Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Hey lovelies!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hope you all had a very fabulous celebration. Mine was fabulous went to church and ate ate ate and enjoy the moments with family friends and well wishers. Christ is the only reason for the season and by his birth He brought a million Joy and peace upon mankind.

This is a season to be joyful and celebrate with love ones. It is one thing to be happy and another to be joyful. Personally I don't want just happiness I desire JOY, for joy is permanent while happiness is temporary, joy releases strength because Neh 8:10 in my bible tells me the joy of the Lord is my strength.

My mama told me the secret to joyfulness is
Jesus first
Others after
and Yourself last.

Happiness we can probably buy with money but after it worth has expired so does the happiness, but Joy commeth from the Lord and it is Everlasting. It is a gift from the Lord and they that desires shall receive it. 
I pray that even as you are joyful in the season, may the rest of your days continue to be joyful days. 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

He saw the best in ME

HEY Y'ALL, as always I am super excited for no apparent reason. So I have been playing the  song back to back for about 2 months now and I have been working on a praise/prophetic dance for the song and I'm just anxiously waiting for an opportunity to present it at Church with the right month theme. Anyways enough talking....This song really blesses my heart everytime I listen to it and I just not help but to share it with you guys, hoping someone will stumble upon it and be bless by it.

Happy weekend everyone
Much love

Friday, November 30, 2012

Then till Forever

At one, two, three, four, five, I knew one and only one thing

That my family loves me dearly

At six and seven I knew my siblings came because of love

At eight a friend claimed to be the best

At nine I realize love ones are not supposed to hurt you

At ten, I hated the word love and everything about it

At eleven the pain starts to heal and I forgot about it

At twelve I got my longest butterflies’ every time I see him

At thirteen these feelings still don’t change

At fourteen I thought I was lacking since every girl had lovers

At fifteen I literally found mine, except it was in my head

At sixteen I realized I just lied to myself

At seventeen I sat back and watch everything from afar

At eighteen he stole my heart and disvirgin my lips

At nineteen he realize I’m not the type of girl he thought

At twenty I may have been marketing myself wrong

At twenty one he told me I should stop acting as a child

Once again I gave him my heart only for it to be broken 

At Twenty-two I found the greatest friend and love

This time my heart was too stubborn to give itself away

And so it lied continuously until he left.

At twenty-three I realize the love from eight, nine and ten still hunt me daily

At twenty-four I fight to let it all go

At twenty-five I place my heart in God’s hands again

For Him to do with it as He wishes cause I alone have failed in the past

I chose to maximize my singlehood to the glory of His name again

At twenty-six He makes me the happiest woman on earth

From twenty-six to forever it is God,  him, children and I


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Clean out time!

*Cough cough* * clear throat* *knock knock* *dust out cob-webs* where do I even start? how do I even apologize...Choi I can't believe its almost 2-4 months now since I did proper blogging. I have been lurking around to some blogs but never a chance to put up my own post. Thanks to everyone who have been keeping in touch offline and asking after me...Y'all are amazing!!

I hope you all had an awesome thanksgiving weekend. I did a lot of cooking but did not really eat as much as I have done in past thanksgiving. Its not all about the food, what are you thankful for?  As for me I had millions reason to be very thankful and I shall be sharing lots of testimonies here in future post. Actually there is one I can't hold any longer. I GAINED WEIGHT!! 6 lbs. Yes a whole 6 pounds that's alot. For the past 7 years I've never gained a single pound I remained exactly the same weight no matter what I eat and how much to some extend that I really got tired of everyone saying "Do you eat?" or "you are so Skinny" For my height and weight I was almost at the underweight borderline, even at age 14 I weigh more than I do now (how is that even possible?) Anyway sha every year one of my resolution is always to gain 10 pounds but its always zero and this year I've got 6 so I'm ready for 2013. woo hoo!

Ok I think I'm done now. I just came to clear some dust off this page but I shall be back soonest. See you all in December, I can't believe its already the end of the year.


Happy birthday to all the bloggers/followers whose b-days I miss

From the look of things look like many bloggers are getting marriage or engage this year so congrats ladies!

Does anyone leave in the Dallas area? I need a huge help! please and thank you :)

Jaycee I miss you :(


Saturday, September 15, 2012

I Stand Amaze...

Morning morning bloggers...Its about 4:11am and I just could not stop playing worship songs so I just had to share these two that have been blessing my soul all night long. They are both by Sinach....I pray that you are bless as you listen.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Surprise Surprise Surprise

Its officially August 11th...and I just got a year older. I can definitely say I have seen the Lord's doing in the very past 20 something years and it just keep getting more and more glorious each day...Will try to keep this as short cause I'm out to celebrateeeeee eh eh eh.

For my birthday I decided to let yall into my world a little bit by introducing a dear friend to you, she has tremendous similarities as your one and only YSU So here she is.........

She is ME...yes you read that right, me me me aka MZYSU...I have finally decided to reveal myself since I have grown past the stage of shyness..now you can actually match my posts to a face. (Yeah record the face pretty well because this post will go down soon...lol)

M.E aka MZYSU is an Edo babe by Origin...

....Came to the state to obtain a degree in Engineering and therefore became an Engineer by day...

...Never giving up her true passion for fashion therefore becomes a designer by night...
(Check out my line N'omose Couture :D ) 

 ...With her love for Ankara prints she just could not resist these...
  (Can you tell my now that blues and greens are surely my fav. colors?)

 ....Laughter is the best medicine to most things plus she has to live up to my name so I'm always merry...
(Yes my name is Merrytime as in Merry and Time. I really love my name and always greatful that my parents came up with that. Disclamer: Yes my first name is English i'm not an akata babe forming name or nicknames for myself  :P ) lol but please don't call me mary, merriweather, thyme or anything like that
....She started the Birthday weekend with touring the city with momsy...

...Speaking of momma, here she is...my hero, my number one woman, the woman who brought me into this world 20 something years ago :)

Thats it folks...There you have it...Ms. Merrytime AKA MZYSU :)

Have a great weekend y'all


Sunday, August 5, 2012


August! August! August!...Surely my favorite month of the year :) Happy New month everybody, better late than never abi?

This blog post is more for me apparently no one is on my side on this case..

So lately as I turn left, right, front and back every every little kids I grew up with are popping out babies and I'm just like still in shock because some of these young girls just graduated from high school or not even yet a graduate and it just breaks my heart because a lot of these girls don't even know much about what life is all about . Usually it don't bother me much but when I found out one of the little girl I grew up with just had a baby I was plain devastated. This girl lets call her Sammy is probably about 18 or 19 and just had a baby of which the boy does not even want the child or anything to do with her. Sammy growing up was one of the book smart kids that I knew, competing in spelling bees and all that Academic decathalon events across the nation. In a way I put 20% of the blame on Sammy and the other 80% on her parents.

Now the problem I have with alot of African parent that relocate to US is the fact that they all feel like they have to work 24/7 just so they can have things to show off which leads to their children doing all sort of unimaginable things without their parents knowledge. The other set of parents are the ones that think they have to me super strict on their children everything revolve about school work and no play. Sammy's parent were probably the most strict parents I have every met and this girl can not even dare go outside for fresh air without her parent's consent. At age 16/17 I believe she got enough of it and decided to do whatever she want. This lead to her parent beating her up one day and she ended up calling the police and she was taking away by the government and letter ended up in a shelter. To cut the long story short she ended up doing all sort of crazy things afterall she has never had the taste of fun/life outside her house so she was ready to do everything, wherever and whenever which later led to a baby. It really breaks my heart because she is this smart little girl I used to know and could have earn herself an amazing scholarship to university if she graduated high school. In her case I really do blame her parents because you just can't be so overprotective of your kids because once they get out of your sight they will venture out into something that you have always deprive them of.

The other set of parents I can't tolerate are the gold diggers who don't care about the happiness or the well being of their child except what is in for them. Another friend of mine just got engage a few weeks ago and getting married in next year's fall. She is about 20 and knowing her pretty well enough I just think she is way to young especially getting married to someone who is almost 30.They are totally at two different life stage and its like she is skipping a stage in her life. In most african home (At least the ones i know) at early 20's is when you really start to find out who you really are and what you really want. Jumping from parent's house to hobby's house so quickly, when do you get  your alone time?  The guy is a working young man and she is a college sophomore and in my head I was just thinking when I was 20 the last thing my parent will agree to would be me getting married without even finishing a first degree. For me if my daughter really loves the man and the man claims he loves her then I would have said wait 2 years. Afterall if it is God's will then those 2 years to finish her education will not be a problem.

Anyways sha enough of my little rant, I guess you could call me old school if you like but I still think getting married younger than 20 and popping babies anywhere between 16-20 is too young especially when its not a mistake.I may just be too much into the  "finding myself/exploring who I'm" first before taking on the responsibility of becoming a wife and a mother. Many people I know disagree with me about these early marriage and baby outside of marriage/without a father stuff so I shall rest my own case here. This post is more for my rant but of course I love hearing your lovely comments and stand.


P.S  In my next post I shall have a few surprises for y'all and probably a giveaway too. I shall also be answering any/all question so if you have ever wanted to ask me anything you've got a chance to ask me. YSUnspoken@gmail.com is my email and I shall answer them in a future post.

P.P.S. Dancing Alanta, Azonto and Kukere all at ones just because its August and the best people are born in August for sure. Early birthday shout out to Didi and every other blogger or follower born in August :)

P.P.P.S Hillsong Live is going to be in town in a few weeks and I so can't wait for this, I'm sure  inthemidstofher knows how this feels lol :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Praise your way out

Hey there! How do you praise?

'When I praise people look at me as if i'm crazy but if you don't know my pain you will never understand my praise...It don't matter what you think about me I own Him all the praise because if it was not for Him I don't know where I would be' - Cece Winans

When I think of praise my heart just fill up with so much joy that everything else don't matter anymore. I'm sure I have done a post somewhere before on praise on here but I was too lazy to go find it and there's nothing wrong with expressing my self about praise again. 

Now when we talk about praising God, there are different ways to it but for me it is particularly worship. I love singing worships and doing worship dance and the best part about it is the fact that I know I can sing my heart out or spin till I get dizzy and not care about what people around me think because I know its for God and He is rejoicing with me as I praise Him. There is just something about praise that always turns all situations around. One thing for sure is that I don't know how to pray but what i know to do best is praise, with praise God has always answer all my request. "He that sings prays twice" so there you go my secret recipe to answer prayers. 

Just wanted to give away a little secret to success...In the mean time enjoy this song that has been on my praise list for the past few weeks, I know the intro of the song is long but please listen to it as the word are so POWERFUL I shout again POWERFUL and you will surely be bless by it :)



P.S its my blog anniversary this month and I just want to thank you all my faithful readers and commenter even this year that I have been totally slacking...You guys are AHHH-MAZING and totally rock my world 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

He's always there :)

*Thinking Cap on * How did time flew by so fast between my last post and now?

How are you lovely blogger and readers doing? Hope the summer is going fabulous especially for everyone who was in school throughout the year. On my end everything have been going fabulous and looking back now I see that I have come very far in the last few months.

If you have been following my blog for a long time you would notice that my blogging trend dropped in a way. Rewinding back to march I had a terrible terrible emotional breakdown that changed the way I was approaching things in life and view about myself and what not. For some people who can read in between the line I hinted here and here and then like 10 draft post that I never publish just because I did not want to be overly negative on here or have a pity party. It all started with losing a friend and then a million other things follow one by one after the other. Now when I love, I love with my whole heart and therefore when I'm broken the heart is broken into a million pieces and therefore every other little damage makes the matter worst...Imagine this was just for a close friend what will happen if this one was hubby eh? lol. Anyway sha I will spare all the negative parts but it Got to a point when I would open my bible and the tears just roll down non-stop, any little thing will just make me cry a river, and even praying or listening to God speak was just a hassle or pointless. (hence another reasons I posted less)

I don't even know how but somewhere somehow just about last month my joy came back all again with a million things happening at ones and all unexpected open doors in different areas. The most amazing one was that my Sophomore year my faculty advisor told me I should switch my major otherwise I might not make it through if I continued at the rate I was at the time. Mind you this was a Nigerian professor on campus that I saw as my father on campus. Somehow somewhere God never put me to shame because I made it through 4.5 yrs as an EE major and had the privilege to sit on the podium along with 13 other students been honored during the 2900+ graduating student's ceremony. Seeing my parents, pastors and the rest of the family smile on that day lifted my soul and reminded me that I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me. Sadly the person who made me become an engineer did not live to witness this day but I know he would have been very proud of me. To top it off I got a Graduate Internship in Florida with all housing, and relocation expenses paid for. God knew that I really needed some alone time in a place far far away where I know no soul. Its been a few weeks now and I can say sometimes I miss home and not having my friends around to hang out with but I am really learning more about myself and growing.

Anyway sha enough of my story, all I have learned in this past months is when it comes to a situation where you cannot even get yourself to ask for God's help, tell someone to help. My mom was my helper all along. She is a fire fire woman and you don't mess with her and her prayers, She was on her knees on my behalf everyday and I have seen God works miraculous works through her many many times and He did not fail this time :)

I'd like to say every breakdown is an opportunity to rise and shine again to the highest height. This post is dedicated to anyone going through one thing or the other that they think they can't get up again. Even when we fall to our lowest level He still lifts us up and reminds us that we are not alone in this. I was not going to post this today but decided to share hoping at an individual will read this.  

A word for you - “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. ” -Deuteronomy 31:8


It is only a fool that says there is no God :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hey hey hey!...hope everyone is doing FABULOUSSS!! hehe  Darlin D and my musical twin Relentless Builder tagged me in the Eleven's game so I had to do it...Thanks a million for the tag Didi and Relentless :)

Now let's get straight to business, Shall we? I'd say we shall...

I. Post the rules.
II. You must post 11 things about yourself.
III. Answer the questions that your tagger posted for you.
IV. Create 11 questions,the choose 11 people & tag them to answer your questions.
V. Remember to let them know you tagged them,No tag backs.
VI. Let the tagger know when you answer their questions

11 Things about MOI

1. I love life and living every bit of it.
2 My greatest motivators are people who tell me I can't do something and so I fight to prove them wrong.
3. I dislike the phrase "Good luck" with a passion.
4. I can't eat banana by itself EVER. (it must be with groundnut, rice or other things).
5. I'm the only yellow sisi in my family to the point my little brother at age 5/6 always ask/thought I was his cousin because my aunt is also light.
6. My happiest moments is seeing people happy or satisfied with something that cost me nothing to do for them.
7. If you want to buy me a present or bribe me to do something, buy me a pair of 5" pump and we are good to go...any color but black will do haha.
8. I want to become a Sale Engineer and Travel the world before I hit 35.
9. I will rather eat fish all day than any other meat.
10. My name means joy and laughter so I'm always smilling (I've got in trouble for laughing over some matters that were really serious).
11. Often time I judge people by their cover because I don't trust people sadly.

Answer's to Didi's questions

1. Do you have any pets? Nope
2. If u were an animal in the wild,what animal would u be and why?? A lion because its the greatest of all and plus I am a leo hehe
3. Do you agree when i say religion is doing more harm than good?? If we are talking about the true definition of religion then yes I agree.
4. What`s your favorite song?? I don't have one o..I get bored by repetition very easily but at the moment my jam is comforter by cece winans (the words are just so powerful)
 5. Do you think non-christians are going to hell?? Let's God be the judge of that because been a Christian does not guarantee heaven either.
6. Do you Forgive Easily ?? If the person apologizes then yes within a blink, if not then probably after a day or two will do
7. If you have to go to the moon and must take just 1 thing with you. what would it be?? My best friend ( he's a living "thing" jor)
8. Would u agree when i say God needs the devil just to create a balance?? I think I am allow to pass this one
9. Do you Love Gadgets?? YES YES YES
10.  What`s you favorite color?? Teal, turquoise, Royal blue, purple and mustard yellow :)
11. Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me?? Jesus loves you :)

 Answer to beautiful Relentless Builder Question
  1. Would you describe yourself as fashion-conscious? YES YES...sadly my city is not the most fashionable one so there are some things I can't really pull off without been stared at.
  2. Name one song you can never forget and why Chinwe Ike by Resonance, the sound is just too beautiful and meaningful and plus I love Esther's voice so can't forget it.
  3. What physical feature would you like to change? Nothing because i'm fearfully, wonderfully, gloriously, beautifully, and preciously made :)
  4. Three words that other people use to describe you Quiet, playful and selfless
  5. Three words that you use to describe yourself Full of life (haha free me o those are 3 words)
  6. Pen (Biro) or pencil? Which do you prefer, and why? A science/math major can't do without a pencil (at least for me)
  7. Do you have a favorite fragrance (perfume, body spray, etc).  If yes, what is it called? Nope but I absolutely love curve crush perfect balance
  8. What are your pet peeves (Name three at most) lateness/slowness, (I know exactly how long it takes me to do something including the error percentage timing so anything more than that becomes a problem
  9. Do you like children? Why or why not? Yes because they are just a bundle of joy and brings out the childishness in me which i love as well
  10. What's the name of the last book you read? Radar System Analysis (i just finished exams lol)
  11. What's the name of your favorite author? James Patterson (This is from early/late teen since i don't read much anymore since uni)    

So since pretty much everyone have done this post I will not be tagging any particular person(s) however I still got 11 questions so feel free to answer any or all in the comment section :)

1. What country and state are you from?
2. What is your most precious item and why?
3. Eat out or cook in? 
4. What is your greatest memory, (it can be good or bad)
5. Name two reason you choose the career path you are at now?
6. Name one guilty pleasure
7. If you were force to own a pet what would it be and why?
8. What is your favorite foreign desert?
9.Why did you start blogging and what keeps you here?
10. Mention one thing readers  don't know about you from reading your blog
11. Head or tail?

 Have a lovely weekend everyone :)


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sleep over the thoughts....

 'Allo 'Allo 'Allo Everybody (You all just need to hear me say that in YSU voice it sounds better lol). But anyway hope everybody dey fine sha?

I saw this video a few days back and I just could not help but to share.

And then I saw this quick note too...

What's happening with me?
I've been speaking less and listening more for directions...A little Blurry but with each and everyday the picture just keep getting brighter and brighter and I praise God daily for that.


P.S...I dislike the new blogger template which is why every time I want to post I log on and close right out, hopefully I get use to it.

...you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In life....

...There are lessons learned and some never learned no matter how many times that same act is repeated.

With that said....

Lesson learned 1:
When you love someone never let them go .

Lesson learned 2:
Put man first = A giant hole in the heart when they are gone.
Put God first = He will always be there


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just some thoughts

Hallo everyone, hope you guys dey fine? So today I decided to do a blog post but apparently my brain went blank and I had so many exciting thoughts that I wanted to share ...anyways since I don't have much today, I shall right about the Best Friend.

I have got this "Best Friend" take note of the quote in the title. So let's call him Ayo because it's means joy and that describes our moments.  Ayo and I have been best friends for quite a long time now...stop there, before you start judging me I do believe that guys and girls can't be best friends, this I have learned with 3 different experiences/friendship.

Anyway boy and I got really close and we share any and every feelings and thought on things with each other. For a long time it's been great until a while back when I began to feel belittled. He's like the smartest guys I have ever met on planet earth and surely I can say that I have learned a lot with Ayo around.

Going back to feeling belittled. Ayo always have his ways with words and no matter how much defense you put up, he always wins the case and if you think he is wrong and want an apology it is definitely a waste of time and effort fighting for it. So once these feelings began to constantly creep in, I get angry over any little situation and feel so bitter inside.

I have tried to talk about this with him but the message is just not passing across with all the anger inside. When it comes to the things of the heart I could be a very bad communicator and just keep everything in until I explode like now and in the past weeks. At times I feel like walking away but no matter what I can't get myself to do that because we have grown too much to each other. Sometimes I'm hurt because he tells me I have changed or act as if he really piss me off.

I don't know If i'm asking for your thoughts on this or I'm just venting and ranting, but one thing for sure is that Ayo is the only one who knows about my blog and sometimes visit so I'm really hoping he gets to see this. :(

On another note I finally traveled for the first time this year and I went to National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) convention in Pittsburgh PA....the convention itself was amazing as usual. With thousands of black engineers from all over the country, I kinda felt so very proud hearing everyone's accomplishment and I literally jumped out of my seat when it was announce that Uniben won the NSBE International Consulting Design Olympiad of the year. I was just like Edo folks don't carry last...lol. One thing for sure though is I refuse to return to that city in my lifetime. I thought my town was boring and dry but Pittsburgh is 200 times worst.

Career Fair at the Convention Center

Gorgeous city at night but not going back

Have a good one guys and Happy Easter celebration.  If not for Christ I would have been no one.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


She is HERE, SHE IS HERE...She is FINALLY FINALLY HERE. Its been years and I've been waiting for her to get here. Seven months ago I finally knew she was on her way. I was so excited you don't even know. I had a name for her before I even knew she was coming and started stocking up her mini wardrobe every time I go shopping. I must admit she is one of the most gorgeous creature. So are you ready to see my little cutie? Ding ding ding, are you ready to see her???

Yup that's her, my very amiable and beautiful diva little Ms. Melody at 4 days old. She is oh so adorable, gorgeous, beautiful and all the other yet invented words for a beauty like her. 

Ok Ok before all the Congratulation starts....This is my little cousin from my favorite aunt.  80% of the person that I'm today is from the inspiration that I got from my aunt. I grew up with her and she thought me all the little stuff I needed to know. I remember my very first Liturgical dance with her at the age of 6/7. Thank God for her I have grown to love dancing for the Lord and still doing it till this day. Growing up she was just a teen so she treated me as a little sister and favorite baby girl. With all the love I could not wait for her to have a baby girl so I could do the same. Been her best maid in 2008, I kept telling her I wanted a baby girl first but God had a different plan so I had to wait a bit longer.

Once she told me she was Pregnant and it was a girl, the first name that came up was Melody. Mind you Melody was suppose to be one of my baby girl's name but I could not help it but call her dad and amazingly on her birth certificate that became her middle name. I have been shopping non-stop for this baby and I can't wait to spoil her more than my aunt did to me. Okay okay let me stop with all these excitement lol.

Now that I have told you guys the news, let move on to today's post. "WAITING FOR THE LORD'S TIME."

So the aunt I mentioned above met her husband about 8-9 years before there wedding. Guy finally made his intention known a year and a half later and once my aunt gave the news to the family the answer she got was a NO.  Apparently blood type is a big deal in Nigeria, so because they were both AS my grandparents, uncle, aunts, gbo gbo everybody said no even the pastor. Everybody kept saying they will have SS kids, but my aunt insisted he was the one. 7 years went by and when my grandparent realize she was not shaking they finally approved and they got married.

Now happily married and everything is going perfect and beautiful. The devil made an attempt to strike during the first pregnancy lying to them that my aunt had a  Fibrosis but God again put the devil to shame. First born almost 2 years old now and have never fell sick one day. She is indeed a living Testimony to me.

When God have told us Yes, the devil always find it ways to tell us No and if we let our faith wiggles we start to fall into his trap and begin thinking negative thought."For I know the thought I have towards you" says the Lord , and therefor He will never tell you Yes in vain. Once we get the Yes the question becomes are we willing to wait? How long are we waiting for? For my aunt it was 7 years for others it could be less and others it could be more, have you forgotten the case of Abraham and Sarah?

God promises special blessing for waiting and waiting still remains one of the difficult things of the Scripture. As human, we are so prone to take matters into our own hands, to follow our own schemes and therefore find it so hard to wait.

My prayers today is that God will always give each and everyone the courage and strength to wait on his promises.

  • Maybe you are in a job situation that’s really tough to endure and you are waiting and hoping that conditions will change for the better....WAIT!
  • Maybe you are without a job and waiting for news on an application....WAIT!
  • Maybe you are ill (or have a loved one who is) and waiting for your health to improve....WAIT!
  • Maybe you are a single person may be waiting for Mr. or Miss Right....WAIT!
  • Or maybe you are waiting for your child(ren)...WAIT
No matter what it is you are waiting for always remember to keep yourself busy for "an idle mind is the devil's workshop." Find a new hobby or start working on advancement. Personally I finished my Undergrad. this past December and while I'm waiting for for my ceremony in may and for a job I decided to start my graduate program instead. I was at home for a month and the devil was doing his best to make me angry over the fact that I was jobless but keeping busy with school and God's work keep me focus, knowing that God is in the business of unwrapping an AMAZING job for me.

I shall stop here now so if you are waiting Get out there, get busy for yourself, God, friends and family and God will certainly answer to your situation.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

This is for you Ladies

I should be studying now but I'm here doing a post. I just can't seem to stay focus today, I don't know what is going on and I really need to bang out this textbook. Its been 3 hours and I'm still on slide 10 of 200+ that I have to finish before Monday. I refuse to leave this place till 2am so book + laptop + empty lecture hall it is till I get something done.

Anyways so I today I wanted to share a quick post with you guys. I shall be doing a real blog post soon so stay tuned for more next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few lines one of my reader shared with me a while back. You know who you are. Its been a while since I heard from you, I pray that all is well with you and yours. Enjoy guys!

A Beautiful woman uses her lips for truth,
Her voice for kindness,
Her ears for compassion,
Her hands for charity,
Her heart for love,
For those that don't like her, she uses prayer.


Check out N'omose Couture....I've been rocking the Green Clutch and absolutely fallen in love with it.

Shout out to  aunty Gbemi who will be making my graduation dress soon, I'm super excited.

I feel like I'm falling in love with contemporary Christian music for the first time all over again.

I'm thankful for the TERC family, even though I'm barely awake half the time.

Pandora is my favorite station

Recently got Solange braids. With 4 packs of expression in my head it's really heavy.

Much much much much much Loves
YSU :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stop Dating the Church - Part 4

     Hello there lovely bloggers hope y'all have been good. So I'm finally here to finish the last part of the "Stop Dating the Church" series. In part one I talk about the Church and defined it very briefly. In part two I went on to identify the various Church daters/member. Part 3 talks about the different characteristic to look for while choosing a church and drum rolls in part four I shall be talking about what to do once you have found "The Church."

It does please my heart to see that a good number of bloggers and followers I know are Christian and are a member of a Church. For many of people I know including myself, waking up on a Sunday morning and going to church is as natural as breathing. Now the thing is not really about  "going" to Church. Praise God for that but we can certainly maximize our church attendance to the glory of God. Now we can not experience a good church service if we are not prepared for it. Sunday morning should just be a regular morning like the rest because if we are looking to have an amazing encounter with God at that service then certainly it would take preparedness to do so.

When Joshual Harris uses the example that in most of his life he has probably woke up late, walked into Church groggy, listened occasionally, gotten distracted, left early and remember very little in several services, it hits me that many of us certainly do the same. Now if we are much more prepared for the service, the value and gain from the 2-3 hours service is so beneficial than any other day.

Many times we are distracted by the simple things happening in our lives or what is next on the to do list that we lose all focus when the service is on. Sometimes we get carried away by what person XYZ  is wearing to church or how person XYZ is lifting his/her hands and singing halleluiah. Instead of focusing we let things so simple distract us still.

Here are a few tips for preparing for a great Sunday.

1. Start early on a Saturday night. The things we watch or hear plays a big role in our daily lives so to keep the heart pure for a great Sunday encounter stay away from certain movies or videos.  Take for example a crazy Nigeria movie at 11pm on a Saturday night, it is no doubt that you will be replaying several scenes of the movie while the pastor in ministering the next morning. (I'm a victim of this one *hide in shame*). If you must watch something just think Phil 4:8 " Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

2. Put your outfit together overnight. Ladies Ladies you probably know how it is getting dress in the morning. I am one of those female who have to try at least 5 outfit before knowing what to wear or stare in the closet for 10-15 minuets and conclude there is nothing to wear. Picking out my cloth over night have plays a major impact because once you are awake you already know what you are putting on and is ready to go.

3. Prepare your heartt -  Taking the time out to spend some time in the word will definitely prepare and open up your heart to receive the words the next morning.

4. Sleep and wake up early - This one I can't stress enough. If there is one thing I remember from pre school it would be the song "early to bed early to rise..." Staying up till the early am on a day of service is certainly not the best. Chances are you might wake up late, get very tired in the morning and off course doze off in the church while the pastor is ministering.The earlier you wake up the more refresh, upbeat and ready to go you are. Once you are awake early, you would have enough time to quickly slot in a worship/praise song to keep your spirit well prepared or perhaps quickly read a psalms. Psalms 19 is a great one to go.

5. Be careful how you hear- This one is from Joseph Harris himself. " When God's Word is being preached, you are not merely receiving information about God. God Himself is addressing you through His Word." How we listen and apply the words we hear either honor or dishonor God so it is really important to be careful about it. One thing we should know is that with every Word that God speaks to us we are held accountable for them so if we did not pay attention to them He still holds us accountable. Even Jesus said it in Luke 18:18 "Therefore consider carefully how you Listen"

 6. After the service APPLY - As Christians we are called to not be just the hearers of the Word but also doers of them. With that get out there and practice or simply share what you have also learn. Celebrate the Sunday afternoon with a friend or family and enjoy the glory and blessings of God.

This conclude this series, I hope you all enjoyed it and took our one or two things. I really did love the feedbacks from Part 3 and look forward to elaborating more on point number 7 of it since many of people were interested.



Friday, January 6, 2012

How about you stop dating the Church? Part 3

      Hello dear lovely bloggers and readers HAPPY NEW YEAR! phew its been since 2011 since I blogged lol. I pray the year have been coming along perfectly so far and I pray ever one of you would experience year 2012 in a way you have never experience any other year in all dimensions of your daily lives, Amen. I'd like to thank each and every one of you for keeping up with me all through last year, without you all I would have almost no reason to keep blogging. Thank you all for always sharing your thoughts and opinion

    So since it is a new year there are a few things I would like to share as you all begin to set your goals and desire accomplishment for the year. With that here are 7 questions to ask when choosing a church and even while still in your church. These are 7 Reasons by Joshua Harris in the book why Church matters. I will only be elaborating on them and adding a little sugar and honey here and there.

1. Is this a church where God's Word is faithfully taught?
For sure the Church is not an anyhow form of gathering, the strongest part of any Church should be the Word of God.that is bean teach/preach. How much of the words is meal are you actually getting? Is the Pastor or minister just quoting a few verses as if he or she is just sprinkling salt and pepper? 2nd Timothy 3:16 tells us "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." therefor we deserve to hear everything that God has to say to us via the pastors. 

2.  Is this a Church  where sound doctrines matters?
This means a church that truely values what the scriptures says and practice it.  Many people will say its not about the doctrine but Jesus. My answer to that is what are the doctrines exactly? are they Biblical or human because in this generation many try to twist it to fit their standards even 2nd Timothy 4:3-4 says so, "For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths"

3. Is this a church committed to reaching non-Christians with the gospel?
Every believer is called to reach out to the world and share the Gospel so this is a very important key. As a body of Christ we not only care for the internal but also the External. Billions of people on Planet Earth today have never of Christ and it is our duty to reach out to them.

4.  Is this a Church whose leaders are characterize by humanity and integrity?
Know your leaders and know them well. The only way to see is by the revelations that God's shows us through His words. There are prophets and prophets. If the leadership preaches one thing in the church and does another outside you have a right to questions and ask God to show you the truth. The whole of 1st Timothy 3 gives the qualities of all church leaderships. " Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full..."

5. Is this a Church where the people strive to live by the Word?
A Church should not be a Sunday morning activity where you put on the holy hat and take it out once the grace is over. It is very important to see if the people live by the word because it would be very difficult to grow in a place where people hear one thing and does the other.

6. Is this a Church where members are challenged to serve?
Bench warming should not be an option with any Christian. There is always a service or something that need to be done in the house of the Lord. Many people only think of Ushers, Choirs, Hospitality when they think of services. There are thousand of other areas you can serve going from committing to give someone a ride to church on Sunday mornings, cleaning the sanctuary, helping set up equipment, projecting songs and many others. Ephesians 4:12 "to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up." This is yet another example of the rule of a pastor/leaders to encourage it members to serve in the ministry

7. Is the Church willing to kick you out?
This one is my favorite one so I had to save the best for last. If a member of the Church is falling it is the Church responsibility to call the individual and talk about their sin for them to repent and if they decide not to the church can removed the person's membership and begin to treat him as they would to the unbelievers in hope that the individual will repent and come back to the Lord. Now I know that was probably difficult to take in but it is merely an act of church discipline as instituted by Jesus. Matthew 18: 15-17 15 “If your brother or sister[b] sins,[c] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[d] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
Discipline is a way to try to restore a sinning brother as well as a way to protect the witness of the church. A mother does not discipline a child because she hates him or her but rather because she loves the child and when the best for him or her. 

    When you have found these things know that you are in the right Church. Now very Often God place us in a place where in the Natural sense it might be unusual or weird. I have personally had an encounter with that at my school where there were a number of various campus fellowship/bible group. I found myself at one of the Campus ministries that was predominantly Caucasian. It was a different experience for me coming from that heavy praise and worship type of church to a contemporary style of worship. At the time I had a choice to leave and join the other campus ministry where I would be much more comfortable but for some reason I just kept going back because God had his own perfect agenda for me and over the years it had been a blessings. 

No matter where and what Church God have place you today do not be hesitant to stay if God says this is the Church for you. No matter how uncomfortable you may feel at first I assure you it would be a much greater reward in the near future.

Remain Bless!