Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I am an African

I am an African
For her blue skies take my breath away
And my hope for the future is bright
I am an African
For her people greet me as family
And teach me the meaning of community
I am an African
For her wildness quenches my spirit
And brings me closer to the source of life
When the music of Africa beats in the wind
My blood pulses to its rhythm
And I become the essence of sound
When the colours of Africa dazzle in the sun
My senses drink in its rainbow
And I become the palette of nature
When the stories of Africa echo round the fire
My feet walk in its pathways
And I become the footprints of history
I am an African
Because she is the cradle of our birth
And nurtures an ancient wisdom
I am an African
Because she lives in the world’s shadow
And bursts with a radiant luminosity
I am an African
Because she is the land of tomorrow
And I recognise her gifts as sacred
Wayne Visser © 2005

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Reflection on writing an assignment

I am int he process of working through study material and producing an assignment to show my understanding. When I was in high school I got the opportunity to play football/soccer......we got the opportunity to try out different positions in order to find out where we would fit better. Compared to other girls I understood the game very well.....i was physically fit.........but when i got in front of the goal post its as if I just lot the plot even without a goal keeper I still missed........however in defence I was able to get the ball away from oppoents and pass it forward with pretty good skill.......
I feel like I understand the material I am reading but when I start writing my assignment I can see that I missing the goal post.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why Complaining ISN’T Leading

"If you took one-tenth the energy you put into complaining and applied it to solving the problem, you'd be surprised by how well things can work out… Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier." - Randy Pausch

A problem, a failure or a complaint ....if I recognise anyone of these things then it becomes my responsibility to deal with could mean changing could mean set up could mean anaylse and learn then try again........

It definitely doesnt mean give up, give in,ignore and suffer.

Not all of us are called to lead non-profits or form boards, but we are all called to work for solutions. Here are ten ways you can morph from complainer to leader:
  1. If you are frustrated by your political leaders, rather than writing an angry status update or linking to some outrageous article, get involved. Volunteer in a campaign, vote in an election, run for office.
  2. Read on: Why Complaining ISN’T Leading

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Onesie World Record Promo

Onesie World Record PromoPlease press the HD button bottom right of the screen next to the volume to fully enjoy video. Please Help us Break the Guinness World Record for most Onesies worn at one time. April 26, 2015 @ 2:00pm Legenderry Guildhall.
Posted by Roberts Studios on Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Count it all joy

Stuying the Book of theme verse for 2015 and new motto is
 As life comes together one puzzle piece at a time I need to remember that there is a big picture.
Not to get lost in details .....every now again again to take a step back and take stock..... and then jump back in to building of the puzzle even if all is still not clear.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Through A Spiritual Lense

Through my recent participation in BME photography project in Derry/Londerry I have been inspired to take photographs from various perspectives. I have also started looking at photographs through a view new lenses.

One of the struggles I have when I am at an event that I am involved with is that I find it very difficult to capture the it with a camera in the way I want to remember it. Normally we women are supposed to be very good at multi-tasking.But I find the quality of photographs decrease if I have not prepared approapriately and I am not present in the moment. Maybe this will change when taking photgraphs comes as easy as driving car........maybe then I can present in the event and able to capture it through a lens as well.

In the meantime I have discoverd Visio Divina.......... to continue my photographic journey I planned to explore comtemplative photography (as described here!visio-divina/c8k2) and practice Visio Divina

How to Practice Visio Divina 

Explore the image. 
Look at everything within the frame – objects, patterns, shapes, textures, lines, light, and colors. Look deeper. Where are your eyes drawn? Engage your imagination. What do you see? What do you smell? What relationships do you notice?
Allow the image to lead you into a time of prayer. Silently, offer prayers to God of gratitude, anguish, confession, or praise – whatever you find stirring inside you. Breathe deeply and slowly. Rest in this quiet, being open to God’s presence within you.
If your mind wanders, do not worry, look at the image again, or bring an awareness of the image into your mind. Be gentle with yourself and have no expectations of grand revelations. The point is to practice and to offer quiet time to be attentive to God’s presence.

What do you see? 
Search deeper.
Where do you see God? 
Pray with/over image.