Redemption

It was 9 years ago when Belle met him at The Madison, it was love at first sight. Love at first sight indeed. He looked like a basketball player- tall, strong with a full beard- just her type. His voice was husky, bold… the type that made heads turn when he spoke. The voice melted in his rich chocolate skin. His name was Jose, sleek, looked rich, articulate and above all, she was not in his league. It was an image from the gods.

The scene was just right, the sun shone brilliantly on the earth as music played in the background, people filled the dance floor, the air was filled with euphoria. Few days ago, she was the timid, introverted type but today, she felt different, she felt like a strong woman. After their first conversation, she was sold- he was articulate and went out of his way to talk with her, she was nonplussed at first but then her confidence spiked, Belle had never felt so alive. She decided to go back to his place, she usually didn’t do this.

At Jose’s house, she got comfortable within minutes- it was probably the alcohol getting to her or maybe it was the drug Jose slipped in her drink while she was distracted. He handed her another drink, she began feeling drowsy…drowsy and uncomfortable.

That was it!!

That was all she remembered from that night. 

She found herself in the hospital, apparently, a homeless man had seen her lying lifeless in a dark alley before calling 911.

Here she is, 9 years later on her way to her first date. It has been 9 years of hurt, darkness, guilt, a lot of soul searching and finally salvation. She had spent the past 8 years pouring herself into parenthood and work but now, it is time to move on.


“The longer we keep looking back in the rear-view mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.”

Dan Quinn

Kwaheri Ya Kuonana,

Love,

Atinuke.

Unknown Land

For the past month, I have been trying my best to adapt to this environment.

This environment is smaller than I am used to, everyone practically knows everyone. With an area of 93 square kilometers, an estimate of 12,000 people reside on this island. This island is blessed with beautiful beaches and resorts on this island and alluring scenery.

In this environment, the sun shines bright, the night comes on too fast and the goats roam freely in the street. It is also rumored that there are twice as many monkeys as humans in these streets. In this environment, strangers wave at themselves, cars honk as a sign of respect. In these streets friendship floats in the air.

This island is called Nevis and it is second home to me.


 

We have almost reached the middle of the year, let’s do something productive!!!!


INTERESTING PICK-UP LINE:

You must be yam because my heart is pounding for you.

Kwaheri Ya Kuonana,

Love,

Atinuke.

4+1 Ways to Stifle your dreams

Have you every had a goal and thought, “how do I stifle it?” Well if you have, I have compiled list of tips that could come handy.

With these tips,you will be an expert at stifling dreams and other aspirations. With any luck, you can infect others with this negativity.

           Contagion

This first step is a warm up, are you ready??

  1. Be afraid, be very afraid! Don’t just be afraid of spiders or death, that’s silly anyway.  You want to be afraid of every move, decision you are to make. To stifle you dreams, you will need to cling unto fear like there is no tomorrow. Think Mission Impossible

On your marks,

      2. Don’t Plan! Do not plan at all, this is just for losers. You’ve heard of this quote by Benjamin Franklin: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”, am I right or am I right? But in all honesty, what does Mr. Benjamin know? His picture doesn’t even look great on the
United States one hundred-dollar bill. *Yawns* So lame.

Get Set,

       3. Keep Mute. If you want to make an impact, just keep mute. Do not tell anyone your dreams. Make no mention of it to that professor or entrepreneur and obviously not to your pet iguana. Zip it and move on.

Go!!!

[Side note: If you can combine these last tips, I salute your greatness. You are almost there.]

       4. Focus on other things. Yep,I went there. Come on! someone had to. To be an expert stifler ( this is in my dictionary), focus on every other thing but your goals. See that science course? Study it instead of the music courses that would help achieve your goal.

Run baby run!!!!! Let’s make home run (ain’t that baseball)

       5. Try to fit in! Being different is so passé.  Let your mom or even your boss carve your path, it is only ideal. Why do you need to carve your own path when someone could do it for you?


 

I hope this is of help to all that are reading. * Cheeky smile*


 

In all seriousness, I struggle with being vocal about what I need and want. However, I have found out that socializing goes a long way.

To excel,we also have to give procrastination the boot. Bye!!


“Love that could fill could not come from a boy cos it comes from the Saviour”

Chris Webb

Kwaheri Ya Kuonana,

Love,

Atinuke.

The Son

The day is still young, I sit and stare at the Sun

The Sun brings warmth to the earth and livens the lifeless

The Sun brings growth to the plants, they dance in new life

The Sun brings food to the hungry, shelter to the poor from the terrible winter

This Sun makes my skin glistens and excites my being

What can I do without the Sun?

Many things actually

But, The Son, The Son of God. What can you do without Him?

The Son made the Sun and the moon

He made Heaven and Earth

The Son, the epitome of beauty, was made to wash our sins away

The Son bore our sins on His back

The lashes and thrashes, whips and pains for our transgressions

The Son brought life to our robotic minds

Minds that have been altered to honor the vile

He carried our crosses.

I said He carried our crosses

Made it His cause, scars and all

Although my mind was captured by the enemy, He made it right

The Son called me His own

The Son brightens my life and made me whole

Without The Son, there is no sun to give life to the once lifeless

What can I do without the SON?


Seriously though, what can we do without Jesus? Our total being would be in shambles.

How are you guys? Hope the year has been treating you well

In other news:

  • I attended an event on Friday called Effizy night. i along with my sister and friend had the opportunity to fellowship with Tye Tribett, Da Truth and Rev. Sam Adeyemi. Rev. Sam Adeyemi was the main reason for me going…….

    Ok! Ok! I went because, I wasn't doing anything in particular that day. #Geez #ConfessionTinz

    Ok! Ok! I went because, I wasn’t doing anything in particular that day.
    #Geez #ConfessionTinz

  • The pastor tells everyone that wants forgiveness of sin to put their hand on their chest for a prayer. Next thing, he says stand up…my sister tells me to stand up because she saw my hand on my chest. Next thing I know, we are told to walk to the front, naturally I went. We were ushered to a hall where we got a free bible (NLT) and promise book. So now I have a matured looking new bible and I love it*Yay*
  • Comparing myself to the beginning of this year, I must say I have changed, I am more open in regards to sharing my feelings. *Certainly not there yet*
  • I also traveled to NYC with my siblings and a friend. I foresee more travels in my future.

Kwaheri Ya Kuonana, 

Love,

Atinuke.

One with The Son

My heart makes fellowship with The One, The Son.

The Son that makes the earth tremble and quake, fast-forwards the hands of time- “one day to Him is like a thousand years“. He hold the earth between His fingers, all of its 6,371 km.

He controls the seasons. I said, He controls the seasons of my life. He causes rain to fall, the sun to shine as bright. It’s a must.

The Son, He is The Alpha and The Omega

*rewind*

I said, My Alpha and my Omega, He causes the sun to shine, my melanin pop and my soul to leap for joy.

My maker, He maketh me to lie in green pastures, He restoreth my hope in His Love

My maker, Love and True Joy is the King of creatures, without Him there is no creation.

My Love and King, He loved me even before I knew me. He loved me in my mistakes and shortcomings. There is none like Him.

My King orders my steps, His laws guide me in which way to go. He showers me in Love and gives me the greatest gift of all- Himself

My whole being wants to be transparent with Him but each time I retreat.

You see, people have hurt me, my vulnerability has cut me. It cut me deep.

Before Him, I was ‘that girl’. That girl that did things that would lead to death. I was that girl that told everyone her great plans, But the devil took it and turned it around.

I was that girl that stayed in her room, pain in her heart but no one to talk to. THAT GIRL.

I want to be transparent with Him, build a relationship with Him, but, I am scared.

I am scared He would hate me. I though he would revile and condemn me, because sometimes the real me retracts and ‘that girl’ invades. That girl overcomes and controls me. I become a puppet to her puppeteer.

I do try my best. Yes I try my best, but ‘that girl’ is still in a little corner trying to make a return. Oh Lord wash me!

But He knows me in and out,and still loves me. He was the One who formed my heart and He tells me, ” I love you, just come as you are”.

My King is radiant and filled with beauty, He want me to be His bride.

He pursued me for many years, while I rejected for many years. But now, I have come to a realization of Him, I am totally in love with His person.

He makes me laugh,my heart is full of merriment in His presence. His love envelops me like a mother’s embrace.

I have agreed to be his bride forever

This is obviously love, what love is greater than this? This has to be the truest love of all.


 

Kwaheri Ya Kuonana,

Love,

Atinuke.

I have a confession

I have a confession…….i think I’m in love with Falz d badt guy. This love has been there since I saw his music video, “How far” . Then i saw his funny videos on Instagram. *gets dizzy and faints*

Yea,yea, yea…I know every other girl is in love with him. *yawns* *unbothered* *shrugs* but I’m more qualified than the rest. Falz here are my qualifications, please accept this as I am confident that I would be the best for thia positiom.

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I guess this is a breakup

Her name is Eartha-  swift like the wind, fierce as fire

Eartha longs to breathe

Breeze from the trees

Those tall trees that shaded her anatomy from the harsh rays

She needs new air to fill her lungs

To flush away the past, ‘cos she used to breathe him

She breathed Zeke, thought Zeke , sought Zeke

The wonders of his mind perplexed her

He walked, talked, moved and danced

Like a majestic gazelle in motion, he motioned

His motions made her emotions go wild

Wild as a donkey accustomed to the wilderness, that sniffs the wind in her passion

But now she hates Zeke

She hates his laugh, she hates his sonorous titter

She hates the curve of his lips, the tap of his feet

How could he just leave without a warning

She beckoned to him but he ignored her calls

She hates him

She gave him the benefit of doubt severally

And still he disregarded her

Like Mr nobody, she was an invisible being

What happened to the late nights?

What happened to the long chats?

She remembers his profound analysis of the world

She appreciated it

Now, she hates him

She longs to breathe

Breeze from the trees

*Exhale*


**Mini-rant**

To all the Zekes out there change your ways abeg.  How can you be talking to a girl, then she will start tripping for you and then you choose to exit the “relationship” with no notification?? How dare you!!!!What type of nonsense is that!!

What is the logic behind it sef?? *real question*

Please help me…


*The End*

TIP OF THE DAY:

Luke 14:26

26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Kwaheri Ya Kuonana,

Love,

Atinuke.