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Thursday, 27 March 2014

♫♫♫°♥Happy Birthday To My Wonderful Friend Queen Helen Nanjira Gregory♥°♫♫♫


Happy birthday Queen Helen, looking colourful as usual, you are one phenomenal woman and a child of God! Let the Almighty continue to bless you as you are destined for greater things still to come. Have a fabulous day fill with love and laughter and of courses blessing. Happy birthday my gorgeous friend. Luv u!

 

NIGERIA:When the darkness hangs so darkly and the light seems thin and small. What can we do?

 

When I examine myself, I see writing as the only way to express my thoughts and have been wasting no time, however little, in ensuring that I express myself. Today, I am writing on the epidemic disease called "Darkness" that engulf my beautiful country NIGERIA.
 
2 Chronicles 20: "For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
Sometime I feel discourage and blurry after searching across the internet for Nigeria News update because all I could see in front of me are the images of the darkness. This morning, I sat down in my small flat to prepare a cup of tea.
Newsflash….
 

Nigerian police open a murder investigation after human skeletons and body parts were found in an abandoned building in Ibadan city
Police raid Nigerian ‘baby factory’
Nigeria stampede: Minister Abba Moro will not resign
Nigeria's Hunger Games: How government agencies fleece job seekers
Father guns son down in Anambra
Nigeria – Boko Haram
Popular Yoruba Nollywood Actor, Arrested For Alleged Raping of Daughter’s Friend
Children raped on Lagos Street
Nigeria enslaving Nigeria in United Kingdom after the abolition of slave trade
Spain: three arrested for kidnapping Nigerian children to force mothers into prostitution
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And we are powerless to stop it.
The tea’s done now; I pour it down my throat and move on with my day, while fresh blood pools are on the street corners around Nigeria.
“Why aren’t we talking about this more?” they ask, rebuking us for being too engrossed in monotonous scandals and mindless entertainment, for failing to speak up.
But what is there to say anyway? 
 
 
 

And what can words do against rape, bully, bullets, kidnapping and knife, against ignorance and hate, against power clothed in robes of darkness in Nigeria?

All we have is words, and images.

Against the images of darkness in my country, sometimes hope feels like blasphemy. So this evening, I whisper a prayer, like a candle against the darkness IN NIGERIA. But the candle is small, and the darkness still hangs heavy.



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Would you whisper with me today so that our candle can be bigger and brighter because Ephesians 6:12 says that -For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Children of God, Nigerian youth, ladies and gentlemen be rude to the darkness because ye are the light of the world, we have boldness, access and confident by faith through Jesus Christ. Please don’t keep quite light your candle of prayers and reveal the manifold power of God to the darkness in Nigeria. Don’t faint, this is the time to pray…

Every year, thousands of people especially woman and children fall into the
hands of human Human traffickers. While Human trafficking is generally
 abhorred and tagged 'modern dayslavery' to a select few.
 
 
 
My heart and prayers goes out to the "citizen" in the Northern, Nigeria and I am not sure exactly what the answer is in the face of all these darkness. Darkness such as, manmade death sentence, bloodshed, wailing and brutality are the daily adversity facing the innocent people living in this region. Hope does indeed sound blasphemous. Yet how can I, a well off middle class Nigeria woman, relate to the plight of the displaced children, who have lost homes, loved ones, a life of memories? Sometimes I wonder if my words are the equivalent of a slap on the victims’ faces.
 
 
Boko Haram
 
I am in the middle of trying to write something base on the book of Lamentations 3 in the bible- I think people lament because we really haven't done enough of lamenting, a lament that says our hope isn't in President Jonathan or the government nor IMF but that our hope need to be rooted in Christ Jesus and that's the kind of hope that is messy, it hurts, but I do believe it brings us to our knees and it opens our hearts to change even in the chaos rather than the kind of hope that demands we turtle ourselves and plug our ears.

The bottom line is, we see the images of darkness on the media, newspaper, in our community, school, on the street, public places and we are overwhelmed into silence- and that's how evil wins. Speaking out matters, even if it feels like it is pointless, it isn't. LET US ALL speak out and enact change in a smallest ways if need be, without fanning the flames of violence. But it's a longer, harder road to travel. SPEAK, SUPPORT AND PRAY, these things seems small, but they are powerful weapon in the words of a wise man, "Everything seems impossible until it’s done."
 

                    
Hope is what I do. Faintly, quietly, scared even, but hoping for the best in Nigeria.
 
Lift up your heads O ye gates of Nigeria, lift up your heads O ye destructives pile of tribalism and the king of glory shall come in. Who is this king of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.  
 
"The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light." - Stanley Kubrick


Pray Hard, Work Hard, Stay Hard.

 
It’s time to uproot the red dragon monster of  darkness in Nigeria. There’s need to cut down the weeds of deceitfulness.
The right step begins with us!
 

I will keep whispering! God can hear me! Would you?
 
God bless Nigeria!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Victoria Beckham Fashion Best-kept Styling Secret: "Look skinny, Go baggy & Stay posh"



If you are tiny like AMS and Victoria Beckham, ultra baggy clothes can make you look larger and fabulous. But to adopt VB’s look, it’s not merely a question of throwing an oversized jumper on top of baggy jogging bottoms. You need the right proportions, colours and fabrics.


This cape's broad A-line silhouette is paired with a figure-hugging trench coat.
The full skirt and shoe-boots make her neck and legs look doll-like
 
Teaming these pale blue Chloé trousers with a pair of high
platforms makes petite Victoria's legs look like they go on and on


A Victoria Beckham dress. The stiff material won't reveal any
 lumps and emphasises those thin pins



A simple jumper from her own collection is paired with a large
panelled skirt that reveals her legs right up to the thigh


A doubly-flattering effect: The loose trouser bottoms make her
 thighs look tiny and the nipped-in waist is very slimming


A funnel-necked cape by Giambattista Valli gives a glimpse of her
 legs and slender arms which are dwarfed by the large pockets and collar


Most people would look like a blancmange in wide trousers and a flowing
 jacket, but Victoria gets it right here by keeping her arms bare


Belted confidently at the hips, this Balenciaga dress billows
out at the waist, making her stomach look tiny


The single colour instantly streamlines her figure. The sharp
angles of the coat make her look equally angular - and slim

Sunday, 9 March 2014

AMS: The Grace of God is sufficient for you in your Weakness—Rest in His everlasting Arm



Good morning guys!
I just want to share these words of hope with you because I believe in the truth that says Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. We all need strength in this weary world and I believe each person is going through stuff but I want you to know that if you are in Christ Jesus— it is impossible that Jesus should leave a soul that hangs upon him to suffer or be stuck. You may be brought very low, but still underneath you shall be the everlasting arms. You may feel as if you were crushed by the wheels of external circumstances, your spirit may sink nearly into hopelessness, but then again neither "things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus your Lord.
"Though the fig tree may not blossom,
 Nor fruit be on the vines;
 Though the labour of the olive may fail,
 And the fields yield no food;
 Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
 And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
 I will joy in the God of my salvation.
 The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
 And He will make me walk on my high hills." Habakkuk 3:17-19
I just want to encourage you to give not way to the fainting-fit of unbelief; believe in Christ Jesus, and not in your own feelings; believe in his promise and not in your own effort. Whatever season you may find yourself, whether it is winter or summer count it all joy because Christ Jesus is the same, and he has said, "Because I live, ye shall live also." Resort to your unfailing Friend (Jesus). Lean on the arm whose strengths cannot crack, cast your weight on the shoulders, which cannot grow weary.
"Blessed is the man whose strength is in God,
 Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
 As they pass through the Valley of Baca [weeping],
 They make it a spring;
 The rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
 Each one appears before God in Zion."  Psalm 84:5-7


Ponder on what Brother Paul said in the book of Philippians 4:11-13 —"Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  My brothers and sisters, yes we CAN because - "As your days, so shall your strength be." Deuteronomy 33:25
 
My brothers and sisters, Let us not dishonour his name by wavering, and doubting, and fearing. Cast yourselves on the Lord and rejoice in him, lean yourselves upon him, if you are weary and take up your psalm of praise this morning, and go on your way rejoicing. "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:15-16
For those of you who are yet to receive Jesus as your Lord and personal saviour: I pray that you would come to Jesus this morning!
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. Amen!
It is well with us all! Have a lovely day! J

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Consumption of bacon linked to men lower .........count



Recent study presented at the America Society for Reproductive Medicine’s in 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, discovered that bacon and other processed meats are not too healthy for men's fertility.

Researchers collected data from 156 men who were undergoing in vitro fertilization ('test-tube' babies or IVF) with their significant other to examine their diet and the size and shape of their sperm. Participants were requested to provide details about their diet, including how often they eat processed meat, red meat, white meat, poultry, and fish.

The result shows that, men who eat more than half a portion of processed meats such as bacon on a daily basis had significantly lower levels of “normal” sperm, compared to men who eat less than half a portion of processed meats per day.  

In addition, the researchers also discovered that foods such as fish and cod seemed to build up sperm quality. On the other hand, a number of health professionals have expressed their uncertainties about the study’s outcomes.




Dr. Allan Pacey, a fertility specialist at the University of Sheffield, said it was already known that a healthy diet could increase male fertility, but it was less clear whether specific foods could be attributed for lower sperm count.

Dr Pacey stated that “The relationship between diet and men’s fertility is an interesting one, and there is substantial evidence that men who eat more fresh fruit and vegetables have better sperm than men who don’t. However, less is known about the fertility of men with poor diets”

Pacey also said it was very difficult to accurately measure the size and shape of sperm. However, advice to consume less processed meat and more fish was good health advice, regardless.
 
 
 
Source from Medical daily report
 
 
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Blood in Urine Possibile sign of cancer

 
If you see blood in your urine, even if it is just once, it could be a sign of cancer, a public health campaign warns.

Kidney cancer diagnoses have risen by a third in the past 10 years in England.

And the death toll has increased by 7%, with about 3,500 people dying from kidney cancer in England in 2011.

Public Health England (PHE) says the rise is linked to unhealthy lifestyles - smoking and obesity both raise the risk of kidney cancer - but early diagnosis could drive down death rates.

When kidney cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage, the one-year survival rate is close to 97%, compared with about 32% at a late stage.

Visible blood in the urine is a symptom in more than 80% of bladder cancer patients and in most of those with kidney cancer.

Possible warning signs of cancer

  • Blood in urine
  • Needing to urinate very often or suddenly
  • Pain while urinating
  • Pain below the ribs that doesn't go away
           A lump in your stomach


If you notice blood in your pee, even if it's just once, tell your doctor.


 


 


Eat Chinese Food and Get Blessed! 75 Years old NY Woman Wins $2M from a Fortune Cookie

 
May God continue to give us his blessing – A 75-year-old New York woman found her wealth in a cookie.
Great grandmother Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.
The retired Bronx- New Yorker resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant.
                       
                                                                                                                               
Emma Duvoll who is a retired deli owner collected her winnings on Thursday, said she kept her fortune cookie slip when she and her sons picked up food from Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill in Greenwich Village and she used the numbers from the slip when she bought a lottery ticket from Hanneford's grocery store.
News broadcast reports that the owner of Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill joked that maybe the waiters should get 20 percent of her winnings.
Duvoll, a retired deli owner, picked up her prize on Thursday. She purchased the ticket for the Feb. 1 drawing at the Hannaford Pharmacy in upstate Pine Bush.
She plans to invest her moneys and may splurge on a trip to Switzerland to see relatives.
 
 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Emily Parker, 21, became a weblog success by sharing beauty tips while fighting cancer and losing her hair

 
Hello Guys!

I just want you to know that your beauty comes from deep within you, and nobody, I repeat nobody can ever take that away from you. Let this story of Emily Parker, remind you that it’s what on the inside that counts. Show the world your beautiful self by helping other while going through your own battle in life.
 
No matter what you are going through in life, I just want to remind you that the world is a wonderful place created by God and you should be happy that you are part of it. Please remember you are allowed to fee joy and share your happy moment against all odd.
Story - Emily Parker had just completed her second year at Aberystwyth University in Wales when she was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia last June.

She spent five months in and out of hospital undergoing four chemotherapy sessions to counter the killer disease.
Emily, who is now in remission, always feels run down and tired than usual just before she was diagnosed.
Despite undergoing months of chemotherapy, 21-year-old Emily Parker was determined to write about her experiences and inspire other cancer sufferers to 'bring normality back' by looking good.
Emily illustrated the site with photographs of her own hair falling out and her various experiments with make-up and wigs to hide the ravages of the disease.
Below are the pictures of Emily and read more about Emily @http://emilyevaalice.blogspot.co.uk/
Inspiration: Despite undergoing months of chemotherapy she was determined to write about her experiences and inspire other cancer sufferersDocumenting her journey: Emily lost her hair and was left a shell of her former self as she fought leukaemia but used a beauty blog to help her on her journey
 
Documenting her journey: Emily lost her hair and was left a shell of her former self as she fought leukaemia but used a beauty blog to help her on her journey and inspire others in her position.

Collect picture of Emily before her cancerEmily during her hair loss following her chemo sessions
 
After her blog was visited by almost 5,000 viewers, Emily decided to take a make-up course in Brighton and is considering a career in theatrical make-up.
She's also planning to complete the third year of her degree but will have to return to hospital for tests every three months for the next three years until she's out of remission.
Acute promyelocytic leukaemia is one of the most treatable forms of the disease with a 12-year progression-free survival rate estimated at around 70 percent.
Symptoms include anaemia, fatigue, weakness, dyspnea (shortness of breath), fever and a susceptibility to bleeding and bruising.

Tried and tested: The fine art student has around 4,500 followers, with other cancer sufferers logging on to read her hair and make-up tipsEmily, pictured during her hair loss, trials lots of products and reviews them
Emily is who is a fine art student is helping other cancer sufferers to logging on to her blog for hair and make-up tips.
 
Before and after: Emily documented the most upsetting aspect of her cancer battle - having to shave off what was left of her long brown hair and rounded up her hero products

Tips: Emily loves her Trendco wig and shares her advice with followers
The above products is one of Emily tips, she loves her Trendco wig and shares her advice with followers

Favourites: She began by giving tips on the best nail varnish for weak nails, recommending moisturisers for dry skin and the most comfy bras to wear in hospital bedsEmily can be seen on her blog testing out different colour lipsticks and nail varnishes


Emily I wish you a speedy recovery. xxx


Saturday, 1 March 2014

AMS: Have You Ever Being in Love? My Thought on Song of Solomon From The Bible



Have you ever been in love?
It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?
What’s it like when you fall in love?
You know you’re in love when…
You think of that person every single day.
At random... moments in the day, that person’s face pops up in your head
You can’t wait to speak to that person on the phone.
Maybe you talk for hours, just to hear this person’s voice.
If you receive a text message from that person, you read it with anticipation…then you read it over and over again.
When you get to the end of the text message, you’re disappointed; you just wish it would go on.
And if this person writes something giving the slightest indication that they feel the same way about you, it can make your whole day brighten up.
You can’t wait to see this person.
The time you spend together seems to go by quickly.
Hours go by like minutes.
You wish you could be with this person all the time.

Even, there are chances that you don’t really know this person too well or understand this person but you love anyway. In fact, those things make you love this person more. And when you have misunderstandings—you work things out. You try to understand each other’s point of view, and you make compromises—finding the middle ground in a way that both sides are satisfied.
 
Does this sound about right? Okay, now let me ask you this. If I were to ask you, do you love Jesus Christ, what you would say? I think all of us would say…yes, of course I love Him. I go to church, I pray, I read my Bible, I attend house fellowship and I’m a worker in the church (e.g. I am in the church choir).
 
But let me ask you again. Do you love Jesus? Do you think of Him every single day? At random moments in the day, does His face pop into your head? Does His thought make you happy?
Do you look forward all day to that moment of time at night when you can hangout- in your favourite place (your house) and kneel in quietness and meet him in prayer? Do you hear the sound of His voice, so sweet that the birds hush their singing? Do you feel the warmth of His embrace?
 
How about the love letter that God wrote to you? Do you open it with expectation? Do you read it over and over again? I’m talking about the Bible of course. And every time that the Bible mentions how much God loves you, does that make your whole day brighten up? And how about those moments when you are in God’s presence? In the church services, do you feel that the time you spend with God does go by quickly, or do you feel that it just goes on and on?

And what happens when you ask God for something and He said not now my beloveth. Do you just get angry, and say, "God is God—he’ll do whatever He want." Or do you get on your knees and spend time to communicate to him and say, "God, I love you, I want to understand where you’re coming from, even if we have to talk all night. I am not happy with you, but because I love you, and I know you love me, I think we can work things out".

Think through these questions…and then ask yourself again…do I really love God? I think a lot of us did experience this kind of love when we first gave our life to Jesus Christ. I know after I Alaba Mariam Saliu received the Holy Spirit 16 years ago, I made myself a firm commitment. I will pray every day…I will study God’s word inside and out…I will do work for him joyfully…not because I have to…not because anyone’s telling me to…not because I want anything from God in exchange…but only because…I love him. The truth is, over the years, things have changed. And so, I realize. I say I love God. But I don’t really.

It’s the same that happened to the church in Ephesus. Check Revelation 2:5—Yet, I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the high from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.

Do you love God? Are you like a bride waiting to marry her husband? Are you like the man and woman the songs of Solomon are talking about?

Imagine this scenario - an engaged couple who suddenly feels that spending time with her fiancé was boring and difficult. Imagine if this bride dreaded having to talk to his husband to be on the phone…and felt no joy when she was around him…if she felt this way, should the wedding go on?

Well, as a church (You and Me)…If our worship of God becomes dry and feels burdensome…If we don’t look forward to prayer…If we don’t feel joy when we’re in the presence of God. Then we’re like that bride, and we’re not ready to be married.

You see, Jesus Christ is exactly the same as He was when we first committed to him. It’s we who have changed. It’s our lives which have become complicated. It’s we who have wandered away from him. But the funny thing is…he still loves us anyway…he always has.

He still thinks about us every day. He still can’t wait for the moments that we decide to take time to talk to him. He cherishes the moments that we spend in his presence. So, as a bride, let’s wake up. Let’s remember back to the moment when we first accepted Jesus into our lives. Start over. Forget what lies behind…forget whatever happened since that day that has separated you from him…If a sin has caused you to be separated from him, repent of that sin and leave it.

Put aside everything that has caused you to forget your first love, and let’s prepare for the wedding day that’s written about in Revelation 19:7:

Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory For the wedding of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear (fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints)

Song of Solomon is also called “Song of Songs” and “Canticles.” is one of the nicest love songs ever written.

Now, when we hear the term ‘love song’ we tend to think of songs about physical love…the songs you hear on the radio or TV…”baby, baby, this” and “ baby I love you, jiggy that”

But those songs aren’t really about love. Or if they are, it’s infatuation.
But Song of Solomon is the greatest love songs, because they’re about a pure, spiritual love–the love that God has for us. Whatever else people call “love”, it’s just a mere shadow of God’s love.
And please read the Song of Solomon today; think about it from a spiritual sense.

The song of Solomon shows the relation between God and His people, or the relationship between Christ and the Church (You and me). Just imagine Chapter 3:4– It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me. “Christ desire over the believer cannot go, because He will not”. The mention of the "mother" excludes indecency, and communicates the idea of heavenly love, pure as a sister's, while passionate as a bride's. In another word Jesus love you and he will never let you go…….

The Summary of the Song of Solomon and how God expresses His love towards us –A voice calls to the other: They walk together (7:11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages). They talk together. They express how deeply they love each other (7:6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!). Their hearts are filled with such joy, they don’t want to leave.

So the next time you kneel down to pray, don’t just present your long list of requests to God. Don’t wander off and utter meaningless repetitions. Instead, plan a trip to the field, where you can walk, and talk, and be together alone with the One who loves you more than anyone has ever loved you.
 

 God bless as you ponder on these words.