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.

 

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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??

Taking stock Three

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Making: more time for prayer

Eating: matooke & groundnuts stew(katogo)

Drinking:Lots of water. This has become a ritual.

Reading:Dreams from my father by Barack Obama.

Wanting:To attend Praise Fest hosted by CITAM church in Kenya,and Travis Greene is on the lineup. It’s happening on 30th November, a day after my birthday. Just had to put it out there.😋😋

Playing:Trap house (1-3)sermons by Pastor John Gray

Wasting: no time in petty parties. I can’t deal with petty people.

Creating:content that makes me happy

Wishing:For a getaway in November.

Enjoying:Watching #Crystal1on1 by Crystal A.Newman. Her you tube channel is everything. There is power in telling your story.

Wondering:how we can help our girls stop the self doubt.

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Loving:the season I am in .

Hoping: I understand how much God loves me and it sinks in. He is a good good father.

Marvelling:at how God is always speaking to us.

Smelling: coconut oil (I use it in my hair & on my body)

Wearing: necklaces with literally everything 🤣🤣🤣

Following: Lisa Bevere, this lady is amazing. Her content is good and she is passionate about ladies. This is a setup by God.

Noticing: how readers of the blog, prefer this series to book reviews😂😂

Knowing: God is strategic .He doesn’t waste time,energy, resources. There is a climax to everything you’ve been through

Bookmarking: quotes from Obama’s book, Dreams from my Father.

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 the fact that TV is plastic,what you see is not what you get.

Feeling:loved & excited about November.

Happy November,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

©Racheal Kizza 2018

Pastor Appreciation Month: Prayer

Take time and pray for your pastor(s) and their families

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We get to end the month on the same note we started it on – by honouring the ministers in our lives, this time in prayer.

If you’ve just joined this party and have no idea what’s happening, read this first. It’s not too late to get it done. Besides, the heart of this call is to stir up a culture in us that regularly extends gratitude and honour to those God is using to bless us.

As we come to the end of Pastor Appreciation Month, more commonly known as October, I’d like us to take time to pray over these ministers as follows:

  1. Refreshing for them and their ministries – spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
  2. Increase in capacity for their families as the ministers continue to grow in ministry. Any minister will tell you that their family is always right there with them for all the ups…

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Wedding Tales One:Speeches At Weddings

I have attended so many weddings between 2015-2018 sometimes as a brides maids and other times as a support system😂😂. If there is such a thing😅😅

One thing that always bothered me were the speeches.What should be included in the speeches??We have speeches from friends,employers,siblings,parents and the “bagole.” Usually, people give embarrassing stories that speak of the bride/groom`s sex escapades, devious ways,health conditions, diet issues which have no place at the wedding in my opinion.

I was honored to give a speech at my friend’s wedding.For months ,I wondered what to say.I wanted to give funny stories about her,not embarrassing ones though.I believe the aim is not to embarrass but to show her strengths and fun side.

I settled for stories that described and affirmed Agatha.Filled the speech with prophetic declarations over her and her hubby.

I have known Agatha for 13 years and wish her nothing but God’s best. Speech was over within 5 minutes or less. hahaha!!!The siblings and parents speeches definitely affirmed her character.

I loved the theme of the speeches and I believe that all speeches at weddings should be nothing short of that.

Have you given a speech at a wedding before,what did you say?

Brides gown: Penny Bold bridal

Make up : Makeup By Agy

©Racheal Kizza 2018

Go The Distance

There really is no one-size-fits-all template for this. Every relationship is as unique as the two people in it and so is its purpose. Not to mention, different seasons of a relationship and the lives of those in it will require regular adjustments in expectations.

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The alternative title to this post is: The reality after the hero and the heroine ride/drive off into the sunset. Ha!

Last month for the Marriage Bed series, I wrote on Becoming A Life Partner and the reality that there are no ready-made partners. No one is born pre-configured to be the greatest there ever was at relationships.

Today, I want to go a bit deeper into what it means to work on yourself in the journey to becoming a better life partner.

Foundations

We learn what to give and receive in relationships from the influences around us right from an early age. From being married, having married friends, and being quite involved in ministry in the context of relationships, I can tell you that many things people grapple with in their relationships emanate from their childhood not even their adulthood.

I’ve written about the power of first introduction before…

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