::The Myrabev Life::

::The Myrabev Life::: July 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

{Book Review} Children's Adventures by Tali Carmi

Terry Treetop is a young boy who goes camping with his family, his so excited that he brought his binoculars with him so he can see the beautiful blue sea and the beautiful big and tall trees. Terry was looking through his binocular when he saw something on the ground that caught his eye. He walked to it and found it was an egg, he didn’t know who it belonged to so he went on a little adventure to search for the owner of the egg. He met Sandy the turtle, Ally the alligator, Fergi the frog and Betty the Hen. He asked them all if they have lost an egg and they all said no; Sandy hides hers in the hole near the water, ally hides in special place and carry’s the little gators into the water using her mouth, Fergi hides them under water and Betty sits on hers to keep warm. Terry was sad that he didn’t find the owner of the egg but then he looked up used is binoculars and saw up in the tree and wondered if the that’s where the egg fell from, he so excited he took the egg back and waited for the owner but they owner didn’t come he almost fell asleep when he heard a little twit and the egg had hatched, he was glad and asked the egg to tweet again so the mother could hear. The little bird twit and the mother came flying back, the mother was so happy that he lost egg had been found safe and had hatched.

This book is super cute and I loved how the author named the different animals and explained how each stores there eggs. The pictures helped make the explaining easier and fun for the kids, I would recommend this book to all my friends with kids. This book teaches the child about different animals and how did they live, it was an enjoyable little book to read. If you read my previous review of Tali’s book “where is my home” you will notice that the little boy in that book is also called Terry and the description of the boy is the same, I pointed this out because I think it’s important if you have a series like the one Tali has to continue with the same child and show the children the different adventures that Terry does.
Abigail is a young girl staying with her grandparents for Christmas because her parents are away on a business trip. Whilst with her grandparents she stumbles upon a beautiful colorful bike and a book which says the bike is magical and all you have to say is “Take me there, let me see, show me where I want to be”. Just like all little curious children Abigail said the words and found herself flying over the amazon jungle, she was so happy and excited. On her adventures she met a Toucan, baby jaguar, monkeys and an Indian boy called Nuka, Nuka invited Abigail to his village and they went on her magic bike. Abigail then went back home after playing with Nuka, and when her grandparents asked where she was she told them but her grandmother didn’t believe her. Her scientist granddad did because he was an inventor and he just winked at Abigail and she was happy.

This is a really beautiful book, I like how the author takes the reader on an adventure and I think for kids it opens up there imagination and teaches them about making friends. I like the use of colour and the pictures, it helps the child (or reader) follow the story and see what Abigail sees.

I love the fact the books do not take longer than 5-6 minutes to read, there are interactive and colorful and makes the children curious and want to be adventurous. If you loved these books please check them out on amazon HERE and HERE.

About the Author
Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert. She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten. After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children. Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses. She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program. Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.
Disclaimer: I received these books in exchange for an honest review, regardless I only share with my readers what I believe to be useful and something I use myself. 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Review - Where is my home

Hi there and welcome to my review of a children's book written by Tali Carmi. I don't know about you but I have always enjoyed reading, it's one of those things that I cherish. I have such fond memories of my granddad reading me books when I was a kid and that developed into a passion of mine. I always tell people who know me that of the skills, passion and talents that my mother has I have inherited the love of reading books among other things. Though I still read quite a bit most of the books I read now at my age are more romance than children's books but don't  judge (yes you) because  I enjoy reading children's books in fact I read tinkle bell again and I watched "Frozen" and "How to train a dragon".

Book description:

There is no place like home!
Terry Treetop books: Adventure & Education series for ages 2-6 (Animal Habitats & Environment children's books collection)
This fun children's picture book is about a boy with red hair and freckles named Terry, yet everybody calls him Terry Treetop because he loves climbing trees.
Terry is chasing a beautiful butterfly and wants to go back home.
But where is Terry's home?
And how can he find his way home?
Does the rabbit in the borrow know?
Does the beaver in the lodge know?
Maybe the fawn's mother knows?
Or can Susanne the squirrel help him?


I really enjoyed reading this children's books so much that I shared with my colleagues who have kids and I am planning on reading it to my nephew. My goddaughter enjoyed the use of all the colours and the animals and the happy ending when Terry found his way home. The books is short and sweet and takes about 5 minutes to read, this is good especially since most kids have a really short attention span. The story leads you on a little journey from a child daydreaming to meeting different animals who all try to help by sharing their home with Terry but none of them are able to accommodate him because his to big (since his human and they are animals). The author really took the time to explain why Terry couldn't fit and made it easy for the children to understand what's going on. I was very much happy with the ending (not only because I am a sucker for happy ending) but it's just a really nice way to end the story for children. The important messages in this book I think include:

* There is no place like home
* We can make friends in places we least expect
* And Home is Home 

**You can get a copy of "where is my home" on Amazon HERE**

About the Author

Tali Carmi spent her childhood in a small town in the desert. She memorized and knew by heart many books that her parents read to her when she was very little. She played with words and rhymes and wrote her first book of songs at the age of ten. After many years of turning to other hobbies and maintaining a successful career, she now writes again for young children. Tali is the CEO and founder of a software company and a business coach focused on the fast growth and success of small businesses. She holds a B.Sc. in Food Science and M.Sc.in Biotechnology, and she is a graduate of a Team Management and Leadership program. Tali Carmi is happily married and a mom of three children.

I hope you enjoyed my review and hope you check out this little book. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Book Review - Deep South {Book 1} ~ In too Deep

Hi there! Today I wanted to start this exciting post by saying thank you to all my lovely blogger friends and readers. I am overwhelmed by all the support, I really appreciate it so thank you all.

Ladies: Think Tall, six-pack, sexy as hell smoking hot body and gorgeous blonde hair and throw on some to die for blue eyes. That's how you should picture the main male lead character West in this story and ladies (sorry guys) he will light your fire.

Gentlemen: Think tall, sexy, hard-working, smoking hot petite body with curves in the right places and throw in all your dreams. This is how you should people the female lead Piper.

This books covers: Family, love, death, letting go, acceptance. 

Author's Description

To save her brother from financial ruin, police diver Piper Harland does the one thing she swore she’d never do—return to the tiny island hometown on Stewart Island where Ryan “West” Westlake crushed her heart. West lost Piper once, but now she’s back for an unexpected six week visit. Maybe he wants her a little bit, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk?


From the first page to the last page I was captivated, most people know I love a good romance and this book delivered more than I bargained for. The storyline takes you on a journey of two love birds who won't admit to anyone there true feelings whilst growing more and more in love without realising it. I love the fact that the author took the time to explain the lead character's background, gave each lead their own point of view. I also love the fact that you can relate to this story making it more believable and more convincing and as mentioned capturing ones heart. As I have always said I love being able to relate to the characters because when I am reading a good book I immerse myself into the book and I become the main character.

This book is well written, great use of grammar, just enough romance though in some areas I would PG it (nothing spunky just lovely in my opinion). I would recommend this book to anyone above 16+, I read this book in 3 sittings only because I did not want it to end. According to my kindle reader, it will take approximately 7+ hours to read the book but I can read it in less than that but didn't as since it was first time I wanted to absorb every word.

About the Author

I live in the Coolest Little Capital in the World (a.k.a Wellington, New Zealand) where I've yet to be buried under my to-be-read book pile by our infamous wind—my Kindle's a lifesaver! Married to a wonderfully supportive IT guy (who doesn't mind cooking dinner while his wife mutters to herself and hammers away at the keyboard), we have two teens who would love to be surgically linked to their electronic devices.
Find me dodging my muse while chatting on Twitter, Facebook, PinterestGoogle+, and Goodreads. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Week 34: Personal Confession ~ Time out

I woke up one morning and made the decision to take a break from blogging! This is not an easy decision but it's one that I have made with a lot of thought. So much is happening and I fear if I do not slow down I might drown in my own self-made stressful life.

I love blogging but as a confessed self-motivated person it becomes hard when you can't find motivation to even write a post later on finish it. As most of you know I run two blogs and both are booming at the same time and I am very grateful, so many opportunities have come my way that I did not think possible. I have over 12 drafts sitting in my folders waiting to be made into a "something" post but I can't seem to find the right words to fit into the post and make some sense of it all.

When I was growing up in zambia I had never heard of the word stress and I did not even know or comprehend what it meant but stepping onto my now adopted home I learnt the word pretty quickly. If you went to my country and asked people what it meant to be stressed they probably say you are just lazy and I feel like that right now. This so called "stress" is what we term being lazy where am from  and  do not get your knickers twisted I am not saying people who are "stressed" are not actually stressed but we all view things differently.

I have come to realise and appreciate that whatever life you lead, stress does find it's own way into it but it's how you handle it that determines the outcome. I have chosen to take a hike for a couple days and recharge my batteries. I would love to go to the beach or even fishing just to get my mojo back but I gat a 9-5 job that demands my attention and I have decided to give it that attention whilst I switch off on here.

I would very much love to give advice to my fellow bloggers and readers about how to deal with stress or when you're running short in the motivation department but I will not because I need to deal with it first before I can share how I deal with it. I do know what works for me and what doesn't, but now is not yet the time to share! when I have not yet had to use it for a while as you know things change.

Before I embark on my short break, I would like to thank my fellow bloggers and especially my readers and thanks for the support it's greatly appreciated. I am sure you know it's not easy for me to write this post and admit to my personal flaw at this particular time but I appreciate your patience and time.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday MK Wishlist {+ New Follow4Follow Linky}

Hi there, welcome to wordless Wednesday today I will not be saying much but let the pictures below do the talking.
 I have started a new linky for people to link up there social media accounts so we can all follow one another and help each other grow in the blog community. link up as many accounts as you want all I ask is you follow me and as many others in the linky as you want as I will be Following/Retweeting/Pinning all that's linked up and what's requested.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Week 32: Personal Confessions ~ Think how you would eat an elephant

Do you ever wonder why most people fail at so many things or even quit a couple days/weeks/months after they start something new? Well it's because they want to eat the whole elephant at once. What do I mean by eating an elephant all at once? How can this be of any help to you or me who has gone through so many failures in life?

I read once in Cosmo that many a people  like to think because they have started something they will inevitably become experts at it and that's were most fail. When learning something new always think you will reach at least average just like a beginner mountain climber doesn't start thinking about reaching the peak of mount Everest until after they have 1.) climbed the first mountain 2.) climbed a few more after that and got some experience and 3.) start to work there way up until they reach the tip of Everest. 

Do not be in a hurry to be the expert in whatever field, take your time to learn the basics and master the confusion in your own head first. 
I have always wanted to learn how to speak a new language but I got over myself and started thinking about that time when I will be perfect at the language how many chats I will have in that vernacular. My approach should have been:
1: Learn and listen how to say the basic words that; firstly can get me past customs and can help me with everyday dealings like saying hi! How are you? Thank you! Please! You're welcome and the classical British "lovely weather today". 
2. Practice, practice and practice; you can never gone wrong practising something over and over again until you get it. As adults learning is not always easy for most and it's very challenging to remember what was taught. My mum has gonna back to uni as part of her job and she told us she attended a class and once the lecturer had finished after 2 hrs her and her colleagues were asking what they just leant because somehow the brain didn't register anything which they could retrieve there and then. A couple days later they went back had a follow on class and they remembered a bit from previous class! They re-read the first class and second class lectures over and over again until something stuck. So you can see practising doesn't always make perfect but helps prepare. 

I was once told that if you want to learn a new language try watching tv in that language without subtitles. I tried it and it was more frustrating if I am honest but after I had done some research in the language I wanted to learn, I went back and watched the program without subtitles and it did make a difference. I can now just about understand the basics of the language though I am not an expert. 

How can you apply this in your life? How should you eat this elephant?
1. Cut into pieces - when learning something new or tackling something new break it down into small pieces (the basic components)
2. Understand each component and how it fits into the overall picture.
3. Piece the little components until you form a picture 
4. Step back and think outside the box and see how this can be applied in other areas.

And that is how in my opinion you eat an elephant. What are your thought!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Week 32: Personal Confessions ~ Debt is no small matter part 2

So after the success of debt is no small matter part 1 I decided to update you all on my progress and plans so far. In hopes of being debt free by Christmas (new target) I decided to cancel some of the subscriptions that I have and also I have decided to rent a flat instead of renting a room in a house. I know the renting a flat on my own doesn't sound like debt solution but actually for me it is. I am not 100% comfortable destroying someone else's chicken with my African food which can take forever to cook and that can really clog up the gas bill and I don't want to increase someone else's gas bill. Renting my own place will allow me to cook more than eat out or order take away. I love eating out and ordering take care and being a social creature I eat a lot out than in so i want to move my social ness to cooking good healthy foods and inviting friends over to my place. I am no Jamie Oliver but I can roast up a few things to sate even the faint hearted.

So back to some cancellations of subscriptions. I have decided to cancel or change up the subscription type I have. 

1. Credit expert (£14.99p/m) - back in the day when I was building up my profile and racking up debt I found this site really useful in finding deals which were good for me but now it's been two months and the damn thing has not worked every single time I log on it says error and when I call (not cheap line) they say the same thing. I am done and since companies these days do their own credit checks on potential customers I think I can live without this subscription.
2. Audible.com(£12p/m) - I got introduced to audible by brutnull and gabeflowers. I decided to try it out and one long trip to Cambridge I got hooked and before I knew it I signed up. It's only <£12 but still when saving money every little helps so instead of £12 a month I have changed it up to £10 for a year which works out best for me and if it don't I will cancel.
3. Wantable.com ($50p/m)- y'all know I love my Wantable accessories sub box but I can not justify this expense anymore so July accessories are my last. 
4. Justfab (£35p/m) - I love this site I have some amazingly good shoes and bags but again I can not justify this expense so it's gat to go.
5. Glossybox (£13.25p/m) - I really loved the last two boxes but I can not justify or even keep two beauty sub boxes. Since 3/4 of the items I got I did not love highly I have included them in my giveaway hoping someone will love them more than me.
By cancelling or changing up my subscription I am saving me £100 more or less and I think I can make better use of this money than these mostly unnecessary items I have been getting. I could use that £100 for my monthly train ticket or an entire month's worth of food shopping plus leftovers. 

These are some of the ways I am trying to clear my debt and save up for the future. What are your plans?

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Your weight-loss Plan Link Party ~ #2

This is journey has been long overdue, I keep starting and stopping I just have no more motivation and as a self-proclaimed motivator I am lacking in that department. So much has happened and so much is going on that weight seems to one week be falling off like old clothes and the next is holding on tighter than a leech. I do not know where to to begin as I seem to be taking 5 steps forward and 15 back and that's really demotivating. So what am I going to do about it? Am I going to see here and feel sorry for myself? That's negatory staff Sargent, I am getting off my ass and doing some exercise and I don't care how "some" so long as I get in any useful exercise I am happy.

So here is the goal and the plan to help me reach that goal!

Goal --> Go back to size 10 (flat with no extras)


  • Healthy eating --> This is easier said than done but I have a solution. I rent a room in a family house and I do not feel comfortable cooking and I only eat cooked meals when I see my parents over the weekend so instead I buy ready meals which I microwave at work (I don't eat at night). So I have now started buying "Healthier" meals from M&S and getting more vegan options than non-vegan (BTW I am not vegetarian). I have also decided to get my own place so I can get back to cooking and baking, I felt great over my weekend birthday baking a cake after a 2 year hiatus.
  • Exercise --> I like the idea of exercise from the comfort of my own place in this case my room but it is too small and I am limited to the exercises I do. But with prospect of a new place I can do more exercises without fearing I will make too much noise if I try to jump.
  • Drinking water --> To many people this is so easy to me this is so hard, I just find it so hard to drink water. The water I drink is either flavoured or in some sort of juice or tea never just plain water as the taste brings back memories of when I had malaria and had to drink quinine with nothing but water and the taste is just revolting makes me shiver even now.
  • Resting --> This again to some may sound weird but when you got insomnia its not that far fetched, when I finish work (9-5) I get to my place respond to person e-mails|blog|watch TV| then by 9:30/10pm I switch off everything and it's time for bed. Most times I sleep fine from 10pm till 5am but other time 3 hours is enough for my body but not for me. I want to stay in bed a little longer which I do but with eyes wide open. Most times I am up by 3am do all the recommended to go to sleep and nothing happens so I blog until I fall asleep but thats usually 5 minutes before my alarm which I hear quite clearly so I just get up shower and go to work. Spend my 8hours and back like a zombie sleep another 3 hours and again the cycle begins. Now I am used to it and make use of that time, reading, blogging and now exercising. 
This is my plan for losing weight and reaching my goal, link up below and share your plan. Share as many posts as you want

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

{Off-saturday}: I About town

Lately I have had the pleasure of making new friends and eating out in Oxford, where there are so many restaurants, cafés etc to rival the good parts of London. Two Thursday ago now I went for an evening meal with my new friend will call her M who I talked about in this POST. Me and M decided after being so indecisive and Jamie Oliver's Oxford restaurant being crammed we settled so a lovely restaurant across the street from Jamie Oliver's one called "Cleavers".

//Rack of Ribs and //Hot wings

//Sweet potatoes fries...//slim fries

//Sweet Wine 

Yesterday {Friday} I met up with the lovely and beautiful Jemma of Celery and Cupcakes we opted for some Chinese food and settled for a restaurant called "Sojo"

Plain rice
//Dim Sum:://Sea Bass
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

{100th Post} Degusta June Box - Review

This is my 100th post on MC and I am so excited about it, bloggers know it's not easy coming up with material that you like and believe will engage your readers. To celebrate this 100th post, I wanted to share with you this amazing "food" sub box! Yea you heard "food" sub box called Degustabox.

"Degusta means ~ tasting in Spanish"

On one unfaithful day I was scrolling through the bloglovin land when I stumbled upon a post talking about "Degusta box" and I was intrigued so I checked it out and I am now wondering why I didn't know about this box earlier? OMG I am so happy with this box like you wouldn't believe, so lets get down some some info you want them I will share the Items I received in my first ever box.

Since I have not heard of another food subscription box I have nothing to compare to in terms of subscription T&C's. But as with most sub boxes they offer; Amount, Frequency and expectedness and Degustabox is not different but is better in my opinion.

  • Amount and Frequency ~ £12.99 delivery included, monthly box and payment is taken on the 10th of every month
  • Expectedness ~ Expect the box on or after the 25th of each month (mine arrived exactly on 25th with text message alerting the day before and on the day plus a link to check the driver's progress).
  • Review ~ Once you tried and tasted the items you can go back onto the website and review the items you got. They also share on their website what items are in that month's box and we mostly get the same but there are a few items that are different for each box.

Items I received - click here to see more about the items HERE.

  • Elizabeth Shaw ~ Milk Chocolate Amaretto flutes: In my honest opinion I do not like the after taste of amaretto, y'all know I love chocolate too much especially milk chocolate but don't mess with it just leave as is and let me consume it.
  • Urban Fruit ~ Pineapple: ok so what had happened is that I got my box delivered at work and whilst in a long boring T/C I decided to open the box and see what I got and to my surprise these little beauties were in there. At first thought was not gonna like them because they looked like haribos (I am not a fun) but I was wrong like so wrong the pineapple OMG was so good I cried (shed a tear) when they finished. They were consumed in under 30 seconds and I could not believe how deliciously good they are. These I am hunting for every trip to the shops.
  • Be Fast Breakfast ~ Banana/Vanilla: The day after I got my box I decided to give the be fast a goal, I was not entirely convinced as I only eat breakfast at work. When I drunk the vanilla I thought ok I like milk shakes no biggie, got into work had a meeting (totally forgot breakfast) and 3 hours into work I felt hungry that's when I realised I had not eaten apart from drinking the be fast so for me his product gets a thumbs up as it kept me going without me even realising it. The Banana was really good I held it back till yesterday morning as I had an early meeting so needed to have something that if asked a question I could still answer not wait till I chewed and also will keep me nourished till I ate my new favourite cereal.
  • Bear Alphabites ~ Cereal: ok firstly I don't care how old you are but getting cereal shaped in all the letters of the alphabet is seriously cool I mean who wouldn't love that you can even spell your name with cereal put on the side whilst you consume the cereal in your bowl and once you done later on you start munching on the cereal as snacks. What I love about this cereal is its has no added sugar and no "nonsense stuff" in it. Having this item makes this box even more family friendly (excluding my next two items which are so adult friendly).

  • Lambrini ~ Strawberry: I feel like the Degusta team knew my love for strawberry (Vanilla too)! so this adult friendly item will be opened in a few weeks when I will be attending a farewell get-together for my friend leaving for Korea. I do love Lambrini even before I got it in this box but I do not believe I have tried this flavour before as I am stuck on the original one.
  • Estrella Damm ~ Beer: ok though I drunk this bear (I am not a regular beer drinker) on a Thursday and twitted Degusta about it they told me to think of it as a Thursday treat and I am not denying it. I did enjoy this beer but I like to let my beer stay overnight just to see what the taste is like after and I am sorry I didn't like the day after taste so I will still and encourage people who drink beer to drink this one on the same day.
  • Veetee ~ Basmati & Wild Rice: I have always been a fan of Veetee rice, I got introduced to it when I was in first year of university and as a student anything that's usually already done was better than not and that's where my veetee love came in as they have so many flavours but I do not believe I have tried this one before. I am saving it for a rainy day so I have not yet cooked (Microwaved) yet.
  • Dr. OETKER ~ madagascan vanilla grinder: I am actually saving this one for my mummy to use on her cakes. I know she uses a lot of products from Dr. Oetker for her baking. I love the size of this item and I love vanilla so win/win situation right here.
Extra Item
  • Tyrrells Popcorns - Having visited the Degusta website I found this little beauty was part of the March Box but I got it as an extra treat for my box. The popcorns were delicious and they were consumer in 50 seconds immediately after the urban fruit treats at work.

What are my thoughts on this box?

  • Affordable and getting full sized products not mini samples is absolutely a big yes in my book.
  • Delivery is reliable and on time especially because the link once opened tells you the exact town your driver is in and also what number you are on his many deliveries I think this is super cool
  • The number of products you get for £12.99 is great
  • Degusta team are super friendly and they always (at least for me) RT'd every single twit I have sent out and include the companies I have talked about in the twit.
  • The quality of the products is great
  • Packaging of the items is superb ~ everything is in bubble wrap (a strong type) and it kept my lambrini intact.
  • I would recommend this box to my readers as this box gets 10/10 from me.

Have you ever heard of Degustabox? What you tried Degustabox before?

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Week 31: Personal Confessions ~ Faith without work is dead

Hi there and welcome to week #31 of personal confessions! Every other week or so I share with my readers my personal confessions and these range from what I am going through, been through or has happened or affected me in one way or another. If you missed my last confession click HERE, my last confession was about fear and how crippling I found it to be due to a bad past experience. This week I wanted to share something even more close to my heart and that's my faith.

Disclaimer:  In sharing this I do not claim to be an expert or wishing to impose or force anyone to conclude that my faith or church or background is better than anyone. Here I aim to share person experience from my point of view, this is by no means a post to offend but to enlighten.

Born in '87 to two amazing parents with great faith and coming from parents who were either preachers or where people to be thought of as "close to God" in all sense. Baptised same year of birth and being brought up to believe in Christ the lord our redeemer, to love thy neighbour as thy self and to love God above all else. Growing in neighbourhood of fellow believer though of different denominations but praying to the same God. From birth till 14 years of age, my parents interceded on my behalf and spoke for me to my lord and saviour. I would at 13 start to be taught to take on the responsibility of talking to God directly and asking him myself instead of my parents. I cherished (and still do) the teachings of the bible and looked forward to the day I will stand before the lord and;

"renounce Satan and all his works and ways and surrender myself to thee, o' trying God, father, son and the holy spirit in belief and earnest resolution until my end amen"

Before I took on the role to intercede for myself with the lord, I had to seek forgiveness from my parents for all the things I did wrong or offended them with whether knowingly or not. Though an emotional and though felt like hard decision it was one that I would not change or trade for the world. From start to finish of preparations, I was taught the 10 commandments and the 12 vows of the church, though I understood the words I probably did not grasp the full meaning until fast forward 13 years later.

After growing up in a country and deep down to the town of fellow believers and encouraging peers to a place, a town where faith is not as common as a daily enjoyable activity tests ones faith, tests ones promise to the lord. When I look back 12-13 years ago, if I missed a service or even a choir practice it was because I was so ill or was out of town and even then it was highly unlikely. Fasting forward back to today and I can count how many times this year I have been to the lord's house. I can feel the small light left in my soul flicking in the darkness that threatens to consume me.

Faith comes from doing the work, the work of the lord uncompromising and no excuses. I ask my fellow church/temple/mosque goes when was the last time you were in the Lord's house and felt his hand on your shoulder? When was the last time you felt the scripture was read specifically for you? Who do you run to when in need of the love that Christ showed on the cross of Calvary?

At the beginning of this year I promised my lord and saviour change was in sight, I would attend church or praise my lord at every opportunity and I can I have mostly done that but I feel for the light to grow even more than before I need to put in more work to propel my faith and let the hand of God guide me through this jungle called life. My life to me may not be easy at times but I have so many blessings that the hard times can not even compare or measure up. The blessings I received daily both visible and non-visible to my naked eyes I appreciate them, the air that I breath even just waking up and seeing another day is more than good enough as I know not many people can say that.

My words of wisdom for the day "don't compare your life to someone else, be happy with what you have even though not perfect its perfect for you and always look at the positive and never the negative"

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