She’s humble, yet hungry.

Just cause you humble, doesn’t mean you have to be quiet.

Speak up when it matters.
Apologize when your wrong.

Strength isn’t shown in being loud and proud, or using violence or manipulation to scare people, it’s shown in the willingness to lose everything for the things or people you love.

Not being afraid to stand alone for your faith and belief in God.

You don’t have to conform to transform, you only need to believe and receive the good news and live by it to start seeing the true purpose of your life.

Be humble, but don’t sit down😉
Stand up, and stay hungry💪

Keep the past, in the past.

Person: Did you know she had a baby at 16 and use to be in the club’s every weekend and now she’s all of a sudden about Jesus? *scoffs*

Me: Did you know that I had a baby at 17 and use to be in the club’s Monday to Saturday and now “all of a sudden” about Jesus too? *smirks*

People please, don’t judge the walk of your brothers and sisters.

What are you hoping to achieve by telling others about someone’s past?

Use your time to build each other up and encourage their change for Christ.

The things I share on here, are not coming from a place of judgement, or speaking from a pedestal, thinking I’m better than you.

It’s coming from a place of understanding, and speaking from experience, on a platform knowing you can do better than that!

Don’t come to me thinking I enjoy speaking bad about others for no season sis, cause that’s not how I roll✌

❤🏠

Some goals can be small, but still have a big impact on your life.

Goals like keeping your house and your heart clean seems easy, but it’s something that needs constant work and a lot of attention.

You can clean your house in the morning, and by night it’s a mess. Same goes with your heart.

Whether you choose to make that goal a priority or not, it will show in other aspects of your life.

So you have a choice to either keep your heart and your home warm and filled with love and light, or keep it cold leaving it dark and empty.

Fix it Jesus.

All week this message has been playing in my heart:

“Stop trying to fix, what God is trying to mould”

For awhile now, I’ve been struggling and stressing about a loved one who has really been going through it, and no matter how much I pray or reach out and give advice, I still wasn’t at peace with the outcome.

I wasn’t able to control or fix this situation, and it was actually getting worse.

None of my advice was working, God wasn’t answering my prayers for this situation, and I wasn’t functioning mentally because of it.

Until I stepped back and remembered, that I too went through similar seasons in my youth.

It then brought me to the realisation that, had I not been through the dark times back then, I wouldn’t have turned to God the way I have now.

Meaning, maybe I need to stop trying to play God and let “Jesus fix it”.

I need to remove myself from the situation and give it to God!

You see, sometimes we want to help fix others problems and issues so bad, that we end up creating issues and problems for ourselves, because it wasn’t our business to fix in the first place.

I know this is long, but I really felt like there was someone out there going through something similar that needed this and I couldn’t sleep until I got it out of my mind (1:38am) 😅 haha

Sometimes we don’t always have to step up, sometimes we just got to step back and let God do His thang🙏

Treasure our elderly.

As you progress in your life, don’t forget to reflect on your actions.

Don’t forget the actions of those around you that helped you progress.

Don’t forget the sacrifice of your loved ones in your life that have helped you along the way, including Jesus.

Never forget the people that opened their hearts to help raise you and the hands that helped lift you up in prayer.

I wrote this after watching an elderly lady struggling to push her shopping cart to the supermarket on her own and it got me thinking about my nena.

While some take their parents and grandparents for granted, others are praying they still had theirs around.

Don’t forget to check in on them, even if it’s just a phone call.

As we get older, so do they.

Every day with them is a blessing so make every day with them count!

Her beauty is rare.

For my mama:

Her beauty isn’t one that needs to blend in, nor does it need to stand out. It’s a beauty that she needs to believe, one that she never wants to doubt. A beauty that can’t be seen with your eyes, but can be felt in your soul. A beauty that doesn’t need confirmation or approval, for her to feel whole. Self love is the essence, wrapped in confidence and strength, and God is her focus, from the first commandment, to the tenth. So if you ever come across a beauty so courageous and so rare, know that she is more valuable than any diamond that you will ever come to wear.

LY Aotea Tyrell❤

Your daughter is watching you. What kind of woman are you raising?

As mothers, we are usually (but not always) our daughters first example of what a woman is.

Our words, our actions and our very being are being observed through the eyes of our innocent yet curious daughters who are often mistaken as “just kids” so we think they don’t understand. But love and hate don’t need an explaination to be understood. As the saying goes “actions speak louder than words” so everything we do and say echoes through our home and rest in our babies hearts.

We and the women we choose to surround ourselves with, set the standards of how they expect a woman “should” act or be treated.

So please be conscious of the decisions you make in your life and invest in your childrens manners, their health, their education, their friends and their general well being as it not only stops at them, those traits and habits get passed onto their children and their grandchildren and so on.

I for one am far far faaaaar from a perfect example and still have a lot to learn as a mother and a woman but for starters, I’m not following the rules of the world anymore, I’m trusting in God’s word and my prayers to guide me and my family and trying my best to protect their innocence in a world that is trying to expose our children to satan’s work quicker than you can eat a snicker 😩

Our children are our future and most women (not all) have a big influence in how things are run in the household, although we may not be the head of the family, we are the heart and the strength of our home so let your daughter see who God made you to be ✊💖👑

Kill’em with kindness.

I know I’m not alone when I say that I don’t like to see my child being mistreated, I mean who does? Regardless of who is in the right or wrong, there is no reason for a parent to sit back and do nothing while their kid is hitting, snatching and saying mean things to other kids.

Today my daughter Losalia was playing with a cushion at Latitude (similar to chipmunks) when a boy (5-6yo) tries to snatch it off her. She clearly shows that she still wants it by holding onto it and they both start wrestling over it. At this point I’m thinking ok maybe the parent of that child isn’t watching so I go up to Losalia and this boy is saying “give it to me” and manages to steal it off her. So she tries to grab his foot as he goes up the ladder and is pulling him down and only at this point does his parent/caregiver show up and says to me “kids will be kids” and smiles and I fake smile back and say “it’s ok to Losalia, find something else”.

If anyone knows my baby Losalia, she is one of the most soft hearted kids you’ll ever meet. Doesn’t like confrontation or anyone fighting, so of course she went on to find something else, which broke my heart. Anyways, there are only 3 of these cushions that boy and another girl he was playing with had all 3. My baby started following them for a cushion and they were saying “go away weirdo” and “get lost you can’t play with us” numerous times and loud enough for all parents and other kids to hear and still no one said anything, so at this point my blood is boiling!!!! Then they dropped one cushion and Losalia managed to grab it and once again the boy and girl snatched it and ran off. I waited awhile to see if their parents would tell them off and no, still sitting there on their phones and chatting. So I get up, go up to both kids, snatch all 3 cushions and say “you snatch these off my daughter again, and you watch what I’ll do to you” (I wish I was mature enough not to say that but I’m not lol) and I gave them all to Losalia and she was so happy to have the cushions. I go to sit back down right next to the parents and not one of them said anything! I was so angry I felt like there was steam coming out of my ears cause of how hot my face felt. I was sitting there thinking shame on those little brats, only to look up and see my baby Losalia giving one cushion to the boy and the other to the girl and keeping the one she originally had! Which melted my heart so much! She put me and the other parents to shame with her one act of kindness 😦

I know this was super long but I just wanted to share this with everyone. Sometimes we think our babies can’t handle themselves and even though they’re being mistreated sometimes it helps them learn to be stronger or shows them how not to be!

Anyways that’s my rant for the year lol thank you for reading 😊”

Every time I read this, I think of that verse “Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:3.

I was allowing my own feelings get in the way of this situation, letting my pride, my bias thoughts get in the way of how my daughter was viewing the situation with her innocent mind and intentions. We can learn a lot from our children. Their pure thoughts, their honesty and their unconditional love for us as their parents. I will never forget this moment as it was a day I not only learnt a lesson from my daughter but I learnt how powerful a simple act of kindness can defuse a situation full of hate and tension.

A family that Prays together, Slays together.

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“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4.


My sister celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday, which also means the celebration of my parents 30th wedding anniversary.

As I sit here today and reflect on the life my parents have built and the battles they’ve fought together, I praise God for the blessing that is family, and for blessing me with parents who stayed together, prayed together and slayed together.

2 parents and 6 children make up our family. We grew up poor. Our parents sacrificed so much to make sure we didn’t have to struggle growing up and to be honest, I didn’t even know we were poor until I got into high school.

I remember having to wake up early hours of the morning and getting dropped off to my grandmother’s house as a kid, so both mum and dad could go to work. I also remember, and I’ll never forget, that no matter how tired they were, they always made time to get together in our lounge either at nena’s house, or at home before we slept, to sing songs of praise, recite bible verses and pray together as a family and I’m so happy to say, that it still happens in our home today.

30 years later, God has seen their hard work, heard their prayers and continues to bless us kids, their heirs.

My siblings and I aren’t known to be “successful” in the eyes of society or the eyes of those around us, but we are truly blessed through the eyes of our Lord, who has heard our cries and seen our tears. Who continues to guide us through our fears, so our stories can be told as blessings to our childrens ears.

I’m so grateful and fortunate to know that it doesn’t matter if we’re fighting amongst each other, we always stand together against others. No matter the bruising or pain we bring to our parents feet, they always pick it up and carry our burdens with us, disappointed but unashamed. For their love comes from a place of acceptance and understanding, that we are weak but they are strong in faith and wisdom. Wisdom to teach us to learn from their mistakes, and to know that everything in this world is temporary but God is everlasting. So no matter where we are in life to never forget, that God comes first. We can have all the money and status in the world, but if we don’t have Jesus in our lives, we have nothing.

They always remind us that friends come and go, but family is forever. We have to stick together, because the devil will always try to test us, but if we have faith and believe in our hearts that Jesus Christ is our savior, we won’t have anything to worry about. For Jesus walks ahead of us, God watches our back for us and His Holy Spirit is within us.

Happy 30 years of love, courage and perseverance Solomona and Aotea Tyrell ❤🙏.

Love you always,

 

– A. M. TYRELL.