Posts

SINGLENESS: WAITING ON PURPOSE, NOT PANIC

Image
What better way to celebrate Valentine's than with a post on single-hood.
I don't know about you but I was excited to come to Campus mainly because of two things. First, the most important one, Education, the key to success (clearly my parents read my blogs).
The second was to meet my future husband. Almost all the married folks I knew from church met in campus or in that season of their life. But now, I have a semester left and it seems Cupid's quiver is empty.
Overall my years as a single girl have been awesome! I think it has something to do with all the drama I've seen my friends deal with while my single self takes naps and watches more YouTube videos. But mostly because of my strong, strong support system. I am so grateful to God for the amazing friends and family.
Aaah wow, how I wish I could end this article here, isn't it just perfect? Single and content because she has her eyes fixed on the Lord and the great friends He has provided, praise Jesus.

The tr…

GLOW UP HACKS EVEN KYLIE JENNER CANNOT MATCH

Image
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2)
Sometimes I go online to "check up" on old friends (it's not stalking if it's from a place of concern). A lot of times I can barely recognise these people. Puberty was really good to most of them. Well puberty, dieting, exercise, a ton of beauty products, insane pressure from society to look a certain way, low self esteem and/or plain vanity. Sorry, too harsh? I'm speaking from my own experience as a millennial female.

There is always that girl (whom I am deeply envious of) who lost half her weight, learned to contour, started to dress up and figured out Instagram filters and now looks…

THE WALKING DEAD ARE AMONG US

Image
Rom 8:13 for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live.While some people are living, other's are content to merely walk the planet, dead inside and pretending to be happy."If I get saved, I'll have to stop having sex with my boyfriend and he will leave me." I'm not even speculating, those are actual words that I have been told. What followed was a very long conversation about the value of salvation over a relationship no matter if it has lasted 5 years.People have told me that they are not ready to accept Jesus just yet normally sugar coated this way, "there's some stuff I need to work on first." Basically what they mean is that they still want to rave and drink for a while. It's not about guilt because even after you tell them come as you are, they still insist.I do not know if we understand how weighty these matters are. To refuse to be born again is essentially s…

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO GLORIFY GOD (From Playlist to Fashion)

Image
Music and Modesty, two topics that grieve every youth pastor on the planet. Most young people like to listen to trash so long as it's trendy, and they dress like it too. You cannot convince them otherwise.When I got born again, I was promptly informed that listening to "secular" music was wrong. In my eagerness I deleted all my music and downloaded a boatload of Toby Mac and Lecrea.But not long afterwards, Pink and Drake would find there way back to my playlist. Thus began the never ending cycle of deleting and adding. It was a process largely sustained by guilt and evolving musical taste.My spiritual "renaissance" came in 2016. It's the time I made up my mind to be hot or cold. To follow Jesus with a steely resolve, to look upon Him resolutely and to let Him have all of me. (It's been quite the journey, ups have been ups and downs have been rock bottom, but that's a story for another day).I was watching Hillsong the movie when I got convicted about…

REMEMBER THOSE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS YOU MADE?

Image
So you made resolutions at the beginning of the year. I challenge you to do the toughest thing ever, to see them through to the very end.

I know you may have slacked but the Bible says seven times the righteous fall just to get back again. So yes. Fish out those dreams and goals from where you left them to die and start or restart.


For my resilient people who have not stopped, who are chasing their dreams and achieving, I'm proud of you and so is God. Keep going, don't stop.

Finally, the most important bit, bring all your plans to God. Let Him have it. Let Him change them to align to His own. Let Him teach you to do everything He has told you to, without fear, without pride.

To New Year Resolutions. May we make them, may we achieve them. In Jesus Name.
Thank you for reading.
Have a great week!
Make Jesus proud!

CHURCH HEROINES, WOMEN FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.

Image
If the cause of Christ is a war, many have fought in it. Many women, though often unmentioned, have and continue to charge forward into enemy territory, ravaging it and laying it bare for the glory of our King. As I write this, it is International Women's Day and I couldn't be prouder of these Warrior Princesses. 
Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth was born a slave. She was separated from her parents at the age of nine when her first owner sold her and some sheep for $100. She endured sexual assault and beatings for many years. She fell in love with a slave from a neighboring farm and they had a daughter together, but his owner forbade the relationship because legally all children of that union would belong to Truth's master.
Later Truth was practically "bred" with an older slave from her farm and had other children. When she couldn't take it anymore, Truth risked death by escaping together with her infant child. 

As a free woman, Truth heard and accepted the Gosp…

A HEART STAYED ON GOD (Part 3 of the idolatry series)

Image
This series has left me shook. Studying the word of God and examining myself has been hard. I have had to stare at my wayward heart, to see just how unfair I am to God sometimes. I have walked out my good Christian girl safety net and walked into the light where I am absolutely bare before Him. It really is an ongoing journey of finding an idol and letting God uproot it. I just pray that it gets easier, that I become more willing to let go. If you haven't read the rest of the series click here for part one and here for part two.
Here's the conclusion of the matter, at least for now. A heart devoid of idols takes this path.

1. HONEST EVALUATION.

Identifying idols takes a raw honesty to the things we are not allowed to question like how much we love our family, the things we don't like to think about like what if my whole face was burned off, to the seemingly mundane things like do I skip Bible Study to sleep more? It is a daunting task that only the truly honest can undert…