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14.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 12 - Great is thy Faithfulness

Welcome to Day 12 of our #21DaysofPraise series! Today, we celebrate the faithfulness of God. 

Praise for His Faithfulness

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God is too faithful!

Verse of the Day: Lamentations 3:22-23
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” — (NIV)

“The Lord’s loyal kindness never ceases; his compassions never end. They are fresh every morning; your faithfulness is abundant!” — (TPT)
Throughout my life, God’s faithfulness has been a constant source of comfort and strength. His unwavering love and mercy are renewed every morning, and for that, I give Him praise.

Reflecting on my journey, I can see countless instances where God’s faithfulness has carried me through, especially from being single to marriedI have really come a long way - from crying over heartbreaks upon heartbreaks to being married to KachiI am in awe of how my life has become so much better every passing day. God has faithfully kept His word; He has never failed me yet.

13.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 11 - Counting Daily Blessings

Welcome to Day 11 of our #21DaysofPraise series! Today, we focus on the multitude of blessings that God showers upon us daily. Often, in the hustle and bustle of life, we may overlook the small, yet significant ways God blesses us each day.

Praise for Daily Blessings

She is a daily reminder… 😊

Verse of the Day: Psalm 103:2-5
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” — (NIV)
“With my whole heart—with my whole life and with my innermost being—I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God! Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration. How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness you’ve done for me? You’ve kissed my heart with forgiveness, in spite of all I’ve done. You’ve healed me inside and out from every disease. You’ve rescued me from hell and saved my life. You’ve crowned me with love and mercy. You satisfy my every desire with good things. You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky!” — (TPT)
Every morning, I try to start my day by counting my blessings. From the breath in my lungs to the roof over my head, these daily blessings are constant reminders of God’s goodness. I keep a gratitude diary (or journal as it is now called), jotting down every little blessing I noticed throughout the day. This practice shifted my perspective, and I began to see God’s hand in every detail of my life. Even the seemingly insignificant moments—like a kind word from a friend or a beautiful picture—became powerful reminders of God’s love and care.

This is one of the many reasons I look forward to November. Every day, I intentionally share my thoughts, experiences, and blessings publicly. By the end of the year, I am always in awe. God is so faithful. Check out my November to Remember Diaries.

12.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 10 - Strength in the Storm

Can I let you in on a secret? This #21DaysofPraise series is a strategic one for navigating through our storms. Today, as we focus on the power of praising God even in the midst of life’s challenges and trials; We are reminded that no matter how fierce the storm, God is greater, and He is with us, guiding us through to the other side.

Welcome to Day 10! 

Praise in the Storm

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Thinking about the day and place this particular picture was taken always makes me laugh. 😂

Verse of the Day: Psalm 27:1 
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” — (NIV)

“The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way; he’s the source of my salvation to defend me every day. I fear no one! I’ll never turn back and run from you, Lord; surround and protect me.” — (TPT)

It's Friday, often tagged “Flashback Friday” by social media marketers. So, let's take a little flashback to… when no one understood what I was going through, including myself.. 

Everything seemed to be falling apart—relationships, finances, career. I felt like I was drowning in my troubles. But in the middle of this chaos, I chose to praise God. I would sing worship songs and read Psalms of praise. I would share encouraging words to help those struggling too. It was quite a journey.

How do we navigate life’s storms when friends are distant, our safe havens have disappeared, and we’re tossed about with nothing left? You lose your job. You’re struggling in multiple classes. Your home feels like a war zone. You’ve just been diagnosed with a serious illness. Your church is facing major challenges. There is depression. And so on. 

11.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 9 - Embraced by His Love ❤️

I’ve been reflecting on the depth of God's love since I woke up this morning and mehn, my heart is about to explode! Are you aware that God is seriously gushing over you? Check this out! 

Welcome to Day 9 of our #21DaysofPraise Series!

Praise for God's Love

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Today, we bask in the overwhelming love of God. His love is boundless, unchanging, and available to us at all times. It’s the kind of love that reaches the deepest parts of our hearts and transforms our lives.

Verse of the Day: Romans 8:38-39 

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." — (NIV)

"So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love." — (TPT)
Reflecting on my life, I can see the undeniable evidence of God’s love. It’s all over me!!! I see it! I feel it! I smell it! God loves me!

Times when I felt completely unworthy and lost, struggling with self-doubt and fear were the most times I lost sight of God’s love for me. I dabbled into unhealthy relationships. I fell into sin and did things that were so beneath my identity in Christ. 

Are You Aware That God is Seriously Gushing Over You? Check These Out!

Have you ever considered that God is utterly and completely in love with you? Yes, you! Sometimes, we get so caught up in our daily lives and struggles that we forget this truth. Let’s remind ourselves just how deeply and passionately God loves us. 

Verses to Embrace God’s Love


It is my desire to lavish my love on you. 


Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 


I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. 


For I am the perfect father. 

10.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 8 - Standing on His Promises

Welcome to Day 8 of our #21DaysofPraise series! Today, we focus on the incredible promises of God. His promises are sure and steadfast, providing us with hope and assurance in every situation. 

Praise for God's Promises

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This picture right here is a symbol of me standing on God’s promises. 

Verse of the Day: 2 Corinthians 1:20
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.” — (NIV)

“For all of God’s promises find their ‘yes’ of fulfillment in him. And as his ‘yes’ and our ‘amen’ ascend to God, we bring him glory!” — (TPT)
When I am feeling distant from Jesus, wondering if He truly cares, if He notices my dilemmas, the antidote is not sheer willful determination to have more faith. This only leads me to despairing guilt.

Instead, I turn to the truth of God’s promises. I fill my mind with the truth of all He’s promised me, and soon, that truth begins to create feelings of love, joy and hope in my heart.

As we meditate on God’s promises today, let’s be encouraged by the truth that His Word never fails. His promises are our anchor in the storms of life, and they provide us with hope, strength, and direction.

One particular promise that has always held me up is found in Jeremiah 29:11: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

9.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 7 - Under His Wings

Welcome to Day 7 of our #21DaysofPraise series! As we reflect on God’s protection today, let’s remember that He is always watching over us, ready to shield us from harm.

Praise For Protection and Safety


Verse of the Day: Psalm 91:4 
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” — (NIV)

"His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm." — (TPT)
In a world of uncertainty and chaos, it’s comforting to know that we can find refuge under God’s wings. He is our shield, our stronghold, and our safe place.

There have been so many “I-could-have-died” moments in my life where I’ve felt God’s protective hand. One recent instance stands out vividly. We were driving home from a Christmas trip when a trailer suddenly swerved into our lane. I had barely a second to react, having just smiled at the driver a mile back. Miraculously, the people around us screamed, and the trailer stopped just before almost crushing our car from behind. I knew without a doubt that God had intervened. His protection was evident, and I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

8.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 6 - Led by His Hand

It’s Day 6 of our #21DaysofPraise series! Today, we turn our hearts towards thanking God for His guidance. Every step we take, every decision we make, is shaped by His loving hand guiding us through life’s journey.

Praise for His Guidance and Direction

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 32:8
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (NIV)

“I hear the Lord saying, ‘I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide.’” — (TPT)
In life, we often face crossroads and difficult decisions. During these moments, God’s guidance becomes our most precious resource. He promises to instruct and teach us, providing the direction we need to navigate our journey.

There have been countless times in my life where I didn’t know which path to take. One such time was when I faced a major career decision. I was struggling with what path to follow. I was torn and unsure, but as I prayed and sought God’s guidance, He provided clarity. Through His Word, the counsel of friends, and a deep sense of peace, I knew the direction to take. His guidance was like a gentle whisper, leading me on the right path.

7.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 5 - The Blessing of Relationships

Today is so perfect. It’s 07/07. Happy perfect Sunday! Welcome to Day 5 of our #21DaysofPraise series. In the spirit of fellowship at church, let’s praise God for the people He has placed in our lives.

Praise for Family and Friends

This picture was taken today. Freshly after church. 🙂

Verses of the Day: Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” — (NIV)
I don’t know what my life would have been without the people in it. Life is already hard as it is. No matter how much faith we have, life is hard. We all need trustworthy people to walk by our sides through the ups and downs we face, celebrating our successes, showing compassion for our struggles, and encouraging us to keep going. True friends and supporting family can be hard to find, and if we’re blessed enough to have them, we should cherish and appreciate them as the gifts from God they are.

It is incredibly amazing how God brings people into my life just when I need them. My family and friends are truly one of His greatest gifts. They laugh with me in my joy, comfort me in my sorrow, and walk with me through seasons. Oh, Lord, thank You!

6.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 4 - His Restorative Healing

Welcome to Day 4 of our #21DaysofPraise series. Today, I am filled with gratitude as I reflect on God’s healing power.

Praise for Healing

21 Days of Praise: Day 4 - His Restorative Healing

Verse of the Day: Jeremiah 30:17
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord." (NIV)

"Yes, I will restore you to health. I will heal your wounds. I, Yahweh, declare it!" (TPT)

Whether it’s physical, emotional, or spiritual healing, God has shown His mercy and love through His restorative touch. He is the Great Physician, always ready to heal our wounds and renew our strength. 

There were plenty moments in my life when I felt broken (the stories are all on this blog) and in need of healing. During those times, God's presence brought me comfort and recovery. Like a doctor, He does a Heart Check on me. His healing power is not just limited to physical ailments but extends to our hearts and minds, bringing wholeness and peace.

I have experienced God’s restorative healing firsthand. Oh, my heart has been through so many surgeries and back. Glory to God! I have a special name I call God in those seasons; My Heart Keeper. God is always ready and willing to mend my heart each time the people I love hurt me. I just cry to Him, Dear Heart Keeper…

5.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 3 - His Faithful Provision

Welcome to Day 3 of our #21DaysofPraise series. Today, let’s focus on praising God for His faithful provision in our lives.

Praise for Provision 

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Isn't it amazing how God meets our needs? Not just the big, obvious ones, but even the little things we sometimes overlook.

Verse of the Day: Philippians 4:19
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." (NIV)

“I am convinced that my God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through Jesus Christ!” (‭TPT‬‬)
God's provision comes in many forms—physical, emotional, spiritual, and more. Recognizing His hand in our daily lives helps us to remain thankful and trust in His constant care.

I remember a time when I was feeling incredibly lonely. It was a season where many of my close friends had moved away, and I felt isolated. I prayed for companionship and community. One day, I decided to accept an invitation to join a group for a tour on a whim. Little did I know, this group would become a source of deep friendships and support.

4.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 2 - The Gift of Salvation

Welcome to Day 2 of our #21DaysofPraise series! Today, we are focusing on the incredible gift of salvation that we have through Jesus Christ. 

Praise for Salvation

21 days of praise - Gift of salvation

Verse of the Day: Ephesians 2:8
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (NIV) 
“For by grace you have been saved by faith. Nothing you did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the love gift from God that brought us to Christ!” (TPT)

Reflecting on the gift of salvation fills our hearts with gratitude. It's not something we could ever earn; it's a gift freely given by a loving God.

I remember the moment I truly understood the depth of God's grace. It was during a church service when the speaker spoke about how Jesus made her life anew. It was a vibrant speaker who came to the Teens' church at the time. She spoke passionately about how the sacrifice on the cross was for each of us individually. I was smitten – both by her delivery and her conviction. I felt a weight lift off my shoulders as I wholeheartedly accepted this truth and embraced the freedom and joy that come with salvation.

3.7.24

21 Days of Praise: Day 1 - In Awe of His Creation

Welcome to the first day of our #21DaysofPraise series! Over the next three weeks, we will journey together in praising God for His many blessings and attributes. Today, we begin by focusing on the beauty and majesty of God's creation.

Praise for Creation


Praising God for the beauty and majesty of His creation.
Verse of the Day: PsaIm 19:1
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."(NIV)
“God’s splendor is a tale that is told, written in the stars. Space itself speaks his story through the marvels of the heavens. His truth is on tour in the starry vault of the sky, showing his skill in creation’s craftsmanship.” (TPT) I love it!
As I look around at the world God has made, I am filled with awe and wonder. The intricate details of a flower, the beautiful colours on butterflies, the vastness of the night sky, the power of the ocean waves—all of these speak to the greatness of our Creator.

There is so much about basking in that awe. Such moments are precious. Like when I am at the beach. Ah! 

One of my most profound moments of worship happened during a walk on the mountains (a peep into our honeymoon). As I stood on a peak, looking out over the expanse of valleys and forests below, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of it all. In that moment, I couldn't help but lift my hands and praise God for His magnificent creation.

2.7.24

Exposing The Love Bombing Strategy in Manipulative Relationships

Someone I really admire recently got married to a man who is publicly considered to be a narcissist, and I started to feel concerned. I got a little invested in the news and started to do some research. Then, I found the term “love bombing”. It struck a chord in me. I have once been there. . .

Love Bombing


Have you ever found yourself swept off your feet by someone who showers you with overwhelming attention and affection right at the start of a relationship? It can feel exhilarating, like a dream come true. But what if this intense adoration isn't as genuine as it seems? This tactic, known as love bombing, is a manipulative strategy where someone “bombs” you with extreme displays of attention and affection to control you.

The Temptation and Danger of Love Bombing

Love bombing can be incredibly flattering at first. Imagine being bombarded with texts, calls, gifts, and praise—it's like a dream. It feels great. However, this flood of affection can mask darker intentions.

If someone is love-bombing you, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are a bad person, or that they should be considered an enemy. In fact, they’re likely to be just dealing with trauma themselves.

Love bombers often use this tactic to gain control, particularly in abusive relationships. The abuser might shower you with love after a fight to manipulate you into staying. This cycle of abuse, apology, and grand gestures can be confusing and damaging. 

Recognizing the Signs

So, how do you know if you're being love bombed? Here are some signs:
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