The Cookie LOVER award

Hie hie hie. An amazing friend of mine nominated me for this award. Her name is Hattush(I love her name) and she has a greatly inspiring and beautiful blog so please check it out, you won’t regret it http://daughterofthelight.blog/2021/06/16/the-cookie-lover-award/

So here it goes :

Rules

  • Thank the person/fellow cookie lover who nominated you! (or whose blog you found out about this award through)
  • Answer the cookie-related questions and add one of your own!
  • Share some pictures of cookies you adore! (can be pics you’ve taken or ones from Pixabay, Google, etc)
  • Nominate 5 or more bloggers who love cookies and leave an open nomination for every cookie lover around the world!

Questions

  • What are your top three favorite types of cookies?

It’s so hard to pick but since I have to, 1) Chocolate chip cookies are totally my go to snack. 2) Shortbread cookies, my heart melts every time I eat these and finally 3) Gingerbread cookies, I actually love gingerbread flavor for biscuits too😊

  • What’s a cookie you haven’t tried yet but REALLY want to?

They are actually a lot that I could name, mainly Macaroon cookies, sugar cookies and Oatmeal raisin cookies, I’ve heard that they taste amazing so I can’t wait to try these .

  • What’s the last type of cookie you ate?

It was actually a chocolate chip cookie, I had it yesterday and now I want more 😅

  • If you were a cookie, which kind would you be and why? (i.e. chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, macaroon, peanut butter, etc)

I would definitely be a gingerbread cookie, I love how they taste sweet and a little spicy at the same time. It’s an amazing combo.

  • Why do you love cookies?

They are definitely the best go to snack in my opinion, especially with hot cocoa, I love them almost as much as I love cereal, .

  • What is one type of cookie that you DON’T like?

I haven’t tasted a lot of them, so I’m yet to find one I don’t like, I hope that day never comes. 😅

My Favourite cookies :

Pictures from. https://blog.ediblearrangements.com/different-types-of-cookies/

And how could I forget fortune cookies ❤️❤️

My extra question is, if you could make a three tier cookie desert, which cookie flavor would be on your first tier?

And I nominate, all the cookies lovers out there(you’re welcome 😬👀😅)

A million little miracles.

I haven’t gotten my driver’s license yet and it’s been irking me for a while. I’ve been praying to get it and most of my friends have theirs and well to say I’ve been feeling left out is an understatement.

I’ve watched so many people get things that I’ve wanted for ages and I got to a point of asking God, “really, You gave her that?” It’s only now that I’m understanding that, God doesn’t make you witness a miracle in someone else’s life to make you disheartened or jealous, nope, He does it so that He shows you that if He could do it for them, He can definitely do it for you, not necessarily in the same way or the same miracle, but He will answer your prayers.

The story of Hannah comes to mind, 1 Samuel 1:2 “And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.” Imagine yourself in Hannah’s shoes, she had no children whereas her fellow wife, Peninnah had . Hannah could have stopped worshiping and believing in God, but she actually did the opposite, she worshipped more and praised more, although Peninnah frequently made Hannah feel bad because she didn’t have children, Hannah took the matter to the Lord.

She continued praying unto God for a child and even vowed to give him back to God. She remained faithful in trusting God to fulfil her heart’s deepest desire and she got her reward for being patient, she got Samuel. God sees your faithfulness in whatever it is you are doing and just because He hasn’t answered your prayers yet, doesn’t mean He doesn’t hear them.

We are encouraged in Scripture to ask from God all of our heart’s desires and if we believe, and it’s in accordance to His will, our requests will be met. It might take 1 month, 2 months, 1 year, 4 years or even more, but don’t stop believing and don’t stop worshipping, your miracle is on its way. He knows what You want and need, and the same way in which He gives the birds food and clothes the flowers with beauty and splendour, He will provide for you and clothe you.

What I love about worship is that, it redirects our anxieties from the problem to the problem solver and reminds us that, no matter how big your mountain might seem, your God is BIGGER and more POWERFUL.

With love and mounting faith~ Tanatswa ~ ❤️

Guess who writes stories😇👀

It’s June and I’ve just had an exciting start to this new month. My Literature teacher just sent me a poster about a short story competition happening in my country and I decided to join. So I can’t publish the story on the blog until August, I’m building the suspense👀👀 but I’m super excited to be writing again and I can’t wait for you guys to read it.

I used to write stories at my old school but ever since I moved schools ,I kind of just stopped, I love reading and actually being able to write my own content and pick my own characters is really great. I hope that I win the competition, but I’m more excited to have actually been able to come up with a story and I’m believing that God has a reason as to why this chance found its way in to my life.

When chances present themselves, it’s scary and we often fear rejection and failure, but trust God to open the right doors at the right time. And remember, we were not given the spirit of fear, but of a sound mind. So as I wait patiently for the results from my essay, I’m going to try and keep this in mind.

With love and my writer’s cap back ~ Tanatswa~ ❤️

It’s officially been a year since…………

It’s the blog’s one year anniversary today *screams for a whole 5 minutes* Goodness me, it’s been a year already, how time flies. I never ever thought I would start a blog, and now to have had one for a whole year is absolutely amazing. This journey so far has been AMAZING and I’ve met(over the screen👀😅) some amazing people through this blog and I can’t wait for more adventures to experience and blog about. You guys have been amazing and I would not have made it to one year without the endearing comments and conversations ❤️❤️.

To be honest, I’ve always wanted to serve God and during last year’s lockdown, I sat down and asked myself, What can I do to serve God, and immediately an idea to start a blog popped up in my mind, God directed me down this path. I’ve always loved writing and expressing myself, but to start a blog about my experiences as a Christian Teen was not on my bucket list, but I’m glad I listened to God and started this.

The first few months were tough, I wasn’t getting as many follows or even likes and the idea to close the blog came to mind on several occasions, I felt like no one was reading or even interested in my content. But I realised that I didn’t start this blog to get 10k followers (I mean that would be great if it did happen) but I started it to serve God and to be honest about life’s inconsistencies and God’s consistency. I’ve come to realise that, God sees my faithfulness in writing and He will bless this seed and nurture it in time, all I need is to be still and know that HE IS GOD.

We are gonna face seasons of waiting and wondering what in the world we are doing, but these seasons aren’t meant for us to wallow and be sad, but for us to know God more and lean farther away from our own understanding and to lean further into HIS PRESENCE AND EMBRACE. This is something I’m still learning too, in different categories of my life, but if blogging has taught me anything it’s this, God’s timing is perfect, things might not happen as fast as we want them too, but the GOOD GOOD SHEPHERD, knows what you need before you even ask, so in this anniversary post I just want to remind you and myself that, God knows you better that you know yourself, He knows what you need and it will be provided in time, so trust your maker, to make a way, and be still and believe, faith will keep you steadfast and when in need of strength, God calls us to come to Him and He will give us rest.

Thank you so much for the support and love, I’m so grateful for you all and I can’t wait to continue this interesting and blessed journey with you. 😊😊😊

With 1 year down and many more to go~ Love: Tanatswa ❤️~

What is love? 3 part series FINALE✨

3. The power of Love

For His anger lasts only a moment but His Favour lasts a lifetime

This psalm is absolutely beautiful because it reminds us of who God is. Many at times, people portray God as this dictator with a stick ready to strike us every time we do wrong or when He is displeased with us, but that is far from true. Of course God gets angry at us, but it’s only momentary. He isn’t waiting for you to do wrong, lie or cheat so that He punishes you, instead, even when you do wrong, His anger is immediately replaced by love and compassion for the pain that comes with sin.

Scripture reminds us that GOD IS SLOW TO ANGER AND QUICK TO FORGIVE. This is why God is love. Love always protects, always hopes, never keeps a record of past wrongs, GOD IS LOVE. That’s why it is so powerful, it is the deepest emotion, it is a spiritual splendor exemplified by our Lord. His anger is only momentary, but His favour is everlasting.

Jesus Christ took our sins and bore them on the cross so that we could no longer be held back by sin, but can now grow in the Love of God. Love destroyed the power of sin. Love beat the grave. Love came from Heaven. Love destroys evil. Love is light. Love is beautiful. GOD IS LOVE.

He doesn’t want you to run away from Him when you do wrong, He instead wants you to run back to Him, admit your mistakes, ask for forgiveness and allow Him to help you heal.

I’ve made so many mistakes in my life and will most probably do so in the future, but God has been a great and amazing Father regardless. His favour is with me no matter where I go, and His favour is ever flowing, abundant and beautiful. I wish someone would have ministered this verse to me when I was at my lowest, but God’s timing is perfect. So friends, God is our provider and although He does get angry when we do wrong or put ourselves in sticky situations, His favour is still present, He loves you unconditionally. God knows us fully and completely, and yet He still loves us, I am not the easiest person to love, my thoughts aren’t always pure, neither are my actions, but God still calls me His daughter and has His hand stretched out, ready to lead me to righteousness.

So WHAT IS LOVE? ~ GOD IS LOVE❤️💎

With a deeper understanding of Love and so much more to learn~ Tanatswa Michelle~ ❤️❤️

Ps, I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day and pray that God blesses all the amazing mother figures in our lives❤️❤️