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…and who do you think you are?

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Once upon a time, something happened. And I got upset.

I got upset because I felt like I tried so hard and do all I could to serve God and to do His will (although I often fail terribly). So why, I thought, did all that happen to me? Why didn’t He warn me earlier, why did He watch me fall into the trap again? It was the same story of someone doing something, or I doing something, falling short, then feeling bad, getting upset, and finally asking “Oh Lord, why didn’t you warn me ahead of time? Why did you not also prevent me from this? Why do you not help me?”

But that day, just as I was about to launch a big, annoying rant about how God is good to other people and bla bla bla, something in my heart told me to shut my mouth.

A little detour.

I find it very difficult sharing the…

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Testimony- The rain does not stop falling just because the calabash is full!

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My march update is finally here.

It’s pathetic that I’m posting this so late into the new month, perhaps my April update should be called Struggle since I struggle so much with discipline and timeliness. I need God because I promise I’ve tried everything- I’ve got to the end of me, but clearly, there’s nothing I can do. (well, naturally)

Anyway, today is a happy day because of the things that the Lord has done.

If you remember, when I first started blogging I said it was because when I was asking God to gift me with a new laptop, I promised Him that I would use it to His glory.

Well, last month, the Lord gave me the laptop of my dreams. He made the finances available not just for me to purchase a brand new laptop for myself, He also blessed me so much that together with a friend of mine…

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What keeps you up at night?:

Originally posted on As Told by Chichi:

Social media Love or insecurities?

“The writing on the wall says it all, yet I can’t stop going back to where I fall.”

 

Location: Nkiru’s head

I see you. The water pours as I wash my face one too many times to get you out of my mind, but here I am again, asking if I keep you up at night?

 

“I would dream all night if I could talk to you because it just won’t seem right for me to not know you.”

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…and he encouraged himself in the Lord his God

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The snow days always filled him with awe. He never understood how white flakes fell from the sky so quietly and so peacefully. Growing up in Port-Harcourt, it was always a slight variation of the same breeze that caressed your face- thick with humidity in the rainy season, dry and aggressive in the harmattan. But here in America, one needed two entirely different wardrobes for summer and winter.

But today was not the day to think of Port-Harcourt and become homesick. It was a day to admire the snow and the maker of the snow! His love for the Maker of the Snow was long coming as he had grown up in a Christian household, although he was not quite sure when the Holy Ghost fire caught his mother, and she began to spend night after night in vigil.

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Let’s Talk: Dark skin girl

Originally posted on As Told by Chichi:

Do you love yours?

There are so many things that I want to do that I haven’t done, and this piece is my first attempt at one.

Transcript: Dark skin girl

Dark skin girl living in a light skin world

Deception in perception because her story’s never heard

Dark skin girl meets good looking, dark skin, nice hair with a big you know mind

Summoning her confidence because she’s looking rather fine

She hollas at him, but wait, listen to his reply,

You’re cute, let’s be friends I think you’re pretty fly, but

You see your lightskin friend she’s about to be mine

And just like that  she’s darkskin girl living in a light skin world

But nutella has always been the world’s favorite spread right?

No its probably butter?

I’m just playing

Anyway, dark skin girl meets charming guy

Who doesn’t respect her enough to realise that she’s fly

She’s like…

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Crochet Braids & More- The Kink and I Salon Is Open For Business!!

Originally posted on The Kink And I:

Hey guys!

How’s it going on this beautiful Tuesday? *resists the urge to make that joke about the club going up* AB here! :)

My experience with crochet braids was just with kinky braiding hair. I say “was” because the ministry is moving forward. Crochet braids are a painless, very convenient way to put in extensions and this month, I got the chance to style curly extensions with the crochet braiding method, twice.

Here in Nigeria, we can flex with braids and twists as often as we want (God sparing our edges) because it’s like what, 3k to get your hair done. 3k is not money to be thrown away, but when you think about our sisters in the diaspora paying $120 to do Havana twists, you’d admit that we have it really good. One of the perks of living at home. :) $120 at the present street rate is…

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A lifelong Friendship of Love and Loyalty

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Babe,

I understand that this is a difficult time for us. School is getting more stressful, we’re trying to beat that incline on the treadmill, and we’re lifting more weights by the day. On top of that, I don’t always feed you as I should. I don’t always get as much sleep as I should. I don’t even do all the little things I should do, like give you a thorough wash as often as I should- I dash into the shower, and just when you’re soaking up the warmth and finally relaxing, I have to rush out. We’re surviving though, because you tell me in very gentle ways how to care for you. We probably would be in a much worse situation if not for your unrelenting signals.

I want you to know that I love you, even when I eat too much junk food that I know is…

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