HERE’S WHAT’S UP: FIVE THINGS

First, homeschooling is going on well. The kids have learned so much, we have bonded more with them and all the pencils in our house are short of erasers. I thought we had more than enough pencils until we started homeschooling. But guess what? I’m getting more comfortable with this journey. It’s a crazy good one.

Secondly, I am stuffing my tummy with all the fresh corn and groundnuts (peanuts) it can take. Mr N came home with a BIG bag of corn on Friday. I peeled some and dumped into the pot for boiling. I started eating as soon as it was done, while it was still hot… and I haven’t looked back since then. Same with the groundnuts. The fresh groundnuts that taste EXACTLY like the one back home came into my life on Saturday morning. I almost don’t want to leave my house because of the presence of this epic duo. I love you corn and groundnuts. I love you, Mr N. *Takes a huge bite off the cob*

Thirdly, I just received my very own study Bible and this book by Lysa Terkeust called, Uninvited : Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely from Amazon! I love reading Lysa’s devotional write-ups on the Proverbs 31 Ministries. I love the sincerity and vulnerability in the posts there so that’s my go-to devotional every morning. I have their button installed right on my sidebar so you can access them too. But let’s talk about this book by Lysa for a moment. I have read her devotionals related to the book and I can so relate to the things she writes. Do you ever feel like people don’t really love or care about you? Do you ever feel like you do not, ‘belong’? You can always live feeling loved no matter what the circumstances around you say. I can’t wait to curl up on the couch when the kids are in bed and eat this book. Affil link:

Fourthly, my hair! My hair!! My hair!!! I purchased the wig you see me rocking on the picture on top. But this hair looks “jaga jaga” to me oo. Or is it that I’m not wearing it well? Is this how it is supposed to be? This afternoon, the wind kept blowing fiercely on it as though some evil person sent it to take off the wig and disgrace me. That’s it! I’m getting braids!

Fifthly,

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. 

(Matthew 5, NLT)

These words spoke deep into my soul this morning. You are the salt of the earth. Don’t lose your saltiness. LET your light shine; You have to let your light shine. It should be intentional. Don’t just live hoping that your light will shine. Put that lamp on a stand and not under the table. Be a bold Christian. Be ‘aggressive’ with your generosity. Be ‘aggressive’ with your Christ-likeness. Let your light shine. To me, I’ll start by paying more attention to my neighbours, greeting them even when their heads are bowed and genuinely caring for them.

I know I said five but there is a sixth thing, people! If you read this to the end then yay! Come here and take a hug. Let’s take this relationship to the next level. Here is how:  Leave a comment below to

1. Tell us your views on homeschooling
2. Tell us if you love boiled fresh corn and groundnuts
3. Tell us one book that changed your life.
4. Tell us one hair style you really like OR
5. One Bible verse that has changed your entire life.

That’s what’s up with me! See ya shortly.

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19 Comments

  1. home schooling? please how does that work for a working mom. is it even possible? I love it but so scared to even think of starting it with my kids.

  2. Hi Patty,
    It is very possible for a working mom to homeschool. It could be a bit challenging but with the right schedule you can do it! If I can run this blog and homeschool then I'm sure you can. Organisation is everything. However, if exclusive homeschooling doesn't work for your family at this time, just put more effort into doing school work with your kids at home. Don't be scared, dearie. The child's best teacher is most likely the parent because you know your kids more than anyone else does. Thanks for leaving a comment!

  3. Yay! Coming for my hug. Well done on the homeschooling, and your hair looks nice! But I'm a fan of braids as well, so feel free to switch it up. Corn and Pear is a fave of mine!! Finally I really like number 5. We must be intentional about letting our light shine.

    Well done Precious!

    http://www.KacheeTee.com

  4. Rich dad, Poor dad changed my views years ago that i came across the book. You're right a child's best teacher is his parents especially at childhood

  5. Thanks, Kachee!
    Is Pear what you guys call Ube? We call it "Plum". That together with corn is a match made in foodie heaven. We must indeed be intentional about letting the light in us shine.
    Have a great week, dear!

  6. I've heard good things about that book, Tunde. I should get it ASAP.

  7. Glad to know homeschooling is going on well dear.I love the bible but this verse always come to me through it all Eccl 9:11King James Version (KJV) "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all!

  8. I love that verse!
    Time and chance happen to them all.
    Thank you for sharing, dear.

  9. A wig….That's what I need. I had a big chop the 2nd time this year and have out my wigs when I had my first one so I would rock my hair. But now ehe. .I'm wishing I didn't.

    You have a beautiful blog.

    Damiesdiary.blogspot.com

  10. Your hair is beautiful ma'm. The first thing I saw! Great to know homeschooling is working for you.

    I love mohawks and red hair. Lol. Plus, I have read so many books. It's hard to choose but I'd recommend three:

    – 'Purpose-driven life' by Rick Warren
    'Never Give up' by Joyce Meryer 
    – 'Ablaze for God' by Duewel (Currently reading this. Great book)

    That's what's up! 🙂

  11. Thanks Damie!
    Wigs make our lives better.

  12. Mohawks and red hair! You sound like a really groovy person oo, Amaka.
    "Ablaze for God" sounds like a book that will very well fit into my life right now.
    Thanks for sharing, hun!

  13. Good to know homeschooling is going well? Please can you tell me how you schedule it for the kids? 2 hours? 3 hours? Mornings?…As for hair,I think I was Diana Ross in my former life cos I love full hairdos. The fuller the better. Love corn and pear but I'm more in love with Corn from KFC. I keep trying to find out what they add to the corn to taste so great. Books…a lot especially from Joyce Meyer.
    http://www.bubusboulevard.com/7-injustices-in-the-world-just-for-laughs/

  14. HAHAHAHA! Now you are making me picture Diana Ross.
    About homeschooling I really don't have a schedule. That's almost impossible with my toddler around- there's poop when there should Math.
    However I try to get them study in the morning. If that doesn't happen then we study later in the day.
    I've never tried the corn from KFC. Now you are making me want to try it.

  15. Hi
    So home schooling… glad its going out great…. My sister homeschools her kids sometimes I drop by to visit and end up being the Math tutor hahahahahaha but doesnt it get a tad emotional when dealing ealry learners when what seems like a simple concept is not being grasped after hours of explanation and the frustration kicks in when you ask if they have a question and they say yes and you ask what? and they ask can I go play outside yet, since they are home already…..? lol how do you handle such?

    I love boiled corn and groundnuts roasted or otherwise ^_^ and peanut butter naturally my gran always whips up a batch of homemade peanut butter when I visit her …. what love ^_^

    Hairstyle… I would have to say Locks… my hair is slightly longer than shoulder length and everyone calls me rasta hahhahaha and I dont know why but people just warm to people with locks like ONE LOVE!!! Bob Marley to you tooo hahahha its totally weird and fun.

    ~B

  16. LOL! I wish had an impromptu Maths tutor like you in my corner. Sometimes the kids are justnot ready for the lessons we try to give to them. It's fun all the same.

    Awwww! How sweet of your gran!

    I have thought of having locks too. Can't imagine how it will look like on me. Hope people won't be dancing Reggae behind me. LOL

    Thank you for swinging by, B! Your comment brought me so much joy.

  17. For home schooling: I will quote Mahatma Ghandi "there is no school equal to a descent home and no teacher equals a virtuous parent". Only very few parents like you can homeschool. I will like to know if you follow a curriculum or is it child led.I bow for you dear. great job.
    For the hair I love it di muc..
    Then u make me langa fresh corn and groundnuts

  18. That quote is so on point!
    We do follow a curriculum, dear.
    Please don't bow for me. It is only by the grace of God.

  19. How am I just seeing this post?First off you are an amazing woman for homeschooling.I do not have an inkling on how to do that and I don't think I can.I love boiled corn and coconut,I hate ube/pear with it.I love deep kinky Brazilian hair but I'm not in a place to invest in it just yet.Like someone said in the comments the purpose driven life is one book I can't forget and it makes me remember the person who got it for me who I really do not like to remember. lol!
    As for bible verses I have a lot but Habakkuk 2:3 keeps me sane in times when I want to give up.

    http://www.cheecheelive.com

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