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Friday, March 21, 2008

Best Friday!

So I woke up this morning and almost missed an opportunity to celebrate my identity! I wonder what meaning Easter has for people. For some people its Easter eggs and all the crap that America has made it to be. How can the significance of this day be reduced to such a thing? I missed service at my church which was at 11am but I made it to Grand Rapids First and it was pretty awesome. As I was sitting there listening to the pastor, it hit me all of a sudden that my identity as a believer is stemmed from this single act of kindness by someone who first loved me enough to go on the cross for me! Ah...what an amazing act! I've been thinking of this song most of the day even though up till today I still don't know all the lyrics. Thank goodness for search engines huh?...hehehe

Words and music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song;This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.What heights of love, what depths of peace,When fears are stilled, when strivings cease.My comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless Babe!This gift of love and righteousness, scorned by the ones He came to save.‘Til on the cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied.For ev’ry sin on Him was laid; here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay, light of the world by darkness slain;Then, bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave He rose again!And as He stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;For I am His and He is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the pow’r of Christ in me;From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand;‘Til He returns or calls me home, here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand!

I love the Best Friday!!!....

I can't help but wonder at the depth of love I feel when I ponder over these words! Thank you Jesus!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I probably would get a lot of people mad at me after reading this...or not if they really look deep down in their heart and realize the truth about life and friendships. So I was in the shower yesterday(yes the shower!) and had this epiphany!...Well not exactly; I was just thinking as usual about stuff that happen during the day. At this particular instance, I was reminisching over my life and especially about the friends I've lost and the ones I've kept intentionally over the year. I guess I was thinking about the grace of God and how I have not been able to extend the same kind of grace to the friends who have hurt me in one way or the other over the past few years. Its one of the things that I do think about a lot. If you're wondering who's all that picture, that's me and my 3 sisters, Eunice, Joana and Evelyn!

A few years back, some friends of mine spread some rumors which I believed put my honor in question. That's an entry for another day. Who really thinks about honor these days? Anyways, so all te friends in question got on the phone and ganged up against the supposed instigator. I must say we acted like a bunch of grade schoolers and up till today, I wish it had not happened even though it straightened some things out. This brings me back to the whole friendship thing. Friendship is a very important aspect of everyones life. For me, even having a single friend who is true and faithful is better than having a ton of friends who only pretend to have your best interest at heart. From all the friendships I've experienced over the years, the ones who have made my life richer, are the ones who didn't speak maliciously about other people or make other people believe they were better than you. The ones who enriched my life are the ones who gave their best to me without expecting anything in return.

So really, what does it benefit some people when they insinuate and hint at untrue things about other people? I'm no exception; I've said things or thought things about certain people without even really knowing them and it really makes me sad to realize this. There's people that I have also cut off for good in my life because of little things but I'm working on not coming off us the perfect one all the time. It is difficult to deal with people because no matter what, you will always be let down because no one is perfect.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Beautiful Day...

Its so lovley outside! I went out to lunch with ma Calvin girls. It was pretty good times. Anyways, I've spent more time at Calvin this week than I have in years!...I guess I kind of missed being back there. Anyways, so we got to talking about relationships with people outside your own race. I guess it is the much easier alternative you know. It takes a lot of work to keep a relationship with people from different backgrounds. I'm not speaking from experience but from what other people have told me so I do stand to be corrected. I remember telling T that if I hadn't married him, I probably would have married a caucasian or any other race. I think I always say that but maybe when it came to actually working on it, it probably would have presented a lot of challenge. Its really amazing how I never really thought about issues like this until I started college in a far away place. I guess when you walk around a place where most people are outwardly like you, yout tend not to really consider it. Now I am acutely aware of people and being careful not to offend anyone. Sometimes it gets a little uncomfortable for me when people try so hard to be careful around me. It reminds me that I am so different from all these faces around.

My biggest thing I guess was being the only black(in my case milk chocolate with a touch of caramel) face in class. Sometimes when they would talk about issues affecting African Americans, I would get these stares or looks like I am representing all African Americans when I am not even American in the first place. In my opinion, racism will never be eliminated. Racial tolerance is what we should strive for. I know some people think they are not racist or prejudiced but we all are. Anyone can go ahead and chew me out for that but think about it...we pass little comments and think negative thoughts about some people every now and then which we will not necessarily voice out in the midst of them. Anyways, it is my opinion right?...I still got lots of questions! Peace in the Middle East!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I am still very buffled by the world around me. People are very interesting and very strange. I usually pay close attention to the kind of interaction that goes on in between people and it always amazes me. I usually wonder if people are being truthful, fake, mean, nice or just real! Anyways, I have to call home. Oh...I'm thinking of doing lunch with some of the Calvin girls tomorrow. We'll see if that happens.

I am trying to embed some music and its driving me nuts. Anyways, I'll try it again later. Uhm...Oh I am going to be volunteering for Planned Parenthood! I do understand that some people think they are the abortion group but before anyone chews me out for selling my soul to the devil group, here me out. They are Pro Choice which means they have to present people with all the choices that are available including the pros and cons of every decision they decide to go with. Its more like helping people to make informed decisions. I know some people may beg to differ but really, this is what I believe they are about. I'm really looking forward to learning from people! I gotta go now. The hubby is in and we need to enjoy each other!...

Before I forget, I had a haircut! Yep I cut my long tresses and opted for a short crop.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just a little ecstatic?

So I was home(Ghana, West-Africa) for 5 months straight and I loved it!. I loved even the boring days and times. It was a million times better than being back in the States and being bored. There's so much love and so much fun I wish I could stay forever! Well, I have been asking myself that a lot lately. Why did I up and leave my home country to come to the great US of A? Well, I followed my heart to get here but in the pursuit of a better life, I eventually would have left to go somewhere. It probably would have been the UK if Thomas had not gone to Calvin College. So I am still in the process of asking myself why? The thing is, I do know that the main reason was to pursue my dreams, create a better life for myself and my family. But really, what is a better life? Is it working a lot and using all that money to pay bills?...maybe?...Anyways, hopefully as I am embarking on this journey of whats, whys, what ifs, hows and what do you knows, maybe I might find a few answers. Till I put my keyboard to work again, so long!