MY STORY

Choosing to be vulnerable sharing my journey, victories and imperfections.

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    What If I NEVER Get Married

    God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him – John Piper What if I NEVER get married? If you are a single person this question has probably crossed your mind. In fact it is a fair assumption to state that this question has probably crossed everyone’s mind at some point in their life. The single folks will agree me, there is something deeply unsettling about this question. Isn’t this the reason why we run our lives literally avoiding single-hood? Three years ago this kind of thought would have completely thrown me off balance. As a matter of fact if such thoughts dared to cross through…

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    My Father’s Legacy

    The year is 1/1/1960, the scene is at the foot of the Arbedare Ranges in a tiny village called Kahuho, on a very chilly morning my paternal grandmother (whom I am named after) gave birth to her ninth born child Jonathan Kiragu. In the years after independence, life was hard and poverty was rife. My father’s family was no different. In 1968 he moved to Turasha to live with his elder brothers who took care of him and took him to school. In 1977 my father was admitted to Nyeri High School to do his O’ levels. Shortly after finishing high school, he got saved in 1981 in a church…

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    Finding My Voice And Getting Unstuck

    Psalm 45:1 My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. I started this blog back in 2014. I was 20 and had been inspired majorly by a broken relationship. I wrote three posts I think. One about relationships and two about Africa and closed shop until 2016 when yet again my broken heart inspired me to write and then after that I took a sabbatical until 2017 when I did one post and took another sabbatical until last year. When I started writing, it wasn’t because I thought I gifted, I was just…

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    Marriage Is Not An Achievement; It Is Far Greater

    Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, please swear to me by the LORD that you will indeed show kindness to my family because I showed kindness to you.Give me a sure sign that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them, and that you will deliver us from death.” A while back I was praying and asking God to bless me with a family, my own family. As I was praying, suddenly, I remembered a statement that I absolutely loved and had sworn and practically lived by, “Marriage is not an achievement” In that life altering moment, God opened my…

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    THE PERFECT MAN

    James 3: 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. Putting my tongue in check has proved to be the greatest test of all and it is no wonder that James says that the person who is never at fault in what they speak is perfect. Late last year I had three dreams all of which were speaking about the need to put my tongue in check and all these dreams happened in the span of one month. In my first dream someone jumped on my back and began to violently…

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    CRIPPLING ANXIETY

    I woke up one day in the 2nd week of January feeling extremely anxious. It felt like I was carrying a bag of cement. I hadn’t felt anything like this in a long time. I googled “How To Deal With Crippling Anxiety” just to come to terms with what I was feeling because that’s exactly how I felt, an overbearing, overwhelming heaviness right inside my chest. Crippling anxiety, it turns out, is a thing. Crippling Anxiety. As I went through the feeds I realized there was so much information to read through, some were too weird that could have swiftly added to my anxiety. So I filtered the search by…

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    FINDING MY FEMININE IDENTITY

    This journey has been long and broken but I am finally here. Not the destination, but I’m on the right track. That counts for something. I have always wondered what being a woman meant for me. Was it being a wife and a mother? Somehow gender identity has always been closely linked to the roles that are played by that particular gender so that when those roles are taken away and replaced by the question who and why there is a resounding silence. Being a millennial hasn’t made it easier. You have choices; two of them. You either become a feminist or a traditionalist (which depends on the culture you’re…

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    RELINQUISH RELIGION

    —————————————————— Matthew 23:2-4 The teachers of religious laws and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach. They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden.  —————————————————— Religion is the worst thing that has ever happened to mankind. I’ve been saved for the last 9 years and religion is the worst thing ever happened to me. Four years ago I experienced a severe burn out. I was just so tired. I was serving and doing a lot of good works…

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    AFFECTION ADDICTION

      ————————————— ROMANS 12:3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. ————————————— I was in the presence of someone who was fighting addictions. The default thing for me to do was to look at them and think  I was better than them.  But a few seconds later I realized I was no better than them. I was fighting my own addictions. That day I had just deleted my instagram and facebook apps from my phone.…

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    MY NAME IS WANGECI AND I AM A RECOVERING PERFECTIONIST

    My name is Wangeci and I am a recovering perfectionist.  One of my greatest struggles has been being vulnerable. My being vulnerable means I am destroying the perfect picture I sold to you of me and the amount of work I put in trying to cover up my imperfections. We are quick to acknowledge our imperfection but unwilling to share our struggles. Social media has made things worse. Looking at posts we are ALL living perfect lives. I am happy to tell you about how loving I am but not how I once struggled with bitterness and un-forgiveness . We post the medals we’ve won but not the wounds we…