Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The 28-year-old star made the announcement alongside a photograph he posted on Instagram showing himself being bapitised in his teammate Maxwell's swimming pool. He has often spoken of his Christian faith, and in declaring that he had 'chosen to wait', captioned the photo with a bible verse.
In the post, alongside his reported declaration he had 'chosen to wait', he cited a verse from Corinthians: 'Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.'
How We Met
I've known Abdul for like 9 years, we met when I was only 19 years back
I was introduced to him by my best friend's Aunty. Abdul was away in
Netherland while I was here in Nigeria, we were in a long distance
Abdul is the sweetest person I have ever met. We dated till 2008 and we
And it seems like if you don't renew your mind in this area of being content with your season then it creeps back up around and you will look up and not even realize that.. you're discontent.
You may cry out to God and say.. "LORD! But... I thought I passed this test of contentment" and in all honesty, you did pass it at one point. But now you're experiencing tests, trials & different situations and you may find yourself simply complaining. Guess what, you passing those previous tests was wonderful, but now you're maturing and growing in Christ. There's a new level of contentment that you have to pass!
This blog was birthed from my OWN recent struggle. I'm 31 weeks pregnant (about 8 months) and I'm in the middle of finishing off the final edit of my new book coming out in less than a month, I'm planning our 2015 Pinky Promise Conference is next month & negotiating a contract for 2016, then, our statewide baby shower in September, marriage & single retreats, still running our Pinky Promise non-profit, I'm still trying to be a great wife, mother, friend, prepare for a new child and then the list goes on and on! On top of all of that, I started to get a few third trimester pains that really started to slow me down. I started to complain, I thought, "Gosh, Lord- must you pile all of this on me during the busiest time of my life?"
So, as I sat before the Lord in my quiet time yesterday, I started to complain and fuss as I prayed. Sounds crazy, right? Then, the Holy Spirit took me to Philippians 4:4 and I saw Paul write.. "always be full of the joy of the Lord." Of course, Lord-- you would take me to that scripture. But I couldn't stop reading that same line over and over again. It struck me like a ton of bricks.
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Gorgeous Damilola, made up by @banksbmpro.
Gorgeous Damilola, made up by @banksbmpro.
Wow!! One of our favourites bridesmaid look so far this year. Simply stunning.
Photography by @scgeorge1.
Photography by @scgeorge1.
Researchers from British charity Street Child warn the situation will deteriorate if seeds are not distributed before the rains begin this month and planting becomes possible.
The charity, which has already received distressing reports of children dying due to a lack of food in rural parts on the country, has estimated there to be 12,000 orphans, many of whom are now forced to look after themselves.
The charity has found that some children, rejected by their friends because of the stigma of Ebola, have tried to commit suicide, while girls are being forced into the sex industry to earn money to buy food.
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
We're loving the new Knorr advert that features Nollywood star Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. The stunning actress appears alongside her youngest daughter, Meraiah in a Television and editorial advert.
The Belfast-based firm said they would not make a Sesame Street cake which celebrated gay marriage, because it conflicted with the owners' religious beliefs.
Gareth Lee, whose order was declined by the company, had the case against the McArthur family-owned business brought by The Northern Ireland Equality Commission.
Giving her ruling at Belfast County Court today, district judge Isobel Brownlie said: "The defendants have unlawfully discriminated against the plaintiff on grounds of sexual discrimination.
"They are in a business supplying services to all. The law requires them to do just that."
"This is direct discrimination for which there can be no justification."
How cute is this Throwback picture of reality TV star Uti Nwachukwu and his mother and brother?
Uti revealed that it was taken over 15 years ago in 2000. Very sweet to see that mummy looks better than ever.
Monday, 18 May 2015
... and I want to hear from you! Hey guys, it's been a long time coming, but I'm back...properly. It's been nearly impossible to keep up with this site over the last couple of month's but I am dedicated to trying my best now to stay on top of it.
I miss all my original reader's who've been here since day one, and I welcome of the newbies! Can't believe African Sweetheart is nearly 3 years old. I am truly grateful to God for it's success to date! thank you all so much for visiting and sharing! ;)
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Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh is very much inlove with his wife, fellow actress Damilila Adegbite. The stunning star is 30 today, and Chris who recently welcome a baby son with his wife shared a message (below) to celebrate her day.
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. Help me celebrate the love of my life on her birthday today. Happy birthday Mrs Attoh. I am Blessed to have you.
Too cute! Crooner Tiwa Savage had a star studded Nautical themed baby shower yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria.
The anticipated celebration took place on the yacht of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola and was well attended by her friends which included Toke Makinwa, Tania Omotayo, Annie Idibia, Lami Philips, and Eku Edewor amongst others.
Two years ago, I Almost Gave Up… if I hadn’t stumbled upon this verse.
Way back then, I was preoccupied with all of the priorities of my life, fearing that if I didn’t reach and focus on my set goals, I might fail or might not reach my desired success. I was too afraid to fail. Fear was slowly choking my soul.
AlI I wanted was to make everything go smoothly and according to my plan. But looking back, I’m glad I conquered my giants amidst the tough and uncomfortable moments in my life. If I had given up two years ago, what would then happen on my life?
Here’s what I learned when I Almost Gave Up :
1. Keep going
When life gets tough, just keep going no matter what. Hold on to His advice and hold on to His wise words (Psalm 119:3). Disappointments will always be present in our lives as much as we would like to escape from them. They are not intended for us to get anxious and discouraged but to have that boldness and say “Hey, I have a big God who is always in control.”
2. Remember God’s place in your life
When you’re on the verge of giving up, remember God’s place in your life. Think about how you overcame your previous challenges and setbacks, how you came to know Him. Remember that from nothing He made you to be somebody. Don’t forget that God is always with you (Deuteronomy 31:6) no matter how tough life is for you.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
In the wake of engagement season, the blossoming of flowers and the ever so present visits of pollen, single women have found themselves both congratulating and wishing. Being happy for friends and family who are taking that next step in life, but wishing that it was their time.
I can’t tell you how many times I have had conversations with friends about how we’re happy with God and YouTube videos, but then there’s that one post. That post that makes you get down on your knees and ask the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob why you’re still single. When is it going to be your turn?
One of the greatest challenges often facing women of God is this: we focus on the relationship and not the ministry of marriage. We see people in relationships boasting about ‘date night’ and posting silly pictures with one another, and we want that. We want someone to hold us, and laugh with us, and be silly with us. However, many times, many of us lose focus of what marriage is. Marriage is ministry. It is about leadership, unity, submission, love, devotion and fortitude.
The marriage between man and woman is a representation of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the church (ref. Ephesians 5:22-31). Therefore, it is important that you not jump into a relationship half-heartedly.
As happy as those relationships seem, if those couples already haven’t, they will hit a bump in the road where they don’t see eye-to-eye. There will be a bump in the road from outsiders trying to make their way in (and I’m not just talking about infidelity; I mean those people who want to always give you an opinion about your relationships, as opposed to Godly advice). It is in those moments that faith in God, one another and your purpose will be tested.
Monday, 11 May 2015
Wedding season! Lots of fashion, style and elegance around. Be inspired by these gorgeous asoebi inspiration we've spotted on Instagram.
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If satan can get you to doubt your looks, you will think that God spent less time on you and more time on another. If satan can get you to doubt your purpose, you will chase after money, get rich schemes and other things-- all distracting you from your main purpose. More than anything, if Satan can get you to doubt Gods love for you, you will quit on God all together.
I just exposed his plan. So now that you know that, lets fight BACK.
Have you ever felt insecure before? As women, I think its like a secret society where we pretend like we have it all together. We pretend like we are confident, we never compare our lives to anybody else, we always feel beautiful, we always have it all together.
Let me tell you right now that its a lie.
EVERY person on this earth has dealt with this area of insecurity.