Breathe

BREATHE!!! LIFE IS SHORT

I am sure most of you are conversant with this Saying about how short life is, but how many of us really take out time to ponder on it and act on it?

This past month has been a really stressful one for me and I did a lot of thinking…. I was becoming too stressed out and it was affecting me in all areas.

I had to call myself to order and I must Say the major thing which brought me healing was prayer. So outside of Prayer what did I do?

  1. I told myself I had only one life to live and if God Forbid something tragic happens to me, life would go on… it wouldn’t stop because of me.
  2. I worried Less, I stopped thinking about what would happen the next moment or the next day.. I started focusing on the present.
  3. I took out time to breathe and to appreciate what I have in front of me and the life which I currently have.
  4. I complained less.. the way I complained this past month hmmm I don’t know how those I was venting to managed to cope with me, but I guess that is why God Placed them in my life to be there as a support. I started being more appreciative and thankful, it was one of the best decisions I made
  5. I learnt and am still learning to see the good and positive in every thing. some days nothing makes sense but I think about something positive and if I cant find any, I thank God I am alive.
  6. I faced that which I was afraid of and was stressing me out…. I saw it as a challenge and I was willing to conquer it.

Life is short, I know things wont always go smoothly but you can make something beautiful out of the most stressful situation. live don’t just exist, take things one step at a time. if you need to go out and just inhale the air do it, Listen to your body, know when to stop and when to continue, laugh more, surround your self with positive people and above all be your biggest encourager.

This blog would not be complete if I do not acknowledge God, God Got me through the toughest of times, I prayed and each time I did, I felt peace, being in His presence was always refreshing…. Do not hesitate to talk to your maker He is the best friend you can have.

BREATHE!!! BREATHE!!! BREATHE!!!

Some pictures I took during the Week. enjoying the beautiful life God has given me.

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Enjoying the sun with my Browless face
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Breathe and count your Blessings
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I am not always glammed up makeup free….

Have a blessed day ahead

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Never outdated

6 THINGS THAT WILL NEVER BE OUTDATED (A MUST READ)

These Tips I am about to Share are what I call my Golden Rule…. They are golden because they do not discriminate they are for all ages, nationality, race, size you name it.

We live in a world where people are so concerned about what is trendy, what is fashionable, the in thing… but we can get so carried away that we forget about things that really matter which is why I am here to remind everyone.

NO 1: Good Manners

Have you been around someone who looks so well put together on the outside, but the very moment you come close to them you realize how bad their manners are? that is really a turn off. Beauty will fade, trends will come and go but having good manners would never be outdated.

Be polite, throw that arrogant attitude out of the door.

Apologize when you are on the wrong.

Be thankful, appreciate the good that has been done to you/for you.

Do not be one to start a fight……

you cannot buy good manners with money, it begins with you and your desire to make a positive impact.

NO 2: A seasoned speech

I love the Chapter of the bible which says let your speech be seasoned with grace.

Do not be one to talk others down, don’t be the one people run to when they are about to Gossip, stop putting people down by the words you say to them.

if you have an advice for someone say it in a way that it doesn’t turn out to be offensive and be sure you are giving such a person an advice because you truly care about them not because you are being shady.

Think before you speak do not think after you finish speaking…

NO 3: COMPASSION

You do not see someone going through a hard time and you ignore, you feel you are not the one going through that difficulty so why should you care…. Trust me life can happen to anyone… Show some Compassion, render as much help as you can and lift such people up in Prayers .

Do not laugh at the failures of others.

I Know some people Can really get on our nerves but two wrongs cannot make a right so wishing such people bad is not the way to Go. you and I can do better….

No 4: HUMILITY

Did you know so many people have missed out on important life changing moments/opportunities because they were proud?

When I say be humble I am not saying allow people take advantage of you, of course you need to know when to draw the line…

I am saying stop feeling you are better than anyone else.

Things  cannot always go your way, other peoples ideas and suggestions also matter.

Stop looking down on others and seeing them like Trash.

Be teachable, you can learn from a toddler keep your heart open.

My dad would always say if you stay humble, you would go far in life.

NO 5: A FOCUSED MIND

Avoid Distractions, you do not start a project and not complete it.

Be determined to see the end result of that project you have started

Do not forget every successful and big thing you see today began from a heart which was determined to see the end product of their goal and vision.

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Too Busy for God?

TOO BUSY FOR GOD? SERIES 2

Hy  Dear Reader welcome back to todays blog.

I began a series last week based on the above topic, if you did not get to read it please kindly click HERE so you can catch up. Todays blog post would be a continuation from where I stopped last week.

TIP NO 4: ONLY GOD SATISFIES

Too busy for God
True satisfaction comes from God, not things or people

No matter the kind of satisfaction your job or whatever it is that is keeping you busy brings, only God can truly satisfy you, he alone can feel up voids. The things you are enjoying today are only temporary meaning they would fade…. bear in mind that no one and nothing will stick to you and be by your side patiently, with all consistency, without an iota of complaining like God would.

TIP NO 5: GOD IS YOUR LIFE NOT PART OF YOUR LIFE

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God is your life

God is the Core of your Being, take him away and there would be no you… He is not a substitute so nothing should ever come before him. you do not go on with  life without consulting the one who gave you the life in the first place, you do not get to live it carelessly. This is a truth I had/have to keep reminding myself daily and it is something I would urge you reading this post to bear in mind, it would really shift your focus and you would no longer see God as an accessory because he isn’t and would never be.

Remember every day you wake up is a gift you contributed nothing into creating a new day.

TIP NO 6:  Do The needful

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Do the Needful

One of my favorite chapters of the bible is Luke chapter 10:38-42

 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem they came to a village where a woman named Martha welcomed them into her home. 39 Her sister Mary sat on the floor, listening to Jesus as he talked.

40 But Martha was the jittery type and was worrying over the big dinner she was preparing.

She came to Jesus and said, “Sir, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

41 But the Lord said to her, “Martha, dear friend, you are so upset over all these details! 42 There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it—and I won’t take it away from her!”

Isn’t it amazing how much we get too caught up in activities and forget to do the needful which is staying at the masters feet and communing with him in prayer and study of the word. Martha was upset because while she was Preparing Dinner her sister was busy with Jesus listening intently to what he had to say. One would think Jesus was going to ask Mary to go help her sister out but He didn’t. It just goes to show how much God loves to fellowship with his beloved, nothing gets Him as excited as one who is willing to continuously and consciously spend time in His presence. I am not asking you not to take care of your business for the day, you can do that and still fellowship with God by meditating on his word, talking to him, singing, which ever way you want. God loves to be involved so involve Him.

I really hope this tips helped…

I am thinking of doing more series so please stay tuned for that.

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Fashion Inspiration

FASHION INSPIRATION, LEARNING TO LOVE YOUR BODY!!!

I struggled with what to write for this particular blog, I wanted to write on something different and all the ideas I had didn’t just sit right with me.

I finally decided to write on fashion inspiration because whether we like it or not, There are people out there who are not happy with the way they look. people have become depressed due to body image issues and my goal is that someone reads this and be inspired.

I often hear people say to me, you have the perfect figure, you have no issues I just smile most of the times but little do they know I have my insecurities. I would be very blunt here, and I feel like I am going to get myself into trouble for writing this but it is ok.

I never loved my boobs I always felt they were too big for a slim girl like me and it drew attention. I know someone is saying Beauty you are crazy what boobs are you talking about? well I always wished they were smaller…. At some point I began to realize it was a thing of the mind and God who created me this way isn’t foolish. I have learnt to embrace it and I put on outfits which I know I would be comfortable in.

Love yourself, your body doesn’t define you, do not get carried away by what you see on social media because most of it isn’t real… Embrace that which God has endowed you with.

Be your biggest fan… if you have some problem areas  please your first solution shouldn’t be plastic Surgery except if it is something that is life threatening. Surround yourself with positive people not people who are about the fake life…

Eat healthy, Exercise regularly, be mindful of your mental health, do not be afraid to go for therapy sessions because they are very helpful. if you cannot afford that, talk to someone you can trust.

Bear in mind that once You are at a good place mentally and emotionally then you will feel good on the outside. There are a bunch of people who lost a lot of weight but still went into depression because they did not focus on their mental health, likewise there are slim people who feel fat and wish they were slimmer (that is another mental issue) so Please focus on your mental Health and seek help.

Be your motivation, It can be really difficult at times but that doesn’t mean you cant do it. cheer up yourself and know that there is more to you than your Body, Don’t forget there are people out there wishing they had legs, arms, a perfectly functioning Nose… just like yours.  you have been Created Fearfully, wonderfully, and perfect  in Gods image.

This beautiful dress is from Amiclub Wear be sure to check out their site.

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 Have an Amazing weekend

Stay motivated….

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Enjoying the last days of summer
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Beautiful Bag to go with a beautiful dress
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Too Busy for God

TOO BUSY FOR GOD? SERIES 1

Too busy for God?
When life Happens

Todays topic is quite a sensitive one, because it is something I have been battling with for the past one month.

I have been really busy for quite some time now, and I was failing at managing my time.

I want to believe I am not alone on this one, and even if I am, it would be nice for me to share my experiences and help someone out there who is trying to figure out how to properly manage their time and not prioritize other things above God.

How do I manage to

*Have quality time with my creator without timing myself because if I don’t, that would be me loosing time.

*keep fit ( I suck at working out at home so going to the gym is really essential for me)

*work 9hrs at my job

*write for my blog and post before the deadline which has been given (for those who do not know, most companies which we bloggers work with, gives us a stipulated time for us to review their items on our blogs.

*Focus on quality and not just quantity pertaining my blog

*Have quality time for myself and the people I love.

*study for my upcoming Exams

These were some of the issues I was faced with, it is a lot but I would stop here.

I somehow managed to make time for all of these things but I was failing in the most important aspect of my life which is HAVING TIME FOR GOD.

BY the time I am eventually done with work for the day, I have dinner and all I can think about is sleeping….. At times I get carried away with some activities which I missed out on during the day and before you know it I AM SLEEPING ALREADY.

It is the next day, I manage to wake up early because I have to, it is time to pray but I am dozing off, I decide to sleep a bit more and time is going.

I quickly wake up, get ready for the gym and the day continues……. The cycle continues….

Maybe your story is similar to mine or worst than mine, you feel like you have lost it completely and you want to get back on track and have that amazing relationship you used to have with God before things took another Turn.

With Gods help I was able to gradually get back on track, I am not fully there but this tips I am about to share has helped me tremendously.

TIP NO 1: ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS A PROBLEM

If you do not realize there is a problem, how would you get the help that you need?

I had to have a deep conversation with myself and by doing so the need for change sprang up within me.

The first step in solving a problem is being aware that there is a problem and you are left with a decision of either solving the problem or not.

TIP NO 2: THE DEVIL DOES NOT WANT YOU TO PRAY, DO NOT GIVE INTO HIM

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Give the devil no room.

The second tip was gotten  from one of the bible studies we had in church and it stuck with me. Have you realized that we can go about our day doing things that do not benefit, watch all episodes of a series without blinking an eye, engage in meaningless conversations…..

But when it comes to communing with God in prayers we automatically shut down, we get bored… why so? if we truly love this God.

The devil knows there is so much power, wisdom, strength, revelation when we spend time with God and so he looks for means to distract us.

DO NOT GIVE INTO HIS TRICKS.

TIP NO 3: ASK GOD FOR WISDOM

No one can understand your struggles like God would, so prayerfully ask him for wisdom on what to do in that area which you are failing…..

I WOULD CONTINUE THE TIPS ON THE  NEXT BLOG WHICH IS RELATED TO FAITH SO PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR THAT.

Be sure to leave your comments and suggestions

Have a great day ahead…..

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Date night Ideas

DATE NIGHT IDEAS AND TIPS!!!

Let me start off by saying, I am more of a home buddy, Netflix and chill kind of girl but once in a while, going out on a date not necessarily with your significant other but also with your friends is needed.

So you have a date night and you really need some good advice on

what to do, what not to do, what outfit would be perfect for this occasion…..

In Essence you want the evening to go perfectly fine, worry no further I have really simple tips to help you achieve the perfect date night you desire.

Tip 1: DO NOT SHOW UP LATE.

It does not matter if you are familiar with this person or you are just going out for the first time, please keep to time. Keeping to time shows that you respect your date and it makes you look professional. If for some reason life happens and you cannot meet up with the scheduled time, be responsible enough to let your Date know you would be late.

Do not forget first impressions matter and lasts long.

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Just in time.

Tip 2: PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO CHOOSING YOUR OUTFIT.

What you do not want to do is show up looking like you were dragged out of the house.

It can be as simple as ironing your cloth, put that rumpled cloth away not tonight sis/Bro. Be it a casual Date or a Date in a Nice restaurant be sure to look your best and still be comfortable.

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Put some thought into that outfit

Tip 3: CHOOSE THE RIGTH COLORS AND PATTERNS 

Regardless of the occasion I believe that everyone should know their body, and know what colors and patterns works best for their skin tone and body shape.

opt for colors that are not too bright, and would help hide that food baby which most of us have after a good meal.

In this picture as you can see I opted for a dress with horizontal patterns instead of vertical.  I did that because I am tall and quite slender so opting for a vertical patterned dress would only make me look taller.

The horizontal patterns gave me an illusion of a more curvy body, and the length was just perfect enough to still help maintain my tall figure.

A combination of red and black color was the perfect mix.

Date night Ideas
The perfect Date night Dress with the perfect pattern

Tip 4: PLEASE SMELL GOOD

As you put thought into choosing the right outfits, do not forget to brush your teeth and use a nice deodorant. It must not be an expensive perfume.

You don’t want your date or even yourself feeling uncomfortable.                                           Say no to bad breath and body odor.

Tip 5: BE CONFIDENT

First of all being confident isn’t restricted to dates only.

You should be confident in yourself every single day knowing you have been created in Gods image and likeness.

Love yourself. Do not try to be fake let people or whoever see and know the real you.

CONFIDENCE IS SEXY…

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Confidence is sexy

Tip 6: CHOOSING THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES IS IMPORTANT.

I think I talk about accessories a lot in my fashion related blogs.

I am not so much into accessories but whenever I have one on I try to keep it simple and classy.

Be careful when choosing your accessories, I would advice people to go for simple cute earrings and necklaces.

Don’t forget your tiny bags they come in very handy especially when you need a place to keep your lip-gloss and powder.

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keeping it simple with the accessories

I hope this Tips were helpful

Be sure to leave your comments and suggestions….

Have a great weak ahead

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FASTER THAN GOD OR WHAT? MUST READ

Run faster, move faster…. everyone is in a rush to get somewhere but what happens when our attempt to be fast takes us out of God’s plan for us?

Earlier this week I was speaking with my dad and he said something which left me thinking the whole day. A quick shout out to all the dads out there who keep encouraging their kids and making sure they are on the right path we appreciate you all.

Back to the topic…

My dad was eavesdropping on my conversation with my mum and after listening to my complaints he lovingly said…..

You cannot run faster than God. Each time I have conversations with my dad I end up thinking deep and having a conversation with myself, this time wasn’t an exception.

  1. Am I trying to play God without even realizing it?
  2. Am I running faster than God?
  3. What do I do now? how do I fix this?

Question 1: yes I was, and so does most of us.

But how do I play God someone might ask? good question… Have you ever asked someone to help you do something you are very good at, but due to some reasons you cant do it by yourself?  this person lovingly offers to help and does a terrific job but somehow you are not pleased because you feel you are a G at that particular thing and no one can do it perfectly….. We do the same with God, we run to him and ask him for help talking about those that ask him for help because some people don’t they feel they don’t need God. so you run to God and cry to Him He reassures you and lets you know He has everything covered and in Control, Guess what you do? you start running things on your own terms you even give God your terms and conditions. This is not you trying to ask a friend to help you out on something you are good at but cannot accomplish at that moment, This is God we are talking about and you can never be smarter than Him. How foolish of us to think we can help ourselves….

Stop trying to play God…. God’s foolishness  will always be wiser than the wisdom of man He is called the all knowing and wise God for a reason.

Question 2: I am sure most of us have heard this saying and I quote YOU CAN NEVER BE FASTER THAN YOUR SHADOW… I am not comparing God to a shadow because He is too great to be compared with that, it is just an illustration. You see how your shadow is always ahead of you? that is nothing compared to how God is ahead of us. We see the now God sees the future and before you got to the point where you are at the moment God saw it way ahead of time .

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Lead me on God and I will run after you

Stop trying to move to another point in your life when God is saying hold on my daughter/son your journey here is not yet done you still have some growing up to do, you still have people you need to meet, you still have some relationships to let go of, you are still lagging behind in your commitment, you still have some habits to break….. you cannot go on  to the next phase with the same baggage you have in this phase. Let God take the lead and you just run after Him.

Question 3: One of my best prayers to pray is God help me I need you to strengthen me and while you strengthen me help me and teach me to trust you. you cannot walk with God relying on the strength from yesterday because everyday comes with different responsibilities. God loves a sincere heart and he is always ready to hear you and come to your aid.

Be sure to leave your comments and suggestions I would love to hear from you.

Have an amazing day ahead

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GROWING UP …LESSONS LEARNT

Growing up is not easy and is definitely a decision one has to make…

On todays blog I would be sharing some things I have learnt in the past  but which have become even real to me since I graduated medical school. This is not to put fear into anyone but to prepare you for what is ahead.

From the topic you can tell I am about to talk about growing up A.K.A adulting. I would be very honest with you guys, life became real to me getting towards the end of medical school and it became even more real after medical school. All of a sudden I had this urge to want to fend for myself I did not want to be that daughter who was still asking for money from her parents, I wanted to be more responsible for myself.

I had never had a job or worked before in my twenty something years of existence, how would taking care of myself be possible if I did not even know how to craft a Resume talk more of seeking for a job?…. At some point I gave up on the idea I couldn’t bear the thought of going through all of this stress, growing up/adulting wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

Why did I have to wait this long? too many reasons which I really do not want to go into so I do not bore you guys, Here are a list of things I have learnt in this new phase of my life and my little advice to you reading this post.

 

1) GROWING UP IS NOT EASY BUT IT IS  WORTH IT:

Please do not let anyone trick you into thinking as you get older things will get easier that is a big lie…. if you have been blessed enough to not have to work for anything, well good for you but don’t forget there is work to be done on yourself as an individual. Money cannot buy you character, resilience, happiness E.T.C

Growing Up
work on Yourself

2) PREPARE YOURSELF:

 Like I said earlier, growing up isn’t easy so now that you know, the next thing to do is to prepare yourself.

Get your mind ready. I knew where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do after graduation.

I had planned all this two years prior but It did not stop me from being  stressed.

you can imagine if there was no plan at all that would have been double stress.

Knowing the goal ahead of me pushes me to be more resilient everyday.

whether you are in or out of school, have a goal and prepare yourself.

Growing up
Preparation meets opportunity = Success

3) GET READY TO MOVE OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE:

If you are not willing to leave your comfort zone then growing up is not for you.

I remember as a kid, each time I fell ill my dad would always say

it is because I am growing up so my body is trying to adjust to the Growth.

Once we are used to a particular lifestyle, transitioning isn’t easy it would take a lot of discipline to make adjustments.

leaving our comfort zone can mean a whole lot of things.

It could mean having to sleep less and waking up early,

Cutting off some people out of our life,

praying more,

Being more accountable to God and to ourselves,

writing this blog late at night because that is the only time I have. It will not be easy but it will be worth it.

Growing Up
No more Comfort Zones

4) YOU MIGHT WANT TO QUIT: like I stated earlier, I thought about quitting but thank God for wise counsel the amazing people I have in my life and constantly reminding myself about what is ahead of me. Behind every success story there is another story that most people do not know about. Hang in there.

 

5) YOU WILL HEAR A LOT OF NO’S: People will turn you down but it is ok . I believe the naysayers give room for the right opportunities to come. Never you feel you are not capable enough or good enough BECAUSE YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.

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Do not let the disappointments stop you

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Jesus has you Covered

WHEN WORDS FAIL YOU!!!

Life can seem really overwhelming at times and no amount of words can do justice to how we feel, what do you do at that moment?

It is a new week and in todays blog I just want to encourage someone, which is always my intention whenever I pick up my laptop or iPad to write. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you find it difficult to understand yourself? I mean you know something is going on within or even around you but you just cant seem to find the right words to describe the situation you are in.

words fail you, nothing feels right, you feel stuck, everything suddenly becomes irritating…..

I am not a super human, I also have this kind of days and all I wish for most of the times is for that feeling to just go away. One of my favorite scriptures to Read is psalms 139, this scripture just paints the picture of a man who just like me has days and moments when nothing makes sense, life seems so complicated and nothing feels right but he knows there is a supernatural force (God ) who knows him more than he knows himself.

This scripture reminds me of the kind of lover God is.

God is a lover who is so intentional about the one he loves, in those moments when I don’t understand myself He understands me that is something you can not get from any human not even your shrink. People can only suggest things to you which they feel will make you feel better but God knows exactly where it hurts.

Jesus has you Covered
When words fail the love of Jesus abounds forever

I pray the Holy spirit Ministers to your heart as you read this scripture and carry on with the rest of your week. Stay tuned for Wednesdays post as I would be explaining more on this chapter.

PSALMS 139:1-17 (TLB VERSION )

1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit or stand. When far away you know my every thought.

3 You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am.

4 You know what I am going to say before I even say it.

5 You both precede and follow me and place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 This is too glorious, too wonderful to believe!

7 I can never be lost to your Spirit! I can never get away from my God!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there.

9 If I ride the morning winds to the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me, your strength will support me.

11 If I try to hide in the darkness, the night becomes light around me.

12 For even darkness cannot hide from God; to you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are both alike to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb.

14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it.

15 You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion!

16 You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!

17-18 How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.[a] And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me.

You are not alone….

Have a blessed week ahead

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