In my quiet times I have gone back to the old testament as I miss the characters and the 300 style demolition wars. Today I read 1Samuel 10 and there is so much to learn and absorb. This chapter is about the crowning of Saul. In approaching this chapter I dismissed previous knowledge about Saul. It is easy to start seeing his future flaws straight away and therefore read the chapter with tinted...
As an antique time piece is reconstructed by a watchmaker So I want to be disassembled because the tick of my spirit is without rhythm my soul is slowly unwinding and my mind is in rusty pieces
As a British resident I am quite frankly bemused by the excitement and parallel distaste shown by Americans concerning Obama Care. Equal and fair Health Care…is not already present in the self proclaimed FREE WORLD?
This Haiku Says It All
poeticallyprofound: If our poetry Was anything like our love It would be this long
I often envy those who are studying English Literature, Philosophy, Politics, History. Reason being that I am studying Electrical Engineering a subject that is geared towards practicality but those other subjects enrich the mind. Integrated circuits and electric machines can never be used as a conversation starter, it is more likely to end a conversation. However History or Philosophy are very...
Tavonga is sooooooo ….weird.
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On arriving to this country in the city of London, I witnessed a scene that is forever etched in my memory. It was the very same day we got off the Virgin Atlantic plane, we hopped into the cab heading to my aunt’s house. On the way there amidst the traffic I saw a black family come out of their house, a mum with her kids and a couple of older adults and they walked to the front of the...
Often I think you can have a greater conversation with your eyes than with your mouth.
I GOT A FIRST
ooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOweeeEEEEEE So I got a first in my first year. JUST. I got 70.5 on average. I thank God. I am so grateful. Sooo sooo so grateful.
Although God put Adam in Eden “to tend and keep it”, although Adam’s purpose was to cultivate Eden and expand it, God didn’t came down to ask him how are the trees, how are the plants, how are the animals? God came down in the cool of the evening to have a conversation. God came down to Adam to chill with him not enquire about well he’d taken of the garden. In other...
i like meeting strangers. it is refreshing meeting someone new and having a conversation with them, especially if it flows.
"nigga" in music
A word that can conjure up so many feelings, thoughts and various reactions. Personally I used to hate hearing it in music - hip hop. However as I started listening to more conscientious rap such as Lupe Fiasco, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Krs one I found that these artists used the word nigga in a more…constructive way. I was playing BMF - Lupe Fiasco to one of my friends and immediately she...
i decided to read a psalm before i went to bed. I just read the perfect psalm. Psalm 36 from the first verse to the last, everything seemed relevant.
One of my favourite names of God is “Wonderful Counsellor”. I get the image of sitting down over coffee and just pouring your soul out like Hannah did in the temple. [[MORE]]
I am a nice guy but can be a complete dickhead.
procrastination will never produce purpose
Only those who want to hear the echo of their own beliefs read a single news source
My boys and I were playing FIFA when a conversation about porn arose. As you do. The oldest guy in the room, my Kenyan pal said he first watched porn when he was eight! He had two older brothers who bought porn on VHS. We all laughed. VHS! That must have required effort. He recalled an occasion where he accidentally slipped in a porn video tape in front of guests. Amusing now but at the time but...
moderndaybohemia replied to your post: making white people uncomfortable is a guilty… I always feel uncomfortable. I feel like ALL white people always feel uncomfortable…it’s the guilt passed on from generation to generation. Well you shouldn’t really. Depends who your black friends are. After a while it becomes a bit of racial banter. It’s even funnier when you can riposte...
me: I'll come home on Thursday, I'm going to a friend's party tomorrow
mum: Why? Are you going to pray?
me: What? no
mum: Are you going to preach?
me: EH no..
mum: So what are you doing that you don't want to come home?
me: What people normally do at parties! I'll be home soon.
mum: Hmm...pray anyway.
making white people uncomfortable is a guilty pleasure of mine…
Companies and their cruel past
Did you know Designer Hugo Boss “won the contract to supply Nazi forces with their uniforms” and “from April 1940, Hugo Boss was using forced labourers, mostly women”. When I found out about this I said to myself “I’ll never buy Hugo Boss again”; but how futile that is. Nearly every capitalist company have cruel and ugly pasts. Did you know that IBM...
thespunkywallflower asked: Tag! You're it! The rules are to state 10 random facts about yourself. Then, go to ten blogs and tell them that they are it.
Untitled: hope-love-trust: Recently, I’ve realised... →
hope-love-trust: Recently, I’ve realised I’ve been learning history. I want to state that I intentionally say learning rather than re-learning history. I’ve wondered why, for years, I was taught about the British Empire, the World Wars, and whatever other way Britain triumphed yet I was… THANK YOU. How can someone take my thoughts and write them down so elegantly? God bless.
Often I get tired of people saying “Jesus loves you”. It can be irritating almost soppy. It makes me roll my eyes at times. I understand it is due to my lack of understanding of some aspects of Christ. As I was reading my Bible though, I came across a verse that made me stop and question that feeling. Matthew 22:33 “And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at...
note to self:
Enjoy the journey of life.
semperaugustus: My son, do not curse the day until you have seen night, Do not let it come upon your mind, since their eyes and their ears are everywhere. As regards your mouth, watch yourself; Let it not be their prey. Above all watchfulness, watch your mouth, and against him w ho is listening harden your heart; for a word is a bird and one who releases it is without sense. Proverbs of Ahiqar,...
Ignorant White Christians
I’m going to be christian leader in my university next year - daunting and exciting at the same time. However I have moments of agitation in meetings. In one meeting where we were discussing Namaan the Assyrian commander a conversation arose about worshipping different gods. This guy starts talking about how he went to AFRICA. Before he continued I politely asked him to be specific. He...
Racism in Church?
Often when I go to different types of churches here in England, I feel like I have to choose between Kirk Franklin or Hillsong? i.e Gospel or Christian Rock Of course I only feel this way because I am black. Often I feel like Black Christians have to compromise with the way we worship. Generally speaking, Black people can’t praise God in the pews, we get DOWN, we skank for Jesus. White...
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.– G.K. Chesterton in the Illustrated London News, June 9, 1906 (via gkchestertonquote)
Eeesh I’d rather have sons than daughters in this world. I don’t know how fathers with daughters cope! Too much flak coming women’s way, too much evil coming girls way.
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As I grow older, my love for my mum grows deeper. I cringe at some of the things I’ve said to her in the past and I pray God forgives me for the stress I’ve put her through. She hasn’t had a job in a long time even though she is highly qualified. Due to some immigration issues, she has had to go through lots of random tests and jump through hoops. Being a lawyer who has had...
Anonymous asked: Give me your top 10 artists (secular & Christian). Also the music genres don't matter, include anything and everything you want.
Haha Vickie, my followers are telling you to stop.
I find lip biting ridiculously sexy and this girl needs to stop doing it
thehiddenjournal replied to your post: There’s nothing wrong with a bit of Rihanna in my opinion, firstly her music is meant for just having a good time and not paying too much attention to the lyrics. If you are in a club you don’t want to listen to Adele or some sentimental song. So they do have substance, just for a different context. Moreover a few of her songs are quite meaningful. I’m not a...
thehiddenjournal asked: There's nothing wrong with a bit of Rihanna in my opinion, firstly her music is meant for just having a good time and not paying too much attention to the lyrics. If you are in a club you don't want to listen to Adele or some sentimental song. So they do have substance, just for a different context. Moreover a few of her songs are quite meaningful. I'm not a fanboy or anything, just...