FIRST YEAR

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I am super grateful to God for how he has brought Starlight Book Reading Club since its inception in May 2014.

We celebrate our first year anniversary next month and its has been a very emotional journey for me because it God has been faithful through it all.

Here are some of the awesome photos from the first session ever!

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Friends, Yemisi and Korede helping me to set up

Friends, Yemisi and Korede helping me to set up

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Details of our first year anniversary event will be circulated soon.

Little Preacher?

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Today, I listened to an amazing sermon………..from an eight year old boy!

It was such a wonder reading about his story on  the internet today, and I just thought to share it here on my blog. His name is George Bronner and his dad is a pastor. Now, you might say that’s a ‘no brainer’, since his dad is already a preacher. But guess what, it does not always work that way- especially for an eight-year old. Most pastor’s kids are not always going into ministries like their parents so this really got my attention. George is the youngest of four children. Read the article written by his dad below:-

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George is the youngest of our four sons. He is 15 months old.

I stood holding him on the morning of September 22, 2006. The
birth of George is an interesting story involving the prophetic
and destiny. His name was spoken by God over three years before
he was conceived. Of our four boys, it is George who has an
extreme attachment to his father.

George can’t talk or at least he can’t talk very well. He calls
my name but he calls it Muhmaamuull. It’s Nathaniel. He can’t
pronounce the “N”, the “A”, the “T” or the “iel.” He can’t say
any other words either with any better clarity, and he had never
verbally answered me. He understands but had never answered with
words.

Today as I held him, I looked at him and said,
“Daddy loves you more than you will ever know.”

It was a statement from the heart. Children often never realize
how much they are loved by the father.

George looked back at me; and in a voice as clear and as well
enunciated as a college English professor, said three times,

“I know.  I know.  I know.”

I stood in disbelief of what I had just heard. Not just in the
fact that he understood the concept, but also that he was able to
clearly vocalize it.

The first words that George spoke to me were not the typical
“Daddy” but the very atypical, “I know.”

Never underestimate what a child, no matter how small they are;

“knows.”

Behave accordingly.

Note:- This issue was written in 2006. I was
never led to publish it until today.

At four-years-old George converted his nanny and her entire
family to Jesus.

At eight-years-old (2014), George was ordained into the ministry.

In 2015, George is now nine-years-old. George now teaches each
fourth Friday of the month at 7pm broadcast live at AirJesus.com.
His messages are very short but extremely insightful.

Recently the head of a major CEO training group asked permission
to make one of George’s messages available to the group of CEO’s
of major corporations.

Take a listen to some of the sessions of The Imagination Station
by nine-year-old George Bronner. He knows.
http://tiny.cc/georgespeaks

Hope you enjoy the sermons as much as I did!

Been such a long time……..

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Its been such a very long time that I last blogged about anything.

A lot has happened within the last year and I am hoping to document some of them here! A friend of mine encouraged me to be part of a ’30-day blog challenge’ he has put together, and I have decided to give it a shot. Basically, I will be updating my blog everyday for thirty days (God help me!). I also encourage those who have not blogged in a while to take up this challenge too.

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Basically the first thing I will like to talk about is my book club for children, which I started about a year ago. Our first year anniversary will be held in May 2015 and I am pretty excited about it.

The club is known as Starlight Book Reading Club for Children. The idea behind the club really is to foster the reading culture here in Nigeria and to ensure that children between six and twelve years imbibe the reading culture as their daily routine.

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VISION

To create a positive craving for knowledge and transformation in children through reading

 

PURPOSE/AIM

  • To create a thriving, fun and learning environment outside the regular school curriculum
  • For children to be encouraged to imbibe the much-needed reading culture in Nigeria.
  • For the vocabulary of the children to be improved and enhanced
  • The right pronunciations, definitions and spellings of words will also be identified (during the course of the reading) and taught to the children

During the course of the next couple of days, I will be updating my blog on some of the activities we have had, and some of the books we have read.

So stay tuned! LOL

Adunola

The New Year Charge

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Happy New Year to my dear blog readers

I am so excited about the year 2014 and I do hope that you are as excited as I am. This year is going to be a very wonderful year for all of us in Jesus Name (Amen). I see us getting into a higher and deeper level with God and with our spiritual lives. We need to make extra efforts to get closer to God, as the bible admonishes us in James 4:8a ( Draw near to God and He will draw near to you).

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It’ll be very nice if we could take out sometime this year to connect with God on a more intimate and cozy level. One of the ways of doing this is by studying His Word daily, to get insights into what He has to say to us.

Just before the end of last year, I stumbled on a website that encourages Christians to study the entire bible in one year. They have small study groups that were created in order to discuss the daily scriptures in great detail. To visit the website and get more information, click here

This is also to encourage us to start out this year by determining to read the whole bible in 2014. It may be challenging or difficult, but if we propose in our hearts to do so, and rely solely on God for His grace and guidance, then it can be achieved.

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May God continue to strengthen us, as we dedicate ourselves to Him and His purpose.

Click here to find the reading plan that can be adopted for the bible study. You can also involve family members and friends in this journey through the bible, so that there will be accountability and interactions (you can discuss new discoveries during your study and share with loved ones)

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Grace to us all.

Yours always,

Adunola

Whitney Houston still looks elegant

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Whitney Houston Immortalized in all U.S. Madame Tussauds Locations

Woow!

Its just very amazing how creative people get sometimes, and make wonderful things become a reality!

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In celebration of Whitney Houston’s life and legacy, Madame Tussauds unveiled four wax figures of the star immortalizing her at memorable moments in her career on Thursday, February 7th at Madame Tussauds New York. The new wax likenesses were unveiled at a special ceremony attended by members of the Houston family before being individually installed in each of the four U.S.-based Madame Tussauds attractions in New York City, Washington, D.C., Hollywood and Las Vegas.
This represents the first time in the more than 200-year history of Madame Tussauds that the attraction created and simultaneously launched four distinct wax likenesses of a single subject represented at different points of their life.

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In 2009 Whitney Houston released “I Look to You,” which was her first studio album in six years, and quickly reminded listeners why she was one of the greatest artists of all time. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 — becoming her fourth number one album — and has gone on to sell more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. At Madame Tussauds New York, Houston will be dressed in an elegant gold sequined floor-length gown evocative of the one she wore in the “I Look to You” album photo shoot.

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Houston took on her first major acting role when she starred as singer Rachel Marron in 1992’s “The Bodyguard.” The film was a box office success, becoming the second highest grossing release of the year, and the soundtrack, which features Houston’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” sold 45 million copies worldwide and has gone on to become the best-selling soundtrack of all time. At Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Houston will be depicted as Rachel Marron wearing a replica of the chromed-silver “Queen of the Night” costume she famously wore in the film. Warner Bros kindly lent the original outfit to Madame Tussauds studio artists to ensure an exact recreation.

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On January 27, 1991, Houston delivered one of the most stirring renditions of the “Star Spangled Banner” ever recorded at the start of Super Bowl XXV. It was a moment that held national significance due to the fact the U.S. was at war in the Persian Gulf and one that became a defining moment of her career. At Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C., Houston will be portrayed as she appeared on that day and dressed in a recreation of the white track suit with red, white and blue detailing that she wore with a white headband.

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The first single from Houston’s second studio album was titled “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and earned the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988. The song’s accompanying video became one of Houston’s best recognized music videos and ran in heavy rotation on MTV, VH1, and BET. At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, Houston’s wax figure will be styled in the same way she appeared in the video, wearing a tight purple-pink tank dress and blonde curly hair.

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My Favourite!

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Awwwh……………..this is really cute

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I stumbled on one very amazing story of a gorilla who gave birth to a set of twins!

 

Proud mum: N'Gayla cradles the adorable twins which were born this month

 

Lovingly cradling her new born baby twins, this mother has certainly got her hands full.

And the proud gorilla has a double cause for celebration, her new arrivals are an extremely rare occurrence in the captivity kept species.

According to experts, twin gorillas come along once every ten years in the world’s zoos, making 20-year-old N’Gayla’s brood something worth celebrating.

Staff at Bergers’ Zoo in Arnhem knew that the imposing matriarch was expecting an infant, but they were stunned when, one morning, they discovered her gorilla holding the adorable duo.

The twins, a boy and a girl, will cling to their mother for the first 18 months of their lives, having little contact with any of the other species.

But once they are old enough to begin roaming, the great ape enclosure for themselves, other members of the group, including their 23-year-old dad, Bauwi, will be able to get to know their youngest playmates.

Wilco Limpers, head keeper of the great apes at Burgers’ Zoo, said: ‘In gorilla world, twins are very rare because in the last fifty years, there has only been ten births.

‘The father is not doing anything in the beginning, only sit next to her to protect her towards the others.

‘When the youngsters are one and a half year old, they want to play and then he will play with them and that’s quite nice to see.’

Wilco Limpers, head keeper of the great apes at the zoo, told RTV.

Limpers told reporters that while the zoo knew N’Gayla was expecting, it was a complete shock when she was found one morning holding two newborns, a boy and a girl.

The twins will live with their family for eight to 10 years, before being sent to another zoo in order to prevent incest within the group.

Below are more cute photos of the gorilla and her twins

 

Clinging on: The twins will cling on to their mother for the first 18 months of their lives

 

Careful: No other gorillas will be able to hold or play with the twins until N'Gayla allows it, not even their dad

 

Youngest: The babies, one a boy and one a girl, or N'Galya's fourth and fifth offspring

 

Happy together: The family will be kept together for at least 10 years until the youngsters are moved to ensure of no incest within the group

 

 

Hitching a ride: N'Gayla will keep hold of the twins until they begin to climb trees and socialise with others

 

Story culled from Daily Mail

 

 

 

 

Yours Always,

Adunola

 

 

 

 

 

New Week……New Mercies

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Hope the weekend was splendid and exciting for you.

Mine was quite busy because I have been working on some creative collections! I will be showcasing them as soon as I am done with the work.

Meanwhile, I want you all to have a fantastic week ahead, filled with God’s mercies and grace (amen).

 

Below are some quotes that could carry us through the week 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Always,

Adunola