Sunday, December 7, 2008


Another gist post!!

I have been studying for six hours straight. I think I am seeing things right now.

I have a cold and sore throat. I think there is something about me and this Texas weather. I have been sick on average once a month since I moved here.

I saw Tyler Perry at church today. He was sitting a few feet from me. I wanted to speak to him so bad. I wanted to say “I’ve seen every one of your movies and plays, I did not too much like Daddy’s little girls. “Why did I get married” changed my life” but of course I did not. It was church and the focus should be on Jesus.

I finally got my picture taken with Barney, this weekend. I Iooove Barney, I think I know every song that the sing on the show. I did not stop actively watching it till I was 16. Yea wateva..,

Funny story, I went to a Nigerian wedding yesterday and the MC (who was absolutely horrible)was trying really hard to be funny.. During the whole bridal bouquet toss, when they called on single ladies. I guess he was dissatisfied with the turnout. He now decided to walk around and pick out the “single” girls. Anyhoo he gets to our table, boyfie was sitting next to me and this is how the dialogue went.

MC dude: How old are you?

Me: (giving him my best withering look) excuse me?

MC dude: (in a very forceful loud voice) I know you! you are single

Me: (now I am looking at him like he’s high on cheap drugs cos I have never seen this man before)err..Actually you don’t

MC Dude: is this your boyfriend?

At this point, I just decided to ignore him; he was forced to move on to his next victim, who turned out to be my ex bf’s ex girlfriend but that’s story for another day.

So now my question is when did it become mandatory to take part in the bouquet toss? As in see me see wahala..

Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead.
You're not in the driver's seat; I am.
Don't run from suffering; embrace it.
Follow me and I'll show you how.
Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way,
to finding yourself, your true self.
What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself?
What could you ever trade your soul for?
Matt 16:24-26(The Message)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thats how I know that God is Real

Today, a bunch of us bloggers are writing on why we believe in God. The post title is supposed to be “I believe in God’ but I figured I’d do something different plus I like to use song lyrics as my post titles. Although “I believe in God” might be a song lyric somewhere …hmmm. Anyways, I digress.

I believe in God because my life has been a combination of way too many near misses for me to chalk it up to coincidence.

How can I explain the fact that when both my parents where unemployed due to my dad’s illness and we had absolutely NO money, somehow all the bills got paid and we never went hungry for a day

Or how when we lived in Nigeria all the neighbors around us were robbed at gun point twice and our house was the only house on the street that the thieves overlooked?

Or how when the “love of my life” abandoned me when I needed him the most and I honestly believed I was unlovable, random people who I did not even know very well came into my life and gave me the support that I thought I could only get from him.

All these are just a fraction of a fraction of the crazy events that make up my story.

You see, I don’t think I am that special or any different from the people who have been in my exact same situation and did not make it.

I just know that I know that there is a God and he LOVES me tres much!!!

if the LORD had not been on our side
when men attacked us,
when their anger flared against us,
they would have swallowed us alive;
the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
would have swept us away.
Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
out of the fowler's snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 124:2-8