Day 1… [3-day Quote challenge]


Good morning,

This Holy Monday, we begin with this

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I will leave you also some inspiration for this Holy week

 

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Have a great day!

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3 Day Quote challenge


It has been a long time since I was here. If it had not been for the amazingly beautiful Kirabo

She took it upon herself to modify the rules by the way! So here goes:

New Rules
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post a picture quote each day for 3 days.
3. Nominate five/more bloggers.
4. Theme the entire three days – e.g. Playfulness, Thankfulness, Spiritualness, etc…

I nominate:
1. Mhinga

2. Trish

3.Baz

4.E-star

5.Tracy

6. JJ

Since #ThanksgivingThursday is trending, here goes:

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Enjoy your day!

Dear Patience, I say thank you


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I sought your smile among the crowds,

It was the brightest of them all.

I sought you face among the crowds,

It was the cutest of them all.

You had me without even trying

 

I have learnt to love again

In the process to live again as well

You showed me what love is

I am glad to call you mine

You had me without even trying

 

I love you Patience,

Patience was all I had while I waited

While I prayed, Patience was all I received

You are my beloved, my Patience.

You had me without even trying

We are the perfect couple, we’re just not in the perfect situation.”

 

Image Source: Google Images.

 

 

 

Reading List for 2016


A book a day!
A book a day!

I recently read Gather Together In My name by Tracy Price-Thompson. It was a great read.
It is very graphic though and I would not encourage the younger reader to pick it yet. This book kept me company as I traveled to Kigali.
Great company it was, so great that I was done with the book before we arrived in Kigali.

I am a reader. I read in the taxi, on the bus, in the waiting room and in bed. Books are however pretty expensive in Uganda.
Whenever I find a book sale in this city, I get myself some good purchases. Last year, I picked a few titles that I have saved to read this year.
Thanks to the flea markets and the 4040 Katale at the end of the year.

This is not a resolution. This is me. In 2015, I read about 40 books, this year I hope to get to 50 or more.

The list below is of the titles that I already possess and I will be reading:

1. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
2. Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
3. A Nation in Labour (a poetry collection) – Harriet Anena
4. The Diary Of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
5. Made in America – Bill Bryson
6. Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda – Rosamond Halsey Carr
7. The Message of Ephesians – John Stott
8. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
9. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
10. The Lost Continent – Bill Bryson
11. Neither Here nor There – Bill Bryson
12. Down Under – Bill Bryson
13. The Secret Letters of the Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma
14. Driving Over Lemons – Chris Stewart
15. The Mosquito Coast – Paul Theroux
16. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer

Then they are the books that are a must read especially for the on-going African reading challenge:

1. Kintu – Jennifer Makumbi
2. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
3. Born on a Tuesday – John Elnathan
4. Through My African Eyes – Jeff Koinange

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. I will be updating as I get more books.
Currently, I am reading Tim Lott’s Rumours of a Hurricane and The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. The latter, I am not only reading. I am studying and taking notes.

Over to you, who will you be reading?
Who would you recommmend I read? Hit me up in the comments below.

Thank you for reading and I wish you a wonderful 2016!

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.”

Salman Rushdie

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The sound of silence #256Poetry


The birds have left our country,
We awake to the sound of the machine gun,
And the wailing of the mother who just lost a son.
Can you hear it?
Will you shed a tear for Burundi?

We abandoned our homes,
All that is left are bullet shells in the living room,
And sun rays trying to get in through the bullet-riddled walls.
Will you hear it?
Burundi is crying!

I remember the children’s laughter at the beach on Lake Tanganyika,
All I hear now are grenade explosions in the distance,
And all I see is fleeing Burundians.
We are bleeding.
Will you shed a tear for Burundi?

Let us keep hope alive
Let us keep hope alive

This poem is dedicated to the people of Burundi especially those who have been directly affected by the on-going crisis.
I pray that the Lord may hear your cries. May He comfort you and keep you strong in these difficult times. May your departed loved ones find peaceful rest in the Lord.

I pray and stand with you!

However, as it is written:

What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived
the things God has prepared for those who love him
” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

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He says, She says


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He says:             I have dreams

                                I am terrified of my dreams,

                                Yet, dreaming is all I do

                                Lord, please wake me up!

 

She says:           Dreaming is proof of living

                                Living is loving,

                                In my dreams, I dream of you

                                So, say you will dream of us.

 

He says:            In my dreams, I see you

                                I see your beautiful face,

                                I am afraid I may break you

                                Yet, I dream of a future when we are one.


She says:
            I think of you in colors that don’t exist yet

                                Look into my eyes as I fantasize of us

 

He says:              Come, let us a walk

                                A walk where our dreams come alive!

 

I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.

–Rae Carson

 

 

My world changed when you left


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Words cannot describe how much….

 

It is almost dawn,

I sit still

I failed to sleep

The radio drowns my thoughts.

 

Tonight, I thought of you,

Tonight, I could not sleep

I stare at your eyes in the photo on the wall,

Your beautiful scent still lingers in this room.

 

It is almost dawn,

Sleep eludes me again

The radio drowns my thoughts,

You will will never leave my heart.

 

Tonight, I thought of you,

Tonight, I could not sleep

When you left, my world changed,

I miss your sweet voice.

 

I love you, Patience!

 

“Before I sleep and after I wake up and all the hours in between … you occupy my mind. So, practically every moment of the day you are in my thoughts. I miss you.”
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