HOW (NOT) TO FORGIVE, PT. 2

Gugu / 3 Apr, 2019

Approximately 2 months ago, I shared my issue of, experience and burden with unforgiveness. I think that the present juncture serves as the perfect time for an update! Kikikiki. Wellllllll, I think I have good news. On the whole, I have forgiven the person but maybe I am still somewhat “puzzled” by the whole debacle, LOL. Notwithstanding other spiritual aspects, what this means is that, in the main, I often find myself marveling at how THAT person could have done THAT to me. I will often imagine having a conversation (more like a diatribe because I am the only one…

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WHAT DO YOU HAVE

Lulu / 27 Mar, 2019

Recently at church, one of our pastors was preaching about the story in 2 Kings 4:1-7 which has fast become one of my favourite stories in the bible. It’s called The widow’s olive oil. The story is about a woman who recently lost her husband and he left her with quite a few debts. She has no money and no way to pay the debts so the debt collectors want to take her two children away. So she goes to Elisha desperately asking for his help. He asks her what she has in her house, to which she replies nothing…

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THE PRUNING GROUND

Gugu / 20 Mar, 2019

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 Moreover, let us also be full of joy now! Let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, KNOWING that pressure and…

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We Need To Fix It.

Lulu / 13 Mar, 2019

Linda, listen, honey. Today’s post might not be something you’re used to from me— mainly because this may be a quick one, but also because it will be quite a ranty one too. I know I tend to rant sometimes, so maybe that one isn’t too far off from what you’re used to, but this time I don’t think I have a positive spin on things, or much of a silver lining… there just exists a problem and we need to fix it. So here it is: International Women’s Day was just the other day, and you won’t believe the…

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ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Gugu / 6 Mar, 2019

Sometimes we can be so whiny. Ok, I can be so whiny, and I will admit to and own this. I am pretty sure that I get on the nerves of my closest and dearest with the level of venting and whining I do. I am of course grateful for the opportunity to even whine; it means I am loved and surrounded by friendship and sisterhood. It isn’t something I have always done though, opening up and sharing about the true state of my inner life. As a Capricorn and someone that’s deeply private and protective of self, I was…

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TO BE OR NOT TO BE: AN OPTIMIST

Lulu / 27 Feb, 2019

I was watching one of my friends live videos on Instagram the other night. She usually has these “after dark” talks about topics that are 18+ related, and for the first time, I was up late enough to catch one. Without getting into too much detail about what she was talking about seeing as though these aren’t the hours, I will just say what I left the conversation with, and that is how important the power of the tongue is. Now this isn’t anything new, the Bible speaks a lot on this, that basically life and death is in the…

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IT’S TOO MUCH!

Gugu / 20 Feb, 2019

How many of us are feeling like the year has already gotten ahead of us? Listen, as I type this, it is 17 February and I already feel like I have lost all the hope and confidence I had at the beginning of the year for the great and wonderful things that were going to be for me. Yes, I am zapped, emotionally and spiritually. And if you feel like this is going to depress you, I give you permission to tap out at this point. Ok, toodles.  And if you’re still with me, then OK – let me break…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SELF-LOVE

Lulu / 13 Feb, 2019

I have to admit, for the longest time I have kinda had a problem with this whole self-love thing. Before we get lost in translation, let me explain: everybody should absolutely, without fail love themselves, it is beyond necessary, especially in the world we live in today. There is so much going on that we always push ourselves to the bottom of our priority list. Speaking as a woman (and this was mentioned in one of our August womanhood series posts last year) most of us have this superwoman syndrome, we always feel like we have people and things to…

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HOW TO FORGIVE…

Gugu / 6 Feb, 2019

So…I have a confession to make. I have unforgiveness in my heart. Eeeeeeek! OK, pause: I really don’t know how I feel about how much one bares their soul with each of one’s pieces. Because I mean, hey…unforgiveness is a pretty big thing. It’s a big thing soul-wise to have so much yuck stuck (see what I did there, hahaha) in your heart. But, OK. It is what it is, LOL. Don’t judge me. So back to that unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is one of the heaviest weights we can carry. It stings. Often, it also stinks. It poisons us and it…

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MINIMALISM IS

Lulu / 30 Jan, 2019

For the past couple of years I’ve been trying to live a more minimalist life, but I have to admit, I’ve been failing quite dismally at it. Well… when I say minimalist I do mean it in every sense of the word, where I basically remove things that aren’t truly important from my life so I can focus on the things that increase my joy. I decided to lean towards minimalism because I had come to a point (about four years ago) where I felt like I was carrying too much. I felt like I was being weighed down by a…

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