June 28, 2007

AuntyNaija: Ban all women from university!

I think these two ladies are funny! Granted... my sense of humor is not the same as everyone else's

The first video... is a call to all their viewers which I thought was really funny.. and the 2nd video is the first one that I watched and decided to explore them some more... Check them out




BAN ALL WOMEN FROM UNIVERSITY??????.. the key to world peace no doubt!



you can check up on the rest of their stuff HERE

June 26, 2007

Dear Diamond

it's very interesting... just as I was opening my email this morning.. a thought came to me. I wonder if God is really with me.. like how would I know when he's angry with me and all that... and then I read this... and I thought well... that was a quick answer... so I thought I'd share.. maybe it can encourage one other person... maybe you

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Dear Diamond,

As you take a few moments right now to read this letter that God has put upon my heart to share with you today, I believe that you will find encouragement and strength for your daily walk with the Lord. We have a friend in God who sticks closer than a brother!

I sense in my spirit that you may be one of the people who is going through difficult challenges and circumstances. If you have situations that are worse than being caught between a rock and a hard place, know that God did not promise us that the road would always be easy or that the cross would never get heavy. He just promised us that we would never walk alone. Child of God, He will never leave us or forsake us.

No matter what you are going through this moment, dear one, I want to encourage your heart. Whatever we are experiencing right now is less than nothing when we evaluate it in the light of the future, which God has in store for us. He has a magnificent eternity planned for you! In fact, this verse implies that creation is actually standing on its tiptoes, yearning for the day when our glorious destiny becomes reality.

We occasionally think that God will only answer our prayers when we have been good, or that He will turn away from us when we are bad. But even on your best day, you will never be good enough to earn God's favor, and even on your worst day, you will never be out of the reach of His mercy and grace. His acceptance of us is not based on our performance, but rather on the performance of His own dear Son who redeemed us.

I challenge you to CONNECT with Jehovah Shammah, the God who is there, and with His empowering eternal purpose. When His "super" hits your "natural" there will be a combination that will result in God's supernatural power working in your life!

Remember, you will never walk alone!

June 24, 2007

Cant Make it to church today?...

Watch my church service LIVE

click HERE
(you can also to go www.newbirth.org/broadcast_schedule.asp)
[you'll see the "camera man" on the right of the screen...click the link beneath him]


7am and 10:30am
Eastern Standard Time

Enjoy

song of the day:click to play
You are an Heir by Donald Lawrence
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June 21, 2007

happy thursday: Mo Gbo Mo Ya

updated 6.22.07 @ 9am est

THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME TO TERC.... OMODUDU, NIYI, NAIJADUDE.. AND EVERYONE that was able to join in the discussion.... yall rocked!!! KAFO... im so glad you made it there today...
I will let everyone know when the TERC blog is updated.


ALSO... a happy belated birthday to MIGUEL of spicymiguel.blogspot.com aka my favorite bachelor from the Bachelorette show... His birthday was on 6/20/07

UZO's birthday is on 6/25 (monday)... so dont forget to go show your love. Happy Birthday in advance girl!

Have a great weekend everybody
much love
Ms. D


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hey yall...
I just wanted to share this song...



My friend had told me something about "mo gbo mo ya"... and I didnt know what it meant at the time. She explained it's a term used for people who arent necessarily invited to a party but go anyways... and I mean... random people that just get dressed and look for parties to go to...

It's in yoruba.. .but that's the whole gist of the song...
The people dont know what the party is for... freedom, baby birth, wedding...
they dont know... they dont care and everyone else should really mind their business

the word freedom... gosh i havent heard that in so long. I remember I used to get my hair done at Ogba Retail Market from when I was a kid and they were always having "freedom"... the tailors and the hairdressers... very interesting...

I miss home. I really love the culture. Although now the market is really really a market... which is sad...

I have a question: Do I have to talk to EVERY nigerian that I see? I was thinking about that. I work in an environment where there arent that many Nigerians... so when I see another Nigerian... do I have to say anything to them? Cuz there's this chic at work that I dont talk to... sorta made eye contact and all when I heard her name... but we've never spoken. Im not sure if I should say anything to her.. but now Ive been seeing her for a while and vice versa... what would I now say to her... she looks at me like she expects me to say something but each time I turn around and start doing something else... hmmm... I just treat her like she's one of the number of people that i see around everyday but dont talk to...but there is that awareness... whatever jare

tomorrow is TERC.. join us...
where are all the MEN...
NIYI... i am extending an invitation to YOU.. lol..
I want to hear from u.. but since I dont have a way of emailing u or writing on ur blog.. I decided to make a public announcement...

Azuka... NaijaDude... Omodudu... Joel/Eagle's nest... Ugo Daniel... NaijaBloke... yall are invited and everyone else of course

June 15, 2007

God, Relationships and Confirmation

so today at TERC... they were discussing Relationships yet again... and something occured to me. People kept saying "confirmation"... so I called my boyfriend and I asked him.

did you start praying before we started dating?
and did you get confirmation from God before we started dating?

I asked this question because I didnt pray about anything before this relationship. All I knew was that there was always this whisper in my heart that he would be my husband. I dont know when it started... I dont even know how it started.. I just know that it was there... even when I was dating other people.. I didnt pray and I didnt get any confirmation so now I have to wonder..

My boyfriend shared a couple of stories with me... How one guy stated that God revealed to him in a dream who his wife was and he didnt even like the girl... and he would try to run away from her... but it seemed they kept getting thrown together in different settings... until finally he accepted... and found peace. Another story was relayed to me about a guy who wore his shirt inside out and told God that any lady who tells him that his shirt is inside out is the one... now Im not sure if this is what God told him or if this was the guys way of testing God out. Yet a third story relayed about a guy who prayed about a confirmation and said if it is to be so, then let it rain before 11pm and it did

Very very interesting. How many people out there dating someone... actually prayed about it? And if you did pray, what was your confirmation? Did you even ask for some kind of confirmation? and how did it manifest itself?

Now I have to wonder... am I really dating the right person? maybe not... maybe so...

I think as christians we like to preach the word, but I wonder how many people really follow it to the letter... We cannot escape the fact that we are humans and have fleshy tendencies. What about other religions. I remember a conversation I had when I conducted a talk-show in England recently... The question was one Ive asked on my blog before... "Is love enough in a relationship". During our discussion there was this one guy who kept giving us the definition of Love in the bible and stated that it is enough. In a relationship... I dont necessarily know that that particular definition is enough. What about other religions who may not necessarily subscribe to the christian point of view... I think everyone has a different definition of what love is.. and it's not necessarily all that is quoted in the holy book... or should it... and if it is, should that definition be enough to carry you through your relationship?

so God, relationships and confirmation... very interesting. I have another topic I want to discuss because I need some clarity on that. But this confirmation thing... should I now start over... break it off and try to start praying again then start over... I wonder how many who got confirmation are still together... what is the confirmation???? I guess it's different for everyone. Maybe even though I wasnt actively praying, that whisper in my heart... that was it????

anyways yall have a wonderful weekend... Im off to work for a couple of hours... isnt today the naija song day for pop idols?... if you're one of the few who hasnt heard... hop over to http://www.blogvillepopidols.blogspot.com/ and get updated!!!

June 8, 2007

Psalm 51

Have you ever heard a song.. that you've sung but all of a sudden the meaning really sinks in. Or have you heard something being said... you've always heard it said and all of a sudden you gain a new understanding. I remember once that I dabbled with the idea of not paying my tithes (i think i may have talked/blogged about it before) and then I realized the true significance of when they say The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I was more of afraid of what would happen if I didnt do what I was supposed to do... that my rebellious thought was brought in line again...

Well lately... stuff has been going on. Stuff. Some can probably get a sense of it from my previous reading... stuff that I cant even profess on any page... I called my mother like an hour ago and she directed me to this psalm. and I started to cry.

I know the background of it... this was uttered by David after he taken on another man's wife. Actually heard the story on TV one random day and I was intrigued by it. But I understand what it means to be plagued... and I read this psalm and I cried because it conveyed EVERYTHING that I wanted from God. Everything that I need from God at this present moment. I want him to have Mercy on me. I want him not to take his Holy Spirit from me.

My mom said the devil will have you believe that you've reached a point of no return. The devil wants to cloud your mind because he's trying to thwart God's purpose for your life. Sometimes I wonder what part is the devil and what part is me.... but when things are happening that I am not consciously doing or allowing... then it cant be me... but whoever it is... whatever it is... I need God to have mercy on me... Have mercy on me God... Renew a right spirit within me. Create me in clean heart....

I posted something up before so if you're here again... i apologise... but this is just my mind frame. I thank you guys for your encouraging thoughts... and words
and if you'd like to check out my message blog... then the url is www.dhmessage.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend
much love
D


1 Have mercy on me, O God,
because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion,
blot out the stain of my sins.

2 Wash me clean from my guilt.
Purify me from my sin.

3 For I recognize my rebellion;
it haunts me day and night.

4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;
I have done what is evil in your sight.
You will be proved right in what you say,
and your judgment against me is just.

5 For I was born a sinner—
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

6 But you desire honesty from the womb,
teaching me wisdom even there.

7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

8 Oh, give me back my joy again;
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.

9 Don’t keep looking at my sins.
Remove the stain of my guilt.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.

11 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.

13 Then I will teach your ways to rebels,
and they will return to you.

14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves;
then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.

15 Unseal my lips, O Lord,
that my mouth may praise you.

16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.
You do not want a burnt offering.

17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

18 Look with favor on Zion and help her;
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit—
with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings.
Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.

June 7, 2007

Aloha - Music Im feeling: Martina McBride

TERC is tomorrow...
It is quite lively. Sometimes the girls and guys spar on relationship issues but it's all done in love and you come away with a new understanding. For the first time I'll be able to stay on for the whole entire session... so join me!


I love this song. Heard it on the radio last sunday. A friend just started chatting with me and asked me about the song today. This is EXACTLY what I needed to hear. God Bless you P!

as you can tell i took the autoplay option off... it actually annoys me... i dont know why i do it. lol.
These are the words if you're interested

You can spend your whole life building,
Something from nothing
One storm can come and blow it all away,
Build it anyway
You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

Chorus
God is great, but sometimes life ain't good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway,
I do it anyway

This world's gone crazy
And it's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway
You can love someone with all your heart,
For all the right reasons,
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
Love 'em anyway

(Repeat Chorus)

God is great, but sometimes life ain't good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway,
I do it anyway

You can pour your soul out singing
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they'll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway,
Yeah sing it anyway

I sing, I dream, I love
Anyway

June 1, 2007

He said... She said... 1b

you can read the first part to this, She said, HERE

He said...


So I finally met her. We'd been talking for almost a year now, I really cant believe it was that long, but I must confess she was worth every phone call. The bond we shared was... is intense yet pure, a yearning for intimate bliss, but I digress; you would think this concept was unflawed with her dozing off gently while we ruminated over any and everything. On countless occasions I could sense a yearning for her to linger on but she trusted my unspoken emotions enough to fall asleep while we talked. She had once told me that my voice was ever so soothing; she sounded so peaceful even in sleep and all I wanted to do was care for her.

Atlanta, I love this city. Did I mention she lives here, and that I was in town for a conference for a few days? They say Ambivalence is a two sided coin, but I doubt that was my current state of mind. We had never really discussed meeting, I'd never really brought it up because I sensed a slight ting of apprehension a few times while we talked; she hadn't said it in so many words but I knew it had to do with her inability to trust again, only if I could get her to trust again.

I'd been trying to piece together the perfect meeting scenario or at least how I hoped it would play out, I had recounted to myself several times what I’d say when we see each other for the first time - "Hey! How are you doing, I couldn't leave town without a good bye and a daily dose of my medicine; that beautiful voice of yours". Nah!! That was corny! Why was this so difficult! However, the thought of how she may see the chance meeting shattered my resolve. I was conflicted, but I needed to see her.

And so it was on that auspicious night that I had damned all caution. I had to make a physical connection, and what better way to cement and bring our unspoken bond to fruition... this had to be done! I found her place, very nice house indeed, and proceeded to park my rental. It was a little past 9pm, there seemed to be no activity within the house, all the lights were out, is she awake? This is a really bad idea, talk about bad timing, I thought. Thoughts racing, I recollect myself, I pick up my cell, her number is on speed dial, it'd almost become a reflex action, I pushed the button and hear the dial tone, mere seconds seem like ages, chest is throbbing, I am perspiring, its only 50deg out, thoughts still racing, what is she going to ...

She picks up - "hello"...

"Hey D!" I blurt out,

Stay calm, I tell myself, there is a brief pause; I've got to say something -

"I know we never discussed meeting but do you mind if we met?"

Not as I'd planned but there Id said it. I could sense her hesitation, she replied, voice ever so soft -
"You really want to meet me?"

I could sense her uncertainty, I had to reassure her, the yearning to care for her became overwhelming and I laughed, and I suddenly felt silly for worrying.

Half way through my musing she says - "You know I hate it when you laugh like that?"

A little more relaxed and confident now I reply - "Awwww babe. Come on. It's not like that, "I just don't want to miss out on this opportunity"

Only if she knew!

Lights came on, I think she was peering; I tried to reassure her,

"I've come all this way to turn back now, trust me all I want to do is meet you"

She responds - "I don't think meeting is a good idea. I'm sorry."

But ... She cuts me off - "Let me call you back in like three minutes"

Without so much of a response from me she hung up. Now I was really confused; did I do something wrong, I knew I should have discussed this with her instead of dropping in on her like that, what was I thinking???!!!!

She did say she'd call back in 3 minutes, Lord, I was hoping she would call back. I didnt want to end up looking the fool!

7 minutes went by, I stepped out the car, I felt suffocated, cold bites were seeping through the pores of my skin, the house was in full view now, was she looking? I wondered what she was doing, why was I here? I thought to myself, well I hope she's looking, at least one of us gets the privilege. Dejected but resolved I reached for my car door, at least I tried, I was not dressed for this weather.

I embraced the warmth in the vehicle, reached for the car keys, turned the ignition, the car purred to life. I looked back at the house, hoping by the merest feasible inkling that my phone would start ringing. I started to count down, silly I know but I was becoming desperate, 10, 9... call me, you can't leave me here hanging 6, 5... come on D, the least you can do is come out and say hello, 2, 1...

I revved the car a little and just as I was about to set the car in motion, I hear a sudden thud, I jumped instinctively, half swearing, I look around frantically and then stared into my rear view mirror and there she was.

I stepped out of the car, my initial emotion that of anger, I felt ridiculed, and just as I was about to express my disappointment, she began to cry, and that one moment redefined the reason why I was here altogether.I felt my frustration melt away from me, it all began to make sense, I instinctively reached for her embracing her in a hug. She held on tightly shaking from her sobbing, and we just stood there oblivious to everything else.


D... this song is dedicated to you...