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32 and Counting…

January 23, 2015 3 comments

Profile_Pic_2012It’s my birthday; I am 32 (getting better, not older). I am elated. I received many messages YOU all sent and my slight regret is in not being able to thank everybody personally.

Today, I choose to share with you my birthday wish. I wish for a Cameroon where Cameroonians focus on what unites and not what divides. Where we do what is right and not what is convenient. A country where collective interests are prime over individual interests

This I cannot accomplish alone, but I can solicit your assistance because as you all expressed your desire to see me happy, this is what shall make me happy. Join me and together we shall inspire Cameroonians to bring about positive change. Join me and we shall engage in a tireless effort to ensure there is social justice in our neighborhoods, communities and businesses. Join me and we shall ensure the 50 years ahead are better than the 50 years passed. Let’s make this our reason for living.

Let’s rally like-minded people and encourage them to challenge the status-quo irrespective of where they are. Let’s inspire many more people all over that the world; that change happens because people like us make it happen. Let’s be responsible enough so that our countrymen can trust us with their hopes and aspirations. Let’s tell our children that henceforth we are resolving to lay a solid platform for them to crawl, walk, run and fly. This mission of ours is not political, if anything we are non-partisan, it is about a cultural change, a change in mentality of the people. It is a simple idea which says – I am Cameroon, you are Cameroon, we are Cameroon, we are responsible to provide solutions to the challenges of our beloved country.

I remain grateful to you for your encouragements, mentoring and affection. I resolve to accomplish, if not take this mission to greater heights and for this, I will need the “many more years” you wished me.



Saying Goodbye by Bishop T.D Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt
they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.
Let them go. And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s dead. You’ve got to know when it’s over.

Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to
you and was never intended for your life, then you need to…… LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains …… LET IT GO!!!

If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth….. LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you. LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction…… LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude……. LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better…… LET IT GO!!!

If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him…….. LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship…….. LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves…… LET IT GO!!!

If you’re feeling depressed and stressed ……….LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying ‘take your hands off of it,’ then you need to…… LET IT GO!!!

‘The Battle is the Lord’s!’

Short Reading; God is Never Wrong

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment

A king who did not believe in the goodness of God, had a servant who, in all circumstances did. Taking advantage of one of their disucssion sessions, the servant said: My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes!  

One day they went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His servant managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent His Majesty losing a finger.   Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the Nobleman said “Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger.”   The servant replied: “My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and he knows “why”. What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!”.  Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his servant.  

Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices.   At the altar, ready to sacrifice the Nobleman, the savages found that the victim lacked a finger, so he was released. According to them, he was not complete to be offered to the gods.  

Upon his return to the palace, he ordered the release of his servant whom he received very affectionately.   “My dear, God was really good to me! I was almost killed by wild men, but for lack of a finger, I was let go! I have a question: if God is so good, why did he allow me to put you in jail?”  “My King, if I had gone with you for this hunt, I would have been sacrificed in your place, because I have no missing finger, therefore, remember everything God does is perfect. He is never wrong.”  

Often we complain about life, and negative things that happen to us, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose.

Short Reading; The Preacher

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

The Preacher said:
“If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river”.
And the congregation cried, “Amen!”
“And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it in the river”.
And the congregation cried, “Amen!”

“And if I had all the whiskey and rum in the world, I’d take it all and throw it in the river”.
Again the congregation cried, “Amen!”
The preacher sat down.
The deacon then stood up & said:
“For our closing hymn, let’s turn to page 126 of our hymn books and sing Hymn #12:
“We shall drink from that river”.
  The Whole Congregation screamed   HALLELUJAH……

Dealing With Insult

December 12, 2011 3 comments
Statue of Buddha in Vietnam

My good friend Mambo Mancho definitely got some lessons from Buddha for us. She posts  Buddha’s explanation on how to handle insult and maintain compassion. Make the best of it.

One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man  came up and began insulting him. “You have no right teaching others,” he  shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.” Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

The man was surprised at the question and answered, “It would belong to me, because I bought the gift.” Buddha smiled and said, “That is correct. And it is exactly the same with  your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the  anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself.”

“If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy.”

The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. “You are right, o Enlightened One, “he said. “Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower.”

The Buddha answered kindly, “Of course. I teach anyone who truly wants to learn. Come with me.”

Please remember; “If you are right then there is no need to get angry And if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry.”

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Juste ses Pensées

August 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Je discutait avec une amie tout en buvant quelques bouteilles de Guinness un soir après le travail. Nous n’avions pas été en contact pendant des mois et du coup nous avons repris contact. C’est peut-être étrange, mais nous travaillons à la Camair-Co et nous opérons sur des lignes parallèles. Elle est Personnel Navigant et est fréquemment sur ​​des vols aux heures que je dors.

Alors pendent notre discussion,  elle m’a parler de sa personnalité.

Estelle m’a dit beaucoup de choses. Ses mots étaient riches et plein de sens. Pour moi c’était de l’inspiration. Je lui ai demandé d écrire afin que je puisse partager avec vous.

“Ceux qui sont le plus à l’aise dans leur vie personnelle et professionnelle ne sont pas ceux qui ont un QI supérieur à la moyenne. Ce sont ceux qui vivent en bonne intelligence relationnelle avec les autres, qui savent s’affirmer. Ni “hérisson”, ni “paillasson”, ils savent obtenir ce qui leur tient à coeur sans écraser leur entourage ou le manipuler.”

Je pense qu’il ne faille pas essayer de plaire aux autres à tout prix mais se plaire soi même sans pour autant empiéter sur les moeurs d’autrui..

Rester soi-même face aux circonstances et aux comportements quelquefois très irritants de son entourage, nécessite de faire appel à un certain nombre de facultés proprement humaines : la conscience, la réflexion et la capacité à contenir et à exprimer ce qu’on ressent, l’empathie…(partager les sentiments de l’autre)

L’affirmation de soi réclame également de pouvoir s’appuyer sur une solide confiance en soi, en les autres et en la vie. Avoir confiance en soi, ce n’est pas se prendre pour un surhomme. C’est au contraire, accepter ce qui cloche en nous, sans penser que ça nous empêche de valoir quelque chose, d’être aimé, de réussir ce qu’on entreprend, ni d’être heureux. Dès lors que l’on s’accorde de la confiance, on peut en donner, car notre relation aux autres est le miroir du rapport que nous entretenons avec nous-mêmes…

Les gens peuvent donc penser que je suis peut-être folle,mais je suis comme je suis et pas autrement. Ils vont m’aimer ou me détesterez,mais devront faire avec. Je n’essaie pas forcement de plaire aux autres mais d’avoir des convictions et de m’y tenir sans etre désobligente envers mes vis-a-vis…

Estelle N.

15 Suggestions for the Weekend!

July 15, 2011 1 comment

 ‘A diamond cannot be polished without friction, and a person can’t be perfected without trials’. We all want to live stress free without having to work at it, but it can’t be done.

So, look at these 15 suggestions:

1. Take time each day to pray and read God‘s Word; it’ll transform your outlook.
2. If you still look like your old passport photo, take a holiday; you need one!
3. What goes up must come down, so cut back on caffeine and sugar!
4. Eat right – a balanced diet isn’t having a cookie in each hand!
5. Exercise three to five times a week for 30 minutes; it’s nature’s magic bullet for stress.
6. Develop better time management habits: ‘use it or lose it’.
7. Make room in your life for fun and relaxation.
8. Get eight hours of sleep when possible.
9. Maintain your sense of humour: ‘A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired’ (Proverbs 17:22 TM).
10. Start counting your blessings. The Psalmist said, ‘Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits’ (Psalm 103:2 NKJV).
11. When you talk to yourself, say the right things. Your words affect you more than others.
12. Simplify your life by eliminating clutter. If you haven’t used it for two years, you probably don’t need it.
13. Develop a sense of purpose by seeking God and setting personal goals.
14. Forgive; grudges are too heavy to carry: ‘If you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive [you]’ (Matthew 6:15 NLT).
15. Read the last chapter – we win!

With this, we shall always be spared from the brink of utter failure

From my friend and brother Timchia Evance. Have a great weekend!

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