We now encounter widespread campaign or advocacy for equal rights for women, feminism. Though there are different school of thoughts on the subject, what underlines the general advances in recognition for the rights of women is LOVE and a right understanding of the image of humanity (that of God). It is for a fact that the image of God refers male and female in so far as we believe and know God created the first couple in his own image; Continue reading “On Feminism; the Secular Push of Love for ‘God’s Image’”
Anytime the calendar hits August 1, a lot of things come into our lives; from the happy new month wishes all over from friends and families, our memories which comes with smiles or tears to breaking news of goodwills and tragedies. But before I tell you what happens when August comes, look through this article to know something special about the month of August. August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. August comes from the Latin word augustus, meaning “consecrated” or “venerable,” which in turn is related to the Latin augur, meaning “consecrated by augury or “auspicious.” In 8 B.C. the Roman Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.”
Being the eighth month on the year what is more special about this month is not in the meaning of the name but in the essence of the number 8, its numerology. The meaning of the number 8 is harmony, peace, and balance. It is a symbol that helps you make decisions that are beneficial to you in your life. The number eight in the Bible signifies Resurrection and Regeneration. It is the number of a new beginning. The resurrection of Jesus is the ultimate new beginning. It is said in The Bible that Jesus rose on the first day of the next week from the day he was crucified.
Personally, when August comes, I smile and cry. I smile for it’s my birth month and I cry because it reminds me of my late junior brother who was born of the first of this month and died in this same month few years later. August is the month of great triumphs and large harvests and the symbol of the month is the gladiolus flower, which generally means beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.
Now, when August comes, it offers us a good time to pay attention to finer details, particularly if buying or selling a property. One goes over the contract with a magnifying glass to be sure not to skip the fine print. If you have investments, review them during the month of August and if you are considering new investments, be clear about your choices and decisions because this is the month when great financial gains or losses can take place.
The 8 Energy power that comes with August loves prosperity and the appearance of prosperity. The 8th month is the time to take a look at your wardrobe and physical body. If they need some help, August is a perfect time to buy some new clothes and start a new fitness regime. Do what it takes to make yourself more attractive, as this is a time to pamper yourself knowing that August is a time of new beginnings.
When August comes, take a trip – you will feel so much better if you get out of your regular environment.
Try to listen carefully to the advice of others during August. Great truths come from unexpected quarters, as anyone who has spent time with a small child can attest. If you do not listen, you may find, to your surprise and possible dismay, that during this 8 Month you had been warned about a couple of things that went wrong later, and that you were not open enough to heed their warnings.
The 8 Month is also a time to speak up and say what is on your mind—to stand up and be counted. The month of 8 is a time to be proactive and get things done. August is the month to change jobs if that is what you have been wanting to do. Send out your resume now, visit the offices of people you want to work for, accept dinner and conference invitations.
This month you will have a good chance of meeting the people who will help you in your quest.
An 8 month can be the month of the ‘victim’, therefore it is cautionary for people to take extra care during August, especially when driving. And remember, August is associated with the Karma Spirit- giving and receiving abounds. When August comes, a time of new beginnings come.
Akakpo Elikem Kwabla
WE CAN Foundation, a Ghanaian US-based charity organization will on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 be launched at the Lilies of the Field Academy, Osu-Accra. Founded by Solomon Annin, the young Ghanaian who is a gospel minister, inspirational speaker, songwriter and a US Army personnel, the WE CAN campaign is a course to reach out to people in the rural areas, peril-urban who are going through hardships. The foundation is focused on helping the less privileged ones in the Ghanaian and African society as a whole.
The donation event will be the first official project to be carried out by the foundation. It is also in a special way to mark the birthday of the founder and CEO, Private Min. Solomon Annin.
The venue of the event will be the Lilies of the Field Academy located at Osu in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The event will be graced by the presence of some young folks making impacts on the lives of the less privileged in Ghana and parts of Africa such as Marcus Anafu “ The Youngest Philanthropist in Africa”, Akakpo Elikem Kwabla, the Public Relations Officer of Love Foundation Club, Juana Boateng, Nana Kofi Appau and other young Ghanaians who are into charity.
The event is to serve as a kick-start for upcoming projects of the ‘We Can’ campaign. Few projects to follow up are the provision of educational materials for some rural area schools in Ghana, distribution of footwear to students living in deprived areas, granting of educational scholarships, among others.
“We Can” as the name of the foundation cum the campaign suggests the hope of these young Ghanaians both home and abroad who believe it is we ourselves that can help our motherland come out of her predicaments and afflictions. The ‘We Can’ campaign thus incites in all Ghanaians and Africans our individual roles in making this our world of fragile peace and broken promises, sicknesses, hunger, homelessness and streetism, poverty and death.
The launching will of the We Can Foundation at Lilies of the Field is to as part of the foundation’s mission put smile on the faces of the less privileged and afflicted. There will be donation of items ranging from assorted food items, academic materials, clothes and others. The event is supported greatly by Love Foundation Club. There is a heartfelt call to the general public to support the “We Can Campaign” through donations and volunteerism.
Written by Akakpo Elikem Kwabla
Like an eagle soaring high
My heart is flying high to have an encounter with you
But be not like passed years
Coming and going with the good, the bad and the ugly
Come with all good,
Give me joy
Bring me smiles
And be beautiful to me
2017 gave us a bit of everything good and bad
Doors were opened for people
Some couldn’t even find keys !!
Some did find the keys but didn’t know the doors !!
Loved ones were lost
And loved ones born !!
And lives repaired
You have to do well
You don’t need to please all
When we meet,
You gotta be friendly to the end !
You cannot please everyone
But just be good
And be faithful
Sweet scented as you seemed to be
I again say be good
For to your peaceful days my heart cries for
And your lonely days I wish not to meet
Get up to meet me in a way so juicy and simple
Make my face forever shine with a deep dimple
Dear 2018 please be good.
Words by Martha Benyinge and Akakpo Elikem.