Unfulfilled Promises

Oh how I wish I could have told how much you meant to me. You left us with so many unanswered questions. I wanted to see you one last time. I remembered when I left you at the age of ten. I made a lot of unkept promises to you. I know I did not fulfill any of my promises, however I wish I could have one more day with you on earth. What would I do if it was granted. I would go to a place to sit with you. I would love to be sitting under a big tree. I would talk to you about life growing up in the country. I often wonder about your experiences. Did you enjoy the early morning? when the roosters crow. You see for me I don’t get to hear that I have an annoying alarm clock that makes me feel very anxious about the morning. How about fetching water was that fun and I know you would have met the other villagers along the way. Did you all sing a song on the way to the river?

I can only imagine how much fun that would be. How about carrying the water, did you choose to carry it on top of your head. Please tell me more I am so curious to know what you did. As you can see I have such a void not knowing about your experiences. When you arrived home. Were you asked what took you so long as you know young girls in the village tend to do a lot of socializing when they go to fetched water. Did you have to go to the field. How I wish I could have a moment with you. One of many promises was to buy you all the things you needed.

At very tender age I was made aware that America was paradise and once you get there you have everything you wanted. When I got the chance to come to America I realized what I left behind was priceless no amount of money in America would ever be equal to those wonderful memories that I made in my little island. As the years went by the promises I made to begin to fade away. Then I got the news that you had passed away. The first thing that came to my mind was my broken promises. One thing I have learned about broken promises is that you may not always get a chance to fulfill a particular promise that doesn’t mean the desire to fulfill it will ever go away. Unfulfilled promises are like shadows.

Shake It Off Written by Amauche Ikwecheghe

Shake it off
What it take to get things fixed, what does it cost to be nice, to the next person,what does it take to let go of the many years of hurt ,what does it take to say something nice to the next person,what does it take to be vulnerable because being vulnerable they say ” is not weakness but courage ” what does it take to leave pride and ego ,what would it take to be different and to make a difference,it would absolutely take nothing but simple kind words, that come from a sincere heart.Dont think you have all the time ,make it happen right now;now is the time you have been waiting for make the effort.Remember you dont need to know how you are been perceived or what might people say just act like it’s your last day on earth and you will be making your eternal deposits into the kingdom of heaven.Shake it all off and be free and be at peace with your inner self .

My Most Memorable Experience


We all have special moments in our lives that we will never forget. Today I am going to take a moment to go down in memory lane. Hope you can join me. In my opinion, the place you grew up in has a great impact in your life. Haiti has been on my mind. I spent ten years of my life in Haiti. I am excited to share with you what I remember about growing up in Haiti.
The first person is my sweet old grandmother. She was amazing. Always waking up early to make coffee and to sweep the backyard while sprinkling water. Coffee and bread was always the to go breakfast. One thing I can never forget is that when it was bed time if I did not wash my feet. She would always have a basin of water and a towel to wash my feet as I sleep. Quite often when I think about what she did, it always brings me joy.
I also remember jumping rope with my neighborhood friends. We would do this at times and throwing our shoes off. This was the most exciting time for me.

Let’s talk about when it rained. It was like water was coming from heaven and bringing kids together. I remembered bathing in the rain water and laughter filled the air. The joy of being young and free.
Let’s not forget summer when all the cousins from the countryside visited. We would stay up for hours exchanging stories. I learned so much from my cousins. Such as, riddles, songs and games. Hope your childhood was awesome as mine. Please do share in the comment about the things you loved doing when you were a child.

An Evening Prayer

Psalm 4

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
    have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
    How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.

Tremble and do not sin;
    when you are on your beds,
    search your hearts and be silent.
Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
    and trust in the Lord.

Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
    Let the light of your face shine on us.
Fill my heart with joy
    when their grain and new wine abound.

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.

A MORNING PRAYER

Psalm 3

Psalm 3

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.

Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
    and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
    assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord!
    Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
    break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
    May your blessing be on your people

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

I remember the years of going to school. I was so determined to finish college. I was afraid of the classes which I had to take in order to graduate. I would often pray and ask God to help me because the work load was too much for me. I would spend nights crying to God for him to allow me to graduate. I struggled at the beginning because I thought I could do it all by myself not realizing that only through his grace I could do it. Eventually , God sent a helper to assisted me, actually I would have to say he sent many helpers. Things got a little better for me. now, I must give the real reason why I titled this particular writing I can do all things through who strengthens me. I am well known for writing scriptures all over. I would write bible verses on my checkbooks, next to headboard,  the wall where I do my work ,  and I mean everywhere. Nevertheless, when I was in college I did not stop doing that. I wrote in all my notebooks  PHILIPPIANS 4: 13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In all honesty I don’t think I have made it without His strength.

Healing

Healing takes place in many forms. Reading from John chapter 4, we learned of a man who was paralyzed for thirty eight years. How could he be so patient and persistent? Many of us would have given up long before. But, this man believed that God could restore all the years he had lost. Waiting at the pool of Bethesda must have been unbearable. Year after year this poor man believe that for sure it would be his year, however each was a disappointment. Some of us are praying for something yet we have not received it. We watch others get their breakthroughs sometimes that can make us lose hope. I am here to tell you everything has its season and that God’s timing is the right time. He has always kept his promises. He made a promise to Abraham and He surely fulfilled it. He brought the people of Israel out of the wilderness. Be still! Your day is coming. Be courageous.