#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe- God Always Has a Plan

 

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As a firm believer in the God of the Christian faith, I have made my way through my journey in life always with the assurance that I am never alone and that one way or the other, all things will always work out for my good. It is one of the most reassuring feelings honestly, having faith in Someone you cannot see but whose essence is captured quite easily in a lot of the things you see around you. That is not to say that there will not be moments of doubt. I have just learned over time to feed my faith and starve my doubts.

2017 is only halfway through yet I believe I already have my biggest lesson for the year. Continue reading

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#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – There will be Storms…

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Life has taught me that people can turn against you so easily. Even those with the best intentions. Even those you least expect. This is one lesson that gets me scared. I remember instances where this lesson has been forcefully crushed into my brain and sometimes I am numb. I have learnt that best friends might become sworn enemies. People you trust can betray you in a split second. And so I am naturally wary when it comes to making new friends or keeping friends. Because I figure, they might leave eventually. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bitter. People who know me would tell you that. But now I understand that people can just up and leave. It happens. This has helped me stay strong when that happens or when I have been hurt by people. Continue reading

Count Down to #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe

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Hello all,

It’s #8 days to our August series! #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe… Yaaay!!!!

I am super excited and looking forward to this. I hope you all are as well.

Please, kindly share with us your story today if you haven’t done that already.

I’m organizing a series for the month of August which is slated to run through the 5th of August to the 3rd of September 2017.

The title is #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe

The big idea: For writers (you) to write based on the life experiences and belief system that has shaped the outcome of their everyday life. It will be based on lessons they have gleaned from life. I believe that in doing this, in sharing our lessons with the world, others can learn from our stories or find inspiration to take stock of their own lessons.

What can you write about?  Anything.

It can be something you are passionate about or something you regret…

It can be good or bad or funny or ugly

Anything at all

Here are some sample topics below:

#LessonLifeHasTaughtMe – Beauty is not vain.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Music is Life

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Marriage is not the ultimate goal in Life.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – God is real.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Technology is the new high.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Garri and Beans is overrated.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – To be stupid is not stupid.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Family is everything.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Suicide is the easy way out.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Failure does not define me.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Integrity is King

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Hard work is relative.

 

This list is non-exhaustive so you can choose anything you want to write about.

So, Dive in and start sharing what #LessonsLifeHasTaught – You!.

I will deeply appreciate if you could be a part of this.

If yes, please email me at ekpenyongcaleb@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Deadline for submission is 3rd of August, 2017. After which one article per day will be published for #30 days.

Also kindly attach a short bio which will be used alongside your write-up.

It would mean a lot if you could also help promote this project in whatever way you deem fit.

Here is a link to the blog – https://poiseimagery.wordpress.com/

Thank you in anticipation of your participation

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Warm regards,

Caleb

 

 

Letter to My Unborn Daughter

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Dear Daughter,

I wonder what you will look like…

Will you inherit your grandma’s long hair?

Will you smile with your eyes like I do?

Will you be musically inclined like your grandad or will you play sports like your great-grandad?

I’m chuckling at the thought of you being short like me. Either way, you’ll always be perfect in my eyes – fearfully and wonderfully designed by the most exquisite Creator.

I don’t even know what your name will be yet, but one thing is certain; I will love you with all my heart.

You should know by now that though there is a lot of good in the earth, there is also evil. Continue reading

August Series: #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe

lessonslifehastaughtme

Hi!

I’m organizing a series for the month of August which is slated to run through the 5th of August to the 3rd of September 2017.

The title is #LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe

The big idea: For writers (you) to write based on the life experiences and belief system that has shaped the outcome of their everyday life. It will be based on lessons they have gleaned from life. I believe that in doing this, in sharing our lessons with the world, others can learn from our stories or find inspiration to take stock of their own lessons.

What can you write about?  Anything.

It can be something you are passionate about or something you regret…

It can be good or bad or funny or ugly

Anything at all

Here are some sample topics below:

#LessonLifeHasTaughtMe – Beauty is not vain.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Music is Life

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Marriage is not the ultimate goal in Life.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – God is real.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Technology is the new high.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Garri and Beans is overrated.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – To be stupid is not stupid.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Family is everything.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Suicide is the easy way out.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Failure does not define me.

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Integrity is King

#LessonsLifeHasTaughtMe – Hard work is relative.

 

This list is non-exhaustive so you can choose anything you want to write about.

So, Dive in and start sharing what #LessonsLifeHasTaught – You!.

I will deeply appreciate if you could be a part of this.

If yes, please mail me at ekpenyongcaleb@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Deadline for submission is 3rd of August, 2017. After which one article per day will be published for #30 days.

Also kindly attach a short bio which will be used alongside your write-up.

It would mean a lot if you could also help promote this project in whatever way you deem fit.

Thank you in anticipation of your participation

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Warm regards,

Caleb

 

 

Letter To The Younger Version of Me

 

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Dear You,

You’re at loss for words right now. You don’t know what has happened. You know it’s bad, you know you’ve changed but you don’t understand why.

You’re in pain, a lot of pain, but you can’t say anything because then it will just be one of those things wrong with you, which let’s be honest are quite a lot. It doesn’t make sense that he’s looking at you like that. But even more than that it doesn’t make sense how people can’t see. Continue reading

Letter To My 15 Year Old Self

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Hey you,

Dry your eyes.

The world did not end today.

Yes, the skies opened up. And let out some rain and took a soul.

Yes, it seems like the world is spinning and has altogether stopped.

How can this be?  Daddy just took a nap and now he wakes no more.

Again I say “dry your eyes”…the world does not end for you today… Continue reading