All posts tagged: personal

Homesickness and rememory

This has been a most beautiful week. Easily one of the most beautiful weeks I’ve had in Dublin. I’ve made friends, whose company I truly enjoy; I’m getting a hang of my role at work, and I can find my way around this new city much easier than before. But it’s also been a most emotional week, the good emotions though. Joy, peace, gratitude, clarity of thought (is that an emotion?) Yesterday I went to see a movie with my friends at 10pm (don’t worry, my area is safe.) It wasn’t the wisest decision as we all had work the next day, but as one of my friends said, you only live once. Also tickets were only 8euros so it was a financially smart decision. On our way back, my friends and I (me and three guys) took pictures by the bridge, and generally made good cheer. I must have used the word “beautiful” at least a hundred times. The bridge was beautiful, as was the water, and the sky, and people, and life, and …

30 Day Writing Challenge

I’m changing the questions for my 30 day challenge, because I find these new questions more evocative. Also, I feel like I’ll share more/ learn more about myself with this new set of questions. I’m starting tomorrow with my challenge. Don’t get bored of me lol. I’ll try to keep the longest posts at 500 words.   Actually, I can start tonight. 1. Discuss your current relationship- I ain’t got one! Stay tuned for #2 tomorrow! Image from here.

What now?

Well, well, well! Friends, about my last post, ALA results are out! However, I won’t indulge your curiosity because this blog isn’t about my brother, and his school applications 🙂 This blog is about this often confused young girl (or woman, whaaa?) throwing herself into the strong muscular arms of a God that’s bigger than the biggest, and wiser than the wisest. This is me making sense of my thoughts, and hoping that as I share my journey, the Holy Spirit will inspire someone to lend me (or gain?) some wisdom. I write words I wish someone will speak to me in the different situations I face. So if you want to be creepy, you can call my number and read my blog posts aloud to me. I kid, I kid. That said, please remember that if there are things you want me to write about/ questions you have about stuff, I’m definitely open to writing about those! Anyway, here is today’s topic, which is a follow up from last time’s. Picture this: God has …

He’s still God in the bad times!

I heard this song for the first time two days ago at Daughters of Zion– our Christian fellowship group on campus. The song spoke volumes to my heart, and I’m sharing since I’m on this encouragement roll right now! See here and here. God On the Mountain (Lynda Randle) Life is easy, when you’re up on the mountain And you’ve got peace of mind, like you’ve never known. But things change, when you’re down in the valley. Don’t lose faith, for you’re never alone. For the God on the mountain, is the God in the valley. When things go wrong, He’ll make them right. And the God of the good times is still God in the bad times. The God of the day is still God in the night. We talk of faith way up on the mountain. Talk comes so easy when life’s at its best. Now down in the valleys, of trials and temptations That’s where your faith, is really put to the test. For the God on the mountain is the God in the …

6 Lessons from my 6 Year Old Sister

‘Do you know the one thing I admire most about you?’, he asked. He had the expression of someone about to spill a succulent secret. ‘You’re very childlike. Don’t ever lose that’. That was the one of the best compliment I ever got in recent times (Not like I’m ancient or anything). I would love to share why with you. It also has everything to do with the fact that I have the sassiest, most confident, and smartest 6 year old sister ever! Here are a few lessons I have learned from children, and especially from my sister:

Sit by me, hold my hand, and tell me it’s going to be Okay…

2:39am ‘Lord Jesus, sit by me, hold my hand, and tell me it’s going to be okay.’ She clears a section of her bed, invites Him to take a seat, and repeats the words: ‘Lord Jesus, sit by me, hold my hand, and tell me it’s going to be okay’. Mummy always says whenever something bothers you, take a chair, place it across from you, and invite the Lord to take a seat. Have a conversation with Him, and talk as though to your friend. Then wait for Him to respond. Listen to your heart, for He speaks in the still small voice. He will direct you, He will never forsake you, He will always answer you.

Three of the Ways I Am Creating My Dream Woman

Something changed within me when I turned 20. It was the dawning of a new decade- one that may very well witness several milestones in my life- graduation from college, my first full time job, marriage, and children. I thought long and hard about the woman I want to be ten years from now, and suffice to so say that I came up with a pretty impressive list (by my own standards)