Category: being yourself

Who has your ear?

A few weeks ago, the Lord said to me: Chanel, too many voices…. At first, I was confused and pondered on the meaning. As I reflected, I realized that many who heard about what I was doing had an opinion about how it could be fulfilled. Outside of the physical voices, I recognized something powerful.…

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A Game of Pretense

Earlier, I sat in the 40-Day Bible Study time that I’ve been doing with a friend. Before we started, she shared with me an experience that she had that had shocked her. In concluding her story, she made a statement along the lines of: Is it a normal thing? It isn’t normal for me for…

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Lessons from the Little Robe

So lately, my youngest sister and I have been spending a lot of time together. During our teenaged years, we weren’t close but I’ve come to really appreciate our growing closeness. As I get older, I realize that family truly means a lot. Enough with the sappy-ness. Here are a few lessons I’ve picked up…

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What Do You Say About You?

On my first solo business trip, I had several experiences that made me realise something integral. I’ve always spoken about the fact that I am interested in doing all the good I can before I die. Why? I am deeply interested in shaping what I will be known for. In my first solo week-long trip,…

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I will wait for you

For the past few weeks, much to my chagrin, I’ve found myself in a couple conversations that run along the lines of: Person: Hi! Me: Hey what’s up long time don’t seen! Person: Girl, you nuh married yet? When you planning to tie the knot? Me: *speechlessness* OR  Random Person: Girl you so busy chasing…

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A Jigsaw Puzzle

As a child, I was fascinated with solving jigsaw puzzles. I would spend hours matching pieces just to see the whole picture. Even today, though I am no longer an ardent player, I still spend time playing the jigsaw app on my laptop. Have you ever noticed just how nicely two pieces will fit when…

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Press the DELETE button!

A few months ago I listened to a message which touched something in my soul. The speaker addressed the issue of decluttering by using the analogy of a phone. Although the owner wanted to add more resources to the device, he couldn’t because, simply put, the memory was full. In order to add more items,…

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