Can you embrace seasons?

In 2017, I was involved in a terrible accident with my immediate sister and we spent that whole year between hospital and home.

It was January and graduation fever was in the air. My sister was unwell so mother asked me to go with her to Makerere University so she would go through the clearing process. For anyone who has been to Makerere university, you know it’s hilly and within no time, my sister was tired and we had to go back home. We took a boda boda, used the northern bypass to get to Busega and that’s where the accident happened. Our boda guy collided with a car or the other way round. I don`t remember the details to this day.

All I remember is being taken to Mulago hospital and later transferred to Mengo where we attained our treatment. My right leg was badly injured, the leg turned right or out (no pun intended). For anyone who touched it, I felt pain. My sister`s right leg was severely damaged. She was also pregnant but didn`t lose the baby- story for another day. Long story short, we went through the process of treatment, physiotherapy and encouragement. Our doctor, a one Dr. Okello was a constant point of encouragement in that trying time.

It was such a dark season for I as one and for the entire family. I was in-between places emotionally.

Some of the people who visited us in hospital kept on saying, “We can’t wait for your blogs in this season. They’re going to be deep.” Because depth of words is found when the soul is in a dark place. The irony!!

I was on pressure to write and measure up to these expectations. I penned down a few things but I eventually gave up on this endeavor.

We all go through seasons; summer, winter, autumn and spring and Jesus is the maker of them all. Therefore, we need to learn to enjoy each season because we know Who is with us.

In my winter season, only God sustained me. I was mad at God but that never stopped Him from being God. I saw His sustenance through friends who visited us in hospital and at home, bought us food and drinks, friends who gave money, prayed, called in and made sure we laughed.

Enjoying where you`re at is a valuable lesson I learnt during the winter season. Don’t be on pressure to run away from the season, the pain. Find out what God is saying to you. There are lessons in all seasons, find them. A new side of you is revealed, meet her/him. In short, choose your focus.

Even in this season of the Corona virus, it’s a winter season for so many individuals and nations at large. Do what the doctors have said. Keep away from news and conversations that will cause you panic attacks. Rest in God.

This too shall pass.

Pick me up Bible verses

Hello wonderful people,

Welcome back to this street.

Today I want to share with y’all some Bible verses that have been encouraging me since January.

Depending on the season I am going through, I find encouragement in each and every scripture.

+Psalm16:6

“The Lines fallen to me in pleasant places;Yes,I have a good inheritance.’

+Psalm30:5

`Weeping may endure for a night,But joy comes in the morning.’

+2 Peter 1:3

`As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.’

+Romans 8:32

`And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.’

+Daniel 11:32b

`but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.’

+Numbers 23:19

`God is not a man,that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?’

 

Ps: Writing this post has been therapeutic and re-energizing.

Do share a Bible verse that has gotten you through a season this year.

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

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

Love me anyway

When I can’t smile like I used too,

love me anyway

When you realize I am not that perfect,

Love me anyway.

When you see my worst self piling up,

Love me anyway.

When insecurities kick in so loud,

Love me anyway.

When I can’t stand others being around you,

Love me anyway.

When I can’t put off the cloth of selfishness,

Love me anyway………

Simply love me like Christ loved the church-relentlessly,with no strings attached.

Love me anyway.

Racheal Kizza ©2017