LIFE

Life is not always as it seems

It is more than what meets the eye

As God breathed His breath,

It came into existence

Life is sometimes unfair to the fair

And fair to the unfair

A noble executive He is,

Initiating and propelling existence

And so life as it is, is what we have.

Its instructor being decision

Its teacher being experience

As science would explain;

Came into being from two intertwined LIVES

Life,oh life

Sometimes becomes bitter,

Sometimes becomes better

And at times, become broader.

For some, it’s an opportunity

For others, a gift.

But I say, life is a journey,

A transit into eternity.

Life is how you make it

How you choose to see it 

And if you find life looking straight into your eyes,

Be careful not to despise your maker.

The dead have no feel of this gift,

And at times, the sick don’t enjoy.

The pastor confines it to his Bible

The doctor confines it to his Stethoscope

The teacher, to the Books,

The lawyer to the Bar,

The businessman to his Money,

The thief to his ‘busines

The architect to his Buildings

And to God, His Breath.

Those that  have it, don’t appreciate it

Those that don’t, whished they had.

Life families time

So use your life wisely

Value the time you have on earth

For it is limited

Like the ‘maths’ I had always loved

It definitely has a final solution.

And if one day you’re going to die,

The rest lies in what you do today

Quaku Daves Megamind

©2016

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THE WORLD IS MINE

​Beautiful Poem.. 
 ​THE WORLD IS MINE​

(Author Unknown) 

 


      Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman

      and wished I were as beautiful.

      When suddenly she rose to leave,

      I saw her hobble down the aisle.

      She had one leg and used a crutch.

      But as she passed, she passed a smile.

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I have two legs; the world is mine.

 
      I stopped to buy some candy.

      The lad who sold it had such charm.

      I talked with him, he seemed so glad.

      If I were late, it’d do no harm.

      And as I left, he said to me,

      “I thank you, you’ve been so kind.

      It’s nice to talk with folks like you.

      You see,” he said, “I’m blind.”

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I have two eyes; the world is mine.

 
      Later while walking down the street,

      I saw a child I knew.

      He stood and watched the others play,

      but he did not know what to do.

      I stopped a moment and then I said,

      “Why don’t you join them dear?”

      He looked ahead without a word.

      I forgot, he couldn’t hear.

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I have two ears; the world is mine.

 
      With feet to take me where I’d go, 

      With eyes to see the sunset’s glow, 

      With ears to hear what I’d know, 

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

 
​If this poem makes you feel thankful, just share it to your friends. After all, it’s just a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for! Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty!​

 

 I have been truly blessed with some very beautiful people in my life. And this comes as a token of thanks!:)

How Much Competition Is Considered Healthy In Our Educational Setting?

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While competition plays a vital role in the lives of students to pursue excellence, ‘unnecessary’ competition could be very dangerous in the educational environment since it leads to fear, anxiety and disappointments among students.When this occurs,students often worry that they would not measure up, disappoint or not live to the expectations of their teachers,family or peers.
  Many argue that competition in the educational setting motivates students to do better,push them beyond their personal limits thus enabling them reach a new accomplishment.But psychologically,competitions in our classrooms these days can not achieve the above because of the  unhealthy mode it is exhibited by students. Students suffer from low self-esteem as a result.It distracts talented students from learning ;to an extent that they become so much focused on performing better than their peers and surpassing previous records. Students in this era often lose sight of the fact that not everyone wins or receives a trophy and it’s difficult to put up your best under constant pressure from family,friends,teachers and one’s self.

      Students who find themselves routinely winning become full of themselves. They see no need to put in much effort since they’ll always win at the end of the day. This results in development of performance goals instead of mastery goals: the student’s desire would only be to succeed in order to probably outperform peers, prove that one is intellectually good or even promote family’s image.

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   Students who become preoccupied with winning end up losing despite putting in their best.They begin to see the world as an  unfair place and may likely give up when faced with academic challenges.They begin telling themselves, why put in much effort when you’ll lose anyway? This often makes them see school as a threatening place to be.

   Parents,teachers and friends are mostly the root of ‘unnecessary’ competitions in schools. Most especially, parents and teachers compare their ward’s academic performance, character and approach to specific situations to others which makes them lose sight of their personal abilities and uniqueness. With a constant urge to be ‘on top’, students create unnecessary tension and enmity amongst themselves thereby neglecting their true purpose and roles they would have to play in one another’s lives  to attain fulfilment and success.

   The IQ of students which varies from person to person, has remained a non factor consideration in our educational system. Education should hence be seen as an avenue to learn and develop not as an avenue to be constantly on top of your game.

Frimps_maanuel

©2016

Never Ever Quit!

There’s always a way.

Even when things look like there’s no way,

There’s always a way.

To do the impossible,

To survive the unsurvivable,

There’ll  always be a way.

In the face of the impossible,

Never lose sight of where you desperately want to be.

If you quit now, you’ll be back to where you started.

Since you’ve already taken a step,

Don’t retrace the step.

Remember, things usually get worse before they get better.

But when they do,

You’ll be glad you never gave up.

Keep up with the fighting spirit.

Be inspired! ;);););)
Frimps_maanuel

©2016

God’s Purpose

Every word of God that is sent has a purpose to it.The Bible says in the beginning,the world was without form and God said,”let there be light”.The moment He said that,His words became accomplished.Every word of God revealed to us doesn’t only have a purpose but is strong enough to materialize.

The word of God says when Jacob(Israel) was about to die,he called his 12 sons to give them his last message and bless them.When He got to Judah,he said”The sceptor will not depart from Judah,nor the ruler’s staff between his feet until He(Shiloh) comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nation is His”(Genesis 49:10). The sceptor represents a King’s authority so the words of Jacob were that Kingship would never depart from the tribe of Judah until Shiloh(Jesus) comes.As at when these prophetic words were spoken by Jacob to his son Judah,there was no system of Kingship and besides God’s promise to Abraham was’still under construction’.At that moment the word of God seemed to be hunging in the air.

Every prophetic word of God is said to have 3 stages.The beginning stage,the processing and harvest stage.The beginning stage is when the word is released unto one.Note that when the Israelites requested for a king,the chosen king wasn’t even taken from the tribe of Judah.Samuel,the then prophet, anointed Saul,who was from the tribe of Benjamin.But because God Himself had spoken through His servant Jacob upon the tribe of Judah,that prophecy had to ‘rearrange’. Saul disobeyed God and the sceptor was passed down to it’s rightful owner,David who was from the tribe of Judah.And finally when Shiloh came,He came from the tribe of David thus the name or attribute,Lion of the tribe of Judah.The Bible even recounts that during the era of Moses,the tribe of Judah had become stronger and prevailed over the other tribes of Israel.This can be linked to the process stage and when the sceptor was passed down to David can be said to be the harvest stage.

Most often when we receive a promise from God concerning our lives,we imagine it happening over night and when that doesn’t happen,we begin to lose faith.God is an intelligent God who knows exactly when and where to bring something your way.When you would cherish and value what He has placed in your hands.Never lose hope,keep pressing on in prayer for whatever He promises, surely comes to pass.Patience is never a waste of time,when your time finally comes, its only then would you come to the realization that it was worth the wait!

Thanks for reading:D

Inspired by Pastor Joshua Obeng of CCC

Frimps_maanuel

©2016

STOP RUNNING 

I work 5 days in a week and Saturdays i go for weddings or funerals, i travel for hours and return very exhausted.

Sometimes i go home with some office stuff to work on.

Now Sunday is the only day i can relax and get ready for the long week ahead, so why should i even go to church when i can worship the same God in my room? after all God is everywhere.
This is one of the many reasons why people miss church services.

Well, some others say they would not step foot into some church building because people there are hypocrites, unloving, and unfriendly, some even say those who lead worship and chorus leaders always sing boring songs with crooked voices.

The talk of bad sound and the quality of instruments as well as instrumentalists are topics for another day.
Human beings are such wonderful creatures yet the most complicated.lol

Please you are not a machine, machines do breakdown and undergo maintenance.

Rest, even God did that after creation.

You must work and rest too but non of those must interfere with your Christian duties as well as your worship.
I remember i used to behave this way until i got this revelation which made me realize i am not going to church for human beings but God. If it was to please humans i would not be posting this message to encourage you to start going for God.

We all expect the church to be heaven on earth but we go there and what happens is even more than what happens in the world.

why would you not sleep on a Sunday if you would have to go and the church leader who treated you very bad by refusing you a lift on a rainy day when you stood wet in a queue the other day stands behind the pulpit to preach love!
Yes! we all expect the church to be a better place but we should not also forget that human beings make up the church and not Angels😁 and therefore little bites will occur along the way, but the Christ in us should enable us to overlook those things.
Romans 8:35-36

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;

we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
Running away from your church to another church in view of the fact that your church is made up of hypocrites, forgetting that where you are heading to also is a human institution and they also have their own issues.

The somewhat perfect church you see somewhere that you envy and which you wish you were a part of started from quarrels and grew into a matured church.
Stop running and be an agent of change wherever you find yourself.

It takes only one person to cause a shift in church because that willing person carries God in him and so whatever good cause you have in mind will be established, It would not be easy but with God on your side you will get there.
Stop the complains and start praying more and acting on your prayers because what you carry is mighty through God.

The time to act is now.

Start living for God and not yourself because once you live for God you die to yourself daily to be able to fulfill His will daily.
Food For Thought

It took willing Moses to lead the Israelites from Egypt to the promised land, though he could not enter that land someone took up from where he ended and freedom was given to the people of God. Would you bring liberation to the people of God by being the Moses or Joshua of our time?
Prayer

Father Lord, thank you for this day and this message, i pray that you will forgive me of all the unworthy things done against you, cleanse me oh God, from the crown of my head to the sole of my feet.

create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.

Strengthen and quicken my mortal body even as I take up the mantle to cause a shift in my church in the name of Jesus.

Thank you Lord for making your ears attent unto my prayers in The name of Jesus have i prayed with thanksgiving Amen.

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©Papberry2016

Poetic Justice Society 

Poetic Justice Society(PJS)  is coming up with a new project which questions the wrongs we’ve come to accept as right simply because its labeled as a ‘norm’.Most of which are stirred by stereotypes and Prejudice.Prejudice is very common and mostly overlooked.People rarely accept wrongs these days. #letswritethefuture for ourselves and generations unborn!

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Unless you understand where one is coming from,you’ll never understand the decisions they make or how they live their lives- Frimps
Join us @creativespacesgh

On 15th July for the concert and launch of our new project.

DM for your tickets.:D

 Don’t miss this!

#letswritethefuture #PJS #poetry4Christ

Appreciate The Efforts Fathers Put In For Us

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Father’s day is hardly noticed, recognized and celebrated by so many people compared to Mother’s day. Over the years, fathers have had to complain bitterly because the due honor was not accorded them. This is because quite a number of fathers are or were tagged as irresponsible due to the fact that they often shirk their duties and only show up when their wards become successful.

The responsible father is one who seeks to raise his children in discipline. Fathers perform majority of the ‘parent’s responsibilities ‘.The father is known to be the breadwinner and the family suffers in his absence.He provides the basic needs of the family and more.Fathers are bearers of problems the family faces.

Fathers have a big heart to even the heartless and wayward child.This is demonstrated in the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).

The greatest gift one can ever have from a father is a father who believes in your dreams and aspirations and makes conscious efforts to push you to attain the height you so much desire in order for you to have fulfilment in life.

Happy Father’s day to all fathers and potential fathers especially to my loving father who has been there for me always:D.   

God richly bless you Dad!!

By: Emmanuel Osei-Frempong

Dedicated to all fathers especially to Joseph Osei-Adjapong.

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Frimps_Maanuel

©2016

EXPECTATIONS

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We all think we’re going to be great And we feel robbed when our expectations aren’t met
But sometimes our expectations sell us short
Sometimes the expected simply pales in comparison to the unexpected
You’ve got to wonder why we cling to our expectations
Because the expected is just what keeps us steady,standing,still and going.

The expected is just the beginning
The unexpected is what changes our lives
Because expectations would eventually hurt us or make us happy when the unexpected arrives
But sometimes I ask myself,
Doesn’t expecting the unexpected
Make the unexpected happen?