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But for the fact that I can see my last post date, it’s almost impossible for me to believe it’s been three months since I put up a post….3 months? waoh!

 

I won’t even attempt to come up with any reason(s) for abandoning the blog. All I want to do is apologise to all those who follow and/or read Anoda Phase – for abandoning my passion for writing and for allowing cobwebs to gather on here, but more so, for neglecting my responsibility to you all.

I also want to thank all those who kept checking on the blog/catching up on their reading/commenting on old(er) posts etc. It’ very humbling to know that I didn’t put up new posts for 3 months and my blog was still getting reasonable traffic. Thanks also to all who have liked and continue to like Anoda Phase on Facebook.

So, happy new year to you all (better late than never, right?) I trust that everyone is well.

It is my prayer that this year, you will align yourselves with the Lord’s plans for your lives, and experience genuine transformation, growth, increase, freedom, and favour unlimited.

As for me, I’m thankful for both seen and unseen blessings – on the last day of 2011, I got an unexpected blessing – actually, I did expect it – ok let me explain better;

Around October/November (I think) 2011, I heard something on the news and I proclaimed that I would be a beneficiary of that thing in Jesus’ name. I then completely forgot about it, and you can only imagine my initial confusion, surprise, disbelief, and then utter gratitude, when on December 31 2011, I received a letter – and a cheque – in the post.

Also, hubby and I are trusting God for a miracle which initially seemed veeeery far away, but is now inching ever so close, and we are thankful and trustful that it will come sooner than later, and we shall testify again.

I’m thankful for unseen/yet to be seen blessings – What are you thankful for?

Don’t forget, we have a TESTIMONY CORNER on this blog.

 

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I don’t know what it was about the title of the programme on the E! Entertainment Network that attracted me and made me want to see it, but I recorded it, and saw it a few hours ago.

The 15 Most Unforgettable Hollywood Tragedies was a compilation of the sad, sad stories of real life peole, like you and me, many of which moved me to tears.

There was the story of how Jennifer Hudson’s mum, brother and nephew were brutally murdered, and how Bill Cosby’s 27 yr old son was shot at close range in the temple.

There was the rather painful story of Kanye West’s mum who died from complications arising from having had 3 major surgical proceedures, including breast reduction and a tummy tuck, at the same time, plus a heart condition.

It pained me because I think, had she not had those operations, she might have lived to fight that heart condition instead.

There were stories of comedians, musicians, and a wrestler, who all died from drug (cocaine/heroin/steroids) overdose. In fact, the wrestler (Chris Bennoit) was said to have killed his wife and kid shortly before taking the overdose that led to his own death.

Then there was funny man John Ritter, the star of the comedy series “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter”. Unknown to him, he had a tear on one of the layers of his aorta, but had carried on working, until one day, he collapsed on set.

Bernie Mac of The Bernie Mac show, Ocean Eleven and Ocean 12, had a debillitating condition (whose name I can’t even pronounce) that exposed him to other illnesses, including pneumonia, which eventually took his life, aged just 50.

Remember the Crocodile Hunter? Steve Irwin was the animal/wild-life loving man, famous for getting dangerously close to the wild animals (including crocodiles) which he studied. Ironically, but completely by accident, he died as a result of an injury sustained from one of his animals.

Christopher Reeve was famous as Superman, and he also had a passion for horse riding. On this fateful day, his horse hesitated on reaching one of the hurdles, sending Christopher flying over. He landed on his head, and ended up paralysed. He eventually died from a bed-sore (as a result of being paralysed) at the age of 52. More sadly, only a year and half after his death, his wife Dana also died, 7 months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, despite never being a smoker.

All of these deaths/murders/suicides etc. left me really sad, but also REALLY thankful to God, for the gift of life, for watching over and protecting me, for good health (even though I’ve had this horrible back ache for a few days now), for safety, joy, peace, and all that comes with being His child.

It is my sincere prayer that none of these (or any other) tragedies will befall us…No evil shall befall us, and no danger shall come near our dwelling places…Amen!

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