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REFLECTIONS. Looking back on life as they come.

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 _ Happy new month people! Welcome to the month of November. Yes! one more lap and we will be dancing into a new year. I know it is already that time of the year when you bring out your diaries to check all your set goals which you wrote down at the beginning of the year. The time when you tick the ones achieved and say to yourself "well done", and to the ones you couldn't touch, you look up and ask "God when?". Lol, I know right! I've been there before. But you see this particular year has been a movie for me after we thought 2020 was the boss. we all need to calm down. I am not going to be bothered with goals and dreams (Trusting God that the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places.  The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Psalms 16:6 (ESV) This November, I am grateful to be alive and well and you should too. Aside from being grateful, I am also using November to do a lot of reflections. Join me if you w

BUILDING ON THE GIFT OF MEN. YOU TOO WILL NEED IT

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 Hey Tribe!  It's the morning after for me and I am still overwhelmed by the show of love on my birthday yesterday. Thank you for the gifts, kind words, and prayers over me. They were indeed overwhelming.  One thing I have deliberately chosen to do in the past year is to consciously grow my community, my circle of strength and I dare say that it has been my best effort yet. The love for The Tribe globally is beyond my expectations. Surely Semes Nooks is beyond me and  God's word is being fulfilled. Looking back on how far we've gone. The journey only just began! Allow me to mention that the first batch of The #Godcan merchandise is sold out all around the world. Yes, you read correctly, all around the world. Thank you all for the support. Please keep it coming and spread the word. Join the movement Get yours today ! Remember, it doesn't matter how bad that situation is, GodCan. Have an amazing day ahead. Xoxo ©Rachel Jesuseme

FOR YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW. IT GETS BRIGHTER OUT HERE

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It's my favorite time of the year. Roll out the drums Shout it on top of the hills The season is gold. Yes, Tribe, it's my birthday today. I cannot begin to write about how excited I am of today. Every year is a different experience and this has particularly been one with so many expectations especially since God's favorite daughter is not getting any younger. But my looks says otherwise  With the heart of great expectations this year, I have however chosen to remain consciously grateful. So this new year, I am counting my blessings as always, but more intentional about it. I am counting my blessings of friends and family members. I am grateful for my journey and how far God has brought me.  I am grateful for you, my Tribe who constantly hold my hands as I walk through life and it's many phases and continues to share stories with you. Thank you for standing by always. Because Jesus is my only rock and what better day than today to share this good news with you all. Ther

GROW OR GO HOME! THE GROWTH MINDSET.

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When a seed is planted it takes time to grow. There are different planting seasons and so is the different germination season of every seed. Some seeds germinate so fast within a few days or weeks, others take time to grow. Some seed also requires a certain temperature to grow. However, the length of time it takes for a seed to grow, no matter the wait, when a seed is ready to grow all that matters is the sprout because it is the only evidence that a seed is ready to transition from the season of being just a seed in the ground into being a plant. The same process of a seed germination happens with our dreams and aspirations in life. You may choose to water and look after your seed every other day like your tomato seed until it begins to bud and then grow into a beautiful fruit, or dump your palm nut in the thick of a bush and forget it is there but in three to fours, a sprout is sure to show forth. Whatever happens, be rest assured that there will be growth at the end of day.  So whil

LEAP OF FAITH

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 Have you ever had to do something terrifying. Trying out new things or stepping into new grounds but doing it afraid. Sometimes you do not necessarily need to have all your plans laid out.  When I first started Seme’s Nooks, I didn't have all ideas but as we continue to grow the brand, we have grown and i still growing, thanks to you of course, The Tribe. Sometimes, all you need is a leap of faith. Why not try jumping today. Image source: unsplash.com No matter how terrifying, do something new. Reach for the sky, and if you fail you are in luck because you get to fall among the stars. Have a great week Tribe. Xoxo ©️Rachel Jesuseme

NIGERIA AT 61- SAVE OUR SOUL!

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H ey Tribe, How are you all doing today? It is Nigeria’s independence today. Nigeria is located in West Africa . Nigeria represents different tribes with unique languages and rich cultural heritage. Nigerians are known for their vibrant and friendly energy expressed through diverse creative expressions. Suffice it to say that Nigeria is the pride of Africa. Nigeria is my motherland and the place of my birth and today she turns 61.  an Amen! When we became Nigeria at 60 last year it was with utmost expectation and high hope for a better today but today, we do not even have the life to hope anymore.  There has been so much hunger and insecurity in the land. How does one even think of the stomach when life itself is not certain of seeing the next sunset? As we mark Nigeria's Independence today, I cannot stop myself from thinking of the many families who have lost their dear ones to the raging wind of insecurity blowing in the land.  The most recent being the death of Dr. Akunyili, hus

BETTER THAN BUTTERFLIES!

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There isn't an answer ever wrong or right enough. Some people might have a meaning to the word others don't, haven't, and never will. That is the sad truth but that's just the way it is. The four letter words and most profound emotion humans experience; love. While we may all have our diverse definitions of Love Oxford says it is an intense feeling of deep affection/ a great interest and pleasure in something/ a deep affection for someone.  The Holy Bible defines it as an unmerited grace that could cause a man to sell out his only son for the death of another man's sin.  “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only son so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” Good news Translation  So what is love? I may not have the right definition of love not experienced it in the butterfly feelings that the world defines but I do know what love is; Love is patient and kind.  Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. LOVE DO

FEELING OVERWHELMED? HERE’S A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

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FEELING OVERWHELMED? HERE’S A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU.

THE POWER OF A COMEBACK- How strong or weak are you?

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What is the strength of your comeback? Strong enough to make you try again or too weak to keep you grounded? Sometimes we are too overwhelmed by past failures that trying for success becomes so scary.  The minute you decide to go on that journey again, climbing unto a new height, you don’t expect it to be obstacle free but determination will yield result.  Never stop trying ! When I first came to Lagos for NYSC in 2010, I was determined to do film and the business of show. I got enrolled in a film academy but why I never went is still a mistery till date, lol. Since then, every year, I write it down as one of my goals to meet but it just won’t happen until this year when I got a scholarship from the Lagos state government into the same film academy.  Your favorite girl made the Top100 list! So I ask again, what is the strength of your comeback? Strong enough to make you try again or too weak to keep you grounded? Never stop trying. Overcome your weakness by only the strength that’s wi

STYLE AND GLAMOUR IN SEPTEMBER!

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  STYLE AND GLAMOUR IN SEPTEMBER!

Of Rain, Rainbows, And Smiles

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Welcome to a new week Tribe! I trust you are having a good time already in the new month smashing all those dreams into reality.  I came across this profound message in the archive and it's worth sharing again. I wrote this over a year ago and it is still very relevant especially at this time.  Life can throw you all shades of pain but there is always grace no matter how little it may be, I mean you're still alive right! Yeah.  Remember Noah in the ark, with all the creepy animals and all that smell he had to keep up with for all those days it rained?. His investments and years of pain washed away with the flood. Nothing was left for him out there except the breath of life in him. Then the rain ceased. The rainbow appeared and everything CHANGED. This flood is only but for a season.  Trials and temptations may flood in now, making everything seems like you will be washed away with it. That's a lie! Hang in there. Your rainbow will show up sooner than you know it, and boy! I

Love And Faithfulness!

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Today’s Worship corner we are reminiscing on the goodness of God. Amidst the circumstances and chaos around us, the only thing we want to focus on is how good our God is. God is good and his mercies endures forever. He is God all by Himself and He has only good plans for us.  The Bible doesn’t just say that God does good things. It says that God is good. It is not just what He does; it is who He is, and who He is never changes.   All my life God has been faithful. Sing along with me! GOODNESS OF GOD LYRICS BY: BETHEL MUSIC AND JENN JOHNSON I love You, Lord For Your mercy never fails me All my days, I've been held in Your hands From the moment that I wake up Until I lay my head Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God And all my life You have been faithful And all my life You have been so, so good With every breath that I am able Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God I love Your voice You have led me through the fire In the darkest night You are close like no other I've known You

WHY I MADE AN SOS CALL. IT WAS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH!

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What's uppppppppp! This is my mood this month so you all better hop in the train! Good morning Tribe! This could be your Monday morning motivation but I also haven't made an official post to usher you into the new month as I have been away from here for too long. Please forgive me😁 So, here goes your Monday morning motivation and Happy new month post. Killing one bird with two stones. Or is it the the other way round now? July was our month of focus for strategies and I have been busy trying to tick some boxes off my list, and boy! It's been an interesting ride doing this.  So, I revisited my VISION BOARD  and decided it was time to stop staring at that big project on the wall and finally bring it to fusion.  *this is the part where I put my two hands on my head and be like “who send me message?” lol* So yeah, work started and it felt easier than I imagined. Plan - Checked ✔️ Consultations - Checked ✔️ Strategy - Checked ✔️ Funding - Checked ✔️ Wait what? I thought we had

Strategy For Focus

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Hey Tribe! Welcome to a new week.  I welcome you officially to a new month, July of focus. We are already in the second half of the year and in no distant time from now, we will be bidding goodbye to 2021. It also means it is time to revisit your vision board and do an appraisal of the happenings so far. It is time to dance in victory to your accomplishments and reflect on your shortcoming. No, we never weep. Sometimes, people find it very difficult to move away from and move past their shortcomings or failures.  The only way to move past failure is to focus and strategize. Do not be deterred by past failures, and the only way to do that effectively is to set your eyes on the goal. Another way is to re-strategize.  “ Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” Albert Einstein So how about you try a different way other than you have done it before? How about you ask someone for a little help, guidance, and direction? God's grace is sufficie

Confidence For Days!

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Hey Tribe! Welcome to my Worship corner. In my worship corner today I am boosting my confidence in God and reassuring myself in the power of His word. There is nothing God cannot do so I've got confidence in Him. Enjoy these Worship lyrics from Tasha Cobbs’s “CONFIDENCE” in the album “SMILE”. SONG TITLE: CONFIDENCE LYRICS BY: TASHA COBBS I got so much faith in you, Lord I trust your words it's true No matter the circumstance, my life is in your hands I've got confidence, so much confidence, in you I've got confidence, so much confidence, in you Your love has been so good to me, it's so unfailing My heart is in your hands, you hold the master plan I've got confidence, so much confidence in you I've got confidence, so much confidence in you Your ways are higher Your thoughts are deeper I can't even imagine How you do what you do, but you do what you do I've got confidence, so much confidence in you Somebody just tell Him I've got confidence, so muc