Month: September 2014
Lecrae Moore, born on Oct 9, 1979 is my all time favourite gospel rapper. He’s popularly known as ‘Lecrae’ and he’s simply amazing! He brings the funk into gospel music. His lyrics are mind blowing!
He is a leading Christian hip hop artist and an inspiration to a lot of gospel artists.
Lecrae has won some awards and has been nominated for a lot more including the BET hip hop awards. He won the Grammy Awards in 2013 with his album ‘Gravity’. Lecrae has also released so many awesome albums including Gravity, Church Clothes, Rebel amongst others.
His latest album ANOMALY was released early Sept, 2014 and you really haven’t heard Christian hip hop if you haven’t listened to this dope album! Sources say he’s going on tour for the new album, ANOMALY. My favourite songs in this new album are ‘Nuthin’, ‘Say I won’t (ft Andy Mineo), and ‘Fear’…I hope he includes them on tour!
I really like Christian hip hop and Lecrae is my go to guy for some hot gospel hip hop. I’d be blasting his songs in my room, dancing to the beats with careless abandon! *big grin*
God has really been using him and I pray a lot of gospel artists with original inspirational lyrics emerge especially in my country. All they need is support and prayers. So folks, let’s keep cheering them on! Lecrae you rock! I’m a huge fan! God bless you!
Sources; Wikipedia, http://www.lecrae.com
Photo Credit; theChristianpost
Innocent to the dark side of love ,she was prepared,she was not!
Amazing moments don’t happen only on special days. They happen everyday! I think it’s cool to outline some of these moments and be thankful for them. Here are some;
-Having a great GPA in school.
-Getting an alert when you’re broke.
-Talking on the phone for long hours with someone special.
-Buying really cool clothes that you found on sale.
-Opening presents on Christmas day.
-Learning how to drive.
-Holding hands with someone you love.
-Resting on someone’s chest or shoulder.
-Unexpected moments that become your favourite memories.
-Coming home late from work and going straight to bed.
-Taking long showers that wash away your worries.
-Taking long walks in the park.
-When you feel as though you finally belong somewhere.
-Finally deciding what you want to do with your life.
-Feeling satisfied after a delicious homemade meal.
-Falling asleep instantly when you’re tired.
-Meeting new people that happen to change your life.
-When you have a great night of sleep after a long day.
-When you stay up late watching movies and wake up late the next day on a weekend.
-Drinking a soothing cup of hot chocolate.
-Realizing everything is going to be okay, when you stop worrying.
-Meeting the one you connect most with.
-Falling in love with the right person.
-Achieving the goals you planned.
-Listening to loud music while driving on top speed.
-Meeting long lost friends unexpectedly.
-Finally fitting into your favourite jeans.
-Hearing your best song on radio.
-When your parents say they are proud of you.
-Completing your NYSC year.
-That moment your crush likes you back.
These are a few I could come up with.
What are your most amazing moments? Comment and tell us! I’d love to read them 😀
‘Forgive and forget!’ I chanted that a lot in Sunday School. As I grew older, I discovered my ‘words spoke louder than my actions’ instead of vice versa. We forgive…but do we really forget? Does the brain have the capacity to delete the stuffs we don’t want to remember? What of the times when the image repeatedly shows up in the real world, causing our brains to remember what wrong was done, what hurt was caused?
It is the godly way to forgive and forget but I won’t act as a saint and say its as easy as ‘a, b, c…’ To be honest, forgetting the hurt or wrong someone has caused is as hard as forgetting your name! Sometimes you may think you’ve forgiven and forgotten but all it takes to remember is just to hear that person’s name mentioned or seeing an image of the person…then the pain rushes back, the anger and resentment show up. I know that feeling, way too much.
So what new thing do I have to say? Do I hypocritically say you should forgive and forget? Don’t let these images come back? Force our brain to delete these hurtful memories? Pretending this pain doesn’t exist? Saying all of these would be like preaching what I’m not living, which is the hypocrite’s anthem!
It’s human to feel hurt and pain. It’s human to feel this person deserves to be as hurt as we are…believe me, the taste of revenge is sweet but bitterness always lingers at the end, one that would make you wanna throw up. Yuck! So what then after this person has gotten hurt too? Does the loathing desire for revenge fizzle out? Or does it grow stronger like a vampire searching for more blood after the first taste of blood? Is that really all there is?
Why not try something new like deliberately letting go? Choosing to permanently delete the files labelled ‘hurts’ and the folders labelled ‘pain’ along with the revenge app?
Letting go of the pain, the tension that comes when we see these people that have hurt us. To be honest, it is not going to be easy but it’s a step in the right direction of forgetting the hurts and pains. Let go of that unrequited love, let go of that abusive father, let go of that back stabbing friend, let go of that wicked colleague, let go of that mother that didn’t care…mentally click the delete button in your brain and make sure it doesn’t remain in the recycle bin.
Once you succeed in deleting these bad memory files that often cause our systems to crash, you begin to enjoy freedom! Freedom from storing unnecessary garbage in your brain(it’s called GIGO because its garbage in, garbage out and not garbage stored), creating more space for peace and joy. You could see the ‘memory free’ icon changing from red to blue. Yes, this is true.
My earnest desire is that you live happy and have a fabulous life!
Mfon Etuk, 2014.
I was going through my wardrobe one boring day and noticed I had lots of T-shirts I wasn’t wearing anymore. Reason being that they were baggy and made me look really fat(no girl likes looking fat). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not slim but as I always say, chubby is cute! So long as I don’t look like a huge burger! 😛
So I’m looking at these shapeless Tees and wondering what to do with them. A friend suggests I make cut outs from them and the idea grew in my mind. I started learning how to make cut outs online. I bet I didn’t research for my project as much as I did to learn how to make cut outs. Thanks to the helpful blogs, youtube videos and hubpages, I finally made my first cut out tee! And another and another! I began to think about incorporating other shapes and styles. I pray I don’t run out of Tshirts! 🙂
Its fun to make cut out tees, especially if you’re bored like me. As I always say, ‘boredom breeds creativity’. Have a nice day pals!
Simple steps in making cut out shirts 😉
I have a big heart for you! ^.^
It’s always my desire that you live fabulous lives!