Ever have one of those nights you just can't sleep? Maybe you have a lot of those, maybe a just a few. Been awake now since 2am or so. Got a lot going on. Sometimes the case. Sometimes it's just nothing at all keeping me up. Random thoughts. Random stress I guess. Can't get the temperature just right. Too itchy. Too hungry. Thinking about work. Love. Life.... tonight I stayed awake because today I'm changing someone's life. Thinking about it all night now... watching it get lighter and lighter out. It's pretty fucked up. This feeling. This dread. I've been thinking about it for days. Now it's finally here. And at the end of it, when it's over, I'll feel even more fucked up then I do now. This is just one of the many problems life is facing me with. I'm sure many of you can relate. Hell, I'm positive you all can. We've all got a hundred or more life problems... moral dilemmas... keeping us awake at night. Keeping our minds whirring while we just watch the time bleed by. Probably on some red or green digital clock next to your bed. Or just your fuckin iPhone. You keep pushing the button to check the time. I keep thinking about falling asleep right at that moment. Sometimes though, I feel defeated, and just think about how fucked my day ahead is gonna be now that I only slept for 2 hours. This day particularly, for me, is gonna make me sick to my stomach. Its a fucked up situation. And it's a fucked up way to deal with it. But sometimes you don't have a choice in these things. Just the illusion of choice. So while you lay there, wrestling with decisions you didn't truly even make, you cost yourself sleep. That's soul sucking. I bet it happens to a good many people. We humans have a really fucked up way of handling each other. There's almost nothing human about it. Just pressure each other. Work hard. Perform better. Put in more time. Get better results.... no wonder I can't sleep. Today I'm the guy applying the pressure. Tonight is already gone. Fuck it. Maybe tomorrow night I'll be able to sleep.... Sincerely,
The Voices In Your Head
"What would you do for the glory of God if you knew it would not fail?" @jobypmartin •
Sunday's sermon from Pastor Joby is up on our app! Check it out today and share it with a friend who needs step out in faith but is paralyzed by fear.
So we said a Prayer for our dear country Nigeria as we sang the Second stanza of the "Nigerian National Anthem" at the Living Faith Church in Port Harcourt.
Listen and tell us what you think (Headphones Required 😉)
Remember to share if you also love Nigeria! ❤ #NationalAnthem#Nigeria#Acapella#GWV
Nowadays, social media has allowed for a closer relationship between people and celebrities – which, for a good part, seems to have our generation submerged in an endless sea of selfies. But digging deeper, you’ll find some of these figures are taking a worthwhile approach to fame. Read all about them! #linkinbio
After a busy weekend for @simplymrsb birthday I wanted to wait and mention this separately. So, on Friday night the eldest sang in her first school choir concert along with the Odiham military wives choir ! She did an amazing job and both mummy and I were extremely proud of her, she sang with great passion and love... wonderful to see ❤️ #allyouneedislove#choir#sing#music#voices#love#family#proud#beautiful
Words from a wise friend from my college days:
Photography is a moment-by-moment collaboration with life. Through this "voice" I archive the evidence of our collective human story as I see it. Responding to the beauty of those who are willing to trust me with their vulnerabilities, I photograph moments that are vulgar, humorous, triumphant, beautiful, or a combination of all these things. When a bridge is built between the lens and the unfolding moments in time, when my eye begins to deeply converse with the infinite possibilities of perception, that is the Melting Point -- the place where lens, eye, and subject merge into one." ~ Chehalis Hegner
اگر حضور پاک صلی اللہ علیہ والہ وسلم کا ادب نہ ہو تو زندگی بھر کی عبادتیں کوئی رنگ نہیں لائیں گی !
This is The Reason, #Ummat is in #Pain ! Astaghfirullah!
O you who have #believed , do not raise your #voices above the voice of the #Prophet or be loud to him in speech like the loudness of some of you to others, lest your deeds become worthless while you perceive not.
- Al Quran.
Indeed, those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allah - they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for righteousness. For them is #forgiveness and great #reward .
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• There is going to be a boy who will shatter your heart into a million damaged pieces and leave you feeling broken and empty and hurt, and when you try to sleep, you'll stare up at your ceiling and relive every moment you spent together, and you'll listen to the songs you used to love that you ruined with memories of him. When you close your eyes and all you see is his brown eyes, and you feel the tears forming in yours, don't stop them. Let it all out. Feel it. It's okay to be hurt. But when the tears stop and the emptiness takes over, remember that this pain, this insecurity that you're feeling is only temporary. Because someone will come into your life out of nowhere and give you a love you deserve and show you that it doesn't always end in hurt and heartbreak, then you'll be wondering why you spent so long hung up on someone who made you feel hard to love. Recognize your past and learn from it, but also realize it's in the past, and let it go. Let him go. •