Bible Mysteries: Women in Church

“34 the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. 35 If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.”

That’s 1 Corinthians 14: 34-35. I don’t really know what to make of it. Why can’t women speak in church? Does it still apply today? Hmmm. Then peep this next one.

“9 likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, 10 but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 11 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve; 14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.”

That’s 1 Timothy 2: 9-14. Verse 14 just blows my mind! Basically women need to shut up cause we are the ones who let ourselves be deceived and become trangressors??? Damn that’s cold 😦

Would be nice to know what someone else interprets by these passages. Xxx

Not a Victim

In life, it’s so easy to let things kick you to the ground. Picture life as a big bully who’ll have you lying face down in the sand with a big nasty foot on your face, yelling at you to accept defeat. Sad thing is most of us do accept defeat.

I’ve always hated to be the victim. I hate people feeling sorry for me and I really do hate feeling down in the dumps. I’m normally a happy and extremely upbeat person, so much that when I am down, it greatly affects those around me which I also really hate!

In my last post, I basically stated that I’m not very happy right now. That’s allowed cause life can’t always be rosy but as humans beings, we tend to let the difficulties of life kill our spirits as I have done the past week.

It’s bullshit being a victim. When people/ life hit you, it’s a much better plan to stand and fight. Don’t let temporary feelings and situations permanently steal your joy.

We all need to learn to brush the dust off our shoulders and let go of the victim mentality. That’s really the only way to get better and move ahead when shit go down!

Pursuit of Happiness

I guess on some level we are all in the pursuit of happpiness. I mean unless you’re the really sad “I don’t deserve to be happy” type, you probably wonder regularly what you can do to live a happier life.

For a while now, I feel like I’m chasing joy and it’s running from me…fast as it possibly can! I find that for a few days, weeks, maybe even months, I seem to have gotten all my ish together but before long, the confusion, sadness and feeling of being lost all return like they never ever left.

I’m the emotional type so I guess it’s not too much of a surprise if everytime these feelings resurface, I get struck down hard by them. I lose my zeal, strength, focus and my spirit.

I’m at that place again. For a few months now, I’ve felt trapped in my own life and I’m desperately seeking a way out. In recent times, I’ve had to reevaluate a lot of things in my life; the company I keep, the way I spend my time and money, the people I spend my emotions on and even my choice of career as well as concentration of study in the Masters’ program I hope to begin by September this year.

I don’t have all the answers yet but what I have is a crazy desire to change my path cause if I continue on my present path, I’ll end up one of those people who we all know and have in our lives; a person who is simply existing and not living.

Sweetest Thing

Permit me to get a little deep.

He gets it. He gets me. He knows what I need, how to fuel my soul and get me…to work. He makes me work you know?

Soaking him as he soaks me, helping each other and giving hope to one another…our boat is often rocked but we hold on to each other with everything. Everything.

In dark and in light, happy times and gloomy ones, he’s there. I’m there. It’s the togetherness. The closeness and the hearts agreeing. Our hearts made a pact; it’s past us.

The Sweetest Thing.

WAYO

Wayo cover art
Wayo cover art

Last week Friday was my 22nd birthday but it was also the day my new single WAYO was released to the Accra public 😀

WAYO is a jazz song and Bella and I basically talk about a lover who isn’t straight and seems to be playing games with us. We featured a good friend and amazing artist, Ian Jazzi who gives the song that nice hip hop extra.

For my non- Nigerian readers, “Wayo” means “cheat” or “playing games”.

Please support good music and upcoming musicians and go to the link below. Download and listen to Wayo. I know you’ll love it 😉

Bless xxx

http://www.talkmediaghana.com/world-premiere-tara-bella-wayo-feat-ian-jazzi/?fb_action_ids=10151870051307715&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=246965925417366

Bye Mimi

Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Got really bad news earlier this week; my cousin passed away after a 14 month long battle with cancer. His doctors declared him terminal about 6 weeks ago and he died on the 29th of January 2013; 5 weeks and 4 days after being declared terminal. My heart is broken but I know that God is God. God knows best and I know nothing at all. Just thankful I got to know him and be part of his amazing life. Rest In Peace Mimi. I will always love you.