Thankful Thursdays

. . .of the Wonders my eyes have seen!

My today’s Thankful Thursday gratitude is on behalf of all Lekki-Epe express road users 😅
2017 is our year of Miracles, and we have already started recording the miracles o! I meaaaan! I was constantly asking “where is everybody in Lekki?” for about 2days into the new year. The road has been so free my people, I say come and see American wonder!

When my husband told me it took him just 5minutes to get home from church after rehearsals last Friday, I was so certain he was exaggerating. Alas on Tuesday the 3rd of January, after service was over and we started off on our journey home at about past 9, I kid you not, under 5 minutes, I say, under 5 minutes😢 we were at our estate gate. (Can I have just a few people who understand this testimony gather around for a bit?) A journey that would usually cost us at least 1 hour plus, (elegushi to 2nd toll gate) took just 5 minutes!!! we were literally looking at the car clock and counting as each minute passed.
All it took was, a little common sense, unselfishness and demolishing those stadium-sized roundabouts and Lekki-Epe express road users can get home in good time after a tiring day and prepare for work tomorrow.

Abi did I miss the memo and everyone has relocated? or it’s because of the holidays? 🤔 How else can I explain Tuesday night without saying Miracles are real!

Whatever the case, let me take the liberty to prophesy Miracles your way through out this year! It takes believing to be able to receive, so live everyday of this year conciously expecting miracles to happen to and through you in Jesus name!

God’s Love and Peace and Favor and Light,

BrownGirlWriter❤

Monday Coffee

The Big Bang!

 

Oh my gosh I’m back! It’s both refreshing and guilt-gripping as I dust off cobwebs from on here -well not much webs gathered, and I have my new followers and readers (and likers) to thank for that! (chop kiss*) I am sincerely sorry for going AWOL.
Oi, I really have missed writing! To me writing is like a drug! It infuses in me a peculiar kind of high. When I’m not writing I feel like I’m falling! My days are unfulfilling, and I feel like I don’t deserve my night’s sleep-This is how to define purpose no?

Wellll! Let me officially welcome you into the new year, where everything is new! Like, you can make everything new -literally, It’s your decision, really! Don’t let the momentum of the new year go to waste without you refurbishing your life.

Ok, on to the day’s post and the choice of my blog title; no, it’s not a review of the seasonal comedy; The Big Bang Theory, noh- (but if that’s what brought you here, I’m sorry -not sorry lol) It’s an expression of the momentum I am employing to start off my 2017.

2017 is the only year that I entered with a loud disclaimer that a resolution list wasn’t the answer to everything. In previous years I’d think that having a new year’s resolution list, which I’d follow-through by the letter, was the way to get my year Right -but that’s not necessarily true.

The basic (not so basic) idea, is to have a vision for your 2017. Note: I mean “your” 2017 not that of your family, or the company where you work -even though these may inevitably be affected by your vision, the idea is to make that vision personal. Have a vision that you are sure will make your 2017 totally worth it! And when you have found it, be totally determined to run with it, come rain come shine! Be so in love with that vision that nothing and no one can break y’all up! Let that vision infuse your every new day with a burning passion.
Habakkuk said to “write the vision and make it plain on a table so he who reads it can run with it”. -so Yes! Write it down on a pad/board! Have a very special book dedicated to this effect, (make it pretty, bright, big, fat, however it needs to look or smell for it to attract you back to it every mo’) so when you feel your self losing your fire, you run back to your drawing board!

Personally, I think we are all grown ups, and have passed the years of living unintentionally -all that negligence is so two thousand and sixteen innit? 2017 came with fire in it’s bones! and yes, while all this fire talk may just be “New year fever” also remember it can be an “all year fever”, it all depends on you, you choose, you decide, you say Yes! Or no! It’s all on you, if you fail or succeed this new year, it’s all on You!

It’s not too late, if you haven’t yet defined your year (you don’t need to have all the details yet, but at least January to March?), join me as we begin this amazing year with a Big Bang!

Wishing you love and light and more clarity in 2017,

browngirlwriter♡

Monday Coffee

Announcing: Something new!

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Hi guys, so so sorry I’ve been AWOL. sometimes I wish I had an assistant blogger, lol 😧

Major announcement on something new I’d be introducing on Monday Coffee in the new year.

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I get so excited when I see people who pick up a dream and run with it. My heart literally swells with pride n my eyes become teary, lol. I’m privileged to know about a list of young women who I’ve watched go from taking baby steps to making giant leaps in their field and I feel so encouraged. So much so good that I have decided to feature them one after the other on my blog. So every 4th Monday,  I’d feature an interview with one of my ‘Dream Chaser’ ladies- ladies who understood that “their first ‘no’ meant, not yet.” You’d be encouraged trust me. I’m excited! 💃

Stay tuned.

xoxo, browngirlwriter ♡♤◇♧

Thankful Thursdays

. . .about Thanksgiving

Can I just briefly share with you (as I remind myself), one major lesson on thanksgiving I learned on Tuesday as our special guest worship minister (Pst. Chintok) led us in a deep worship experience. He dropped major “Rhema” inbetweeners as he ministered. One Rhema that I cannot even try to forget was about Thanksgiving.

There are days when I try hard to think of something significant to be thankful for. On those days, I really try. Not that there isn’t a lot lot to be thankful for, but because I’m in the waiting phase of believing. Almost like, let this *insert desire* come to pass so I can have something to be thankful for. And so when Pst Chintok mentioned this profound statement about thanksgiving it hit me real hard, I was like snapping my fingers and hmmmming. He said, and I quote, “Thanksgiving aligns you back to the will of God” (let me leeve you to meditate on that for a bit).

Thanksgiving refuels your faith while you patiently wait.

~BGW

So today, I’m thankful for the blessings that require my patience. I know they’ coming, I know they are! I can see it! with my eyes of faith I see it!

#stayThankful #always #IsaidAlways! #especiallyWhenYouAreStartingToDoubt #letThanksgivingRefuelYourFaith!
xoxo,

yo gurl BrownGirlWriter ❤

BrownGirl

You did not wake up today to be mediocre

Let’s just go straight to the point shall we?

maediocre

ˌmiːdɪˈəʊkə/

• of only average quality; not very good

Synonyms: ordinarycommoncommonplaceindifferentaveragemiddle-of-the-roadmiddlingmediummoderateeveryday, tolerablepassablefair; 

*shudders* looking at the definition and synonyms is scary enough.

No one wants to have worked considerably hard and get a meh as judgement. We want to get “supervisor of the month” recognitions, we want to be told that we have done such a satisfactory work and accomplished great tasks. No one wakes up in the morning with a plan to be mediocre- at least I don’t think you do.

So today as you go about your business, be very good, be more than average, be extra ordinary, do things in an uncommon fashion. Be determined to get it right. Because remember; You didn’t wake up today or any other day to be mediocre!

“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” ~Walter E. Disney



Peace and love and compliments of this joyous season 😆🎄🎄🎄


BGW🍫🍷🍾👑

Monday Coffee

The measured life

begining with the end in mind. . .

How heavy is the load you are carrying? How tight is your schedule? How occupied are your moments? What ever your answer is I hope you are living a life of no regrets.

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It can be so easy to take some things for granted when you are chasing the paper. Your life is so occupied with your “9-5” that it’s like nothing else matters. Why it’s good to love work (or the money/satisfaction you get from it), I hope you take more than a moment to remember other things that truly count.

One of my fears about getting a 9-5 employment was having to miss church. I imagined there’d be a time my boss will overload me with work that I’d be too “busy” or tired to attend mid-week service, that thought scared me. And it may sound crazy but I knew I didn’t want to risk it. My life is so dependent on God that I couldn’t put myself in a position where I’d have to debate going for weekday services, or anything that needed me to be in church.

I hope your God Life isn’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life?

And then when you’ve worked tirelessly Monday to Friday, all you want to do during the weekend is sleep and not show up for your friends/family when they have events. I hope you haven’t forgotten the importance of relationships- I hope your Relationships aren’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.

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I hope you have time, to really invest time in your relationship with your spouse, hope you have date nights where you can go see a movie, lick Cold Stone icecreme, or order some ridiculous item off a Chinese menu- I hope your Love Life isn’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.

Do you have children? I know how the Lagos traffic gets you home late every working day, the house-help is probably doing a good job raising your children for you, but I hope you still find time to teach them about God, and to encourage them to discover their purpose and fulfill their dreams- I hope your Children’s Lives aren’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life.

Do you take out time to improve on your self, attend seminars/self help programs, or to even pamper yourself, a spa date, a scalp massage, a pedicure, to experience an adventure- go bungee jumping, mountain climbing et al, to just breathe! –I hope You aren’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life. 

And when it’s all said and done, are you really doing “the work” He called you here to do? Are you fulfilling purpose? Are you happy? Are you fulfilled? Do you have that knowing in your heart that you are where you are meant to be (or at least on the right path)?- I hope your Purpose isn’t suffering under the busy-ness of your Office Life. 

Sometimes at the end of the week or month, I list out the different segments of my life and I evaluate them, I figure how much I have improved as a person, do I love like I should, am I patient, am I kind, am I forgiving? and I decide the areas I need to put in work. It helps put me in perspective.

At the end of it all, when it’s all said and done, I hope you can truly say you lived a full life


Love💕

BrownGirlWriter