Chronicles of the Crown: Court Conspiracies.

Indira knew some elements where trying to beguile her husband into a trap.

Not on my watch, Indira thought.

Respected chiefs of the realm. Allow the warlords discuss this with his majesty at length. I’m sure your king will let you know his verdict on the matter, soon enough.” Indira cajoled

Weekend Writing Prompt #194 – Beguile
Christian Musings, Parenting Series, Purpose and life's mission, Stories

Fight, Kim. Not Run (Yet)

Hello, Wonderfully Made Folks! I know it’s hard on a lot of us, as we are required to stay home and dress like a surgeon, anytime we have a (very important) NEED to go out. But I believe like one heroine says, “this too shall pass”.

Thirty minutes prior to typing this post, I was watching on Instagram, Monique, an Oscar Award winner, boxing in the gym. And she was encouraging us to fight for our health and well-being.

Then I watched a commentary, about a Black soul singer whose name is being snatched from her, by a singing group who happen to be mostly white. I said mostly because they look white to me.

The name they are both dragging is Lady A. What I learnt from this though, is this:

Focusing on growth is good, but you need to PROTECT your brand like it’s worth one trillion. Copyright ©️ and safeguard your works, ideas, name… everything, so if anyone wants to blindside or rob you, they would have to pay dearly for the attempt.

Now I’m race-right/light/good, fighting against race-wrong/evil/dark. My racial ideology consists of more than colour, culture, or location.

But I am aware that racism and racial superiority complex exist and many black people are at the receiving end of having their ideas, works, brand and names stolen from them; and the system seems biased in favour of the thieves. 

Then the coup de grace happened, while I was watching a commentary of Kanye & Kim’s current situation. And that just drove me here to speak my mind.

Already, I have been seeing and hearing their names being mentioned with tension, with some folks being too gleeful about it.

Now, when glee is laced with the mention of this couple, you know it is not a jolly time for the couple. I’m not a fan of either, because I can’t relate to their lifestyle, but that doesn’t warrant wishing them ill will, now does it?

Well, according to the commentator (who was sounding too sunny by the way, but I would like to think that’s his natural manner of speaking), Kanye had tweeted that his wife, Kim, is a white supremacist! That among other accusations. (What! On twitter — in public– for goodness sake!)

You know. This is why I tried to encourage us in the first paragraph of this post. Because this stay-at-home pandemic seems to be shaking “things” out of people. 

Maybe it’s having to stay indoors all day every day with people you hardly spend time with, that is pushing people to the limit of their endurance. Dr D.K. Olukoya once said, that when people are shaken like a bottle, it’s what is in them that will come out. If nothing is in them, nothing will come out!

The world is going through shaking, and a lot is coming out.

Back to the couple.

So Kim’s reply was that she is considering divorce. Well, my humble opinion is that Kim should consider fighting on Kanye’s turf.

When I say fight here’s what I mean:

Kanye: My wife is a white supremacist etc…

Kim: Hey husband!😲 Take that back! That isn’t funny😐

See? That’s fighting. Since he’s decided to publicly accuse her, then she should publicly reply him. Like they are having a private argument/conversation gone public. Politeness is required and easy to do, because typing your thoughts and response, is slower than a verbal response. Written words can be edited for better understanding and communication, but no spoken words.

Running away and not addressing what he has tweeted, puts a stamp of credibility to his accusations.

I understand that it hurts because a husband is supposed to be his wife’s cover, confidant, mentor, friend, and supportive critique (not public!) among other things.

However, I don’t know what has been brewing behind closed doors. But whatever the case may or may not be, don’t/shouldn’t they have a marriage counsellor in their corner, they can talk to anytime talking to each other, is not working?

I had to give you a preview of what I had fed on before reaching this couple’s issue. Because I think that is what inspired the theme fight, in this post.

It was Nelson Mandela who said, “Speak to a man in a language he understands, and it goes to his head. Speak to a man in his own language, and it goes to his heart.”

Obviously, speaking to Kanye’s head might be out of the question for Kim. But I think she ought to fight, by speaking to his heart in his own language.

At this moment, he’s speaking twitter. Good. Then have a conversation with and engage him on twitter.

I heard she’s a lawyer now. It’s time to use those skills to defend herself in the court of public opinion and bring her husband to heel.

I guess it’s for the best, she have a “Red Table Talk” kind of conversation, with her husband on twitter.

She needs to politely ask him to prove his accusations and if he can’t or his accusations are found to be untrue, she must firmly and respectfully demand he gives her a public twitter apology — since that’s where it became public.

Fight Kim, but don’t run away by getting a divorce. 

Stay safe and healthy!

Shalom! #10 Regretful Happenings 

Christian Musings

Let there be Peace! 

Peace is underrated, peace of mind that is. And I dare say, peace in every aspect and facet of life. 

If not, why would you remain in a situation or relationship were emotions are constantly running high? 

Why would someone or a group of people want to impose their ideology on others? 

Why would some women choose to be with or stay with a man, who disrespects, abuses and walks all over them, because they want to maintain the ‘I have a man’ or ‘I’m in a relationship’ status, or because they don’t want to be alone? 

Why are people treated like pariahs because they refuse to accept or tolerate anything or anyone that, or who is a threat, to their peace? 

Why is a woman’s standard deemed too high even when it’s obvious that her standards are not because she’s arrogant, but to maintain tranquillity in her world?

Why is the ‘live and let live mantra’ so difficult to adhere to? 

Why must I do what you want at the expense of my faith and conscience, because ‘the law’ is on your side? Isn’t that blackmail and bullying? 

Why is peace, shanti, paz — and all else peace might be called in different languages — not so important as it should be? 

It would seem like some people are just enemies of peace, as evidenced by the way they disrupt other people’s hard-earned peaceful existence, just for the heck of it. 

Who does that

Someone who lacks something and loathes others having it, that’s who. And unfortunately for the human race, there are so many of those ‘whos’ every where you look — and you wouldn’t need to look far — at work, home, neighbourhood, family, church, gatherings, social media, etc. 

It’s just crazy! It’s a sadistic behaviour that more often than not, has laws backing them! Imagine that

I was upset when I read about the Baker in Colorado, U.S.A, who was taken to court by a gay couple for ‘discrimination’.

And how did this discrimination happen? They came in asking for a wedding cake. The baker asked who the cake was for, and the men replied it was for them as a couple because they were getting married to each other. The Baker apologetically declined to bake a cake for their marriage based on his beliefs as a Christian, but they were welcome to any of his other available services. 

Apparently, declining to bake a wedding cake for gay couples is a crime, even if your religious beliefs are on the line. 

My first reaction was, “Were there no talented Bakers in this gentlemen’s community they could easily patronise?’ ‘Why should you force people to accept your choice?’ ‘Are you not infringing on the choice of another?’ 

I thought that was passive bullying. 

If your intentions are indeed noble, why would you want someone whose believes contradict your event to make your ceremonial cake? Forgive me if I don’t get the logic here. 

I understand that they will feel rejected, no matter how gently they were rejected. But more often than not, it doesn’t make a true Christian happy to turn away anyone. It’s about pleasing God according to His word. Pleasing me doesn’t even factor in here. So pardon me, but if you are living by a code or rule that you can only express yourself within it, would you make exception for others, when you can’t make an exception for yourself?

 What do we think, “love your neighbour as yourself” means? It means what I cant do, or permit myself to do, I won’t encourage or support my neighbours to do the same, because I love them as I love myself

I can only give you what I have. So if what I have does not sit well with you, then find someone who can give you what you seek. Instead of insisting, I give you what I’m not allowed to give you.

That is living and letting others, live, even as you gently convince them of a better — gospel of Christ — way to live and love. 

It is well. Shalom! 💚🌎💚