I’m Back….Been a Long While….

Haven’t posted on this my dear blog for an awfully long time…..

Isaiah 49:15 ’Can a woman forget her infant…?’

Oh my!!! I feel like I am that woman, who seemingly ‘forgot’ her infant, her baby….

My blog has been out here not being ‘fed’…no fresh content….and as such, I feel I’ve stunted her growth…

What really happened?
What stopped me?
Why haven’t I posted in such a long time?
Did I get so busy?
Did motivation take a back seat?
Did inspiration fly out the window and go with the wind?
Have I been….mmmhh…lazy?

I may sit trying to come up with a good reason for not posting, but there is no reason to well explain my absence on this space….I will not give any explanation to me, they’ll just be excuses.

Every other day, the thoughts that I neglected my dear blog haunt me…Today I take that bold step, getting back to her…

I will pick up from where I stopped…and bear this in mind  >>>>  https://felicityshiro.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/my-blogmy-babymy-tot/

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Christmas Day 2011…How It Was For Me…

 

24th December 2011late afternoon found me on my way to the office. Well, there I was headed to work, while my mind was imagining what I would be missing in the evening…The Christmas Eve Experience 2011…hours was dragging by, and to make matters worse, I was down with terrible headache which seemed to be getting worse by the minute and was feeling quite sickly…How can I fall sickly on a whole Christmas Eve whereas I have been well all year through?? At some point, I took a break, to pray that I get well, as to make it through the night. He’s Jehovah Rapha, who knows the exact diagnosis and how to fix it…Thankfully I felt better…

At clicking in of Christmas Day I was at work…the clock ticked on, couldn’t wait for morning to come…soon it was dawn, it was so refreshing to see the night sky lighting up through the window…Got busy winding up work for the night duty praying that nothing comes up that would delay me at the office past my shift time…

Thankfully, my colleague taking over shift got to the office early. Leaving the office, I hoped to catch a PSV as fast so that I could get home early…Well, I was working over night and the sensible thing to do was to go rest, but I wasn’t thinking of anything like that…rather, mind was on how I would go prepare myself and head to Church for Christmas Service, which I couldn’t imagine missing…having missed the Christmas Eve Concert.

As I went to Church, my prayer was that I would stay fully alert…you know there comes time try as one might to stay alert one fails…

Going to Church was the right thing for me to do, I got there long before service began and it was exciting right from the moment I got there, a beautiful day…and with all the ‘Merry Christmas’ salutations…

Service was so enjoyable right from the start… I didn’t even slightly doze …I just couldn’t afford that! After service, it was time to briefly meet a few of my Church friends before going back to the house…

There was lunch to be served at Church, but just couldn’t wait…I had to get home soonest, catch some sleep for soon it would be time to go to the office for me…

I got home at around 13:30hrs…and the only thing I could do was sleep….15:30hrs was to find me waking up to prepare to go to work…given the distance I have to travel to the office…

I got to the office a short while before 18hrs and that’s the time I made some tea and had it with some bread…as breakfast, cum lunch since I hadn’t had anything to eat all day…

…Work could now begin…another long night ahead…Christmas day Night at the office…

That is how my Christmas day was…

Despite all that, I’ve been so glad, I think this was the best Christmas for me…with assurance that the reason for the season is with me, I’m good…

Just me and my Lord…enough reason to be joyful…

**To you reading this, I hope you had a Merry Christmas, the way you like it…God bless you**

©Felicity

Family Fun Sunday…Winning Team…!

 

Fun is enjoying yourself/ves and being rewarded for it…That’s what happens at PBC family fun Sunday…Participation in every way is points awarded…be it in being in the field, or cheering your team…points are earned on how you do it…points are lost by lack of participation…

After all the competitive games, came the rewarding session…there were various categories of awards for the families…some making sense others…’funny’ sounding…leaving the audience with ‘what’s that supposed to mean?’ kind of questions…all the same…the cheering went on…before the ultimate Year’s winner was announced

Bethel, my family was awarded for being the NOISIEST family for the entire Family Month …. Muhahaha!

With eager anticipation, the announcement of the overall winning family was awaited…the person to do this announcement has really mastered the art of keeping people in suspense and going round and round before making the final announcement…

He read the points earned by a number of families in the tune of millions and repeated it enough times for us to get the numbers right!!! Yet, the ultimate winners were yet to be announced! Interesting as it can be…it can get to a point of irritating the audience…

The moment came that the winning team was announced as BETHEL!!!! The song and dance that we broke  into, as members from our family flocked the center field to get the trophy…Oh my!!!! …and as soon as that happened the rest was history…Fact…BETHEL carried the day!

Oh, how wonderful it is to be in the winning team!! I remember last year I was in  the Red Family : Beryth which emerged winners then…

I thank God for the Family Month; Family Week; culminating with the Family Fun Sunday.

Blessings and Big ups to the organizing team of the events. Grateful for Parklands Baptist Church Family at large…Awesome

©Felicity

Family Fun Sunday…The Day…!

 

On Family Fun Sunday, we have Church on open grounds, with each Family at their tents decorated with the family’s color. The whole place screams out festival!! It’s a day of fun, games and lots of cheer.

I set off early for the grounds where the event was being held, looking the part head to toe….and ready to take part and be part of the occasion…that’s just me…all clad in my Family Color of choice for this year- Green: Bethel Family

First things first; I got into assisting put up décor at Bethel’s Family section…when it gets to this kind of activity, extra hands are always very welcome…you can never be so many…everyone available is welcome to participate…after all, it’s said ‘many hands make light work’…plus it’s fun doing things together as a family…making suggestions here and there hence contributing to the final outcome…

By 10 a.m, we were in time all set for the official start off of the event…just a few touch ups…

Looking around, the whole place was a hub of activity, the media team busy with the Cameras capturing moments and recording every moment right from that early start, children were at their area having their play time…the band busy doing the mixes…

Praise and Worship session was right off the hook, the beats, the music set the entire fields a boom…

Soon it was time for the day’s Word, on this  day, our Senior Pastor, Pastor Ambrose keeps it short and sweet…the rest of the day is for many in line activities…fun competitive games, lots of song and dance…but before then…there’s lunch…

Each family usually have their caterers, food and drinks are in plenty…However, one’s doesn’t necessarily have to serve at their family’s station…you know…at times, food looks sweeter in the other’s pots/plates…and so, one may be tempted to go there..

After Lunch it was time for sports, games and all…for the rest of the afternoon…that calls for lots of cheering of one’s team…Cheering takes some  of us to days gone, in High School Tournaments and Sports days when we’d go wild in cheering…memories come live…redoing it again…some things can never be forgotten…like the cheering songs….

The Emcees for the day really did a good job keeping the audience all interested hence setting a great mood through and through…tired as one may get, the psyching up keeps one active…

What an afternoon it was…!! Awesome, wonderful times are made of such…At some point, I just posed to whisper a thanksgiving prayer that I belong to Parklands Baptist Church fraternity…where such a season and days like this happen…

Then came the day’s Climax….to continue

©FlicShis

Family Fun Sunday….

 

I woke up to Sunday 11th December- Last Sunday; a day very much looked forward to. My high spirits at waking up moment were put off, as I put off the switch and there was no power! What a morning!  A whole Sunday morning, no electricity…you surely can guess what that means, with all the confusion that comes with power outage on an early morning…

My moods definitely threatened to sulk, but I couldn’t allow that to happen, not on that day! It was the culmination of Family Month festivities at Parklands Baptist Church, the Family Fun Sunday.

I got busy preparing myself for the day…but with no electricity, there was definitely a problem…that is not what one can term as a pleasant day’s start…despite that I had to get ready for the day…

The event was set to officially start at 10am but before that time, family members are asked to be early to assist in setting up the place with décor.

‘A day such as this, is once in a year…’ I reminded me…’…and the best thing to do is be part of the occasion from start of day in every way…’ so I thought

…to continue

©Felicity

By Color, You’ll Know Them…

 

Color decorates, color beautifies,
Color may be a symbol, with varied meaning…

At PBC (Parklands Baptist Church),
Come Family Month,
Blue, Green, Purple, Red, Yellow
Are the colors of choice,
Each representing a family…
With an accompanying name

As color becomes a family symbol,
By color, you’ll know ‘members’ …

Family enthusiasts make, ‘I belong to….’ Statements
Simply by what one wears, or where one sits during service

With Décor at each family section, done using the family’s color,
Each family creatively trying to out-do each other,
The sanctuary becomes so spectacular…

©Felicity

So Fast…

 

The Year is coming to an end, and so fast, it appears…I can hardly believe that it’s already less than 10 (ten) days to end of November!

Yesterday was the 3rd Sunday of November, already 3rd Sunday into the Family month…Next Sunday, 27th November, is a very significant date on the Ladies Ministry Calendar, when we’ll be having our annual Ladies Breakfast at Sarova Panafric Hotel. It’s a day to look forward to…That means we’ll be missing service at Church, as we have a ladies’ service at the Hotel, as we fellowship over Breakfast…Gladly, Family Sunday is set for 11th December, hence there’s at least a Sunday for the fun at Church…before the Family Sunday D-day

©Felicity

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