Happy Father’s Day

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Dear God,

I thank you for this day. Thank you for gracing us with your one and only Son Jesus. I am grateful for your precious gift. Lord, I thank you for your sons here on Earth and for those who you have called home. Today is not an easy day for many of your children so Lord I have come as I am asking that your hands will rest upon each and everyone of your children. Every hurt, pain and tear, we surrender unto you. Your word reminds us that you are a “ father to the fatherless, a defender of widows” (Psalm 68:5) You are the greatest comforter. You are our source of peace. I pray for anyone reading this that you will find rest in Christ alone. For as many whose father’s are alive but are absent in their lives, I ask their Lord for your love and forgiveness to overflow in their relationship. Lord, I ask that they will reconcile with their Father’s. Let your will be done. For those whose father’s are present, may they cherish every moment with their fathers. For those whose father’s are no longer here with them, may your hands touch their hearts. May they experience your love in a deeper and fresh way daily. Father, I pray and ask that you will raise up a generation of men who will be leaders in their home but also in every areas of their lives; men who aren’t afraid of praying and professing your word. Heavenly Father, I ask that you will strengthen your sons. I ask that you will shoulder their burdens and draw them closer to your presence. May they have intimacy with you all the days of their lives. May they never lose sight of who you are. I pray that you will give each of your sons peace, wisdom and knowledge in every decision that they have to make. Your word remind us that “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7).  Father, I thank you every one of your sons. May you bless and sustain them each and every day of their life. In Jesus name, Amen.

With love,

Your Child

 Happy Father’s Day to every father around the world. You are loved. You are appreciated. You are special. Have a wonderful day. God loves you 🙂

“But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” ~Joshua 24:15

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Strength Amidst The Trauma

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Mission Statement:

We’re a nonprofit organization that educates children and adolescents in Ghana about Child Sexual Abuse prevention. Our safety lessons educate children from ages 4 to 18. The organization visits schools to educate children on the topic of Child Sexual Abuse and its prevalence at schools, homes, and on the streets. We let children know what touches are deemed inappropriate. At schools, we focus on safety lessons. Students are educated in interactive group settings with handouts and informative videos. The organization also host various “Street Editions” where young traders and hawkers are educated on the prevention of Sexual Abuse.

Establishment: 

CSA was established in 2016 in Accra Ghana. This vision of Combating Child Sexual Abuse was birth by Emma T. Akuffo. The founder states, “there’s an immense inattention to child sexual abuse in Ghana, this topic brings discomfort to many but we must acknowledge this as a problem and educate our young ones”. The organization utilizes young dedicated volunteers from various universities in Ghana to educate Children in schools and streets.

Goal:

The organization visits school and conducts sexual abuse prevention workshops. Each week the organization focuses on one school and educate on average, fifty students about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it. Our trained teaching volunteers present safety lessons to students. We let children know what touches are deemed inappropriate, and how to avoid and deal with leading situations. Students are educated in an interactive group settings with handouts and informative videos. The organization also host various “Street Editions” where young traders and hawkers are educated on the prevention of Sexual Abuse.

For more information, please visit our website and our contacts below

http://combatingcsa.org/

https://emmaadvocates.com/

 

Start Reading!

Education doesn’t end in the classroom. The month of April is almost over. What book are you currently reading? So for me, I am reading “Through The Eyes Of A Lion” by Levi Lusko. He shared his testimony while I attended Hillsong Church. It was a blessing and it led me to purchase his book immediately. I bought his book in November 2016 and I’m now reading it. Why? Well I was in college. Though I read while in college, I didn’t get to read this precious book. I’m almost finished. It’s a sad book but yet contains so many nuggets. The books enlisted are the ones I’ve read for the past three months. I’m getting my book ready for the Month of May. God is doing a new thing. My word for this year is Consistency. I will stay focused and not lose sight of what God is doing in my life and around me. It’s very important for us to read. There’s always something to learn when we expand our horizons. You learn so much through other people’s experiences. You don’t always have to wait to be in the situation to have knowledge on how to approach it. There are people who have been through the trials we have faced. They don’t write to share their experiences just for the sake of it. They write to help us when we are also faced with a similar trial. Many times, we can take reading for granted. We don’t value it. If it’s not a requirement for a college assignment, we don’t consider it to be a priority. As a child, my father would always take us to the library to pick up a book. He always taught me the importance of having a dictionary. When you don’t understand a word, look in the dictionary. When you read, you enhance your vocabulary. Though, I don’t always pick up a dictionary, I google the word to get the meaning. I admit that they have been times when I just overlook the word but for the most part, I carry the words my father taught me as a child. So my suggestion for you today is consider reading a book every month, If you haven’t started, it’s not too late. Look for a book on Amazon or pick up a book at your library. Join the fun and adventure :).

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Feel free to leave any book recommendations for me. Jesus loves you. Have a lovely day 🙂

 

Basic 101: Etiquette

Basic 101

For starters, we will start off by defining what etiquette means. According to dictionary.com, etiquette is defined as a “conventional requirement as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.” The purpose of etiquette isn’t to put on a show or to prove that anyone is better in any way. I believe that when someone has an understanding of basic etiquette, they won’t feel awkward when they are in a social event or even while having a conversation because they will be familiar with the topic. Etiquette starts at home. There are many things you won’t learn until your disgraced in public.

Places where etiquette can be beneficial.

  1. During an interview
  2. At dinner with your coworkers
  3. Date Night with your partner
  4. Having a conversation with your teacher
  5. Dinner With Your Girls

Social Etiquette Question:

When should you start eating?

  1. As soon as you are served
  2. After everyone is served
  3. When the waitress tells you to start eating.

What should you do with your knife and fork to signal that you have finished eating?

1. Place your utensils next to each other, on the tablecloth, above your plate.

2. Lay the knife and fork across your plate with the handles at four o’clock.

3. Position your utensils on your plate so that the knife and fork form an “X”.

Is it important to be on time for dinner, interviews, or other events? Yes or No

Though this answer is yes, many people have a problem with arriving on time for anything. Its takes 30 seconds to make an impression. Being late to important events makes you unreliable.

Basic Manners

  1. Say Please & Thank you: This may seem like common sense but not many say please or thank you these days.
  2. Learn To Apologize: When you do something to someone, say sorry. If you aren’t aware of what you did and they bring it to your attention, try to make amends with that person.
  3. Ask Questions: If you have a question concerning something, don’t be afraid. Sometimes, the question you want to ask is most likely what someone wants to also ask.
  4. Say Excuse Me: It doesn’t hurt to say excuse me when your walking and someone is standing in the way. Say it in a polite manner.
  5. Respect Yourself: If you can’t respect yourself, no one will respect you either. My mother always says “The way we carry ourselves plays a role on how people will treat us.”
  6. Listen: When someone is talking, take the time to listen. Don’t jump into conclusions. Allow them to finish. If you have an input on what they are saying, find a way to speak to them.
  7. Return Things When Borrowed: This is a very big deal especially when your friends lend you money or anything in general. Don’t take their kindness for granted.
  8. Clean Up After YourselfDon’t expect anyone to clean up after you. If you go to the bathroom, flush the toilet. Clean up the sink after brushing your teeth. Leaving toothpaste inside the sink isn’t cute. Take out the garbage. Wash your dishes. Don’t wait for anyone to do it. Always check your surroundings.
  9. Wash Your Hands: This seems like it’s common sense but not everyone wash their hands. That’s why sometimes you can’t eat from certain people because they aren’t clean. Wash your hands. I can’t stretch it enough 🙂
  10. Close Your Mouth While Eating: Lol sometimes, the food is so good but i’ve learned that no one want to see what’s inside your mouth.
  11. Open The Door For Others: Though this may seem like it’s common sense, not many people do it anymore. Yes, some people may not say thank you, but never let that stop you from opening the door when you can.
  12. Focus when people are talking: Give them your attention. Don’t be on your phone. It’s very rude. Allow them to open up to you. If you can’t give them your undivided attention, don’t that from them.
  13. Stand Up For The Elderly: If you are sitting on the bus or train and you see an elderly person, be kind in giving up your seat.
  14. Don’t Put Your Foot Everywhere: Especially when your on the bus or sitting waiting at the hospital. Keep your foot where it belongs (on the floor).
  15. Smile: 🙂

There are so many etiquettes out there, but these are just a few. I hope these were helpful to you. Have a lovely day 🙂

 

 

 

 

Great Apps

Have you been looking for great apps to add to your phone collection? If so, this post is just for you 🙂

*Holy Bible App

To Do List/Organization Apps

  • AnyList (Grocery Shopping)
  • Evernote
  • WunderList
  • Trello
  • Google Keep
  • Todoist
  • Any.do
  • Swipes-To do & Task list
  • Asana
  • Planoly
  • UNUM Design

Creative Works (Poster, Banners, Design,Writing & etc.)

  • Canva
  • Over
  • Hobnob Invitations & Text RSVP
  • SocialNote
  • Grammarly
  • Cortana
  • PicMonkey
  • Font Candy
  • ImageQuote
  • Quotes Creator
  • Hanx Writer
  • Pinterest

Photography/Video (Editing)

  • Snapseed
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photo Editor-
  • Polarr Photo Editor
  • Color Pop Photo Editor Effects
  • Filterra
  • VSCO
  • Splice Video Editor
  • Photo Editor by Aviary
  • Facetune
  • Photofy Content Creation
  • VivaVideo
  • Moldiv (Photo Editor)
  • Enlight Photofox Photo Editor
  • Jane
  • 1967-Vintage Filters
  • PicLab-Photo Editor

Games

  • Ruzzle (Word Games)
  • Solitaire
  • Candy Crush
  • Farm Heroes Saga
  • Toon Blast
  • Scrabble
  • Fun Run 2
  • Subway Surfers
  • Flow Free
  • Elevate (Word Games)
  • Peak (Brain Training)
  • Trivia Crack
  • Hi Words (Word Search)
  • Word Search Pro
  • Piano Tiles
  • A Year Of Riddles
  • Panda Pop

Travel (Plane Ticket/Transportation)

  • Sky Scanner
  • Skylagged
  • Kiwi.com
  • Hopper
  • Agoda
  • Expedia
  • Momondo
  • Cheap Flights
  • Trivago
  • Uber
  • Citymapper Transit Navigation
  • Transit (Bus & Subway Times)
  • Waze Navigation & Live Traffic
  • Here WeGo-City Navigation

Languages/Education

  • Duolingo
  • Babbel
  • Busuu
  • Memrise
  • Mondly
  • Khan Academy
  • Yousician
  • Quizlet
  • Mathway
  • PhotoMath
  • Slader (Homework Answers)
  • Epic (Kids 6-8)
  • iTranslate Voice
  • Bookmate

Health/Lifestyle

  • Steps App Pedometer
  • Weight Loss Fitness
  • Daily Burn
  • Waterlogged
  • Productive-Habit Tracker
  • ATracker Time Tracker
  • Drink Water Reminder N Tracker
  • Smoothie Recipe Pro
  • Mealime
  • HelloFresh
  • BigOven
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner
  • Panna
  • FoodNetwork
  • Tasty
  • Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box
  • Epicurious
  • Fooducate Nutrtion Tracker
  • Healthy Food Meal
  • Vegan Recipes Meal Planner
  • Kitchen Stories
  • Snap Guide

Women’s Health

  • Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker
  • Clue (Health & Period Tracker)
  • Period Tracker App-Eve
  • Life Period Tracker

Music

  • Youtube
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • Sound Cloud
  • Musi (Simple Music Streaming)
  • IheartRadio
  • Shazam

Coupons

  • RetailMeNot
  • KrazyCoupon Lady
  • Coupons.com
  • Shopular
  • Groupon
  • Dosh
  • Boxed: Bulky Quality Essentials

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post. Until next time, stay blessed & have a lovely day 🙂

Book Of The Month

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What have you been reading? Before the year started, my goal was to read at least one book every month. I started this challenge last year. I enjoy reading different novels but I love books that are educative. It isn’t easy to read a month every month when you have so much to do but if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish anything. So I’m sure you have seen this book or have heard about it. To be honest, when this book released, I wasn’t hyped. It wasn’t until I attended a church service/workshop with them. They were guest speakers at a church and my friend wanted to attend. Friend: “It’s not everyday your going to see Meagan Good and Devon Franklin”. So we attended the church service and it was a great experience. Afterwards, we got the opportunity to meet them personally. There was where I purchased my book. They signed it and we took pictures with them. They were nice and their presence lightened up the entire room.

I met them 2016 and I’m now reading the book. It’s better now than never at all. At the time, I was in school. Let’s be honest, when your in college, you don’t have so much time on your hands at all. So now that I’m out of college, there aren’t any excuses since I’m still looking for a job. I know I will find one by God’s grace. For now, just trying to be productive in the season that I am in. I started this book yesterday. So far, so good. I’m also reading another book with someone by Rick Warren: A Purpose Driven Life. That has been an interesting read by far. There’s always something to learn from someone’s experience. If you are reading a book this month, please feel free to share.

Here is my book read for the month of January.

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If can purchase this book, go right ahead. It was a blessing. I found out about Priscilla Shirer through a friend while in college. She would share her sermons with me and even recommended me one of her books by name of “The Resolution For Women”. To be honest, I started this book last year and I’m close but not almost to finish. I will definitely finish this book this year. You can also check out a movie she starred on called “War Room”. I hope it will be a blessing to you as it was to me.

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Here is a link you can watch it on. Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged 🙂

http://m4ufree.tv/watch-tao0-war-room-2015-movie-online-free-m4ufree.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Write It Down

  1. What have you been thinking about lately?
  2. What are some of your goals for 2018?
  3. How have you been physically, mentally, emotionally since the year started?
  4. Are you growing spiritually? If not, what are you willing to do to draw closer to God?
  5. What do you find yourself stressing about lately?
  6. Do you laugh often?
  7. What brings you joy?
  8. When it comes to your finances, are you saving or spending more?
  9. Who are your friends? Are they genuine people? If not, why do you consider them your friends?
  10. Are you a friend? Do you take the time to reach out to your friends?
  11. From a scale of 1 to 10, how has your relationship been with your family since the year started?
  12. If there are three words you hope this year would be, what will it be?
  13. Since the year started, do you find yourself going out to eat more outside or have you been cooking more at home?
  14. Would you say that you have been using your time wisely?
  15. When was the time you read a book? Are you planning on reading any books on your personal time?
  16. Who do you need to still forgive?
  17. Where are some of places you’ll would like to travel to in 2018?
  18. What projects have you been working on?
  19. Have you been focused or easily distracted since the year started?
  20. What are you willing to do to accomplish your goals?

Until next time, live, love and be you always 🙂