Today

Reinvention.Pretty powerful word, if you'd ask me any given day at my whopping 48.I've been up and down and all away around in my life. That's why I named my blog,  Believing, the Ups and Downs of Life.All of us strive or want to strive on becoming better people.  More accomplished, successful, some might want to be rich, others may want recognition, or just want to do something different with their lives....more

9-Year-Old Girl Kidnapped at 6 Confronts Her Traffickers After She is Rescued by Police

Her real name is Iyabo but she was renamed Blessing after she was abducted at the age of 6, and spent the last 3 years of her life trafficked from one woman in Lagos to another who sold her along for profit.According to the Lagos State Police Command who rescued her, Iyabo had been sold to different people and made to work as a maid. She was on her way to school when a woman wearing a pudah (burquah) took her away in her car.She told reporters that she did domestic work in the various “homes” and each time she complained to people that she had been abducted, they beat her. The last woman threatened to poison her.Eventually Iyabo was rescued and her abductors arrested after the woman who bought her for N130,000 tried to sell her to another woman for between N350,000 - N650,000 ....more

First Steps in Meditation

When most people think of meditation, they picture people sitting motionless, cross-legged on the floor, back straight with wrists gently resting on their knees; slow and steady breathing and perhaps a soft, audible “om” emanating from inside them. This condition of calmness is said to be able to quiet the storms of the mind, restore energies and connections with the universe and bring a sense of peace within. As attractive as the benefits of this kind of meditation are, I have never been a person who “sits still” very long or very well. Believe me, I’ve tried!...more

First Steps in Meditation

When most people think of meditation, they picture people sitting motionless, cross-legged on the floor, back straight with wrists gently resting on their knees; slow and steady breathing and perhaps a soft, audible “om” emanating from inside them. This condition of calmness is said to be able to quiet the storms of the mind, restore energies and connections with the universe and bring a sense of peace within. As attractive as the benefits of this kind of meditation are, I have never been a person who “sits still” very long or very well. Believe me, I’ve tried!...more

Small Win

Today my Sea Cadet graduates from his “boot camp” in Pennsylvania....more

Happy Caturday! Enjoy your nip!

Since our neighbor kitties are bullies, and our kitties are chickens, we have moved the catnip up on the back porch in a pot. ...more

Pastor Chris Okotie Celebrates His 56th Birthday With Church Members [Photos]

Pastor Chris Okotie of the Household of God Church was 56 on the 16th of June, but he was celebrated ...more

Vintage Snappy Saturday – 1950s Retro Patio

By Sara In AZ What a dreamy patio……………… ...more

The Best Turtle Brownies

Turtles. The chocolate-covered caramel and pecan clusters that I can eat 5 of in 5 minutes. I love those things ....more