Misconceptions of Feminism.

Misconceptions of Feminism.

Ola fellow bloggers and readers.
This is yet another year of excitement and hope-filled dreams.
Figured I would post a blog before I am swallowed up in the pre-final year hullabaloo-semester.
I hope we are all well and excited to kick-start this fabulous year!

So I have been having these thoughts on my mind for a while and I wanted to seek you are perspective on this.
For a while now the song around town has been pro feminism and pro LGBTQ rights. However, my mind has been throbbing with a million questions as to what the biblical perspective in all this is. What drives and informs our perspective on these two aspects and what does our maker have to say about this?

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This comment says so much about the misconceptions people have towards feminism!

I am a learner of the law and history in particular and in one of our history classes prior to World War 1, women were seen as mere objects and inferior human beings, not worthy to sit at the table with men. This bitterness stemmed from the Bible’s old testament where women during Moses’ days, were not allowed to move around and enter the temple with their hair uncovered, or even allowed to say a word once the priest spoke.
Post WW1 (World War 1), while the men were at war fighting for their different colonizers, the women took the fore front to work in order to get a sustenance for their families that had been left behind. This led to the industrial revolution and shortly, the stories of Margaret Thatcher (Iron Lady), Florence Nightingale flooded the front pages of newspapers, and the world was amazed at how these women made a difference to the realm.
This started a tirade of various scholars, especially women coming out to speak out for their fellow women on the 1970’s. There was need for this because most governments ignored the need to pay attention to the atrocities on females such as rape, marital rape, stigmatization, early marriages, and circumcision to mention but a few. These women stopped at nothing to ensure that the ‘top dogs’ heard their cries.
This slowly resulted into bitterness as this cry was ignored and ultimately, the radicals were birthed! These feminists make me hate feminism. Those who are feminists will forgive me, but what in the world would make you hate a man so much as to change the word ‘WOMAN’ to ‘WOMYN’? Chimamanda Ngozi in her book “Dear Ijeawele or a Feminist Manifesto in 15 suggestions” notes that Feminists shouldn’t be viewed as angry women, but rather as women with a voice!
I have had a firsthand experience of an abusive father from a very close friend of mine. I’ve had aunts who have been in abusive marriages, I’ve had friends who have been raped and girls whose fathers abandoned them while still young say nasty things about men that always has me thinking if the God we serve, our creator, would say the same about us, us… the filthy lot that is living in a secular and depraved world.
The Bible says that if you are angry with your brother then you have committed murder, and if you stare at a woman with desire then you have committed adultery. Who then is in a place to make judgement on a species that God in Psalm 139:14 says is fearfully and wonderfully made? Remove the log out of your eye before removing the speck in another’s. Ephesians 4:32 calls us to love and forgive one another with brotherly love and compassion.
In my country (Uganda), I have seen girls get favors, which clearly, the other sex was more entitled to. This is covered under the term ‘positive discrimination’. However, two wrongs do not make a right. If our Constitution says that all persons are equal, then why should there be given preference to a particular sex? Let this move to acquire equality with men not be used as a tool to air out our grievances and anger for the hurt we feel.
I know some evils can never be counted for, and I know some bitterness just cannot be driven away. I also do not advocate that we sit and watch as we are set aside and marginalized as women. My only plea is that we do this in love. Every time we sin against God, He has nothing but love once we repent and turn away. If only each of us can understand what love is as 1John 4 describes it as and who we are in Christ, then we will know that only God can vindicate us from our trials as He did with Job and also learn to treat each other as persons of value, with love and patience at all our imperfections.
My prayer is that we will reflect on this as we throw around insensitive comments and posts on our social media, with the thought of what would Jesus do.

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Movie Review; ACRIMONY.

Movie Review; ACRIMONY.

Hey there!
So I’ve been MIA for almost 3 months. I could accredit this to the law as most say that law is a ‘jealous house wife or a nagging lover’. But oh well, its just my lack of balancing. *shrugs*

During my hibernation, I watched Acrimony written and directed by Tyler Perry. Am a huge fun of Tyler’s firstly because he has handsome bald men *winks* but mostly because his movies have a moral at the end of it all. From ‘Confessions of a marriage counselor’, to ‘Temptation’, to ‘If loving you is wrong’ series and now to ‘Acrimony’.

This is a tale of college sweethearts who meet in a rather absurd way but the romance builds up gradually as Robert, the main actor helps Melinda out with her assignment. Shortly, the mother passes on and she, Melinda (Taraji P. Henson), loses her virginity on the night of the mothers burial to Robert, what she later refers to as him ‘taking advantage’ of her sorrow.
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The plot builds up to unravel the anger management issues that Melinda deals with whenever she loses her cool that almost brings her to the point of death when she caught Robert cheating on her before they got married. The story goes on and on and on.

Unlike most Tyler Perry movies where the moral is revealed as the plot unravels, Acrimony was twisted in a way. At some point, I really thought Robert didn’t love Melinda at all and was on a mission to finish her inheritance and it got worse when his obsession over his ‘battery’ was his major excuse for not getting a job while Melinda broke her back working two jobs to sustain and feed them and to add insult to injury, he convinced her to mortgage her mothers house which she’d worked her head off to build and leave for the daughters, to sponsor his ‘battery’ invention.
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However, when he messes up the delivery that Melinda’s sisters got for him to try save the house from being foreclosed, for an interview with a company that he’d sent letters to for the past 18 years, everything goes under the water. It is at this point that Melinda chooses to divorce Robert because her sister finds a wallet of the girl he was caught with 20 years ago in his caravan. Robert pleads with her and assures her he still loves her but signs the divorce papers and is kicked out of the house.

He is picked up from the shelter later, where he’s been banking for close to 3 months by the girl from his 20 year past, who is one of the influential people now at Prescott, the company that accepts Roberts battery and his fate changes. He becomes worth millions and in an attempt to repay Melinda for believing in him and all the sacrifices she made, he gives her a 20 million dollar cheque plus the deed to her mothers house which he bought back for her. At this point, Melinda is filled with regret and wants to get back with Robert but its too late. Robert and Diana are now together and headed towards marriage.
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She (Melinda), becomes psycho and stalks Diana, sending endless death threats on social media, burning her wedding dress and tormenting her. Melinda is summoned and a restraining order placed on her from the couple by the judge but all this ends up into her death and the severe wounding of Robert.
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This movie is filled with hate, regret, ill feeling, animosity and bitterness of a once faithful wife left to wither in her pain and regret of seeing her dream life being handed down to a mistress of the once faithful husband.

Whenever you get to watch this movie, come lets discuss and see who was the better person, and whether Melinda should’ve kept on after 18 years of a deteriorated marriage.
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I must say, this movie was one of its kind.

Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy. 🙌

Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy. 🙌

[Look] to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:2)

Does the example of Jesus contradict the principle of Christian Hedonism? Namely, that love is the way of joy and that one should choose it for that very reason, lest one be found begrudging obedience to the Almighty or chafing under the privilege of being a channel of grace or belittling the promised reward.

Hebrews 12:2 seems to say fairly clearly that Jesus did not contradict this principle.

The greatest labor of love that ever happened was possible because Jesus pursued the greatest imaginable joy, namely, the joy of being exalted to God’s right hand in the assembly of a redeemed people: “For the joy that was set before him [he] endured the cross!”

In saying this, the writer means to give Jesus as another example, along with the saints of Hebrews 11, of those who are so eager for and confident in the joy God offers that they reject the “fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25) and choose ill-treatment in order to be aligned with God’s will.

It is not unbiblical, therefore, to say that what sustained Christ in the dark hours of Gethsemane was the hope of joy beyond the cross. This does not diminish the reality and greatness of his love for us, because the joy in which he hoped was the joy of leading many sons to glory (Hebrews 2:10).

His joy is in our redemption, which redounds to God’s glory. To abandon the cross and thus to abandon us and the Father’s will was a prospect so horrible in Christ’s mind that he repulsed it and embraced death.

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Stand warned!

Stand warned!

“For every child of God defeats this evil world,
and we achieve this victory through our faith” 1
John 5:4, NLT.
“I always cause you to triumph. I will always
cause you to experience victory after victory
because you carry My name. You carry My Spirit
within you and you are and always will be
victorious through Me. I need your faith fully
activated now because these are the days of a
great falling away among believers. I need your
faith stronger than it’s ever been My child. Your
victory is in your faith that I am GOD and My
WORD is true. Have faith in Me that I will do all I
have promised you. Don’t be moved by what you
see. Don’t be moved by what you hear. Only be
moved by My Spirit. Keep your mind stayed on
Me. Keep your heart set on Me, and clear of all
offense. For offense in the heart is a major faith
blocker. Holding grudges in the heart stands in
the way of what I want to accomplish mightily in
you and through you. Let nothing hinder My move
in your life. Every victory that I will cause you to
experience, will be a victory for the entire Body of
Christ. Every time you triumph over evil with
good, it will be a triumph for all of My people.
Your obedience will send supernatural strength
throughout the entire Body of Christ. So have
faith in Me and obey what I have said to you. If
you love Me, yes, if you really, really love Me, then
obey Me, and I will cause you to shine brightly in
the earth for My glory! Says the LORD.”

Had Me At Hello…. 

Had Me At Hello…. 

Christian Blogger 100

She lives west of my residenceand is further east from where I lie

Safe in the comfort of her mothers hand

Serene in the watchful gaze of he who moulds

Safe, safe is how I feel….
If only this girl knew,

If only this girl knew that safe is how she makes me feel

If only she knew that her smile can light up a little village where I am from,

That her smile can power the vast city of my heart for a generation better that a generator

If only this girl knew that her 25 year plan fits so perfectly to my lifetime plan with her.

If only this girl knew that in everything she is makes me everything I am..

If only she knew…
If only this girl knew

How Much I love her

If only she knew…

That seeing her is Christmas, new years, summer…

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Endurance through the storm. 💫

Endurance through the storm. 💫

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the
goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.”
Psalm 27:13
If your faith has brought you this far, it is your
faith that will carry you on to the other side of
glory! You may have come through terrible
circumstances, and you may have thought, “This
situation has put me so far behind, and I don’t
know how I’m going to reach that place God has
for me!” But if He can bring you through the pain
and suffering, He can usher you into the land of
the living. Don’t lose confidence in your Lord.
Don’t limit His wisdom and grace. God will be
glorified in your life! As you continue walking with
Him, you will see His salvation and His glory
manifested in your life!