Taking Stock Six

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Making: more time for prayer since at my church we started off the year in Season 21 (21 days of prayer and fasting).

Eating: no chapatis🤣

Drinking:all manner of teas

Reading: the Bible and meditating on Mark 11:24 all January “Therefore I say to you,whatever things you ask when you pray,believe that you receive them,and you will have them.” NKJV

Wanting: to travel to Zanzibar

Playing: MIA

Wasting: no time in unconstructive talk

Creating:content for my blog,workplace

Wishing: I could travel every month

Enjoying: small books and audio sermons

Wondering: what February has in store for me

Loving: the way opportunities keep locating me

Hoping:for a shot at radio

Marvelling: at how God has a sense of humor

Smelling: Rihanna`s Nude perfume. Its so womanly and sweet

Wearing: my hair in twists thanks to Afros n MO.

Following: Rickey Thompson on IG.This dude is hilarious. https://www.instagram.com/rickeythompson/

Noticing: that we all need spaces to grow and connect with other people. I attended the Uganda bloggers happy hour at De’Kabalaza. I loved it.

Knowing: that you can’t criticise what you are not doing. Period.

Bookmarking: Lisa Bevere quotes(I love her)

Feeling: happy, really happy

Happy February,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©Racheal Kizza 2019

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Taking Stock Five

Hello there, This being the last post for 2018,allow me say thank you. Thank you for being apart of my writing journey this year. Thank you for constantly reading and commenting,telling  friend about an article on the site. I appreciate you and wish you love,joy,peace and happiness this festive season.

Now let`s dive into our stock taking ;

Making: more time for 2019 planning. Yeah!!I am that chic,I like to plan things out,envision them to the best of my ability.

Eating:muesli for breakfast.I am at it again (make your orders for 2019,healthy living is still a thing)

Drinking:Lots of water

Reading: Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden

Wanting: An I phone 7,a real want and need at the same time.

Wasting: no time in holding constructive conversations as well as asking for help

Creating:my list of books I have read this year. I will definitely share this list come 2019

Wishing: for one million Uganda shillings to spend on myself in this season.hahaha!!!!

Enjoying: ME time

Wondering:what the festive season has in store for me

Loving:how God always got me ,when I know it and when I don`t. His got ME.

Hoping: For an amazing Christmas season.

Marvelling: at God`s timing.

Smelling: aromas of food everywhere. It`s the festive season so,we gotta indulge in aromas.

Wearing: my hair in twists,finally!! I have had my hair out most of 2018 and the twists are exciting.

Following: no one currently since I am intentionally MIA on social media and I plan to be off social media during this season until 2019.

Noticing: how Kampala is full of people thanks to the festive season:people are shopping everywhere.

Knowing: that 2019 is going to be my best year yet .

Opening: up to reading more books during the festive season. I want to create time and get lost in books as I enjoy my family.

Giggling: at my two nephews. They are my bundle of joy.My heart is full❤️❤️

Feeling: a type of way.I can`t explain it.

Enjoy the festive season,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

 

©Racheal Kizza 2018

Book Review 11: The Richest Man In Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason is a classic tale about Babylon a man-made city that drew the attention of its neighbors to question how they managed to make wealth and multiply it for generations.

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The tale unfolds with various characters whose knowledge with money can`t be ignored. Akard, who is referred to as the richest man in Babylon carefully and with detail tells of how he has made his wealth, and passed on this knowledge to his son who has borne fruit over and above. Akard`s childhood friends come to inquire from him the secret to his wealth. He willingly shares his secrets but like many of us, some of his childhood friends doubt and believe there is a deeper hidden source to his wealth. A few practice the principles he has passed on to them and grow rich. The king of Babylon also calls upon Akard to share with all the Babylonians the secrets to his wealth thus making Babylon one of the richest cities.

My favorite quote from the book is, `Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us as individuals.” There is no selfishness in that statement and it gives a call to action to all people. Mind about your neighbor`s financial health. It is a lie to think having a few rich people is okay. We all ought to be rich and help others build their financial muscle because the prosperity of our nation depends on each individual`s financial health.

Topics such as seizing opportunities, procrastination, determination, investing, growing your ability and becoming a master in your trade and so much more are intertwined in this classic tale.

The question on everyone`s lips was, `how did the Babylonians do it?” If you care to know the answer, gethe book. It has practical lessons that will leave you sober about your finances.

Are you in a financial fix, debt upon debt? I deeply recommend this book.

If you love a good story coupled with life lessons, this book is for you.

Grab yourself a copy now. You just might be the next richest man/woman in your family or Kampala.

 

What’s it like to be good to yourself?

Valentine`s day is here and I am stuck with a question, “What’s it like to be good to yourself?” Can you paint a picture?

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Before you need and want someone to be good to you, are you good to you?

Do you treat you right? Do you treat you with respect?

Do you like your presence? Do you love you with all your failures,mistakes mixed with greatness?

Do you buy you gifts? Do you take yourself out on dates?

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Do you enjoy your laughter? Do you like you?

Are you patient with you? Are you kind to you?

Do you celebrate you? Do you have some me time to rejuvenate?

Do you pray for you? Do you encourage you?

Do you buy you flowers,chocolates and everything nice you desire?

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As you celebrate Valentine’s day, I ask again, what’s it like to be good to yourself?

Paint a picture for me of this in the comment section.

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Twenty Nineteen 🍾🍾

We are 29 days into the new year. Already??!!! I feel like I am in the fast lane, so much has happened in my life in these 29 days and in the world. Look at the Riverside attack in Kenya, DRC’s elections where the opposition actually won, Andrew Kabuura and Flavia tied the knot, Bad black and her hilarious videos, , Father Lokodo and his ideas…. I could go on and on.

Since we are left with just two days to the end of January, 2019. I have a few tips to help you actualize your goals or new years resolutions.

1. Set Smart goals. Smart (Specific, Measurable,Realistic and put a time line)

2. Don’t do too much. Know what you are able to do and maximize on that. Do it well in the process.

My baby sister, Joy is a make up artist. She is committed to grow her craft

3. Get an accountability partner. These are life savers. Share your goals with them and let them hold you to your word. Allow them into your space. For example, I have an AP for my health and financial goals, things I struggled with last year. And so far soo good, they always ask questions on how far I have gone with my monthly plans. I set goals monthly, that way I don’t bite more than I can chew.

4. Be committed. No one will do the hard work for you. These are your goals, go hard on them.

5. Find people who inspire you and follow them on social media, read their Content, ask them questions and learn all you can from them.

6. Allow yourself to dream and achieve every dream/goal you’ve set for yourself.

7. Pray for and about everything.

Enjoy 2019

Thank you for reading thus far.

What goals have you set this year?

Taking Stock Four

Making: more time for prayer

Eating:pages from my current reads

Drinking:hibiscus tea and water

Reading: What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey

Wanting: more books added to my library.

Playing:catch-up with a number of people who matter

Wasting: no time in speaking my mind

Creating:my world

Wishing: Worship Harvest Kibuye #LoveHasCome concert gets here sooner

Enjoying:real and mature conversations with my girlfriends.

Wondering:why people are so mean on the internet.

Loving:how God reminds me that I am on the right path

Hoping:for Muganzirwaza hall to be full to the brim on 13th December

Marvelling: at how,half the people I follow on IG are into radio,TV,mentoring,Mceeing & hosting.aaah,purpose

Smelling: a new scent a friend gave me

Wearing: light clothing because the current weather demands it

Following: Billy Chapata. This man speaks my mind and feelings.

Noticing: how I have grown to love photography. I have a new hobby y’all💃💃

Knowing: that the festive season is going to be lit

Bookmarking: quotes from Billy Chapata

Opening: up to myself. Learning to be vulnerable with me.Allowing my self to understand me, my pain, my worries, my feelings.They matter

Giggling: at my two nephews. They are my bundle of joy.My heart is full❤️❤️

Feeling:all grown up. What does this even mean?

Happy December,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©Racheal Kizza 2018

Love Has Come-A concert

Today,I come bearing good tidings,“Love Has Come” You must be wondering,what love has come,from where,by who and where do you put it or what do you do with it?? Sit back and I give you all the 411.

Love Has Come is a concert organised by Worship Harvest Kibuye,one of the many locations under Worship Harvest Ministries.

It is happening on 13th December ,2018 at Muganzirwaza commercial building (the home of Worship Harvest Kibuye) from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Tickets go for 10,000/=

The concert is a way of giving thanks to God for all the great things He has done and continues to do at Worship Harvest Kibuye. What better way to celebrate than through music with the world.

The headlining artistes are Brian Lubega who has popular and loved songs like Nungamya, Wakitiibwa,Wegukubira -my personal favorite under his belt.Check him out of Facebookhttps://web.facebook.com/brianlubegamusic/

Walter Wa an artist,producer and the location pastor of WHKibuye will be ministering in some of his songs Kaneyagale, Njayaniragwe,Winner feauturing Levixone and so much more. Check out his music on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/walter-wandera-adonia

Denis Beloved a versatile artist, with songs like Taking over,New Creation and Inyin Yesu(one of my favorite songs) and You do me well. Check out his music on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/denisbelovedCheck him out on Facebookhttps://web.facebook.com/denisbeloved/

Secure your ticket now ,comment and I will deliver it to you.

See you there!!

Wedding tales Two

On 3rd August,I watched one of my best friends walk down the aisle.My heart literally burst with joy.I was overwhelmed.

I also had the privilege of being highly involved during her wedding preparations as treasurer and coordinator.

Here are a few things that I learnt that could make your wedding preparations easier if your next in line;

+Negotiate good deals from all service providers.It helps when you know them personally or a friend has used them before.All service providers for the wedding we’re friends to either the bride,groom,myself or someone we knew.

+Decor package-The decor package ought to include bride`s bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets as well as bridal cars. Don’t forget to discuss this with your decor person.

+Food tasting and makeup-Plan for food tasting,cake tasting, and make-up trials. You need to know what to expect,make changes with the service providers as you guide them.

+Photography-Meet with your photographer way before the wedding day and agree on what he/she ought to focus on. With the craze of pre-wedding shoots,have a session with your photographer.

+Agree on numbers. Know the number of people you are planning to invite and be strict about it.Remember numbers inflate budgets.

+Ensure the committee is filled with people who can do their job without being reminded.

+Church-Upon agreeing on church,find out what requirements and payments the church needs in order for you to get married.

+Choose a church that is not too far from your reception venue. Agatha and Manzi had their wedding at St.Luke`s Church,Ntinda and reception was at Kabira country club.

+Order of service-Ask the church for an order of service and go ahead and personalize it to your liking. Get your song list that comprises walk in songs for bridal team and the entire church ceremony.

+Pre-marital counselling-Some churches are not keen on pre-marital counseling therefore get a counselor or a couple you respect and start your pre-marital counseling journey.

+MC-Meet with your MC and bounce off ideas for your program.

+Hiring dresses-If you’re hiring bride`s gown and entourage dresses, have your national ID,work ID or driver’s permit.You will need to leave some form of identification in order to have the outfits released to you. Endeavor to return the dresses in good condition.

+Co-ordinate finances with the committee and be in the loop about everything.

+Pay the service providers 70% ASAP and,keep paying up so by wedding day everyone is sorted.And in case they are not, keep in touch with the service providers and PAY THEM BACK. It’s good manners.

What else do you think couples in the preparation stage should pay attention too??