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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

WINTER HAIR CARE ROUTINE

So my hair hasn't been my favourite of late because of the way it's been playing up. Thanks to the heat I applied to it in the summer.... Very bad idea! Hence I've decided to give it some TLC whiles it is out of the braids.

My first is the egg & Lemon solution.
I used to apply this when I was transitioning and I it contributed to my hair growth so I thought I'd go back and try it again.
I call it "Back to my roots"

Recipe

  • 1 egg- protein to strengthen hair
  • Half a lemon- to remove the "eggy" smell
  • Olive oil- moisturise

*Mix all ingredients



  • Apply to hair and cover with a plastic bag to set for about 30-40 mins
  • Rinse with cold water, never hot water or the egg will cook in your hair. 
  • You don't want that now do you?
  • Wash out with shampoo and conditioner and there, you're done... 


Hopefully this recipe will work well for your hair too.
Adios!!!

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

LOVE COVER A MULTITUDE OF FEARS

Yesterday I faced my fear. The best thing I did all day. My fear grew bigger the more I heared people speak of it. So I spent almost a year avoiding something so little which had become so great in my mind. Yet I sang, throughout that time that The Lord was my shepherd and so I would fear no evil.... The irony of the matter was that I was afraid.

I read an update from Pastor Mensah Otabil saying, "This week, put a smile on someone's face, HELP SOMEBODY TO STAND. SPEAK THOUGHTFULLY. BE GENTLE. Surprise someone with a random act of kindness. BE A BLESSING THIS WEEK. What you do for others, God will do for you." 
A day before facing my fear, I had gone to speak to one of my managers at my work concerning not working in a particular area of my workplace. She asked me the reason why and I let her know that it was partly because of the stories I had heard which had resulted in my hesitation to take the plunge. She was very familiar with this because many others had avoided this particular area because of a similar reason so she spoke kindly to me concerning this issue, encouraged me to take the step and get it done and also provided contact details of other members of staff who were available mainly for this kind of issue. She stated that she would review in a month's time where I was concerning this issue. I left the office feeling positive and very encouraged by what she had said as she had thrown a new and different light concerning this issue. 

After work, I went home, discovered Mensah Otabil's update and thought, "oh wow this is what the manager did for me at work today"- by helping me to stand up against my fear through speaking gently and thoughtfully to me- and so I took the plunge and booked a shift in that area. I prayed about my fears and encouraged myself with bible verses talking about trust in The Lord in times of fear 

Psalm 56:3- "WHEN I AM AFRAID, I PUT MY TRUST IN YOU"

This helped me a lot and after prayer I said to myself that I would not meditate on this issue again because the more I thought about it, the more daunting it seemed. 

I woke up on the day feeling ready to face whatever it was that everyone was talking about. At work, there were one or two glitches and that was about it concerning all the horror stories I had heared. In fact, I thought to myself, I have faced a few worse than this, but I guess maybe I haven't spent as much time there so I cannot completely draw a conclusion. But the long and short of the story is that, sometimes we tend to exaggerate fears in our minds which cause us to me stagnant. 

God has not put in us a spirit of fear but of love, of power and of a sound mind. Hence, it is important that we recognise that where there is fear, there is the absence of love and where there is love there is the absence of fear. 

After work I was glad I had worked in that area and I thought to myself... "Thank you God for how it went today".

In all I'm glad I took the plunge and my conclusion is that I should let love govern my steps not fear for as the bible says, love covers a multitude of sins, in my case, it covers a multitude of fears. 

ADIOS. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

THE WONDERFUL ROAST DINNER

Well! well! well! Guess who just realised that Christmas is around the corner? Me! I checked our fridge this afternoon and saw some of the random groceries my dad buys on weekends. So I thought, why not whip up something nice. It's been a while since I did and look what I came up with- The Wonderful Roast dinner (a.k.a Potatoes, vegetables, chicken wrapped in bacon).....

Glory! Enjoy the view ... Looking forward to Christmas already
Love,
Trudie.

Friday, 21 June 2013

THEN I SAT AND WORRIED INSTEAD OF PRAY

Who around here is familiar with my title for today? Well if none of you will admit it, I will.
Today, my sister has gone out to run a few errands as she does on fridays, the one day she genuinely gets to chill at home these days. So I lie in bed after an early shift to get some rest and I decide to check my facebook as well as my other websites (i.e facebook, blogger, yahoo then back to facebook, then I start all over again plus the ocassional tumblr; I haven't checked that one yet but I will do in a second lol).

I put on some Ghanaian spirit tunes on youtube and start to pray a little. But then one negative thought just pops into my head and I think, "i'll just brush it off". My mini prayer stops for a second then I go back on my facebook, then my blogger lol.

I check a few statuses and one says, "God is shifting your season. The drought is over! The famine has ended and now it's harvest time". As soon as I finish reading, I hear that little negative voice say something along the lines of "That's what they usually say, but it never really changes" But then I remember that God has given me the job I have now and God has done so much, I just don't pause to recollect them in that instant.

Then another moment of mini prayer ensues and after that I find myself beginning to sink back into worry as I have noticed myself doing these days when I'm alone. There is a saying that goes, "the devil has work for idle hands". Not that I am completely idle because I have deliberately laid down to rest and soak myself with my music but I've noticed that whenever I am alone these days, that is when I get overwhelmingly bombarded.

One time I allowed negative thoughts to overwhelm me so much so that the things I said I'm definitely sure did not sound pleasant in God's ears but He has forgiven me still so I move on. I know it is completely bad so today as soon as I found myself beginning to do this, I decided to write and pray about it instead.

I nearly shed a tear some minutes ago and I thought why not put it in words on here. I seem to be beating about the bush with this and now I've almost forgotten the reason for my topic

Oh yeah I just remembered. I mean to say that in times when we are being bombarded by thoughts from the enemy, let us not sink into worry like I have done many times, but rather make it a point to pray and tell God all our worries. He cares more than you and especially I know, yet for some reason I seem to think otherwise when I have asked sometimes and the answer has not yet come.
God is in charge of my life and everything works together for my good. 

So in conclusion, let's start to pray instead of sit and worry.... lol like you did not see that coming.

Adios amigos!!!!

Friday, 14 June 2013

OUTFIT | Denim on Denim

It's been a while since I've been on here. I hope you guys have been doing brilliantly so far. Here is a new look I just discovered from Shirley b. eniang from meek and mild and I thought I'd share with you. It's simple, casual and clean. I love it and I hope you do too



Enjoy the video
Hasta luego mis queridos!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

10,000 reasons to hope in a teary situation

Have you ever asked God for help with an issue and not fully liked it when He gave you the answer?
That is how I've felt of late but I'm sure God knows best.
Of late I've found myself crying randomly. I mean it used to happen at first but I've been getting more teary with time. Sometimes I tend to think it's just hormones, other times I'm not sure what it is. I was telling my sister the other time that I wondered why women tend to cry so quickly and easily.
Anyway today I was listening to one of Jesus culture's conventions on youtube and the minister said "God is raising a generation of hope releasers and that we have been brought up to bring hope to a world where there isn't hope. But the hope releaser finds himself losing hope as well and most at times it is the enemy trying to counteract what God has said by trying to steal our hope because he always does the opposite of what God says. She also made a statement about how we sometimes find ourselves crying for no reason. Sometimes there are reasons why but we just can't fully express it to others because we never find the full comfort that we desire even when we mouth it out to people. I've felt like that many times and so all I'll do is just cry instead just to let it all out. But then the reassuring words I heard from the minister was" Our tears are an intercession and God is pulling us into his presence and breaking through something that is really big.
She also made mention of Exodus 13 where God repeats a few times that "By sheer strength, the eternal will bring you out". A sign of hope to me and to whoever is going through a teary situation and can't fully pinpoint what the issue is.
Here's a song that hopefully will bring a bit of joy and hope to your souls as you listen and sing along

Thursday, 7 March 2013

THE OPPORTUNITIES I NEVER GRABBED

Do you notice opportunities when they present themselves? Or more like, do you notice it when God brings potential opportunities your way?

Do you, like me, weigh out the pros and cons of every opportunity presented and sometimes overthink them so much so that by the time you realise, you would have missed out on them altogether?

If yes, then we're all in this together because, like you, I've found myself in countless circumstances where I have over thought certain chances and lost them in the end. Maybe losing them might be God's way of showing me that those opportunities were not mine to take in the first place or possibly fear causes stagnation in my decision making skills.




Well today I happened to eavesdrop on a conversation between two people at work; a guy who had gone outside for a cigarette and a lady.

They discussed how the guy was feeling in general and this led to him speaking about his photography which he does as a hobby. He told different stories and one of them stood out to me.

One day, he had sat on a bench outside slowly inhaling his cigarette smoke when he discovered a bird perched in a corner. He had his camera with him as per usual and in his mind he thought to himself that maybe he should take a photo of this bird, yet he said to himself that he shouldn't because by the time he'd picked up the camera, the bird would've flown away. A few minutes later, the bird still perched there and this gentleman was contemplating whether to take the photo. Then another voice in his head told him not to take the photo at all to which he obeyed and lost the opportunity altogether to take a potentially brilliant photo.

How many opportunities have you missed out on because you sat and contemplated for so long? 

A few weeks ago, I wrote in my diary that I wanted to open an account. As soon as I wrote it down, I began to make plans as to which day would be most suitable for me to get that account. I went ahead and did as I had written in my diary on the actual day and on my way back I thought to myself,

"it never occurred to you to pray before making the account. Yet how many times have you used prayer as an excuse for your indecisiveness".

I'm not saying that it is not good to pray. It is the perfect thing to do at all times as a christian yet, I find that sometimes we are indecisive because of fear of making a mistake. God is the utmost restorer in all situations. He has not put in us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 hence we need not approach opportunities with fear but with courage knowing that the Lord will definitely order our footsteps as in Psalm 32:8,

- "The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch and watch over you"-

In Genesis 28:15 God tells Jacob that He has given him a land where he is but Jacob decides that he wants to go somewhere else. God does not stop him from making that decision but reassures him with these words
"I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you"

In other words, God is with us in our decision making hence we should not be crippled by fear because either way, that which God has spoken will come to pass.

So from today, Let us all begin the journey of boldness in our decision making and grasp opportunities presented to us but also remember to walk in God's guidance so that we will not be led astray

Love.
Have a blessed day!!!

Saturday, 16 February 2013

BEAUTY IN ALL

Hello Everyone!
Happy belated valentines. I hope you had a lovely day with your loved ones. For some reason I felt a bit lovey dovey on that day. Blame it on the proposal video I watched in the morning on aisleperfect's page lol.
Anyway, I felt like fashion today so I thought why not post some on here. After all It's been ages since I posted some on here! Here goes!!!


I love black and white! Always an easy option which you can never go wrong with. Make it stand out with a simple pop of colour and you are good to go


I love the white crop top and the contrast of black hair with pink lipstick... very simple and nice

 
There's nothing more you need to do to natural hair to bring out it's beauty... It's beautiful all by itself!!!


Just beautiful... Love all the colours


Something I discovered myself doing lately! Never a good thing!!!


Love the smoky eyes and leather jacket... Seriously need to perfect mine!!!

Love her skirt and heals. Been thinking of getting myself one of those skirts of late!



Smile even when your heart is weary! You are beautifully and wonderfully made!

Adios senoritas!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

RESILIENCE By Texttextiles!!!

"I shall have what I decree in Jesus name"- Speak by Myron Butler
Texttextiles has been making youtube videos for a while but for some reason I haven't made a blog post about any of it even though a few have been a blessing so far.
Here's a recent video of her talking about developing "RESILIENCE" in the new year and also speaking in faith regarding the things we desire so that we can have them. Be blessed as you listen and feel free to check out more of her videos and ofcourse her blogposts.

 Dios los bendiga a todos- God bless you all!
Adios! Hablaremos mas tarde

Monday, 21 January 2013

WAITING UPON THE LORD

Patience brings endurance to run the race. It is a manifestation of our faith in God!

Patience is a virtue which is more than many treasures when developed. Just recently, my friend got married and I learnt a few things in the process. One of them is the spirit of patience. When we were young it was the norm for people to get married before having children. But as I grew up, I realised that this had changed. It seemed even more normal to have kids before marriage, hence break once virginity.

It was not on my agenda to get married before having my own children but all I knew was that I wanted to have kids roughly in my mid to late twenties as at some point, my "biological clock" might start ticking.

But then things changed when I went to university and I found out that there were another group of young people who were planning on keeping themselves till marriage. This became the norm for me and my ideas changed. I'm glad they did yet I'm also aware that sometimes it is a bit challenging in this present day.

My reason for first mentioning my friend is that, she's one of those young people at university who waited before marriage.
I haven't had the chance to ask her but when I do, I'm sure she'll say that it was worth the wait. All those times when she was faced with compromising the standards in God which she believed to be sure and true and yet did not give up but stood her ground in God's word and decided to wait have become fruitful.

I recently read the book of proverbs (The message bible) and each time, "righteousness" showed up, the word "uncompromisingly" was written before it.

AMP version says in Psalm 92:12 that "The uncompromisingly righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful and fruitful]; They shall grow like a cedar in lebanon [ majestic, stable, durable and incorruptible]

Therefore if this promise has been made regarding the standards in God which we decide to keep in the process of dating, then I'm sure it is a blessing

Regarding adulthood and relationships, sometimes when things are not going the way we planned them as little children, we tend to get frustrated and if not careful we rush into things that set us back and make our journeys to our destinations even longer- This has been my feeling for sometime now but God help me. For instance, certain people assume that at a specific age, they are supposed to at least own a car, be in a relationship and have good jobs (Myself included). But sometimes it happens differently. What should we then do if we find that the plans which we made for ourselves are not coming out the way we wanted them to? This is when we need to develop a patient spirit. For in doing so, we will come to find that things will fall into place as they ought to.

I learnt from one of our fellowships at university that patience involves "waiting, trusting and holding tight" with anticipation. God expects us to be alert as we wait in patience. It involves expectation based on knowledge and trust and sometimes not waiting is a sign of arrogance. We should not go ahead of God but rather allow Him to lead us. One of the final things we need to participate in in our process of waiting is to spend time with God in prayer, be still and build our relationship with Him. God will always show up at the right time and give us that which we need. Let us not be bitter as it sometimes happens when the issues in our lives have not been attended to by God. Neither should we give God time to do things but rather wait upon Him because at the time when we are tired and seeking alternatives to Him, it is our own issues that are before Him which He is sorting out.

Psalm 145:15 says "The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season"
Psalm 130:5-6 also says "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth on the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning"

You might ask after such a long essay that why should you wait. Well a few reasons would be because of who God is, who we are and what we are not capable of doing.

Here's another favourite verse of mine in the bible on waiting.
Isaiah 40:30-31
"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint." 

Stay focused on the destination as you run the race of endurance and STAY BLESSED AS YOU LEARN TO WAIT UPON THE LORD IN THIS NEW YEAR!!!

Adios!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Surrender- The secret of allowing greater outcomes

"God can dream a bigger dream for me than I can ever dream for myself"
"When you've done all you can do, give it up and surrender"


Happy new year everybody... It's been a while since I've posted something on here.
Here's the new beautiful inspiration from  Oprah Winfrey which talks about speaking to God, faith, surrendering and the will of God in our lives.
 
I hope you are feeling the blessing of the Lord in this new year already and by now you've began to Let go and let God start doing His work in your life anew. God favour you!
Adios a todos