Daddy made book launch a big deal #blog #blogging

The day could not come any faster after the night before. I slept well and had dreamed an event packed with people having fun. I’m not sure how you could have fun with a serious subject to discuss though. I was determined it would be a celebration of triumphing, overcoming not just for me but for my co- speakers.

You see we had planned ahead that it was time to share the stories of some much overlooked people in the community, only in this case Komal and Caroline happened to be close friends of mine. They had also suffered previously and had a passion to stop others experiencing same. Delightful and beautiful Asian models in their own right over the last month, met with each other and me to discuss how best to present their stories. You can imagine they individually have had to go through and how nerve wracking it would be to have to sit or stand in front of a forgiving audience some of whom might glare or stare at them all the while.

We were all excited and I think the social media channels had been blasted with words like ‘coming soon’ #beautifullyflawed #breakthesilence #pentoprint, photos and videos and much more. There were retweets, shares, comments, posts, Instagram hashtags and you name it, we found ways including banners to share word that domestic violence matters was coming to the agenda in the community of Barking and Dagenham.

Riddled but not labelled one of the boroughs with the highest recorded incidences of domestic violence, it seemed fitting that a community-oriented platform to address the matter was apt and timely.

His thinking, my thinking… #blog #blogging

It’s been a truly humbling week. One that deserves me taking back the complaining comments I have made in the past.

God is faithful and does not make sense too. But He’s God. 😁

I love the way He’s always reaching out to us. Take for example the lyrics of the song “Reckless Love”

Imagine how much I battled with posting the words, “Jesus is coming soon.” It is a statement not a topic for debate. He just is. You see when we start to reflect on life and truly realise it’s all about and for Him, God, we begin to grasp a little bit about His Love.

So unqualified yet God-qualified #blog #blogging

How well will it go to say to a King you have come on a mission to release their workforce from ‘slavery and oppression’ of a cruel rule?Not nice or easy. As if that was not bad enough, Daddy says, “by the way, this King will give you a tough time and I will need to do some killing before he lets you release my People!”

An impossible task made in heaven and articulated to man on earth.

Let’s review this man’s qualifications again?
– foreigner
– Born to slave parents
– Fugitive / wanderer
– Murderer on the run about to be extradited.
– Current CV occupation: shepherd last 40 years, expert in sheep 🐑 conversation 💭 and rearing
– Nervous speaker
– Stuttered Speech.
– Maybe low self esteem
– And more…🙊

Understanding #blog

This feels a little rushed… I don’t think I have been this aware of how powerful gratitude is! There are so many different ways God has shown His deep, unfailing love and sense of humour in my life and friends’. (Hope punctuation is good). Well I had the amazing opportunity to chat to another believer…

Psalm 139 #blog

Daddy take a long, deep and hard look at my life, do a thorough review. I am easy to read, what you see is what you get, even on social media, you know my true intentions.

Work your talent / gift #blog

Use your talent to get ahead, don’t hide it. ( it could end in punishment)

My Daddy says “a man’s gift will make way for him and being him before Great men.” His book also has a story / parable about three men and their talents.

Daddy’s book tips rule #blog

How many times do we get approached about a business opportunity with slated prices, quotes and terms that we feel are good? But after agreeing to it, we hear of someone else’s deal and feel we should have negotiated for more?

A story in my life comes to mind. I had applied twice for a role, same documents and all before I was called to an interview. To get the best chance I had answered every question, written verifiable completed examples of the tasks listed in job description to show my eligibility for the role. At the interview I was pretty confident about getting the position until one question ‘threw’ me! Undaunted but a little lacking in that confidence I had at the start, I offered an answer…

It’s who you know! #blog

Women have a role

To play here and away

And given the opportunity

People can easily see

That policies hostile, it’s unreal

Can get a second review

Cos where it’s so hard to see

That people are suffering

A change of hands

May be just the thing

To expose reality.

Making hay in the rain

It’s was just another morning! You appreciate by now that I refer to God as my daddy and He’s my best friend. Without getting into too much debate about his gender in a world where this issue evokes a variety of emotions for both sides, let me tell you more about Him. Well, I refer…

Phew!

Phew! A few crazy days with late nights at the office meant I was getting a little tired and needed a good night’s rest. I simply said ‘Lord you need to wake me up in time for the Schools session tomorrow” You see I have come to depend on Him for everything including being my…