Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dreamers

As you end this year lets look into the future.
Put the failures and the disappointments
of yesterday behind. I urge you to dream big
because I believe that in 2010 your mission
can be accomplished. The impossible mission can be possible.
Madeline Ndambakuwa said:
Dreamers dream; the beauty of the truth of the dreams they behold.

Please,read this poem published in my book "Twinkles of Dawn"

The Dreamer

Here comes the Dreamer,
Riding on a horse called believing,
A triple encounter, reception, conception, and the birthing of the dream;
He feeds daily on the change he can make,
The dreamer has seen the day,
And set his goals.
He joyfully embraces the picture,
And sees the dream from afar,
He lives his dream in the now,
And he has a direct plan.
With passion he leaps into the future,
He has a deep conviction,
And is fully persuaded,
That the dream is true and attainable;
His hope makes it alive each day,
He will not quit until the dream is born.

The dreamer relentlessly pursues,
And presses on to posses his dream,
Nothing can stop the dreamer,
Or extinguish the fire shut in his bones.
The murmurers and the critics
May as well hold their peace;
Because the dream shall live before their sight,
And their tongues will freeze,
As they witness the reality of the dream,
Because the dreamer has no limits,
And he is not bound by race or age,
Fear and doubt cannot scare him,
His courage propels him forward;
His dream is worth fighting for,
And too costly to let go;

Don’t be fooled,
When the dreamer is physically bound,
Or tangled by circumstances,
His spirit is liberated to dream even more;
He knows he can soar freely in the sky,
He will dream in his sleep at night,
And dream in his mind during the day,
But beware;
The dreamer has the tenacity of a bull dog,
Once he awakens to his dream,
He will breathe life to a lifeless situation.
Make no mistake the dreamer is principled, And crowned with wisdom,
He will pass the test of time and trials, Never, never, never count him out;

Yes he may suffer loss and be lonely,
Yes he may have scars, and wounds,
He might go through storms and fires,
But that will not blur his focus,
His vision is clear,
He sees beyond the natural realm;
Harnessing the power,
Of invention and creativity,
His creating forces, demands a change,
To the void that will be filled;
With the light shining within the dream;

The dreamer knows how to learn from obstacles, and flips failure to victory.
He is disciplined and determined
To cross to the other side,
Because he understands that the purpose of the dream is greater than self.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Faith and Action

Faith and action is the way to go
Faith without works is dead
You have to step out and do something practical
Faith and action will get you your miracle
Confession and faith brought you to salvation
But it requires faith and action to go forward
It is action that makes you to change to the next level
Believe and act on what you believe
Then let your mouth and your action comply with your faith
And when he sees your action and faith he will do it for you
That’s great faith!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Prayer

Recently I have had a lot of time in my hands where I can not do anything but rest as I recuperate and this is what I have found about prayer as I seek to come to a level of maturity. On the other hand I am also seeing that my big dream can not balance on a shallow prayer life. If you have ever seen anything beyond your reach you probably feel me. There times in life where you just have to learn the art of shooting from your knees and follow through for a score.
Prayer is just so easy, yet so hard to find the discipline to stick with it. I wonder how much mess we could miss if only we prayed and cover our lives. Prayer is in deed a powerful force that changes the cause of events and a person that has learned to pray can calm the sea like Jesus and man like John Wesley. Prayer is like confidently talking to a friend that you trust so much and you know once you have spoken, it will be followed by action. Prayer is like your spiritual gauge, the more you pray, the more you draw closer to him and the more you know him and trust him. I like the power to pray because it can change my present and shape my future and heal my past. I can be confident that what I can’t do, God can do.
Today may you take everything that is challenging you to God in prayer. It is easy just talk to him, like you are talking to a friend. He hears, he cares and he is faithful to take you through it all.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Check your Tank.

Everyday life confronts us with new challenges that need to be solved,and this demands wisdom to judge right.Wisdom will cause your path to shine and your challenges can not stand a chance with wisdom. Solomon was right when you think of it that wisdom is truly the principal thing. Men of wisdom seek knowledge and understanding and they know ignorance is darkness and in the dark you can stumble and the results are catastrophic. We check our gas tank because we don't want to run out of fuel half the journey and our mileage forces us to go for an oil change but have you checked your tank of wisdom today. The mileage you have covered will tell you that you need to seek for more wisdom. If you are in doubt chances are you are running low because you definitely need wisdom daily. Think about it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Not too late!

It is not too late to bounce back into the ring
Seeing yourself freely soaring in the sky
Forgetting those things that are behind
Looking forward with great expectation
Forgiving and living to accomplish your purpose
Embracing each day with excitement
Building upon each day monuments of grace
Strong towers of peace and joy
Making every day a miracle granted to you
Another chance to shine and smile
It is not too late, it is not too hard
You are able to handle it all
And the victor in you is your witness
Whispering, "There is more to this…"
You’re divinely orchestrated for this moment
Arise and shine, it’s not too late
Tomorrow I may say nothing
So hear me today, you can do it again…!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rest

It takes a while to see
It takes time to hear
Because we usually want to do it on the surface
We want to just look and not perceive
And we want to hear but not understand
So we look at a man doing well outwardly
And we think he has got it all figured out
We hear a woman laughing but we don’t understand her cry
We look at the multitudes of people
And we think they are doing fine
But we do not perceive they are fainting
But I know the only one that sees through it all
He is faithful and he invites you to lay your
To fall in his arms when you are weary and heavy laden
And he will give you rest from all your labor
He sees and he perceives all you need
He hears and he under stands
And his name is Jesus
You can surrender it all to him
He will see you through

Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matt11v28

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Race

I may be faint and weak in my body
But I will not let it get into my mind
Not in my spirit because I know I must win my race
I will stay in the race
Though I may look like I am about to curve me in
Even when I fall, I will not fail
I am committed to this race because I won’t have a re-run

I am in this race for my life; I will not stop for gossip
My heart will not doubt, I live by faith, I believe
And I am running the race with patients
I have the strength for each day, one day at a time
I will not loose what I have for nothing
Not over a cigarette, sex, beer… Oh no the list is too long
I got to run my race, I can’t give up now
I can’t waste my tears over that foolishness of yesterday
I shall not look down, I will look up
I have great witnesses of many that made it over in this race
I got a testimony, I don’t need any proof
I got a witness that I have a friend that sticks closer than a brother

I was on the verge, and it looked like I was done
The doctors said I wouldn’t make it
But I am still in the race; I can go some more miles
I can take it because I have been lifted up again and again
Peter can stand and say I denied the Lord but I made it
Paul can say I was the chief of sinner but I made it in
King David can say I murdered and committed adultery
But I was a man after his own heart
You see I can still run I have had my own portion
But I can make it too as long as I put down
Every weight that can weigh me down
Because when I am closest, the race gets harder
But I can’t give it up now I am winning my race

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Discipline

I like discipline in all its areas and meaning. A disciplined person is a treasure to have, because no matter where you put them they can emerge out with a graceful composure. If you put a disciplined person under pressure the results can match their discipline. We all know people in our time like General Colin Powell (according to me he is one of America’s great leaders) who has modeled great discipline not just in the army but as Secretary of State and in his daily activities and just from what he has shown us in leadership we know it did not happen over night. People like Leonardo, Mozart, Michelangelo great masters in their fields, they practiced, learned good principles, they did not slack in their studies; they did everything they new to do, they reinforced it again and again until they got the process and had a pattern to bring out the results that made them great masters. Discipline is a word that many people don’t want to hear but maybe today you can consider this reminder and pick up your boots and decide to be disciplined starting from the tinny details of your life to the major areas of your life. This ten letter word is holding thousands and thousands of success stories. Don’t let it hold yours back.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Meaningful

If you are like me I want to finish the year in a bang and be thankful for what I have achieved. In my own eyes sometimes I don’t feel like I have done much but when I hear of what my family and friends appreciate about me I know I have done much. So as you tie off your threads for the year look around you and do something out of the ordinary for your friend or family. In short I am saying end this year with a bang and do something meaningful to another person and that will add joy and fulfillment than you have ever seen.
In poetry I will probably say this
There is more meaning to life when you give
Meaningful time and energy to a friend
It is what you do to your family that will make them know you
You may try to say I love you my daughter
But she will not know it until you do an act of love
You can say to a son I love you
But if you miss his football game
He may not even think you mean it
Your toddler will love you more for telling a bed time story
Than when you leave the house for any other errands
A friend will remember you were the only one on his or her beside
When he/she was sick and needed help to get up
She will remember a fruit arrangement that came on time
When she could not cut and peel a cantaloupe
A stranger will be thankful for your kindness
All this takes a heart that wants to add meaning
To a day that belongs to you but with love you give it away

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Believe

The only thing I know how to do is believe.
When my road gets thick,
And the forest gets dark and the sun sets on me.
The only thing I know to do is believe
Believe that it will get better
Believe that the sun will shine again
Believe I can dream and it will come to pass
I raise up my faith and fuel it with an unfeigned hope
Knowing that hope will not make me ashamed
And when I believe I can smile and laugh
In the midst of no where I can rejoice
With a body that is full of fatigue
And unbalanced ground levels if I can believe
The impossible will be possible
And I can as well take out the word impossible
out of my mouth
Because I believe; I can mount up higher
I can soar with eagles and fly high in the sky
Because I believe, I can move mountains with faith
Ye I believe, that's the only thing I know I can do
And no one can take it away from me
Yes I believe; I believe, I believe!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time to Change

It is always fascinating for me how time flys and another year will come and go so easy just like a passing shadow. There is not much to show for the time you spent if you don’t use your time wisely. My grandfather taught me that,” Procrastination is a thief of time and it will lead you to the city of never.” As the year, month or each day come to a close examine your use of time. Take note of the things you have put aside, but you could have done them, think about the opportunities you missed. I know you can not buy back your time but if you have another day or another year you can change and make your time profitable to you and to those that are around you.

Friday, November 27, 2009

“Kindness”

“Be kind to strangers”, my mother told me.
“You never know who some one is until you know them.”
I used to think that was just my mama teaching me kindness, least did I know that today I would meet the most mean person I have ever met. This man did not care who I was, it felt like he was treating me like some unwanted basement mouse. What helped me was I am comfortable in my skin and within I was standing tall, outwardly I was dressed professionally in one of my power suits. I am well groomed, so I knew how to hold my reigns; while my mind was working and I thought in the old days in the village, elders used to teach children to treat strangers with all honor and respect because they assumed a stranger might be an angel visiting. If I was an angel carrying a blessing I would have definitely withheld it from this man.
Isn’t it surprising that in our world today we have mastered networking to some extend but there are some professionals who feel like they own the whole world when they are in an office or holding a title, but as the old saying goes, each dog has it’s day it is true that a man can be on the driving seat one moment and the next moment the very man he looked down upon will be his master, so be careful and treat all man like they are royalty because they are…in their territory.
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and
responsibility to give something back by becoming more."
Anthony Robbins

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Smile!

O what an Ah-ha! moment to remember it doesn’t cost me anything to smile. Sadness melted away when I smiled and the sunshine beamed on my soul and my spirit was lifted up and I began to soar higher and higher. Elevated now I can see how much attitude is keeping me on this platform with a bird’s eye view the mountains that were humongous in the valley are tiny rocks, the river that was flooding on me have become like a creeping creek. There is a gold mine of strength in a happy countenance, grace, peace and life. A merry heart is the medicine for all times. This is what I have said, but hear what the wisest man that ever lived has to say in proverbs.
Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
At all cost I will have a merry heart, a cheerful countenance, and I will not allow sadness, depression or anything to break my spirit. I will not bear a wounded spirit, like I said I will not be subdued..!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5v18 (King James Version)
If the heart is thankful, giving thanks is not hard but if there are seeds of ungratefulness it will be hard for you to give thanks. You may say what is there in my life that I can thank him for, let me say just a few, the fact that you woke up this morning and you still have your breathe that alone is a miracle to thank him for; life is a great gift you can never be able to repay. Thank him that you are in your right mind, in good health, with a place to lay your head etc. You are blessed and if you are thankful you will not be discouraged. Thankful people are always filled with goodness and loaded with benefits. It is a Thanksgiving day, think of all he did for you this year … if you make a list or get out your journal, you will be amazed at his goodness. Your year might have been filled with thorns but I know that even roses do have thorns but when you get to the rose you will forget the thorns. Dare to thank God today and thank him always for his goodness and mercy, his loving kindness and great love.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Don’t Dig Your Own Grave.

I walked a long distance after having a major surgery and then the following days were marked with a lot of pain of which I realized I had pushed myself into it. Then as I was musing I saw a different picture of a daily routine that a man can inflict himself and walk or run a distance way off than it’s expected of him and at the end of the day over burden or over work himself to his death or to a place that will take him longer to recover.
As you work each day make every day a master piece but work with wisdom, do not depend solely on your physical strength. Spreading yourself too thin and overworking will just help you dig your own grave. Honestly what will it help you to spend all your time at work and not enjoy your family or life if you are single? If you spread yourself too thin no one will really feel your influence. If you give a minute to your wife another to a sister and so on; reaching 24 people assuming you give yourself a minute to sleep I tell you that everyone including you will realize how insane that is. Of course I have exaggerated this one but how far or how long do you stretch yourself in meaningless distances that you cover each day?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Faithful

Did you know that God is faithful even in the small things that we take for granted; He is faithful. There is no day that we woke up and discover that God had forgotten to light the world, there are days you forgot to pray or you just did not know how to pray but he still came to your rescue when you gave him a desperate call. Can you see that he is faithful. Whether you have done anything on your part or you haven’t he remains faithful. How beautiful it will be if we all could be faithful, I believe that if we are truly faithful then the king will pull out his records of your faithfulness and ask like the king in the book of Esther, who had to find out if anything good was done to the man Mordecai who had been faithful to serve his life. I like the fact that the books of records were opened and this man was found worth to be honored and his situation was turned around.
Can you take a minute to think on how God has been faithful to you and then toss the coin and think of how you have been faithful to him? My dear friends...think about it….Selah. If you have been faithful then I want to assure you that God does not forget your labor of love as sure as Job had his day of blessings you will have your own. Your faithfulness and his combined ignite him; who is already a consuming fire, to work it out for you. He will turn every rock that needs to be turned just to show you he will not fail the faithful.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

He is Real

I was listening to a song and the choir was singing “He is Real” And then I thought how often we forget that God is a real, real God. He wants to touch your life where you are aching, he wants to provide for all your needs and He wants to exalt you beyond measure. Can you imagine that He is the God that loved us so much that, “He did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things.” Romans8v32 Think of it, is there anything that God can withhold from you? So why don’t you hope for more, believe God and raise up your faith knowing that Jesus is your hope of glory and God will not with-hold any good thing from you. That’s why today you can’t give up on anything. I ask you never to quit but obtain an unquenchable hope that will release faith in you and you can receive all you want. Never take no for an answer, refuse to be refused. Peace perfect peace to you. Shalom!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friendly

I got a deeper understanding today that it is worthy it, to be friendly and kind. For real it pays to be friendly you will not go without a friend. I mean a real friend; a friend when you are in need is a friend indeed. I know it is more blessed to give than to receive but today I was refreshed by a friend who reminded me how much I have been there for him and his family, a friend that called and told me how much she loves me, another that emailed and said I am praying for you, a sister that told me how much she cares, a brother that reminded me I can not be subdued, a dad and mum that said we got your back, Jesus who is interceding for me daily the list has no end all these are my friends that I have been friendly to, with joy and peace I can smile and say I want to be always friendly. Will you?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Today's Lesson from the Poet Series2


“A Slam-dunk”

There is a basket of strength that I tap into but I must keep it full, because it does not function well half full. I learned to maximize my strength. I looked around and gathered up myself because when I am weak I am strong, my weaknesses were turned around in the face of adversity, I faced every threat with tenacity and I focused my ball into my basket of strength. I was shooting from my knees and I followed through with my hand in cheerful praise launching out the greatest opportunities that have never been visible to me. It was an ease victory after all…2 Corinthians 12:9 (King James Version)And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Today's Lesson from the Poet Series1

“An Unexpected Day”
I woke up this morning feeling pretty fine, least did I know what my day held. It was a regular routine to the doctor’s office but I ended up in an image tunnel, they called it a CT scan. The diagnosis brought a totally new landscape of my schedule; in short I am scheduled for an immediate surgery. O how life can twist in a moment. When the news was broken in my ears, all I could say was, “I know God has a perfect plan for me, I know he thinks good towards me, I know he has been good to me and with him all things are possible to them that believe”. I lifted up my voice of faith like a mighty shield and began to confess; “It is well with me, it is well, it is well! I will stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.”
This was the reason my blog was not updated for a while but now I am recovering all is well, all is well. I believe you will learn something from these daily postings that no matter what the day brings for you can afford to relax if you trust God because he reigns and he has the final word.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Creativity

Creativity is fascinating to me, imagine taking an idea and shaping it into a tangible thing. Curving a stone into a huge human figure, depicting a landscape that can be recognized, drawing a portrait that is life like that is amazing to me. Molding words and threading them into a thrilling story or movie. I have never seized to wonder at the many things we create including buildings,computers and all the other things in between, I am acknowledging that the must be within us a creating power from a Sovereign Creator I want to believe we are all indebted to him. I hope each one of us will harness this power to make our world richer and more beautiful.

Friday, June 12, 2009

What is poetry to me?

What poetry is to me--------poetry is a revelation, well I don’t mean to be religious here so in simple terms, it is a surprising understanding of a matter that has been disclosed to you. A moment of an epiphany where you can honestly say, Wow I see. So for me it is not just an open statement of the emotions and feeling of what I have gone through or I have witnessed another person go through but in the tranquility after the storm I have an answer. I understand the truth. So it becomes a story or a message that is not a complaint but an answer. It becomes creativity, just like Archimedes I could openly say, Eureka! “I have found it.” And so did Newton and Einstein. Creativity is madness anywhere.
King David and Solomon are the greatest poets that I have learned to appreciate. I like their adventures. You can experience David the shepherd, warrior, king and worshiper with distinct emotions. Even when he has sinned against God you can walk with him in his journey and feel for him but most importantly he shows you that you are human. He also talks of the past, the present and the future and all these are a revelation he was seeing. Solomon does the same, the wise man, lover, the preacher and the king. He sums up his revelation or understanding of the issues of life and wisdom as proverbs, songs, sermons and right judgment. He understood what was right and true while on the other hand he realized what vanity was. So he concludes with this truth “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil”.
That is accountability to the truth which is revealed to us ……by the way truth is a person, the word of God is truth and the word became flesh so it also became a person. Wow! So we can quit our search for truth and just find the person…promise me you will John3v16.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Healing for My Sououl

I have walked in the garden of life and I have encountered many things but among the few that are imprinted in my heart are moments where I have experienced healing for my soul. Times of refreshing and times of divine empowerment. Please listen to this poem and be blessed. Click on my profile to listen and critic this poem. Be blessed

Friday, May 8, 2009

precious moments

This is a precious moment for every mother and child. And this poem is for every precious Mother in all the word. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ito-6UJRVLQ&feature=PlayList&p=3DF78EAC81243A20&index=0&playnext=1

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just continuing from where I left last time. I believe poetry is so pure and so true. You know if you have to say all you must say in a few words you will make them as true as ever and acurate so your message can be felt and head. I invite you to visit this link and read a few of my poems. I hope you will love it. Have fun! https://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx?bookid=56117

Friday, April 17, 2009

The essence of poetry to me is being a voice of encouragement, healing and hope in the storms of life. In a recession like the one we have I dare to say that we will need someone to lift up our spirits from here and there. And I hope this blog will do just like that. There are people that I can never see or touch but I can speak to them in a few words in the collection of poems that I have written. I believe you are a champion in the making. Just hold on a little longer and you will see it was worthy it, to go through what you went through takes a champion filled with grace and favor.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

the poet's perception

It is nice to tell a story in the voice of a poet. It is short and precise. And I want to think that it helps to eliminate too much butter and sugar. I mean all the sweet nothings that we spend our time on. Have you ever had something happen to you or to a friend in a flash and dramatic way, that all you could do was.... Wow! Ah-ah or Ouch! You just expressed exactly how you felt about it as true as you could represent it. Raw and plain. So is life as it happens in the eyes of a poet.....to be continued....