All I want for Christmas 6


We know Tallen. She’s a part of the ganaijachic family so she really needs no introduction. I’ve reblogged one of her posts and its on ‘Love’ so ‘Love Someone’!

Yesterday’s quickie also has 10 ways to love so enjoy! 🙂

Tallen

In my little experience and from my observation, I’ve come to see that people are really hurting, lots of people are in a desperate search for love, acceptance and a sense of belonging. Many people are depressed and have heavy hearts because they have no one. This is sooo ironic because there are about 6 billion people in the world!6 BILLION people walking on the surface of the earth and yet, 1 out of 5 people are depressed because of loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. Suicide rates are increasing annually and one of the major causes of suicide is because of this same thing- loneliness and depression!

What am I trying to say here- it’s time for you (yeah, you reading this) to show someone else love. Yeah, I know you’ve got personal issues to deal with but I’ve come to see that we solve our issues best…

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2012 to 2013


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

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Once again, thank you guys, God bless you and we’re gonna have an awesome 2013!!!

All I want for Christmas 5


JOY – Today you guys have me to deal with! 😀
Do I need an intro for myself? Hehehe … Y’all know me (at least to an extent) and love me (I hope 😦 at least a lil’)! And that’s all the intro I’ll do … Enjoy 🙂

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You already know I’m talking about JOY! Growing up JOY was defined as Jesus first, Yourself last, Others in between. I was vehemently against this definition – I mean how do you put others first all the time and expect to be happy! That’s the main problem most of us have – What’s the difference between being happy and being joyful?

Happiness is a feeling. You can’t help it. It is determined by the environment and circumstances. Joy on the other hand is there no matter what happens. Joy is a byproduct, an additional benefit, not the end in itself. It is this feeling of contentment despite what life throws at you. It is closely entwined with peace. Like peace of yesterday, you have to be in Christ to experience true joy and in its fullness. It flows into and grows within the person whose life and energies are not focused merely on being joyful!
You don’t chase joy. It is something that you either possess or don’t. If you’re chasing it, then you don’t have it. Joy is not the product of the natural mind but the product of the Holy Spirit. As it is not a product of the natural mind, then looking for it outside the guidance of the Holy Spirit will produce poor counterfeits, if at all any, of what God is and desires to be in us.

Back to my elementary definition. We’ve covered ‘Jesus first’.Joy also involves selflessness. You cannot truly be joyful if you are selfish. One thing I learnt today is that the more you hoard, the worse you stink. Let me explain – A lagoon may stink because it gets water from all sources including gutters that overflow but as it doesn’t give any out, the debris accumulates and it stinks. Be giving and loving and selfless and joy will flow. Ever heard the saying that ‘If you want to feel better about something, help someone.’, paraphrased of course! That covers ‘Others in between‘. Ultimately you have to be in the equation. I mean who’s gonna experience the joy?

This is a lil’ off the top of my head but remember joy’s a decision. You have to choose to remain joyful!

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Okay that’s it. You read my thoughts all through so I’ll just summarize all I’ve said:
J – Jesus first
O – Others in between
Y – Yourself last

Have a great week!

All I want for Christmas 4


Its a new day everyone! And its 3 days to New Year 🙂 Ganaijachic’s now on facebook and its easier to communicate with other followers! Please visit facebook and like the page. Let’s see how many likes we can get in two point something days. Click here to go directly to the page.

Today’s writer was my friend before before (He’d kill me if he saw this :p). We started talking mainly because he’s a reader and he’s the one that initiated me into the British Literature readers!!! I chose him to talk about peace for various reasons but basically because he’s one person that has connected with his inner man. No matter what, he has peace even when he’s not sure what happens next. Before I go on and on, I want to introduce you to a very good friend of mine and an amazing artist Odudu Abasi-Essien,
P.S. You might want to get a dictionary just in case 🙂

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Peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace is usually seen as a state of quiet and calm, a realm of sweet tranquility void of unwelcome chaos. That in a sense is true, the only issue with such a definition is the variable factor of environmental change. With it, peace depends on the situation and environment one is positioned. To simplify it, one would say such peace is the absence of war. But on a more realistic, if we were to accept this definition in a world falling apart, we would hardly ever experience it. However we have an infinite reserve of peace we can call on whenever we need it. Jesus said, ‘My peace I give unto you’. Here, we see that peace can be carried with you and its not something controlled by environment.

Jesus is also seen as the Prince of Salem (peace). This means that He is the custodian and governor of peace and He has made it available to you. Peace is carried inside you. Why? Because you have God Almighty inside you, inside your spirit.

Peace is also a fruit of the Holy Spirit. One of the fruit that forms the image or character of Christ. We see how Jesus, in the storm battered boat, slept like a child while His disciples almost tore off their beards. Jesus woke and said sternly, ‘Peace be still’. We can see the power Christ has over peace enough to command it to manifest in a geographical location. This power has been given to us as the power to become sons of God. Sons imitate their fathers. We imitate God.

Therefore peace is the mobile quality of calm, tranquility, assurance and trust in God’s love and ability to deliver. It takes the weights off you and gives you rest.

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I sign out with the peace sign 😀 Basically people. peace is a benefit from a decision not a feeling or mood. Make that decision to let Christ live in you and rule your world and you’ve made the decision to allow peace abide.
Bye bye for now 🙂