Vision Party 


Good Day, Beautiful People.

January is a clean slate to dream, write your vision and plan for 2017 after new year celebration. Take time to be still and listen to the still small voice.  “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2. 



I took it a up a notch this year by throwing a vision party for my business and working sisters group.  We drank , ate and to start the year strong  with my attempt to inspire the group to do a traditional or  digital vision board for themselves, family and work. 

Even when you feel tired, defeated, indifference just do it. We will mirror what we see daily in front of us.  We become what we behold.  One quick good story, shortly after a lady did that one of her dream come pass. She got her first home at the of January.  Well, not everyone dream come to pass that fast nevertheless it will eventually happen. 

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Blessed Christmas & Happy 2017 New Year

Beautiful People hope you had a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Thanks for being patient with my posting. I took another sabbatical break from writing as there are too many things need my attention. 2016 was another challenging year in many aspect: health, work, finance, ministry and grief over 2 deaths. Thank God for His protecton, grace and mercy; I’m still standing tall manage to end 2016 with a bang.

You may have read this before or for the first time. I’m sharing this with you as we enter a new year:

WELCOME TO 2017

The number 17 symbolizes “Overcoming the enemy”  and “Complete victory”.
In this year 2017, you will be an overcomer.

In this year 2017, you will be victorious.

As in Genesis 20:17, Abraham prayed and God healed Abimelech…. You will receive Divine healing in 2017.

As in Numbers 20:17, You will pass through your enemies to your promised land in 2017.
As in Deut. 20:17, You will utterly destroy your enemies in the year 2017. 

As in Judges 20:17, You will be a man of war to conquer in this year 2017.


As in 1 Samuel 20:17, You will experience true love of God in the year 2017.

As in 2 Samuel 20:17, You will hear God speak to you and give you direction in 2017. 

As in 2 Chronicles 20:17, God will fight your battle in 2017.  And  

As in John 20:17, our God, the God Almighty will be your Father and your God. 

This year 2017, you will experience the Grace, the Mercy and the Favour of God in all your undertakings as you rely on Him.


Welcome to 2017, the year of pleasant surprises from God In Jesus’ Name.

My Christmas Gift for you:

http://youtu.be/9Ill6H-OUZo

https://youtu.be/4RAJTSLXYbw

My New Year Gift for you:

https://youtu.be/RmLsuM-FSh0

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Love Unites, Hate Divides


Good Day, Beautiful People!

People are entitled to their opinions.  Doesn’t mean we have to follow what the crowd do.  The world is fractured filled with angry, broken, hurt, lost and forgotten people. Love this saying, “We are here to heal and not to harm. We are here to love and not to hate. We are here to create and not destroy.”  

If we stop, consider and think first, most of us will not leash out in reaction and respond in a level head way. Apply Godly wisdom in all situations. 

Sometimes, we may not even like our leaders or even feel that they’re unfit for the role. The truth is the Creator of the universe does not need our approval. He can choose who he wants for His purpose. We often discount people base on the exterior and not the heart. Remember these:

The Lord can control a king’s mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases. -Proverbs 21:1 NCV

Surely you know. Surely you have heard. Surely from the beginning someone told you. Surely you understand how the earth was created. God sits on his throne above the circle of the earth, and compared to him, people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the skies like a piece of cloth and spreads them out like a tent to sit under. He makes rulers unimportant and the judges of this world worth nothing. They are like plants that are placed in the ground, like seeds that are planted. As soon as they begin to grow strong, he blows on them and they die, and the wind blows them away like chaff. God, the Holy One, says, “Can you compare me to anyone? Is anyone equal to me?” Look up to the skies. Who created all these stars? He leads out the army of heaven one by one and calls all the stars by name. Because he is strong and powerful, not one of them is missing. –Isaiah 40:21‭-‬26 NCV

All of you must yield to the government rulers. No one rules unless God has given him the power to rule, and no one rules now without that power from God. –Romans 13:1 NCV

Hope this serve as a kind reminder, just because a Christian won’t support something, doesn’t mean that they hate the people involved in it. Choose the high road and stop the nasty naming, blaming and throwing stones, especially Christian Leaders must lead by example. It is good to be sensitive and gracious to give people space and time to heal, dream, build, pray, love again. Be the salt and light, continue to shine brightly in the darkness of your spheres.  


O Lets together let people know that we are listening. May this not just be a facebook post but a quality of character that defines us!

To my Muslim friends – if you can find no one who will treat you with respect or welcome you with love, I will.

To my Hispanic friends – if you find yourself with nowhere to go or no one to help you or your family, I will.

To my LGBTQ friends – if you feel alone or lost and wondering who will stand up for you, I will.

To my Black friends – if you wonder if anyone will value your life, I will.

You are my friends, my neighbors, my family. Even if no one else will hear you, apologize or help, I will.  

– Shad McNeil

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Beautiful Name 


Good Day, Beautiful People!

My new favourite song:

What a Beautiful Name by Hillsong (new album)


You were the Word at the beginningOne With God the Lord Most High

Your hidden glory in creation

Now revealed in You our Christ
What a beautiful Name it is

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a beautiful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a beautiful Name it is

The Name of Jesus
You didn’t want heaven without us

So Jesus, You brought heaven down

My sin was great, Your love was greater

What could separate us now
What a wonderful Name it is

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a wonderful Name it is

Nothing compares to this

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

What a wonderful Name it is

The Name of Jesus
Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You

You silenced the boast, of sin and grave

The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory

For You are raised to life again
You have no rival, You have no equal

Now and forever, Our God reigns

Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name, above all names
What a powerful Name it is

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a powerful Name it is

Nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus
You have no rival, You have no equal

Now and forever, Our God reigns

Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory

Yours is the Name, above all names
What a powerful Name it is

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus Christ my King
What a powerful Name it is

Nothing can stand against

What a powerful Name it is

The Name of Jesus

Enjoy:

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Wander [errer; vagare; deambular; 漫步]


Good day, Beautiful People!

It has been awhile since I last wrote. My life is so full and is quite overwhelming with so many things to accomplish before end of the year.

Winter is finally over in the Southern Hemisphere, loving the new season of Spring where new things on the horizon! Expecting new roads and new rivers in this new season.

I believe we need to take time off regularly to quieten ourselves, be alone,  recharge, relax, chill to wander into nature. Take time to date yourself, do soul searching to know yourself better, love yourself and figure out what you really want in this season or near future.

Sharing with you some photos by me and my walking troops from my recent walkabout.


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Real Love doesn’t hurts 


Good Day, Beautiful People! 

Three months ago, I attended a charity high tea,  fundraiser for women suffered from domestic violence.  It makes me ponder about real love. 

Most young people will dream of having a lifetime of great romance, to find that someone special, the ultimate soulmate at some point. Unless someone has corrupted their minds to dream of that. Maybe someone has been living in the broken, fractured and dysfunctional family or environment for too long. It certainly become their norm. Psychologically and physically is damaging for anyone especially young children and youth that have no power to change their situation unless the adults rise up and make right decision and choices for the safety of the family. 

Truly, you are enough! You don’t need someone to complete you. That is the Hollywood romance movies try to make us feel that way. You are complete, whole and a beautiful unique masterpiece created by your Creator. So never settled for second best. Your soulmate is to add value to your life, to love, treasure, cherish and protect you like Christ loves His Bride. 

This is a good reminder for any single woman looking for love. Real love doesn’t hurt, a real man never hurts a woman. It is berserk to love somebody who hurt you constantly. Needless to say, is nutty as fruitcake to think someone who harms you loves you. Maybe is Stockholm Syndrome that the victims feel positive for the abusers. In most cases, they’re brain washed to the extent of protecting and defending the abusers.


6 Early Warning Signs of Abusive Relationship by Pamela Jacob.

1. He will romance you. He will buy you flowers and gifts. He will likely be the most romantic man you have ever met. He will pay attention to you and make you feel special and wanted. You may find yourself thinking that he is too good to be true — because he is. He needs you to trust him and develop feelings for him, because it is much easier to control someone who loves you. He will make you feel like you are his entire world — because he wants your world to revolve around him. Of course, just being romantic is not necessarily a sign of abuse. But, an abuser will often use these gifts and romance to distract you from other concerning behaviors, such as control and jealousy.  

2. He will want to commit — quickly. He will say that it’s love at first sight, that you are made for each other, and that he can’t imagine his life without you. He will sweep you off your feet, and tell you he has never loved anyone this much. He will insist on being exclusive right away, and will likely want to move in together, or even get married, very quickly. He needs you to love him, and to belong to him. You may feel like the relationship is moving too quickly — trust your instincts.    

3. He will want you all to himself. He will glare at other men for looking at you and question you about your male friends. You may think this jealousy is cute, or even loving — at first. But soon, he’ll make you feel guilty for spending time with friends or family. He will call or text you several times a day, and may accuse you of flirting or cheating. He will say he loves you so much, he can’t stand the thought of anyone else being near you. And soon, no one else will be. This is the beginning of isolation.  

4. He will be very concerned about you. He may get upset if you don’t call him back right away or if you come home late. He will say it’s because he worries about you. He will start to question who you saw, where you went, and what you were doing. He will mask his control as concern for your well-being. He will start to make decisions for you — who you spend time with and where you go — and claim to know what’s best for you. Soon, you’ll be asking his approval for every decision. Your control over your own life will slip away, as his power and control grows.  

5. He will be sweet and caring — sometimes. He will be the sweet, loving man who everyone else sees, and who you fell in love with. But, sometimes, he will become the man who puts you down, makes you feel guilty, and isolates you. He will make you believe that if you just did something differently, loved him more, or treated him better, he would be that sweet, loving man all the time. You will stay because of your hope for the man you love, but will spend most of your time being controlled by the man who hurts you. Eventually, you won’t be able to tell the difference. 

6. He will play the victim. If he gets in trouble at work, it’s someone else’s fault. If he has a bad day, someone is out to get him. And if he is upset, he will blame you for his feelings and actions. He will expect you to make him happy and fulfilled — and when he’s not, he will blame you. He may apologize for yelling, putting you down, or hurting you, but will always find a way to make it your fault. He will say things like, “It’s just that I love you so much,” or “I wish you didn’t make me so crazy.” Eventually, he will blame you for making him hit you. 

If these warning signs are happening in your relationship, even if he has not hit you (yet), this is abuse. Control, jealousy, and isolation are not love. And abusive behavior will not change — no matter how hard you try, or how much you love him. This man may seem like your dream come true, but soon, he will become your worst nightmare. 


Tips on How to get out of Abusive Relationship by Roogirl.com

1. Recognize the Signs

The first step is to recognize the fact that you are in an abusive relationship. Denial is a strong force that can keep us in toxic situations far longer than is safe or necessary. You may feel that your partner is an overbearing jerk, but he’s not that bad. Until you acknowledge the behavior as abusive, you won’t be motivated to take action. Here are a few of the signs:

Controlling: takes charge of the household money; demands to know your whereabouts; threatens to leave or throw you out; forces you to socialize, even if you don’t feel like it; withholds affection or attention; tells you how to dress; makes sure that the one thing you want is exactly what you won’t get.

Isolation: causes a riff between you and your family; slowly makes you stop spending time with your friends; all of his friends are now your friends; doesn’t allow you to go places without him; withholds money so you can’t go anywhere.

Crazy-making: blames his mistakes on others; is a different person in public than he is at home; changes history (denies saying or doing something that you know he did); tells you you’re too sensitive; has unpredictable mood swings; twists your words and uses them against you.

Emotional: disrespectful to you; harms animals or things you love; rolls his eyes at you; humiliates you privately or in public; seems energized by fighting; says things that make you feel good but does things that make you feel bad; treats you like a sex object.

Physical: hitting; pushing; blocks you from leaving the room or house; holds you down; forces you to have sex.

If you are experiencing these things in your relationship, seek help immediately.

2. Disengage

Before preparing to leave your abusive partner, you need to regain some of your power. First of all don’t announce that you are leaving him. It will only make your situation escalate or he will act like the perfect partner for a while until he begins abusing you again. However, you can stop the pattern of: abuse, guilt, excuses, normal behavior, fantasy, set-up then back to abuse. Instead disengage when he tries to bait you into an argument.

3. Secretly Save Money

If your abusive partner controls finances, this can be difficult but not impossible. Get a post office box that any mail from the bank can use to send statements. If you don’t set up a secret account, find a place away from the house to hide your money. A few alternate places are a locker at work, with a trusted friend or a safe deposit box. If you receive your paycheck through direct deposit, have some of it go into a different account.

4. Get Help

Many women stay in abusive relationships because they are too embarrassed to tell their friends and family. If their partner acts like Mr. Perfect when he’s in public, they may feel that no one will believe them. Although your family and friends love you, you may have trouble believing it if you’ve been emotionally beaten down. You can also find help through online sites or local women’s shelters. This is not something you have to go through alone.

5. Get Documentation

This is a two-fold process. You want to get documented proof that you are being abused. If you are getting a divorce or have children it is imperative to prove to the court that your partner is abusive. Take pictures of any physical abuse; save any abusive messages or emails; keep a dated journal; talk to your doctor and call the authorities when he is abusive.

You also want to have copies of all your important documents and keep them safe. Once you leave, he’s not going to politely hand over your tax records, birth certificate and insurance information.

6. Pack a SHTF Bag

You want to have an emergency bag already packed and hidden in case the shit hits the fan and you need to get out in a hurry. Have clothes for you and your children, some but not all of your money, a key to the car and a spare cell phone. If you fear for your life and need to leave the house in a moment’s notice, you want to be prepared.

7. Have a Safe Word

Have a safe word in place with any people involved, including your children, that will let them know if you are ok in the moment or if it’s a “code red” situation.

8. Have a Place to Go

Know where you will be going when you leave. This may seem like an obvious thing, but when you are in the moment it may be difficult to think. You also don’t want to worry people involved in helping you if they find that you’re not at home or if they get a call from your soon-to-be-ex. If you’re planning to stay with a friend or family member, make sure you have a key to their home. If you are leaving during an emergency situation, you’ll need a way to get inside if they aren’t home.

9. Call for Back-up

If all goes according to plan and you have movers reserved to move your things, let the police know ahead of time. They will be there to make sure there isn’t any trouble. If your abusive partner somehow finds out, and shows up to stop you (which is illegal) it will be a good idea to have the police already there.

10. Call a Lock Smith

If you plan to stay in the home and kick out your partner, you will also need to have a rock solid plan in place. Most abused women find it safer and easier to relocate themselves instead of their abusive partner, but it can be done. If you have proper documentation of his ongoing abuse, you should be able to get a restraining order. Once he is out, call a lock smith and have all the locks changed. You may also want to have a security system installed or have the code and password changed on the existing one. Before making this choice, please get all of the professional advice you can pertaining to your specific situation.

11. Get a Restraining Order

Once you have left him, get a restraining order. You want to have documentation in place to be able to have him easily removed when he starts harassing you. Remember that this is not the time to feel relaxed. This is the most dangerous time. If he doesn’t come at you with escalated anger, he will come to you with hearts and flowers. They are equally dangerous. If he doesn’t harm you now he will harm you later if you choose to take him back. So, do what you can to cut all contact with him.

12. Take Time to Heal

Once you get out of an abusive relationship it is time to begin your recovery. Finding a therapist who specializes in domestic violence is always a good idea. You’re broken and will require help putting yourself back together. You may suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression. Don’t ignore this very important step. You won’t be completely out from under the abuse if it is still affecting you. You also don’t want to repeat the mistake of getting into a relationship with another abuser in the future. It will take time, but you will heal from your experience.

Making the decision to get out of an abusive relationship is extremely difficult. People must understand that women who are in the situation are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Although the term was first associated with kidnap victims, it also applies to women who are unable to leave abusive men. By changing the perception of the problem, perhaps more women can find the strength to leave and more people will be willing to help. If you are in an abusive relationship or suspect that someone you know may be do everything in your power to get the help you need.


Below are some Help Links:

http://www.thehotline.org/

https://www.1800respect.org.au/

http://m.whiteribbon.org.au/finding-help

Prayer to Cut Soul Ties Links: http://www.missionariesofprayer.org/2010/11/prayer-cut-soul-ties/


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Waiting Time is not Wasted Time


Good Day, Beautiful People.

Ps Ray’s message shared recently that “waiting time is not wasted time”.
If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Job 14:14

Habakkuk 2:1-3
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
There is a waiting period that precedes the manifestation of great expectations. The gestation period of an African elephant is the longest of all mammals. It lasts for about 22 months, which is almost two calendar years. Contrast this with that of a rat which is just about 20 days.
If your expectation is very great, your waiting period may be longer than that of another man with smaller expectations. 
Expectation for a great miracle warrants great patience. It is premature for an elephant to deliver nine months after pregnancy, whereas it is the joy of any woman to deliver her baby during that same period. 
You need to wait for your own appointed time as designed by God.
To wait for God’s time requires your determination (Job 14:14). God will come to your aid, but when He does, will He find you still waiting for Him? Jesus promised to return the second time but He wondered if He would find faith on earth at His return (Luke 18:8). 
The example of Job teaches a great lesson on patience in tribulation. Our waiting period in God’s design does not mean that God is dodging His responsibility towards us as men do. When some people tell you to wait, it is an indirect way of telling you to forget about your expectation from them. But when God tells you to wait, He will attend to you.
God has a timetable for each and every one of His children. Wait for His time. The mystery of God’s appointed time is that it is often not known. All we need to do is wait for Him; trusting His love for us, His faithfulness to His promises and His unlimited power to do anything he wants to do at any time He wants to do it.
This is how God wants you to handle your waiting period. Believe Him for His promise, and while waiting, begin to testify of what He is about to do. This is why I keep telling myself “it is well with me” because I know He has said “it shall be well with the righteous”.
You may not be privileged to know the times and the seasons when He will manifest His power in your life; one thing is however certain: He will work in your life at His own time. 
The waiting period may be full of tears, but joy will still come in the morning. Some of those who waited for God in the past did so with tears in their eyes, but they never stopped waiting for Him, and they got their expectations.


Prayer Point: 

Father, teach me patience in the place of waiting for my change, and deliver my expectations from failure in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!

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