It’s Day 10
Oh! Please bring out the fireworks. I cannot believe I was able to do this. Even with my crazy schedule and 3 kids on holiday
who are constantly determined to run all over the place knowing fully well that I struggle to keep up. Oh! Running after them is really okay. It’s the constant and different renditions of mummy that I cannot handle.
Anyhow today means we are 10 days closer to 40 and I’m definitely in celebration mode. Yesterday I heard so much good news …
first I heard Elo Ogidi had been found
This beautiful child abducted in church but her parents stood firm in faith. And people will say prayer does not work? That faith is obsolete? 🤷🏽♀️ Then you are praying to the wrong person. My Jesus answers prayers. He does. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
You can NEVER tell me my God is not real.
Then yesterday I held my brother’s baby in my arms after 11 years of waiting
Isn’t she a beauty? God is so good. I repeat you CANNOT convince me that there is no God.
I’m just so in awe of God. The way He does things is mind blowing. I’m talking about the kind of God that gives you a word that transforms your whole life. He’s given me a couple of them but something happened today that reminded me of one of them.
Vida was being restless and knocking things over at breakfast and I kept telling her to be quiet. Okay telling may not be exactly accurate. I kept yelling . At some point I got really infuriated
Me: why are you being so disobedient?vida: I’m not being disobedient?
Me: so why don’t you do as you are told?
Vida: because you’re being mean to me. You are not saying it nicely.
My heart melted….
It reminded me of a scripture God gave me in 2006. It was becoming rather uncomfortable to be so misunderstood. As a pastor’s wife everyone had an opinion of me. What they expected me to be like and I was nothing like that. I was nick-named Margaret Thatcher 🤷🏽♀️ me? Sweet gentle me? 😂😂😂 we all know that wasn’t me. I was a say it as it is and move on. No drama no sentiments kinda girl Until God gave me this scripture.
Initially I didn’t get it so I tried another version
Still wasn’t working so I tried yet another version. See that in itself is a lesson. Keep searching till you get it.
Wow!!! Literal lightbulbs Went off in my brain.
What?! I could not believe I had been reading Proverbs 31 for as long as I could remember and I didn’t see this.
It’s not just about saying the right thing it’s how you say it.
How you say what you say is so important. That’s the point.
LESSON: keep it sweet.
No matter how great or important what you have to say is if it’s not said the right way, it may not be received at all.
The truth is I’m not there 100% yet but I’m so much better than I was back then in the year 2006 😂 😂. At least now I pay attention to how I say things to people. I try to keep it sweet.
Speaking of sweet and in the spirit of birthday celebrations, I feel led to give 4 amazingly sweet cupcakes from one of my gifted daughters. If you’ve never had an adore cupcake …
How? Now, How can you do that to yourself? I’m very very picky about cakes. I will literally spit out a cake that is not done to perfection. I will not swallow it. I also think it’s disrespectful for a cake to taste good and not look good and deceitful for a cake to look nice and not taste good.
With adore cakes you get the best of both worlds. She makes the best desserts ever but her velvet cupcakes will take you to heaven and back. I don’t have too many amazing pictures. The ones I found don’t do it justice but just take my word for it
So what I want to do is in the spirit of my #journeyto40 for my first giveaway I will give 40 cupcakes out. Just comment and share your love for cake or lack of. Maybe we can convince you.
I hope this will be a reminder to keep it sweet.
Please don’t forget. In fact it’s worth saying a prayer for.
Let the comments begin.
I’m so excited. Free cupcakes 😍