Friday, July 20, 2012

What can I get for a rib?

This cracked me up and I thought I'd share it with you.

One day, Adam was feeling lonely. 

God: Adam, you need a partner. To take care of you, cook for you, bear you children, never argue with you or nag, she'll agree with every decision you make and when you disagree, she'll be the first to say she's wrong. 

Adam: what will this cost me? 

God: an arm an a leg.

 Adam: What can I get for a rib? 

The rest is history... 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012



What if he's attracted to someone else?


I did my first video today and I am sooooo excited :D :D :D

What do you think about this statement?
"A good woman isn't concerned with her man's friends of the opposite sex and a good man doesn't give her reason to be."
Someone tweeted this and I didn't agree. This led to an interesting debate and at the end, Joy asked me what I would do if my "Boobokins",  as my husband is fondly called, was attracted to another woman?

I promised her a blogpost that answers that question and then I thought, how about a video? I have been meaning to do one for a while, but between procrastination, not knowing what an appropriate topic would be, and not knowing how to work the video thing, it never happened, well, until today.

I tried and tried to keep the video short, just so you wouldn't get bored. I didn't cover everything I would've liked to say and I would be glad to throw more light if you have any questions.

Please share your thoughts...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Simple. Err... Not so simple

5 steps to becoming great.

10 keys to achieving your dreams.

3 things you must do to be happy.

We are bombarded with so much information, yet not much is changing. We keep going round in circles.

What's the point of all this learning with no doing. It's time to act on what we are learning.
"Fear God. Do what He tells you." 
Simple. Err... Not so simple, but you catch my drift ;o)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Loving the unlovable. Tall order.

This scripture has been on my mind all day.

 I like the way The Message Version puts it.

I have been thinking about the implications of living like Jesus instructs us to in this scripture and I can see that I have a looooooong way to go. Can I really live like this? Steady loving people who hurt me? I wish I could confidently say yes, but...

What Jesus is asking of us goes against our human nature. It's a tall order. Thankfully, He has promised to help us as we walk with Him. I'm taking this challenge and asking for His help. Wanna come along?

Sunday, July 15, 2012


That's me. It doesn't take a lot to get me teary eyed and now that I can blog on the go, I'll share my TEARJERKERS, as I call them, with you. 

I can't watch this show without crying. Every week, a millionaire leaves his comfy life and goes undercover to an impoverished area, working with organizations that help disadvantaged people. Pretending to be filming a documentary on volunteering, he works with them for a week, at the end of which he reveals his identity and writes them a check. Touching stuff. 

Today's millionaire, Jeff, goes just 30mins away from his opulent side of town to run-down San Anantonio, Texas. He volunteers with Team Ability, a learning center that teaches parents the skills they need to help their children with profound disabilities. Orlando, a 13 year old who suffers from Cerebral Palsy is one of their patients. His mum is such a positive person, describing her son as "a blessing", she said "I feel God doesn't give us more than we can handle and I believe He gave him to me for a reason". Tearing up, she said "I couldn't ask for more, caring for Him is rewarding" 

What a positive outlook to life. Jeff, the millionaire, was in tears. He said "God's placed something in her that is not in me." Watching her being so grateful, even with a child that's wheelchair bound who needs round the clock care, I'm reminded that I have a lot to learn from her and lots to be thankful for. They went to their home to deliver a home made learning center and the look on the boy's face... Wow!! Orlando's dad, Ross, who had never been to any of his therapy sessions cos he has to work long hours, broke down in tears. Tough guy.

He gave Team Ability $40,000. Now they can help so many more low-income high-need families. He also gave this group that teaches boxing to help kids build their self esteem and keep them off the streets $35,000. He gave Habitat for Safe Seniors, a group that helps provide groceries for older people $85,000! See tears on tears on tears.. There wasn't a single dry eye.

Being able to help others, especially when they can't give you anything back has to be the bestest feeling ever. You might not be able to pay them back, but how about we all decide to pay it forward?

So, Has anyone ever helped you like this? Wanna share?

You can watch this episode on the ABC website here

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blingin' and Countin'

This is my first post using blogger mobile. I just found out today that I can blog via MMS, SMS or email and I'm so excited! Yay!! /\--0 (that's me dancing, doing the "komole")

I love love love the idea that I can blog the many random thoughts in my head on the spur of the moment. Move over, side chick (Twitter), I'm back with my true love (Blogger) ;) 

I made this dress last week, but I wasn't satisfied cos I thought it needed a little "oomph", so last night, I blinged it up and I love it now. I hope my client likes it too. I'll show you the dress after she comes to pick it up if she let's me.

The munchkins kept hovering, wanting to play with the beads and stones and I kept chasing them away. "Arrrggghh! Go watch TV!! I'm busy!!" Stamping his feet, Nathan cried, "I'm not mummy's friend because she won't let me play". One look at his sulking face sent me on the " is-work-more-important-than-your-children?" guilt trip and in no time, we were learning our shapes and counting :)
A lot of the time, it's exasperating. I've had to get out of bed three times in the past 20 or so minutes to put Alexis back in her bed, for example. I'm nothing like the mums on TV who have it all together. I struggle, trying to keep up with all three of them without dropping the ball in other areas of my life. I don't know how I'll cope when I start school this Fall. I'll probably have to stop sewing...

In all of this, I can still find lots to be thankful for. I see God's hands steering the course of my life and even though I don't understand all of it, I'm one very grateful girl :) I faved this tweet by Rick Warren tonight.                                                                
@RickWarren: TRUST is allowing God to interrupt your schedule without you complaining. 
 Is your schedule being interrupted? How are you staying thankful? Please share. You could be helping someone :)


 Mic check. 1. 2. 3. Testing. Testing. Testing.

:) Fear not guys... I'm trying out posting via MMS. Hope it works *fingers crossed*

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Side Chick. Prayer Challenge.

I am half asleep, but this post must go up tonight!

My friend, Aloted, started a prayer challenge, IPray4U, on her blog and I would like to invite you to join in.
It's simple. You write the names of seven people and pray for one of them each day. You can read more about it on her Purpose Driven Blog Please join in if you can :o)

Since my last post, I haven't been able to stop thinking about love and how complicated it gets. Time after time, I have come here, attempting to put down my thoughts down, but all those posts have ended up as drafts because I usually end up with more questions than answers.

Twitter is the new side chick that's keeping me away from my loyal first love, Blogger. Just the other day, I posted these tweets:


I find it easier to tweet than blog these days, so you might want to follow @Gbemisoke , and if you're not on twitter, what can I say? You're probably more productive than I am, seeing as from my experience, twitter is simultaneously the most useful and useless social network ever.

What has been your experience with twitter? Care to share?

Now let's see if I can keep my newly rekindled love for Blogger fresh by attempting to flesh out a couple of those posts still in draft. 

Thanks for coming by,
May your dreams come true