Meet Caz via Barbara McKenzie

During my trip to South Africa last Nov/December I enjoyed the experience of exploring the history, culture and fashion of Mzanzi.

While browsing on IG for some inspiration I came across the page of Barbara McKenzie and was attracted to her designs. Before I returned to the UK I reached out to Kendi the designer to get a custom made dress which she delivered.

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In turn she made a blog feaure with my Afrofusion earrings check it out.

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Queencaz & Barbara McKenzie

Let me Transform You

Snippet from Joseph Prince

“My friend, when you with all your shortcomings come to Jesus to spend time with Him, you won’t find Him saying, “You lousy sinner!” No, He will call you by name and say, “Come, let’s go over to your place. I want to hang out with you.” And the more you behold Him and spend time with Him, the more you become transformed from glory to glory.

So come to Jesus and ask Him to show you His grace every day. Talk to Him like you would a friend. When you open your Bible, for example, say, “Lord, speak to me. Let me have this personal encounter with You.” When you behold Him through the Word, there is no way you are not gloriously transformed”

Have a blessed week everyone.

Remember God has not forgotten about you.. Your situation is not bigger than God.

Goodie Bag Culture

It goes without saying that a child’s birthday party without a goodie bag is a “flop” to some in the African community.

As a parent hosting a party not only do you have to find a suitable venue, feed the guests and their  plus 1’s and arrange a good entertainer for the kids. But your number one priority is to make sure you account for a goodie bag for each child guest.

From party to party the contents of a goodie bag vary according to the age of the celebrant and the budget of the host parents.

Not one fits all.

The timing of handing out the goodie bag can be critical. You can opt to hand out a bag upon arrival or mid way after all the party games are out of the way or even leave it right til the end as a send off while your guests are leaving.

Whatever route you decide to take once the party host announces “it’s time for goodie bags” one should expect a stampede of screaming children to one side of the room. Even grown adults will be queueing to take a bag for their child or niece/nephew that couldn’t make it to the party.

Two points not forget here:

1) make sure you have more than enough goodie bags to go around

2) if you have separate bags for boys and girls make sure each bag has the exact number of contents inside.

The points above will avoid angry children and complaining adults that there are things missing.

Whatever happened to just attending a party, enjoying your time with the celebrant, giving them a gift and then going home?

When did we become expectant of receiving goodie bags for attending a party and complaining about it when one isn’t given or is nothing compared to the previous party attended?

Share your thoughts

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Queencaz

Are you successful?

Inspired/taken from the Sunday service given by Yemisi Okosun (GoodNewsHaven)

What is success to you?

To some it’s living in a big house and driving the latest flashy car. While others base it on educational staus.

As a Christian does your success involve God?

Aspire to have divine success (that which is granted by God through obedience to his word)

Joshua 1:8

“this book of law shall not depart from thy mouth but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do accordingly to all that is written therein for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous and then thou shall have good success”

God’s success is different to that of man

Success to God is knowing your purpose and fulfilling it and being a blessing to humanity..

God wants you to succeed in all areas of your life and enjoy it

Psalms 112:1-3

“Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.”

Caution!!!

As long as you put God first in your plans and stay true to his word (be obedient) he will reward you justly. Your success should go beyond earthly desires.

Matthew 6:19-21 illustrates that

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Conclusion

Success starts in God and ends in him

Queencaz

Creating Your Queendom

Miss T. N. king

July 17, 2014:
“I have officially hit rock bottom today….It seems like everyone’s dreams are coming true except mine.  I feel like I’ve wasted the last 21 years of my life.  Every morning I wake up feeling worthless and purposeless.  I just want to be happy.  I just want to feel wanted.  I want to feel meaningful.  I don’t feel valued.  I feel like I’m not good enough.  I feel like a caged bird trapped and unable to fly…”  -Excerpt from Miss T.N. King personal diary

Those are the words of a recent college graduate who had been unemployed for 7 months and hated having to move back home with her parents.  I was very close in getting job offers, but none of them fell through.  I was so frustrated and depressed.  Never in my life have I experienced so much rejection.  All I wanted was to move to Texas, be independent…

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