Remain The Wall You Were!

This is a very nice piece. I like it…congrats Irene

Pen It Down With Wambui Kirung'e

Do you remember?
The great wall you were,
When no weapon or spy
Could get through,
When all that tried
To come close was repelled,
Repelled in such a manner,
That it could never come back.
That time you felt,
Not on top of the world
But the defender,
Defender of your world.
That time your feet stepped
Carefully and slowly.

When did the wall crack?
Now that you stepped too hard
And made cracks on the wall.
Step by step the cracks widen,
Wide enough to let the wind
Blow across your territory.
Clouds on your sky
Rain falling and flowing
Moisturizing the great wall
Bringing it down quick.

All the bad you defended
Finds a smooth way in,
Leaving you helpless

Your enemies merry when they get the news,
That the great wall you were,
Is the weak pillar
You are left.
The wall you were
Is the…

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The Journey (Part two).

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Hello world! 

Great health, wealth, and happiness don’t happen “hivo tu” (by itself). If you want good things to happen, you must take massive action. Just Burn Bridges!!

Today, I won’t talk much about the dumbbell pullover; however, I’ll work on that a little bit later so that I can be like some of the best bodybuilders of all time, from Dorian Yates to Frank Zane to Dharshie Freddie. Not that I haven’t done the  incline flye of the dumbbell or the pullover; they are an amazing stretch of the pecs. Pressing a weight (bending and extending at the elbows) is so good. I like it when the gym instructor says,“Drop and give me 10!” Push-up is a great exercise because it requires one piece of equipment — “you”.

Hahahaa…I know it’s been almost five months since I spoke about my journey (Exercises, eating healthy plus drink a lot of water is what has brought me this far)…if gym doesn’t work for you like it does for me try a different strategy. So, I visited the clinic yesterday..was I sick? No. I went for Blood Donation as well as the Exercise Tolerance Testing(ETT as Docs call it) which I started doing after every six months rather than annually – routine test is healthy. We started of the with the PCP(primary care provider), Question here, Answers there and vice versa before any tests were performed (ensure that you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine). The PCP used a stethoscope — the listening device doctors typically keep around their necks – and listened to various parts of my body and also ended checking up my height, weight, hb(hemoglobin test),bp(blood pressure test) and pulse…sema improvement…( I have lost 28.7 pounds within a few months).

A little bit of what I learnt from Kenya Redcross many years ago is; to measure your heart rate, simply check your pulse. Place your index and third fingers on your neck to the side of your windpipe. To check your pulse at your wrist, place two fingers between the bone and the tendon over your radial artery — which is located on the thumb side of your wrist. When you feel your pulse, count the number of beats in 15 seconds. Multiply this number by 4 to calculate your beats a minute…it’s that simple 

3 John 1:2 “My dear friend, I pray that everything may go well with you and that you may be in good health—as I know you are well in spirit.”. You can walk anywhere, anytime.. hit the streets of Nairobi, Nanyuki etc(walking is a winner, or run or dance, or squats); you can do some treadmill as well. Be steady,make it a continuous assessment  since it will boosts your fitness levels & burn more calories.  Crunches, Push ups, the military press have really worked out for me..the journey has been amazing.

My daily prayer has been,”Help me Lord to wake each morning with the eyes of my heart looking to Jesus and the thoughts of my mind to be focused on You. Enable me to approach the day with an eagerness to loose more kcal and to do those things that are pleasing to You; a willingness to tackle the difficulties that may cross my path and wisdom to speak the truth in love.” 1 Timothy 4:8, reminds me that For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Exercise becomes an experience, a practice field, that can be transposed into weightier matters. I want to challenge you too, who is reading this and have been wondering if you can or you can’t; not knowing where to begin is often the thought that crosses our minds. Yet there is true  power(in our thoughts). The thoughts can either empower us or defeat us(before we even get started).

People have their largest defeats(mine has been to do exercises daily), I have goals(some goals) and life desires that I want to accomplish. What’s yours? Life is dynamic and requires you to adapt all the time.

Start Today!!

Regards, 

Godsann.

GYMM

February Vibes.

Faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love. This offers immediate and beautiful plan to make Every Day Matter and the feeling of security that long lasting love provides is important, too.

What is it about love? We simply cannot get enough of it. “I love you”, “Love you” and “I’m in love with you.” Is there a difference? Yes. ‘I love you’ and ‘Love you’ essentially means the same thing. However ‘I love you’ is usually reserved for your significant other and your parents, while ‘Love you’ is commonly used towards friends and siblings and pets. ‘Love you’ can also be said to your significant other or your parents however it is usually in moments where the atmosphere is light.

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It is important to utilize your time. Every day I wake up and decide what I need to get done that day…{currently thinking about the month of February}. What does February have to do with my present or my future,”I know you’re asking yourself the same question. Ideally is it the month of Love or the month of loved one’s?(Valentine’s day instills romance amenable to the heart’s call enticing love to take a chance. When two hearts link by circumstance they don’t defer to protocol. Valentine’s day instills romance enticing love to take a chance). Anyway, I care more about what is going to progress my future and make the most of my present. Just taking it all in, one day at a time. You’ll feel much more accomplished. Just focus on the day at hand, instead of overwhelming yourself with what is yet to come. January was the best month because the excesses of December were behind us. Then, come to think of February there is nothing good about it, which is why it’s so great(Everybody knows January is only a test month, the real hard work and grit takes place in February…right?)

February is for ­curmudgeons, whinge-bags and misanthropes. You can’t begrudge us one month of the year, or blame us for being even crabbier, it’s so short- Lionel Shriver.

Each February brings that special chance,one day a year to say the words of love. This second month of the year also brings our focus to the heart, this vital organ which beats an average of ‘100k’ times each day. But our emotional heart is complicated: it has both dark and light places. On the dark side of the heart are emotions such as jealously, envy, rage and revenge. On the light side of the heart are love, forgiveness, compassion and transformation.

Happiness is a choice. Decide today that you will no longer give your energy to negative habits, thought patterns, and limiting beliefs that don’t help you evolve. Do what you love. Be around happy people that motivate you and count your blessings every moment. Developing the “Self” (which I think is the sacred part of us) is key to our personal happiness when we desire a compassionate and loving relationship with our God, ourselves and others as well.

The month of February focuses our attention on love. Cards are bought, chocolates are given, kisses abound and designer bags from Godsann collection are bought as well.

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Faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is love.

Regards,

Godsann.

JaNuarY

JAN

 

January has been so long that even the memes have dried up.

 

 

 

Jan 31 –  “Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream.” -Josephine Nuese

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert ; Isaiah 43:19.

Over the past few years, every time I experience excitement or thankfulness I want to recreate in my future, I focus on it and think “Remember this feeling, remember this moment..” Its like “that awkward moment”….That awkward moment when you pick up the remote control to answer the phone…lol or that moment of the month where, “that awkward moment when you run into the person you had cancelled plans with.” Call me the ‘Artist’ because I draw Attention. #AskGodsann

“What some of you have found out about January, is that the thankfulness only lasted about a few days before it started to feel like a chore ;{probably 90 days in January- sounds like a Kenyan Proverb already….We are now entering the 3rd month of January}”. This sounds like people who go to the gym throughout January, then quit in February because a.) it is exhausting and b.) they do not see results right away. For some, discipline is a lesson. For others, it is a lifetime.” To me that means that sometimes there are things that we learn instantly and avoid mistakes of that nature in the future, but other mistakes happen repeatedly, and we need our whole lives to stay attentive to our actions.

God Will give you more than you can handle in the month of February as well as the remaining months— but it’s for your good. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). Today, you can take the first step on the journey.Because when you stand on the truth of God’s Word and in the power of His Spirit, you WILL accomplish everything He has for you… and experience His blessing.

I wasn’t anxious in January and neither was I worried about anything. Lord you are the Light of the World. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14

Got an extra minute? …“And He said, ‘My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.’” (Exodus 33:14). If you’re like me, extra time isn’t something you have an abundance of. The good news is that God will meet you in far more places than your prayer closet. Why were you having an “Anxiety Antidote” in January?  Worry disconnects you from the truth and makes you forget about God’s provision. Even if we know logically that God can provide for us, worry causes us to doubt that He will. God will never leave us….just have to stay connected to the Source.

“Every man falls down
Everyone needs grace
Your love is enough now
By Your name we’re saved
Looked beyond our wrong
Saw just what we need
We are alive now
By Your name we’re free
You got up so I could get up again
Now I’m up again with You “-  
Travis Greene

Don’t let people discourage you in the month of February from embracing what God already told you to do.

It’s a day to February, January has been so long ,Babies born on new years eve are probably starting nursery tomorrow…😂🤣😂!!

 

JG

 

 

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Gratitude and Gratefulness.

Gratitude doesn’t come naturally, but when we practice gratitude, we do gain something in return: a better perspective.

If you’ve ever tried to feed a two-year-old, you know babies aren’t born with gratitude. They scream when you try to feed them and when they finally do eat, there’s no appreciation.

What is Gratitude? Thankfulness, thanksgiving, or gratefulness. A feeling that spontaneously emerges from within. However, it is not simply an emotional response; it is also a choice we make. Gratitude is essentially the recognition of the unearned increments of value in one’s experience.

Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art. ~ Joanna Macy

1st Thes 5:16-18 says, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Did you catch that? Give thanks in all circumstances. Thankfulness should be a way of life for us, naturally flowing from our hearts and mouths.

Digging into the Scriptures a little more deeply, we understand why we should be thankful and also how to have gratitude in different circumstances.

Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” Here we have two reasons to be thankful: God’s constant goodness and His steadfast love. When we recognize the nature of our depravity and understand that, apart from God, there is only death (John 10:10Romans 7:5), our natural response is to be grateful for the life He gives. 

What is Gratefulness? Gratefulness definition, warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful: I am grateful to you for your help.

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more. ~ Br. David Steindl-Rast

We cannot be grateful for all that a given moment brings us; yet, in any given moment, we can be grateful for something. The gift within the gift of any given moment is opportunity. ~ Br. David Steindl-Rast

“Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me…” (Psalm 23:4)
 
In the middle of hard times, we learn how to be thankful even thoughthings aren’t going the way we hoped. Even though you’re lonely, even though your marriage is struggling, even though the doctor’s report is bad — God is still good. We can learn to be thankful even though life feels like it’s falling apart around us.

“But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because ofthis I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice…” (Philippians 1:18)

While in prison, Paul thanks God. His heart is full of gratitude while he’s in chains. His gratitude was at the highest level: He was grateful for his circumstances because of the way God was working through his struggle.

When God blesses or comforts or provides for us, we’re thankful for the things He has done. You got a promotion? Your relationship is doing well? Your family is healthy? Gratitude isn’t hard to practice when we train ourselves to be thankful for the countless ways He blesses us.

As you delve into this life-transforming text of Scripture may the Lord richly bless your life with an ever-growing attitude of gratitude. Feeling and expressing appreciation is good for us. We can have thankful hearts toward God even when we do not feel thankful for the circumstance. We can grieve and still be thankful. We can hurt and still be thankful. We can be angry at sin and still be thankful toward God. 

Regards, 

Jeremy Godsann.

 

Choosing Marriage.

Do people who stay married just know better how to pick partners? Think about it. 

I’m just a man who really gets what it’s like to be looking for that one elusive true love that you can never seem to find. And I’m here to tell you that it does happen, it can happen for you, and the good news is that it’s completely under your control.

It seems to me obvious that the more people you meet, the more likely it is that you will meet and marry someone appropriate. If you really want to meet and marry someone.  There’s No Such Thing As Finding The “Perfect Person”. Good relationships will always require work; it’s far more romantic to dream of finding that person who will complete your life, rather than to imagine a relationship that involves time, energy, and investment. A good marriage isn’t about finding the perfect person, it’s about working to create the best relationship you possibly can. Just because you are a Christian, doesn’t mean you’re automatically going to be good at marriage. You have to work at it just like anyone else. 

It’s not uncommon to find yourself wondering if you’ve found true love. After all, you may have intensely strong feelings of affection and adoration toward your partner, but how do you know if these sentiments actually qualify as true love?

[Relationships] are labor intensive. If you want them to last they are labor intensive.” – said by Dax.  Speak it into existence. You have the power to change your life and to recreate yourself. Always be optimistic, hopeful, and positive that things are going to work out for you. No matter what’s happening, you can decide right now with a shift of your mindset and a change of attitude that blessings will enter your life. There’s great hope for you.

Essentially, true love means that you have an unwavering, unbreakable and unparalleled fondness and devotion for your partner. While you may be attracted to your partner and have wonderful chemistry with him or her, the way to determine if you’re in love is that you connect with each other emotionally as well. This means that while there’s clearly a lot of passion between the two of you, there’s also compassion.

I don’t believe that the condition of our heart should EVER be measured by our emotional struggles, but rather, by what we do through those times of struggle.  Feelings of discontent, loneliness, and depression through singleness don’t mean that we have been defeated. You Don’t Have to Like Being Single.

I look at men and women like you and I am truly inspired that, by God’s grace, you have received eyes that are able to see past you relationship status and enjoy the life that you’ve been given.  Like a very deliberately placed sign in my office reminds me, “Life is not having what you want, it’s wanting what you have”.  

 

Regards, 

Godsann.

 

 

 

Arise and Shine.

Truth is, 2017 was an extremely good year. That’s not to say that it didn’t have its ups and downs, because what’s life without contrast?

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. – Neil Gaiman

May the light of love shine upon you, and may your life be filled with blessings.

Could 2018 be the year you experience everything, God has for you?

I want to encourage you today.

This is the year to stop letting what’s behind you — or before you — keep you from discovering what’s within you.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve experienced in the past, what you fear in the future, or even what you’re facing today.

You’ve got a Mission….
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58, NIV)
God’s given you a mission. But if you lose your focus, you’ll lose direction.

From this moment forward, you can take your focus off what you feel and lift your eyes to a place of future victory.

This new season, this new year, you can experience the power of God like never before.

At the Gate of 2018… enjoy provision.

Isaiah 60: Arise and Shine

May this be a great year for you.

Wedding Day

Your wedding day is just the start;
Of a lifetime full of love and fun.
It just begins as you take your vows;
When the two of you are joined as one.

On this day you begin a journey,
That is a brand new life.
Friends and family give their gifts
To the joyful husband, and blissful wife.

The greatest gift you’ll ever get,
A gift from heaven above,
Is love forever, ending never, everlasting love.
You’ll share life’s joy and pleasure;
You’ll have plenty of that, it’s true.

Love is the real treasure;
For you and Him.
And if life hands you challenges,
As it does to one and all,
Your love will hold you steady
And never let you fall.

We wish for you sweet happiness;
Through the years, may your love grow,
To warm you both from day to day,
In your marriage’s satisfying glow.

Jeremy Godsann Designs 2017

One man woman.

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A sense of belonging may sound like a small thing. Yet it fuels you as much as food and water, because it doesn’t just feed your body, it feeds your mind and soul. Any man can love a thousand women, but a good man loves one woman a thousand ways. ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’ (Genesis 2:24).” 

Just be a one man girl, uhuh
Just be a one man woman
Just be a one man girl…
Just be a one man woman.

The world is mostly made up of people who are good; people who want to share their goodness with you.  We endlessly ‘hang out’ with a bunch of potentials, and are scared to put labels on anything. Don’t chase someone just to let them go. Do not talk to someone every day if you do not want an emotional connection. And don’t do relationship-like things with a person if you don’t want a relationship. There are still guys who will open doors for you, and will walk on the side of the pavement nearest the traffic. They will tell you that you’re beautiful, and they’ll make you know that you’re special; and you might not think that you need that right now, but everyone needs that. 

It’s not every day you find someone who you can actually connect with, so when you have it, take hold of it and take a chance. Either a “One Man Woman” but it’s also a “One Woman Man” this is all about finding the love of your life and hoping to be with them forever. True love and loyal friends are the two hardest thing to find in life.
Men: God doesn’t want you to be with just any woman. He wants you to be with the woman who is truly best for you.God doesn’t want you to be with just any woman. He wants you to be with the woman who is truly best for you.

Ladies: You deserve a man who is ready to give you the commitment you desire.

Prepare and be ready to receive the blessings that you’re praying for “One Man Woman” or for your “One Woman Man”. Let God guide you.

Regards,

JGsann

 

 

 

The Journey 2017.

Every journey begins with a simple step. Working out for me came out to be so passionate and not a chore as for some people. A lot of people avoid the gym or rather the outdoor activities because  they don’t know where to start, or they don’t have time or it’s hard. I have earlier on given such excuses, and I know you too have.  Exercise is the core to a healthy life [Right Mindset].

With me I have two trainers that is George and Sam who have been pushing me to where I want to be. Also kudos to Cecil, who gives me the psych when I’m tired to keep pushing hard. Sometimes it is hard when you’re wrapped under your covers in a comfy bed to get up and go exercise, but the more frequently you do it, the easier it becomes. 

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If you believe in yourself, you can work out – even if it’s just walking on a stationary bike for 15 to 20 minutes[we know that hanging off the bike is essential to enjoying the sport, being quick around the track and most importantly being safe]. That is something to be proud of, and you can grow from there. I have been enjoying this exercises at Elite Fitness Center…check out the daily activity trail.

So the time has come and you have plucked up the courage to join the gym and get started on your fitness journey.  What matters is you seek help and do everything you can to get educated on what to do, why and how.

I have seen indoor cycling been beneficial since it is a low-impact activity, Muscular endurance i.e ability of a muscle to continually and repeatedly exert force over an extended period of time, runner’s high[reduces stress level], and  help lower the risk of coronary artery disease[i.e cardiovascular- moderate-intensity exercise per week]. Working out  for me after two weeks does get easier the more I do it. It’s all mental. If you believe in yourself, you can work out . That is something to be proud of, and you can grow from there.

5 easy ways of starting work out according to Jeremy Godsann:-

1.Take Some Selfies. In order to accurately track your progress, it’s helpful to identify your starting point and then define your goal.

2. Do not over do it when you start- do what you can[Start Small].

3.Make One Change at a Time.

4. Expect to fall[You might fall off the wagon along the way but it’s no big deal, fall down 5 times get up 6!].

5. Look beyond weight loss [what my Instructor told me today 18th/10/17]- Sam thank you!

As you get fitter and stronger you can advance your workouts to make sure you keep making progress.

“Balance is key. In everything you do. Dance all night long and practice yoga the next day. Drink wine but don’t forget your green juice. Eat chocolate when your heart wants it and kale salad when your body needs it. Wear high heels on Saturday and walk barefoot on Sunday. Go shopping at the mall and then sit down and meditate in your bedroom. Live high and low. Move and stay still. Embrace all sides of who you are and live your authentic truth! Be brave and bold and spontaneous and loud and let that complement your abilities to find silence and patience and modesty and peace. Aim for balance. Make your own rules and don’t let anybody tell you how to live according to theirs.”
― Rachel Brathen

Take alot of water, eat healthy, enjoy the process. Think of it as a permanent lifestyle shift you’re making.

Regards, 

Jeremy.

#AskGodsann