of what he’s using to hold you down. He’s hitting but you can’t speak out because ; You’re not financially free, You’re scared he’ll kill you if you talk, You “Love” him (That’s not love my dear and even if you love him truly, that’s the more reason you should speak because he needs help)

Speak out!

He’s supposed to cherish, value and care for you, not use you to practice wrestling.

It’s time for ladies to get up and OUT of toxic relationships.

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While You Still Have You….

Life as a single is fun.

You don’t know how much freedom and fresh air you have until you get into a relationship.
Being single, helps you discover yourself to a large extent and that’s why it’s not advisable to rush into relationships.

The way you spend your time as a single, determines the kind of relationship you end up in.

Your single life is the only time you have you all to yourself

Believe you me, the moment you get into a relationship (not even marriage), you loose a great part of your alone time, some things will suffer. 

The time to actually find yourself is when you’re single. Please don’t go in search for a partner when you haven’t found you.

While you’re still single, is the time to actually press in for more. Search for God.

In his book waiting and dating, Dr Myles Munroe said 

  Being alone as a single person has many advantages, especially for a believer. One of the greatest of these is the opportunity to give undivided attention to the pursuit of spiritual growth and a deep relationship with the Lord.

The time you are most prepared for dating is when you don’t need anyone to complete you, fulfill you, or instill in you a sense of worth or purpose. You are ready to date when you have first learned how to be single. Learn how to be alone.

Contentment with being alone involves learning how to be fulfilled in your singleness. A truly single person is one who is complete physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually without dependence upon anyone else. Successful singles find their personal identity and sense of wholeness within themselves and in relationship with God. Because they are complete within themselves, only  whole individuals are fully comfortable being alone. They can thrive and prosper whether or not they are involved in a relationship. For such people a relationship is an added blessing; it is icing on the cake.

Be complete in God and in yourself first

Do what you have to do, read as much books as you can, pray as long as you want, reach out to as many people as you can (when you get a partner, there are certain people you won’t be able to reach out to, fully. You’ll be restricted). 

Spend time with God.

If you spend your single life with Him, He won’t let you fall into wrong hands.

The best place to find a godly person is on the road to God’s Kingdom.

The best place to find the right person is on the road to fulfilling your purpose.

To the singles, please do what is needful while you still have you.

The Blogger Recognition Award

Yeiiiiii!!!!!!

I’m literally screaming right now

I’ve been nominated for the blogger recognition award by the beautiful preacher’s kid Atinuke Awe. Thank you so much ma.

This is so cool. A platform that motivates and encourages bloggers.

I’m so honored.

This is special to me as it is my first award. 

                Here are the RULES;

  1. You have to thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog;
  2. You have to write a post to show your award;
  3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog;
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers;
  5. Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to; and
  6. Comment on the blogs of these 15 bloggers and let them know that you have nominated them, providing a link to the post you created.


     So, Here you go…..

    I’d like to thank Atinuke again, 

    Thank you😘❤. Check out her awesome blog.. Tinukeawe

                HOW I STARTED MY BLOG

    Growing up, I’d always loved the pen and paper. I wrote stories on any and everything, I even wrote story books and poems in primary 5 which never got published, some of which I presented at speech and price giving days and got standing ovations and rounds of applause. Writing is my lifestyle, it makes me so happy and excited.
    There’s this inner joy I feel whenever I’m writing and I know it’s my passion. I tried starting a blog in JSS 3 but due to one reason or the other, I couldn’t.

    So, eventually, I started my blog, I can’t remember the exact date but it was sometime around early 2016 and late 2015.

    I didnt know what to do with it at first, so it was empty for months until my passion drove me back to it and that’s how my WordPress journey began and I must say, it’s been an amazing experience. Meeting people that share my passion, people with like minds. Ladies especially, it gives me great joy. Whenever I’m here, I’m at home. Reading and writing and I don’t want to leave.
    My blog is versatile but mostly Lifestyle, Style and Gospel.

    Even now, in school studying veterinary medicine, my passion for writing has only increased and seeing people like Janet of Lifestyle by janet who is a medical doctor and still runs a beautiful blog well, I’m quite convinced that there’s no stopping me.

    P.S: I run a blog on blogger too, check it out Dupe’s blog


                    ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS

    I still consider myself a new blogger but I can say a few things

    • HAVE PERSON OR PERSONS YOU LOOK UP  TO 

    I can’t stress how important this is. Get you a blogger that represents what you stand for. Someone that has what you want to have.
    Follow them closely and learn from them.
    Honor and respect them, if possible, make friends with them.

    • BE CONSISTENT

     I know you’ve read this one million times but that’s just it. Be consistent. Consistency is key. Continue. Be regular, be dependable, be firm and the sky is your starting point.
                        

    I nominate……..

    Toni – Tonitheartist

    Vincent Desmond – Quirks and Outfits

    Imani – sincerelyimani

    Esther – Thoughts9367

    Urbanoversabiblog – urbanoversabi

    Sandra Adeyemi – Sandra Adeyemi

    Arowolo Modupe – Mo wrote it

    Eudy Bassey –  humour and style

    Ayonimi –  ayo’s world

    Afroclan – afroclan

    Damilola Shittu – Disperse 

    There you go, I hope Atinuke likes it, I’ll be waiting for your comments ☺☺
    ❤❤❤
    I’ll just drop this here, throw back to last year 

    15 Things I learnt From My Proverbial Girl Devotional.

    Happy Ressurection Tuesday 😄😄 (I don’t know if that is a thing but happy easter anyways)

    I’m still writing exams so you won’t be hearing/reading much from me for now.

    But I thought it’d be nice to share this for the ladies.

    My first devotional this year was “The Proverbial Girl ; Wisdom Values & being Fabulous”, recommended by Oreoluwa. Check out her blog here and youVersion posts here and here.

    It was amazing and it blessed me, thank you Ore.

    I learnt quite a lot from it but I extracted 15 lessons to share. In case you haven’t come across this devotional before, this will bless you and if you have, it still wwill.

    1. Measuring your worth by people’s outward appearances or things will only cause low self esteem and insecurity. Your results are inaccurate if you measure with the wrong thing. A Proverbial Girl knows her true value can only be determined when she measures it by the great potential the Father has already placed on the inside of her. (For her price is far above rubies)
    2. There are certain relationships a girl should cherish and hold well
    3. Jesus is the only perfect friend
    4. Being a 5-star friend does not rest on the person you are on the outside but who you are on the inside.
    5. A good friend knows her friend’s strength and weaknesses
    6. Be soft and beautiful
    7. Wake up and pour your heart out to God
    8. The proverbial girl is consistent and doesn’t give up.
    9. The key to becoming consistent is planning ahead. Counting the cost. (What am I getting myself into and what will I have to be willing to sacrifice) Being determined and having a great support system to help you along the way.
    10. A proverbial girl brings life to everyone around. (Emits positive energy)
    11. Some things make you valuable and some things can destroy your worth. Make a conscious effort to be more involved in the things that make you valuable and begin to pull away from the things that can destroy your value.
    12. Practice thinking before responding. Make it your goal to respond in a soft and beautiful manner regardless of the situation.
    13. The Proverbial Girl also knows how important it is to surround herself with encouraging people who love and want to see her succeed in life.
    14. A Proverbial Girl brings life to everyone around her because she knows she possesses life inside. You may be having the worst day ever, but she has the ability to make your day a whole lot brighter.
    15. The proverbial girl may not have a perfect life but she has a truly beautiful life because she chooses to.

        Join me in reading Proverbial Girl: Wisdom, Values, and Being Fabulous:

        http://bible.com/r/MQ

        Read and live it out

        ❤❤❤👑❤❤❤

        THE BLACK JEWEL 

        To the African woman

        “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire”.-  George Monbiot. Nov 7, 2011 

        African woman,

        oh beautiful, beautiful African woman

        Hard but soft on the inside

        Submissive but not subject to circumstances.

        Left the familiar territory of her father’s abode

        To the house of another man

        To a whole new territory

        A whole new phase

        The phase of childbirth

        Back darkened by harsh rays of the sun ☀

        Works day and night

        Up early, sleeps late

        Knees hard and rough from kneeling to pray

        Countless nights she’s on her knees

        Praying for her husband

        Praying for her children

        She never stops praying till she dies

        Praying for peace amongst her offsprings

        Praying to God to keep her man

        Mother to both husband and children

        She takes on the burden of the family

        She’s worried for everyone

        She’s always there for them

        Yet she is not paid for her work

        She is not awarded for giving her all

        She’s given no medal at all

        Her reward is way beyond material

        Her joy is in seeing everyone happy

        Her heart swells with pride at the sound of her husband’s laugh

        Her children’s smiles are her reward

        Her family’s happiness is a balm to her wounds.

        Dear African woman, you are many things in one.

        A rare gem, a jewel of inestimable value, a mother to all

                    Dedicated to the African woman

        Happy International Women’s day ❤ 

                               Love   –Mo‘ ❤

        Photo-credit: google

        Poem : Mo’ and Paul

        ​african prints

        Hi guys, ok so I know I’m always “blabbing” about how busy I am, like I’m the first person to go to school.
        But really, I need to create a balance. Create time for God, school and of course the blog.

        I think that’ll take off from next year.
        But for today, I’ll just want to take time out to appreciate African prints…
        “Ankara” 

        They’re just lovely. Sown into Tops, skirts, gowns, trousers and even jumpsuits…
        Let’s just take today out to crush on them 😍😍😍😍😍