Archive for April, 2013


If you are like me,then you are a sucker for To-Do-Lists.I make a list for everything.It really helps me organise my life especially when I have a lot of stuff to do.It helps me a great deal with balance.

But here is the downside.My list is always so overwhelming.So long.I have never ever ticked everything on my To-Do-List but I do it everytime.At other times,I try to stick to the list and I end up getting worked up that I feel like I don’t even get time and chance to breathe.

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There must be a problem.

Here it what I discovered :

My List is always unrealistic : I try to put everything on it even task I cannot accomplish within a day.

I do the easy ones first instead of the neccessary one first.

I beat myself up if I am not able to cancel everything on the list.

I don’t allocate time to the activities on the list.

I don’t reward myself when I cancel out stuff on my list.

I hope to work on this..

How do your manage your To-Do-List? How do you stick to your list and still get some time to breathe.Do Share your personal tips 🙂

Jesus Heals Today..

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I have been so blessed watching the Great Awakening Healing on GodTv.Thank God Todd Bentley who is spreading the healing power of Jesus.Blind eyes opening,deaf ears opening and cancers leaving the bodies of the sick just  at the mention of the Name-Jesus.

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And thanks to the GodTv channel broadcasting in live all the way from Tongaat,Durban in South Africa.

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Thousands of prayer request have been placed on the altar.God is going to answer them all..Including mine :)..if you know anybody who needs the healing power of Jesus,you can also request for a prayer cloth.

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The loud sound of thunder woke Maria up in the middle of the night.She hugged her teddy so tight for some comfort.It didn’t help she  was still very scared.The heavy rain hiting the roof,the very dark room,the silence in the big house.She was so gripped with fear that she could hardly move.

Maria had also been very Courageous.Her dad had even told her that she was too courageous for a seven year old.But on this rainy night,Maria didn’t feel so brave.She was frightened by everything going on outside.

‘If I can only walk to the switch and turn on the light.I just need some light in this room.’ She thought to herself.

The thought of walking to the switch alone scared her.Maybe covering her head with her blankie will help.It didn’t.How about closing her eyes so tight.It didn’t,the room was so dark.

Sometimes,we have some dark moments in our lives that frightens us.But like Maria,we need the courage to walk through the dark to get to the switch and turn the light on.

No matter how dark your room is right now..Turn on the light! Open your bible.Its has enough light for your disappiontment,your confusion and any situation you can ever been in.

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How Salty Are You?

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Marie’s mother was sick and her dad had told her not to disturb her mother.
‘Mum has to be in bed all day because she needs some rest.’ her father explained.
‘Will she be alright?’
‘Yes she will,sweetheart,she just needs some rest.’
Marie thought of something to do to cheer her sick mother up.She tried to make a ‘get well soon’ card for her mum but she couldnt find words to complete the sentence.’I love you like….’She thought so hard but she couldnt find anything to compare the love she had for her mother to .Candies,ice cream,fairy dresses and even her teddy,Bobbie.She felt like she could live without those things but she couldnt live without her mum.
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‘Maybe,I should make mum some soup.’ She thought.She was so proud of her soup and she couldn’t wait to serve mum but first she has to make sure it tastes perfect so she asked her dad to try it.
‘Hmmm,it taste great sweetheart but something is missing.’Dad tried to figure out
‘I know Dad,I put everything in it but the taste is not just right’
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‘I think I know what’s missing.’Her dad opened a drawer and pulled out a white substance in a small bottle.
‘Salt’ Marie said
‘Let see’ he added a pinch of salt and tasted it again.’taste it,I think its perfect’
‘Yes,dad its perfect.The salt did the trick.’
‘Yes,Salt changes the taste of everything.Just a little of it can make food taste so much better.
‘You are right Dad,I can’t imagine life without a little salt’ she smiled.
Marie run to get the card she had made for her mum and added SALT to her sentence.’Without salt, all foods will be tasteless’ she thought.
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She was so pleased and proud when her mum told her loved the soup and the card.

‘LET YOUR SPEECH ALWAYS BE GRACIOUS,SEASONED WITH SALT,THAT YOU MAY KNOW HOW YOU OUGHT TO ANSWER EVERY MAN’-Colosians 4:6

How salty is your speech? Is it tasteless like Marie’s soup?Do people enjoy the taste of your words or they have to throw up because your words are tasteless.(hurtful,discouraging or rude)

Challenge yourself to make a difference in people’s life with your words.

Celebrating Community Heroes

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National and international heroes are often celebrated but rarely do we hear and acknowledge community heroes.

In a small communtiy in Accra,Ghana,there is a man making a big difference in the lives of children in his community.

This is a story about a man,Mr Eddy Tacks who organises an after school programme in his home.His home has become a school for more than 20 children in his community.

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He helps the children who come from different schools in the community.Right after school,all these children go to his Eddy’s home to learn where they are helped with the school homework.

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Children from all ages are grouped into classes and given special attention.

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Mr Eddy Tacks is our community Angel for the month of April.We say Ayekoo to him and encourage him to continue to make an impact in the lives of the children in his community.
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This world cannot survive without the efforts of many heros like Mr Eddy Tacks.We certainly have to appreciate them.

Do you have a hero in your community you want us to celebrate? Share the story here 🙂

Once Upon A Time In Africa

The tradition of story telling in African is gradually fading away.Children don’t even have time to sit at the the feet of the old folks to listen to rich African stories.They would rather watch Hannah Montana,text or browse the internet.
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My 82 year old great grandmother loves to tell us stories,she has always loved it.When I was younger,I remember her gathering all of us in the evenings to tell us stories.She would pause in the middle of the story to sing.

Every one of her stories had a moral lesson.Some are really interesting and some are humourous.

Now,sister,as we call her is old.Sometimes,we pin her down to retell us stories but old age is catching up to her and she forgets some of them.What are great grand children for?? We are here to remind her 🙂

‘Nta ny3 loo Nka ta ny3’ this is what sister starts her stories with..It means ‘should I tell you or not’.Then we respond  ‘W) mli here bo n) ta w)’ meaning ‘we are listening to you,tell us’

I hope to publish all the stories that sister tells us soon.Its a legacy!.

How can we perserve our story tellling tradition?? Share your suggestions 🙂

I haven’t seen my mother in about 10 years and I am really looking forward to a big reunion soon 🙂

Technology makes communication very easy for me to connect with her.We are both on Skype,she is on facebook a lot,we both have whatapp and we have emailed each other a couple of times.

If you have been raised by an African parent,you will understand that respect in communicating with them is KEY!.You can’t talk to your parent anyhow.Before you open your mouth you have to think twice about your words,the tone and even the gestures you are going to use.

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You might just earn a nice slap or the worse can happen to you .If you say something like,’What is wrong with you,Dad?’..as we mostly hear children say to the parents in these western movies.

I recently had an experience while chatting with my mother on whatapp.She asked me a question and I just typed the answer.It was when she didn’t reply that I went back to the chat to examine a few things.

What I said was not impolite but when you are texting someone,because they don’t get the tone you are using your responses might even come across as rude.I later apologised to her and thankfully my mother is the forgiving type.

Here are some things you should never say to your AFRICAN parent.No matter where you grew up.
Even if your see the children in the Western movies do it…DON’T TRY IT AT HOME.

‘I hate you’.. (You will be sent packing before sun down)

‘How could you do this?’… (your neighbours will have to come and beg your dad not to give you a fifth slap)

‘You are so mean'(That is it..you will be disowned)

I watched Michael on GODTV recently sharing his amazing childhood experience.For him growing up was tough because he could not read and write.He wasn’t smart at school and that really affected his self image.Anythime,he tried to pronounce a simple word,he will see the word in seven different way rather than what it really it.He soon realised that he can use this for his advantage.He found Comedy.He says that unlike the average person he looks at one thing and sees all the seven different ways that he can be.-Seven possibilities

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Michaeljnr perfoms at youth rallies,church and prisons.He performs for different kinds of people.

He says ‘if I am in the club my materials have to be clean enough for the church,if I am in the pulpit it has to be funny enough to work in the club’

I totally love his joke on Jesus’ little brother..Watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRkaXQo6-9E

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On Easter Monday,I Joined the AME Zion Women on their visit to the Children’s Unit of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.It was definately an Amazing experience.It was sad to hear the stories of these mentally ill children.
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The parents of these children have dumped them at the hospital.I met a boy who went about hugging everyone.That was when I realised how much a hug really means for these children.All they need is LOVE!
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I was happy to find out that they go on excursion and some of them go to school.A couple of them were locked up because of their condition but we got to spend some quality time with the others.
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Grace Adjei-Twumasi,a nurse at the ward said that these children are very special.She said it is no fault of theirs that they are the way they are and that parents who have such children should not reject them.

She encouraged NGOs and individuals to volunteer at the ward and make a difference in the lives of these children.
She also cautioned parents who are hiding their mentally disabled children in their rooms to bring them to the hospital for help.
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Grandma and I at the children’s ward.We had the best Easter ever!
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I hope you donate your time,money and effort to make a difference in the lives of these children.Here are some of the stuff you can send ;Daipers(very essential),water,bread,drinks,biscuits,toilet rolls,clothes,shoes,cups and detergents.

They need items but remember they need you more.

Get in touch if you would like volunteer and support in anyway..A hug means the whole world to these children.

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Some two thousand years ago,a man was was nailed to the cross.Jesus!! It wasn’t a story of tragedy but a story of hope and love.Thank you God for loving us..We love you too..

I asked what easter means personally to a few people and this is what they had to say…

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NanaAma Kankam : ‘On Easter,I watch the ‘Passion of christ to remind me of how Christ was humiliated for my sake’

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Patrick : ‘God proved his love on the cross and when Christ hung on the cross,bled and died,It was God saying to the world’ ‘I LOVE YOU’
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Agnes: ‘Easter reminds you that Christ died for us sinners and we have now become his children.He has put his spirit in us’
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Abby: ‘Easter reminds me of the dead and resurrection of christ’
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Francis Armah: ‘Many people do not understand the true meaning of easter.It is about the ressurection of Jesus Christ’

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John Siisi Annan: ‘For me,Easter is about reflecting on the passion and suffering of Jesus Christ.It is more of a solemity than a celebration’
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Nana: ‘Jesus died to forgive our sins’

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Abigail Quarshie:’It is the celebration of the resurrection of  Jesus christ.Easter means Christ’s victory over death’